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11/10/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
239th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps
The United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition
of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending
code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth.”

- Thomas E. Ricks in Making the Corps, 1997
(b. 25 Sept 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    This event repeats each year, and assuming the Webmistress is not asleep at the wheel, we try to mark that observance.

   Semper Fidelis to all you Marines out there from one of your all-time biggest fans!

BONUS #1 - - Semper Fidelis - Marine Corps Band

BONUS #2 - - United States Marines on Parade in Dress Blues - clip from "To The Shores Of Tripoli" (1942)

BONUS #3 - - 2012 Marine Corps Birthday Message: "For Honor, For Country"

HOMEWORK (required viewing):

ASSIGNMENT #1 - - The Few. The Proud. The Marines.

ASSIGNMENT #2 - - The Marine Band plays The Marines' Hymn at the Marine Corps War Memorial, 11/10/07

ASSIGNMENT #3 - - Marine Corps Barracks Washington Evening Parade, 08/31/07


   In other birthday news, Happy Birthday today to Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57),  David Wittan ('57),    Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, AND  the late   Steve Pullen ('65) (deceased 22 Apr 2012) !

   Happy Veterans Day Birthday tomorrow to    David Bell ('64) of NJ!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

12 - Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL;

14 -   Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND    Timothy of DC (son of    Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA);

15 -    the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) (deceased 11/16/07) AND       My Niece, Shari, of VA;

16 -    the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08);

17 - Ronald Creech ('57) AND Wayne Gaskill ('63)!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 10, 1942 -
Germany invaded Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan's agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.

November 10, 1944 - The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood exploded at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands.

November 10, 1945 - Heavy fighting in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, was celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).

November 10, 1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicated the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.


Tuesday, November 10, 1964 - Baseball player and coach Kenny Rogers (sometimes nicknamed "The Gambler", after a song made famous by a singer who shares his name) was born Kenneth Scott Rogers in Savannah, Georgia.

Tuesday, November 10, 1964 - Gymnast, actor, and producer Magnús Scheving was born Magnús Örn Eyjólfsson Scheving in Borgarnes, Iceland.

Tuesday, November 10, 1964 - Actor, singer, and MC of the popular 1950s Walt Disney television series The Mickey Mouse Club Jimmie Dodd (born James Wesley Dodd in Cincinnati, Ohio) died in Honolulu, Hawaii of cancer at the age of 54.


From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 11/09/14 - "Kulula, SA Airlines":
These are really funny. If you need a laugh today, you are headed for several. Be sure and go all the way down past the pictures and read.

   Thank you, Dearest Judy! And for all of us predisposed of a skeptical nature (I myself fluctuate on a regular basis from being incredibly gullible to super cynical), Snopes has proclaimed this to be true! TRUE

   Additionally, I have heard many of these same quotations aboard my own favorite provider, Southwest Airlines.

     From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 11/09/14 - "The Hardest Thing": 

     AMEN! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

  From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL - 11/09/14 - "False Alarm":
     INDEED IT WAS! Thanks, Jane!

From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA and NC - 11/09/14 - "Real Skill":

  Thanks, LaMerle - so do I!

    From My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL - 11/09/14 - "Almond Joy Cookies":

  Almond Joy Cookies

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla
4 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
5 cups chocolate chips
2 cups sweetened coconut
2 cups chopped almonds

Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
Combine dry ingredients, set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, stir in the vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients until well mixed then stir in the chocolate chips, coconut and almonds. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

   OOOH! Thank you, Miss Mary!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related): - Sandi Marshall's Shells Leaf Appliqué - Thanksgiving Turkey Appliqué - Cindy Harris' Christmas Characters

BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related): - Old Fashioned Toll House Pie - "Chocolate and walnuts give this delicious homemade pie recipe an unforgettable flavor that has been pleasing families for years. Easy to make, it tastes just like the famous Toll House cookies, but in pie form. Old Fashioned Toll House Pie's soft and chewy center will become a household favorite. Warm, delicious, and absolutely heavenly, enjoy it with a scoop of ice cream of whipped cream." - Country Tar Heel Pie - "Take a trip to the country side and try Country Tar Heel Pie. A wonderful blend of all natural flavors, you won't be able to deny its awesome flavors. With chocolate chips and chopped pecans, it will become a family favorite that you'll want to make for every potluck and holiday season. Easy to make, it's a pie recipe that is perfect when you need a dessert on the fly. Enjoy!" - Homemade Chicken Stock (Crockpot) - "When it comes to making it yourself, chicken stock is one of those things that you may be tempted to say "why bother?" It's pretty cheap to buy, and the store-bought version is fine to use in most capacities. However, once you make your own, you'll definitely see the difference. Homemade stock is rich and flavorful. And what's even better - it's practically free to make. Here's my M.O. Whenever I roast a chicken or buy a rotisserie chicken, I pick all the meat and skin off, put the carcass in a big ziploc bag, and throw it in the freezer. I also save any scraps of veggies and throw them in the freezer as well - bits of carrot, that half of an onion that I didn't need, celery that's on it's last leg... you get the picture. I usually wait to make the stock until I have two chicken carcasses. Just to get more bang for my buck..."


 From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 10/03/14 - "Have a nice day (#17 in a series of 17)":
Six Truths in Life
1. You cannot stick your tongue out and look up at the ceiling at the same time, a physical impossibility.
2. All idiots, after reading #1 will try it.
3. And discover #1 is a lie.
4. You are smiling now because you are an idiot.
5. You soon will forward this to another idiot.
6. There is still a stupid smile on your face.
I sincerely apologize about this but I'm an idiot and I needed company... Have a bright sunny day!

    GIGGLES! Thanks, Wayne! These have been a hoot!


    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 10/27/14 - "They had only one simple job to do and still fouled it up" (#13 in a series of 19):
  They had one job to do...

   OH, NOOO! Thanks, Janice!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/01/14 - "All you animal lovers (#8 in a series of 26)":

Some of these pictures might come in handy for the newsletter. If you have used them before, it's OK not to use them. When things like this come to me I always think about you and your wonderful newsletter. Blessings.


    AWW! Thank you, Joan!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 11/01/14 - "Funny Stuff (#6 in a series of 20)":

I hope this starts your week with some smiles.

    Thanks, Dearest Judy!



From - 11/09/14:

A guy was standing at the bottom of the stairs listening to the bells. He decided to go up and meet the ringer, so he raced up the many stairs until finally he was standing not three meters away from Quazimodo.

In a soft voice he asked, "Man I ring the bells?" as the hunchback pushed his head against the bell.

"No, training is needed or you will be in danger."

The guy replied to this, "C'mon, please, I'll be careful."

"Okay, be very careful."

Minutes went by and he pushed the bell with the might of his hands.

"May I ring the bell with my head?“ the guy asked.

"NO, TRAINING is necessary."

"I can do it," he said.

"Okay, don't say you haven't been warned," Quazimodo finally relented.

Alas, on his first heave the man lost his balance, and when the bell swung back it hit him out the window, and he fell down the tower to his death.

Quazimodo raced down the stairs with all possible speed; when he was at the bottom a small crowd had gathered with a policeman examining the body.

He yelled to the crowd, "Does anybody know this man?”

Quazimodo answered, "No, but his face rings a bell."

1. 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.

2. Thursday, December 4, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1962 Dinner Get Together - 6:30 PM at Angelo's on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. CONTACT: Fran Heath Scott at 757-813-0446 or email:

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/17/14

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
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  Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Semper Fidelis

Composed by John Phillip Sousa
, 1888
(06 Nov 1854 - 06 Mar 1932)

"Semper Fidelis" midi courtesy of - 11/09/05

USMC Birthday Cake Image courtesy of - 11/08/10

Various Marine Corps logos courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL and of the late Herbert Hice of MI.
Thank you, gentlemen!

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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!!

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 USMC and Coast Guard Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Dancing Teddy and Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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