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10/27/14 - 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 - - The Navy Hymn - 2008 Naval Academy Men's Glee Club

BONUS #2 - - The Navy Hymn -  the Sea Chanters chorus of the U.S. Navy Band

BONUS #3 - - The Navy Hymn - beautiful double slide show with an international twist

BONUS #4 - - 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.


   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!


October 27, 1914 - The British lost their first battleship of World War I: The British super-dreadnought battleship HMS Audacious (23,400 tons), was sunk off Tory Island, north-west of Ireland, by a minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser Berlin. The loss was kept an official secret in Britain until November 14 1918. The sinking was witnessed and photographed by passengers on RMS Olympic sister ship of RMS Titanic.


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.


Tuesday, October 27, 1964 - Ronald Reagan delivered a speech on behalf of Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launched his political career and came to be known as "A Time for Choosing".

Tuesday, October 27, 1964 - Cricketer and sportscaster Mark Taylor was born Mark Anthony Taylor in Leeton, New South Wales, Australia.

Tuesday, October 27, 1964 - Footballer Ian Wells was born Ian Michael Wells in Wolverhampton, England. He died on 19 Jan 2013 at the age of 48.

         From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/21/14 - "NNHS 64/50 Reunion Photos":


You can see a ton of photos of our reunion on Snapfish...

   Thanks, David! I'll try to snag a few each day!
"John Lennon" and
Jean Poole Burton
Jean Poole Burton and
Linda Lane Lane
Ellen and David Block, and
Stuart Nachman ('63)
Rick Cristol and
David Rosenwasser
Betty Sue Lanier Rough
and Bob Rough

      From Buster Vest ('63) of VA - 10/26/14 - "Smoke Detector Warning (Heinke)": has photoelectric smoke detectors starting as low as $12.39.

The video refers to death of the children from smoke inhalation. This is really misleading. These deaths are from the toxic fumes given off from burning stuff like small amounts of plastic. Death can result in 90 seconds from a small fire in a plastic waste basket. The bit about "smoke inhalation" is something that needs to be changed to "toxic fumes" in a reeducation effort. Death by smoke inhalation is something you get from cigarettes, and it takes years.

You would do well to examine your smoke detectors to make sure that you have a proper warning in case of noxious fumes such as smoke that could be devastating to you and your family.

Smoke Detectors - Extremely important warning!

Something I wasn't aware of and apparently some fire fighters weren't either.

This video is worth watching to learn.

   YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Thank you for this valuable alert, Buster! This is heartbreaking to watch!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 10/26/14 - "This will rip your heart out..... must see...":

- On the Road: Ohio boy pays it forward with found fortune
     Thank you so much, Dearest Judy!  

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 10/26/14 - "What a wonderful world!!":

Stunning BBC commercial
It was actually a commercial for the BBC.

   Thank you so much, Haul Party! This is - well, wonderful!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/26/14 - "An OMGosh Medical Mishap and a serious warning about farm and petting zoos":


A teenager who had just received her learner's permit offered to drive her parents to church. After a hair-raising ride, they finally reached their destination.

The mother got out of the car and said, "Thank you!"

"Anytime," her daughter replied.

As the woman slammed the door, she said, "I wasn't talking to you. I was talking to God."


There was a university in New England where the students operated a "bank" of term papers and other assignments. There were papers to suit all needs and as it would look odd if an undistinguished student suddenly handed in a brilliant essay, there were papers for an A grade, B grade and C grade.

A student who had spent the weekend on pursuits other than his assignment, went to the "bank" and as his course was a standard one he took out a paper for an inconspicuous C, retyped it and handed the work in.

In due course he received it back with the professor's comments "I wrote this paper myself twenty years ago. I always thought it should have had an A, and now I am glad to give it one!"


Daily Groaner

*-- Q and A Quickies --*

Q: What is a mummy's favorite kind of music?

A: Rap!

Q: Why don't mummies take vacations?

A: They're afraid they'll relax and unwind.

Q: What do you get when you cross a teacher and a vampire?

A: Lots of blood tests!

Q: What does a wolf say on Halloween?

A: "Happy HOWLoween!"

Q: Why doesn't a witch wear a flat hat?

A: Because there's no point in it!

Q: What's a vampire's favorite part of the guitar?

A: The neck.


Bizarre News....

