12/07/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy Hanukkah!

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Yes, yes, I know that we don't all celebrate Hanukkah.  But many of us do, so we might as well cover the history of it for educational
purposes anyway, n'est pas?






Make Your Own Dreidle:

Dreidle – http://www.msgr.ca/msgr-8/christmas_dreidle_pattern.htm 

More Hanukkah Songs:


Pearl Harbor Day:

   Today, of course, is also the 63rd Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and while we don't want to celebrate that, we
certainly don't want to forget it, either.

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly
and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."

- President Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1882 - 1945)
War Message to Congress, December 8, 1941







   There SHOULD have been several sets of updates here, as I've had input from all sorts of people, but, um, I have two sets
of company coming this week, and um, well, uh, I didn't make any updates ...... I'm sure that I will soon, though!


   Hit # 28,500 was made on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at 7:10 PM by Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA.
Thanks, Babe!

From Fred Field ('45) of CA - 12/06/04:

I have written several articles on the history of NNHS. Would you like
to look them over for possible inclusion in your web site?

   Yes sir, I would very much like to see them! Thank you for thinking of us!

From Suzanne VanNoy Mink ('64) of OH - 12/07/04:

Hey Carol,

It was wonderful meeting you and seeing everyone at the Reunion. What a great time. Everyone involved in the planning
did a spectacular job - THANKS!!!!!

I just wanted to thank everyone for their prayers for my brother, Jim VanNoy ('58 of VA). He's at home now and doing
great - PRAISE GOD. And it could only have been GOD for Jim to have survived all he went through. For those of you who
are non-medical, to be on bypass for 6 hours and come off alive is a miracle, but to survive and have all your mental faculties
intact is nothing short of incredibly miraculous. I think there were so many people praying for Jim, GOD just blessed Jim
to get us off His back.

To all of you in Typhoon Land (and we all live there, right?) I want to wish each and every one of you a truly blessed and
joyous holiday.

And isn't the picture just great?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone looks so good for our age. ;-}

Love to all,


   What fabulous news!  Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Suzanne!  We're all delighted to hear of Jimmy's progress!

   And yes, that reunion was super spectacular!  Those are memories we'll cherish for the rest of our lives.

From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of TX - 12/07/04:

Don't know if you heard this but Miss (Charlotte) Winstead (Magruder School) died this month at 101 years old.
She was strict as hell but probably one of the best teachers I ever had.
Jo Ann

Charlotte Mae Winstead

CALLAO - Charlotte Mae Winstead, 101, of Callao, Va., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004. She was a member of Trinity
United Methodist Church, Newport News, Va. Mrs. Winstead taught in the Newport News School System for many years. Survived
by sister, Mrs. Julia Gudell of Richmond, Va.; five nieces, Gaynor Vanlandingham of Callao, Va., Patricia Pittman of North Carolina,
Jennifer Vanlandingham of Lottsburg, Va., Jane Brooke of Richmond, Va., Frances G. Kusterer of Richmond, Va.; three nephews,
B. Franklin Winstead of Richmond, Va., Cabell Dudley of Lynchburg, Va., and Thomas W. Brooke of Providence Forge, Va. There
will be a graveside service held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in Henderson United Methodist Church Cemetery, Callao. Memorial
donations may be made to the Henderson United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund, Callao, VA 22435. Jones-Ash Funeral Home,
Rainswood, Va., will be handling the arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 12/3/2004.

What a wonderful teacher. Miss Winstead was my first teacher in public school 50 some years ago at Magruder in Newport News, VA. I have never
forgotten her and will always be grateful for her "strict" direction and help in becoming a successful professional-she taught me the basics which carried
me through high school, college and in to the real world. She was the Teacher that everyone should have.   
Jo Ann Stewart (San Antonio, TX ) - December 3, 2004

Oh, my!  Miss Winstead was also my second grade teacher the following year.  I actually remember her more clearly from church,
as we were both members of Trinity Methodist.  I'm sorry to learn of her passing.  Thank you for sharing this with us, Jo Ann.

From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 12/07/04:

Here are some pics from the meeting / party on Saturday night. A good time was had by all and we had lots
of ideas from everyone. The next meeting is scheduled for January at Lynn (Walker) Brothers' house. The
cat on the sofa is Mac, who made sure all those attending behaved.

Mac Lynn Walker Brothers, Sarah Puckett Kressaty, Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald, Pam Smith Arnold, Pauline Collins Shofner, and Michele Yevak Dawn Yevak, Ron Smith, Cindy and George Konstant Sarah Puckett Kressaty, Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald, Pam Smith Arnold, and Pauline Collins Shofner Sarah Puckett Kressaty, Dawn Yevak, Pauline Collins Shofner, Bobby Yevak, and Lynn Walker Brothers Lou Kressaty, Sarah Puckett Kressaty, Lauren Konstant, Pauline Collins Shofner, Lynn Walker Brothers, Dawn Yevak, and Bobby Yevak

   Oh, WOW!!  Such fun you had!  As promised, I watched the clock and pretended I was with y'all.  I have a good imagination...
Thanks for sending these, Dave!!

From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 12/07/04:

Hi hard working dedicated woman you are!
Can you ask the Typhoons if anyone knows where NNHS Typhoon license plate holders can be purchased....
Peace & Blessing,

   Hi, Cheryl!  Why, certainly!  Anyone?  Anyone?

One more thing - the other day we picked up another Famous Marine, Chick Bennett of NJ.  (No, no, this didn't prompt me
to make all those overdue corrections and massive additions to the page!  Well, technically, it did, but I haven't been able to do it
yet..  Keep the faith, gentlemen!)  Anyway, he suggested that we publish the email addresses of you Famous Military fellas directly
on the pages, so that they might act as reunion pages, enabling old friends to find one another more readily.  This is another one
of those ideas that is so obvious, it flew right over my head.  As you know, the truly obvious nearly always does.  (Y'all stop that

   Chick's email address has already been posted.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOURS PUBLISHED AS WELL, PLEASE GIVE ME AUTHORIZATION TO DO SO:






  Thanks!  And thanks, Chick, for the great idea!

   Y'all take care of each other!

                          Love to all, Carol


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"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."


I Have A Little Dreidle

I have a little dreidle                      It has a lovely body  
I made it out of clay                       With legs so short and thin
And when it's dry and ready              And when it gets all tired
Then dreidle I shall play                  It drops and then I win

Oh dreidle, dreidle, dreidle               Oh dreidle, dreidle, dreidle 
I made it out of clay                       I made it out of clay
Oh dreidle, dreidle, dreidle               Oh dreidle, dreidle, dreidle 
Then dreidle I shall play                  Then dreidle I shall play 

My dreidle's always playful
         It loves to dance and spin
       A happy game of dreidle 
Come play, now let's begin!



“Dreidle Song” midi courtesy of http://www.mikedesimone.com/music.htm - 11/23/04

“Dreidle Song” lyrics courtesy of http://www.ganyaffa.com/chanuka_songs.htm - 11/23/04

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

Official U.S. Navy Photograph of USS Arizona (BB-39) courtesy of http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/pearlhbr.htm - 12/07/04

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