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10/13/12 - NNHS Newsletter - 237th Birthday of the United States Navy

A powerful Navy we have always regarded as our proper and natural
means of defense; and it has always been of defense that we have
thought, never of aggression or of conquest. But who shall tell us now
what sort of Navy to build? We shall take leave to be strong upon the seas,
in the future as in the past; and there will be no thought of offense
or provocation in that. Our ships are our natural bulwarks.”

- President Woodrow Wilson, 08 Dec 1914, An Annual Message to Congress
(28 Dec 1856 - 03 Feb 1924)

10 Dec 1996 - Northern Puerto Rican Operations Area: USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) 27 Aug 2004 - Naval Station, Norfolk, VA: A UH-3H Sea King helicopter flies over USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS George Washington (CVN 73), and USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   We try to celebrate this day together every year.  Sometimes we do, and sometimes we don't. 

   Hug a sailor today.  Or salute one.  Well, okay, just thank one for their services rendered.  I still would personally prefer the hugging option.

I've assembled five truly special videos for you - a birthday gift, as it were:

BONUS #1 - - Anchors Aweigh

BONUS #2 - - Anchors Aweigh - full of surprises!

BONUS #3 - - Anchors Aweigh - US Naval Academy, 2006

BONUS #4 - - Brief History of the US Navy, 2007

BONUS #5 - - US Navy Birthday Video - Fallujah, Iraq, 2008 (version played in camp)



   Happy Birthday today to The United States Navy - 1775  AND   Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND   Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND          My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to       Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND       Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND   My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

15 -   Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA;

17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);
18 -
Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA  AND   Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA  AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA;

19 -   Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;

20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND    John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 13, 1943 - The new government of Italy sided with the Allies and declared war on Germany.

October 13, 1944 - Riga, the capital of Latvia, was occupied by the Red Army.

TODAY IN 1962:

Saturday, October 13, 1962
- The Pacific Northwest experienced a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.

Saturday, October 13, 1962 - Actress T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh was born Crystal Walker in Chicago, Illinois.

Saturday, October 13, 1962 - Actress Kelly Preston was born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Saturday, October 13, 1962 - Football player Jerry Rice was born Jerry Lee Rice in Starkville, Mississippi.


1. 07/29/12 -   Grayson Williams, Class of February 1943


1.  NADA.


From John ('59) and     Aretie Gallins ('59) Patterson of TN - 10/04/12, 7:25 PM - "RE:   Richard Oliver":


We were hoping to find Richard and communicate with him before going to Costa Rica in hopes of getting the real skinny on the places where and where not to go down there.....

Good to hear from you - - say "Hi" to everybody for us - - and let us know if you find Richard's e-mail address.

Best Regards,


   Hi again, John and Aretie!

   I personally have no experience in locating people abroad, but we do have some experts in that field among us. And surely someone has remained in touch with Richard all these years. Perhaps one of y'all has experience in traveling to Costa Rica.

   So now there are three ways to help - and this is important!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

  From Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA - 10/11/12, 2:36 PM - "RE: 50-Year Reunion for the Class of 1962":

This came from   Larry Williams...I thought he was great, how about you guys?


Jimmy Walker

BTW: I thought Larry & Tina's dancing was over the top!!!...a thing of beauty.

  From Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA - 10/11/12, 4:07 PM - "RE: reunion":

Larry was outstanding and the music was right on.. Thank you, Walker, for bringing Larry onboard.....

I did dance the last dance of the night which was my goal...American Bandstand, here I come....

Luv to all of you.. you made it extra extra special..

  From Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA - 10/12/12, 5:51 PM - "RE: reunion":

Yes, I thought Larry did a great job. I think a few more beach music songs could have been played, but that's just me. I, of course, loved dancing w/Larry but I liked dancing with all of those who asked me (or I asked)... Even liked dancing by myself ... I have no shame!

I think this reunion rivaled the 35th. I also think Bobby did a great job as MC. The food (especially on Saturday) was outstanding. Loved the hospitality suite - really filled in the gaps and gave people a good socializing outlet. All in all, it was a huge success.


   A big DITTO to all of the above!  Thank you again so much for inviting         Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC and me as your guests; we had a fabulous time!

From - 10/13/12, 1:25 AM - "Cardinals down Nationals, advance to NLCS":


Trailing 7-5 and down to their final out, the St. Louis Cardinals staged a comeback reminiscent of their magical run through last year's Postseason to win a decisive Game Five of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals by a 9-7 score.

The Cardinals advance to the National League Championship Series where they'll face the San Francisco Giants. This matchup of the two most recent World Series Champions begins in San Francisco on Sunday, October 14.

Cards pull off stunning comeback
to beat Nats and advance to NLCS!

