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10/09/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
Leif Erikson Day

“The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long
as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.”

- Julien Green
(06 Sept 1900 - 13 Aug 1998)

Statue of Leif Ericsson Entrance to the Main Building at Mariners' Museum
Statue of Leif Ericsson

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Did you remember what ELSE today is?



   Happy Birthday today to Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND   Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA AND   Marsha Leak Garrett ('63)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

11 - Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA AND   Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND     Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA;

12 - Ann Sears ('63)  AND   Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC;

13 - The United States Navy - 1775  AND Kenny Bransford ('63) AND  Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND  Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND      My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL;

14 -   Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND  Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND  My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of UT;

15 -  Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 09, 1940 - Battle of Britain – During a night-time air raid by the German Luftwaffe, St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, England was hit by a bomb.

October 09, 1942 - The Statute of Westminster 1931 formalised Australian autonomy.

October 09, 1942 - The last day of the October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces withdrew back across the Matanikau River after destroying most of the Imperial Japanese Army's 4th Infantry Regiment.

October 09, 1945 -
Parade in NYC for Fleet Admiral Nimitz and 13 USN/USMC Medal of Honor recipients


Monday, October 09, 1967 - A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara (b. Ernesto Guevara on 14 June 1928 in Rosario, Santa Fe province, Argentina) was executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.

Monday, October 09, 1967 - Tennis player Carling Bassett-Seguso was born Carling Kathrin Bassett in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Monday, October 09, 1967 - Wrestler Eddie Guerrero was born Eduardo Gory Guerrero in El Paso, Texas. On 13 Nov 2005 at the age of 38, he died in Minneapolis, Minnesota of acute heart failure due to underlying atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Monday, October 09, 1967 - Nobel Prize laureate Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (b. 19 June 1897 in London, England) died at home in London, England at the age of 70.

Monday, October 09, 1967 - Soldier and author André Maurois (b. Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog on 26 July 1885 in Elbeuf, Normandy, France) died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France at the age of  82.

Monday, October 09, 1967 - The developer of Pilates, Joseph Pilates, (b. Joseph Hubertus Pilates on 09 Dec 1883 in Mönchengladbach, Germany) died in New York City, New York at the age of 83.

“Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.”

 - Harry Emerson Fosdick
24 May 1878 - 05 Oct 1969)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/09/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 10/06/17: 

            Thanks, Domi!

I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.

- Henri Frederic Amiel
(27 Sept 1821 - 11 May 1881)

BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry, not theme related): - Jaime Maraia's Perfect Beret - "Crochet hat patterns are relatively simple to make. Plus, they're a great item to have in your closet because they are both functional and fashionable. This free crochet pattern is seriously The Perfect Beret you'll ever find. Add it to your crochet to-do list today if you're in the market for a new hat pattern to make for fall. Use worsted weight yarn and a G hook to complete this free crochet hat pattern."

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related): - Easy Chicken and Mushroom Casserole - "For a quick, simple, and delicious comfort food dinner that the whole family loves, you cant go wrong with an Easy Chicken and Mushroom Casserole! Its a one dish meal that pleases even the pickiest palates." - Black Forest Dump Cake - "Possibly the easiest of all cake recipes, dump cakes are the best! Just take a few ingredients, dump them into a pan, and bake. Voila! You have a tasty cake recipe with almost no effort at all. Now THAT is sweet!"

From - 10/08/17:

A man was standing in a line at a bank to withdraw cash. After an hour his turn came and he gave his bank details to the cashier. The cashier said, "I am sorry, sir. There's no cash."

Fuming with anger, the man rushed to the manager's room and yelled at him. "You are a big bank and you don't have cash? Close my account!" he demanded.

The manager pacified the man and rushed to the cashier. Minutes later he returned and the man asked, "Did you bring my cash or you are still running out of it?"

The manager replied, "Sir, we have enough cash. Unfortunately, your account does not."


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 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.

3. Thursday, November 09, 2017, 6:30 PM - Joyce Bulifant's book signing (My Four Hollywood Husbands), Barnes and Noble, 12170 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23602, 757-249-2488.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/10/17

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Drunken Sailor

Way, hay up she rises,
Way, hay, up she rises,
Way, hay, up she rises,
Earlye in the morning!

What will we do with the drunken sailor?
What will we do with the drunken sailor?
What will we do with the drunken sailor?
Earlye in the morning?

Put him in the scuppers with the hose pipe on him

Hoist him aboard with a running bowline

Put him in the brig until he's sober.

Make him turn to at shining bright work.

Other verses from
The Book of Navy Songs
(If the verse is the same I did not repeat it)

Put him in a boat and row him over

Hoist him up to the topsail yardarm

Make him clean out all the spit-kids

That's what you do with a drunken sailor
(The last line of this verse is followed
by "Amen")

"Drunken Sailor" lyrics and midi (transcribed by Mark Johnson) courtesy of - 10/12/03

Image of First Statue of Leif Erikson courtesy of - 10/09/08

Vintage Postcard depicting Leif Erikson Statue outside Mariners' Museum in personal collection of the Webmistress since 1954

Animated Ship Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/03/03

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03     

Hillsboro (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of - 09/20/13

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Maple Mountain High School (UT) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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