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05/22/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
National Maritime Day

ď[Mariners] have written one of its most brilliant chapters.
They have delivered the goods when and where needed in every theater
of operations and across every ocean in the biggest, the most difficult and
dangerous job ever undertaken. As time goes on, there will be greater public
understanding of our merchant's fleet record during this war [World War II].Ē

- President Franklin D. Roosevelt
(30 Jan 1882 - 12 Apr 1945)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is National Maritime Day!

BONUS - - Jimmy Buffett - Son of a Sailor - Oct. 21, 2004





   Happy Birthday today to Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

25 -    The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57) (deceased 04 Nov 2009);
26 -     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of VA;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57);

29 -   Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND   Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!



May 21, 1939 -The Canadian National War Memorial was unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa.

May 21, 1940 - A Nazi "special unit" began murdering more than 1,500 hospital patients in East Prussia. The operation of killing the "unfit" mentally ill patients took 18 days.

May 21, 1941 - The first U.S. ship, the SS Robin Moor, was sunk by a U-boat.

May 21, 1942 - 4,300 Jews were deported from Chelm, Poland, to the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor.

May 21, 1942 - The German company IG Farben set up a factory just outside of Auschwitz, in order to take advantage of Jewish slave laborers. 



Tuesday, May 21, 1963 - Vocalist (Dead Milkmen) Rodney (Anonymous) Linderman was born, possibly in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, May 21, 1963 - Writer Richard Appel was born in New York City, New York.

Tuesday, May 21, 1963 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (My Bloody Valentine) Kevin Shields was born  Kevin Patrick Shields in Queens, New York.

Tuesday, May 21, 1963 - Guitarist Dave Specter was born in Chicago, Illinois.



May 22, 1939 - Germany and Italy signed the Pact of Steel.

May 22, 1942 - Mexico entered World War II on the side of the Allies.

May 22, 1942 - Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.

May 22, 1943 - Joseph Stalin disbanded Comintern.

May 22, 1945 - Operation Paperclip Ė United States Army Major Robert B. Staver recommended that the U.S. evacuate German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology.


TODAY IN 1963:

Wednesday, May 22, 1963 - Assassination attempt of Greek left-wing politician Gregoris Lambrakis, who died five days afterwards.


    From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 05/21/13 - "missing":

Please remove Linda Lou Williams from the class of 1963's missing list; we found her... living in Newport News... yea!

Thank you,
Susie Overton Jones

   WHOO-HOO! It's always good to find 'em! It's even better to find 'em nearby! Thanks, Susie! I updated your page:



   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 05/21/13 - "Prayers for You!":
Hi Carol,

I wanted to drop a line to let you know you are still in our prayers! You haven't said a great deal about your health lately, but I suspect you are not totally up to par!

Please take care of yourself and rest as much as possible! Remember that your Typhoon Family have a great deal of love for both you and Paul!

God Bless You and Get Well Soon!

Butch Ragland

GASP!!! With all that's going on in your life these last few months, and you're praying for ME?!? I'm stunned and overwhelmed, Butch! Thank you so very much!

   You're right, even by my own standards of "normal" (I am ever and always the Wienius Maximus), I'm not there yet, but I think if I stayed in bed much more than I'm doing, I'd be in serious danger of developing bed sores!

   I went to a Women's Conference on Saturday, May 11 (and even led the music!), and went to church on Mother's Day (and led the music again!), and then of course had yet another relapse of this nonsense with the coughing, wheezing, and rattling of the chest. I think that was the last time I've been outside my front door. I mostly just lie in bed, watch old movies, sleep, read, crochet, cross stitch (if my eyes are not too rheumy to see what I'm doing), and occasionally meander into to office to do something productive.

   We're "posta" go to an outdoor wedding reception Friday night, and I had better be up to it!

   Now for the real point of interest, "How YOU doin'?!?"



   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/21/13 - "RULES ARE RULES!":

     YOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Billy!



      From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 05/21/13 - " Preparing for Memorial Day....keep it moving":

It is the 

not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion. 

It is 
not the reporter, 
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is 
not the poet, 
who has given us freedom of speech.


It is 
not the campus organizer, 
who has given us freedom to assemble. 


It is 
not the lawyer, 
who has given us the right to a fair trial. 

