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"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"

12/07/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Pearl Harbor Day
Plus 75 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

"(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. 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



HEALTH UPDATE:

1.   From Me ('65) of NC - 12/06/16 - "      My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC":

   We spent the late afternoon of St. Nicholas Day seeing our fabulous physician with Paul's latest bout with stasis dermatitis and celluitis of his lower extremities. As it had progressed "nicely", complete with a staph infection, and had been left untreated for a couple of weeks or so, he was given TWO injections of Rocephin, plus a prescription for more antibiotics. Your continued prayers are requested.

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html



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) of VA;

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 1966:
Wednesday, December 07, 1966 - Actor, director, producer, and screenwriter C. Thomas Howell was born Christopher Thomas Howell in Van Nuys, California.

Wednesday, December 07, 1966 - Motorcycle racer Shinichi Ito (伊藤 真) was born in Kakuda, Miyagi, Japan.

Wednesday, December 07, 1966 - Actress Kazue Itoh was born Kazue Nakagawa (伊藤 かずえ(中川 和枝) in Seya-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Wednesday, December 07, 1966 - Historian and academic Andres Kasekamp was born Andres Ilmar Kasekamp in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



    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 Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/04/15:

I plead with you to control your tempers, to put a smile upon your faces, which will erase anger; speak out with words of love and peace, appreciation, and respect. If you will do this, your lives will be without regret. Your marriages and family relationships will be preserved. You will be much happier. You will do greater good. You will feel a sense of peace that will be wonderful. May the Lord bless you and inspire you to walk without anger, without bitterness of any kind, but to reach out to others with expressions of friendship, appreciation, and love.

- Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

    Thanks so much, Susan!



From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 12/06/16 - "Check out 'A Hallelujah Christmas by Cloverton' from Ross Wooten on Vimeo":

Check out 'A Hallelujah Christmas by Cloverton' from Ross Wooten on Vimeo.

You may have to copy and put in your browser to play; worth your time.

https://vimeo.com/55641900

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Wayne!
 



    From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 12/06/16:

      Thanks, Cheryl!
 
 


To attract men, I wear a perfume called New Car Interior.

- Rita Rudner
(b. 17 Sept 1953)



  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/08/16 - "Spectacular Pictures (#37 in a series of 40)":
 
  Here are several really nice photos to enjoy.

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!

 
 


  From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 11/20/16 - "Four Legged Soldiers (#17 in a series of 30)":

  MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, George!
 
 


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 www.ajokeaday.com - 12/06/16:

During weekly visits to my allergist, Ive noticed a lot of inattentive parents with ill-behaved children in the waiting room, so I was impressed one day to see a mother with her little boy, helping him sound out the words on a sign.

Finally he mastered it and his mother cheered, "Thats great! Now sit there. Ill be back in 15 minutes."

What did the sign say?

"Children must not be left unattended."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 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 12/07/16

BLOG:

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




   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
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the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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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!

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

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!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16 

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