12/16/14 - NNHS Newsletter - First Night 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 begins tonight 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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eB4PkCo4Lo - The Chanukah Song - Adam Sandler, Saturday Night Live, December 3, 1994
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkHgmcZ6ixo - Sevivon - Moshe Skier Band
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it8z6Da6imQ - S'vivon - Fairfield County Children's Choir, Chorus, 13th Annual Winter Concert, When Children Sing, Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport, CT - Jon Noyes Music Director & Founder, Lucille Parkinson, Conducting, December 9, 2007
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Norma Helmick Burks ('63) AND Tom Oxner ('65) of AR!
Happy Birthday this week to:
18 - James Strickland ('57);
19 - Durwood Adams ('57) AND The late Suzie Bauz ('63) (11/03/14);
20 - Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC;
21 - Ray Stinnette ('63) of VA;
22 - Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA AND Elliott Schlosser ('63) 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!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
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 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.
THIS DAY IN1964:
|Wednesday, December 16, 1964 - Sprinter and long jumper Heike Drechsler was born Heike Gabriela Daute in Gera, Thuringia, East Germany.|
From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 12/15/14 - "RE: School Song on Front Page":
|Duh! Thank you, I
passed right over it!
GIGGLES! That's not a problem at all, Dee; I can certainly understand how it happened!
From My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL - 12/15/14 - "RE: 12/15/14 - Angelus ad Virginem":
|I enjoyed your
Newsletter of the 15th.
I enjoyed all of the stories.
Oh, thank you, Lewis! It was one of my favorites, too!
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA - 12/15/14 - "RE: 12/15/14 - Angelus ad Virginem":
|Mom, that was a great
story about the robins and your crazy tree saga.....
Buckley loved the story.
Love ya Lady,
Thank you, Dale! Y'all were on my mind even more that day than usual, because last year Buckley and Claire helped decorate the little tree, and when that scene in the front yard unfolded, I was thinking of Buckley even more because it was so reminiscent of the cartoons he and I used to watch together! Did I, um, mention I miss y'all?!?
From Mayim Bialik (North Hollywood High School, CA - '93) of CA - 12/15/14:
|How do I explain the
difference between Chanukah and Christmas to my kids? I wrote about it
Thank you so much, Mayim!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 12/15/14 - "The Meaning of the Flag-Draped Coffin":
The Meaning of the Flag Draped Coffin
GOOD LESSON HERE THAT MAYBE SOME HAVE FORGOTTEN.
While the practice of incorporating 13 folds when folding a U.S. flag did not begin because each fold had a specific meaning, specific meanings have subsequently come to be ascribed to each of the 13 folds.
Thank you, Wayne!
This is quite
fascinating, and for further information on the subject, read here:
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 12/15/14 - "Don't Mess With Old People":
HOW TO CALL THE POLICE WHEN YOU'RE OLD AND DON'T MOVE FAST
George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi was going up to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window.
George opened the back door to go turn off the light but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.
He phoned the police, who asked 'Is someone in your house?' and he said 'no'. Then they said that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be along when available. George said, 'Okay,' hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again.
'Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I've just shot them.' Then he hung up.
Within five minutes three police cars, an Armed Response Unit, and an ambulance showed up at the Phillips' residence and caught the burglars red-handed.
One of the Policemen said to George: 'I thought you said that you'd shot them!'
George said, 'I thought you said there was nobody available!'
(True Story) I LOVE IT - Don't mess with old people!!
A few chuckles for seniors.
Now, if you feel this
doesn't apply to you . . .
WILD GIGGLES! WAIT A MINUTE! Why am I laughing?!? Thanks, Jimmy!
From Margaret Elmore Tolly ('58) of VA - 12/15/14:
|Thank you so much, Margaret! I LOVE this quotation!|
From My Friend, Ellen, of MO - 12/15/14:
|Thanks, Ellen! So THAT'S what I am - ALIVE!!!|
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/02/14 - "Some Grins (#4 in a series of 15)":
Laughs for the day………..
Spark of Hope
we’ll see you first night Chanukah, then, Ma?”
First night Chanukah?
While I’ve been ill, spring and summer have passed and winter has come. And with the coming of winter, beauty itself has gone into hibernation. Remission is a wonderful place to be, but it doesn’t explain the tears that gather so easily in my eyes. And what about the weakness, the exhaustion, the agonizing feeling that I am a burden, that life itself is burdensome?
“But you’re over it now,”
my children smile, silently asking permission to release the worry, to
return to the rhythm of their lives.
Now, the garden is
desolate; the torpid ground lies bare. The splendor, now, has died.
The family is sprawled on
the couches, grandkids playing on the floor, food remains litter the
“Yeah, I heard that.”
Typical. Nothing gets past my son-in-law. “But even when Chanukah was
established, the war was still being fought. Apparently, it went on for
he Jewish holiday Hanukkah literally lights up the home. The eight-day, 2,000-year-old holiday, also called the Festival of Lights, celebrates God's glory, an ancient victory of the Jews over their enemies, and the freedom Jews enjoy today. - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson040.shtml#sthash.HfPyAUiD.dpuf
HANUKKAH AND CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS: