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12/07/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Pearl Harbor Day
Plus 73 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.

- President 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 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, 
   We try always to observe this day here.  Our 2007 issue contains our darlin'
      Herbie's (22 Oct 1924 - 18 Apr 2008) first person account.

http://nnhs65.com/12-07-07-NNHS-Pearl-Harbor-Day-Plus-66-Years.html

   Beyond that it remains largely unchanged from year to year, 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 Pacific:

http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Jun1998/980622-N-7749B-001.html

   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:  http://www.navsource.org/

Specifically, some images of ARIZONA can be found here: 
http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/39a.htm
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.

Submitted by Scott Dyben.
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   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) AND Joan Gardner ('63);

10 -     John Murden ('60) of VA AND   Glen Davenport ('63) of VA;

11 -   Helen Bost Rainelle ('72) of FL;

12 -   Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ AND      Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND       Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) AND    My Former Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona McAllister (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of UT;

13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57);

14 - Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND   Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 



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 07, 1964 - Model and actress Roberta Close was born Luiz Roberto Gambine Moreira in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Monday, December 07, 1964 - Actor Patrick Fabian was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Monday, December 07, 1964 - Ice hockey player and coach Peter Laviolette was born in Franklin, Massachusetts.
 



         From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 12/07/14, 7:37 AM - "Remember Pearl Harbor":

There are but a handful of men still alive that can tell us what it was like to be onboard one of the battleships sunk on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

The attached includes such an account, and an amazing one at that which reflects the vivid memories of a Greatest Generation member whom it has been my good fortune to get to know and admire in recent years.

His story is recommended reading on this day of remembrance.

http://www.nnhs65.com/BILL-LEE/A-Survivors-Story.pdf

Bill Lee

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Bill!



    From My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) of TX - 12/06/14:

  Just a normal day at the Mansfield household.

   SO TRUE! Thank you, Joe!

 
 


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/06/14 - "The Smothers Brothers":

The Smothers Brothers are hilarious.

http://biggeekdad.com/2013/11/pilot/#at_pco=smlrebh-1.0&at_si=5482807f8bd051ab&at_ab=per-2&at_pos=3&at_tot=7

      Thanks, George!



  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/05/14:

  INDEED! Thanks, Joyce!
 
 


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/06/14 - "An Irishman's First Drink With His Son":

I was reading an article last night about fathers and sons, and memories came flooding back of the time I took my son out for his first drink.

Off we went to our local bar, which is only two blocks from the house.

I got him a Guinness Stout. He didn't like it so I drank it.

Then I got him an Old Style, he didn't like it either, so I drank it.

It was the same with the Coors and the Bud.

By the time we got down to the Irish whiskey . . .
I could hardly push the stroller back home.

    Thanks again, George!



        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/22/14 - "FAMILY PORTRAITS (#13 in a series of 18)":

  AWW! Thanks, Dools!
 
 


BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:

From http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/inspirational-christmas-stories2.htm:

"Heaven and Angels Sing"

At the Christmas Eve church service, I sat with my two boisterous grandchildren, ages three and five. Their parents sat in front of the church to present a nativity reading titled "Silent Night." They had warned the children to behave. I had warned the children to behave. With scrubbed angelic faces and Christmas wonder in their eyes, they looked like model children posing for a magazine holiday spread. I indulged myself in a few moments of pride.

Alec pinched Aubrey. I was grateful that the organ thundered into the first hymn just then, drowning out her yelp. I grabbed her hand before she could return the pinch. During the Lord's Prayer, Aubrey shredded the program I had given her to color on. The crayons had already rolled under the pew. I watched bits of paper fall on the carpet like snow. I would help her pick it up later, but for now the naughtiness I was allowing kept her occupied and her brother quietly admiring.

We were enjoying an uneasy truce when their parents stood to deliver the reading.

"Mommy!" Alec yelled.

She frowned, and he sat back in his seat.

"Silence," my son said to the congregation. "Think for a moment what that word means to you."

My daughter-in-law signed his words. Earlier that year, she began to use her new signing skills for the benefit of the few hearing-impaired members of our church.

Alec said a naughty word, thankfully too low for many to hear. I scowled at him, shaking my finger and my head. Aubrey grinned. Then she proclaimed, every syllable enunciated perfectly, in a clear voice that carried to far corners of the sanctuary, "Alec is a potty mouth!"

Everyone stared. I was too stunned to speak. My son and his wife looked at each other. But instead of anger, I saw surprise.

My son set aside his script and told another story. He told about their daughter being born profoundly deaf. He talked about four years of hearing aids and speech therapy with no guarantee she would ever learn to speak plainly. He talked about the rugged faith that kept the family praying she would have a normal life.

He said Aubrey's outburst was an answer to prayer: the first perfectly enunciated sentence she had ever spoken.

From the back of the room, a lone voice sang the last line of a beloved Christmas Carol: Hark! The herald angels sing, Glory to the newborn king.

While the congregation sang four verses of the unscheduled hymn, my two little angels wiggled in their parents' arms, adding laughter and giggles to the joyful Christmas noise.

-- By Carol Stigger



BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related):

http://allcrafts.net/crochet/crochetformen.htm#ties - Crochet for Men - A plethora of patterns, many vintage ones


BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPES:

http://www.recipelion.com/Christmas-Recipes/Gingerbread-Baked-in-Jars/ml/1 - Gingerbread Baked in Jars - "When I think of gingerbread, I automatically think of Christmas. This is one of the most delicious gift jar food recipes I've come across, and it smells simply divine when it's baking. The whole house smells like Christmas - it really IS a wonderful life!"

http://www.recipelion.com/Christmas-Recipes/Old-Fashioned-Fruitcake-Bars/ml/1 - Old Fashioned Fruitcake Bars - "Fruitcake has a negative connotation, but don't let that deter you from tasting these Old Fashioned Fruitcake Bars. The spices and dried fruits in these Christmas bar cookies make them a unique and colorful way to celebrate a tasty tradition."

http://www.recipelion.com/Cookies/Perfect-Peppermint-Cookies/ml/1 - Perfect Peppermint Cookies - "Crushed peppermint candies give these festive Christmas cookies just the right amount of added texture to make it a delightful surprise when you first bite into them. This recipe for Perfect Peppermint Cookies is great for holiday cookie exchanges because it's unexpected yet classic at the same time. If you want to wow the crowds this Christmas, just make a dozen or so of these yummy peppermint cookies. They're always a hit!"
 



FINALLY:

From
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/06/14:

 
A guy needed a job and decided to apply at the zoo. As it happened, their star attraction, a gorilla, had passed away the night before and they had carefully preserved his hide. They told the guy that they would pay him well if he would dress up in the gorilla's skin and pretend to be the gorilla so people would keep coming to the zoo.

Well, the guy had his doubts, but Hey! He needed the money, so he put on the skin and went out into the cage.

The people all cheered to see him. He played up to the audience and they just ate it up. This isn't so bad, he thought, and he started really putting on a show, jumping around, beating his chest and roaring, swinging around. During one acrobatic attempt, though, he lost his balance and crashed through some safety netting, landing square in the middle of the lion cage!

As he lay there stunned, the lion roared. He was terrified and started screaming, "Help, Help, Help!"

The lion raced over to him, placed his paws on his chest and hissed, "Shut up or we'll BOTH lose our jobs!"



DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 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:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/27/14

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11




Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802
 


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Victory at Sea Symphonic Scenario

- Richard Rodgers
(28 June 1902 - 30 Dec 1979)





"Victory at Sea Symphonic Scenario" midi courtesy of http://victoryatseaonline.com/victory_music.html
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
http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Jun1998/980622-N-7749B-001.html
(
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 http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/39a.htm
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
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Animated Tiny 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 missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI, one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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

Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of http://www.stantoncollegeprep.org/central/ - 08/01/10

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
Thanks, Janice!

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05

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