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10/13/14 - NNHS Newsletter - 239th 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, 

   Today's federal holiday is brought to you by the United States Navy. Oh, of course, there was something or other about a certain Genoese explorer, and for you Canadians out there, it's also Thanksgiving Day, but largely it's all about the Navy.

   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 four truly special videos for you - a birthday gift, as it were:

BONUS #1 - - Anchors Aweigh - full of surprises!

BONUS #2 - - Anchors Aweigh - US Naval Academy, 2006

BONUS #3 - - Brief History of the US Navy, 2007

BONUS #4 - - US Navy Birthday Video - Fallujah, Iraq, 2008 (version played in camp)



   Happy Birthday today to The United States Navy - 1775 AND Kenny Bransford ('63) AND   Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND   Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND            My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / 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 UT!

   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  AND  the late Kathy Agee Glenny ('64(deceased 06/03/06);

19 -   Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;

20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND Mike Ozmer ('63) AND    John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 13, 1914 - In Major League Baseball's World Series, the Boston Braves defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, 4 games to 0, at Fenway Park in Boston, completing the first World Series sweep in history.


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.


Tuesday, October 13, 1964 - Actor, producer, and screenwriter Allen Covert was born Allen Stephen Covert in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Tuesday, October 13, 1964 - Astronaut Nie Haisheng (聶海勝) was born in Zaoyang, Hubei, China.

Tuesday, October 13, 1964 - Actor and producer Christopher Judge was born Douglas Christopher Judge in Los Angeles, California.

Tuesday, October 13, 1964 - Voice actor Masaya Onosaka (小野坂 昌也) was born in Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Tuesday, October 13, 1964 - Journalist Marco Travaglio was born in Turin, Italy.

From My Friend, Rob, of NC - 10/13/14:

  Happy Birthday, Navy.

   Thanks so much, Rob!


         From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 10/14/12 - " Navy birthday observance":

Thank you - again this year - for acknowledging the Navy's birthday. Attached is what I shared with others of that day as my small contribution to honoring the naval service.

Bill Lee

   WOWZERONI! I read this fascinating account three times! Thanks again so very much for sharing it with us, Bill!

    From Debby Braswell Miller ('67) of VA - 10/12/14 - "  Brenda Clarke - '65 Band Sweetheart":

Hi, Carol,

... I have been looking for Brenda Clarke and I know her married name is or was Hudson. I think her husband is or was Judson Hudson (Hampton HS). I did not know if you knew where she is now. I know you guys have a reunion coming up but I am not sure who is in charge or who is on the committee. My sister Becky graduated with you.

I love what you have done with the NNHS 65 letters with the obits of classmates and their family members. I just saw that   Carolyn Webb's ('65) husband (    Bubba Goss, Hampton HS Class of @ 1961) had passed away. I live here in town but I did not see it. Thanks for everything you do.

Debby Braswell Miller

   Thank you so much, Debby! I have no knowledge of Brenda's whereabouts. I did a few quick searches for both her and Judson back in February, and found a couple of surprising leads. listed a Judson B. Hudson in our age range living in Hampton:

   The really curious part is they mentioned as one of the "People Judson may know"       Virginia B. Cash, our former school secretary. Her Memorial Newsletter in turn states:

"We would like to thank Jud and Mary Hudson of Hampton for their special loving care to my mother."

   Try giving Judson a call!

From Kitty Dichtel Heffington (Ferguson HS - '73) of VA - 10/11/14, 9:29 and 10:32 PM - "Hey to all and thank you!!":


I am sending some of the newsletter and web information on your website to some other Ferguson '73 alums. We are in the midst of starting to plan a mini get together (not an official reunion)... We figure that none of us is getting younger and two of us have had lots of health issues so this might be a good time... We ALL four got together for the first time since we all graduated at Todd Stadium in June 1973... Boy has a lot happened in those 41 years!!!

Your site continues to be great. I have told people from all over to go to the NNHS 65 website... You are truly a blessing to not only this community, but to all of us who have had or continue to have roots to the entire community.

Thank you so much for listing the Beth Moore and Rosemary Trible Woman's Conference that was held at my husband 
Terry's (Warwick class of '66) and my forever and meeting place church, Temple Baptist, on Harpersville Road. John ('62) and Gwen Holland said that they saw it.