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 10/12/12 - "Cardinals win! In Wild Card fashion!!!":

  Cardinals win! In Wild Card fashion!!!

Nuff said. And a well managed game to you, Mr. Matheny!

OUCH! Cards rally from 6-0 deficit on the road, final game of NLDS to advance to the play the Giants in the NLCS...4 runs in the top of the ninth...WOW! And well done to Motte who redeemed himself for letting up a run in the prior inning.

    AMEN! Thanks, Brent!


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS: - ' Navy Hat Pincushion - complete with tutorial - This is just about the cutest little thing I've ever seen! - Many patterns to knit, crochet, and sew warm articles of clothing to send to our brave troops - Amazing site! - Navy Lace Scarf

BONUS RECIPES: - Chili Con Queso Bites - "This southwest inspired appetizer recipe gets its bold flavor from Pace Picante sauce and loads of cheese. Baked in a muffin tin, it's finger food at its greatest. Impress your guests with only the best appetizer recipes and serve them this great game day snack." - Easy Kitchen Sink Macaroni Salad - "Macaroni salad recipes are a staple at any picnic or barbeque. Jam packed with whatever vegetables and cheese you have in your fridge, Kitchen Sink Macaroni Salad is a hodgepodge collection of flavor. Add in your favorite your vegetables to make it just the way you like." - Spicy Chocolate Cake - "There's something about delicious chocolate cake recipes that keep people coming back slice after slice. If you'd like to take a trip to the wild side, try this Spicy Chocolate Cake. Add in jalapenos if you dare, or leave them out. It's your choice on how daring you want to be."

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/20/12, 10:40 PM - "Rare Photos! (#10 in a Series of 17)":  
  You might like these too.

Great old pics….



   WOWZERS! Thanks, Bill!  

James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor (WOW !!)

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/01/12, 11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#10 in a Series of 25)":  
  Some more memories.

Some of these photos will blow you away.

A Baby Boomer's Time Machine


   MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne Honey  

Clint Eastwood and
his first wife, Maggie


From - 07/12/12:

This guy was pulled over for running a stop sign. When the cop checked the man's driver's license, he said, "You're wearing glasses on your ID and you're not now. I'm going to have to give you a ticket."

The guy said, "Officer, I have contacts."

The cop said, "Look, buddy, I don't care who you know, ... I'm giving you a ticket."

1. Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 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, December 12, 2012 - 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/04/12

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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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Anchors Aweigh

Words (Verses One and Two) by Midshipman First Class Alfred Hart Miles, USNA - '07, 1906 ;
Music by Lieut. Charles A. Zimmermann, USN, 1906
Words (Verse Three) by Midshipman Royal Lovell, USNA - '26.

Stand Navy down the field, sails set to the sky.
We'll never change our course, so Army you steer shy-y-y-y.
Roll up the score, Navy, Anchors Aweigh.
Sail Navy down the field and sink the Army, sink the Army Grey.

Get underway, Navy, Decks cleared for the fray,
We'll hoist true Navy Blue So Army down your Grey-y-y-y.
Full speed ahead, Navy; Army heave to,
Furl Black and Grey and Gold and hoist the Navy, hoist the Navy Blue

Blue of the Seven Seas; Gold of God's great sun
Let these our colors be Till all of time be done-n-n-ne,
By Severn shore we learn Navy's stern call:
Faith, courage, service true With honor over, honor over all.

"Anchors Aweigh" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64),
USNA ('69) of VA - 10/12/05
Thanks, Captain!

"Anchors Aweigh" original lyrics and history courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64),
USNA ('69) of VA - 10/12/05
Thanks again, Captain!

Official U.S. Navy Images courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64),
USNA ('69) of VA - 10/12/05
Thanks again, Captain!

1 - 961210-N-0710M-001 (DECEMBER 10, 1996)--The U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)
steams in the Northern Puerto Rican Operations Area (NPOA) during carrier airwing qualifications.
U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Second Class Scott A. Moak. (RELEASED)

2 - 040827-N-4459K-002 Virginia Beach, Va. (Aug. 27, 2004) - A UH-3H Sea King helicopter assigned to the Search and Rescue
(SAR) unit at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., flies over the aircraft carriers moored at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.,
left to right, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS George Washington (CVN 73), and USS Enterprise (CVN 65). The SAR squadron,
which provides rescue services to both the military and civilian communities, (was) decommissioned on October 1st, 2004.
U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Anthony M. Koch (RELEASED)

Navy Flag Image used to create Divider Lines courtesy of 
once again at the suggestion of Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64),
USNA ('69) of VA - 06/29/04
Thanks once more, David! And those four gold bars are for you, Captain.

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

Animated Navy and USMC Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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!!

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 Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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