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09/27/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Yom Kippur

“Mark, the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a sacred occasion
 for you: you shall practice self-denial, and you shall bring an offering by fire to Adonai; you shall
do no work throughout that day. For it is a Day of Atonement on which expiation is made
on your behalf before Adonai your God…. It shall be a sabbath of complete rest for you,
and you shall practice self-denial; on the ninth day of the month at evening
 from evening to evening, you shall observe this your sabbath.”

- Leviticus 23:27-28, 32

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This year the most solemn of all the Jewish holidays, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins tonight at sunset.

   I was completely flabbergasted to see that apparently we have never observed it together here before.  I can only guess that I was too intimidated by the solemnity to attempt it before, lest it somehow became a total sacrilege.  Or perhaps I wasn't able to determine what if any music should be attached.  I really cannot say.  But it IS a day of atonement, after all, so I herewith repent of this omission - and hopefully many more things as well.....




   Happy Birthday today to  Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 -   Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA;

02 -   Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD AND Paige Spencer;

03 - Martha Megann Keesee ('57) AND Mary Megann Peters ('57);

04 -       My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND  Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND   Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/24/09:

... still cannot open the newsletters...

   WHAT?!? That's outrageous! I thought that nightmare was well behind us! Thanks, Jean! Sigh.....

  From Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 09/26/09:

tom flax here.. can NOT open newsletters... ug!

   HOW CAN THIS BE?!? Thanks for letting me know, Tommy!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/26/09 - "Big exciting news!!!":

I can now open the newsletters!!!  I have a LOT of catching up to do... since July! 

Love you, Jeanb

   COOL BEANS! Thanks again, Jean!

  From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 09/26/09 - "International Space Station":

I am speechless when watching the attached assembly animation of the International Space Station.

... what a wonderful service you're providing to Typhoon fans... God bless you and this web site.

   This is so astounding! I watched it a couple of times so I could focus on different sections of the image! Thank you, Charlie!

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 09/26/09 - "WWII MONOPOLY":


In the Second World War, an increasing number of shot-down British airmen found themselves as the involuntary guests of the Third Reich, and the Military bosses were looking hard at ways and means to facilitate their escape. Now obviously, one of the most helpful aids is a map, showing the locations of 'safe houses' where a POW on-the-lam could go for food and shelter. Paper maps had some real drawbacks -- they make a lot of noise when you open and fold them, they wear out rapidly, and if they get wet, they turn into mush.

Someone in MI-5 got the idea of printing escape maps on silk. It 's durable, can be scrunched-up into tiny wads, and unfolded as many times as needed, and makes no noise whatsoever.

At that time, there was only one manufacturer in Great Britain that had perfected the technology of printing on silk, and that was John Waddington Ltd.  When approached by the government, the firm was only too happy to do its bit for the war effort.

By pure coincidence, Waddington was also the U.K. Licensee for the popular board game, Monopoly.  As it happened, 'games and pastimes' was a category of item qualified for insertion into 'CARE packages', dispatched by the International Red Cross to prisoners of war.

Under the strictest of secrecy, in a securely guarded and inaccessible old workshop on the grounds of Waddington's, a group of sworn-to-secrecy employees began mass-producing escape maps, keyed to each region of Germany or Italy where Allied POW camps were.  When processed, these maps could be folded into such tiny dots that they would actually fit inside a Monopoly playing piece. While they were at it, the clever workmen at Waddington's also managed to add:
1. A playing token, containing a small magnetic compass.
2. A two-part metal file that could easily be screwed together.
3. Useful amounts of genuine high-denomination German, Italian, and French currency, hidden within the piles of Monopoly money!

British, Canadian and American air crews were advised, before taking off on their first mission, how to identify a 'rigged' Monopoly set -- by means of a tiny red dot, cleverly rigged to look like an ordinary printing glitch, located in the corner of the Free Parking square.

Of the estimated 35,000 Allied POWS who successfully escaped, one-third were aided in their flight by the rigged Monopoly sets. Everyone who did so was sworn to secrecy indefinitely, since the British Government might want to use this highly successful ruse in still another, future war.

The story wasn't de-classified until 2007, when the surviving craftsmen from Waddington's, as well as the firm itself, were finally honoured in a public ceremony.

(It's always nice when you can play that 'Get Out of Jail Free' card! )

I realize some of you are probably too young to have any personal connection to WWII (Sep 39 to Aug. 45), but this is still interesting, isn't it?

   Very interesting, indeed! Thanks, Paul! (This would be yet another example of why I personally don't believe in "coincidence" - pure or otherwise.)

From - 09/26/09 - "Cardinals clinch Central Division":

September 26, 2009

Cards clinch NL Central
With a victory over the Rockies on Saturday night, the Cardinals clinched the NL Central division title to secure their seventh playoff appearance this decade - the most by any NL franchise. It is the club's first division title and playoff berth since the Redbirds won the World Series in 2006. The Cardinals opponent in the National League Division Series remains uncertain.
Full coverage here:



1.   From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":


You may print out the forms, fill them in, and mail them to us WITH YOUR CHECK.

We look forward to seeing you at the Newport News Marriott City Center on October 9th and 10th … and at The Chamberlin for Sunday brunch.

Best wishes from your Class of 1964 45-Year Reunion Committee.

   Thank you, Captain!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 09/26/09:

Got Bugs?

My husband works as a service technician for a large exterminating company.

One of the rules of the company is that he has to confirm each appointment by phone the night before his service call to that household.

One evening he made such a call, and when a man answered the phone, he said, "Hi, this is Gary from A to Z Pest Control Company. Your wife phoned us."

There was a long silence, and then my husband heard the man on the other end say, "Honey, it's for you....someone wants to talk to you about your relatives.


10 Things a Mother Doesn't Want to Hear

1. I swallowed a goldfish.

2. Your lipstick works better than crayons.

3. Does grape juice leave a stain?

4. The principal called...

5. But DAD says that word all the time.

6. What's it cost to fix a window?

7. Has anyone seen my earthworms?

8. I painted your shoes pretty, huh Mommy?

9. The dog doesn't like dressing up in your clothes.

10. I'm moving out.


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 is holding its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact - WHS CLASS OF 1959

2. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion - For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

  3. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at  kwitte@tampabay, - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/21/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Avinu Malkenu

   Avinu malkenu

Khonenu va'anenu (2x)

Ki ein banu ma'asim

Asei imanu tsedaka vakhesed (2x)

Our Father, Our King

Grant us grace and answer us,

For we lack in deeds

Do it justice and kindness with us

And save us

"Avinu Malkenu" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 09/12/07

Yom Kippur Title Art Greeting Card courtesy of - 09/26/09

Image of Gold Star of David Pendant used to form logo which in turn forms the Divider Lines courtesy
of - 11/23/08

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

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

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

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