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11/11/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Veterans Day

“But the freedom that they fought for,
and the country grand they wrought for,
Is their monument to-day, and for aye.”

Thomas Dunn English
(29 June 1819 – 01 Apr 1902)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme repeats every year - as well it should: - featuring God Bless the USA - featuring The Washington Post - featuring The National Hymn - featuring The Battle Hymn of the Republic - featuring The Thunderer

      A big Thank You to all you Veterans out there!

HOMEWORK (required viewing):

ASSIGNMENT #1 - - Veterans Day Tribute, 2009 - Toby Keith - America Soldier

ASSIGNMENT #2 - - Veterans Day Tribute

ASSIGNMENT #3 - - Veterans Day Tribute

(extra credit):

Happy Birthday tomorrow to Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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) of VA (deceased 11/16/07) AND       My Niece, Shari, of VA;

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

17 - Ronald Creech ('57);

18 -   Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND    Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND   Ann Allen ('65) of NC! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Hit # 100,000 was made on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 4:06 AM by someone from


November 11, 1940 - Battle of Taranto – The Royal Navy launched the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto.

November 11, 1940 - The German cruiser Atlantis captured top secret British mail, and sent it to Japan.

November 11, 1942 - Nazi Germany completed its occupation of France.

November 11, 1944 - Dr. jur. Erich Göstl, a member of the Waffen SS, was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. It was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery, after losing his face and eyes during the Battle of Normandy.

November 11, 1992 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin told U.S. senators in a letter that Americans had been held in prison camps after World War II. Some were "summarily executed," but others were still living in his country voluntarily.


Thursday, November 11, 1965 - It was Veterans Day then, too!

Thursday, November 11, 1965 - In Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of Ian Smith unilaterally declared independence.

Thursday, November 11, 1965 - TV writer and producer Max Mutchnick was born in Chicago, Illinois.

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important!

 YIKESARONI-RINI-ROONI!   Grace's ratings have dropped considerably!  The last time I checked Grace had 4143 votes and Dollar had 6746 votes. This just cannot be allowed to continue!!! Y'all "git back to work!"

   The good news is that Grace has just been named the September 2010 People's Choice!

   Don't forget to cast your allotted daily vote)!!! Can anyone out there add Grace to their FaceBook page ?!?

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 11/10/10 - "Article on challenges of Patriot Weapon":

Mom, Dad & everyone else...

This link has a pretty good article on the fratricide issues of the Patriot weapon system.

A couple of the terms are off (like War Wagon...we call it the van) but it describes the issues that were early in the War. Those issues are fixed now, but it is always a constant concern. It is a sobering fact of the challenge of it. Most of the time, you just sit there trying to be awake, but you must always ensure you are tracking what is going on.

Here are some neat videos of the weapon. Most of these are PAC II missiles.

Alright, gotta run...enjoy. love bh

Brent L. Harty

"You may be whatever you resolve to be"

General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson

   YOWZERONI-WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Brent!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA -  11/09/10:

Our friend, Jerry Hill, sent this for us to enjoy.  His son took it with Jerry's new cell phone.  He was so excited.  All who are familiar with the Mariners' Museum area and Maury Lake will love it.  The picture was taken yesterday, Monday, November 8, 2010.

         OOOH! You're making me homesick all over again! Thank you, Sweetie-Pies!

Monday, November 8, 2010

     From Me ('65) of IL - 11/10/10, 9:48 AM - "Danny's Deli":

   I'm sure there's a perfectly good explanation why Danny's Deli had never been added to Our Old Stomping Grounds before today, though at the moment, nothing really comes to mind.....

      - Brand new page!

  From Ronni Green Cristol ('64) of MD - 11/10/10, 9:57 AM - "RE: Danny's Deli":

Thanks, Carol,
It was a wonderful store and my dad was so excited when he opened it.
I have fond memories of all the wonderful customers we served.
And how many teenage girls had a sandwich named for them (I hated that part).
The people who own it today are very nice and I wish them many more happy years in the business.

   Thank you, Ronni!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 11/10/10, 10:01 AM - "RE: Danny's Deli":

Yep, it's still there and Nachman's, Shoney's, and all others that were around it (just about all) are gone! I think I've been in it once?

   Thanks, Wayne Honey!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/10/10, 1:09 AM - "RE: Danny's Deli":

Take care, Carol.

   Thanks, Joe - and Semper Fi!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 11/10/10 - "CHILDREN ARE QUICK":


TEACHER:  Maria, go to the map and find North America  .

Here it is.
TEACHER:  Correct.  Now class, who discovered America  ?
CLASS:  Maria.

TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the  floor?

JOHN: You told me to do it without using  tables.

TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'

TEACHER:  No, that's wrong
GLENN:   Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.    
(I Love this child)

TEACHER:    Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?

DONALD:      H I J K L M N O.
TEACHER:    What are you talking about?
DONALD:     Yesterday you said it's H to O.    

TEACHER:  Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.


TEACHER:   Glen, why do you always get so dirty?

GLEN:  Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.    

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with '  I '
MILLIE:  I  is...
TEACHER:  No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'
MILLIE:  All right...  'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'

TEACHER:  George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also  admitted  it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish  him?
LOUIS:  Because George still had the axe in his hand....     

TEACHER:  Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?

SIMON:  No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.    

TEACHER: Clyde, your  composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's.. Did you copy his?

CLYDE :  No, sir.  It's the same dog.   

(I want to adopt this kid!!!)


TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher


       Thanks, Ruthie!

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 11/10/10 - "NO SUNDAY PAPER!!":

This is dedicated to all of us who are seniors, to all of you who know seniors, and to all of you who will become seniors.
  "WHERE is my SUNDAY paper?!" The irate customer calling the newspaper office, loudly demanded to know where her Sunday edition was.

"Madam," said the newspaper employee, "today is Saturday. The Sunday paper is not delivered until tomorrow, on SUNDAY."

There was quite a long pause on the other end of the phone, followed by a ray of recognition as she was heard to mutter, "Well that explains why no one was at church today."

        Thanks, Norris Sweetie!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS: 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

1. Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 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.

3. Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Noon to 4:00 PM - Holiday Open House at the Chamberlin Lobby - Go see Brownie!

4. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

5. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 08/22/10

BLOG: - updated 10/21/10

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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God Bless the USA

Written and recorded by
Lee Greenwood (b. 27 Oct 1942), 1983/4

If tomorrow all the things were gone I'd worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife,
I'd thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can't take that away.

I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free,
And I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today,
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God Bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota to the hills of Tennessee,
Across the plains of Texas from sea to shining sea.
From Detroit down to Houston and New York to L.A.,
There's pride in every American heart and it's time we stand and say:

I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free,
And I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today,
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God Bless the U.S.A.

I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free,
And I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today,
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God Bless the U.S.A.

"God Bless the USA" midi and lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/05/05
Thank you, Dave!

Veterans Day Image courtesy of - 11/10/10

Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of - 05/26/06

Golden, Red, and Blue Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/11/09

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

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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of - 10/21/10

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 Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

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 Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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