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04/19/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Passover Wishes

“And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day,
in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house
of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you
out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.”

- Exodus 13:3

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Passover begins tonight at sundown.  This theme repeats itself annually, but of course, on different days: - Your Homework and Bonus Recipes are here!


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 - - Jerusalem - The Eternal Capital of Israel

BONUS #5 - - Moscow Male Jewish Cappella - Yerushalaim Shel Zahav

BONUS #6 - - Ofra Haza - Yerushalaim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold), 1998 - WOWZERONI!!

BONUS #7 - - Passover in Vienna, 1947 - Never Forget (very moving)

Happy Birthday Monday to
  our Two-Fer:   Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND         My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of OH!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57);
23 -
  Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);
24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA;
25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!  


        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 04/17/08 - "      Nancy (Dearing Berry - '62 - of TX) & Laddy":

Hi Carol,
As my sister Nancy just joined us here on the Typhoon website, I thought the readers might enjoy this story from our childhood..  In 1953 we had a pet Collie whose name was Laddy; actually Laddy was Nancy's dog.  She had been wanting a dog for quite a while and when Laddy's former owner, who was in the Air Force at Langley AFB found out he was being sent overseas he had to find a new home for the dog.  My mother worked at Langley and when she learned about the situation she arranged for Laddy to come live with us.
The Woodrow Wilson Elementary School was just across the street from our house.  I don't know if he did things like this before he came to live with us or not, but whenever Nancy and the other kids were using the sliding board in the schoolyard Laddy would get in line and climb right up the ladder and slide down the board just like one of the kids.  Then he would trot around and get back in line and do it again. 
Somehow the Daily Press got wind of this and sent a reporter and photographer to the school  They did an article which ran in the paper with these pictures.  Nancy and Laddy were suddenly famous.  People from all over were driving by our house and by the school to see if they could get a glimpse of the sliding board dog.  All of our relatives, even ones we rarely saw or talked to were calling and telling us that they were bragging to all their friends that they were related to Nancy.  
May 1953

Sadly, within the next few months Laddy was hit by a car and killed.  A neighbor lady came and told Mom that a dog had been run over just up the block, and she thought it was Laddy.  Mom told me about it but she didn't want to tell Nancy.  We told Nancy that we thought somebody had probably read about Laddy in the paper and kidnapped him to be a star circus performer.  She cried, but it wasn't as bad as it would have been had she learned that he had been killed, and pretty soon she started bragging that her dog was a circus star.  She didn't find out the truth until years later.

   WOWZERONI - what an enchanting story!!! Thanks so much, Sydney!

   I've added this to the Woodrow Wilson School page:

  From Bill ('61) and Audrey Bost of NC - 04/18/08:

Blessed Passover to all who are observing this season of Holy Days.

Bill & Audrey Bost

   Thanks, Bill and Audrey!

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 04/18/08 - "Please email me at if you can explain what is going on?":

It appears that Tom Wilkinson, Jim Van Noy, and ? (could be Don Goldenbaum) are throwing someone (who?) out of an NNHS window.
Do you recall what this is all about?



   WILD GIGGLES!!! Just another fun day at school, hmm, Fellas?

   Thanks, Joe!

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 04/18/08 - "The Circle of Life":

The Circle of Life

What is Success?...

A Simple Explanation


1. At the age of 3, Success means : 
Not pooping in your pants.

2. At the age of 12, Success means : 
Having friends.

3. At the age of 18, Success means : 
Having a driver‘s license.

4. At the age of 20, Success means : 
Having sex.

5. At the age of 35, Success means : 
Having money.

10. At the age of 80, Success means : 
Not pooping in your pants.

9. At the age of 75, Success means : 
Having friends.

8. At the age of 70, Success means : 
Having a driver‘s license.

7. At the age of 60, Success means : 
Having sex.

6. At the age of 50, Success means : 
Having money.


There you have it . . . 

Enjoy Success !

   Thanks, Mark!

  From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 04/18/08 - "Tips on Junk Mail~~ A MUST Read!":

These are GREAT ideas and I will start using them just to get the satisfaction!

Tips  for Handling Telemarketers - Three Little Words That Work !!

(1) The three little words are: 'Hold On, Please...'

Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.

Then when you eventually hear the phone company's 'beep-beep-beep' tone, you know it's time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task.

These three little words will  help eliminate telephone soliciting.

(2)  Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?

This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.

This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a 'real' sales person to call back and get someone at home.

What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your #  button on the phone, 6 or 7 times, as quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialed the call and it kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any longer !!!

(3)  Junk Mail Help:

When you get 'ads' enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return these 'ads' with your payment. Let the sending companies throw their own junk mail  away.

When you get those 'pre-approved' letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw away the return envelope.

Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? It costs them more than the regular 41 cents postage 'IF' and when they receive them back.

It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was around 50 cents before the last increase and it is according to the weight. In that case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little, postage-paid return envelopes.

One of Andy Rooney's (60 minutes) ideas:

Send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Send a pizza coupon to Citibank. If you didn't get anything else that day, then just send them their blank application back! If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on anything you send them.

You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to just to keep them guessing! It still costs them 41 cents.

The banks and credit card companies are currently getting a lot of their own junk back in the mail, but folks, we need to OVERWHELM them. Let's let them know what it's like to get lots of junk mail, and best of all they're paying for it...Twice!

