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10/07/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Yom Kippur

And HaShem spoke unto Moses, saying: Howbeit on the tenth day of this seventh month is the
day of atonement; there shall be a holy convocation unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls; and
ye shall bring an offering made by fire unto HaShem. And ye shall do no manner of work in that
same day; for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement for you before HaShem your G-d. For
whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from his people.
And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any manner of work in that same day, that soul will I destroy
from among his people. Ye shall do no manner of work; it is a statute for ever throughout your
generations in all your dwellings. It shall be unto you a sabbath of solemn rest, and ye shall afflict
your souls; in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye keep your sabbath.”

Leviticus 23: 26 -32

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Yom Kippur, the most solemn of all the Jewish holidays, the Day of Atonement, begins tonight at sundown. - Hmmm, this is actually from 2009, not 2008.....




Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, marks the end of the Yamin Noraim (Days of Awe) and falls on the 10th day of Tishrei (Tishri), the seventh month in the Jewish calendar. Many Jewish communities engage in intense prayer and fasting.

What do people do?

Many Jewish people around the world observe Yom Kippur each year. Many Jewish people prepare and eat a festive meal on the day before the holiday starts. They also give to charity and visit people to seek or give forgiveness. Many also gather in a synagogue before sunset for a prayer service. Particular customs are associated with this service in some communities. Men may wear a kittel or sargenes (a white robe) and a tallit (prayer shawl).

Many people of Jewish faith do not eat or drink, wear leather shoes, wash themselves, or use perfumes for about 25 hours. Many choose to wear white clothes as a symbol of ritual purity. Outside of Israel, some Jewish people may take some of their annual leave at this time to allow them to mark Yom Kippur.

Public life

Yom Kippur is a public holiday in Israel, in which stores, post offices and other businesses are closed. Public transit services do not run and there are no radio or television broadcasts in Israel on this day. It is considered impolite to eat in public or drive a motor vehicle, although secular Jews may ride bicycles, particularly on the eve of Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur is not a nationwide public holiday in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. However, many Jewish businesses, organizations and schools may be closed on this holiday and the streets around synagogues may be busy.


Yom Kippur is often considered the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Yom Kippur’s origins lie in a ritual purification of the Temple in Jerusalem from any accidental ritual impurities that had occurred in the past year. The Kohen Gadol (high priest) entered the Holy of Holies at the center of the temple on Yom Kippur. It was important that he was spiritually and physically as pure as possible.

Many rituals were carried out to ensure that the Kohen Gadol was pure and that he did not carry any ritual impurities into the Holy of Holies. Yom Kippur became a more somber holiday after the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. The Torah calls the day Yom HaKippurim and Leviticus 23:27 decrees a strict prohibition of work and affliction of the soul upon the 10th day of the seventh month, known as Tishrei.


Many Jewish men wear a kittel or sargenes and a tallit on Yom Kippur. A kittel is a simple white robe that is also used as a shroud and is worn by bridegrooms in some Jewish communities. A tallit (tallis, taleysm) is a prayer shawl with tzitzis strings tied through each of the four corners. The strings are tied in different ways in accordance with the wearer’s tradition. One or more of the strings were traditionally dyed using a blue dye known as tekhelet, which may come from the murex trunculus, a type of sea snail.


   Happy Birthday today to Ellen Anas Smith ('57) AND Dale Parsons ('69) of HA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Tippy Rowe ('57) AND           Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND    Richard Cantor ('65) of KY!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND    Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA;

11 -   Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND        Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA;

12 - Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC;

13 - The United States Navy - 1775  AND   Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND   Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND          My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL;

14 -       Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND       Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND   My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



Monday, Oct. 7, 1861

Gen. Sterling Price, who had only left Missouri after the battle of Wilson’s Creek to organize and train his Confederate forces, had come back with a vengeance, and a mission: take the state into the waiting arms of the Confederacy. Opposing him, in theory, was John C. Fremont, head of the Union forces in St. Louis. Unfortunately, since his appointment to replace the fallen Nathaniel Lyon, Fremont had spent his time infuriating the populace with emancipation and other proclamations, and engaging in political disputes with other Union officials. Price had besieged and defeated the garrison at Lexington and marched around the state with impunity, although not with the popular uprising of support he had hoped for. Finally, today, Fremont marched out in pursuit.

