- NNHS Newsletter -
“For in this modern world, the instruments
of warfare are not solely
|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,
Did you remember the significance of this day - which technically no longer exists? That's right, it's Navy Day!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iu8y2pvuRg - The Navy Hymn - 2008 Naval Academy Men's Glee Club
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnm-4kSLKdI - The Navy Hymn - the Sea Chanters chorus of the U.S. Navy Band
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzaNWO6gufA&NR=1 - The Navy Hymn - no slide show, but a nice version by an unidentified male chorus
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KCiMdR1ox0 - The Navy Hymn - beautiful double slide show with an international twist
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e51_JnHF-V8&NR=1&feature=fvwp - The Navy Hymn - Phil Coulter - also a two-part version with an interesting history of the hymn
In the United States, the Navy League of the United States organized the first Navy Day in 1922, holding it on October 27 because it was the birthday of the Navy-supporting President Theodore Roosevelt. Although meeting with mixed reviews the first year, in 1923 over 50 major cities participated, and the United States Navy sent a number of its ships to various port cities for the occasion. The 1945 Navy Day was an especially large celebration, with President Harry S. Truman reviewing the fleet in New York Harbor.
In 1949, Louis A. Johnson, secretary of the newly-created Department of Defense, directed that the US Navy's participation occur on Armed Forces Day in May, although as a civilian organization the Navy League was not affected by this directive, and continued to organize Navy Day celebrations as before. In the 1970s, the "birthday" of the Continental Navy was found to be October 13, 1775, and so CNO Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt worked with the Navy League to define that as the new date of Navy Day.
Linda Lane Lane
('64) of VA
called me Thursday afternoon
to report that she is much improved, did not have a second stroke, and
will be seeing the doctor later this week for further reports. I
must say, Linda-Linda, it was great to hear you sounding sooo
much better than you did when last we spoke!
Thanks so much for calling; please continue to improve!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
29 - Ray Barnes ('65) of VA AND Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA;
31 - Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA;
01 - Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND Colin Faison ('58) of VA;
02 - John Clark ('57) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:October 26, 1940 - The P-51 Mustang made its maiden flight.
October 26, 1942 -
Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during the
Guadalcanal Campaign, one U.S. aircraft carrier,
Hornet, was sunk and another aircraft carrier,
Enterprise, was heavily damaged, while two Japanese carriers and one
cruiser were heavily damaged.
October 26, 1943 - First flight of the Dornier Do 335 "Pfeil".
October 26, 1944 - The Battle of Leyte Gulf ended with an overwhelming American victory.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 27, 1940 - French General Charles de Gaulle set up the Empire Defense Council.
October 27, 1944 - German forces captured Banská Bystrica during the Slovak National Uprising thus bringing it to an end.
YESTERDAY IN 1962:
|Friday, October 26, 1962 - Actor Cary Elwes was born Ivan Simon Cary Elwes in Westminster, London, England.|
THIS DAY IN 1962:
|Saturday, October 27, 1962 - Major Rudolf Anderson (b. 15 Sept 1927 in Greenville, South Carolina) of the United States Air Force became the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane was shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.|
NEW ITEMS FOR THE SITE:
1. MORE NADA.
1. From Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA - 10/19/12, 9:01 AM - "Can you please get this information out to all NNHS people?":
|The establishment of the
(21 July 1950 - 20 Feb 2012)
“TYPHOON BOY” Spirit Scholarship Fund has been completed. This
scholarship will be given to a deserving young person who is going to
continue their education by attending college. The committee would like
to “challenge” everyone who knew Dale or just want to contribute to this
worthwhile scholarship to do so by mailing their tax deductible donation
The Dale Lucado Scholarship Fund
C/o Boys and Girls Club of the VA Peninsula
11825 Rock Landing Drive
Chesapeake Building, Suite B
Newport News, VA 23606
The Dale Lucado Scholarship Fund
C/o Mrs. Donna Lucado Dudley
137 Winsome Haven Drive
Seaford, VA 23693
Thanks for your help – class of 1970
WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Belinda!
From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 10/25/12 - "October Newsletter from the 46th WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival - Entry Deadline.":
|WOWZERONI! Thanks, Hunter!|
From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC - 10/25/12 - "War - What Is It Good For?":
Thank you, Charis Dear! I'll not comment on most of your post lest the tears start to fall again, but your mama's solution to squabbling children reminded me of something a friend of mine told me forty-eleven years ago. (OH, SHEESH! Now that I think of it, it actually was thirty-seven years ago!)
