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04/12/06 - NNHS Newsletter
Passover Wishes

"Why is this night different from all other nights?
On this night we eat matzoh and bitter herbs;
We dip parsley in salt water and horseradish in charoset;
And we recite at the table as we eat. "

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We covered a bit of the traditional Passover celebrations in last year's Newsletter:

   This year while searching for the music, I found much more fascinating information at this very extensive site:




   The story of how it is that I came to forget all these birthdays is so horribly embarrassing, I refuse to even reveal it.    And the worst part is, I'm pretty certain that I did exactly the same thing last year.  Sigh.  I am so terribly sorry.

   A Very Merry Un-Birthday to all the following Sweetie-Pies:

10 -   Skip Wood ('65) of NC - 1947; 11 -   Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands - 1944; 11 -   Susan Avent Hill ('66) - 1948; and 11 - Kathy Cooper.

   My deepest apologies to one and all.



  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 04/09/06 - "Happy Easter (and Passover)":




 Easter Cross               

Hope all have A           


 Chocolate Bunny

And Passover  




   OHHHH, this one was sooooo cute!  Thanks so much!  And Happy Passover, Al!


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/09/06 - "Fun 'N Sun Photos":

Hi, Carol:
  Fred Hayman ('57) of VA sent me several photos taken during the Fun 'N Sun Air Show last week in Lakeland.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
     OHHH, such fun!  Thanks, Joe - and Fred!

   Say, Adonis, isn't "Former Typhoon" an oxymoron - akin to "Former Marine"?!?


This was taken upon my arrival at the site. Former TYPHOON enjoying Air Show    
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL Joe Madagan ('57) of FL and  Fred Hayman ('57) of VA
Thursday, April 6, 2006
Fun 'N Sun Air Show, Lakeland, FL


From Joan Ownby Mathieson ('58) of VA - 04/11/06 - "   Gloria Woolard
Price (Hampton HS - '65 - of FL)":


I was wondering if Gloria got my e-mail about her brother Melvin.........I never got a response and I was thinking that maybe the e-mail went to e-mail heaven instead of to the web site.   My husband Jim Mathieson and Melvin were good buddies at HHS back in the 50's - along with Delma Drake, Dootie Cottle, Fred Jones, Punchy Bullifant and others.

   Well, that's entirely possible, Pretty Lady.  After all, this very note you sent me was inexplicably delayed for thirty-six hours, swimming around out there in cyber-space doing who knows what.

   Let's find out.

   Oh, Gloria.......

   Thanks, Joan!



  From Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA - 04/10/06 - "Matzoh Man":

Hi Carol,
I read the pages almost every day. My sister-in-law sent this to me and you might use it as a link for passover.
OY, You should maybe click on the link below, Bubbaleh !!!!

   That's so cute!  Thanks, Linda!

As far as music goes, you might chose EXODUS.

   Oooh - Exodus is one of my favorite songs, as was the movie!

   I even used it last fall as a Newsletter theme:

   But I really wanted something very traditional and appropriate only to Passover itself.  By the time your note reached me, left to my own devices, I had already located this version of "Ma Nishtana".  But thanks anyway!

I will have to write more as I have lots of memories growing up on Parrish Avenue.

   Yes, please do!

Keep up the excellent work. It means so much.  Take care.

Linda Alfrey Walker '61

   Thank you, Linda!

PS let me know if you can't open this.

   No problem!



  From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 04/11/06 - "39th WorldFest Posts the actual Program Book

2006 Banner
39th Annual WorldFest-Houston Film & Video Festival
Howdy from Houston!

10 Great Days in April! 56 new International Feature Films and 92 Remi Award-Winning Shorts. We have now posted the actual WorldFest 120 page Program Book on our website! It is posted in two versions: PDF or FLASH, for easy viewing. You can zoom in on a page, print the schedule and even custom print your own program book! Also, we are now Streaming Feature Film Trailers & Clips, and Short Films & their clips! Radical!

VIP Passes & Single Tickets Now On Sale, On-Site!
We will post all the Remi Nominees in All Categories in a few days on our website. On April 30th, Sunday, we will then post all the Remi Winners. In WorldFest, if you are nominated, you are actually winning a Remi Award! The exact award level is decided during festival week.

Before there was Sundance, before there was SXSW, before there was Toronto, there was WorldFest! The 3rd oldest International Film & Video Festival in North America. "WorldFest is in the business of validating excellence..." - Ridley Scott


See our Remi Winners Streaming now!

