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10/11/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Last Day of 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.

And ye shall keep it a feast unto the L
-RD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever
in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.”

Leviticus 23:40-41

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This Jewish holiday will end tonight at sundown.

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




Many Jewish people in the United States mark Hoshana Rabbah (or Hoshana Raba) as the last day of Sukkot (Succot, Succoth, Sukkoth) in their calendars. This day is the end of the Sukkot period, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. The Sukkot festival is observed during the week starting on 15th day of Tishri (or Tishrei), which is the first month of the year in the Jewish calendar.

What do people do?

Hoshana Rabbah is marked by a special service at the synagogue. During the service, the rolls of the Torah are taken out of their ark and worshippers make seven circuits while holding the four species and reciting Hoshanot (Psalm 118:25). The four species (four plants with symbolic meanings) are waved in proscribed directions after a blessing is recited during Sukkot, except on Shabbat (the Sabbath). People may do this at a synagogue, in the sukkah or at home. The beating of the aravah, a willow branch, is also performed.

Some sources say that it is traditional to wear a kittle (shroud worn on Yom Kippur) on the last day of Sukkot. It is also customary to eat a festive meal in the sukkah in the afternoon to fulfill the religious duty (mitzvah) of dwelling in the sukkah one last time for the year. The heavenly decrees made on Rosh Hashanah (and sealed on Yom Kippur) are sent out on Hoshana Rabbah, according to Jewish belief. The Kabbalah’s main book also says that nations around the world are judged on this day.

Public life

The last day of Sukkot is not a nationwide public holiday in the United States. However, many Jewish businesses, schools and organizations may be closed or offer a reduced level of service.


The Sukkot period is a time to remember the Jewish people’s wandering in the desert for 40 years following their exodus from Egypt, according to Jewish teachings. It is also a time to celebrate the grape harvest. Some sources claim that Sukkot lasts for about seven days while others state that it is an eight-day festival.

The seventh day of Sukkot is known as Hoshana Rabbah while the eighth day is known as Shmini Atzeret and the day after is called Simchat Torah. Hoshana Rabbah is known as the day of the final sealing of judgment, which began on Rosh Hashanah.


An important Sukkot symbol is the sukkah. This is a temporary structure with a roof made of sechach or s'chach, which is raw, unfinished plant material, such as palm branches, bamboo poles, reeds or even corn stalks.

The “four species” are also important symbols of Sukkot and represent the blessings of nature. These are lulav (a green, closed frond of a date palm tree), hadass (twigs and leaves from a myrtle tree), aravah (twigs and leaves from a willow tree) and etrog (a lemon-like fruit of the citron tree)...



    Happy Birthday to Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA AND   Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND  Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ann Sears ('63) AND   Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

13 - The United States Navy - 1775  AND Kenny Bransford ('63) AND  Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND  Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND      My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL;

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

15 -  Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA;

17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);

18 - Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA AND Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA AND the late Kathy Agee Glenny ('64(deceased 06/03/06)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



October 11, 1767 - Surveying for the Mason–Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania was completed.



October 11, 1940 - Prime Minister Petain encouraged French collaboration: In Vichy France... Petain broadcasted to the French people, advocating that they abandon their traditional ideas on who are their friends and who are their enemies.

October 11, 1940 - A force consisting of H.M.S. Revenge, cruisers, destroyers and motor torpedo boats, working in conjunction with heavy bombers of the Royal Air Force, bombarded the port of Cherbourg on the night of the l0th-llth October.

October 11, 1941 - The beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.

October 11, 1942 - Battle of Cape Esperance – On the northwest coast of Guadalcanal, United States Navy ships intercepted and defeated a Japanese fleet on their way to reinforce troops on the island.

October 11, 1944 - The Tuvinian People's Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva was annexed by the U.S.S.R.



Wednesday, October 11, 1967 - Actor and comedian Artie Lange was born Arthur Steven Lange Jr. in Livingston, New Jersey.

Wednesday, October 11, 1967 - Race car driver David Starr was born in Houston, Texas.


