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03/08/14 - 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.  

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.  


   Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 9, 2014.


   Happy Birthday today to    The late Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs (June '38) (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.


Saturday, March 08, 1964 - Journalist Kate Betts was born in New York City, New York.

Saturday, March 08, 1964 - Screenwriter and director Thomas Bezucha was born in the United States.

Saturday, March 08, 1964 - Baseball player Lance McCullers was born Lance Graye McCullers in Tampa, Florida.

     As we've already established, identifying cars is not really my thing, so I don't know the make and model of this car - but I know I like it!

   I "chanced" across it in the June 1947 Anchor, and thought it definitely belonged on Our Old Cars - so now it is!

   The below mentioned quiz is available there as well. (Keep looking; you'll find them both, even though they're not together.)

June 1947 Anchor, p. 55
"Spokesmen for the 3 low class are Ethyl Williamson as president, Juanita Robertson as secretary, and Jessie Amory as student council representative."

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/07/14 - "RE: 50s car checkweb from     Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA":

Car Show Game - 1950s - American -

I scored a 92%.

   SPLENDID! Thanks, Dools!

      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 03/07/14 - "Perils in the Modern Mission Fields ":

Perils in the Modern Mission Fields

Syrian Christians Forced to Sign Treaty of Submission to Islamists

By Harry M. Covert
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 09:02 PM PST

The melodious four-part harmony Christian song, “I’m on the battlefield for my Lord,” rang to the rafters. It was so uplifting the young college men’s quartet sang it again.
In the years since this music has encouraged young and old alike to realize world missions is the duty of all professing Christians and churches of all denominations. The musicians were called the “Mission-aires.”

The song is not an anthem for followers to use physical force and all available methods to find recruits and proselytize. The Scripture is quite clear to “Go tell” the story of Jesus, report the good news, forgive and forget and, this is a hard one, be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving.”

The other side of the coin provides a different story no matter what some alleged enlightened non-Christians believe and demand.

Some 30 years after hearing the “Mission-Aires” sing and talk about “mission-fields” a young group of collegians organized food distribution in Omdurman, historic city near the The Sudan’s capital Khartoum.

They were joined by older English Anglican workers, Roman Catholic nuns, Baptist collegians, and later Methodist and other protestant Christians.

More than 500 mothers, many with infants in their arms, were receiving food packages, enough family food for a week, when a dozen (by actual count) young Sudanese men came on the scene, yelling, screaming and striking them with sticks and canes. A police station a 100-yards away offered help after a few recipients were hurt.

The bullies, the Muslim Brotherhood, ordered the mothers “not to take the food” because the donors were not Sudanese but foreigners.

Several weeks later, the fresh-faced collegians were visiting the coastal city of Port Sudan and local markets. Without permission, the students began singing pleasant songs and drew a crowd before being chased away. One young boy, who said he was sixteen, clearly asked, “Will your Jesus love me?” Naturally they went to talk with him and discovered his right hand missing.
The boy’s crime was stealing food and for his family.

The excitement of missions wanes somewhat when young and motivated young Christians lead with their hearts and souls.

Today, missions throughout African countries with predominant Islamist lifestyles is dangerous.

A recent story piqued my interest in Virtue on Line, and was a clear reminder of perils of Christian missionaries and workers. The headine was “Syrian Christians sign treaty of submission to Islamists.”

It is terrifying and eye-opening that so many denominations, educators and public-spirited people don’t realize and don’t want to talk about the hazards of dealing with Islamists and especially those who want to include Shari’a law in the American culture.

Elhanan Miller wrote in The Times of Israel just how Christians must live in an Islamic society. In the Syrian city of Raqqa some 20 Christian leaders were captured by Islamic terrorists and forced to signed a submission document, banning them from practicing in public in return for protection.

The Christians had three choices, convert to Islam; remain Christian but pledge submission to Islam; or “face the sword.” Not surprising, they all agreed to submit.

They will have to pay a tax known as jizya in return for the Muslim ruler’s protection, known as dhimma.

So American Christians popularly sing “I’m on the Battlefield for my Lord” and go about their lives raising families, serving a loving God. If they live outside of the United States they must always be looking over their shoulders, living in fear.

Believers want to trust in and see goodness in everybody. Unfortunately in today’s world Peter’s admonition is to the point and true: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”

Americans too are so eager to welcome perhaps the fastest growing religion into society thinking the Islamists are similar to those denominations of the Judeo-Christian ethic. They aren’t, no matter how it’s explained. The easiest way to understand the growing religious invasion is to visit a predominantly Muslim culture.

Working with Arabists it is not unusual to hear the word In sha’Allah, the meaning being “God willing” or “if Allah wills.”

Serving the mission fields around the world are vital. Helping, educating and feeding hungry people is a blessing to the giver and recipient. The nation was founded on freedom of religion, it was not founded on Judeo, Christian and Islamic ethics. This will not be popular In this modern day of efforts to destroy history and tradition. Be aware of wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Copyright ©2014 Harry M. Covert
This article is published in, Voice For Global Orthodox Anglicanism.

   Thank you so much, Harry!

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/06/14 - "The Untold Story Of The World's Most Famous Photo - 7 Minutes":

This is very interesting.
I'm sure you've seen the world's most famous photograph, "Earthrise" seen on the cover of TIME and on stamps. But did you know it almost didn't happen? This occurred 45 years ago, Christmas Eve, 1968. You have to see the untold story of this iconic shot!

The Untold Story Of The World's Most Famous Photo - 7 Minutes

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Haul Party!

From My Friend, Mariel, of NC - 03/07/14 - "Pennywise Is in Your Closet":

  Sleep well!

   Oh, thanks, Mariel! That oughta help!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#20 in a Series of 37)":

Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....

Snow in Russia

Now THIS is winter!


   YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/19/14 - "LAUGHS FOR THE DAY (#13 in a Series of 16)":

  ...These should be some fun.

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 02/24/14 - "Who says men can't decorate? (#10 in a Series of 10)":

  Who says men can't decorate?

They can decorate very well!

   SO COOL! Thanks, Ruthie - I've really liked these!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/01/14 - "Modern Gadgets (#7 in a series of 15)":

  WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!

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 - 03/07/14:

A man took his hamster to the vet, and after a short look at the creature the vet pronounced it dead.

Not happy with the vet's diagnosis the man asked for a second opinion. The vet gave a whistle and in strolled a Labrador dog. The dog nudged the hamster around with its nose and sniffed it a couple of times before shaking his head.

"There" said the vet, "Your hamster is dead".

Still not happy the man asked for a third opinion. The vet opened the back door and in bounded a cat. The cat jumped onto the table and looked the hamster up and down for a few minutes before looking up and shaking it's head.

"It's definitely dead, sir", says the vet. Convinced, the man enquireed how much he owed.

"That will be £1000, please".

"A £1000 just to tell me my hamster is dead?!?" fumed the man.

"Well", said the vet, "There's my diagnosis, the lab report and the cat scan".


1. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 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.

2. Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 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.  

3. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/20/14

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 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 Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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