But I digress. When her daughters were young, if they began to argue, she equipped each one with a bottle of Windex and a roll of paper towels, and set them to work on opposite sides of the same window. It never took long before they were happy and giggling again, PLUS she had the shiniest windows in town! Alas, when my sons were young, home designs being what they are, this was not a viable solution, but I always thought that was a brilliant formula for juvenile conflict resolution.
From Me ('65) of NC - 10/26/12 - "The Tiny Seed Knew":
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/26/12 - "T.H.I.N.K.":
|What great advice! Thanks, Shari!|
BONUS HALLOWEEN CROCHET PATTERNS:
- Trio of
Halloween Cozies - "Choose any one of these
adorable holiday crochet patterns to use this fall. The Trio of
Halloween Cozies includes the cutest monsters and ghouls you've ever
seen. Let the Jack-o-Lantern, Frankenstein, or Ghostie keep your coffee
warm and your fingers protected as you hand out Halloween candy. They
are all so cute, you won't be able to pick just one."
http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Amigurumi/Hello-Kitty-Witch# - Armina's Hello Kitty Witch - "For those of you who like Hello Kitty and all the products then you'll love this Hello Kitty crocheted witch. It's great to make for Halloween, just add it to your collection of decorations."
Boo Coasters - "You can never have too many
crocheted coasters, especially during the holidays. Make these festive
Boo! Coasters to use during the Halloween season. This is one free
crochet pattern that the whole family is sure to enjoy. They're great
for parties, too."
BONUS NAVY RECIPES:
From http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq54-1.htm: Traditional Navy Recipes:
Do you miss some of the traditional fare from the mess decks aboard ship? Here are recipes for a number of Navy dishes from 1958. Now, invite a lot of old shipmates or get out your scratchpad and calculator -- these recipes are geared toward 100 portions.
Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/01/12,
11:05 AM - "Priceless Rare Photos (#18 in a Series of 25)":
Some of these photos will blow you away.
Boomer's Time Machine
Thanks, Wayne Honey!
Some more memories.
and Freddie Mercury
Some of these photos will blow you away.
Boomer's Time Machine
MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne Honey!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA -
10/22/12, 10:36 AM - "Morning Awwwww (#1 in a Series of 22)":
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/25/12:
It was the end of the school year, and a kindergarten teacher was receiving gifts from her pupils.
The florist's son handed her a gift. She shook it, held it overhead, and said, "I bet I know what it is. Flowers."
"That's right!" the boy said, "But, how did you know?"
"Oh, just a wild guess," she said.
The next pupil was the sweet shop owner's daughter. The teacher held her gift overhead, shook it, and said, "I bet I can guess what it is. A box of sweets."
"That's right, but how did you know?" asked the girl.
"Oh, just a wild guess," said the teacher.
The next gift was from the son of the liquor storeowner. The teacher held he package overhead, but it was leaking. She touched a drop off the leakage with her finger and put it to her tongue. "Is it wine?" she asked.
"No," the boy replied, with some excitement. The teacher repeated the process, tasting a larger drop of the leakage.
"Is it champagne?" she asked.
"No," the boy replied, with more excitement.
The teacher took one more big taste before declaring, "I give up, what is it?"
With great glee, the
boy replied, "It's a puppy! SURPRISE!"
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
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.
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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Eternal Father, Strong to Save - The U. S. Navy Hymn - Original Words by the Rev. William Whiting, 1860 (1825 - 1878)
Music ("Melita") by John Bacchus Dykes, 1861 (10 Mar 1823 – 22 Jan 1876)
Eternal Father, Strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who bid'st the mighty Ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep; O hear us when we cry to thee, for those in peril on the sea. O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard And hushed their raging at Thy word, Who walked'st on the foaming deep, and calm amidst its rage didst sleep; Oh hear us when we cry to Thee For those in peril on the sea! Most Holy spirit! Who didst brood Upon the chaos dark and rude, And bid its angry tumult cease, And give, for wild confusion, peace; Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee For those in peril on the sea! O Trinity of love and power! Our brethren shield in danger's hour; From rock and tempest, fire and foe, Protect them wheresoe'er they go; Thus evermore shall rise to Thee, Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.
"Eternal Father, Strong to Save - The U.S. Navy Hymn" midi courtesy of http://home.att.net/~shannon11415/july4th/navy.mid - 11/14/04
"Eternal Father, Strong to Save - The U.S. Navy Hymn" lyrics courtesy of http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq53-1.htm - 11/14/04
Official U.S. Navy Images courtesy
at the suggestion of Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64), USNA ('69) of VA - 10/12/05
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
(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 again, David! And those four gold bars are for you, Captain.
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08
clip art courtesy of
http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
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