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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 - - 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. 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!



   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! 


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.


Wednesday, December 13, 1967 - Constantine II of Greece attempted an unsuccessful counter-coup against the Regime of the Colonels.

Wednesday, December 13, 1967 - Football player and coach Bo Pelini was born Mark Anthony Pelini in Youngstown, Ohio.

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”

- Burton Hillis
(08 Oct Nov 1915 - 25 Feb 1977)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/13/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

 From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 12/11/16:

  Thanks, Jerry!  

“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. That's relativity.”

- Albert Einstein
(14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr 1955)


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

A 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!



  From Me ('65) of NC - 12/12/17:

Quick Chicken A La King

3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken
1/2 cup butter
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 cups instant rice
2 soup cans water
garlic, salt and pepper to taste
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
    To Use Immediately: Preheat oven to 350°. Place chicken breasts in 9” X 13” baking dish. Spread dry rice evenly over chicken. In separate bowl mix together soup, melted butter and water; pour over rice & chicken. Season with garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Bake (or Freeze) 60 minutes or until chicken is tender and done. Remove chicken and mix together rice and juices – let stand for 5 minutes. Serve rice, with chicken on top and sprinkle with grated cheese
   To Freeze: Prepare entire dish as directed above and freeze prior to baking. Place cheese in separate ziplock on top. When ready to use, thaw in fridge over-night and bake as directed (350° for 60 min) or bake straight from freezer for 2 ½ hours at 350°.



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

                          Love to all, Carol





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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Chanukah Chag Yafeh

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

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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

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

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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

Gold Star of David clip art courtesy of ??? - 12/26/05

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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