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“The greatest discoveries of science have always been those that forced us
to rethink our beliefs about the universe and our place in it.”

- Robert L. Park, in The New York Times, 7 December 1999
(b. 16 Jan 1931)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This holiday celebration repeats every year, but the date tends to wiggle around a lot.

 http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-11-04-NNHS-Columbus-Day.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-10-05-NNHS-Happy-Columbus-Day.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-09-06-NNHS-Happy-Columbus-Day.html 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-08-07-NNHS-Happy-Columbus-Day.html

   Today is also the 233rd Birthday of The United States Navy - 1775!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-13-05-NNHS-Happy-Birthday-USN.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-13-06-NNHS-231st-Birthday-USN.html


DOUBLE HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day 

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/columbus.htm

http://www.annieshomepage.com/columbusday.html 

http://www.columbusnavigation.com/ 

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/columbus1.html

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/oct12.html

http://wilstar.com/holidays/columbus.htm 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy

http://www.history.navy.mil/

http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq31-1.htm

http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/org11-2.htm

http://www.bluejacket.com/links.html

http://www.lonesailor.org/se_navy_bday.php

http://www.whc.net/rjones/USN/USN_team.html - AWESOME!


NEWS FLASH - COUNTDOWN - FOUR MORE DAYS!

The NNHS Class of 1963
will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008.

CALLING ALL FORMER NNHS STUDENTS 
We’re Going Back!!!! 

The NNHS Class of 1963 invites all former NNHS students and their guests to join them
at an upcoming class reunion event:
 

 

A 60’s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School Gym!!!

 

Names of all members in your party must be provided with payment. 

What:  A 60’s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School!!!
 
Where: Huntington Hall (former Newport News High School)
3100 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA
(Entry through right front door only)
 
When: Friday night, October 17, 2008   Time:  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:  $15 per person

 
TICKETS.  Capacity is Limited. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  Send check or money order payable to: Barbara Barnes, 4891 Parthenon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA  23462
Contact: barbaralbarnes@verizon.net or 495-2022. Include signed/dated release of liability form.
 
PARKING
Event parking in lot at 29th & 30th Street (Between Huntington Avenue/Warwick Boulevard)

SOCKS REQUIRED
Socks only, (no shoes of any kind or bare feet) will be permitted in the gymnasium.  

Soft drinks & snacks will be sold at the event. 
No alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises, (some things never change).

CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 09/21/08:
nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1963.html

REGISTRATION AND RELEASE FORM - ADDED 09/21/08:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-17-08-SOCK-HOP-registration.html


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND    Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND          My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to       Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND       My Youngest Granddaughter, Emeline Harty of OR!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

15 - Milton Nunnally ('66 / '67) of VA;

17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);
18 -
Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA AND   Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA;

19 -   Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;

20 -   John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html


PAGE HITS:

   Hit #78,000 was made on Sunday, October 12, 2008 sometime in the afternoon while I was at church.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/page-hits.html


STILL TO COME:

1. Unbelievable treasures from      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;

2. A plethora of new images from        Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - '72) of VA - still not done, but I am making progress!

   Thank you, Ladies!

3. About 30 images from the NNHS Tour with the Class of 1968 PLUS another 30 or so from Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of Us from
    
  Me ('65) of NC!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 10/11/08 - "You're Old As You Feel":

 
Live each day as if it is the last day of your life. 

Be thankful for every blessing.

  Thanks, Glenn!

 
 


From TIPS for Extraordinary Living! - http://www.philiphumbert.com - 10/12/08:

Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD

Reserves Make Life Easy

The recent turmoil in our financial markets has reminded many of us that in times of trouble, "cash is king." Many years ago, one of my mentors, Thomas Leonard, tried to teach me this using the phrase that, "Reserves make everything easy."

Thomas' focus was that even the most difficult things in life are "easy" if we are prepared. I've known two people who have attempted to climb Mt Everest and both say even that extreme challenge is straight-forward and "easily tackled" with good preparation.

The famous football coach, Vince Lombardi, used to say that it wasn't the "will to win" that created championship teams--everyone wants to win!--it was "the will to prepare to win" that made all the difference.

I'm convinced that both Thomas Leonard and Vince Lombardi knew what they were talking about. Thomas preferred the term "reserves." I suspect partly that was because he liked being distinctive and "having reserves" resonates differently than copying the Boy Scout motto, "Be prepared." But both are sound advice.

