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11/10/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
237th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps
The United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition
of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending
code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth.”

- Thomas E. Ricks in Making the Corps, 1997
(b. 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    This event repeats each year, and assuming the Webmistress is not asleep at the wheel, we try to mark that observance.

   Semper Fidelis to all you Marines out there from one of your all-time biggest fans!

BONUS #1 - - Semper Fidelis - Marine Corps Band

BONUS #2 - - United States Marines on Parade in Dress Blues - clip from "To The Shores Of Tripoli" (1942)

BONUS #3 - - 2012 Marine Corps Birthday Message: "For Honor, For Country"

HOMEWORK (required viewing):

ASSIGNMENT #1 - - The Few. The Proud. The Marines.

ASSIGNMENT #2 - - The Marine Band plays The Marines' Hymn at the Marine Corps War Memorial, 11/10/07

ASSIGNMENT #3 - - Marine Corps Barracks Washington Evening Parade, 08/31/07


     From the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of VA - 11/09/12, 9:45 PM:


I know you post deaths. Today my mother, Virginia W. Smith, died peacefully in a hospital in Virginia Beach. She was 94. It will be a few days because of the holiday and all before there is an obituary. You can just post this if you wish.

Love you,
Cuz' Pam

    Oh, Pam! What a rough year you've had! I am so very sorry!

    ... I'll make your mama's Memorial Edition on time when the obituary appears. You have my very deepest sympathies!
Love you, too!


   In other birthday news, Happy Birthday today to Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57),  David Wittan ('57),    Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, AND  the late   Steve Pullen ('65) (deceased 22 Apr 2012) !

   Happy Veterans Day Birthday tomorrow to    David Bell ('64) of NJ!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

12 - Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL;

14 -   Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND    Timothy of DC (son of    Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA);

15 -    the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) (deceased 11/16/07) AND       My Niece, Shari, of VA;

16 -    the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08) ;

17 - Ronald Creech ('57)!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!

November 10, 1942 - Germany invaded Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan's agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.

November 10, 1944 - The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood exploded at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands.

November 10, 1945 - Heavy fighting in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, was celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).

November 10, 1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicated the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.


Saturday, November 10, 1962 - Gymnast Julius Lenhart (b. 27 Nov 1875 in Vienna, Austria) died in Vienna just days shy of his 87th birthday.

1. NADA.


 - All these pages are waiting to receive your memories - or nominate another teacher not yet shown!

                1. - brand new page with one image plus music

                2. - brand new page with one image plus music

                3. - brand new page with one image

  From Delano Wray ('62) of MD - 11/09/12 - "Update Website Del (Delano) Wray Class of 62":

Please update Url or Website Address to: 
Many of my friends have called asking when it would be back up. Thanks for your help!

Del Wray

   Certainly, Del - hope this helps!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/09/12 - "NNHS 65 Online Newsletter":

Hi Carol:

      Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA provided a thoughtful and helpful message, which I am glad you posted. If I may add one additional point regarding the sharing of information among "The TYPHOON Nation" it has enabled those who are willing to assist others who are in need at a difficult time in their life. The outpouring of love is inspiring.

When a need is brought to the attention of the TYPHOON Nation, they respond. Thank You.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you so much, Sweet Adonis - that they most certainly do, to which I can personally attest!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/09/12 - "Classmate     David Newton.":

Hi, Carol:

Just catching up on the earlier Newsletters. David Newton resides in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in a lovely place called Luray.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks again, Major Madagan! I added the Sacred Soil after David's name, and made significant inroads in fixing that long broken page:


Increase Personal Productivity with the Top 11 Multiple Positives

Multiple positives — activities that benefit you in multiple ways — are a powerful productivity tool. These activities maximize your time by combining necessities like education, exercise, money making, and fun into a single, super productive action. The more multiple positives you use, the easier it is to get everything you want done without feeling stressed. They also free up loads of time and create a pleasant feeling of satisfaction and efficiency.

Finding your personal multiple positives can be challenging. Nothing works for everyone, so it’s important to figure out what’s compatible with your lifestyle and continuously optimize. Based on the feedback from my post about return on investment, personal experience, and hours of research, here are the top 11 multiple positives that productive people use to make the most of their time. I hope you find something inspiring, I know I have.

Enjoyable and Educational Exercise

We start finding reasons not to exercise when it becomes a tedious chore. Making exercise a pleasant experience encourages us to use our bodies more often and satisfies our recreational desires. Here are some examples of how to make exercise a multiple positive.

  • Take it Outside – Getting out of that musty gym and enjoying the great outdoors creates a completely different experience. Instead of counting seconds on the treadmill, walk, run, or bike around your neighborhood. If you’re ambitious you can even head to a local park for some interesting scenery. Try gardening and yard work for the extra benefit of getting things done around the house.
  • Make it Social – Exercise can also be quality time with friends and family. Instead of making the gym a lonesome affair, find a partner. Having someone to socialize with makes the time pass faster and gives you a chance to develop personal relationships. After dinner walks let you get some fresh air, work out your legs, and have a conversation. Another good example is coaching youth sports which also contributes to the community.
  • Make it a Game – Nothing makes the time fly by like friendly competition. My personal favorite is pickup basketball, but any sport could be an example. Tennis, golf, fishing, or even a casual game of frisbee can make exercise less work and more play.
  • Get Smarter - A great way to add still another positive is making exercise educational. Listening to books on tape or podcasts while walking, running, or using the treadmill, takes your mind off the work while your learn about a subject you’d never be able to squeeze in otherwise.

