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04/07/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Passover Wishes

In every generation each person should feel as though she or he
were redeemed from Egypt, as it is said: 'You shall tell your children
on that day saying, It is because of what Adonai did for me when
I went free out of Egypt. For the Holy One redeemed not only
our ancestors; God redeemed us with them.'

- The Hagaddah

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today we're celebrating the first full day of Passover - in the very same manner as we did on 04/19/11 - (Passover began in the evening of Friday, April 6, 2012, and ends in the evening of Saturday, April 14, 2012) together like the big Typhoon family we have become.

BONUS #1 - - Happy Passover!

BONUS #2 -  - Celebrate Passover- Exodus from Egypt

BONUS #3 - - The Passover Seder Symbols Song - Parody Lyrics by Barry Levy (I hope this lighthearted song isn't considered disrespectful; a little knowledge is a dangerous thing...)

BONUS #4 - - Moscow Male Jewish Cappella - Yerushalaim Shel Zahav F

BONUS #5 - - Ofra Haza - Yerushalaim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold), 1998 - WOWZERONI!!

BONUS #6 - - Passover in Vienna, 1947 - Never Forget (very moving)

BONUS #7 - - Why This Passover is Different, 2009 - A Must See!







   Happy Birthday today to  Marc Snyder ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

09 -   Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA;

10 -      Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA AND    Skip Wood ('65) of NC;

11 -     Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND   Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND    Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA;

12 -   Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND    Richard Rawls (71) of VA;

13 -   Gil Hughes ('64);

14 -   Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


April 07, 1939 - Italy invaded Albania.

April 07, 1943 - Holocaust: In Terebovlia, Ukraine, Germans ordered 1,100 Jews to undress to their underwear and march through the city of Terebovlia to the nearby village of Plebanivka where they are shot dead and buried in ditches.

April 07, 1943 - Ioannis Rallis became collaborationist Prime Minister of Greece during the WWII Axis Occupation.

April 07, 1945 - The Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest battleship ever constructed, was sunk by American planes 200 miles north of Okinawa while en-route to a suicide mission in Operation Ten-Go.

April 07, 1945 - Visoko was liberated by the 7th, 9th, and 17th Krajina brigades from the Tenth division of Yugoslav Partisan forces.


Saturday, April 07, 1962 - Cyclist Andrew "Andy" Hampsten was born in Columbus, Ohio.

Saturday, April 07, 1962 - Actor Hugh O'Connor was born in Rome, Italy. He died in  Los Angeles, California on 28 Mar 1995 just days before his 33rd birthday.

Saturday, April 07, 1962 - Film director and producer Ram Gopal Varma (రామ్ గోపాల్ వర్మ), better known as RGV, was born Penmetsa Ram Gopal Varma in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.


  From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 04/06/12 - "Thanks":

Hi Carol, hope you are well.

I just wanted to let the folks who helped me both spiritually and monetarily, how much I appreciated their care and concern.  There are so many good people in this world, and I think most of them graduated from NNHS.

Thanks for your help,


   Thank you, Jamey! I can certainly testify to the magnificence of our Typhoon Family!

   I'm so very, very sorry we were unable to attend the Breakfast Bunch this morning; I was so looking forward to spending time with you and seeing everyone again as well.....


    From Gene Shelton ('64) of VA - 04/06/12 - "Birthday":

I have a birthday on April 22.   NNHS class of '64.  The last yearbook picture was 1961-62;  homeroom 310.  I have included a recent photo.  Feel free to post the pics in your birthday calendar this month. 


   Thanks, Gene!   I finally scanned your sophomore picture and placed it along side your recent image on the Alumni Page for your class, and added your name to our Birthday Page - just in time to start helping you celebrate your birthday this year!



  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 04/06/12 - "WOW - If you open only one email today, it should be this one....":

Wow, and you thought you had problems, seem kinda trivial after watching this.  Everyone, have a great Easter and remember the reason, and it's not the bunny. 

A great way to check your heart!


He speaks English even though the sub-titles are in German. Don't worry, you will understand it..

I hope you will choose to watch this, I guarantee you will never forget it.

Click on this link -

   WOWZERONI! That does put life in perspective, doesn't it?!? Thanks so much, Jay Sweetie!



