12/13/17 - 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. João Ricardo - This one's a bit tricky, but if you can figure out how to access it, you've got yourself a Two-Fer!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Kay Davis Smith ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND Buster Vest ('63) of VA;
16 - Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of MA;
17 - Norma Helmick Burks ('63) AND Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;
18 - James Strickland ('57);
19 - Durwood Adams ('57) AND the late Suzie Bauz ('63) (deceased 11/03/14);
20 - Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 13, 1938 - The Holocaust: The Neuengamme concentration camp opened in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, Germany.
December 13, 1939 -Battle of the River Plate – Captain Hans Langsdorff of the German Deutschland class cruiser (pocket battleship) Admiral Graf Spee engaged with Royal Navy cruisers HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax and HMNZS Achilles.
December 13, 1941 -Hungary and Romania declared war on the United States.
December 13, 1943 -The Massacre of Kalavryta: by German occupying forces in Greece.
December 13, 1944 - The U.S. cruiser Nashville was badly damaged in a Japanese kamikaze suicide attack. 138 people were killed in the attack.
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Wednesday, December 13, 1967 - Constantine II of Greece attempted an unsuccessful counter-coup against the Regime of the Colonels.|
|“The best of all
gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all
wrapped up in each other.”
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/13/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 12/11/16:
“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems
like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour.
BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:
From My Friend, Tammy, of UT - 12/07/14 - "Daily Christmas Story (#11 in a Series of 24)":
|This year I decided to
share some of my favorite Christmas stories and quotes. It is a
tradition in our family to read a Christmas story every night in
December culminating with the Nativity on the 24th.
Christmas Story Day 11, A
Brother Like That
Brother Like That
A man named Paul received an automobile from his brother as a Christmas present. On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it. "Is this your car, Mister?" he asked.
Paul nodded. "My brother gave it to me for Christmas." The boy was astounded. "You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn't cost you nothing? Boy, I wish..." He hesitated…
Of course Paul knew what he was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the lad said jarred Paul all the way down to his heels.
"I wish," the boy went on, "that I could be a brother like that."
Paul looked at the boy in astonishment, then impulsively he added, "Would you like to take a ride in my automobile?"
"Oh yes, I'd love that."
After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow, said, "Mister, would you mind driving in front on my house?"
Paul smiled a little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big automobile. But Paul was wrong again. "Will you stop where those two steps are?" the boy asked.
He ran up the steps. Then in a little while Paul heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled brother. He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car.
"There she is, Buddy, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Christmas and it didn't cost him a cent. And some day I'm gonna give you one just like it...then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the Christmas windows that I've been trying to tell you about."
Paul got out and lifted the lad to the front seat of his car. The older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable holiday ride.
That Christmas Eve, Paul learned what Jesus meant when He said, "It is more blessed to give than receive."
Thank you so very much, Tammy!
BONUS CHRISTMAS DECORATING IDEAS:
|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!"
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -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.
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Love to all, Carol