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10/27/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Navy Day

“For in this modern world, the instruments of warfare are not solely
for waging war. Far more importantly, they are the means
for controlling peace. Naval officers must therefore understand
not only how to fight a war, but how to use the tremendous power
which they operate to sustain a world of liberty and justice,
without unleashing the powerful instruments of destruction
and chaos that they have at their command.”

- Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, CNO, Change of command address
at the U. S. Naval Academy, 01 August 1961
(19 Oct 1901 - 01 Jan 1996)

10 Dec 1996 - Northern Puerto Rican Operations Area: USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) 27 Aug 2004 - Naval Station, Norfolk, VA: A UH-3H Sea King helicopter flies over USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS George Washington (CVN 73), and USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

  
 Did you remember the significance of this day - which technically no longer exists?  That's right, it's Navy Day!

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iu8y2pvuRg - The Navy Hymn - 2008 Naval Academy Men's Glee Club

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnm-4kSLKdI - The Navy Hymn -  the Sea Chanters chorus of the U.S. Navy Band

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KCiMdR1ox0 - The Navy Hymn - beautiful double slide show with an international twist

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e51_JnHF-V8&NR=1&feature=fvwp - The Navy Hymn - Phil Coulter - also a two-part version with an interesting history of the hymn


HOMEWORK:

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navy_Day:

In the United States, the Navy League of the United States organized the first Navy Day in 1922, holding it on October 27 because it was the birthday of the Navy-supporting President Theodore Roosevelt. Although meeting with mixed reviews the first year, in 1923 over 50 major cities participated, and the United States Navy sent a number of its ships to various port cities for the occasion. The 1945 Navy Day was an especially large celebration, with President Harry S. Truman reviewing the fleet in New York Harbor.

In 1949, Louis A. Johnson, secretary of the newly-created Department of Defense, directed that the US Navy's participation occur on Armed Forces Day in May, although as a civilian organization the Navy League was not affected by this directive, and continued to organize Navy Day celebrations as before. In the 1970s, the "birthday" of the Continental Navy was found to be October 13, 1775, and so CNO Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt worked with the Navy League to define that as the new date of Navy Day.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND        Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND   Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA AND   Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of LA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

29 -     Ray Barnes ('65) of VA AND   Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA;

30 -   Virginia Gall (Feb. '48) of VA;

31 - Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA;

01 -   Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND   Colin Faison ('58) of VA;

02 -   John Clark ('57) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWII:

October 27, 1940 - French General Charles de Gaulle set up the Empire Defense Council.

October 27, 1944 - German forces captured Banská Bystrica during the Slovak National Uprising thus bringing it to an end.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Sunday, October 27, 1963 - Actress and model Marla Maples was born in Cohutta or Dalton, Georgia.


  From Doug Nelson ('64) of VA - 10/26/13 - "Whispering Grass":

Hi Carol,

Today I found myself standing in a field of tall brown, dry grass about 150 yards wide and 1/3 mile long surrounded by woods. The field is on the trail approaching Jones Pond at Caledon State Park in King George County, Virginia where I have been taking walks for the last 5 years. It is one of the more remote spots in the park, about 2-1/2 miles from the Visitors' Center. It was breezy today. I stood there for about 15 minutes with the sun shining in my face sort of "meditating", trying to get rid of the feeling of "impatient anxiety" I get when I start back on these long walks -- impatient to get back and have the walk over.

I listened to wind blowing through the grass, and the answering, whispering trees. I thought of this song. I remember hearing the song when I was a boy.

Doug Nelson, NNHS '64
Dahlgren, Virginia

   Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Doug! Isn't it amazing and comforting how music permeates every aspect of our lives?


       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 10/26/13 - "Renaissance hats":

http://www.bridgeywidgey.com/2012/03/princess-party-hat.html
 
   COOL BEANS! Thanks, Adrienne!
 
     As you know, I've wanted to make myself one of these ever since I was six years old. Of course, even then I was a purist, and I wanted it to be proportionately as tall as a dunce hat, but with no visible means of support. I still have never figured out how the Burgundians did it. I don't think they had bobby pins back then, I'm relatively certain they were not using thumb tacks, and the paintings show no chin straps. Did they simply have their long hair coiled to form a tight base within?? I don't know!

   Do YOU?!?

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

Marguerite de Flandre
 


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/26/13 - "Cute Halloween Jokes & More":

Have A Happy Halloween!
 