10 Decorating Tips for a Stress-Free Home

Here's a good reason to do some low-cost redecorating: The choices you make can result in enhanced mood, less stress, and better sleep. To turn your space into a healing haven, follow these easy 10 decorating tips for a stress-free home.

Healthy Home Secrets You Haven't Tried

1. Create a feel-good focal point. The first thing you see when you enter your home should be something you love, whether that's a piece of art, a vase of flowers, or a special souvenir, says Stephanie Roberts, author of Fast Feng Shui: 9 Simple Principles for Transforming Your Life by Energizing Your Home. "A beautiful first impression helps you relax from the get-go."

2. Organize daily debris. If you see old newspapers on the floor and bags of Goodwill donations waiting to be dropped off, you're going to think obligation, not relaxation. "Piles of stuff at your entryway send the message that there's more mess and chaos inside, and who wants to walk into that?" Roberts says. "Have a designated place for every item that enters and exits your house," recommends Paige Rien, an interior designer in New Jersey appearing on HGTV's Hidden Potential. She suggests placing a couple of chic containers near the front door, one for outgoing items and one for incoming things.

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3. Create space. "Our anxiety builds in small spaces if there's too much stuff," says Rien. To reduce the clutter and make the room feel larger, ask yourself if you really need all those end tables or picture frames, and cut anything deemed nonessential. Consider painting a table or bookshelf the same color (or a similar one) as the wall it's up against, so it "disappears" into it. Painting walls white or a light color will also make a smaller room feel more spacious.

4. Light up locations, not whole rooms. "Bright overhead light can make it difficult to wind down at the end of the day. Think about how a casino's lights keep you revved up," says Katherine Grace Morris, PhD, a psychologist in Maryland who specializes in making over people's home and work environments. Use spot lighting for areas where you need brightness, such as next to the sofa where you read, and put overhead lights on dimmers. Also, switch to full-spectrum bulbs, which mimic natural light better than standard ones do. "They cost a bit more, but they're worth it because they create a more soothing natural atmosphere," says Dr. Morris.

Hidden Home Dangers That Are Making You Sick

5. Create pedestrian-friendly paths. "If you can barely get into a chair without banging your leg on the coffee table, or if the path from the sofa to the door is cramped, rearrange your furniture," says Roberts. "Not being able to safely and easily move about produces anxiety--not to mention an easy way to trip or stub a toe."

6. Simplify your color scheme. Use restraint with patterns and loud colors. If you mix patterns, keep their color schemes similar, and if you like lots of colors, keep patterns to a minimum. "If you have too many bright colors or high-contrast patterns in a room, your eyes are going to be drawn all over the place, making it difficult to relax," says Dr. Morris. Simple designs and colors, on the other hand, are soothing. "The less-is-more rule applies to shelves and tabletops too," adds Rien. "Don't fill them just because they're there. Instead, display just a few pieces that are meaningful."

7. Bring the outdoors in. Being surrounded by natural elements encourages friendlier interactions with others, found a University of Rochester study. For a more peaceful home, bring in a couple of houseplants or hang a mirror across from your largest window to maximize outdoor vantage points. If your view includes more buildings than trees, hang landscape photographs on the walls, says Roberts.

Create the Ultimate Home Gym

8. Use soothing hues. "Generally, we find cool shades of blue and green and neutral earth tones to be relaxing because they remind us of nature," says color expert Leatrice Eiseman, author of Color: Messages and Meanings. If you're not ready to commit to new paint, incorporate a few accessories, such as throw pillows, a quilt, or lamp shades, in calming colors.

9. Switch off electronics. To rest easier, remove all televisions and computers from your bedroom. The light emitted by these devices signals the brain to stay awake, interfering with a good night's sleep and leaving you with elevated levels of stress hormones in the morning. If you must keep these gadgets where you sleep, Rien recommends placing the TV in a cabinet and putting a screen between your bed and the computer.

10. Bring your fantasy to life. Think about what paradise looks like to you. If it's a tropical island, add sand and sea shades and tropical touches, such as wicker side tables or a sea grass rug. Prefer a mountain cabin or country home? Then add colors, textures, and accessories to your bedroom decor that call those settings to mind. "Design is highly individual, so mine your past experiences and flip through design magazines to identify what elements make a room feel relaxing to you," says Rien.

