12/16/12 - NNHS Newsletter
Last Day of Hanukkah
“Kindle the taper like the steadfast
Lazarus, "The Feast of Lights"
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
On this last day of Hanukkah, we have Joe Madagan to thank for the theme music, Eight Days of Chanukah:
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!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leemhE6_ayc - Eight Days of Hanukkah
|Many Jewish people in the United States mark the last day of
Hanukkah as the end of the Hanukkah celebrations. Hanukkah, also known
as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish observance to
commemorate the Jewish people's struggle for religious freedom.
Hanukkah is one of the happiest Jewish events for many Jewish Americans. Many families light candles on the hanukiah, a type of candle holder, eat sizzling potato pancakes, give gifts and play with the dreidel, a spinning toy that is particularly popular during Hanukkah.
The last day of Hanukkah is the eighth day of Hanukkah. It is known as Zose Hanukkah, Zos Hanukkah or Zot Hanukkah. It is the second day of the month of Tevet and marks the day on which the great miracle of oil occurred, according to Jewish belief. It is a particularly special day because it encapsulates all of Hanukkah.
Hanukkah events in the United States include daytime or evening events featuring make popular food eaten during Hanukkah, particularly food fried in oil. There are also music nights reserved for singing and playing the dreidel, games events, as well as concerts and plays...
Hanukkah commemorates the Jewish people’s successful rebellion against the Syrians in the Maccabean War in 162 BCE. A ritual cleansing and re-dedication of the Temple occurred after the Jewish people’s victory. It is believed that there was only enough consecrated oil to keep the lamp burning for one day but the small bottle of oil miraculously lasted for eight days. Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah, is referred as the Feast of Lights or Festival of Lights for this reason.
Moreover, the survival of Judaism over the many years is also celebrated during this period. Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days between the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar. The first day of Hanukkah marks the start of eight-day Hanukkah period. It is marked as the 25th day of the month of Kislev in the Jewish calendar. The Hanukkah period ends on the second day of the month of Tevet. It is important to note that many Jewish observances begin at sunset on the day before.
The dreidel is a toy that is popular during the Hanukkah celebrations. It is a spinning top with a different Hebrew letter inscribed in each of its four sides – the four letters form an acronym meaning “a great miracle happened here”. The hanukiah (or chanukkiyah) is a type of candelabrum that holds eight candles to commemorate the eight days that the oil burned and a ninth candle that sits apart, known as the shamash, or servant candle that lights the others. One candle is lit on the first night, another on the second, and so forth until all candles are lit on the last night...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Tom Oxner ('65) of AR!
Happy Birthday this week to:
18 - James Strickland ('57);
19 - Durwood Adams ('57);
22 - Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA AND Dottie Pegram Daniels (NNHS / George Washington HS - '64) of WV AND Harry Barritt ('64) of VA AND Dale Mueller ('64) of VA AND Bill Rash ('67) of VA;
23 - Tom Flax ('64) of VA AND Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA AND Holly Hill Campbell (Hampton Roads Academy - '72) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 16, 1938 - Adolf Hitler instituted the Cross of Honor of the German Mother.
December 16, 1941 -
World War II: Japanese forces occupy
December 16, 1942 -
December 16, 1944 -
THIS DAY IN
December 16, 1942 -Holocaust: Porajmos – Heinrich Himmler ordered that Roma candidates for extermination be deported to Auschwitz.
December 16, 1944 -The Battle of the Bulge began with the surprise offensive of three German armies through the Ardennes forest.
THIS DAY IN1962:
|Sunday, December 16, 1962 - Actress
was born in
Sunday, December 16, 1962 - Football player William Perry ("The Refrigerator") was born William Anthony Perry in Aiken, South Carolina.
From Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue - 12/15/12 - "Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue has a new Web Address":
Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue has a new web address!
We see that you have a link to our website from your 2011 Christmas blog (FlyLady note) so we would greatly appreciate it if you would please update that with our new address since it is still being referenced: www.wncanimalrescue.org.
Here is your link:
If you have any questions about this change, please drop us a note and we'll get back to you. Or you can contact Carol at 828-551-6290.
Thank you very much.
WOW! Thanks so much for the update! I have made that notation on that Newsletter now!
Best wishes with your work!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/15/12:
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 12/10/12 - "Moving On":
Ups: How to Move on and Grow from Past Relationships
By Marni Battista
Here at Dating with Dignity we get
this question all the time: how can I move on and grow from my past
relationship? Since break up advice is some of the most sought-after
information for Dignity Daters, we put it right here for you.
BONUS CROCHET PATTERN:
|http://idesignadventures.blogspot.com/2011/10/leg-warmers.html - Leg Warmers - "Super cute legwarmers with shell edging detail! These are so fun to wear and they are WARM! Ha ha! The weather has been a little kooky lately. Just 2 weeks ago we were running the A/C and then one morning we just woke up and needed the heater on! No in-between (otherwise known as "autumn" or "fall"), straight from hot to cold. Now, YOU need a pair of legwarmers!! This project didn't take me long at all. You could easily whip these up while watching a movie... like I did. ;) "|
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/15/12:
I've had this recipe since 1968. Despite the name and the strange ingredients, they are uber-delicious, and the recipe makes enough to feed the Army and the Royal Navy.
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup butter
1 Tbsp. vinegar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
5 cups sifted flour
Combine sugar, corn syrup, butter, and vinegar into small pan and bring almost to a boil. Cool to room temperature, then stir in eggs. Sift together remaining ingredients and stir into butter mixture, blending well. Chill overnight. Divide into 8 or 9 equal portions and roll each out very thin on floured board. Cut into diamond (or any other) shapes and bake on greased baking sheet at 350 degrees for 7 or 8 minutes. Makes about 225 3" cookies. Store in loosely covered jar in dry place so cookies will remain crisp. They will keep for a long time.
- Winifred Jardine, Salt Lake City, UT
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#29 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 (#12 in a Series of 23)":
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/15/12:
|The man charged
into the jewelry shop, slammed his fists angrily on the showcase,
removed a wristwatch from his pocket and shook it under the nose of the
“You said this watch would last me a lifetime,” he yelled.
“Yeah,” admitted the owner. “But you looked pretty sick the day you bought it.”
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.
3. Wednesday, February 13, 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.
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
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Eight Days of Chanukah
Music byBoris Fomin
Once there was a time we had a Temple
Then at Modin Mattathias told us:
"Whoever is for us come join our band!"
Led by Judah and his faithful brothers
We drove the tyrant from our holy land.
Eight days of Chanukah, Eight days of Chanukah,
We celebrate the festival of light
Those days in history
Still live for you and me,
Let's keep the flame forever shining bright.
When they came to dedicate the Temple
How their hearts were heavy with despair.
Impurities and idols all around them
And just one jar of pure oil was there.
But with faith in G_d they cleansed the Temple
Kindled that small lamp with hope and love.
Then the story had a happy ending:
Eight days of blessed light came from above.
"Eight Days of Hanukkah" (a.k.a. "Those Were the Days"; a.k.a. "Dorogoi dlinnoyu") midi courtesy of http://upchucky.com/midi-request2.html - 12/15/12
"Eight Days of Hanukkah" lyrics courtesy of Joe Madagan
('57) of FL - 12/08/12
Image courtesy of http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/last-day-chanukah - 12/15/12
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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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