04/19/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Passover Wishes
“In every generation each
person should feel as though she or he
- The Hagaddah
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today we're celebrating the first full day of Passover together like the big Typhoon family we have become.
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, 2009 - A Must See!
1. From Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA - 04/18/11, 6:28 PM - "Lewis Hudgins":
Just a note to tell you Lewis Hudgins passed away this past Friday in Kill Devil Hills, NC and he was in the NNHS Class of '51 or '52. His wife, JoAnn Christie, was in the NNHS Class of 1956 and she passed away about 2 years ago.
Thanks. Mickey Marcella
Thank you so much for letting me know, Mickey; you have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your friend.
2. From Bruce Sims ('56) of VA - 04/19/11, 12:26 PM - " Harry "Gene" Stanfield NNHS 56":
Another sad note. Gene
Stanfield, widower of
(d. 23 May 2009),
died Friday in York County. Both were1956 classmates and will be sadly
missed by all who knew them.
Oh, Bruce, I'm so sorry to learn this! There has been so much sadness lately! I don't know how I missed this one. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your classmate.
3. From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 04/19/11, 2:13 PM - "Tornado in Raleigh":
Thank God our area in Raleigh was not damaged by the Tornado. We had torrents of rain but not much wind. Sadness prevails over the entire State though, since we did lose 41 people and three children under the age of ten in Raleigh. Their six month old sister is in the hospital in critical condition and I would like to ask the Typhoon Nation to pray for this baby if they feel so inclined. And I hope that the majority do; this mother cannot take any more grief in her already shredded heart. She was in the closet with them when a tree crashed on their home....so very sad.
Dimples aka Sepi
Thank you, Dimples! Sadly, I am very disheartened to have to report that we are too late, though we will keep that family and so many others who have suffered so much during these recent storms and tornados in our prayers:
Infant in Stony Brook twister dies
Updated at 01:38 PM today
RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The infant critically injured after a tornado ripped through her Raleigh mobile home has died.
announced Tuesday that 6-month-old Yaire Quistian Nino died Tuesday at
the hospital after suffering head injuries.
According to police,
the Alvarez (woman) was knocked unconscious momentarily and when she
awakened, she was still holding her baby. Police say Alvarez did
everything she was supposed to do to protect the children.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday this week to:
21 - Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently deployed to lands dark and dusty);
22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57);
23 - Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);
24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA;
25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) AND Bobbie Smith Horwitz ('65) of TX;
26 - Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From Ray Barnes ('65) of VA - 04/18/11, 8:41 AM - "little Latin, less Greek":
My condolences to Jerry ('65) and Judy (Phillips - '66) Allen (of VA) and to the Phillips family. I did not know Monty (Phillips - '62) personally, but you and so many others from NNHS are, and shall remain, part of my extended family. As you say in the newsletter: weep with them who weep.
As for your assessment of my ancient (not dead) language skills: I am busted. I pretty much quoted every tried and true, i.e., trite phrase I could muster. Maybe I should have offered up a declension of amo, amas, amat.
"Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning" (Psalm 30:5)
Thinking of my friends right now, especially,
Thanks so much, Ray!
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 04/18/11 - "Beautiful words! Beautiful pictures!":
Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies! This is as close as I could find to the beautiful selection you sent me:
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 04/18/11 - "A Little Nostalgia for Carol and NNHS":
|A good one to remember,
Carol........... don't know if this was taken at the Peppermint Club,
but that's where I like to think Bill Haley got his start.....the
Peppermint Beach Club over
in Virginia Beach...... one of my best childhood recollections and, a
great place to go on the weekend and have a blast.......... the good old
Thanks, Wayne! For reasons far over my head, my computer refused to open your attachment, but I did find this clip of Bill Haley and the Comets singing, "Rip It Up" - and you can always visit our Peppermint Beach Club page:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG6n3Z7qwVs - Bill Haley and the Comets - Rip It Up
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - "Food For Thought... Plus":
A crew of highway maintenance workers were sent to repair some road signs that vandals had knocked down in a forested area. The first one they put back up was a symbol warning of a deer crossing.
As they moved down the road to repair the next sign, one member of the crew looked back and spotted a deer running across the highway. She turned to a co-worker and said, "I wonder how long he's been waiting to cross?"
