12/09/12 - NNHS Newsletter - First Day of Hanukkah
Wishing you and those you love
all the good fortunes of life,
health, happiness and peace
throughout the New Year.
Best Wishes at Hanukkah!
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Hanukkah began last night at sundown, so like the big happy Typhoon Family we have become, it's time to celebrate some more! Happy Hanukkah to all of y'all who are observing it this week!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFNnZorKIN4 - Chanukah Chag Yafe - precious
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGppOkxXGQE - Chanukah Chag Yafe, Battle Version - Wizards of Ashkenaz: (in order) Yakov Hadash, Matt Klein, Sid Ezer, Jon Shultz, Agudas Achim Congregation, VA, 21 Dec 2008 - hysterical
BONUS #3 - http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/52482/chanukah-chag-yafe - Chanukah Chag Yafe by Alexandria Kleztet PLUS remix, by ocp, a.k.a. Joćo Ricardo - This one's a bit tricky, but if you can figure out how to access it, you've got yourself a Two-Fer!
http://www.delmarfans.com/lighting-activities/ - SEE BELOW!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Shirley Smith Langston ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to John Murden ('60) of VA AND Glen Davenport ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
1 - 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) AND My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX!
13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57);
14 - Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA;
15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND Buster Vest ('63) of VA;
16 - Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 09, 1940 -
Indian troops under the command of Major-General
Richard O'Connor attacked
Italian forces near
Barrani in Egypt,
opening their first major offensive in North Africa.
December 09, 1941 - The Republic of China, Cuba, Guatemala, the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, and the Philippine Commonwealth, declared war on Germany and Japan.
December 09, 1961 - The trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Israel ended with verdicts of guilty on 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.
THIS DAY IN 1962:
|Sunday, December 09, 1962 - The Petrified Forest National Park was established in Arizona.|
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/08/12, 6:31 PM - "Chanukah Music Lyrics":
Please find the attached .pdf file with Five Songs for your subscribers to celebrate the Festival of Lights (Dedication), compliments of The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. The Tampa Bay Fellowship of the Friends of Israel met this afternoon and we had a wonderful time of celebration and fellowship.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
What a fabulous time you must have had - and you saved me once again, Sweet Adonis! Revisiting the same four Hanukkah songs every year was becoming embarrassing! Thanks so very much!
From Denise Rynders of WI (I think...) - 11/05/12 - "Carol: Suggestion for your Hanukkah page...":
|I came across your page (http://www.nnhs65.com/12-11-09-NNHS-Happy-Hanukkah.html)
while collecting material for a winter holiday guide my youth group is
putting together. Several of our young members found your Hanukkah page
very helpful and I wanted to send a quick thanks your way!
The kids suggested I pass along another great article we found on the Hanukkah and the Menorah, http://www.delmarfans.com/lighting-activities/
We thought it would make a good addition to your page and I know the students would be thrilled to see their recommendation up there! Please let me know what you think, thank you! :)
WOWZERS! Thank you so much for your help, Denise! I just read the article and was amazed at its thoroughness. Please thank your terrific students for sharing this find with us. Best wishes with your holiday guide and activities!
From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 12/08/12 - "Turning Point for Fort Monroe":
Friends of Fort Monroe,
Dec. 13 will be a turning point in the planning for Fort Monroe. On that day Sasaki, Associates, the consulting firm hired by the Fort Monroe Authority, will present its recommendations to the FMA board at 12:30 PM (a meeting open to the public) and again to the public at 6:30 PM.
These recommendations will likely include two or more proposals for the ultimate disposition of the Wherry Quarter, the land that separates the two parts of Fort Monroe National Monument: the fortress area and "North Beach." Our concern is that none of these proposals will reflect the public's desire for a Wherry park in the 50 or so acres between Monument areas, or if one of them does so, the majority of the FMA board will not be disposed to choose it.
As you know, we think a Wherry park slated for incorporation into the Monument (along with batteries Irwin and Parrott on the south waterfront) is essential to Fort Monroe achieving its full potential as a great urban park and a national and international destination. New construction in Wherry will fragment the sense of public space and diminish the site's historic ambience. A Wherry park is so crucial to Fort Monroe's success that it should be one of the FMA's top priorities.
Revenue generation for the state-owned parts of the property will be a challenge, no matter how the FMA goes about it. But developing Wherry to meet this challenge would be a permanent error. Save Wherry first, we say, and then look to other revenue options: the sale or leasing of historic buildings and residences (with rigorous preservation standards in place), compatible development in the industrial North Gate area next to the historic village, additional development in the 20 or so acres of Wherry behind the west side of the fortress, and various forms of tourism income, from headphone tours to kayak and bicycle rentals to modest entrance fees to use of the Wherry itself for large open-air events like concerts. Also, there remains the option of some ongoing public funding, either regional, state or federal, which should not be disregarded in light of the ongoing public benefits produced by a grand public place at Fort Monroe.