Between your putting it in your newsletter, and having a contact that put it on the sign at Towne Bank on Warwick Boulevard, and all of us on the committee putting up fliers all over the area and our pastor and several of us sending emails and letters all over, the conference was a TREMENDOUS success. On behalf of all of us at Temple Baptist who were on the committee, we thank you. Although I don't think any of us have actually sat down and broken down our members vs. the rest if the world, I would guess that it was maybe 30/70 or 35/65 members to non members from all over the area including Suffolk, the Eastern Shore, Williamsburg, Hampton, Yorktown and all over the area... Again, I am sure that your website helped, as did the help from Towne Bank.

Danis... Can you please send this to
     Fred Mays ('60)... Fred has a tremendous amount of NN memorabilia.. And for those if you who don't know him.. He now works at Peninsula Funeral Home... We see him a lot.

And for some of you with the USSNN (SS 750) submarine committee... This would have been a good place to have advertised the 25th reunion in July... Oh well, the 30th will be here before we know it.

Some of you are wondering why you are in here.... Please check this website out.... Carol is wonderful about listing things from all over.... And she keeps this going with donations... Which I will be doing shortly...I never sent her my birthday, but other people do even if they aren't from NN high school.. Carol.. We might do it sometime......

All you have to do us ask her to put you on list and she will let you know when a new one is added... She is so thorough!!!!! And a blessing to all of us!!

I usually read them in bunches... Especially during the past several long months.

FHS people......There was a good thing in there on
   Mrs. Shelton 10 May 1917 - 19 Mar 2011) before her death and then afterwards.

Also, if you go to different sections, they have memorials, memories, etc.

I got on it years ago...

My coworker, another local,
Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) at VECTEC at CNU  ...was checking it at work... And I checked it out... I thought you had to be from NN High School. I saw that it is a wonderful history on the peninsula and the surrounding area... And then I also heard about it from John ('62) and Gwen Holland.... At church...

So I signed on... And like I said, that has been years ago...

Anyway.. Check out some of them.... She also has great histories of songs, people, events 50 years ago, recipes, clean jokes excellent publication!!

..... Carol... I just took out my checkbook write a token to officially thank you for everything you have done for me the past many years.... When you are up here sometime.. Maybe your 50th next year... We would love to meet you face to face! I feel like I know you and your family.

Happy Pre-Sunday morning to all!

Kitty and Terry
   Thank you so very much, Kitty! When I began the site in 2000, it really was just for the members of the NNHS Class of 1965, but early in 2003 I expanded it to include the NNHS classes of '61 through '66 (which seemed reasonable), and very shortly thereafter it blossomed to include Practically Everybody (because life's too short, and I really never have been a particularly reasonable person).

   Inspired by     Glenn Dye ('60) of TX, the Happy Birthday page was opened on 07/21/14, and we now try to celebrate everyone's birthday for an entire week in advance (which gives y'all ample time to send them birthday wishes, and gives me ample time to repair the frequent mistakes and omissions I make on the Newsletters! Y'all send me your birthdays so I can annoy - oh, I mean, help you celebrate, too!

   Thanks again, Kitty! The door is open! We look forward to hearing from your friends, especially their memories of times and places as they were in The Olden Days - which really were only yesterday...


        From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 09/18/14 - "So God Made a Dog (#18 in a series of 23)":
  Too precious to miss!

Baby Sitters...

Does it get any better than that ?

        AWW! Thanks, John Darlin'!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/23/14 - "A little food for the soul (#12 in a series of 28)":

INDEED! Thank you, Joan!



      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/12/14 - "Autumn Decor (#12 in a series of 17)":

  OH - SOOO PRETTY! Thanks, Shari!

BONUS NAVY CROCHET PATTERNS: - Many patterns to knit, crochet, and sew warm articles of clothing to send to our brave troops - Amazing site! - Navy Lace Scarf

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related): - 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 - 10/12/14:

Little Johnny watched, fascinated, as his mother smoothed cold cream on her face.

'Why do you do that, Mommy?' he asked.

'To make myself beautiful,' said his mother, who then began removing the cream with a tissue.

'What's the matter?' asked Little Johnny. 'Giving up?'

1. 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 and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

2. Wednesday, November 12, 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/06/14

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good 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 Army 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 (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of - 09/20/13

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!

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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