It is 
not the politician, 
who has given us the right to vote.

It is 
salutes the Flag,

It is 
who serves 
under the Flag.


We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve. 

God Bless them all!!
Makes you proud to be an American.

Thank a serviceman/woman for their sacrifice for our country - I just did.

   I did, too - and thank YOU, Phil!


From My Friend, Jessica, of NC - 05/06/13 - "7 Days of Marriage Wisdom":
     WOWZERS! Thanks, Jessica!


     From Me ('65) of NC - 05/21/13 - "24 Hour Test":
     This is one of my Life's Goals!  


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/21/13 - "Big Dreams":  
  GREAT ADVICE! Thanks, Susan!


       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC (temporarily of MA) - 05/20/13 - "Skinny Shake":  
  Have you tried the Skinny Shake before? It tastes like a Wendy's Frosty!

Skinny Shake

3/4 cup Almond Milk
about 15 ice cubes
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1-2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 of a banana

    WOW! A dream come true - a milkshake diet!  Thanks, Webby!



  From Ruth Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/08/13 - "Pets make you smile, ya gotta love em' (#34 of 36)":

  To make you smile.....

Happy Pet Day!!!

   AWW! Thanks, Ruthie!



BONUS MARITIME CROCHET PATTERNS: - Sue's Sweet Liberty Beaded Crochet Bracelet - "Even Lady Liberty would want to wear this Sweet Liberty Beaded Crochet Bracelet! This crochet and bead bracelet pattern is the perfect patriotic accessory for a summer barbecue or fireworks display." - with tutorial! - Nautical Crochet Patterns - "The nautical look is back in style, though itís so classic most would say it never left! ..." - a plethora of freebies! - Riikkael's Mini Life Belts - Nautical Afghan - $4.99


BONUS MARITIME RECIPES: - Maritime Recipes - "Here is a collection of Maritime recipes popular in the Annapolis Valley. We, in the Maritimes are sometimes referred to as unique and so we also have some unique recipes. This is a good thing...."



From - 05/21/13:

A young and foolish pilot wanted to sound cool on the aviation frequencies. This was his first time approaching a field during the nighttime, so instead of making any official requests to the tower, he said: "Guess who?"

The controller switched the field lights off and replied: "Guess where?" 


1. Thursday, June 6, 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, June 12, 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. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1963. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx



PRAYER ROLL : - updated 05/20/13

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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Son of a Son of a Sailor

Words and Music by Jimmy Buffett, 1978
(b. 25 Dec 1946)

ďI saw a picture of my grandfather after he had come back from a trip to Nova Scotia. He was born there but left when he was a young man
and didnít return until he was 84. He was standing on dock staring at an old sailing schooner, and the look on his face told the story of where he
had come from and where he had been. I have always been very proud of my heritage as a sailor and wrote this for the men who taught me the skills.Ē

- Jimmy

As the son of a son of a sailor
I went out on the sea for adventure
Expanding the view of the captain and crew
Like a man just released from indenture

As a dreamer of dreams and a traveliní man
I have chalked up many a mile
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks
And Iíve learned much from both of their styles

Son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor
Son of a gun load the last ton
One step ahead of the jailer

Now away in the near future, southeast of disorder
You can shake the hand of the mango man
As he greets you at the border

And the lady she hails from Trinidad
Island of the spices
Salt for your meat and cinnamon sweet
And the rum is for all your good vices

Haul the sheet in as we ride on the wind that our
Forefathers harnessed before us
Hear the bells ring as the tide rigging sings
Itís a son of a gun of a chorus

Where it all ends I canít fathom, my friends
If I knew, I might toss out my anchor
So Iíll cruise along always searchiní for songs
Not a lawyer, a thief or a banker

But a son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor
Son of a gun, load the last ton
One step ahead of the jailer
Iím just a son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor
The seaís in my veins, my tradition remains
Iím just glad I donít live in a trailer



"Son of a Son of a Sailor" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/09
Thanks, Dave!

"Son of a Son of a Sailor" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/09
Thanks again, Dave!

National Maritime Day Image courtesy of - 05/21/09

Anchor clip art courtesy of - 05/21/09

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

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!!

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

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

Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of - 10/21/10

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!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of - 02/16/09

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