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12/06/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah is here!
May the warmth and glow
of each candle you light
make your heart
and home happy and
your Hanukkah bright.

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Hanukkah begins tonight at sundown, and we always try to celebrate it here!

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uil5PSmfgcY&NR=1 - Chanukah, Oh Chanukah - David Summerford - with slide show

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFbyqUlNeMg - Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah - played on a menorah!

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgMYkkiz-BA&NR=1 - Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah - Kenny Ellis - swing style

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlcTtq6dAm0&NR=1 - Chanukah, Oh Chanukah - Performed by Walter Payton College Prep High School Concert Choir at the 2007 Winter concert - I included this one not only because of its quality, but because it reminded me of all of us celebrating everything together!


REMINDER:

   Don't forget - tomorrow is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and Tuesday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. 


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah

http://joi.org/celebrate/hanuk/index.shtml

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/default_cdo/jewish/Hanukkah.htm

http://www.theholidayspot.com/hanukkah/history.htm

http://www.joi.org/celebrate/hanuk/


EXTRA CREDIT HOMEWORK:

   Today is also St. Nicholas Day!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas#Saint_Nicholas_Day   

http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/home/

http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/who-is-st-nicholas/

http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/around-the-world/

http://www.stnicksday.com/

http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/12/06/happy-saint-nicholas-day/


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND  Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND    Tim Parsons ('73) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57) AND Joan Gardner ('63);

10 -     John Murden ('60) of VA AND   Glen Davenport ('63) of VA;

11 -   Helen Bost Rainelle ('72) of FL;

12 -    Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ AND      Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND       Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73);

13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57)!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

December 06, 1865 - The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified:

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.[1]


THIS DAY IN WWII:

December 06, 1941 - U.S. President Roosevelt sent a telegram to Japanese Emperor Hirohito that requested intervention "to prevent further death and destruction in the world." Intelligence reports had convinced Roosevelt that the Japanese fleet was headed for Thailand.

December 06, 1941 - The United Kingdom declared war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Monday, December 06, 1965 - Footballer and manager Gordon Durie was born Gordon Scott Durie in Paisley, Scotland.

Monday, December 06, 1965 - Actor Toshihide Wakamatsu (若松俊秀) was born in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki, Japan.


Kindle the taper like the steadfast star
Ablaze on evening's forehead o'er the earth,
And add each night a lustre till afar
An eightfold splendor shine above thy hearth.

- Emma  Lazarus, The Feast of Lights
(22 July 1849 - 19 Nov 1887)


  From Margaret Elmore Tolly ('58) of VA - 12/05/15 - "A Good Life":

     Thanks so much, Margaret!
 
 


I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't.

- Patrick Murray



  
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/16/15 - "Signs of the Times (#16 in a series of 21)":
 
     Thanks, Billy!
 
 


BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:

From http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/inspirational-christmas-stories2.htm:

"Owed to Joy"

The year our youngest daughter, Shelly, was four, she received an unusual Christmas present from "Santa."

She was the perfect age for Christmas, able to understand the true meaning of the season, but still completely enchanted by the magic of it. Her innocent joyfulness was compelling and catching -- a great gift to parents, reminding us of what Christmas should represent no matter how old we are.

The most highly prized gift Shelly received that Christmas Eve was a giant bubble-maker, a simple device of plastic and cloth the inventor promised would create huge billowing bubbles, large enough to swallow a wide-eyed four-year-old. Both Shelly and I were excited about trying it out, but it was after dark so we'd have to wait until the next day.

Later that night I read the instruction booklet while Shelly played with some of her other new toys. The inventor of the bubble-maker had tried all types of soaps for formulating bubbles and found that Joy dishwashing detergent created the best giant bubbles. I'd have to buy some.

The next morning, I was awakened very early by small stirrings in the house. Shelly was up. I knew in my sleepy mind that Christmas Day festivities would soon begin, so I arose and made my way toward the kitchen to start the coffee. In the hallway, I met my daughter, already wide awake, the bubble- maker clutched in her chubby little hand, the magic of Christmas morning embraced in her four-year-old heart. Her eyes were shining with excitement, and she asked, "Daddy, can we make bubbles now?"

I sighed heavily and rubbed my eyes. I looked toward the window, where the sky was only beginning to lighten with the dawn. I looked toward the kitchen, where the coffeepot had yet to start dripping its aromatic reward for early-rising Christmas dads.

"Shelly," I said, my voice almost pleading and perhaps a little annoyed, "it's too early. I haven't even had my coffee yet."

