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05/17/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Armed Forces Day
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

George Orwell
(25 June 1903 – 21 Jan 1950)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

       This observance is celebrated each year on the third Saturday in May.  Remember those wonderful, inspiring Armed Forces Day Parades back in the early sixties??  Sigh.

BONUS - - Stars And Stripes Forever - "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, March, 3, 2009, in the John Philip Sousa Band Hall at Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C.



   Happy Birthday tomorrow to       Don Coffey ('54) of VA AND the late    Susan Whitt Vest ('66) of VA (deceased 06/16/10)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

19 -         David Whitley ('67) of VA;

20 -    Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA;

21 -   Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA;

22 - Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57);

24 - Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All


May 16, 1943 - Britain began Operation Chastise. The plan was to bomb key dams in order to flood the Ruhr region of Germany. 1,268 people were killed including 700 Russian slave laborers.

May 16, 1943 - Germany began Operation Gypsy Baron. The offensive was against partisan resistance fighters who controlled areas of swampland, forest and mountain ranges and were still fighting German invaders on the Russian front.

May 16, 1943 -
Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ended. The Jewish revolt had begun on April 19.


Friday, May 16, 1964 - Basketball player and actor John Salley was born John Thomas Salley in Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, May 16, 1964 - Singer-songwriter and violinist (Dave Matthews Band) Boyd Tinsley was born Boyd Calvin Tinsley in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Friday, May 16, 1964 - Runner Edit Bérces was born in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary.

Friday, May 16, 1964 - DJ and journalist Mary Anne Hobbs was born in Garstang, Lancashire, England.

Friday, May 16, 1964 - Comedian, actor, and screenwriter Milton Jones was born Milton Hywel Jones in England.


May 17, 1940 - Germany occupied Brussels, Belgium and began the invasion of France.

May 17, 1940 - The old city centre of the Dutch town of Middelburg was bombed by the German Luftwaffe, to force the surrender of the Dutch armies in Zeeland.

May 17, 1941 - German planes bombed British forces in Iraq.

May 17, 1943 - The United States Army contracted with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC.

May 17, 1943 - The Dambuster Raids by No. 617 Squadron RAF on German dams took place.


Saturday, May 17, 1964 - Footballer and coach Stratos Apostolakis was born Efstratios Apostolakis (Στράτος Αποστολάκης) in Agrinio, Greece.

Saturday, May 17, 1964 - Actor David Eigenberg was born in Long Island, New York.

Saturday, May 17, 1964 - Race car driver Mauro Martini was born in Italy.

Saturday, May 17, 1964 - Tennis player Menno Oosting was born in Son en Breugel, North Brabant, the Netherlands. He died on 22 Feb 1999 at the age of 34 of injuries sustained in a car accident in Turnhout, Belgium.[1]

Saturday, May 17, 1964 - Psychologist and parapsychologist Nandor Fodor (b. 13 May 1895 in Beregszasz, Hungary) died in New York City, New York four days after his 69th birthday .

     NOW AVAILABLE from    Butch Ragland's ('63 - of CO) eBay store:

1) NNHS Typhoon logo caps for only $12.95! (Soon, the price will rise to the regular retail price of $14.95.)

2) NNHS Typhoon logo tote bags for only $3.89!

   DON'T FORGET: 10% of every purchase of NNHS logo products purchased from Butch will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project!

   In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of his websites may contact Butch at: or with information pertaining to your purchases and he will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact him at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.

   Thanks so much, Butch!

    See them here - - and snag yours today!



    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 05/16/14 - "Woops !":

A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk and if they have avocados, get 6."
A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk.
The wife asks him, "Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?"
He replied, "They had avocados."
If you're a woman, I'm sure you're going back to read it again!
Men will get it the first time.
My work is done here.
Water in the carburetor
WIFE: "There is trouble with the car. It has water in the carburetor."

HUSBAND: "Water in the carburetor? That's ridiculous."

WIFE: "I tell you the car has water in the carburetor."
HUSBAND: "You don't even know what a carburetor is. I'll check it out. Where's the car?

WIFE: "In the pool."



25% of the women in this country are on medication for mental illness.

That's scary.

It means 75% are running around untreated.

Husband and wife had a tiff.
Wife called up her mom and said, "He fought with me again, I am coming to live with you."
Mom said, "No darling, he must pay for his mistake. I am coming to live with you.

Today's Short Reading from the Bible... from Genesis:
"And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."
Then He made the earth round...and He laughed and laughed and laughed!

     Thanks, Jimmy!

   From My Niece-in-Law, Leslie, of NC - 05/16/14 - "It's That Time Again":

How to Clean Almost Anything and Everything

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Leslie! Many of these I knew, but many more I did not!

BONUS ARMED FORCES DAY CROSS STITCH PATTERN: - USA Military Cross-Stitch Alphabet - YIKES! The pattern is $50.00, but it's very flexible and adaptable, and may be just what you've been trying to find...

BONUS HOLIDAY RECIPES: - Old Fashioned Recipes - Not necessarily restricted to Armed Forces Day...

From - 05/16/14:

At a divorce court a family of bears was waiting for the judge to grant custody of Little Bear.

The judge asked the baby bear, "Do you want to live with Papa Bear?"

The baby bear replied, "No, he beats me."

The judge asked, "So, do you want to live with Mommy Bear?"

The baby bear said, "No, she beats me too."

The judge asked, "Then with whom do you want to live with?"

The baby bear said, "The Chicago bears; they don't beat anybody!"


1. Wednesday, July 16, 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. 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

3. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/29/14

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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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Stars And Stripes Forever

Composed by John Philip Sousa (06 Nov 1854 - 06 Mar 1932), 1896

"Stars and Stripes Forever" midi (Sequenced By Rhino) courtesy of - 05/20/06

Image of Armed Forces Day 2013 Poster courtesy of - 05/18/13

First Four Military Seals clip art courtesy of - 03/24/03

Coast Guard Military Seal clip art courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/20/06
Thanks, Dave!

Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/26/09
Thanks, Al!

Gold Bar clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 12/11/03

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 - 07/07/06

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!

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

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

 Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

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