 
Baby ducks on a water slide
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Jokes

Water Pistols

My young son was overjoyed to receive a water pistol from his Grandma for his birthday. He rushed to the kitchen to fill it.

"Mother, you surprise me. Do you not remember how Timmy and I drove you crazy with those water pistols when we were kids?"

"Ohhhh yes, I remember, darling," she said with a huge smile on her face!

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The old farmer had a large pond in the back, fixed up nicely with picnic tables, a barbecue pit, horseshoe courts, and some apple and peach trees. The pond was properly shaped and fixed up for swimming when it was built.

One evening, the old guy decided to go down to the pond and look it over. He hadn't been there for a while. He grabbed a five gallon bucket to bring back some fruit.

As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny dipping in his pond. As he approached, he made the women aware of his presence.

At once, they all went to the deep end.

One of the women shouted to him, "We're not coming out until you leave."

The old man frowned, "I did not come down here to watch you young ladies swim naked, or to make you get out of the pond naked. Holding up the bucket, he said, "I'm here to feed the alligator."

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*-- Q and A Quickies --* (Daily Groaner)


Q: What kind of car does a ghost drive?

A: A Boo-ick.



Q: Why do witches fly around on broomsticks?

A: Because vacuum cleaners are too heavy!


Q: What do you call a fat vampire slayer?

A: Puffy!



Q: How does a girl vampire flirt?

A: She bats her eyes.


Q: What do you get when you cross Bambi with a ghost?

A: Bamboo.



Q: What do you call two witches who share a broom?

A: Broom mates.


Q: What happens when a ghost haunts a theatre?

A: The actors get stage fright.


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Hint 1:

To help make your shoes stay smelling fresh between wears, take an old pair of socks you no longer need, fill the toe of each with some baking sods, and tie them off to secure. Then just leave the 'sock sachets' inside your shoes overnight to absorb odors.


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Hint 2:

If your dryer seems to take longer to dry the clothes then it used to, remove the screen filter and scrub both sides with a soft brush in warm soapy water (an old toothbrush works well). Then rinse thoroughly and dry, before putting back in dryer. This will also help your heating element last longer. Repeat as necessary.

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Learning from failure

"You've failed many times, although you don't remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim. . . . Don't worry about failure. . . . Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."

-- Sherman Finesilver, US District Court Judge

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Almost all U.S. bats, and 70 percent of the bat species worldwide, feed almost exclusively on insects and are thus extremely beneficial. One bat can eat between 600 and 1,000 mosquitoes and other insect pests in just one hour.

Although they can't see color, bats can see better than we do at night. And, many bats can also "see" in the dark by using echolocation.

Bats are the only true flying mammals. Bats belong to the mammalian order Chiroptera, which means "hand-wing." The bones in a bat's wing are the same as those of the human arm and hand, but bat finger bones are greatly elongated and connected by a double membrane of skin to form the wing.

Most female bats produce only one offspring per year, although some species give birth to three or four babies at a time. The gestation period lasts only a few weeks.

Insect-eating bats may either capture flying insects in their mouths or scoop them into their tail or wing membranes. They then reach down and take the insect into their mouth. This results in the erratic flight most people are familiar with when they observe bats flying around in the late evening or around lights at night.

Several bat species hibernate in dense clusters on cave walls or ceilings. Clusters may consist of hundreds of bats per square foot. Most U.S. cave bats spend winter hibernating in caves (or mines) and move to trees or buildings during summer.

(www.infoplease.com)

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I Don't Regret A Mile

I've dreamed many dreams that never came true.
I've seen them vanish at dawn.
But I've realized enough of my dreams, thank God,
To make me want to dream on.

I've prayed many prayers, when no answers came,
Though I waited patient and long,
But answers came to enough of my prayers
To make me keep praying on.

I've trusted many a friend that failed
And left me to weep alone,
But I've found enough of my friends true blue
To make me keep trusting on.

I've sown many seeds that fell by the way
For the birds to feed upon,
But I have held enough golden sheaves in my hands
To make me keep sowing on.

I've drained the cup of disappointment and pain
And gone many days without song,
But I've sipped enough nectar from the roses of life
To make me want to live on.


~by Howard Goodman (gospel singer)~
Excerpt from his song
 

   Thanks, Shari!


