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03/27/09 - NNHS Newsletter
American Patrol

“When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies
glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air,
an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.”

 - Adlai Stevenson
(05 Feb 1900 - 14 July 1965)

Dear Friends and  Schoolmates,

   I thought I'd just continue with various marches through the end of the month of March.  This one is certain to evoke a few memories. 

BONUS #1 - - American Patrol - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, 1942 - deliciously grainy recording!

BONUS #2 - - American Patrol - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra set to images of WWII - AWESOME!

BONUS #3 - - American Patrol - The Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1983

   Besides, it occurred to me that it was exactly 38 years ago today that one of the finest men I've ever known,   Lee Galloway (Warwick HS - '65), the brother I never had, was killed in action in Vietnam, so it seems appropriate.



Frank W. Meacham - 1885: There are many of you who will associate this piece with the 1940s recording by the Glen Miller orchestra. However it is a history that precedes that record by over half a century. Meacham had relatively scant success as a composer under his own name, in spite his being published at the age of 10. In his 20s he wrote a couple of successful waltzes for the famed Patrick Gilmore band (see previous listing), and was commissioned to write more, often published under names of other composers as opposed to pseudonyms. Meacham gained more fame as an arranger than a composer, part of which is reflected in American Patrol. The opening themes of the piece are his own, and reflect a parade passing through a town. In the middle he inserts a full chorus of Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean (a.k.a. The Red, White and Blue), then finishes the parade with one more iteration of his melody and a few pianistic drum cadences. Not published until 1891, this one piece of his was quickly popular, and one of the first hit band recordings on a cylinder in 1903. It sustained popularity through both World War One and World War Two, and is still performed at concerts by the Airmen of Note and many swing groups and marching bands. This version is more faithful to the original and has a bit less swing, but will hopefully stir some great patriotic feelings.


1.      From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 03/26/09, 7:43 PM - "Fred...5th good day in a row!":

The procedure was done this a.m. to go into his back between rib was a huge success....I think Fred said that they drained the equivalent of 2 large coke bottles.  The cultures from this will be in a couple of days.
He is off oxygen .....and says he can feel a real difference in breathing.....
AND.....HE WAS GIVEN 1/2 teaspoon OF WATER....AND WE THINK IT WENT DOWN TO HIS STOMACH..... tomorrow's x-rays should be more positive...the x-ray that was taken after this procedure was VERY good.
He is much stronger.....and GET THIS......HE IS BORED!!!!!!....if that isn't a sign of healing, I don't know what is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The last time he had some broth and applesauce was the beginning of the second downfall.....they will SLOWLY introduce him to a little more water each day.  The doctor said she is going to take itsy-bitsy baby steps with him this time to get him fully recovered.
Love to all.....Janice

   WHOOP-DE-DOOZIE!!! That's great news! Thanks, Janice!

2. From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 03/27/09, 12:12 PM - "HOME":

Hi Guys
I know you haven't heard from me in a while BUT I've been in the hospital AGAIN since Monday and just got home about noon today. I HOPE this mess is all over with for this year!!!
I see a lung specialist in April to see if I've advanced into COPD from just plain asthma. It certainly seems to be the case!
Anyway, just letting everyone know I'm still alive and kicking hard at life!
All my love

   Judy, Judy Judy! You "gotsta" (from the same people who brought you "posta") get well, Lady!


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

29 -   David Hatchett ('65) of VA;

31- Webb Edwards ('57)  AND       Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL AND   Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of NC;

01 - Harold Smith ('57) !

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

  From Alice Fowler Edwards ('64) of VA - 03/26/09 - "Stuart Gardens Neighborhood":

If we are remembering Stuart Gardens, don't forget the Fowlers (Shirley '51?,  Berton '54,   Eleanor, '59 and   Alice '64) on 1148 17th St!!

    Oh, my, yes! Weren't y'all already on there from the git-go?!? Lemme check.....

   WHAT?!? Why, that's outrageous! How can this be?!? Well, we've fixed that now:

   Thanks, Alice! I can only imagine that there were conversations from years past which were never posted - probably because no such page existed at the time.

     From Me ('65) of IL - 03/27/09 - "Christopher Shores and Warwick Gardens":

   By the way, I just added those promised Christopher Shores and Warwick Gardens pages: 

 - brand new page

 - brand new page

From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 03/26/09:

You can add my e-mail to the  class of 64 directory if you like-- the gmail one, please,


   Thank you, Domi! Your email addy is now posted:

 - I even did some major updating of this page.....

  From Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA to   Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 03/26/09:


Please forward this message to Carol for the NNHS newsletter for me!

Thanks so much, I really appreciate your help!


Dear NNHS friends,

Thanks so much for all of the thoughtful calls, cards, emails, and condolences in the recent passing of my mother, Mary Eileen Carter Eakes. She went very peacefully and quickly, at the age of 89, having her final wish of being able to remain in her home until her final day.

She too, was a graduate of NNHS, the Class of 1937. Thanks for the article and tribute to her life.

Brenda (Eakes) Insley

   Thank you, Brenda - and Dee! It was our honor to make that Memorial Edition for her.  Again, you have our deepest condolences.


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/14/09 - "New stroke indicator - Please Read":

Hi Carol:
  Jane Monfalcone Simmons, Class of "61" (of FL) sent me this and I thought it was worth passing on.  Might save your life or that of a loved one.
Warm Regards.........  Wayne

Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue

STROKE: Remember the First Three Letters.....S.T.R.

It only takes a minute to read this...
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.



Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, S-T-R. Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today.) 
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other,
that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

I have done my part....will you?

   Well, Wayne, we just sent this to well over 500 people, so I think we did our part! Thanks so much!

  From Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 03/15/09 - "Stroll with Me Down Memory Lane":

This is neat. Turn up the sound, relax and enjoy.
Bill Turner

   This is waaay cool, Billy Turner - thanks so much!

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 03/19/09 - "New Website":

In the Daily Press today there is an article about a new site that tells the history of Wythe which some may be interested in seeing, and you may be interested in adding a link to your website.

F.A. Saunders

   This is waaay cool, too, F.A. - thank you! I no doubt will be adding links (at least) throughout Our Old Stomping very soon now!


   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/12/09 - "Have a Giggle (#12 in a series of 13)":

Hi Carol!
Glad you are settling in to your new home!
After hearing me complain about my doctor getting on me about losing another 10 pounds my wife sent me the attached email for future excuses I can give him!
Have to admit I never thought of these and may use them next visit, when I know I will have probably gained another 10 pounds.
In case you need some newsletter filler sometime, I included the "Herman" comic attachments also!

Hope you enjoy them, and thanks again for keeping us in touch with our glory days.

Best to all!
Butch Ragland, NNHS '63
Colorado Springs, CO

   GIGGLES!!! These are great, Butch - thanks!


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 23, 24, and 25, 2009 - The Class of 1954 will hold its 55-Year Reunion.  For details, contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at - CLASS OF 1954

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2009 - The Hampton High School Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1964

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact

5. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/27/09

BLOG: - updated 01/09/09

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

                                   Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

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American Patrol

- Frank W. Meacham, 1885 (not published until 1891)

"American Patrol" midi and Image of 1910 "American Patrol March" Sheet Music Cover courtesy of - 03/26/09

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Flag Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 02/09/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

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 - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 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!!

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