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12/11/09 - 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 - - Chanukah, Oh Chanukah - David Summerford - with slide show

BONUS #2 - - Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah - played on a menorah!

BONUS #3 - - Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah - Kenny Ellis - swing style

BONUS #4 - - 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!



     Happy Birthday tomorrow to   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!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

17 -   Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;

18 - James Strickland ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


December 11, 1937 - Second Italo-Abyssinian War: The Fascist Council in Rome withdrew Italy from the League of Nations. .

December 11, 1941 - Germany and Italy declared war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declared war on Germany and Italy.

December 11, 1957 - It was forbidden to leave East Germany without permission. Violations were prosecuted with prison up to three years.

December 11, 1973 - West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and Czech Prime Minister Lubomir Strougal formally nullified the 1938 Munich pact when they signed a treaty sanctioning Hitler's seizure of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.


Friday, December 11, 1964 - Che Guevara spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fired a mortar shell at the building during the speech.

Friday, December 11, 1964 - Comedian Michel Courtemanche was born in Laval, Quebec, Canada.

Friday, December 11, 1964 - Singer and songwriter Justin Currie was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

Friday, December 11, 1964 - John Mark Karr, the man who claimed involvement in JonBenét Ramsey case, was born in Conyers, Georgia.

Friday, December 11, 1964 - Musician Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) was born in Richmond, Virginia.

Friday, December 11, 1964 - Singer Cosy Sheridan was born in Concord, New Hampshire.

Friday, December 11, 1964 - Synchronized swimmer Carolyn Waldo was born in Montreal, Quebec.

Friday, December 11, 1964 - Singer Sam Cooke (b. 22 Jan 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi) was shot to death under mysterious circumstances in Los Angeles, California at the age of 33.

Friday, December 11, 1964 - Character actor Percy Kilbride (b. 16 July 1888 in San Francisco, California) died in Los Angeles, California at the age of 76.

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/06/09 (but only discovered 12/11/09) - "RE: 12/06/09 - Happy St. Nicholas Day":

So, was        Sepi (Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) telling us that her computer was FUBAR and went Tango Uniform??

   WILD BLUSHING GIGGLES!!! You know, Captain, I rather think she was!

   When we first moved to Fayetteville nearly eight years ago, we would frequently pass a saloon near Fort Bragg with a large eye-catching sign called "FUBAR Tavern". Never having heard the term, I asked one of the young soldiers at church about its curious name. After some stammering and trying to dismiss me with, "It's, uh, a military acronym," he finally was able to deftly convey to me its actual meaning. It was some time later before I was to learn the meaning of Tango Uniform.

  Thanks for the unexpected chuckle, David!

    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 12/08/09 - "DIFFERENCES BETWEEN JEWS AND MUSLIMS":

I thought you would be interested in reading this.. (What a contrast!)

How could the picture be 'painted' any more vividly?

Difference between Muslims and Jews

Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000, that is, ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world's population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

1988 - Najib Mahfooz

1978 - Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
1994 - Yaser Arafat:
1990 - Elias James Corey
1999 - Ahmed Zewai

1960 - Peter Brian Medawar
1998 - Ferid Mourad


Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000, Only FOURTEEN MILLION or about 0.02% of the world's population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

1910 - Paul Heyse
1927 - Henri Bergson
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 - Nelly Sachs
1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph Brodsky
1991 - Nadine Gordimer

1911 - Alfred Fried
1911 - Tobias Michael Carel Asser
1968 - Rene Cassin
1973 - Henry Kissinger
1978 - Menachem Begin
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1994 - Shimon Peres
1994 - Yitzhak Rabin

1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
1908 - Paul Erlich
1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
1931 - Otto Warburg
1936 - Otto Loewi
1944 - Joseph Erlanger
1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 - Hans Krebs
1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 - Joshua Lederberg
1959 - Arthur Kornberg
1964 - Konrad Bloch
1965 - Francois Jacob
1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George Wald
1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 - Salvador Luria
1970 - Julius Axelrod
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 - Howard Martin Temin
1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 - Roselyn Sussman Yalow
1978 - Daniel Nathans
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
1984 - Cesar Milstein
1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 - Gertrude Elion
1989 - Harold Varmus
1991 - Erwin Neher
1991 - Bert Sakmann
1993 - Richard J. Roberts
1993 - Phillip Sharp
1994 - Alfred Gilman
1995 - Edward B. Lewis

1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 - Franco Modigliani
1987 - Robert M. Solow
1990 - Harry Markowitz
1990 - Merton Miller
1992 - Gary Becker
1993 - Robert Fogel

