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08/12/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes

“Funny that a pair of really nice shoes make us feel good
in our heads - at the extreme opposite end of our bodies.”

- Levende Waters

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   OOOH, red shoes!

BONUS - - Red Shoes - Elvis Costello



"Costello wrote this in 10 minutes while on the Inter-City train to Liverpool between the Runcorn and Lime Street stations. He thought his lyrics for this song were funny for a 22-year old to write..."



1.    From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 08/05/16:

Happy to report that I had a great meeting today with my Kidney Specialist! Told me to keep on doing whatever I am doing; my kidneys are doing wonderful! No med changes or anything! Thank God for this report!

2.   From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 08/08/16:
Just wanted everyone to know that I got home late afternoon from my lovely week at the hospital. Very, very weak; went to sleep for two hours; Milton fixed a good dinner which I ate at the table, then back to bed. Just up to use bathroom. So tired, will type more maybe tomorrow. Thanks for all the thoughts and messages -- love you all!
   WHOO-HOO! Thank you, Butch and Elizabeth!



   Happy Birthday today to Lois Marie King Earwood ('57) AND     the late Dave Arnold ('65) (d. 21 July 2012) AND     Linwood Wright ('65) of VA AND    My Grandson, Joseph Harty of TX!  

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 -   Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA;

15 -   Peggy Johnson ('60) of VA;

17 - Carole Smith Bennett ('57) AND Eugene Chapman ('57) AND   Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL;

18 - Etta L. Baker ('57)  AND   Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA;

19 -     Former President Bill Clinton of NY AND  Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA AND       Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



August 12, 1944 - The Allies captured Florence, Italy.

August 12, 1944 - Waffen-SS troops massacred 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.

August 12, 1944 - Nazi German troops ended the week-long Wola massacre, during which time at least 40,000 people were killed indiscriminately or in mass executions.

August 12, 1944 - Alençon was liberated by General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, the first city in France to be liberated from the Nazis by French forces.



Friday, August 12, 1966 - Captain and politician Tobias Ellwood was born Tobias Martin Ellwood in New York City, New York.

Friday, August 12, 1966 - Poet and author Artur Alliksaar (b. Artur Alnek on 15 Apr 1923 in Estonia) died in Estonia of colon cancer at the age of 43.


“A happy person is not a person in certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.”

- Hugh Downs
(b. 14 Feb 1921)


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/11/16 - " Henry Like the Army!":

A good read from a buddy.....


Henry was born in Lucas County, in northeastern Ohio, the same county from which my immediate family's roots come. Henry's dad was a specialized carpenter, a job that finally settled him and his son in Indiana. It was while he was in college there that he answered an early call from Abraham Lincoln to help preserve the Union, and he enlisted as an Indiana volunteer. He fought in 22 major engagements during the Civil War, and that included the Battle of Shiloh (where his company suffered heavy losses), the Battle of Chickamauga and the Atlanta Campaign (where he earned and was later awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery in action). By the end of the War, 22-year-old Henry was carrying the brevet (temporary) rank of colonel of volunteers.

Since he obviously liked military service and was pretty good at it, Henry accepted a commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the regular Army, but not before completing law school at Harvard. He was sent to the southwest to fight in most of the major Indian campaigns there. He eventually joined Mackenzie's Raiders (the 4th Cavalry) as Quartermaster and took part in their victorious fight with warriors from four different tribes in the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas panhandle. (I camped with my family in that picturesque and historic canyon in 1986, and we were entertained by college students, who performed for us the musical Texas in an outdoor theatre.)

From that canyon, Henry moved further west, was promoted to the rank of captain and was given command of a troop of the 4th Cavalry. It was then that he was assigned the daunting task of capturing Geronimo. He and his men relentlessly pursued the fierce Chiricahua Apache leader into Mexico's Sierra Madre, wearing campaign hats, moccasins and only their exposed long underwear to help them survive the scorching heat. Covering over 3,000 miles on foot and on horseback, Henry eventually forced the Apache legend and his band to parley and finally surrender in 1886, but he never took any personal credit for Geronimo's demise, claiming that his men (including his scouts) were responsible for the capture. However, Cowboys & Indians magazine recently reported that even "Geronimo himself credited (Henry) for his exhaustive and tireless efforts that had permitted the Apache few safe harbors and little rest."