We urge you to attend one or both of these Dec. 13 meetings, where there should be opportunities for public comment, though citizens may have to be somewhat assertive to express their displeasure. Just as importantly, keep checking our website http://fortmonroecitizens.org/ for the latest developments and please help us with any action requests over the next six months. It's our understanding that the FMA intends to finalize its plans by June.
Adrian Whitcomb, NNHS '67
Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park--and a green Wherry.
Here are the FMA announcements of the two meetings:
Board of Trustees Meeting Notice
Public Meeting Notice
12:30pm, Thursday, December 13, 2012
Bay Breeze Conference Center
490 Fenwick Road
This meeting is open to the public.
Public Meeting Notice
Thursday, December 13th at 6:30 pm
Bay Breeze Conference Center
490 Fenwick Road
Reservations are not required
Directions to Bay Breeze at http://fortmonroecitizens.org/
Thank you so very much, Adrian!
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 12/08/12:
- Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of
compiled a book on the history of the 8th Missouri Cavalry
Regiment, CS. Those of who know me well know that I had a whole bunch
of my ancestors who served in this unit, particularly my 3rd great
grandfather, 2LT Joseph G. Lewis. Dad asked me to make up a Coat of Arms
for his book. This is what I have so far. It is a sketch of course. 'ad finem fidelis' is Latin for Faithful to the End. Most of the 120
troopers of that unit who surrendered and were paroled at the end of the
War Between the States on 07 JUN 1865 in Shreveport, LA served the
entire length of the War (first in the Missouri State Guard and then in
the 8th MO). It took a while to do here in the hotel room in NV. I'll
post the final one when its done.
Here's to you, Dad...and of course the heroes of the 8th MO CAV!
The shield will look like LTG Price's Army of Missouri flag. Chain of Command was MG Kirby E. Smith, MG Sterling Price, MG John S. Marmaduke, COL William L. Jeffers and he was over all the 8th MO CAV. 2LT Joseph G. Lewis (his friends called him Joe Guy) was commanding companies A & B at the time of the parole in Louisiana.
This is basically how I've
been envisioning it since we started talking about it.
WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Brent - it's gorgeous!
From My #4 Daughter-in-Law, Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL to From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 12/08/12:
That's really awesome looking.
Isn't it, though? Thanks, Kim!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/08/12 - "Peanut Butter Fudge":
BONUS HANUKKAH CROCHET PATTERNS:
Here are some links to Hanukkah recipes:
And here are
some recipes by some familiar names (they don't really
appear to have any particular bearing on Hanukkah, but, well, you know....):
|COCOA NUTTY COFFEE CAKE||CRESCENT YEAST COFFEE CAKE||LEMON PARFAIT PIE||SCOTCH CAKE|
|Mrs. J. L. Levinson (Selma) - mother of Ilene Levinson Lieberman ('65) of Israel||Mrs. Ira Hirshman (Lee) - mother of Mike Hirshman ('65) of CO and Janet Hirshman ('68) of VA||Mrs. Franklin O. Blechman (Marie) - mother of Judith Blechman ('57); Libby Blechman David ('61) of VA; and Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA||Mrs. Sol Ellenson (Bernice) - mother of Harron Ellenson ('65) of MA, and aunt of Rabbi David Ellenson ('65) of NY|
|p. 166||p. 171||p. 185||p. 222|
These were all taken from Always in Good Taste, collected by the Hampton Roads Section of the National Council of Jewish Women in August, 1972.
"I bought it on eBay!"
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#22 in a Series of
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA AND From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/04/12 - "Live Like Someone Left the Gate Open (#5 in a Series of 23)":
http://www.jewishjokes.net/category/21/0/0/Jewish-Mother - Jewish Jokes
An elderly woman from Brooklyn decided to prepare her will and make her final requests. She told her rabbi she had two final requests.
First, she wanted to be cremated, and second, she wanted her ashes scattered over Bloomingdales.
"Bloomingdales?" the rabbi exclaimed. "Why Bloomingdales?"
"Then I'll be sure my daughters visit me twice a week."
Wednesday, December 12, 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
2. Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/09/12
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Please find a few minutes of your busy
schedule to support
Thank you so much!
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Chanukah Chag Yafeh
Chanukah, Chanukah, joyous holiday.
Candles bright, cheerful light,
Children have their way.
Dreydels spin and turn,
Spin and turn, spin and turn,
While the candles burn.
"Chanukah Chag Yafeh" lyrics courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL -
Dreidle clip art courtesy of
http://songsforteaching.homestead.com/Svivon.html - 12/26/05
Small Dreidle clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of Google Images - 12/26/05
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
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!!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 05/15/08
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Gold Star of David clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of ??? - 12/26/05
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