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09/30/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Sukkot!

“On the first day, you will take for yourselves
a fruit of a beautiful tree,
palm branches, twigs of a braided tree
and brook willows, and you will rejoice
before the L-RD your G-d for seven days.”

- Leviticus 23:40

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The Jewish holiday of Sukkot begins tonight at sunset and continues through sunset of Sunday, October 7, 2012:

BONUS - - Sisu V'simchu, Moscow Male Jewish Cappella, cantor J. Malovany, Alexander Tsaliuk, solo - J. Malovany; Piano - Alexander Velikovskiy




Psalm 118: 24 - 25:

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

Leviticus 23: 33 - 41:

33 ¶ And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord.
35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.
37 These are the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:
38 Beside the sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the Lord.
39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days.
41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.



1.   From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 09/08/12, 10:46 PM - "NNHS Class of 1962 50th Reunion":

Dear Classmates of NNHS
The Class of 1962 will be having their '50'-year Reunion on Oct. 5/6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Marina in Hampton, Va.

We are inviting members of other classes from NNHS to our Friday nite social. It will start at 6pm. If you know of anyone from other NNHS Classes that would be interested please tell them. There will be food and beverages and lots of other NNHS Classmates to see and gossip with, (Ha. Ha.) We are really excited about this event and it will be a Great One!!

Hoping to see you there. Casual dress and come prepared to have a great time!!


Brenda Amos Williams
NNHS Class of 1962 Reunion Committee

       Thanks so much, Brenda! See you there (I hope.....)!

2.     From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 09/21/12, 12:13 PM:

Hi Carol,
Just to inform you, the Class of '57 is celebrating its 55-Year Reunion at the Marriott Hotel in Town Center, Newport News on October 9, 10 and 11, 2012. 
Thanks for all you do.
Typhoon regards,
Pat Beck Letzinger 

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thank you, Pat! Y'all have fun!



   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    MaeLea Somervold Cifers ('62) of VA AND    Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND   Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA;

07 - Ellen Anas Smith ('57) ANDDale Parsons ('69) of HA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



September 30, 1938 - At 2:00 am, Britain, France, Germany and Italy signed the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.

September 30, 1938 - The League of Nations unanimously outlawed "intentional bombings of civilian populations".

September 30, 1939 - U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio signed an armistice aboard the Royal Navy battleship HMS Nelson off Malta.

September 30, 1939 - General Władysław Sikorski became commander-in-chief of the Polish Government in exile.

September 30, 1941 - Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine: German Einsatzgruppe C completed the Babi Yar massacre.


TODAY IN 1962:

Sunday, September 30, 1962
- Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became United Farm Workers.

Sunday, September 30, 1962 - James Meredith entered the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.

Sunday, September 30, 1962 - Football player and manager Frank Rijkaard was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Sunday, September 30, 1962 - Rapper and record producer Marley Marl was born Marlon Williams in New York City, New York.






From Rob Stanton of VA to         Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/13/12, 3:34 PM - "Tankar Stations on Old Stomping Grounds":

I was checking on some family things this afternoon on the internet and came across your site, particularly the old photos and memories of the Tankar Gas Stations. My grandfather, B.M. Stanton, was the owner of the stations and developed the idea of using the rail car as the station’s office. He sought locations that were adjacent to rail spurs, and had quite of few marketing gimmicks that he thought would be good for business. One was to give away free bars of Ivory soap to customers who bought a certain number of gallons of gas. This was great until he realized that the customers got offended because the station attendants were implying that the customers’ personal hygiene was lacking. When my father and brother cleaned out the old company warehouse a year or so ago, they found boxes and boxes of Ivory soap stuffed away on the shelves.
  Another marketing idea was a gift with purchase…the gift being a glass piggy bank in the shape of a Tankar. I have attached a photo of the bank…..I would be interested in buying any Tankar Station items or photos that can be located….along with another late 40’s photo of the Tankar Station being built at 37th Street and Hampton Blvd in Norfolk. The masonry block building would be the Company’s HQ and warehouse until the 70’s, when it was relocated to Northampton Blvd in Va Beach.

The Tankar Stations were closed to make way for ROBO Car Washes at many of the locations, which continued to be operated by my father and brother until a year or so ago. My brother still owns the car wash on Pembroke Avenue near Buckroe Beach.
  37th Street and Hampton Boulelvard, Norfolk, VA

Thanks for the memories.

Rob Stanton

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to Rob Stanton of VA - 07/13/12, 8:12 PM:

Hi Rob,

GREAT STUFF!! Thanks for sending it along.

Actually the site is not mine, but I have provided a lot of content.

The webmistress is the Cc: addressee to this e-mail. She has been having computer problems, so I cannot tell you when your images and narrative will be posted.

Again, thanks for sharing,

Dave Spriggs
   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Gentlemen! I loved those stations! I always tried to persuade my mama into going there just because I thought they were so very cool. If I ever located one of those piggy banks, I'd scoop it up myself for my collection of nostalgic artifacts! Maybe we should keep a search on eBay for them...

   After this seemingly interminable delay, your wonderful images and text are at last posted, Ron:

      - newly updated!






BONUS SUKKOT RECIPES: - Traditional Chicken Soup - "My kids love chicken soup. In our family, chicken soup season opens on Rosh HaShana and closes on Passover. I like to make the soup; it is easy to make, low-cost, and healthy. I use turkey, along with chicken, in the soup because turkey is higher in iron. My kids like to eat the soup with noodles." - Sukkot Recipes and Menus - "Here are our favorite Sukkot Recipes from The Kosher Channel. It's a tempting assortment of the 'Tried and True,' 'Back to Basics' and 'Elegance with Ease' Queen in the Kitchen Collections..."


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/17/12, 6:59 AM - "Pay It Forward (#11 in a Series of 12)":  

Always trusting in Jesus my Lord,
  One of the pictures reminded me of a very dear friend who is so utterly faithful to her son.



    OH, WOW! Thanks, Bill!  

A father and mother kissing their dying little girl goodbye. If you are wondering why all the medic people are bowing: in less than an hour, two small children in the next room are able to live thanks to the little girl's kidney and liver.


From - 07/29/12:

A police officer sees a man driving around with a pickup truck full of penguins. He pulls the guy over and says, "You can't drive around with penguins in this town! Take them to the zoo immediately."

The guy says okay, and drives away. The next day, the officer sees the guy still driving around with the truck full of penguins -- and they're all wearing sunglasses. He pulls the guy over and demands, "I thought I told you to take these penguins to the zoo yesterday?"

The guy replies, "I did. Today I'm taking them to the beach!"


1. Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at  

3. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 9,10, and 11, 2012 - Class of  1957 - 55-Year Reunion - Marriott Hotel in Town Center, Newport News. CONTACT: Pat Beck Letzinger at

4. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/20/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11


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

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Sisu Vesimchu

Sisu Vesimchu B'simchat Torah

Ut'nu kavod laTorah

Ki tov sachra mikol sechora

Mipaz umip'ninim yekara

Nagil venasis b'zot haTorah

Ki hi lanu oz ve'ora

Rejoice and be merry on Simchat Torah

And give honor to the Torah!

For her reward is greater than any business,

More valuable than jewels.

We shall rejoice and be merry on Simchat Torah,

For it is for us strength and light.


"Sisu Vesimchu" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 10/14/08

 Adam Rhine's Painting (Watercolor and Colored Pencil) of Sukkot Symbol courtesy of - 10/02/09

Clip art of Lulav used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 10/14/08

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

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

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 BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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