12/07/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy -
Franklin D. Roosevelt
"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 4th, 1998"
"(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:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/12-07-07-NNHS-Pearl-Harbor-Day-Plus-66-Years.html - contains Herbie's first person account!
I'll not redo a single thing, because we got it right the first time.
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/27/05 - "Music for Pearl Harbor Day":
|The attack on Pearl Harbor set in
motion the largest sea war in history. Nowhere is that war musically
depicted any better than in Richard Rodgers' score for "Victory At Sea".
Attached is a 117 KB (10 min 30 sec) MIDI file which excerpts all the major and recognizable themes from the score. Best of all, it will not repeat while subscribers are reading the Newsletter ... unless they click a link and return.
The source site contains individual MP3 files for each of the sections of the score for those who wish to hear more of the original: http://victoryatseaonline.com/victory_music.html
I recall watching the series in first run in the early 50s. While it certainly did not glamorize war, it surely intoxicated an impressionable 7 year old. And it was even more poignant in that my dad had REALLY been there as a submariner. With all of that at work, how could I ever choose any way of life except the Navy. Those themes still evoke very strong emotions in me, and make me wish I could go to sea once again on an old destroyer. Those who have been there know precisely what I mean; those who have not will never know.
For a very evocative realization of a storm at sea, listen to this track at about the 1:00 minute mark: http://home.comcast.net/~pflyersboy/victory/mare_nostrum.mp3
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
Other than Cesar Franck's Symphony in D minor which will take you to Heaven and Hell and back again, I know of no symphonic work which covers such a range of emotions as "Victory at Sea". What a powerful MIDI you located! And the image you chose is beyond perfection.
I used to watch that series with my daddy (the late Robert Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25)
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 even try.
When Mr. Wilson chose an arrangement of that piece for us to play in concert (was it in 1962?), I was so thrilled, for so many reasons. The band had played it several years earlier, and I was afraid he wouldn't use it again. Parts of it I can still play to this day, more than forty years later.
Thank you, Captain. No one could have done it better. No one ever does.
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/27/05 - "Pearl Harbor Day":
Re: CLIPART. If you are looking for some small images
of ships, you might look here:
Specifically, some images of ARIZONA can be found here:
but also have a look at the other pages of photos linked there.
Thank you again, David. I did look, but I decided to use only images of Arizona as a metaphor for all the other ships and lives lost on that horrible day.
The death of Arizona (BB-39), 0805, December 7, 1941
|The forward magazines of Arizona explode after she was hit by a Japanese bomb. Frame clipped from a color motion picture taken from on board Solace (AH-5).||The forward magazines of Arizona explode after she was hit by a Japanese bomb. Black and white photo from a picture taken from on board Solace (AH-5). Photo shows greater contrast than the color one at left.||The forward magazines of Arizona (BB-39) explode after she was hit by a Japanese bomb. Frame clipped from a color motion picture taken from on board Solace (AH-5).||The forward superstructure and Number Two 14"/45 triple gun turret of the sunken Arizona (BB-39), afire after the Japanese raid. The foremast is leaning as a result of the collapse of the hull structure below its front leg, following the explosion of the ship's forward magazines.||Arizona (BB-39) sunk and burning furiously. Her forward magazines had exploded when she was hit by a Japanese bomb. At left, men on the stern of Tennessee (BB-43) are playing fire hoses on the water to force burning oil away from their ship.||Arizona (BB-39) sunk and burning after the Japanese attack. Her forward magazines had exploded when she was hit by a Japanese bomb, resulting in the collapse of structure below her two forward turrets and superstructure. The tug Hoga(YT-146) is alongside, fighting fires on board the wrecked battleship.|
|Official U.S. Navy Photograph, USNHC # 80-G-K-13513, now in the collections of the National Archive||Official U.S. Navy Photograph, USNHC # 80-G-6683, now in the collections of the National Archives.||Official U.S. Navy Photograph, USNHC # 80-G-K-13512, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.||Official U.S. Navy Photograph, USNHC # NH 97379, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.||Official U.S. Navy Photograph, USNHC # 80-G-19942, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.||
From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 12/06/09 - "BREAKFAST BUNCH....DECEMBER 12, 2009":
Please remove "class of 1960" at the end of your listing in "DATES TO REMEMBER" of the news letter. I apologize for the mix up. It's my error. We encourage any of our friends (typhoon or not) who finished ahead of or behind us in school to join us for the breakfast bunch event.
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks, Bill!
Okay, Sweetie-Pies, tomorrow's the last day to tell Bill you're going to this fun-filled Breakfast! You ARE going, aren't'cha?!?
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to our Three-Fer - 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);
10 - John Murden ('60) of VA AND Glen Davenport ('63) of VA;
12 - 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 TX;
13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57);
14 - Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
Sunday, December 07, 1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor – The Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the US Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with nearly 200 Japanese warplanes. Because of the time difference due to the International Date Line, the events of December 8 occurred while the date was still December 7 to the east of this line. The attack resulted in the U.S. entering into World War II.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Monday, December 7, 1964 - It was Pearl Harbor Day plus 23 Years then. My, how times flies.....
Monday, December 7, 1964 - Model Roberta Close was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Monday, December 7, 1964 - Racing driver Tadao Uematsu was born in Japan.
December 7, 1964 -
was born in
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/06/09 - "Antwerp-smile":
Feeling a bit low? Holiday preparations wearing you out? Need a pick-me-up?
