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03/08/13 - NNHS Newsletter - In the Mood

Any art communicates what you're in the mood to receive.

- Larry Rivers
(17 Aug 1923 - 14 Aug 2002)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    I'm in the mood for some Big Band Sounds.   I was NOT in the mood for having my internet service going down for 19 hours, but it did anyway.

BONUS - - In the Mood - Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1946


"In the Mood" is a song popularized by the American bandleader Glenn Miller in 1939, and one of the best-known arrangements of the big band era. Miller's rendition topped the charts one year later and was featured in the 1941 movie Sun Valley Serenade... The song was composed by Joe Garland and Andy Razaf, and arranged by Glenn Miller.[1] The main theme previously appeared under the title of "Tar Paper Stomp", credited to jazz trumpeter/bandleader Wingy Manone, who recorded it several times in 1929 and 1930. A story says that after "In the Mood" became a hit, Manone was paid by Miller and his record company not to contest the copyright.  


   Happy Birthday today to    the late Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs ('38) of VA - 1921 (deceased 07/04/07) - also Mother of          Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of    Steve Burns ('65) of MN!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Patrick Burke ('57) AND   Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND   Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

10 -
  Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA
AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA;

11 - Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND   Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND  Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA AND Betty Ames Burton ('71) of VA;;

13 -   Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Daughter-in-Law,      Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL;

15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 08, 1941 - Martial law was proclaimed in Holland in order to extinguish any anti-Nazi protests.

March 08, 1942 - Japanese forces captured Rangoon, Burma.

March 08, 1942 - The Dutch surrendered to Japanese forces on Java.

March 08, 1943 - Japanese forces attacked American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville. The battle lasted five days.

March 08, 1945 - Phyllis Mae Daley received a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, becoming the first African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II.


Friday, March 08, 1963 - The Ba'ath Party came to power in Syria in a coup d'état by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command.

Friday, March 08, 1963 - Hockey player Mike Lalor was born John Michael Lalor in Buffalo, New York.

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/07/13 - "Famous Marine -   Bobby Hilling":

Hi, Carol:

I noticed that Bobby Hilling is not listed on your Famous Marine pages at your Website.
Bet he will furnish you a photo image in Uniform, if you ask him.

Semper Fidelis,
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

     WHAT?!? NOT LISTED?!? That's absolutely outrageous! How is it we've never picked up on such an egregious omission before?!?

   Thanks for the save, Adonis - I've fixed it now.

    From Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA - 03/07/13 - "Famous Marines":

  Hi Carol.....

I just sent the fact and just to keep the record straight....... 1965-1971 USMCR finished my tour at E4, by no means a famous Marine............ .........but still a MARINE and proud of it...


   Well, Bobby Darlin', aren't you just GORGEOUS! Thanks so much - your entry looks much more complete now!


    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to     Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA - 03/07/13 - "Famous Marines":

Carol determines the definition of a Famous Marine on her website, and we surely do not want to argue with this lady.

Semper Fidelis,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   WILD GIGGLES! Thank you, Adonis! This question seems to confuse people on a regular basis. It's quite simple, really.....

     From Me ('65) of NC - 03/07/13 - "What Is a Famous Marine?":

     What Is a Famous Marine?

   This list is comprised of people whose main fame comes from their life OUTSIDE their military service,  and should not be confused with "Noteworthy Marines", although the two are not mutually exclusive.

   When I was two years and four months old, I saw a gorgeous young Marine collecting for Toys for Tots outside Miller and Rhodes in Richmond, and immediately fell in love with the entire Corps.

   Next to a newborn baby and a few select brides, what could be as gloriously beautiful as a Marine in his dress blues?
Not much!

..or in my case, being TWO  years old... 

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 02/23/13, 9:35 PM - "Trip to Havelock":

Glad you all made it home safely. Thanks again for coming down. It was nice to visit with you all even if just for a little bit!
Friday, February 22, 2013 - Marine Corps Exchange, MCAS, Cherry Point, NC

   Thanks so much, Brent - it was great!    

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/07/13 - "Cherry Point":

Greetings from Tampa Bay:

Carol, I can see you now, drooling as you shopped at the Marine Corps Exchange at MCAS Cherry Point, NC.

So pleased to hear that you and         Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) were able to meet your son,         CAPTAIN Brent L. Harty, USA, in Havelock. Sounds like you picked up some nice Corps gear.

Bobby, when we held the Reunion for the 97th Rifle Company, you did not remain long enough, since you had to get back to your business, and sorry I did not have a chance to learn more of your tour in the USMC..... Semper Fidelis,

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Ahhh, Major Madagan, you know me so well!   It was embarrassing, really.