Thomas talked about having "reserves" in every area of life. I still laugh when I think of him lecturing me on having extra boxes of tissue in the house and insisting I change the oil in my car before it was due. Obviously, he didn't care about tissue or oil changes. His point was that life gets very, very hard (stressful, chaotic, hurried) when we feel squeezed by circumstances. Never do anything at the last minute! Allow time. Schedule in advance. Maintain plenty of "reserve."

Life will inevitably throw problems our way. This week my wireless router quit and our network died. By connecting my computer directly to the modem I could continue working, but far more helpful was my long-standing relationship with our "computer guy." One phone call and on Thursday we were back in business. A problem? Sure. Annoying? Of course. But easily handled and life goes on. That's what Thomas wanted me to "get" about reserves.

Here are a few areas where I recommend you maintain extra reserves:

1. Personal finances. Whether it's $50 in your wallet or a family savings account for the emergencies that will eventually happen (car repairs, unscheduled travel), maintain some "extra." Many people use credit cards for these unplanned expenses, but I prefer knowing cash is on my side.

2. Daily Schedule. Most of us live hectic lives and the thought of "extra time" seems "impossible." But it's not impossible. Schedule time for yourself. Schedule time to meditate, take a walk or a bath, read a book or write in your journal. If unplanned events demand extra time you have it, but most days you get a nice "treat" just for you!

3. Everyday consumables. Reduce the "hassle factor" in life! From extra food in the cupboard to toilet paper in the closet or a stash of office supplies, make sure you never "have to" run an unscheduled errand. Plan ahead. Buy in bulk. You don't need a garage full of stuff, but interrupting your day to chase one or two items is incredibly expensive! Don't do it. Maintain reserves.

4. Personal relationships. Relationships require maintenance. Put some "extra" into your friendships. Extra time. Extra thought. When appropriate send cards, notes, flowers, or have a cup of coffee, go for a walk, watch a movie, play tennis. Quality relationships don't just happen. They must be built. Maintain generous, loving reserves in your most important relationships.

We seem to be entering tough economic times. So prepare. Take care of yourself. The temptation is to run faster and work harder, but don't fall into that trap! In tough times you want to be sharp, alert and quick. Stay focused. Keep your edge. Maintain your reserves! It makes life easier and gives you the resources to seize opportunity when it comes your way.


    From Buster Vest ('63) of VA - 10/12/08 - "Amazing Brain Teaser - Enjoy":

I know there must be a very logical answer to this, but so far I can't figure it out. Can you?? This came to me from a guy who has two masters and one doctorate degree and was a former instructor at the Naval Academy and he couldn't figure out how it was done. THIS IS GREAT, TRY IT!!!!!

Can you figure out how this works?

1) Go to the link below. After reading each window, click on the boy in the lower right corner of the picture.

2) In the last window type in your answer in the white box using the Keyboard (there is NO cursor).

3) Watch the paper in the boy's hand. You will be amazed. And no, I don't know how it's done.

Click here:

http://www.digicc.com/fido/ 

   WOWZERONI!!! No, I certainly don't know how that's done; my lack of math skills is legendary! Thanks, Buster - see ya soon!


From www.RealAge.com - 10/12/08 - "Olive Oil for a Flat Belly":

Olive Oil for a Flat Belly

That bagel? It could go right to your gut. Literally. But a bit of olive oil each day may help keep your middle little.

That's what researchers are saying after testing two diets -- one high in carbs and the other based on healthy fats from olive oil. The "fat" diet kept bellies flatter.

Why Belly Fat Is So Bad
Besides making you sad when you zip up your pants, excessive abdominal fat increases your risk for high blood sugar and many other health problems. But in a recent study of overweight people, a Mediterranean-style diet -- where approximately 30 percent to 40 percent of the calories came from unsaturated fats, like those in olive oil -- seemed to help prevent tummy-expanding over time. Another bonus: The fat-focused diet helped people maintain better insulin sensitivity, too. Not so with the high-carb diet, which seemed to encourage body fat to relocate to people’s bellies. (Read this to find out how much Mediterranean eating it takes to reduce heart disease.)

Weight Loss Arithmetic
Keep in mind that extra olive oil isn't going to help you trim your middle. It could just help keep your pants from getting tighter. For serious waist whittling, you'll need two must-do's: a healthy diet and extra exercise. Try the YOU Docs' plan for making this 1+1 waist loss equation work for you.