*-- Lawsuit: Man awoke from surgery in pink panties --*

DOVER, Del. (UPI) - A Delaware man's lawsuit alleges he awoke from anesthesia after a colonoscopy procedure to find he had been dressed in a pair of pink panties. The New Castle County Superior Court lawsuit, filed by attorney Gary Nitsche on behalf of Andrew Walls, 32, said Walls was employed by the Delaware Surgery Center in Dover when he underwent a colonoscopy procedure at the facility in 2012. Nitsche said his client was put under anesthesia during the procedure and he awoke after surgery to find someone had dressed him in pink women's underwear. "When the plaintiff initially presented for his colonoscopy he had not been wearing pink women's underwear and at no time did the plaintiff voluntarily, knowingly or intentionally place the pink women's underwear upon himself," the lawsuit states. Jennifer Anderson, director of the Delaware Surgery Center, declined to comment Wednesday. "We just found out about this yesterday afternoon," she told the News Journal. The lawsuit, which also names the Eden Hill Surgical Group of Dover, alleges Walls suffered "severe emotional stress," and Nitsche wrote his client is seeking compensation for mental anguish, lost wages and loss of earning capacity.

*-- Alleged drunk driver thought jail was a bar --*

PAW PAW, Mich. (UPI) - Police in Michigan said an alleged drunk driver pulled into the county jail parking lot and thought she had arrived at another bar. The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office said the 39-year-old Hartford woman, whose name was not released, pulled into the county jail parking lot just after 2 a.m. Sunday and was seen trying to convince her boyfriend to get back into her vehicle. Deputies said the woman smelled heavily of alcohol and a breathalyzer test indicated her blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit of .08. Police said the woman admitted to investigators she had been out drinking at a bar and she had believed the parking lot was for another bar. The sheriff's office said the woman is expected to face drunken driving related charges.

*-- Man apologizes for double 'wet Willy' on policeman --*

MANKATO, Minn. (UPI) - A U.S. Airman on leave in Minnesota said he was "sorely mistaken" when he "thought it would be incredibly funny to give a police officer a wet Willy." Riley Louis Swearingen, 24, of Goldsboro, N.C., pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disruptive intoxication charge Monday in connection with a Saturday incident involving the defendant, two moistened fingers and both of a Mankato police sergeant's ears. District Judge Kurt Johnson heard Swearingen, who is visiting Minnesota while on leave from the Air Force, as boarding the "drunk bus" after the downtown bars closed early Saturday, when he decided to carry out a "wet Willy" prank when he spotted a uniformed police sergeant. Swearingen licked a finger on each hand and then inserted them into both of the sergeant's ears, the court heard. Cmdr. Jeremy Clifton said Swearingen was immediately arrested. A charge of assaulting a police officer with bodily fluids was dropped in exchange for Swearingen's guilty plea. "I thought it would be incredibly funny to give a police officer a wet Willy, to which I was sorely mistaken," Swearingen told Johnson. "I'm incredibly sorry for what I did. I never thought I would be going to jail for the weekend." Swearingen was sentenced to the three days he had already spent in jail and ordered to pay $77 in court costs.


Did U Know?

The abbreviation for pound, lb., comes from the astrological sign Libra.

An erythrophobe is someone who blushes easily.

The handle of a bucket or a kettle is called the bail.

A gnomon is the thing that casts a shadow on a sundial.

Illegible handwriting is known as griffonage.

Mediterranean means "middle of the world." That's what people used to think it was.


Wisdom Tip


Risk of E. Coli is in more than your food. Uncooked hamburgers are not the only source of the potentially lethal e.coli bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that petting zoos, farms, country fairs, and other sites that allow human contact with farm animals are a factor in the spread of the germ. Farm animals that can carry the bacteria include goats, cows, and chickens. Those at highest risk are children, the elderly and pregnant women. To reduce the chance of transmission, the CDC recommends:

Avoid hand-to-mouth activities; such as eating, drinking, smoking, chewing fingernails, or sucking on pacifiers when around petting farm animals or when near their pens or fences.

Make sure to wash hands immediately after exposure to farm animals.


Random Facts

(Warning --Some pretty gross information towards the end, if you like to eat at "Mickey D's." )

McDonald's Random Facts

McDonald's was founded in California in 1940 by the McDonald brothers as a BBQ restaurant.

The original McDonald's had a hickory pit and served barbecued beef, ham, and pork along with chili, tamales, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

They rebranded the concept in 1948, focusing on burgers, shakes, potato chips, and pie, and later sold the franchise to Ray Kroc.

Kroc opened his first McDonald's in Des Plaines, Illinois on April 15, 1955.

