Many Happy Returns, One and All!
|September 26, 1944 -
Operation Market Garden failed when thousands of British and Polish
troops were killed in an attempt to seize bridges in the Dutch town of
September 26, 1944 - On the
central front of the
Gothic Line Brazilian troops controlled the Serchio valley region
after ten days of fighting.
|September 27, 1939 - After 19 days of resistance,
Warsaw, Poland, surrendered to the Germans after being invaded by the
Nazis and the Soviet Union during World War II.
September 27, 1940 - The
Tripartite Pact (a.k.a. The Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis) was signed in
September 27, 1941 - The
SS Patrick Henry was launched, becoming the first of more than
September 27, 1942 - Last day of the September
Matanikau action on
United States Marine Corps troops barely escaped after being
Japanese forces near the
September 27, 1944 -
Kassel Mission resulted in the largest loss by a
USAAF group on any mission in
World War II.
|Wednesday, September 26, 1962 - Author
Mark Haddon was born in
Wednesday, September 26, 1962 -
Melissa Sue Anderson was born in
Wednesday, September 26, 1962 - Con artist
Peter Foster was born Peter Clarence Foster in
Wednesday, September 26, 1962 - Dancer, choreographer and
Lawrence Leritz was born in
Wednesday, September 26, 1962 - Guitarist
Al Pitrelli (Megadeth)
was born in
COMPLETED ON 09/25/12:
|1. 08/16/12 -
Billie Leggett - Class of 1952 - Husband of Dot Collins Leggett ('52) of VA and
Judy Leggett Elliott, Queen of the Senior Class of 1956, of VA
COMPLETED ON 09/26/12:
Old Style Newsletter
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 09/23/12:
I'm so glad your (kidney) stones are gone. I prayed and
prayed about it and was in such sorrow you were in so much
I've been doing my family tree these last two years... I am
amazed at MY family. So many important people, going back to
1619 Isle of Wight! So proud-finally- of who I am.
Now I make boxes of all types for the family with a little
piece of history on it. I use scrabble tiles. So cool.
Linda May '66
Thank you so much, Linda
I myself am quite glad those
kidney stones passed through! April was NOT a fun month! You
know what an utter wuss I am, and Major Pain and I do not
get along well. I passed out with the first round, and the
second round I quite literally thought was going to kill me.
I didn't know I could endure that much physical pain,
really. Maybe I'm not such a wuss after all!
I'm so glad you're
enjoying working on your family history. Few options in life
are so rewarding as that!
From Mickey ('54) and
Carol Moell ('56) Marcella of VA -
09/25/12, 4:46 PM:
Thank you for letting us know when you have sent
Newsletter. I don't know if others have
problems getting these on
Google or opening them as I have, but I
noticed it is just not as reliable for me as
they were on the Internet. We are all very
thankful that you take the time to do this for
us and wish it were as dependable for me as it
was prior to Google. I just wonder if I am the
only one who has mentioned this.
Thank you again, Carol.
Carol and Mickey Marcella
Sweetie-Pies - thanks for letting me know!
Yes, I've heard from
several who voiced the same concern you did, so I'll
continue to run the announcements. On the other hand, not 20
hours before your note arrived, I heard from some others asking me
to remove their names from the mailings, as Googling the
site as I suggested was an
easier option for them, and didn't clog their inboxes.
What is more
puzzling to me is a very large percentage of people from
whom I used to hear quite regularly back before The Troubles
began who never write me at all now. I don't know if they're
still not getting my notes and don't know we're up and
running again, or if they're sick, or if I've offended them,
or if they just don't want to be bothered anymore.
" 'Tis a puzzlement!"
('67) of TN -
09/25/12, 12:50 AM - "Legislation Seeks To Lower Online Radio Royalty Rates":
Legislation Seeks To Lower Online Radio Royalty Rates
A bill introduced to Congress Friday (9/21) is designed
to put streaming radio royalty rates in line with satellite
radio royalty rates. Under the Internet Radio Fairness
Act, a panel of federal judges would set rates, which
would likely lead to lower rates for Pandora, iHeartRadio,
Slacker and similar non-interactive online radio services.
Under current circumstances, a high percentage of company
income goes to pay artist and songwriter royalties. These
royalty rates are based on individual song plays, and though
they are fractions of a cent, can add up very quickly to
large sums. In Pandora’s case, the artists’ share alone cost
the service half of last year’s revenue,
according to CEO Tim Westergren.
By comparison, SiriusXM pays about 8 percent of its
revenue for artist performance royalties.
