09/28/11 - NNHS Newsletter
Happy Rosh Hashanah!
“Shana Tova - May you be inscribed in the Book of Life!”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins this evening at sunset, ushering in the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot).
This Holiday celebration repeats around this same time every year:
No doubt most of us are probably not personally observing this holiday, but we don't concern ourselves with such trifling details such as that here. We try to celebrate everything together as the one big happy family that we are. So we extend all our best wishes for all good things for all our friends and family!
Happy Rosh Hashanah!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Zt-6_eK_E&NR=1- Avinu Malkenu - sing-along version
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jkmDNjB8xg - Avinu Malkenu - Reb Yisroel Edelson on piano
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9BpdBFv8SE&NR=1 - Avinu Malkenu - Nika Diamant and Rabbi Michael Dushinsky
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMp9-QGoCDw&NR=1 - Avinu Malkenu - Gia Beshitaishvily and The Moscow Oratorio Society, June 8, 2008
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4DfzpoXdeA&NR=1 - Avinu Malkenu - Georgiy Faradzhev and The Moscow Male Jewish Cappella, 2008
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAgTq-KUFMo - Avinu Malkenu - The New York Synagogue Choir, November 29, 2008
BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YONAP39jVE - Avinu Malkenu - Barbra Streisand
From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 08/25/11 AND 09/19/11 - "BRUNCH INVITATION":
|Thanks so much, Bill - we'll see you there!|
From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA to the Class of 1954 - 09/26/11 - "Oct. 1, 2011 Performance in Williamsburg":
|Here is a note from our
('54 - of VA).
It may be of interest to all who live in the Newport News area or who
are planning a trip to the area in the very near future.
hello and hi y’all again,
I am writing to let you know that I will be playing at the 43rd annual ‘An Occasion for the Arts’ (AOFTA) in Colonial Williamsburg this coming Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at 12:45 P.M. on the Henry Street Stage.
There will be around 170 artists displaying their works, and there will be 4 stages where musicians will be providing good music. You can get details at the AOFTA website, www.aofta.org.
Just in case someone might care, I plan to play a program of mostly Hawaiian slack key music:
Song of the Islands;
A medley of slack key songs, like Kealoha, Old Timers Hula, Kimo’s Slack Key, He Aloha No O Honolulu,
and Keiki Slack Key;
Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani
Beyond The Reef
Bill’s Tune (my own slack key composition)
Over The Rainbow
Yes, since they played Bruddah Iz singing Over The Rainbow on ER, more people now associate that song with him and Hawaii than with Judy Garland and The Wizard of Oz. Signs of the times!
So, why don’t you plan to spend a few hours shopping at the artists’ booths and then dropping by to listen for a few minutes. I would love to see you there.
WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Jack - and break a leg, Bill!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Kaiya Harty of IL!
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) AND Larry Moran ('65) of ID AND Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR;
04 - My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA;
05 - George Pipkin ('57) AND Butch Ragland ('63) of CO!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
Sept. 28, 1861
From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA - 09/27/11 - "NNHS Class of '54 October Health Trends":
|The "Electronic Age": Are we better off now
than we were in the '50's? Technology wise, of course we are. However,
there are major concerns today involving EMF (electro magnetic fields)
and health issues. As grandparents, are we concerned enough to educate
our grandchildren on the proper use of electronic devices? Maybe we are
not as informed as we should be and need to be educated first. Let's
start now with one of the most popular devices ever invented. Read the
attached newsletter and make up your own mind as to whether you should
pass it along to your family. As Fox News says, "We Report, You Decide".
Alvin & Jean Mizelle
“NNHS Class of ’54 – Health Trends”
Dr. Ronald B Herberman – Tumor Immunologist at the University of Pittsburg Cancer Institute. The signs that we are looking at a major public health problem are overwhelming. Swedish researchers were among the first to report a positive association between cell phone use and brain tumor risks. Will political lobbying cost you your health or possibly your life? Folk’s, please understand, there are No Agencies out there looking out for your health aside from the occasional scientist or physician who dares to rattle the status quo.
Exposure to information-carrying radio waves and the electromagnetic radiation emitted from your cell phone are both hazardous to your health. Children should never use cell phones!
Scientists have found evidence linking brain cancer with cell phone use. 1 hour a day talking on a mobile phone increases the risk by 1/3 of developing a rare form of brain tumor. Most frequently, cancers were found on the side of the head where the user held the phone. The association was found with digital mobile phones, old style analog mobile phones and digital enhanced cordless phones. Example: Sen. Ted Kennedy’s giloma, a tumor critics have long associated with cell phone use.