1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 - Henri Moissan
1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
1910 - Otto Wallach
1915 - Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz Haber
1921 - Albert Einstein
1922 - Niels Bohr
1925 - James Franck
1925 - Gustav Hertz
1943 - Gustav Stern
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi
1952 - Felix Bloch
1954 - Max Born
1958 - Igor Tamm
1959 - Emilio Segre
1960 - Donald A. Glaser
1961 - Robert Hofstadter
1961 - Melvin Calvin
1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 - Julian Schwinger
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
1971 - Dennis Gabor
1972 - William Howard Stein
1973 - Brian David Josephson
1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
1976 - Burton Richter
1977 - Ilya Prigogine
1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
1978 - Peter L Kapitza
1979 - Stephen Weinberg
1979 - Sheldon Glashow
1979 - Herbert Charles Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
1980 - Walter Gilbert
1981 - Roald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Albert A. Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1988 - Leon Lederman
1988 - Melvin Schwartz
1988 - Jack Steinberger
1989 - Sidney Altman
1990 - Jerome Friedman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1995 - Martin Perl
2000 - Alan J. Heeger



The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non Muslims!
The Jews don't hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German restaurants.
There is NOT one single Jew who has destroyed a church.
There is NOT a single Jew who protests by killing people.
The Jews don't traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.
Perhaps the world's Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.
Muslims must ask "what can they do for humankind" before they demand that humankind respects them!!

Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel's part, the following two sentences really say it all:

"If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence.
If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel."
-Benjamin Netanyahu

   Thank you so much, Dicky! This is eye-opening, but certainly not at all surprising!  

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/07/09 and 12/08/09:
Evanescence - Everybody's Fool
Julie Andrews - My Favorite Things

   Thanks, Shari!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/08/09 - "Psalm 46: 10":

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Angels have walked beside me all my life--and they still do. 


This is to all of you who
Mean something to me, 
I pray for your happiness. 
The Candle Of Love, Hope & Friendship

This candle was lit on the 15th of September, 1998.

Someone who loves you has helped keep it alive by sending it to you. 
Don't let The Candle of Love, Hope and Friendship die!

May God richly bless you as you keep this candle burning. 

God Bless you!
 Joyce Cahoon

   Thank you, Joyce!

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/10/09 - "Stay Young":

We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are!


1. Try everything twice.  On one woman's tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph:
 Tried everything twice...loved it both times!

2. Keep only cheerful friends.   The grouches pull you down.  ( Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches.)

3. Keep learning: Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. 
Never let the brain get idle.'  An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' 
And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

6. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is
with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets,
keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it.
If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, or a trip to the next county or a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.  I love you, my special friend.

11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance.

Remember! Lost time can never be found.

  AMEN! Thanks so much, George!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 12/10/09:

Real Politics

Two political candidates were having a hot debate.

Finally, one of them jumped up and yelled at the other, "What about the powerful interest that controls you?"

And the other guy screamed back, "You leave my wife out of this!"


Contact Lens

The teenager lost a contact lens while playing basketball in his driveway. After a fruitless search, he told his mother the lens was nowhere to be found.

Undaunted, she went outside and in a few minutes, returned with the lens in her hand.

"How did you manage to find it, Mom?" the teenager asked.

"We weren't looking for the same thing," she replied.

"You were looking for a small piece of plastic. I was looking for $150."


The Speeder

A Police Officer pulls over a speeder and walks up to the driver.

The driver says "I'm late for work, Officer; I'm sorry I was speeding"

The cop says, "Late for work are you ... well, I'll write you a late note."


1. Saturday, December 12, 2009 - THAT'S TOMORROW! - The NNHS Class of 1960 will again encourage their friends - TYPHOON OR NOT, CLASS OF 1960 OR NOT - to meet with them for the Laugh-A Lot Breakfast Bunch at 9:00 AM at the Candle Light Kitchen in Norge (Williamsburg). Directions: Take I-64 to Exit 231A-Norge, go 1-1/2 miles to Richmond Road, go through light, look for shopping center on left, Candle Light Kitchen on Right.  RSVP to  NO LATER THAN December 8, 2009. OOPS! THAT WAS TUESDAY!!!
2. Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its annual Gathering and Dinner at Al Fresco Italian Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue. For details, contact Joe Drewry at - CLASS OF 1958 AND “other NNHS alums and friends of our 1958 class are invited to join with us”!

3. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 12/09/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09


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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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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 - 12/24/05

"Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah" lyrics courtesy of - 12/24/05

"Happy Hanukkah" title clip art courtesy of - 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!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of

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

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

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