Terrestrial radio stations only pay songwriters and
publishers, not artists. The recent exception to this rule
is the deals made by Big Machine Label Group with
terrestrial radio broadcasters Clear Channel and Entercom.
The model has BMLG and its artists being paid terrestrial
performance royalties in exchange for a lower rate for
digital performance royalties, which will distribute the
royalty cost more evenly between both kinds of radio.
The Internet Radio Fairness Act was introduced in the
House by Jason Chaffetz (Rep.-Utah), and Jared
Polis (Dem.- Col.), and in the Senate by Ron Wyden
Thanks for passing this
information along to us,Terry!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/25/12, 2:08 PM:
*-- I Raise Sea Cows --*
There was a man in Florida who raised "sea cows" or manatees. He soon
had so many of them that he stopped giving them names and just assigned
them letters of the alphabet. A, B, C, etc. He let them all swim free in
the lagoon beside his house. Except for "U", which he kept in a special
I guess he was afraid of losing his "u" manatee.
*-- The Name Game --*
In an age when everyone seems to be playing the name game of glorifying
job titles, the man in charge of the meat department at a grocery store
in Wisconsin deserves a round of applause.
On his weekly time card he describes his position as: Meat Head.
Hint 1: Don't let those doggie bags get you sick.
A recent survey found that nearly one in four people get sick after
eating restaurant left-overs. To stay safe simply refrigerate take home
foods within two hours of your meal and eat them within three days -
always reheating to piping hot.
Hint 2: Tired of scrubbing your bathroom? Plant-filled bathrooms contain
up to 60% less mold, mildew and bacteria than bathrooms without plants
reveals a recent study.
TOP CHOICE: The peace lily
The over-sized leaves soak up microscopic mold spores and carry them
down their roots, where they're used for food. Fewer spores landing on
your curtains and tiles means less cleaning for you. Peace lilies also
absorb chemical vapors from common bathroom products.
On The Mountain
My wife asked me to pick up a prescription at the store for her tonight.
She has a cough and we are getting ready to go on a vacation for four
days. I left work after seven and headed to the store.
It was crowded at the pharmacy counter. Both pharmacists looked harried
and tired after a long day and each customer in the makeshift line
didn't look any fresher. I stood there about five minutes in a line that
really was no line at all.
My wife's prescription had been called in but most of the folk waiting
in line had their prescriptions called in. There is nothing to try your
patience like waiting in a seemingly slow moving line.
I started smiling.
Why? I can't exactly answer that. I just did.
I started thinking.
First of all, I wasn't sick. Not that I was gloating or being
condescending, I just realized that every person getting medicine was
more than likely sick with something. It was a blessing just to be well.
Secondly, I wasn't in a hurry. How many times do we hurry up and wait?
We rush rush rush when we really don't need to. If a person in front of
us takes more than three seconds to go when the light turns green, we
get upset. We rush home to relax and have to spend an hour trying to
unwind from the rushing that saved us two minutes.
Well, I just relaxed while standing in line.
So I smiled.
Third, I felt the mountaintop.
I realized all over again (each situation in life grants you the
opportunity) that the mountaintop is really not a physical place, it is
a state of mind. When Martin Luther King Jr. said, "I've been to the
mountaintop," he wasn't talking about an actual mountain. He was in the
midst of struggle and rocks and hate mail and jail. He was talking about
a state of mind.
He could stand on the mountain even in the midst of struggle.
He could stand on the mountain even with rocks thrown at him.
He could stand on the mountain with venomous calls and hate mail daily.
He could even stand on the mountain - sitting in jail.
So I smiled.
My smile got so big and obvious that the lady behind the counter
beckoned to me and said, "what's the name?"
"Bronner" I replied.
She immediately went and got the
prescription even though everyone else was there before me. She then
brought the lady's prescription IN FRONT of me.
The lady in front of me turned to me and said, "being around you must
have brought me favor." She recognized that she had been there for a
long time before I got there and still had not been able to get her
prescription and suddenly both of us had our prescriptions ahead of the
crowd. I knew she had been there a long time because I had heard her
mumbling angrily in line. She sensed something out of the ordinary had
I tell you this to remind you that life will always present to you the
opportunity for the mountain or the valley. Always understand that among
animals and man far more live in the valley than on the mountain and you
do have a choice, even if you feel you are sitting in jail.
And there really may be someone throwing rocks at you.
It wasn't so much that the pharmacist saw me smiling or recognized me.