Her smile fell away. Immediately I felt a father's remorse for bursting her bright Christmas bubble with what I suddenly realized was my own selfish problem, and my heart broke a little.

But I was a grown-up. I could fix this. In a flash of adult inspiration, I unshouldered the responsibility. Recalling the inventor's recommendation of a particular brand of bubble-making detergent -- which I knew we did not have in the house -- I laid the blame squarely on him, pointing out gently, "Besides, you have to have Joy."

I watched her eyes light back up as she realized, in less than an instant, that she could neutralize this small problem with the great and wonderful truth she was about to reveal.

"Oh, Daddy," she promised, with all the honesty and enthusiasm and Christmas excitement she could possibly communicate, "Oh, Daddy, I do."

I broke records getting to the store, and in no time at all we were out on the front lawn creating gigantic, billowing, gossamer orbs--each one filled with Joy and sent forth shimmering into the Christmas sun.

-- By Ted A. Thompson


BONUS HANUKKAH CRAFT:

Make Your Own Dreidle http://www.msgr.ca/msgr-8/christmas_dreidle_pattern.htm 


BONUS SANTA CLAUS CROCHET PATTERNS:
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/santa-cookie-ornament - Michele Wilcox's Santa Cookie Ornament

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/infant-santa-suit-hat -
Kim Guzman's Infant Santa Suit & Hat


BONUS RECIPE - RERUN FROM 2008:

    From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/05/08 - "Bread":

Tis the season for cooking up good comfort food and what's more comforting than to come home to the smell of fresh baked bread.  
This recipe sounds yummy and simple.

 

 

 

 

No-Knead Multigrain Bread

Yield- 1 loaf     Preparation time:  5 minutes

Cooking and resting time: 2 Hours and 15 minutes

 

1 package active dry yeast

1-1/2 cups warm water 100-110o

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup whole wheat flour

cup uncooked mixed-grain cereal or old fashioned rolled oats

Nonstick pan spray

 

In a liquid measuring cup, whisk the yeast into the warm water until it dissolves. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for about 15 minutes (the mixture should become slightly foamy on top and cloudy throughout.)

 

Pour the yeast mixture into a large bowl and stir in the all-purpose flour, honey, melted butter and salt until well incorporated. Mix in the whole wheat flour and cereal, place a clean kitchen towel over the top of the bowl and place the bowl in a warm place away from any drafts to double in size, about 1 hour.

 

Fold the dough with a spatula to deflate it. Grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with the pan spray and transfer the dough to the pan. Cover with the kitchen towel and set aside until the dough has doubled in size, about 25 minutes.

 

Preheat oven to 375o. Bake until browned and until the loaf sounds hollow when the top is tapped, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and the pan and cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.


 

 Joyce Cahoon

 


   Thanks so much, Joyce! I bake this fairly often (or I DID, until this wretched year dawned ), and it's YUMMY!


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/05/15:

A man entered his doctor's office with a cucumber up his nose, a carrot in his left ear and a banana stuck in his right ear.

"Doc," he asked, "What's wrong with me?"

"Simple," replied the doctor, "You aren't eating right."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 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:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/05/15

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



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

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah


Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah
The sweet celebration
Around the feast we gather
in complete jubilation

Many are the reasons for good cheer
Now that the Season of Lights is here
Many are the reasons for good cheer
Now that the Season of Lights is here

Together we'll weather
whatever tomorrow may bring
So hear us rejoicing and merrily voicing
the Hanukkah song that we sing
So hear us rejoicing and merrily voicing
the Hanukkah song that we sing

Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah
The Festival of Joy
A holiday, a jolly day
for every girl and boy
Whirling dreidels all week long
Eating latkes, singing songs
Whirling dreidels all week long
Eating latkes, singing songs

Now light them, tonight then
The candles all in a row
Retell the story of God in his glory
and dance by the flickering glow
Retell the story and God in his glory
dance by the flickering glow


"Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah" midi courtesy of http://www.divtune.com/dtmid.htm#09 - 12/24/05

"Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah" lyrics courtesy of http://www.brave.com/bo/lyrics/hanukkah.htm - 12/24/05

"Happy Hanukkah" title clip art courtesy of http://www.wisegorilla.com/images/jewish/ - 12/24/05

Animated 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

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

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!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Hanukkah clip art courtesy of http://www.moonchildren.com/holidays/chanukah/grphxset.htm - 11/23/04

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05

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