07/06/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
“If fear is cultivated it will become stronger,
(06 July 1747 - 18 July 1792)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We observe this day each year that it is possible to do so:
http://nnhs65.com/07-06-06-NNHS-John-Paul-Jones-259th-Birthday.html - (147 kb MP3 version - "Admiral Side Honors and Gun Salute")
- (regular version - "The Navy Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save")
http://nnhs65.com/07-06-07-NNHS-John-Paul-Jones-260th-Birthday.html - (147 kb MP3 version - "Admiral Side Honors and Gun Salute")
http://nnhs65.com/07-06-07-NNHS-B-John-Paul-Jones-260th-B-Day.html - (regular version - "The Navy Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save")
http://nnhs65.com/07-06-08-NNHS-John-Paul-Jones-261st-Birthday.html - (regular version - "The Navy Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save")
http://nnhs65.com/07-06-09-NNHS-John-Paul-Jones-262nd-Birthday.html - (regular version - "The Navy Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save")
http://nnhs65.com/07-06-10-NNHS-John-Paul-Jones-263rd-Birthday.html - (regular version - "The Navy Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save")
Once again, I'm only issuing a single newsletter this year, but if your computer will allow you, please do check out the great mp3 sound file, "Admiral Side Honors and Gun Salute" prepared for us on 06/30/06 by Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64), USNA ('69) of VA.
Thanks again, Captain!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnm-4kSLKdI - The Navy Hymn: Eternal Father (Strong to Save) - Sea Chanters chorus of the US Navy Band - If you can make it through this without tearing up, please go check your pulse.....
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB25pp9HaDc - Navy Hymn Tribute
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iu8y2pvuRg - The Navy Hymn - United States Naval Academy Mens Glee Club visits San Antonio, TX, 2008
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late Gene Ellis ('61) (deceased 05/02/11)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
09 - the late Adrienne Price Cox ('57) (deceased 08/20/06) AND Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL;
11 - Bobby Maddy ('57) AND POSSIBLY Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN;
13 - James Stidham ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
Friday, July 5, 1861
CARTHAGE CONFLICT CAUSES CONFUSION
Claiborne Jackson was the legally elected governor of Missouri, but today he was nowhere near the state capital of Jefferson City. He, along with some 4000 fellow Confederate supporters, was down near Carthage, Mo, on the run from Gen. Nathaniel Lyon. They today discovered that besides Lyon behind them, they had Brig. Gen. Franz Sigel in front of them. Jackson got Sigel to attack, then rolled up his flanks in a very good use of cavalry. Sigel retired to await Lyon, whIle Jackson moved to join Sterling Price.
Saturday, July 5, 1862
NOTABLE NAVAL NEGOTIATIONS NEARING
The outbreak of war had seen the US Navy in dilapidated condition, as many ships, shipyards and commanders wound up in Confederate hands. Progress was made over the last year, but more was on the way. A bill, sponsored by Senator Grimes of Iowa, was about to authorize new Bureaus of the Navy. They included separate bureaus for Steam Engineering, Construction and Repairs, Navigation, and Medicine.
Sunday, July 5, 1863
LEE LEAVES; MEADE MEDITATES
Fulfilling their general’s wish that they “retire in good order”, the proud Army of Northern Virginia began to retire to the safety of Virginia as quickly as the miles of ambulance wagons would permit. They anticipated attack at any moment. It did not come. In one of the most controversial actions of the War, Gen. Meade stayed on Cemetery Ridge rather than launch his battered army in pursuit. Had he known that the Potomac River was rising rapidly from the ongoing rains, perhaps he would have chosen differently.
Tuesday, July 5, 1864
EARLY ENERGIZES EXCEPTIONAL ENFORCEMENT
In ‘62 it had been Antietam. In ‘63 the attack was in Gettysburg. So when summertime came around it caused nervousness in the North. Jubal Early hoped that Lincoln would order the recall of the troops surrounding Petersburg if he could threaten Washington. Deciding against an assault on Harper’s Ferry, he fought smaller battles in Point of Rocks, Keedysville, Nolan’s Ferry and elsewhere. Rather than bother Gen. Grant, Lincoln called for militia reinforcements from New York and Pennsylvania to meet the threat.
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0706.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Saturday, July 6, 1861
CUBAN-CONFEDERATE COLLABORATION CONCOCTED
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 07/05/11, 2:50 PM - "class of 1963 - obit":
Hope your 4th of July was a good one, and you're glad to be back in NC with your sister.
A classmate passed on to me this week that Billie Hehl Schaefer of Midlothian, VA had passed away on July 17, 2007. I located her obit in the Richmond Times Dispatch of July 19, 2007.
Would you post her passing on our (memorial) page?
Oh, Susie, I'm so very sorry to hear this! I remember Billie as such a sweet, delicate beauty. After reading the news article published about her, I'm stunned on several levels. What an incredible woman she was!
Because we would have made her a Memorial Edition had we known of her death four years ago, I made it anyway, and updated the Memorial Page for your class as well:
From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 07/04/11 - "Someone sending Trash Mail":
|There is someone sending Trash/not
appropriate e-mails. "DO NOT OPEN." SUBJECT is labeled as Re: 7 or
Re: 9 or something with another number. I have already received 2
from people that do not do that type of thing. If you get one from
me please trash as I did not send it.
Thanks, Cathy! Isn't it strange how some people get their jollies?!? I've received several of these myself over the last few months, but none from you. Hang in there, Lady!
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH -07/05/11 - "1956":
|II found most of the 1956 comments
in the Independence
Day newsletter amusing, but the one about taxes was off-base.
Income taxes were much higher in
1956 than today
many of us remember from our civics/US government classes. Both the tax
rates were much higher (marginal tax rates at all income brackets were
much higher, with some taxpayers in brackets more than double today's
maximum), and the percentage of the adult population paying taxes was
much higher. Today almost half of US adults pay no Federal income tax,
and 2/3 of US corporations pay none. Additionally, the percentage of the
Gross Domestic Product which goes to taxes at all levels (Federal,
state, country, local; personal, business, capital gains, income, sales,
payroll, property, etc) is at the lowest level in decades, at 20.9%.
Thanks for keeping us on our toes, Domi! I might have remembered that myself, but I was goofing off far too much in my government class to have retained much if anything.
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 07/04/11 - "try this... amazing":
THIS IS AMAZING - NEVER GOT IT WRONG
From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/05/11:
I hope you are enjoying summer in your new home. In your spare time (HAHAHA) you should come to facebook and visit the alumni page. If it weren't for you, I don't think it would exist.
Love from LaLa Land, Chris
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 07/05/11 - "A Family Love Story...":
Desert Love Story
Thanks again, Glenn!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 07/03/11 - "Thoughts Of A Retiree's Wandering Mind:":
|DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/05/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to email@example.com; or
Just mail it directly to my home.
The Navy Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save
(the hymn Melita) by J.B Dykes,
As for the MIDI:
JPJ is buried in the crypt beneath the Naval Academy Chapel.
Perhaps the Navy Hymn would be appropriate:
First Image of John Paul Jones courtesy of http://navysna.org/awards/Hall%20of%20Fame%20Write%20Ups/Jones.htm - 07/05/06
Second Image of John Paul Jones courtesy of http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/traditions/html/jpjones.html - 07/05/06
Third Image of
John Paul Jones
http://www.thebestlinks.com/John_Paul_Jones.html - 07/05/06
Image of John Paul Jones' Sarcophagus at the United States Naval Academy courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_Jones - 07/05/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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!
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marineswho served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Animated Nutsy Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 05/04/09
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
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