- NNHS Newsletter -
“For in this modern world, the instruments
of warfare are not solely
|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
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!
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":
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
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":
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
|Marguerite de Flandre|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/26/13 - "Cute Halloween Jokes & More":
From Me ('65) of NC - 10/26/13 - "Stay Positive":
BONUS HALLOWEEN CROCHET PATTERNS:
- 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."
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.
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)":
interesting, Carol, to look at that time verses the cities
POPULAR AMERICAN CITIES 100 YEARS AGO
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):
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.
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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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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
at the suggestion of Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64), USNA ('69) of VA - 10/12/05
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
(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
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.
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
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