-By Celeste Perron, Prevention


BONUS RECIPES: - Good Ol' American Beef Stew - "Good Ol' American Beef Stew is a robust simple slow cooker recipe that will remind you of the comforts of home. Made with fresh potatoes, carrots, onions and turnips, this hearty stew will satisfy any hungry man." - Down-South Amalgamation Cake - "This is a classic among old-fashioned cake recipes. The Down-South Amalgamation Cake is a southern dessert tradition that stands the test of time. Coconut, raisins, pecans, walnuts--this cake has everything but the kitchen sink!"


    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#15 in a Series of 43)":

  I can do this!!

   AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey!  



  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 03/27/12 - "HANDY IDEAS (#5 in a Series of 13)":

  COOL BEANS! Thanks, Ruthie!



From - 04/06/12:

Girl: You remind me of the sea.

Boy: Why? Because I'm so wild and romantic?

Girl: No. You make me sick.



1. Wednesday, April 11, 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.

2. Thursday, May 3, 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.

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 4, 5, and 6, 2012 - Class of 1961 Reunion (Postponed from last August due to Hurricane Irene); Saturday, May 5, 2012: Mike O'Neal's Restaurant (, 11006 Warwick Boulevard, Unit 458, Located in the Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, Newport News, VA 23601 (across from the Cedar Lane entrance to Mariners' Museum), (757) 599-5500, about 12:30 for lunch (Dutch treat) - "Any and all ex-Typhoons or old friends are invited."

4. Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.

5. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at 


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Yerushalaim Shel Zahav


Avir harim tsalul kayayin

Vere'ach oranim

Nisa beruach ha'arbayim

Im kol pa'amonim


Uvtardemat ilan va'even

Shvuyah bachaloma

Ha'ir asher badad yoshevet

Uvliba choma


Yerushalayim she zahav

Veshel nechoshet veshel or

Halo lechol shirayich ani kinor (2x)


Eicha yavshu borot hamayim

Kikar hashuk reika

Ve'ein poked et Har Habayit

Ba'ir ha'atika


Uvam'arot asher basela

Meyalelot ruchot

Ve'ein yored el Yam Hamelach

Baderech Yericho


Yerushalayim ...


Ach bevo'i hayom lashir lach

Velach likshor ketarim

Katonti mitze'ir banayich

Ume'acharon hameshorerim


Ki shmech tsorev et hasfatayim

K'neshikat saraf

Im eshkachech Yerushalayim

Asher kula zahav


Yerushalayim ...


Chazarnu el borot hamayim

Lashuk velakikar

Shofar korei beHar Habayit

Ba'ir ha'atika


Uvam'arot asher basela

Alfei shmashot zorchot

Veshuv nered el Yam Hamelach

Baderech Yericho


Yerushalayim ...

Jerusalem of Gold


The air of the mountains is as clear as wine

And the fragrance of the pine trees

Is lifted upon the evening breeze

With the ringing of the bells


And in the deep sleep of the tree and the stone

Held captive in a dream

The city which sits alone

And in her heart, a wall


Jerusalem of gold

And of copper and of light

For all of your songs

I am the harp


How the water cisterns have dried up

The city square is empty

Nobody goes up to the Temple Mount

In the Old City


And in the caves of the rocks

Winds howl

And no one goes down to the Dead Sea

Upon the Jericho Road


Jerusalem of gold...


Although I come to sing to you today

And to tie crowns upon you

I am less than the youngest of your sons

And the last of the sweet singers


For your name singes the lips

Like the kiss of the serpent

If I forget thee, oh Jerusalem

She is completely golden


Jerusalem of gold...


We have returned to the water cisterns

To the marketplace and the square

A shofar calls out on the Temple Mount

In the Old City


And in the caves in the rocks

A thousand suns shine forth

And again we will go down to the Dead Sea

Upon the Jericho Road


Jerusalem of gold...


"Yerushalaim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)" midi and lyrics courtesy
of - 04/18/08

Passover Image (© Sigaev) courtesy of - 04/18/11

Image of the Star Larvae used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 04/08/08

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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!!

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

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!

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