The UK, Belgium, France and Russia have introduced precautionary policies regarding cell phone use due to potential health risks.
Q & A
Now for the first time through the use of thermal imaging, scientists can see the changes take place after just a 15 minute phone call.
Three prominent neurosurgeons told CNN’s Larry King that they do not hold cell phones next to their ear. The cell phone is the New Electromagnetic Drug. There is very solid evidence that the number of brain tumors will increase to 1 million a year by 2015 if the causes are not addressed. This represents an impending health care crisis.
There should be no doubt that you are being deceived about the safety of cell phones and WiFi, the same way the public was deceived about tobacco. The U.S. protects corporate interests above public health more than ever.
What’s More Important – You’re Cell Phone or Your Brain?
Brain cancer has now surpassed leukemia as the #1 cancer killer in children. Cell Phones have been called the biggest public health issue since tobacco. It is believed that Cell Phone use may be one of the primary causes of the autism epidemic. Keep Cell Phones away from babies, children and pregnant women now as the damage may start showing up in 10 years or more and by then, it will be too late
Alvin & Jean Mizelle
|YOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, John!|
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/27/11 - "Perception":
The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.
At 6 minutes:
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.
At 10 minutes:
A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly.
At 45 minutes:
The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.
After 1 hour:
He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all.
No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.
This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities.
This experiment raised several questions:
* In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?
* If so, do we stop to appreciate it?
* Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?
One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . ...
How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?
Enjoy life NOW .. it has an expiration date.
YOWZERS! Thanks, Joan!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 09/27/11 - "O x y m o r o n s":
O x y m o r o n s
THIS SHOULD PUT A LAUGH OR SMILE IN YOUR DAY....
1. Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?
to your good
Hope you're having a
|WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!|
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/27/11 - "Why Men Are Never Depressed":
WHY MEN ARE NEVER DEPRESSED:
Are Just Happier People --
Men Are Just Happier People
· If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.
· If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba and Wildman .
· When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.
· When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.
· A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
· A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.
· A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel.
· The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.
· A woman has the last word in any argument.
· Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.
· A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
· A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
· A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
· A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.
· A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.
· A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.
· Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.
· Women somehow deteriorate during the night.
· Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.
· A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing!
SO, send this to the women who have a sense of humor and who can handle it .... and to the men who will enjoy reading it.
MORE WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 09/27/11 - "How to wash a cat":
|How to wash a cat
This is simply too much of a time saver not to share it with you.
1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl...
2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.
3. In one smooth movement put the cat in the toilet and close the lid. You may need to stand on the lid.
4. At this point the cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this!
5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a 'Power-Wash' and 'Rinse'.
6. Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there are no people between the bathroom and the front door.
7. Stand well back, behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift the lid.
8. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom, and run outside where he will dry himself off.
9. Both the toilet and the cat will be sparkling clean.
Thanks again, Ruthie!
Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/19/11 - "Wild shoes!!! (#7 in a Series
Which pair are you
going to get??
Wild shoes!!! By Kobi Levi, Israeli shoe designer
I love these - such fun! Thanks, Joan! Hmmm... These are interesting! They might even be comfortable. Yeah, I think I'd try this pair!
|From www.aJokeADay.com - 09/28/11:|
Three old couples were having tea one fine day. There were all chatting and whatnot when one of the men, trying to get a chuckle, said to his wife, "Pass the honey, honey!”
Getting the chuckle he expected, he carried on.
A moment later, the second man said, "Pass the sugar, sugar!"
This got a bit of a bigger laugh, so the third man, although not quite as clever or quick-witted as the other two, decided to join in the fun. He waited for the perfect opportunity, cleared his throat and then confidently said, "Pass the tea, bag!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a
Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard,
(across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606.
"Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories'
and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy
friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please
RSVP to Bill Roady at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 757-595-0716
so they have a head count.|
2. Thursday, October 6, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.
3. Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
4. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at email@example.com or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956
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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
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 http://www.greatjewishmusic.com/Midifiles/Rosh-Hashana/Avinu-Malkenu.html - 09/12/07
"Happy Rosh Hashanah!" Title Image courtesy of http://pebblesforchrist.blogspot.com/2011/08/rosh-hashanah-and-its-hidden-secret.html - 10/06/11 (sic)
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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp- 05/29/06
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
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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!!
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
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