04/09/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
“And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day,
- Exodus 13:3
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today is the first full day of Passover, but of course it began last night at sundown, and we celebrate it together each year.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/04-02-07-NNHS-Passover-Wishes.html - Your Homework and Bonus Recipes are here!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/04-19-08-NNHS-Passover-Wishes.html - Your Extra Credit Bonus Videos are repeated from here - with one exception. One of last year's videos was no longer available, so I added a new one to keep a total of seven:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Syta-9hZYs&NR=1 - Happy Passover!
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR8Lei9grg0 - Celebrate Passover- Exodus from Egypt
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awl1KCo_oZ0 - 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 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAR2uOOW7eM&NR=1 - Moscow Male Jewish Cappella - Yerushalaim Shel Zahav F
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlIJOAZ1pak&NR=1 - Ofra Haza - Yerushalaim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold), 1998 - WOWZERONI!!
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gvMZhMewtA - Passover in Vienna, 1947 - Never Forget (very moving)
BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxiV9sAtQAI - Why This Passover is Different - NEW THIS YEAR - A Must See!
From Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA - 04/08/09, 4:56 PM - "Medical update about Willie Turpin (NNHS 1957)":
Oh, Bobby, I'm so very sorry to hear this news! As you know, I passed this information on to a few key people from the Classes of 1956 to 1959 to disseminate among their friends and classmates, so that prayers could begin immediately. We'll pray for Willie's physicians and caregivers as well - and for you and Anne (Sawyer Turpin - '65 - of VA), of course. We love you, too!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Skip Wood ('65) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
15 - George Helliesen ('61) of MI!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 04/08/09 - "Happy and Safe Easter":
Thanks for the reminder, Sweetie! Have a good and safe trip yourself!
The six of us will be driving to Winchester, Illinois to see another 18 or so relatives and share a pot luck Easter feast!
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 04/08/09 - "e-mail address":
Now that's embarrassing! I switched your addy on the site, and forgot to correct it in my OWN address book!
Sorry, Domi - thanks for the nudge!
From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 04/08/09 - "The Evolution of Teaching Math in the USA":
WILD HORRIFIED GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Jim! I really can't argue with on about any of that! I've watched with dismay for some time now the "dumb-ing down" of America!
Of course, if you'd like to see a great classic math problem, you could always check here:
And speaking of schools.....
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/08/09 - "John W. Daniel School, Newport News, VA.":
Thanks so much, Joe! I posted your remarks on that page:
From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 04/08/09 - "NNHS - Movies":
Re: Sydney Dearing ('56 - of TN) and Carol Buckley Harty ('65 - of IL)
Now you guys are in for it! Touched on a subject I could go on-and-on-and-on-and-on about... movies.
Not that I would know much about them, only owning about 3,000 DVDs :-)
Carol, sounds like you may have the Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection box set? Those titles are in there is why I mention it and of course, moi owns it.
Exactly! Except it belongs to my #5 son, Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL). I borrowed it from him about three weeks ago, anticipating lying in bed crocheting and watching the Hitchcock classics. But that hasn't materialized to the full extent which I had imagined, somehow..... As I said, I've moved into The House of Thousands of Movies. With three avid collectors, plus the many we brought with us, if it's not here, it might not even exist.
"The Man Who Knew Too Much" was actually made twice by Hitchcock - 1934 and 1956. The later one with James Stewart was released in France first on April 30, 1956 and next in the USA on June 1, 1956. True, copyright dates confuse people because a movie can be shot and in the can one year and not ready for distribution until another hence the year (or two) off sometimes.
I am a bit eclectic when it comes to my collection and tastes - preferring the classics yet heavy on horror and sci-fi. After I came home from work I popped in the film noir "D.O.A." from 1950 and on my way home stopped at the Redbox and rented the latest incarnation released yesterday of "The Day The Earth Stood Still". I know I will eventually add it to my collection and already own the 1951 version which is a Sci-Fi top 10 classic.
Don't want to clutter your site with movie trivia stuff so keeping them small (I have the full size archived) but here are the relevant title cards and movie posters for the two versions of "The Man Who Knew Too Much" - enjoy and don't eat too much popcorn!
Questions, Requests anyone?
|1934 Version||1956 Version||
for 1934 Version
for 1956 Version
|Note copyright says 1955|
Thanks, Eric! I might request some time to actually watch them! GIGGLES!!!
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 04/08/09 - "Grace":
Carol ... here is a good story for
Saying Grace In A Restaurant
Last week, I took my children to a restaurant.
My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace.
As we bowed our heads he said, 'God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!'
Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman remark, '"That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!"
Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?'"
As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job, and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.
He winked at my son and said, '"I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer."
"Really?" my son asked.
"Cross my heart," the man replied.
Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), "Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."
Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son stared at his for a moment, and then did something I will remember the rest of my life.
He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already."
I love this story! Please keep it moving. Sometimes, we all need some ice cream. I hope God sends you some Ice Cream today!
Thanks, Babe! I say, "Ice Cream for eva'body!"
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 04/08/09, 3:12 PM - "Jasmine, the Dog":
This is a beautiful story. Just had to share with you.