WorldFest Discovered with their first awards such greats as Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, The Coen Brothers, Atom Agoyan, David Lynch and Michael Cimino. The Remi Winners of 2006 will become the Spielbergs and Ang Lee's of Tomorrow... and you can see their films and meet them all at our Remi Festival Club, open every night of the festival!

You are cordially invited to join us for this celebration of film!

Team WorldFest

WorldFest-Houston Film Festival

phone: 713-965-9955

You can buy VIP Series Passes, Awards Gala Dinner Passes, Single tickets any show including Opening Night and the Opening Night Champagne Gala Party, even VIP Passes to the Houston Yacht Club Sailboat Regatta and Texas BBQ, on on our website at 

   This is so far beyond cool!  Thanks so much, Hunter! 




  From Bill Campbell ('54) of VA - 04/11/06 - "Donald Harvey, NNHS Class of '53":

Hi Carol;
I am quite sure that the Donald Harvey who    Joe Madagan and    Freddy Hayman were referring to were neither of the Don Harveys of the '60s, but rather    Donald Harvey of the NNHS Class of '53. Donnie lived in Marshall Courts, as did Freddy Hayman and I, and he lives in Newport News now. He retired from NASA several years ago. He married classmate Billie Jo Sensing, and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 22, 2002.
As you can see by the attached 1953 Anchor picture, Donnie played on the NNHS football and baseball teams as well as playing trombone in the band. There is not a nicer man in the whole world than Donnie Harvey, and it is nice to see people remembering him as did Freddy and Joe.

Keep up the good work.

Bill C. '54
1953 Anchor    

   Thank you so much, Bill, not only for the image, but for solving the mystery and providing so much additional information!

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/11/06 - "Donald Harvey":

Hi, Carol:
When    Fred Hayman ('57) of VA and I were discussing    Donald Harvey we were recalling a young man who was a bit older than we are. When we were Cub Scouts he was a boy scout leader and assisted with our Cub Pack and later when we were Boy Scouts, Donald was a counselor at Camp Okee located in Gloucester Point, VA.
We lost track of Donald while pursuing our careers and military service. He was a good teacher!
We also recalled Ambert Dail, who was our Cub Scout Master when we met at the Marshall Courts Community Center. He was the station manager at WGH-AM and also performed on Saturdays at the Paramount Theatre as "Uncle Ambert" and conducted contest and entertainment before the Saturday Matinee. It is our understanding that he is now a resident at the Baptist Home on Harpersville Road, which is now known (as The Chesapeake). His memory is poor now.
Won't bore you more about the long conversation, but it was great fun to see Fred again and recall some wonderful times at John W. Daniel School as well as NNHS, except to ask, Where is Dimples now???
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks, Major Madagan!  And I'm never bored.  I'm verrry sloowww and I procrastinate terribly, but I'm never bored!

   But to answer your earlier query, this Donald Harvey is regrettably not on our mailing list.



  From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 04/11/06 - "Happy Easter":

Hi Carol,
I just read the Palm Sunday newsletter and I wished    Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) were here to respond.  I'm sure she would have numerous suggestions for music and always something beautiful.  The Holy City has always been one of my favorites also. 

After returning from Florida and the allergies, I get home and there is more pollen on my car than I can even imagine.  Maybe the allergies are following me this year.  We had a wonderful trip last weekend to the mountains of Virginia and a wonderful visit with family.

   I'm glad you had a great trip, Linda!  And allergens of one form or other seem to be everywhere.  I've always been fascinated by the pine pollen here in Fayetteville.  Well, fascinated and annoyed, I suppose.  But it makes driveways and roof tops appear to have been sprinkled by yellow ochre paint.  When the rain hits it, the effect is quite lovely.  ACHOOO!!!

Please tell   David Whitley ('67 - of VA) I understand the pain he is experiencing. You are in my prayers.  I live with it daily with no relief in sight.  After so many surgeries, I finally said, if you will tell me this is what I have to live with then I can get on with my life and adjust the best I can.  Doctors have a hard time finally admitting there is nothing else they can do for you.  Titanium replacements are wonderful but not as light weight as I thought.

I hope you (all) have a nice Passover as we celebrate Easter. 

   Thanks, Linda!  Our Easter promises to be very nice!

Linda L. Lane

   Thanks, Linda!  I'm always crushed to hear of anyone's suffering and enduring pain, especially people I know and love, as I do so quite poorly myself, and can scarcely conceive of such a thing. 

   I did pass your note on to David:


  From David Whitley ('57) of VA - 04/12/06:

Carol dear,

Please tell    Linda Lane (Lane - '64 - of VA) how much I appreciate her thoughts and prayers..... It was sweet of her to think of me.