Today there are over 35,000 McDonald's restaurants in 119 countries.

The smallest McDonald's restaurant is only 492 square feet. It is in Tokyo, Japan.

The largest McDonald's restaurant is over 28,000 square feet and is located in Beijing.

McDonald's sells unique menus items in every country. For example: banana pie, chicken porridge, the McLobster roll, and the McRice Burger. In Germany, McDonald's even sells beer.

The eggs at McDonald's are really a mixture that includes eggs and an 'egg blend,' which includes a solvent found in soap and shaving cream. It also includes dimethylpolysiloxane, a silicone that can also be found in Silly Putty, and calcium silicate, a sealant used on roofs and concrete.

The McRib is a product of 'restructured meat product' - or a mixture of tripe, heart, and scalded stomach - which is then mixed with salt and water to extract proteins from the muscle. The proteins bind all the pork trimmings together so that it can be reshaped into a fake slab of ribs.


Bad News

The email simply had "Bad News" in the subject.

The first paragraph read:

Sorry to be the bearer of "Bad News", you see the bad news is that this is the last time that I will be writing to you about this low-cost, simple online marketing system, that actually produces money for its marketers.

In other words, the BAD NEWS is that I was no longer going to receive spam from this email. Yeah right!

Sometimes, what appears to be bad news really isn't bad news at all. In the long run, it's going to be good for us although it may have a subject that may shout it's negative effects.

Bad news isn't necessarily bad and good news isn't necessarily good. What is necessary is your attitude about whatever news that come your way.

If you have a good attitude about whatever news your get, then that's good news.

~A MountainWings Original~

~From Alicia, U.S.

      Thanks, Shari!

    From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA -
  THAT IT IS! Thanks, Catherine!

From My Friend, Hank, of KY - 10/26/14 - "The Chemistry of Honey":

  Honey is cool.

   TRULY! Thanks, Hank!


BONUS HALLOWEEN CROCHET PATTERNS: - 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."


From 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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/23/14 - "A little food for the soul (#26 in a series of 28)":
  INDEED! Thank you, Joan!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 10/03/14 - "Have a nice day (#3 in a series of 18)":
Six Truths in Life
1. You cannot stick your tongue out and look up at the ceiling at the same time, a physical impossibility.
2. All idiots, after reading #1 will try it.
3. And discover #1 is a lie.
4. You are smiling now because you are an idiot.
5. You soon will forward this to another idiot.
6. There is still a stupid smile on your face.
I sincerely apologize about this but I'm an idiot and I needed company... Have a bright sunny day!

    GIGGLES! Thanks, Wayne!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/23/14 - "Great Ideas! (#3 in a series of 7)":

  Very nice! Thank you, Shari!


From - 10/26/14:


We will no longer accept a doctor statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.


Operations are now banned. As long as you are an employee here, you need all your organs. You should not consider removing anything. We hired you intact. To have something removed constitutes a breach of employment.


Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturday and Sunday.


All employees will take their vacation at the same time every year. The vacation days are as follows: Jan. 1, July 4 & Dec. 25


This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or coworkers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend to the arrangements. In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early, provided your share of the work is done enough.


This will be accepted as an excuse. However, we require at least two weeks notice, as it is your duty to train your own replacement.


Entirely too much time is being spent in the restroom. In the future, we will follow the practice of going in alphabetical order. For instance, all employees whose names begin with 'A' will go from 8:00 to 8:20, employees whose names begin with 'B' will go from 8:20 to 8:40 and so on. If you're unable to go at your allotted time, it will be necessary to wait until the next day when your turn comes again. In extreme emergencies employees may swap their time with a coworker. Both employees' supervisors in writing must approve this exchange. In addition, there is now a strict 3-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, and the stall door will open.


Skinny people get an hour for lunch as they need to eat more so that they can look healthy, normal size people get 30 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain the average figure. Fat people get 5 minutes for lunch because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim Fast and take a diet pill. Sondra gets none.


It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary, if we see you wearing $350 Prada sneakers and carrying a $600 Gucci bag we assume you are doing well financially and therefore you do not need a raise.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternations or input should be directed elsewhere. Have a nice week.

-- Management

1. Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 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: - updated 10/17/14

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


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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 - 11/14/04

"Eternal Father, Strong to Save - The U.S. Navy Hymn" lyrics courtesy of - 11/14/04

Official U.S. Navy Images courtesy of
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 
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 - 07/07/06

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

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!

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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