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1862

It would probably not cause great excitement in the United States today if the Secretary of the Treasury commented on political activities in another nation undergoing a civil war. It caused huge excitement, however, when the British Chancellor of the Exchequer made such a statement. The chancellor in question was W.E. Gladstone, and his comparatively lowly cabinet status did not reflect the level of power he held in the Queen’s government. He announced today that Jefferson Davis and his leaders had “made a nation” and he anticipated “the success of their fight for separation.” As recognition of the Confederate States of America was most emphatically not the policy of Her Majesty, the remarks were as heavily criticized in England and they were celebrated in Richmond.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1863

Acting Chief Engineer Thomas Doughty engaged in a curious naval action today. His ship, the USS Osage, docked on the west bank of the Mississippi River. From there, Doughty led a landing party through the brush and vines and swamps overland to the Red River, a hotbed of Confederate shipping both military and civilian. They got to their destination, the steamer Argus, tied up to the bank of the river. Her crew not looking for a naval attack from the landward side, they were promptly captured along with their boat. It was the Union seamen’s turn to be surprised when another Confederate ship, the steamer Robert Fulton came chugging down the stream. Doughty calmly ordered the vessel to “come to,” and having no reason not to, she did and was just as promptly captured. The Argus was burned on the spot. They tried to sail the Fulton to rejoin the Union fleet on the Mississippi, but she got stuck on a bar and was also burned. Doughty, his men and their nine prisoners returned to the Osage without a casualty.

Friday, Oct. 7, 1864

Second only to Raphael Semmes Alabama in fame was her sister ship, the Confederate commerce raider CSS Florida. Both built in Liverpool, they had gone their separate ways and after taking 37 prizes in her career, Florida pulled into Bahia, Brazil for resupply and refueling. Close on her heels was Commander Napoleon Collins and the USS Wachusett, who had been seeking them for months. Collins sent a message to Florida’s captain, Lt. Morris, daring him to come out of the neutral harbor and fight. Morris declined, and Brazilian authorities ordered both ships to maintain the peace in Brazilian waters. Collins ignored this, steamed in and rammed Florida while Morris and most of her crew were ashore. Damaged but not sinking, Florida was surrendered after both ships exchanged cannon fire. This infuriated the Brazilians, who turned their harbor guns on Wachusett as she steamed away with Florida in tow to Hampton Roads, Va.

  From Charles Schneider ('60) of TX - 10/06/11 - "Building the world's most advanced aircraft carrier (photos)":


I found this series of photos relating to the development of Newport News shipbuilding's latest aircraft carrier.
If it hasn't been covered before you might include this link for your readers.;item0

Charles Schneider (60)

   WOWZERONI!!! These are fascinating images! Thank you so very much for sharing these with us, Charles! I always wanted to go inside the gates of the shipyard, but I rather thought they were too busy working to give a teenage girl a tour of the yard. At long last I had my sneak peek!

    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 10/06/11 - "The stillpoint technique A gateway to ultimate relaxation :: Holistic Medicine - Holistic Health":
This is very interesting.

   ARGHHH!!! I was so looking forward to reading this, and all I found was:

 404 Page Not Found
The page you requested was not found.

    Thanks anyway, Frances - it was good to hear from you!

   Wait a minute - I have another idea! Could this be similar to what was there?!?

From - 10/03/11 - "Relationship Advice":
4 Tips For Moving Forward When Your Relationship has Ended

By Susie and Otto CollinsIt seems that everywhere you look, many long-standing (or short) relationships and/or marriages are dissolving. If you're like most people, when this happens, you find yourself stuck in thinking about the past, wondering what went wrong, and unable to move from the pain of the relationship. You might even fear that any future relationship will turn out the same.

It doesn't matter whether you left the relationship or were left--the best advice we can give you is to learn from the past and not carry old "baggage" into the new life you envision for yourself.

