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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 - - Chanukah Chag Yafe - precious

BONUS #2 - - 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 - - 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!



   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! 


December 09, 1940 - Operation Compass – British and Indian troops under the command of Major-General Richard O'Connor attacked Italian forces near Sidi 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, 1941 - The 19th Bombardment Group attacked Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.

December 09, 1946 - The "Subsequent Nuremberg Trials" began with the "Doctors' Trial", prosecuting doctors alleged to be involved in human experimentation.

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.


Sunday, December 09, 1962 - The Petrified Forest National Park was established in Arizona.

Sunday, December 09, 1962 - Actress Felicity Huffman was born Felicity Kendall Huffman in Bedford, New York.

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/08/12, 6:31 PM - "Chanukah Music Lyrics":

Hi, Carol:

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.

TYPHOON Regards,
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 ( 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,

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! :)

Denise Rynders

   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 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.


Thank you,


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.

Master Plan

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

   Thank you so very much, Adrian!

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 12/08/12:

  My dad         (Paul Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) 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.

*3 plumes - black/white/black (black for COL Jeffers)
*helm silver, red in visor and shoulder opening. The rivets will be yellow, and there will be one for Each company.
*flowing cloth will be black and white (could easily be grey and gold)
*shield will have dark red border, dark blue field, white cross, and gold horse. The shield is in essence LTG Price's Army of Missouri flag. Of course, the gold horse to signify cavalry branch
*scroll will have in Latin "ad finem fidelis" which translated is Faithful to the End
*I plan to also have in "black letter calligraphy" EIGHTH MISSOURI CAVALRY REGIMENT somewhere underneath the scroll.

I think this would be a crest the regiment would be proud of. Thoughts ? With love...

   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":






   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....):

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 36)":

  Some fun pics. Enjoy

   AWW! How precious - thanks, Joan!


   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)":


   MORE AWW! How sweet - thank you, Gentlemen!



From - 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."


1. 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 reservations.

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.

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

                                 Love to all, Carol





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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Chanukah Chag Yafeh

Chanukah, Chanukah, joyous holiday.
Candles bright, cheerful light,
Children have their way.
Chanukah, Chanukah,
Dreydels spin and turn,
pin and turn, spin and turn,
While the candles burn.


 "Chanukah Chag Yafeh" lyrics courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/08/12
Thanks, Joe!

Dreidle clip art courtesy of - 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 - 07/07/06

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of
- 02/17/09

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 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 missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 05/15/08

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

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

Gold Star of David clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of ??? - 12/26/05

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