Not only was Henry known for his tenacious fighting spirit against his Indian adversaries, but he was also compassionate in his dealings with them and earned their respect in both ways. When the Indian Wars ended, he stayed in the Army and continued to be promoted in rank. Given administrative duties for the next few years, Henry concentrated on improving the inner workings of the Army. Of course, war is inevitable, and when the USS Maine blew up in Havana in 1898, our nation went to war with Spain. Henry's combat experience was not overlooked, and he was given a star and the command of a division of 6,000 volunteers. It was his unit that spearheaded the invasion of Cuba. The Spanish were successfully beaten in Cuba, and Henry became the military governor of Santiago.

Though infected with Malaria and given a short break to recover from the effects of the disease, he was soon ordered to the Philippines to help fight in the continuing war with Spain. It was there that Major General Henry Ware Lawton finally lost his life for his country after 38 years of service, becoming the only general officer killed in the Spanish-American War. Lawton, Oklahoma is named for him, as was Fort Lawton (now Discovery Park) in Seattle, a area in downtown Manila and a street in San Francisco. Having become a Hoosier, he also has a memorial statue in Indianapolis' Garfield Park. I read that James Whitcomb Riley wrote a poem about Henry and delivered it when his statue was dedicated in Indiana, but I was unable to locate it for this story. However, I will close with a few lines from one of Riley's other poems, which I think fit Henry nicely: "So when our foes have had their fill, though I'm among the dying, to see the Old Flag flying still, I'll laugh to leave her flying!" I'm glad you liked the Army, Henry. You certainly served us well. Thank you! - Your Bud

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Billy!


“All the people like us are we, and everyone else is they.”

- Rudyard Kipling
(30 Dec 1865 -
18 Jan 1936)


BONUS RED SHOES CROCHET PATTERNS: - Ruby Red Slippers - Agnes Russell's Child's Red Elf Slippers - "Oh what fun your kids will have this Christmas Morning wearing their green & red elf slippers, complete with jingle bells!"


BONUS RED RECIPES: - Red Recipes - "Find all Red recipes...."


From - 08/11/16:

Q. Why did the two cameras decide to get together for a date?

A. If they clicked, they wanted to see what would develop!


1. Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 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, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN, 711 Lakefront Commons, NN from 7:00 PM - closing. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, 740 Town City Drive, NN from 7:00 PM - midnight in the Pearl Room.

3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.


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

                          Love to all, Carol





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7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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in the bucket."


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(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes

Written and Recorded by Elvis Costello (b. 25 Aug 1954), 1977

Oh I used to be disgusted
and now I try to be amused.
But since their wings have got rusted,
you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes.
But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain,
that's when I knew that I could not refuse.
And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

I was watching while you're dancing away.
Our love got fractured in the echo and sway.
How come everybody wants to be your friend?
You know that it still hurts me just to say it.

Oh, I know that she's disgusted (oh why's that)
Cause she's feeling so abused. (oh that's too bad)
She gets tired of the lust, (oh I'm so sad)
but it's so hard to refuse.
How can you say that I'm too old,
when the angels have stolen my red shoes.

Oh, I said "I'm so happy, I could die."
She said "Drop dead," then left with another guy.
That's what you get if you go chasing after vengeance.
Ever since you got me punctured this has been my sentence.
Oh I used to be disgusted
and now I try to be amused.
But since their wings have got rusted,
you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes.
Red shoes, the angels wanna wear my red shoes.


"(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes" lyrics courtesy of - 08/12/09

Image of "The Red Shoes" courtesy of - 08/12/09

Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of - 02/16/09

Rosie Piter's Illustration of Red Shoes clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 08/12/09

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!!

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

Animated Air Force and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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