Let's help keep our postal service busy since they are saying that e-mail is cutting into their business profits, and that's why they need to increase postage costs again. You get the idea !

If enough people follow these tips, it will work ---- I have been doing this for years, and I get very little junk mail anymore.

   This is such great advice, Elaine - thanks so much! I can scarcely wait to begin to use these tips!
 I am reminded of my late brother-in-law,    Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (11 Jan 1930 - 7 May 2005) He could naturally talk very slowly when he chose to do so, which was a great benefit to him when he played such phone games on a regular basis:

   "And your name, Sir?"

   "This is Joe Glubglub."

   "And what is your address, Sir?"

   "Two-ty-Two, Two-ty-Two Boogie Woogie Avenue.  And I would really love to have one of these items, but could you hurry, please? The bad check squad is here to pick me up."


   That Milesy! He was always such fun! I really miss him.....

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/18/08 - "Important Message about Getting Old":

From      Rip (Collins - '65 -  of TN) to me to you! You gotta hurry, or thoughts evaporate!! Some "editorial" liberties were taken regarding the first word, my good friend Rip didn't know I would forward his wisdom and therefore it was NOT sent with a "G" rating! Not that bad, really; I think?

Important Message about Getting Old

 Blast!  Now I forgot what I was gonna tell ya.

   NOPE! Not bad at all! Thanks, Wayne Honey!

PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"; update of 04/05/08: "getting better each day"; update of 04/14/08: "now dealing with a blood clot in his pic line; receiving daily injections in the abdomen and taking antibiotics and blood thinners; feels pretty good in spite of everything and his ATTITUDE is great---as usual"

2.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal

3. My Friend Judy of IL -  shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08

4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

5.      Me ('65) of NC - recent (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups..... ; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08

6. Emily (daughter of        My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08

7. Karen Hampton (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - knee surgery on 03/13/08; update of 03/22/08: recovering nicely

8. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08;  update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"

9. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"

10.   Heidi Hice MacKay of MI and her Family - stressing over their beloved patriarch since late January 2008; update of 03/17/08: still needing our prayers; update of 04/14/08 - SEE: 04/14/08

11.       Herb Hice of MI and the MacKay Family - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08; update of 03/10/08: still being sedated while not on the ventilator, but made it for nine hours on 03/09/08; "holding his own"; update of 03/17/08: not much progress, but no regression, either; update of 03/24/08: "some good days and some bad days; the doctors caring for Herbie are just taking a wait and see approach and playing it by ear day by day"; update of 03/31/08: stays awake longer, off the ventilator longer, now enjoying his beloved opera, card shower requested;  update of 04/07/08: "He is still about the same, but some days better, some worse; stays off the vent for as along as eleven hours"; update of 04/14/08 - "will blink his eyes if Heidi asks him to, but response. The doctors are puzzled. "

12. Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA - recovering from surgery on her ankle; update of 04/05/08: "has had a cast reapplied and then replaced in the past 2 weeks, and will have to have the pin in her ankle replaced on April 22nd.  She is in good spirits and gets around on a little scooter.  She can't use crutches because of back surgery fairly recently.  She has a lot of pain and discomfort with that, too"; update of 04/14/08: "doing better and sounded great (on 04/12)"

13. Jesse Kersey ('58) of VA: update of 04/14/08 - "remains hospitalized, continues to undergo tests, and doctors suspect the problem may be thyroid related"; update of 04/18/08 - SEE ABOVE

14. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) of VA - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain; update of 03/13/08: "better, but still a bit away from 'good'"

15. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08; update of 03/13/08: "is doing very well.  She is taking some kind of cardio rehab therapy and she is feeling well enough that she has gone back to work.  She's only working 1/2 days..."

16.       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08

17. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!

18. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"

19.   Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA - update of 03/30/08: emergency appendectomy caused by ruptured appendix; will be in the hospital 3 - 4 days

20.     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - suffered heart attack 02/13/08

21. All of Us

1. Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 22nd Annual "Almost World Famous" Sertoma Sock Hop, Lakeland, FL  

2. Saturday, April 26, 2008 -  the Mary Christian Auditorium, Thomas Nelson Community College, reception at 6:30, reading at 8:00, Q&A with the playwright -    Bill Black (a.k.a. Jim Quinn) ('66) of GA, director, and cast afterwards - 757-224-8937;

3. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958: - 03/18/08

4. Saturday, June 7, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957 AND OTHER NNHS ALUMNI  

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968: - 03/31/08

6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:  - 03/26/08

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/31/08 - "Don't do this" (#10 in a Series of 23):

I hope you get all the pictures!!!  Also notice that most all the pictures have men in them!!  And they say women are dumb!!!  These guys don't even have the "blonde" excuse.
 Joyce Cahoon

These are very good examples of things that we should NOT do at home, work, or any where else for that matter.

   YOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks, Joyce!

HMMM, maybe he couldn't see the huge yellow sign that said CLEARANCE.

   YET ONCE AGAIN:  Being unable to operate much above automatic pilot level at the moment, I am still working on the great new entry that    Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC sent me - in two different formats - on 04/13/08.  I think I'm definitely making progress, but it still isn't done.  I know he thinks I'm a blithering idiot, but that's only because ..... it's so true.

   Have a Blessed Passover!

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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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 courtesy of - 04/18/08

Animated Star of David Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 04/02/05

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

Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Navy Flag courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Arrow clip art courtesy of - 04/19/08

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al

Animated Army Flag courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

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