Jasmine, the Dog
In 2003, police in Warwickshire, England , opened a garden shed and found
a whimpering, cowering dog.. It had been locked in the shed and abandoned.
It was dirty and malnourished, and had clearly been abused.
Geoff and the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims to restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust. It took several weeks, but eventually both goals were achieved.
They named her Jasmine, and they started to think about finding her an adoptive home.
But Jasmine had other ideas. No-one remembers now how it began, but she started welcoming all Animal arrivals at the sanctuary. It wouldn't matter if it was a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or, any other lost or hurting Animal, Jasmine would peer into the box or cage and, where possible, deliver a welcoming lick.
Geoff relates one of the
early incidents. "We had two puppies that had been abandoned by a nearby railway
line. One was a Lakeland Terrier cross and another was a Jack Russell Doberman
cross. They were tiny when they arrived at the centre and Jasmine approached
them and grabbed one by the scruff of the neck in her mouth and put him on the
settee. Then she fetched the other one and sat down with them, cuddling them."
"But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits. She takes all the stress out of them and it helps them to not only feel close to her but to settle into their new surroundings.
"She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose."
Jasmine, the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the animal sanctuary's resident surrogate mother, a role for which she might have been born. The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, 15 chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and 15 rabbits.
And one roe deer fawn. Tiny Bramble, 11 weeks old, was found semi-conscious in a field. Upon arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and then went into the full foster mum role. Jasmine the greyhound showers Bramble the Roe deer with affection and makes sure nothing is matted.
"They are inseparable," says Geoff. "Bramble walks between her legs and they keep kissing each other. They walk together round the sanctuary. It's a real treat to see them."
Jasmine will continue to care for Bramble until she is old enough to be returned to woodland life. When that happens, Jasmine will not be lonely. She will be too busy showering love and affection on the next Orphan or victim of abuse.
From left, Toby, a stray Lakeland dog; Bramble, orphaned Roe deer; Buster, a stray Jack Russell; a dumped rabbit; Sky, an injured barn owl; and Jasmine with a Mother's heart doing best what a caring Mother would do... Such is the order of God's Creation.
Thank you, Frances! What a heart-warmer!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 04/08/09, 3:25 PM - "Precious Moments":
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly. Proverb
Thank you, Judy! This is indeed precious! I thought it rather remarkable that these two items arrived within 13 minutes of each other!
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 04/08/09 - "very cool instrument":
One Wild & Crazy Instrument:
PLEASE READ BEFORE WATCHING THE VIDEO!
This incredible machine was
built as a collaborative effort between the Robert M. Trammell Music
Conservatory and the Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa
. Amazingly, 97% of the machines’ components came from John Deere Industries and
Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft, Iowa .. Yes... farm equipment!
It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up, alignment, calibration, and tuning before filming this video but as you can see it was WELL worth the effort. It is now on display in the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the University and is already slated to be donated to the Smithsonian.
P.S. Notice that at no time does a ball fall on the floor!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6MHpFIyjcY - Fantastic Machine
WOWZERONI! Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/08/09 - "Dr. Fig Speaks":
good to read the truth at last??
I love this Doctor !
Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... Don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.
Q:Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit.
Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain.
Q:How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies your ratio is two to one, etc.
Q:What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!
Q:Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!!
...... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?
Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy?
Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.
Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!
Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.
'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways -Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'
For those of you who watch what you eat , here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.
1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you. ............
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 24, 25, and 26, 2009 - The Class of 1954 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at email@example.com -CLASS OF 1954 2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2009 - The Hampton High School Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: www.hamptonhigh1964.com - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1964
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 -The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact WHSREUNION1959@aol.com.
5.Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html - CLASS OF 1964:
Your NNHS 64/45 Reunion Committee is pleased to announce that musical entertainment has been arranged for our Reunion.
On Friday evening, we will dance to the tunes of DJ, Susan Voss. Those of you who attended our “Turning Sixty” Party in 2006 at Spirit Events will remember Susan’s talent and energy.
On Saturday night we have engaged the band, LP & Company, headed by L.P. Butler. I could tell you how great they are, but you can see for yourself on the video at their web site: http://www.eastcoastentertainment.com/artist/LP_and_Company.html
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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Yerushalaim Shel Zahav
Avir harim tsalul kayayin
Nisa beruach ha'arbayim
Im kol pa'amonim
Uvtardemat ilan va'even
Ha'ir asher badad yoshevet
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
Uvam'arot asher basela
Ve'ein yored el Yam Hamelach
Ach bevo'i hayom lashir lach
Velach likshor ketarim
Katonti mitze'ir banayich
Ki shmech tsorev et hasfatayim
Im eshkachech Yerushalayim
Asher kula zahav
Chazarnu el borot hamayim
Shofar korei beHar Habayit
Uvam'arot asher basela
Alfei shmashot zorchot
Veshuv nered el Yam Hamelach
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
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 http://www.greatjewishmusic.com/Midifiles/Yom_Haatzmaut/JerusalemGold.html - 04/18/08
Passover Image courtesy of http://graciemcshinbone.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_archive.html - 04/08/09
Image of the Star Larvae used to form Divider Line courtesy of http://www.starlarvae.org/SL_EL_Adon.html - 04/08/08
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
OOPS! Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07
Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric
Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy o
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
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