*-------------- Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes ---------------*
My husband was telling me about a news item he heard on National Public Radio about how the U.S. military is en-
listing honeybees to find land mines. The insects are trained to react to the scent of TNT, then are fitted with transmitters and sent out to search for underground explosives. "When they smell TNT," my husband explained, "the insects hover over the area and the military tracks them to the site to safely eliminate the land mine."
"Gee," I remarked, "it gives a whole new meaning to the slogan 'Bee all that you can bee!'"
Life has many battles.
But I am a warrior.
Humphrey Bogart's most memorable role, Casablanca's Rick Blaine, was originally developed for Ronald Reagan.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
A mother and a baby camel were lazing around, and suddenly the baby camel asked....
Baby: Mother, mother, may I ask you some questions?
Mother: Sure! Why son, is there something bothering you?
Baby: Why do camels have humps?
Mother: Well son, we are desert animals, we need the humps to store water and we are known to survive without water.
Baby: Okay, then why are our legs long and our feet rounded?
Mother: Son, obviously they are meant for walking in the desert, You know with these legs I can move around the desert better than anyone does! said the mother proudly.
Baby: Okay, then why are our eyelashes long? Sometimes it bothers my sight.
Mother: My son, those long thick eyelashes are your protective cover. They help to protect your eyes from the desert sand and wind, said Mother camel with eyes rimming with pride....
Baby: I see. So the hump is to store water when we are in the desert, the legs are for walking through the desert and these eyelashes protect my eyes from the desert...Then what the heck are we doing here in the Zzzoooooo!
MORAL OF THE STORY IS:
"Skills, knowledge, abilities and experiences are only useful if you are at the right place"
(Where are you right now????????)
The Flawed Jeans
I put on my favorite pair of jeans this morning; they are so soft and comfortable.
I needed to spend the day at the hospital with my husband in the Intensive Care Unit. We had gone to the emergency room yesterday; he was having chest pains.
The doctors say there is no sign of damage to his heart and they will release him this afternoon, but he will need to return for a stress test in three to four weeks.
Sitting there reflecting on how fortunate we are, I noticed the flaw in my jeans again. They have an irregularity in the weave at the front of one leg. I noticed this flaw when I first tried them on but purchased them anyway because they were so comfortable.
I love them not because of the flaw but in spite of it.
Each time I wear the jeans I am reminded of God's love for us.
It is unconditional in spite of our flaws.
~A MountainWings Original by Joyce Spencer, Tecumseh, OK~
Thank you, Shari!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/18/11 - "When to stop driving....":
WHEN IS IT TIME TO
A picture is worth a thousand words.
So do I, Joan! Thanks!
A mangy looking guy goes into a bar and orders a drink.
The bartender says: "No way. I don't think you can pay for it."
The guy says, "You're right. I don't have any money, but if I show you something you haven't seen before, will you give me a drink?"
The bartender says, "Only if what you show me ain't risque."
"Deal!" says the guy and reaches into his coat pocket and pulls out a hamster. He puts the hamster on the bar and it runs to the end of the bar, climbs down the bar, runs across the room, up the piano, jumps on the key board and starts playing a tune. And the hamster is really good.
The bartender says, "You're right. I've never seen anything like that before. That hamster is truly good on the piano."
The guy downs the drink and asks the bartender for another.
"Money or another miracle, or else no drink", says the bartender.
The guy reaches into his coat again and pulls out a frog. He puts the frog on the bar, and the frog starts to sing. He has a marvelous voice and great pitch. A fine singer. A stranger from the other end of the bar runs over to the guy and offers him $300 for the frog.
The guy says, "It's a deal." He takes the three hundred and gives the stranger the frog. The stranger runs out of the bar.
The bartender says to the guy, "Are you some kind of nut? You sold a singing frog for $300? It must have been worth millions. You must be crazy."
"Not so", says the guy. "The hamster is also a ventriloquist."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/18/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
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 (©iStockphoto.com/Roman Sigaev) courtesy of http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/jewish/first-day-of-passover - 04/18/11
Image of the Star Larvae used to form Divider Line courtesy of http://www.starlarvae.org/SL_EL_Adon.html - 04/08/08
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
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