Hobbies that Make Money

Hobbies are a great way to relax and develop skills, but finding ones that generate revenue will take your productivity to another level. It may not be much, but getting paid to do what you love is priceless. Over time those income streams can amount to a substantial sum. After all, it’s all gravy.

  • Web Site or Blog – If you’re passionate about a subject, technically savvy, and enjoy sharing information, starting a website or blog could be a great idea. It’s definitely reasonable to bring in a few hundred dollars a month. The longer you keep at it, the more your income will grow. Blogging also allows you to improve your writing ability, build your personal brand, and network with people all over the world.
  • Photography – This is another great hobby that can enrich your life and lead to freelance income. It’s also a way to improve your visual skills and capture lasting images of family and friends. Who knows, if you get good enough to do the occasional wedding, those expensive lenses could pay for themselves.
  • Anything that Develops a Useful Skill – The number of hobbies that can potentially make money is enormous. This useful post is devoted entirely to the subject, so I won’t rehash it here, but profitable hobbies don’t even need to be direct money makers. Anything that develops a skill that helps you professionally will make you money in the long run. Semi-work-related hobbies are great way to focus on the aspects of work that you really enjoy and are crucial to landing the next great job.

Make the Most of Your Commute

The commute is a part of the day most people dread. We usually spend it stuck in traffic, miserable and unable to do anything productive. Finding a way make your commute useful and enjoyable can vastly increase productivity and eliminate stress.

  • Learn a Language – This is my personal favorite. I love learning languages, so listening to the Pimsleur language programs on my way home from work allows me to fit lessons into otherwise useless time. Learning a language makes the drive go faster and has helped improve my thinking and writing ability and develop a little bit of much needed culture.
  • Books on Tape – Have a ton of books you want to read, but never seem to find the time? A great way to fit them in and ease your commute is listening to audio books or podcasts. You can absorb useful information from a soothing narrator instead of banging your head against the steering wheel. One reader takes this to the next level by listening to books on tape while walking to work — combining exercise, enjoyment, education, and commute into one remarkable multiple positive.
  • Bike to Work – This is another popular one. Biking to work is great exercise, saves money on gas, makes you more alert, and is even good for the environment. It doesn’t get much more productive than that.

The Joy of Cooking

We’re often tempted to eat out because of convenience, but it’s generally more expensive and less healthy than cooking at home. I’ve found that by eating frozen vegetables and cooking on a Foreman grill, I eat for half the money and in half the time it would take to order delivery. Making cooking a social event is a great way to relax and spend time with friends. It’s a skill that will save you money and impress people for the rest of your life.


The few examples provided here are only the tip of the iceberg. With a bit of creative thinking you can easily find activities that fulfill multiple needs. The better you get at this, the more productivity and enjoyment you’ll be able to fit into your hectic schedule. It’s not about cramming more productivity into every spare moment, it’s about making the most of a precious resource.

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS: - Shells Leaf Appliqué - Thanksgiving Turkey Appliqué 

BONUS RECIPES: - Old Fashioned Toll House Pie - "Chocolate and walnuts give this delicious homemade pie recipe an unforgettable flavor that has been pleasing families for years. Easy to make, it tastes just like the famous Toll House cookies, but in pie form. Old Fashioned Toll House Pie's soft and chewy center will become a household favorite. Warm, delicious, and absolutely heavenly, enjoy it with a scoop of ice cream of whipped cream." - Country Tar Heel Pie - "Take a trip to the country side and try Country Tar Heel Pie. A wonderful blend of all natural flavors, you won't be able to deny its awesome flavors. With chocolate chips and chopped pecans, it will become a family favorite that you'll want to make for every potluck and holiday season. Easy to make, it's a pie recipe that is perfect when you need a dessert on the fly. Enjoy!"

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/22/12, 10:36 AM - "Morning Awwwww (#15 in a Series of 22)":



     AWWWWW! Thanks, Norris Sweetie!  

Who the heck is writing these job descriptions???

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/24/12, 12:32 PM - "More Really Cool Ideas (#7 in a Series of 18)":

Some of these are really great ideas.
Had 2 Share

     WOWZERS! Thanks, Ruthie!  



From - 11/09/12:

Teacher to a student: "Can you think of a solution to end unemployment?"

"Yes, sir! I'd put all the men on one island and the women on another."

"And what would they be doing then?"

"Building boats!" 


1. Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 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.

3. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 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 11/09/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take 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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Semper Fidelis

Composed by
John Phillip Sousa, 1888
(06 Nov 1854 - 06 Mar 1932)

"Semper Fidelis" midi courtesy of - 11/09/05

USMC Birthday Cake Image courtesy of - 11/08/10

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

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

Animated USMC and Coast Guard Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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!

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