     From Me ('65) of NC - 10/26/13 - "Stay Positive":

    
 
 


BONUS HALLOWEEN CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Halloween-Crochet/Trio-of-Halloween-Cozies/ml/1 - Trio of Halloween Cozies - "Choose any one of these adorable holiday crochet patterns to use this fall. The Trio of Halloween Cozies includes the cutest monsters and ghouls you've ever seen. Let the Jack-o-Lantern, Frankenstein, or Ghostie keep your coffee warm and your fingers protected as you hand out Halloween candy. They are all so cute, you won't be able to pick just one."

http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Amigurumi/Hello-Kitty-Witch# - Armina's Hello Kitty Witch - "For those of you who like Hello Kitty and all the products then you'll love this Hello Kitty crocheted witch. It's great to make for Halloween, just add it to your collection of decorations."

http://whiskersandwool.blogspot.com/2010/09/boo-coasters-free-pattern.html - Boo Coasters - "You can never have too many crocheted coasters, especially during the holidays. Make these festive Boo! Coasters to use during the Halloween season. This is one free crochet pattern that the whole family is sure to enjoy. They're great for parties, too."
 


BONUS NAVY RECIPES:  

From http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq54-1.htm: Traditional Navy Recipes:

Do you miss some of the traditional fare from the mess decks aboard ship? Here are recipes for a number of Navy dishes from 1958. Now, invite a lot of old shipmates or get out your scratchpad and calculator -- these recipes are geared toward 100 portions. 

1. Baking Powder Biscuits
2. Creamed Sliced Dried Beef - more fondly known by a somewhat different name..... 


3. Navy Bean Soup


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/25/13 - "Life Advice (#24 in a series of 28)":

  Very nice! Thank you, Shari!
 
 


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 09/25/13 - "Popular American Cities 100 Years Ago (#24 in a series of 28)":

  Great and interesting, Carol, to look at that time verses the cities of today......
 

POPULAR AMERICAN CITIES 100 YEARS AGO

These are really professional photographers who took these pictures... Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are and these are over a 100 years old. There aren't many old photos as good.

American Cities more than a Century ago

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne!

19__ - City Hall, New York City, NY
 


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/18/13 - "Reflective Moments" (#9 in a series of 16):
 
 
I  HOPE  YOU  ENJOYED  THESE  
 
REFLECTIVE  MOMENTS.
 

   Thanks, Ruthie - I did!

 
 


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/26/13:


Little Johnny wasn't very good at spelling. During an oral spelling exam, the teacher wrote the word "new" on the blackboard. "Now," she asked Johnny, "what word would we have if we placed a "K" in the front?"

After a moment's reflection, Johnny said, "Canoe?


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 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.

2. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/02/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


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

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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Eternal Father, Strong to Save - The U. S. Navy Hymn

- Original Words by the Rev. William Whiting, 1860
(1825 - 1878)

Music ("Melita") by John Bacchus Dykes, 1861
(10 Mar 1823 – 22 Jan 1876)

Eternal Father, Strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid'st the mighty Ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to thee,
for those in peril on the sea.

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
and calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee,
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.





"Eternal Father, Strong to Save - The U.S. Navy Hymn" midi courtesy of http://home.att.net/~shannon11415/july4th/navy.mid - 11/14/04

"Eternal Father, Strong to Save - The U.S. Navy Hymn" lyrics courtesy of http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq53-1.htm - 11/14/04

Official U.S. Navy Images courtesy of http://www.news.navy.mil
at the suggestion of Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64),
USNA ('69) of VA - 10/12/05
Thanks, Captain!

1 - 961210-N-0710M-001 (DECEMBER 10, 1996)--The U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)
steams in the Northern Puerto Rican Operations Area (NPOA) during carrier airwing qualifications.
U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Second Class Scott A. Moak. (RELEASED)

2 - 040827-N-4459K-002 Virginia Beach, Va. (Aug. 27, 2004) - A UH-3H Sea King helicopter assigned to the Search and Rescue
(SAR) unit at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., flies over the aircraft carriers moored at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.,
left to right, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS George Washington (CVN 73), and USS Enterprise (CVN 65). The SAR squadron,
which provides rescue services to both the military and civilian communities, (was) decommissioned on October 1st, 2004.
U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Anthony M. Koch (RELEASED)

Navy Flag Image used to create Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.4armedforces.com/product/0100_F2NS 
once again at the suggestion of Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64),
USNA ('69) of VA - 06/29/04
Thanks again, David! And those four gold bars are for you, Captain.

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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!

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!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

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