Did You Know?
Some fats make you hungrier. Get the scoop here on which ones can leave you wanting.

RealAge Benefit: Eating only healthful fat can make your RealAge 3.4 years younger.

References


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/12/08 - "Funny, funny joke!!":

A farmer had five female pigs. Times were hard, so he decided to take them to the county fair and sell them.

At the fair, he met another farmer who owned five male pigs. After talking a bit, they decided to mate the pigs and split everything 50/50.

The farmers lived sixty miles apart. So they agreed to drive thirty miles each, and find a field in which to let the pigs mate. The first morning, the farmer with the female pigs got up at 5 A.M., loaded the pigs into the family station wagon, which was the only vehicle he had, and drove the thirty miles.

While the pigs were mating, he asked the other farmer, 'How will I know if they are pregnant?'

The other farmer replied, 'If they're lying in the grass in the morning, they're pregnant If they're in the mud, they're not.'

The next morning the pigs were rolling in the mud. So he hosed them off, loaded them into the family station wagon again and proceeded to try again. This continued each morning for more than a week.

The next morning he was too tired to get out of bed. He called to his wife, 'Honey, please look outside and tell me whether the pigs are in the mud or in the grass.'

'Neither,' yelled his wife, 'they're in the station wagon and one of them is honking the horn.'
 

   Thanks, Joyce!


      From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 09/25/08 - "He's Back.. ENJOY! (#12 in a Series of 26):

  Carol ... more pics for the newsletter. Amazing artwork!

Tom

   Thanks, Babe! These are amazing!

 
 


PRAYER ROLL:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/11/08
NNHS BLOG:
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 10/08/08

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1963.html

     1. Friday, October 17, 2008, 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Reunion Registration - Omni Hotel Lobby - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 AND GUESTS

     2. Friday, October 17, 2008, 7:00 - 10:00 PM - A 60s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School Gym! - $15.00 per person - ALL PRE-REGISTERED TYPHOONS

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-17-08-SOCK-HOP-registration.html

     3. Saturday, October 18, 2008, 10:00 AM - Noon - A Tour of the Old NNHS (now Huntington Hall) - ALL TYPHOONS

     4. Saturday, October 18, 2008, 6:30 PM - Midnight - Omni - Dinner, Program, Dancing with a Live 60s Band, and a Few Surprises - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 AND GUESTS

     5. Sunday, October 19, 2008, 8:00AM - Noon - Farewell Continental Breakfast - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 AND GUESTS

"Reunion Hospitality Suite All Weekend!"


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

                                  Love to all, Carol

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910-488-9408
     
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Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean

The version that was written in 1843 (T. Becket, D. Shaw; © 1999 AmeriMusic, Inc.)
was extremely popular during the Lincoln years, and was usually included among the
patriotic songs played by the Marine Band for the President's ceremonial gatherings.
But the song was apparently a rewrite of a very well known British tune entitled
"Red, White, and Blue" that was composed and written by Thomas A'Becket in 1750.


O, Columbia! the gem of the ocean,
The home of the brave and the free,
The shrine if each patriot's devotion,
A world offers homage to thee.
Thy mandates make heroes assemble
When Liberty's form stands in view;
Thy banners make tyranny tremble

When borne by the Red, White and Blue!
When borne by the Red, White and Blue!
When borne by the Red, White and Blue!
Thy banners make tyranny tremble
When borne by the Red, White and Blue!

The wine cup, the wine cup bring hither,
And fill you it true to the brim!
May the wreaths they have won never wither,
Nor the star of their glory grow dim!
May the service united ne'er sever,
But they to their colors prove true!

The Army and Navy forever,
Three cheers for the red, white and blue,
Three cheers for the red, white and blue,
Three cheers for the red, white and blue,
The Army and Navy forever,
Three cheers for the red, white and blue.


Well, "Columbia" in this case is the USA, but the tune is familiar and the key name is there, so ........

"Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean" midi courtesy of http://rosemck1.tripod.com/jukebox-patriotic.html
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean" lyrics and history courtesy of http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/columbiagem.htm
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Columbus Day Logo courtesy of http://www.theholidayzone.com/columbus/poem3.html - 10/05/07

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Icon’s Decorative Bar #14 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.iconbazaar.com/bars/decorative/index.html - 10/06/07

Animated Dancing Girl clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars36.html - 10/11/08

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!
!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06

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