Here are 4 ideas to help you move forward in a more empowering way:

Tip 1: Never look at a relationship (or anything else) that hasn't worked out as a failure.
Often it's the seed of a current or past "failure" that fuels you to the very success that you've always dreamed of. It sounds trite, but there's always something you can learn from every experience.

Past relationships give you a clearer picture of what you want and what you don't want in a relationship if you take the time to examine them. It's the power of contrast that living in an unfulfilling relationship can give you that can lead to you creating the relationship that you do want.

What we've learned is that if a relationship has ended, it is not a bad thing or a failure that our society likes to label it. It just may be that you have learned what it is that you were supposed to learn by being with that other person and it's time to move on to other "lessons."

It might also be a chance for both people to look at what happened and to learn to "do it differently" the next time.

Tip 2: Turn from the past and look toward the future ...YOUR future.
It's easy to get stuck in the past when a relationship ends.

You will begin to heal and move forward when you begin thinking and writing about what you want for your life, today and in the future.

Setting goals is very important in this process of turning to your new life. The famous motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar said that he had never met a truly depressed person who had goals for his/her life and we know that this is true. Take some time right now to create some new goals for your new life and then start taking small steps toward those goals.

Tip 3: Take responsibility for your part--no more and no less.
When a relationship ends, very often we want to assign fault and blame, either to ourselves or to the other person. When you are in a healthy relationship with another person, both people are equally responsible for the relationship. If a relationship ends, the same thing usually applies. No matter who appears to be at fault when challenges come up, both people are responsible.

You can only heal when you let go of assigning "fault" and "blame" and focus on what you want to change about yourself and what you want to create in a relationship.

This can be a very difficult process if you are hanging on to the need to be right, anger, judgments and unexpressed resentments.

Taking responsibility means accepting what's true about what you have or have not contributed to the relationship that ended and considering what you intend to contribute to relationships in the future.

Tip 4: Learn from and give thanks for the lessons that you learned and change your attitude.
As painful as it is to hear, the truth is that everything in your life (including your relationships) is a result of the choices you have made up until now. If you don't like the circumstances in your life or relationships, decide to make other choices.

This could mean changing your attitude from blame to acceptance. It could mean opening up to bringing new people into your life. It could mean deciding to be a better person in your current relationships. It could mean being grateful for what you have.

Being grateful for where you are and what you've learned will be a positive movement toward creating what you want in your life. Change your attitude and you will change your life.
When a relationship ends, it's tempting to close down and vow never to get in another relationship again or even rush into a new relationship. Instead, we invite you to take the time to learn from past relationships, be in gratitude for where you are and start moving toward the relationships and life that you really want.

About the Author:

Susie and Otto Collins are Relationship and Life Success Coaches, married partners and authors of several books and courses on relationships including "Should You Stay or Should You Go?" and "No More Jealousy." In addition to having a great relationship, they regularly write, speak and conduct seminars on love, relationships and personal growth. To read more free articles like this or to sign up for their free online relationship newsletter visit

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/19/11 - "Wild shoes!!! (#13 in a Series of 19)":
  Which pair are you going to get??

Wild shoes!!! By Kobi Levi, Israeli shoe designer

   I love these - such fun! Thanks, Joan! OH, these are delightful! This might be my second favorite pair in the series! I can envision building an entire outfit around these dramatic pumps - the mind boggles! Yes, do reserve a pair of these for me!



From - 10/06/11:

Two drunks were in a bar partying like fools. They were drinking boiler makers, buying rounds like there was no tomorrow. They were dancing, calling each other "professor," and generally causing quite a stir. When asked why such a celebration, they boasted that they just finished a jigsaw puzzle & it only took them 2 months!

"TWO MONTHS?!" cried the bartender. "That's ridiculous. It shouldn't take that long!!"

"Oh yeah?" says one drunk. "The box said 2-4 YEARS!"


1. 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.

2. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956

3. Thursday, November 3, 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.

4. Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 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 or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/02/11

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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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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 Image courtesy of - 10/07/11

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!

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 Red Flames courtesy of - 05/19/08

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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