12/07/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Pearl Harbor Day
Plus 67 Years
"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy -
the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately
attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(30 Jan 1882 - 12 Apr 1945)
War Message to Congress, December 8, 1941
"Tug boats push the
battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) to its new berth at Ford Island, on June 22,
1998, as it joins the USS Arizona Memorial (foreground) in Pearl Harbor, HA.
Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton signed the Donation Agreement on May
"(The agreement allows)
Missouri to be used as a museum near the Arizona Memorial as symbols of the
beginning and the end of World War II. The Missouri was towed 2,600-miles
across the Pacific Ocean from Bremerton, WA."
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This day is
always observed here:
Herbie's first person account!
I'll not redo
anything, because we got it right the first time.
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA -
- "Music for Pearl Harbor Day":
You may already have considered this, but the
image for that newsletter must be the USS Arizona Memorial juxtaposed
against the USS Missouri, the "alpha" and "omega" of World War II in the
as well. For an Army man, he had enormous respect for the
Navy and the job they did in winning that war. I cannot begin to imagine
how you must have felt as a child, or now, or during all the intervening
years as your career passed through so many stages. It overwhelms me to
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA -
- "Pearl Harbor Day":
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, USNHC # 80-G-32485, from the collections of
the Naval Historical Center
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to our
Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND
Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67)
of VA AND
Tim Parsons ('73) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57);
John Murden ('60) of VA AND
Glen Davenport ('63) of VA;
Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ AND
Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND
Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) AND
My #2 Daughter-in-Law,
Bethany Winona Harty
(Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OR;
13 - Kay Davis Smith
14 - Elizabeth Mitchell
Hedgepeth ('57) AND
Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 12/06/08 - "Go Gators":
I ask you
now...........Can the University of Florida
Gators be on their way to another National Championship..........? Go
uh, well, of that I must admit I have no knowledge whatsoever, Wayne, but if
that is your heart's desire, I wish you well!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 12/06/08:
THAT REPORT CARD OF
('54 - of VA)
WAS OUTSTANDING. OK, WHAT DID HE DO, BRAIN SURGERY OR ASTRONAUT?
Wasn't that amazing, Norris?!? He had
perfect attendance, too! Well, let me
think. No, that'll never work.
Because I never discard anything, I was able to run a mail
search, and I located this:
('54) of VA - 06/18/06
- "Father's Day, Military, Etc.":
Thanks, Norris - and Bill!
- 12/05/08 - "Overcoming Apathy":
- The Science of Overcoming Procrastination
By Michael Erwin, Nov. 30, 2008
"Habits are like comfortable beds - Easy to
get into, but difficult to get out of."
- Dr. Denis Waitley, Author of The Psychology of Winning
"Seems to apply to my football team!" I said replying to my friend who was
talking about the laws of science. Something changed in the second half of the
game this weekend. The team performance was amazing.
So how does this relate to science and procrastination? Well, science recognizes
two laws - both of which can be related to procrastination. The first law
states, "Standing objects tend to remain stationary." The second law is the
opposite: "Moving objects tend to stay in motion."
Procrastination is stationary inertia. You aren't doing, and therefore you don't
Overcoming Procrastination is about action and this means
you allow the law of motion to take over.
Our clients tell us that once they start a project or process it is easier than
thy thought it would be -- and so they are able to complete it.
My team had no momentum in the first half. Somehow the momentum started in the
second half on Saturday and they could not be stopped.
Here are seven time management techniques to help you build that momentum and
What is really stopping you?
1.Take timeout and identify what you are putting off. On a blank sheet of paper,
note 3-5 important activities that you are delaying or have put on hold. Next to
each describe what is stopping YOU (not the external factors). For at least one
of these write 5 small tasks to get you started.
Action eliminates anxiety
2. From the list you wrote in point one, pick a small task do it right now. Put
the energy you've been directing toward excuses into the activity you've been
avoiding. You will discover that action eliminates anxiety.
The Best Time is
3. If getting started is the hard part for you, set a designated time slot in
the day to work on the list. Set aside thirty minutes of your lunch hour for
work specifically on one job, project, or personal goal that you've been
avoiding or find difficult to start. Many of my clients find the best time is as
soon as they get to work (before anything distracts you!)
80% is good enough
4. Focus on quality of effort, not perfect results. Don't worry about
perfection. Don't let yourself get bogged down with a preoccupation for
perfectionism. Allow yourself to be OK with 80% quality work. A task done at 80%
quality is much more useful than a task that could be perfect, but is not done.
Reveal your assumptions
5. If what you are putting off involves other people, consult with them. Your
reasons for delaying action may be assumptions you have developed. Lack of
communication can mean you make assumptions which turn molehills into mountains.
Face the fear
6. If you fear the consequences associated with the action you've been avoiding,
ask yourself, "What's the worst thing that could happen if I did this today?"
The worst-case scenario most likely would be a minor inconvenience or a
Feel the sense of achievement and satisfaction
7. Finally, vividly picture how you'll feel once the task is done -- feel the
sense of achievement you get from completing the task. How good does that feel?
Accomplishing task you have put-off will give you a great boost of confidence
and energy! Ground breaking requires TNT. To blast your way out of apathy and
Remember what TNT means: Today! Not Tomorrow.
Michael Erwin is a Time Creation Expert and
Time Coach. He offers
Free time management resources. You can find more time management articles
and time management tips at
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"The great tragedy of life is not death, but what dies
inside of us while we live."
- Norman Cousins
(24 June 1915 - 30 Nov 1990)
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/17/08 - "TWELVE WONDERFUL COMMANDMENTS" (#12 in
a Series of 12):
Thank you so much, Shari!
These lessons seem to take most of us an entire lifetime
It's been a wonderful series!
Class of 1958 Gathering and Dinner
will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 6:00 PM
at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606.
CONTACT: Joe Drewry
757-244-4443, ext 4)
April 23, 24, & 25, 2009 - Class of 1954 will hold their 55th-Year Reunion. For
details contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at
CLASS OF 1954
Y'all take care of each other!
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE:
Victory at Sea Symphonic
(28 June 1902 - 30 Dec 1979)
"Victory at Sea Symphonic Scenario" midi courtesy of
at the brilliant suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) (USNA
- '69) of VA - 11/27/05
Thank you so much, Captain!
Image of the
USS Arizona Memorial juxtaposed against the USS Missouri courtesy of
photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kerry E. Baker, U.S. Navy)
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) (USNA
- '69) of VA - 11/27/05
Thank you once again, Captain!
Images of the Death of Arizona
(BB-39) courtesy of
once again at the suggestion of
Dave Spriggs ('64) (USNA
- '69) of VA - 11/27/05
Thank you once more, Captain!
States Marine Corps
Flag clip art courtesy of
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of
http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Army Flag clip
http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of
School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy
clip art courtesy of
http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Animated Anchor clip art
http://www.alibabaweb.com/Gifs.php?Gif=__Lt_0/_rep_anchor/_Num_4 - 05/06/03
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