From My Friend, Aaron, of NC - 10/11/15:

“The barriers established by the Lord create for us a safe harbor from evil and destructive influences... Don’t be too critical of the barrier; it’s the only thing that’s keeping you from being devoured.”

- Von G. Keetch, October 04, 2015
b. 17 Mar 1960)

    Thanks so much, Aaron!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/11/17:

   Thank you, Joan!



    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 10/10/17, 6:24 PM - "NNHS Class of 1967 Memorial correction...":

Carol... It has been several years since we last spoke or I have added a post or submitted changes to memorial pages. I know that an aunt by my stepfather passed away in 2015. Class of 1967...

Linda Hobbs Lazet on page:

Her full name is: Linda Marie Hobbs Lazet

She was born: March 11, 1949 in Newport News, VA

Died: September 17, 2015 in Escondido, CA (you have the date and place wrong on the page)

Here is the Find A Grave memorial I created and had her
headstone as well. As far as what she died from? I suspect cancer. She and I had not talked in years, and she did not have a obituary, only a death notice.

I can help add to and correct the rest of that page for you, if you'd like? I noticed quite a few blank spots.


   Thank you, Eric; it HAS been a long time! I've added your additions and corrections to Linda's entry (with exception of her middle name, which traditionally I've only included on Memorial Newsletters).  

   I happily welcome your help with these sections - one a day is probably all I can handle, as I'm no longer able to spend ten to twelve hours at my desk as I did in days of yore. We can start with the Class of 1967, or with the Class of 1954, as we had intended several years ago - your choice. Thank you so much!



From Jane Hammond of VA - 10/11/17, 11:12 AM - "Class of '36":

Good morning,

I just received a letter from Edward Bruce Bew, NNHS ’36. He wrote that he just celebrated his 99th birthday, and is wondering if there are any other remaining members of the Class of ’36. He said he would like to be in touch with them if possible. I wasn’t sure if your information goes back that far, but I thought it couldn’t hurt to ask! I have Mr. Bew’s email address and mailing address – he lives in Tucson – if there is anyone he can be in contact with.

Thank you so much,

Jane Hammond
Education reporter
(757) 247-4951


Daily Press
703 Mariners Row
Newport News, VA 23606

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Jane! We have no one from the Class of '36 in our subscriber base; the oldest of them are still several years younger than 99 - but many of our readers have never left the Peninsula and now visit the local nursing homes regularly, and may be much more well informed than I. Let's ask them!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"


 From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 10/08/17: 

            BRILLIANT! Thank you, Mary!


   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 10/10/17:

            EXACTLY! Thank you, Jean!


 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 10/09/17:

              Thank you, Jerry!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/10/17:



“Mustaches are so cool that I not only have one—I have two. I wear both of mine above my eyes.

- Jarod Kintz
(b. 05 Mar 1982


BONUS JEWISH CROCHET PATTERNS: - Free Crochet Jewish Themed Patterns


BONUS SUKKOT RECIPES: - Sukkot Recipes - "Unlike other holidays, Sukkot has no traditional dishes—other than kreplach, traditionally eaten on Hoshanah Rabbah, the seventh day of Sukkot. Instead, we enjoy a variety of traditional foods—challah, fish, salads, chicken, meat and more. And all of the foods we eat have a special flavor due to the fact that we are eating them outside, in the sukkah." - Sukkot Recipes


From - 10/10/17:

"This little computer," said the sales clerk, "will do half of your job for you."

Studying the machine, the senior VP said, "Fine. I'll take two."



1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 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.

3. Thursday, November 09, 2017, 6:30 PM - Joyce Bulifant's book signing (My Four Hollywood Husbands), Barnes and Noble, 12170 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23602, 757-249-2488.


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 06/10/17

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11


   Y'all take good 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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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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

Tove Teitelbaum's Image of Rabbi Holding Lulav courtesy of - 09/25/13

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

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

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

Hillsboro (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of - 09/20/13

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!

Maple Mountain High School (UT) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Eric!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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