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12/16/12 - NNHS Newsletter
Last Day of Hanukkah

“Kindle the taper like the steadfast star
Ablaze on evening's forehead o'er the earth,
And add each night a lustre till afar
An eightfold splendor shine above thy hearth.”

- Emma Lazarus, "The Feast of Lights"
(22 July 1849 - 19 Nov 1887)

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":

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!

BONUS - -  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...


   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! 


December 16, 1938 - Adolf Hitler instituted the Cross of Honor of the German Mother.

December 16, 1941 - World War II: Japanese forces occupy Miri, Sarawak.

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.


Sunday, December 16, 1962 - Actress Maruschka Detmers was born in Schoonebeek, Netherlands. 

Sunday, December 16, 1962 - Football player William Perry ("The Refrigerator") was born William Anthony Perry in Aiken, South Carolina.

Sunday, December 16, 1962 - Actress Melanie Smith was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

From Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue - 12/15/12 - "Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue has a new Web Address":

Hello Carol.
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:

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

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 - 12/10/12 - "Moving On":

Break 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.

Getting over an ex is going to turn you into the new version of you! (A better version, too!) Our favorite breakup mantra is this: "Your breakup can be the BEST 'worst' thing that ever happened to you!" Once you do the work we suggest, you might one day realize you're no longer attracted to him.

As you evaluate where you are in your life, you may realize that what you thought you wanted is something he was unable to give you, or that perhaps your needs changed as the relationship developed and he was unable to meet them. Of course, we know you had feelings for your ex and breaking up is never a simple cut-and-dry experience; however, you can be on a road to a confident recovery if you follow our advice.

Here are two Dating with Dignity-approved break up tips to recover with confidence, fewer tears, and hope for future romance.

1. Surround yourself with people who love you.
If your ex broke up with you, it can feel like the most brutal form of rejection. Even if you did the breaking up, it can still be a huge ding to your self-esteem; the fact that someone either doesn't want to be with you or is okay not being with you rough! The key is not to let this affect your confidence. One of the best ways to cushion your self-esteem is to surround yourself with family and friends who love you.

It's possible that while you were in your last relationship, you went on a "boyfriend hiatus" and neglected some of your friendships. In that case, apologize for your disappearing act and try to spend some time catching up (While also making a pledge to yourself not to David Blaine on your friends in the future!).

Being around people who think you're the bee's knees will help boost your self-esteem so you don't take off into nobody-loves-me land. Trust us: not a good place to be. And you certainly don't need to go there; because while the break up happened to you, it's certainly not a reflection of your worth, value or love-ability. The truth is, love is necessary but not sufficient. And as a result, the best chemistry, memories and hopes are not enough to make a relationship worth saving.

2. Take a wrecking ball to the statue.
One of the most important tips in the steps toward a confident breakup recovery is called "The Wrecking Ball Method." This actionable step will help you feel like you're "doing something" to move on rather than continuing to break down when you think about your ex.

First, make a list of everything you want in your dream partner. This could include items such as ambition, if he wants kids or not, how religious he is, or how he treats you. Put that list away for two days.

The next day, make a list of the characteristics of your last partner that you didn't like. This could include things such as the fact that he was always late, that he never called when he said he would, how he never asked you to hang out with his friends, etc. (Of course, this list might be long if you aren't together anymore.) Take time with this list, and don't be afraid to get specific. This is one time it's going to be helpful to complain, bitch, moan and whine about how he showed up in your relationship.

On the third day, look at both lists: the list about the guy you want to be with, and the list about the guy you were with. We'd be willing to bet your "what I want" list doesn't even closely resemble your ex.

Write down the differences and journal about what it will cost you to hold on to the fantasy of your relationship. Make a choice on that day, in that moment, to take the wrecking ball to the man you've kept on a pedestal. Put him in his rightful place: your past.
You may realize that while you loved your ex and your love was real, you just weren't a match. The idea that you have in your head about your ex is probably drastically different than what he really is, and it's time for you to knock down that idea or the "statue" and move on in the direction of your new self so you can attract your dream guy.

About the Author:

Marni Battista, founder of Dating with Dignity, has professional training in dating and relationship coaching as well as training in the Core Energy Coaching Process from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). A certified Life Coach through the International Coaching Federation, Battista is also a Master Practitioner at administering an Energy Assessment--"The D-Factor"--which helps clients pinpoint exactly why they are or are not "date-able" and what types of messages they unconsciously broadcast to men based on their thoughts, feelings, actions and attitudes.

BONUS CROCHET PATTERN: - 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. 

Norwegian Pepper Cookies

1 cup sugar
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 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 (#12 in a Series of 23)":


   MORE AWW! How sweet - thank you, Gentlemen!



From - 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 owner.

“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.”  


1. 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. 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 11/09/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                                 Love to all, Carol





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Eight Days of Chanukah

Music by Boris Fomin
(1900 -1948)

Once there was a time we had a Temple
Where every Jew would go three times a year.
There we worshipped G_d in our tradition
Till suddenly a tyrant did appear.

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 - 12/15/12

"Eight Days of Hanukkah" lyrics courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/08/12
Thanks, Joe!

Image courtesy of - 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 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

Happy Hanukkah Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/15/12

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

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

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