NNHS Newsletter -
“Every heart that has beat strongly and
cheerfully has left a hopeful
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Oh, goody - another birthday observation!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DduA5SIkb_U - Robert Louis Stevenson
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND Timothy of DC (son of Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
15 - the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) of VA (deceased 11/16/07) AND My Niece, Shari, of VA;
16 - the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08);
17 - Ronald Creech ('57);
18 - Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND Ann Allen ('65) of NC!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 13, 1941 - The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal was torpedoed by U 81, sinking the following day.
November 13, 1942 - Naval Battle of Guadalcanal – U.S. and Japanese ships engaged in an intense, close-quarters surface naval engagement during the Battle of Guadalcanal.
November 13, 1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a
measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.
November 13, 2001 - War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signed an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts (any foreigners captured with connections to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001) on the United States. It was the first time since World War II that a president had taken such action.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Saturday, November 13, 1965 - The SS Yarmouth Castle burned and sank 60 miles off Nassau with the loss of 90 lives.|
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":
This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag
of dog food.
Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.
Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important!
Grace has been named the September 2010 People's Choice!
BUT - She's falling considerably behind a dog in California named Dollar!
The last time I checked Grace had 4163 votes and Dollar had 6787 votes. We cannot allow this to happen! Doncha wanna go shopping and spot Grace's image on a bag of dog food and know that YOU played a large part in placing her there?!?It only takes about two seconds to cast your allotted daily vote)!!!
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 11/12/10 - "Danny's and the Nuclear Navy":
Here's a bit of little-known trivia about Danny's.
During the late 1960s and early 70's, Danny's delights were once an integral part of visits to NNS by Admiral (Hyman G.) Rickover (or - THE Admiral, as he was usually called by at NNS, back then).
To conduct inspections of work in progress, he most often arrived around 6 to 7 PM; after putting in a full day at his office in DC. He flew (commercial) into PHF and was usually met by a shipyard station wagon and driver. That is, after he once refused to get into a s/y limo.
Upon his arrival at the yard, he went straight to the local Naval Reactors office, which was in the same building as what was then called the Atomic Power Division. Awaiting him there were several nervous shipyard officials and engineers...and a big platter of Danny's delights. It was always a three-course 'meal' - various selections of Danny's signature sandwiches, NY cheesecake and huge pickles.
THE Admiral would make his selections first, then disappear into the local NR top dog's private office. As others (which on a few occasions included me), grabbed sandwiches, he yelled out for this or that person to come in and brief him. Those sessions were rarely pleasant. Or lengthy. But loud enough for the already nervous to overhear. Not good for the digestion.
As soon as THE Admiral finished his food, he popped out of that office, ready to tour ships under construction or visit other areas in the s/y where 'his' work was being done. Different people at NNS had already been assigned to brief him 'on the spot' at each place on each night's visit list. They were all present, and had to grab a sandwich and eat rapidly...although on more than one occasion, they didn't get to finish.
When THE Admiral was ready to go touring, everyone had to drop their food and follow along. At each point of inspection, one of the group would brief THE Admiral - and usually get berated for this or that real or imagined imperfection.
Once each person endured that little drama, they were free to drop out of the group. Those 'tours' lasted hours and ranged all over the NNS waterfront. Everyone walked. THE Admiral, a man in his 70's at the time, maintained a torrid pace.
Whenever I was one of the presenters, we rapidly strode the short distance to a full scale mock-up that was used to help design the NIMITZ-Class propulsion plant. When done there, I was free to go home...or back to the office, where I could leisurely some of Danny's delicacies. Usually a piece (maybe two) of cheesecake.
Topped off by one of those big pickles. My stomach was only in its mid-30's 'way back then...and apparently made of cast iron!
It was an unusual - and obviously memorable - part of my shipyard career. Thanks to THE Admiral...and Danny.
WOWZERS! This is THE coolest story! Thank you so very much, Bill!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/10/10 - "Jokes & Quotes":
Two elderly couples were enjoying friendly conversation when one of the men asked the other, "Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?"
"Outstanding," Fred replied. "They taught us all the latest psychological techniques-visualization, association-it has made a big difference for me."
"That's great! What was the name of that clinic?"
Fred went blank. He thought and thought but couldn't remember.
Then a smile broke across his face and he asked, "What do you call that flower with the long stem and thorns?"
"You mean a rose?"
"Yes, that's it!" He turned to his wife.... "Rose, what was the name of that clinic?"
* Drain a few gallons of water from your water heater each year to remove sediment and improve efficiency!
Learning how to clean hot water heater sediment is easy: First turn off the power so you don't risk electrical shock or burn out your element. Then turn off the cold water valve to the tank. Attach a garden hose to the tank drain valve and then drain a few gallons of the hot water in the tank through the hose. Then close the drain valve and open the cold water valve and you're ready to use the tank again.
Motto for Life!
"It's far better to tell the truth and be rejected, than to hold it back and be accepted."
It has indeed become so for some.
When I hear people talk about the information super highway, it will become possible to shop at home, and bank at home, and get your texts at home, and get your entertainment at home, so I often wonder if this doesn't signify the end of any community life.
Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Learn a new thing.
- Mary Anne Radmacher
Play with life,
laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life’s only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly,
just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
From http://www.selfgrowth.com - 11/10/10 - " Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones...":
Proactively Start Your Day With Positive Self-Talk
By Jaqui Duvall
"Sticks and stones may
break my bones but words will never hurt me." This little rhyme was one
I used many times as a child when someone was taunting or teasing me or
calling me names. I was trying to keep myself safe from the words of
another, but the truth is, their words did hurt me. I could pretend
otherwise, but inside it hurt that someone would say anything meant to
intentionally hurt me.
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.
2. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 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.3. Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Noon to 4:00 PM - Holiday Open House at the Chamberlin Lobby - Go see Brownie!
4. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (email@example.com - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
5. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
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Y'alltake good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Blow the Wind Southerly
This is an air from northern England. The words are from a fragment in The Bishoprick Garland (1834).
Blow the wind Southerly,
Blow the wind
South o'er the bonnie blue sea.
Blow the wind Southerly,
Blow bonnie breeze,
My true lover to me.
They told me last night
There were ships in the offing
And I hurried down
To the deep rolling sea.
But my eye could not see it
Wherever might be it,
The bark that is bearing
My lover to me.
"Blow the Wind Southerly" midi (sequenced by Barry Taylor) and lyrics courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/england/blowind.html - 11/13/10
First Image of Robert Louis Stevenson courtesy of http://tiki.vn/author/Robert-Louis-Stevenson.html?___store=english&___from_store=default - 11/13/10
Second Image of Robert Louis Stevenson courtesy of http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/s/stevenson/robert_louis/ - 11/13/10
Brown Carved Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars36.html - 10/10/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of
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