   As we first entered the Exchange we saw that very impressive young First Sergeant with the four rows of ribbons on his chest.  I said, "Brent, looky that, looky that! I need a picture!"

   So while I was fumbling ridiculously with my camera phone, Brent approached him and said, "Excuse me, Sergeant, I'm in the Army myself, and my dad here's a navy man, but my mom's always had some sort of thing for Marines. Could she snap a picture of you, please?"

   The very nice man graciously complied, but by then my hands were shaking so badly it's a great wonder it's all still in focus!

From the Daily Press - 03/07/13 - "Battle of Hampton Roads Day ":

March 9, 2013
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Battle of Hampton Roads Day

On Saturday, The Mariners' Museum marks the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads with a day of family fun featuring the return of Ironclad BattleQuest, an interactive family adventure game.

Enlist in the Confederate or Union Navy, learn about Civil War era cooking with a chance to eat a "maggot," hear Civil War music, make a quilt postcard, discover stories behind Civil War photographs, interact with Civil War reenactment groups, watch artillery demonstrations and much more.

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 03/07/13 - "This Saturday's House Concert - Mason & Cory - You Know Them & Their Music!":

  WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Terry!

    From Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA - 03/07/13 - "1962 Hall of Fame":

Hi Carol.....good timing hearing from you....I have wanted to email you that on our 62 Class Hall of Fame   Nancy Horton should be listed as Most Typical.. it was she and   Nick Mathews.....sure was great having you at our take care and thanks for all that you do for us....


     ARGGHH! Okay, I fixed my dumb typo (actually, I just mis-copy/pasted it, I s'pose). Thank you so much for calling that to my attention, Bobby; I would never have noticed it.

        Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) and I really enjoyed ourselves at your reunion - thanks for having us! It was SUPER!

  From Charles Schneider ('60) of TX - 03/07/13 - "The Amazing Skidboot (Texas Country Reporter)":


This was one great dog. Please take a look.

Charles Schneider ('60)

   WOWZERONI! That's an amazing dog! Thank you so much for sharing this, Charles!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/07/13 - "Reggie - a black lab":

Sad But Nice Dog Story

My dog goes for the paper every morning and he knows Sunday is his day off. So far he seems happy to just get two balls in his mouth, so I guess this knd of story does remind me how nice it is to have a good dog friend.

   Thanks so much, Billy! Even though pronounced this report as False, they added the following nice note:

"However, that the story may not be literal truth does not prevent it from being figurative truth. Those who serve overseas do so at the cost a great personal sacrifice. A tale such a this - literal truth or no - serves to remind us all of how much they give and how much we owe them."

     From Me ('65) of NC - 03/07/13:


BONUS - A HAT FOR EVERY MOOD CROCHET PATTERNS: - Micah's Apple Hat - "Nothing puts me in the mood to crochet more than cooler temperatures. Fall is my favorite season and I’m so excited it is finally here! One of the best parts of fall is that it is apple season." - Ellen Gormley's Santa Beard and Hat - "Use your crochet skills for a bit of holiday fun. Wearing this Santa hat and beard will make anyone feel like a jolly ol’ elf!" - Meg's Froggy Ear Flap Hat - Lauren's Owl Hat for Newborns - Liz' Sock Monkey Hat for Children - Bobbie's Bunny Hat for Children - Kat's Lady Bug Hat for Children

BONUS MOOD RECIPES: - Mood Recipes - "Categories for certain common flavors or moods... (select a subcategory)"

  From Bill Wynne ('63) of MD - 03/01/13 - "If Dogs Worked in Offices... (#7 in a Series of 17)":

      These are hysterical, Bill - thanks!


From - 03/07/13:

While Mark was shopping for pet supplies, one of the salespeople came running up to him. “Mark! Mark! I just saw someone driving off with your BMW!”

“Oh, NO! Did your try to stop him?”

“No,” said the clerk, “but don’t worry. I got the license plate number!”


1. Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 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 friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 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. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/02/13

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                                 Love to all, Carol





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


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In the Mood

Composed by Joe Garland (15 Aug 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia; died 21 Apr 1977)


Andy Razaf (born Andriamanantena Paul Razafinkarefo on 16 Dec 1895 in Washington, D.C; died 03 Feb 1973)
He was the son of Henri Razafinkarefo, nephew of Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar,
and Jennie (Waller) Razafinkarefo, the daughter of John L. Waller, the first African American consul to

Arranged and recorded by Glenn Miller (01 Mar 1904 – missing 15 Dec 1944), 1939

"In the Mood" midi courtesy of - 03/08/10

Image of Moody Expressions courtesy of - 03/08/10

Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

Animated Gold Musical Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/03/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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!!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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 Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of - 02/16/09

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