Take a few minutes and watch this. Watch how drone-like travelers are at first cautious, then bemused, and finally delighted.
Perhaps life still has a few wonderful surprises for us.
This video was made in the Antwerp, Belgium Central (Train) Station on the 23rd of March 2009. . . with no warning to the passengers passing through the station.
At 08:00 am a recording of Julie Andrews singing 'Do, Re, Mi' begins to play on the public address system. As the passengers watch in amazement, some 200 dancers begin to appear from the crowd and station entrances. They created this amazing stunt with just two rehearsals!
How delightful! David, this just made my day! All my life I've been waiting in vain for a musical to break out around me in public, for everyone to just spontaneously begin singing and dancing as they go through their routine! (The closest I ever came was during my junior year at NNHS when four or five of us would meet in the band wing and link arms and sing and dance "We're Off to See the Wizard" down that wide corridor.) Though I wasn't privileged to observe this wondrous occasion in Antwerp in person, my faith in such a possibility has at last been restored!
Thank you again, Captain!
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 12/06/09 - "My Favorite Clydesdales - nice commercial":
I was sent this from a compatriot in the 8th TX Terry's Texas Rangers. I love the of course, being from St. Louis. I thought you'd enjoy the sentiment of this commercial.
- Budweiser Clydesdale Commercial, 2006 Super Bowl
Of course, it has nothing to do with alcohol, which I've always found to be strange association. I know the history (the gift of the team from 'Auggie' Busch III to his father to signal the end of Prohibition). Regardless...you get the idea...enjoy! bh
Brent L. Harty
"You may be whatever you resolve to be"
General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson
Thanks, Brent! Something about this little guy's determination reminds me of you!
Speaking of which...
From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX - 12/06/09 - "Jimmy Reading a Book":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMpaUwRamnw&feature=sub - Jimmy Reading a Book - The Small Pig, as "read" by Jim Harty, December 3rd, 2009. Age 4.
Thanks, Bethany! Your "babies'" always crack me up! Give 'em some hugs and kisses for me!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/06/09 - "REMEMBER RED SKELTON (1913-1997)":
RED SKELTON'S RECIPE FOR THE PERFECT MARRIAGE
1. Two times a week, we go to a nice restaurant, have a little beverage,
good food and companionship.
GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/06/09 - "Mail 4 Monday":
Once upon a time there was a family of storks: Papa Stork, Mama Stork, and Baby Stork. One evening, Papa wasn't at dinner. Mama left food out for him, but he didn't come home at all that night.
When he finally did come home the next day, Baby Stork asked, "Papa, where were you all night, last night?"
Papa replied, "Out making a young couple very happy."
Several weeks later, Mama Stork was late for dinner. Papa and Baby waited for a long while, then gave up and ordered pizza. Mama stork didn't make it home till late the next morning. When she tiredly sank into her favorite chair, Baby asked her, "Mama, where were you all last night?"
"I was out making a young couple very happy," she sighed.
Later that autumn, Baby was late for dinner. Papa and Mama were very concerned. Their anxiety increased when Baby still wasn't home by sunset. They waited up late together for Baby, but he didn't arrive home until early morning.
Papa was angry. "Just where in the hell were you all night, Baby Stork?"
"Out scaring the crap out of college students," Baby Stork giggled.
MORE GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From ArcaMax Jokes - 12/06/09:
In a small town, farmers of the
community had gotten together to discuss some important issues. About midway
through the meeting, a wife of one of the farmers stood up and spoke her peace.
When she was done, one of the old farmers stood up and said, "What does she know about anything? I would like to ask her if she knows how many toes a pig has?"
Quick as a flash, the woman replied, "Take off your boots sir, and count them yourself!"
"I'd like the number for Christine Smith in Richmond, Virginia," the young man said to the 411 operator.
"There are multiple listings for Christine Smith in Richmond, Virginia," the operator said. "Do you have a street name?"
The young man hesitated a moment,
"Well, uh, most people call me Snake."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - The Class of 1957 will hold its Holiday Party at Angelo's on Route 17. RSVP no later than December 6. For details, contact Pat Beck Letzinger at Pabletz@aol.com - CLASS OF 1957|
|2. Saturday, December 12, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will again encourage their friends - TYPHOON OR NOT, CLASS OF 1960 OR NOT - to meet with them for the Laugh-A Lot Breakfast Bunch at 9:00 AM at the Candle Light Kitchen in Norge (Williamsburg). Directions: Take I-64 to Exit 231A-Norge, go 1-1/2 miles to Richmond Road, go through light, look for shopping center on left, Candle Light Kitchen on Right. RSVP to email@example.com NO LATER THAN December 8, 2009.|
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its annual
Gathering and Dinner at Al Fresco Italian Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue.
For details, contact Joe Drewry at
CLASS OF 1958 AND “other NNHS
alums and friends of our 1958 class are invited to join with us”!||
Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of
1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country
Club. For details, contact Carol Comer
visit the reunion website at
CLASS OF 1970
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1960
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/05/09
- updated 08/04/09
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Victory at Sea Symphonic Scenario
(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
(DoD 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!
Animated United States Marine Corps Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of 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 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the lateHerbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05 Animated Anchor clip art courtesy of http://www.alibabaweb.com/Gifs.php?Gif=__Lt_0/_rep_anchor/_Num_4 - 05/06/03
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