   Why certainly, Gorgeous!  And you already know that you'll be in my thoughts and prayers both during your surgery tomorrow as well as while you're recuperating.



From Diane Shortridge Reed (Hampton HS - '62) of VA - 04/11/06 - "What a nice site":

Hi Carol,
A Typhoon alumni,   Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56 - of VA) gave my your site and I'm checking in as a Crabber ('62), and enjoyed finding out where    Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) is located. I remember all three of the Nelms boys and maybe they remember me; it's been a long time. Dr. Nelms was my Dr. also and I still remember when the Polio vaccine came into being and my best friend Judy Fertitta (Gibson - Hampton HS - '63 - of VA) and I rode our bikes to get Dr. Nelms to give us out shots.

I'm still local, or rather transplanted from Hampton to Newport News. If Chandler sees this note, we need to see you at out next HHS reunion, the smaller one Hope Southhall and the gang gets together.

Thanks, great site !
Diane Shortridge Reed

   Thank you, Diane!  It's always a pleasure to hear from new people!  Feel free to join us!



  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/12/06 - "With malice toward none!":

These exchanges below actually happened in different courts of law within our land. For the fun of it, and with no meanness toward anyone, I share them with you.
For Our Train "Tracking" Members:
Lawyer: "How old is your son, the one living with you?"
Witness: "Thirty-eight or Thirty-five, I can't remember which"
Lawyer: "How long has he lived with you?"
Witness: "Forty-five years"
For Those That Were Band Members:
Lawyer: "Did you blow your horn or anything?"
Witness: "After the accident?"
Lawyer: "Before the accident"
Witness: "Sure, I played for ten years, I even went to school for it"
For Our Lawyer Members and Followers of the Court:
Lawyer: "Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?"
Witness: "No"
Lawyer: "Did you check for blood pressure?"   
Witness: "No"
Lawyer: "Did you check for breathing?"
Witness: "No"
Lawyer: " So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?"
Witness: "No"
Lawyer: "How can you be so sure, Doctor?"
Witness: "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar"
Lawyer: " But, could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?"
Witness: " Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere"
I just report the facts.
Take Care!

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Wayne Honey!




   This is so old it's downright embarrassing     - but it's fun!

  From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 11/15/06 - Reunion CD #9 - Saturday, October 22, 2005:

Dave Arnold ('65) of VA Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA; Mike Hirshman ('65) of CO; and Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA Patti and Mike ('65) Miller of NC  
One of our cheerful servers at the Point Plaza Dave Arnold ('65) of VA Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC Ernie and Nancy Horne Murphy (both '65) of VA  


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/30/06  - "Why I love the south" (A Series of 27 Images):

If you can stop laughing, you might include one of these each upcoming newsletter .... unless you think it undignified. 


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/30/06  (#33 in a Series):


You may be running out of "Why I Love The South" images, so you can add these which I received from    Tom Flax ('64 - of VA).




   Oh, of course!  GIGGLES!!!

   Thanks, David - and Tommy! 


Redneck Pet Carrier


   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol





Ma Nishtana

(The Four Questions)

AMah nishtanah halailah hazeh,
Mikol haleilot? Mikol haleilot?

Sheb'chol haleilot, anu ochlin,
Chameits umatsah, chameits umatsah,
Halaylah hazeh, halaylah hazeh kulo matsa.
Halaylah hazeh, halaylah hazeh kulo matsa.

Sheb'chol haleilot, anu ochlin,
Sh'ar y'rakot, Sh'ar y'rakot,
Halaylah hazeh, halaylah hazeh kulo maror.
Halaylah hazeh, halaylah hazeh kulo maror.

Sheb'chol haleilot, anu matbilin,
Afilu pa'am achat, Afilu pa'am achat.
Halaylah hazeh, halaylah hazeh sh'tei p'amim,
Halaylah hazeh, halaylah hazeh sh'tei p'amim.

Sh'b'chol haleilot, anu ochlin,
Bein yoshvin uvein m'subin,
Bein yoshvin uvein m'subin,
Halaylah hazeh, halaylah hazeh, kulanu m'subin.
Halaylah hazeh, halaylah hazeh, kula ^nu m'subin.

"Ma Nishtana" midi courtesy of - 04/10/06

"Ma Nishtana" lyrics courtesy of - 04/10/06

Pesach Image (2006 Adam Rhine) (also used to form Divider Lines) courtesy
of - 04/12/2006

History of "Ma Nishtana" available at - 04/12/06

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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