She saw me standing in a place where the crowd wasn't. She saw the
Even if they are throwing rocks, remember, the higher you are on the
mountain, the harder it is to get hit.
Now just close your eyes and feel the cool fresh wind of the mountain.
And don't forget to smile.
~A MountainWings Original~
Thank you so much, Shari!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of
NC - 09/26/12 - "A Factory Like You Have Never Encountered Before":
|Want to see why the Germans have a
positive trade balance, in spite of paying workers some of
the highest wages in the world?
Watch this: It is truly incredible...click on the link
below. Turn up sound.
That is so awesome! Thanks,
Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potato Soup
- "Traditional rich and creamy potato soup just got a makeover with
this awesome recipe for Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potato Soup. This
satisfying soup recipe has everything you love about "loaded" baked
potatoes, but in the form of a warm and comforting soup. When the
weather gets cool, there's nothing quite like curling up with a big
bowl of hearty potato soup, so be sure to save this dish to your
list of easy soup recipes. You're going to love it!"
Country Cider Pot Roast
"When my family thinks of Fall we think of apple picking, the leaves
changing, sweaters and Mom's Country Cider Pot Roast. Simmered in apple cider
this sweet roast is a seasonal must. This is not your average beef roast recipe
and is worth a try."
Lazy Man's Pot Roast
- "For a hearty meal that doesn't require a ton of time in the kitchen, turn to
this easy recipe for Lazy Man's Pot Roast. With the help of your slow cooker,
you can make a flavorful meal for the whole family and you'll barely have to
lift a finger. Like all of our favorite easy slow cooker recipes, this pot roast
recipe allows you to go about your day while your dinner basically cooks itself.
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/17/12, 6:59 AM - "Pay It Forward (#8 in a Series of 12)":
Always trusting in Jesus my Lord,
One of the pictures reminded me of a very dear friend
who is so utterly faithful to her son.
Thanks, Bill - this must be the one!
A man went to the
doctor complaining of insomnia. The doctor gave him an exam and found
nothing physically wrong with him.
“Listen,” the doctor
said, “if you ever expect to cure your insomnia, you need to stop taking
your troubles to bed with you.”
“It’s true,” said the patient, “but my wife refuses to sleep alone.”
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2012 - Class of 1967 - 45-Year
Reunion. CONTACT: Marty Whitmore McCoy at
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch
gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on
Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The
luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that
year, go visit with them.
3. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion
- Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at
4. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 9,10, and 11, 2012 - Class of
1957 - 55-Year Reunion - Marriott Hotel in Town Center, Newport News. CONTACT:
Pat Beck Letzinger at Pabletz@aol.com
5. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on
the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James
River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few
years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details,
call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
Y'all take care of each other!
TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE:
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
1. Visit the main page (http://www.nnhs65.com), scroll
halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Go to www.PayPal.com, log in,
select "Send Money (Services) to
Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Son of a Son of a Sailor
Words and Music
(b. 25 Dec 1946)
“I saw a picture of my grandfather after he had come back from a trip to Nova
Scotia. He was born there but left when he was a young man
and didn’t return until he was 84. He was standing on dock staring at an old
sailing schooner, and the look on his face told the story of where he
had come from and where he had been. I have always been very proud of my
heritage as a sailor and wrote this for the men who taught me the skills.”
As the son of a son of a sailor
I went out on the sea for adventure
Expanding the view of the captain and crew
Like a man just released from indenture
As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man
I have chalked up many a mile
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks
And I’ve learned much from both of their styles
Son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor
Son of a gun load the last ton
One step ahead of the jailer
Now away in the near future, southeast of disorder
You can shake the hand of the mango man
As he greets you at the border
And the lady she hails from Trinidad
Island of the spices
Salt for your meat and cinnamon sweet
And the rum is for all your good vices
Haul the sheet in as we ride on the wind that our
Forefathers harnessed before us
Hear the bells ring as the tide rigging sings
It’s a son of a gun of a chorus
Where it all ends I can’t fathom, my friends
If I knew, I might toss out my anchor
So I’ll cruise along always searchin’ for songs
Not a lawyer, a thief or a banker
But a son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor
Son of a gun, load the last ton
One step ahead of the jailer
I’m just a son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor
The sea’s in my veins, my tradition remains
I’m just glad I don’t live in a trailer
"Son of a Son of a Sailor" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/09
Sailor" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/09
Thanks again, Dave!
Maritime Day Image courtesy of http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/world-maritime-day - 09/22/11
Animated Anchor clip art
used to form Divider Lines courtesy of
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of
http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Flag clip
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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