11/10/04 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Birthday
to the Marine Corps!




Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Happy 229th Birthday today to the United States Marine Corps!



   On a more personal note, Happy Birthday today to Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA and Steve Pullen ('65) of VA!



   Of the 77 photographs (taken with the tabletop disposable cameras) which Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA sent me on Saturday,
I have chosen 50 and posted them, although they are not yet labeled very well.  I thought perhaps you'd like to see them while
I'm still in the process of tweaking them:






   Thank you. David!

From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - RE: Plastic Wrap in the Microwave - 11/08/04:



   Thanks for the background story, Cousin Henry!  It's always best to have as much knowledge as possible on safety issues. 
While the medical experts and the plastic industry continue to ponder and debate what it plastic may or may not do when
subjected to microwaves, I personally think I'll simply use tempered glass.

   (By the way, Cousin Henry really is my blood relative.  I come from a long line of NC Hoyles - as does he - obviously!)

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/08/04:

Hi, Carol:
Eric Huffstutler (BHS-'75)
sure came through to dress up the Famous Soldiers page with the military photo
of James Arness (US Marshal Matt Dillon) AKA: James King Aurness, since you insist upon the strict enforcement
of "Carol's Rules" regarding photos of Famous Soldiers.

Hope you get your PC fixed. I keep telling you to close down some of the applications, Kid. You are using up all
your Random Access Memory (RAM) with 15 programs running at one time!!!
Always, Adonis

   Thanks, Joe - just see what happened next!

   And yes, I "fixed" my computer with a simple rebooting, and yes, it was indeed my "rampiring" which caused the problem,
and yes, I knew that all along, but I didn't wanna do it.  In the rebooting process I lost something that was very precious to me,
and yes, I knew that was gonna happen, too, but there was nothing I could do about it but cry - so I did.

   But keep reminding me, Adonis; I may just repent of my rampiring ways yet!  I only have NINE programs running at the moment!

From Eric Huffstutler (BHS - '75) of VA - 11/08/04:

Going back to famous soldiers...
Since I am big on genealogy and have plenty of resources as well as liking "completeness", I am supplying a few more
given names for those famous soldiers...
I'll get to the other areas soon...

  "A few more"???  WOWZERS, Eric - you 'bout finished off the entire list!  How'd you DO that?!?  No, wait - don't tell me -
I prefer to believe in magic.  Thanks so much!

Also from Eric Huffstutler (BHS - '75) of VA - 11/08/04:

Famous Airmen:
James Carter you show born c. 1918.  =  James Frank Carter, Jr.
Jackie Coogan = John Leslie Coogan, Jr.
Frank R. Ferguson, II -  (died April 25, 1967 - Nantucket Island, MA) - you may have middle name?
Clark Gable = William Clark Gable
Sam "Sammy" Nestico =  Samuel Louis Nestico (born February 6, 1924 - Pittsburgh, PA)
Sam  Somervill - (born November 9, 1923)
David Steinmeyer  - (born December 22, 1943 - no middle name known)
Jack Webb = John Randolph Webb
Famous Sailors will be next

   DOUBLE WOWZERS, Eric!  You did it again!  This list wasn't nearly so long, so I published it here.  I spent about 90 minutes
looking for more information about Sammy Nestico, and became supremely flusterstrated (I like that un-word) in the attempt.  I
really appreciate your tracking all that data down for me, Eric - even if it did take me a "moment" or two to post it....

From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - 11/09/04: 

Great News!
Pauline Collins Shofner  ('65) and Charles Shofner of VA (whom we have adopted!) have a new grandchild...
born today at 8:23 a.m. Arielle Rosalie Hartzell came to us at 6 pounds 11 1/2 ounces and 20 inches. Her mom,
Temple Hartzell, and dad, John Hartzell, are doing well and can't stop smiling. (I remember that feeling with great
fondness!) Anyone who has seen her knows - but for those of you that don't - Temple is Pauline's daughter.
Cousin Pam

   WOWZERONI!  A new baby!  How super-wonderful!   That is just about the neatest thing on the earth!  Congratulations
to all of y'all!

From Marsha Rice ('62) of VA - 11/09/04:

Subject: Bears for Breast Cancer
    This is a nice one for Breast Cancer Supporters.

Avon will give 10 cents toward breast cancer research every time
someone  "pulls on the rope"---please take a minute and do it!!!


  Ohhhh, and it's so CUTE, too!  (I was in sore need of some cuteness today.)  Thanks, Marsha!  This is a fun way to do
something really important.


   Semper Fidelis!  You may question my right to say that.  If creating this web page was audacious - and it was - then invoking
the motto of the Marine Corps is off the scale.  I do so only on the authority of one of "my" Famous Marines, Al Loreth of CO,
described by those who knew him as "a Marine's Marine".  He paid me one of the grandest compliments of my life by making
me an Honorary Marine.  WOWZERONI!  Thanks again, Al - so very much!

   And remember, remember - tomorrow is Veteran's Day!  Be sure to express your gratitude to all the veterans you encounter.

   Y'all take care of each other.

                                   Love to all, Carol


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"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."


The United States Marine Corps Hymn

Words: L. Z. Phillips (?) (1919)
Music: Jacques Offenbach from Genevieve de Brabant (1868)

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom 
And to keep our honor clean; 
We are proud to claim the title 
of United States Marine. 

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev'ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes; 
You will find us always on the job--
The United States Marines. 

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve 
In many a strife we've fought for life 
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes; 
They will find the streets are guarded 
By United States Marines. 

"Marine Corps Hymn" midi courtesy of http://www.f11view.net/usaflag/midmusic/marine2.mid

"Marine Corps Hymn" lyrics courtesy of http://www.fiftiesweb.com/usa/marine.htm

Various Marine Corps logos courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL and of Herbert Hice of MI.
Thank you, gentlemen!

Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of "my" Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herb!

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