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12/17/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
More Hanukkah Celebration!

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, 

   We're continuing to celebrate Hanukkah together, which began at sunset on December 11 this year.

BONUS #1 - - Sevivon, Sov, Sov, Sov - Rose May A. Denila

BONUS #2 - - Sevivon - Moshe Skier Band


     From Me ('65) of IL - 12/13/09 (altered for date and repeated):

   I feel strongly impressed today to ask your fervent prayers on behalf of five people whose issues have not been mentioned here before. What I'm actually requesting is Five Christmas Miracles, as the various problems all need to find a resolution by New Year's Eve. I know that's only 14 days away now, but I also know among us there are some Mighty Prayer Warriors, and I would deeply appreciate your efforts, as I'm sure would they! Thank you all so very much - and Merry Christmas!


 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 11/05/09:




   WHOO-HOO! Thanks, Mark!


   Happy Birthday today to   Tom Oxner ('65) of AR!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to James Strickland ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

19 - Durwood Adams ('57);

22 -   Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA 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;

24 - James Gay ('57) AND Ann W. Hutcheson ('57) AND   Sandye Jordan Murray ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!



December 17, 1939 - Battle of the River Plate – The Admiral Graf Spee was scuttled by Captain Hans Langsdorff outside Montevideo.

December 17, 1941 - Japanese forces landed in Northern Borneo.

December 17, 1944 - Battle of the Bulge Malmedy massacre American 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion POWs were shot by Waffen-SS Kampfgruppe Peiper.



Thursday, December 17, 1964 - Singer and guitarist Ginger (The Wildhearts) was born in South Shields in the North East of England.

Thursday, December 17, 1964 - Ice hockey player Frank Musil was born in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia.

Thursday, December 17, 1964 - Sportscaster Michele Tafoya was born in Manhattan Beach, California.

Thursday, December 17, 1964 - Basketball player Joe Wolf was born in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Thursday, December 17, 1964 - Austrian-born American physicist, Nobel laureate Victor Franz Hess (b. 24 June 1883 in Schloss Waldstein, Peggau, Austria) died in Mount Vernon, New York at the age of 81.

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/16/09:

Did        Sepi (Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) define “RCH” for you?  I certainly will not, except to say that it is a very small unit of measurement.

While still on active duty, I would … with a straight face … tell shipmates that the master reference RCH was encased in a block of Lucite in the National Bureau of Standards in Washington DC. The only ones who believed that were the same ones who we convinced that, if you passed from the Atlantic into the Mediterranean through the Strait at night, you could see the Prudential sign on the Rock of Gibraltar. You would be surprised at the number of young lads who would come on deck in order not to miss that sight.

   No, Mon Capitain, Dimples did NOT tell me its meaning. I thought YOU would! Mais non?!? Then I shall simply have to look it up on Google. 

   Oh. Oh, MY. I see. Yes, well, um, nevermind!  

   Thank you, David!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/16/09 - "Christmas":

*  A Christmas Story  *

When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones,
and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others
had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.  

Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel
with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you.
Where would you like me to stick it?'

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.


   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari! Merry Christmas to you, too!


 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 12/16/09 - "Dancing Christmas Lights":

Dancing Christmas Lights


Stick it through...the second half "rocks"!

You GOTTA see (and hear) this!!!

Police were constantly being called for traffic jams and accidents in this neighborhood so they asked him to shut it down during certain hours. Instead he started charging by the car load to pay off duty police to be there. This house is north of Cincinnati....and I certainly wouldn't want his electric bill!!! - Christmas Casa Illuiminada Musica

   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Sarah Sugah! Merry Christmas to you, too!  

  From Gayle Bridgeman Botelis ('66) of VA - 12/16/09 - "some Christmas fun":

Merry Christmas

   OH, so pretty! Thanks, Gayle! Merry Christmas to you, too!  

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 12/16/09 - "cute boy (they always are when they're little)":

Yo, Carol,

What does that shirt say he has on ?

Linda May ' 66

   His shirt? Hmm, I dunno.  Let's have another look.

   GIGGLES! I still don't know! It almost looks likes "COMMUNISM / 19-83 / something or other", but it can't really be that, 'cause it says "COMME-______" - or, I don't know! Hey, I'm all but blind!

   Thanks, Linda May!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/16/09 - "You are a SPECIAL PERSON TO ME.":

Hello There, Nice Person.
Did Anyone Ever Tell You
Just How Special You Are?
The Light That You Emit
Might Even Light a Star.

Did Anyone Ever Tell You that
Many Times When They were Sad
Your E-mail Made Them Smile a bit;
In Fact, It Made Them Glad.

For the Time You Spend Sending Things
And Sharing Whatever You Find,
There Are No Words to Thank You,
But Somebody Thinks You're Fine.

Did Anyone Ever Tell You
Just How Much They Like You?
Well, My Dearest Friend,
Today I am Telling You.

Have a nice day, and I'm glad we are friends!!!

   Thanks so much, Joyce; you're special to me, too!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 12/16/09:

Reindeer at Bar

One evening, in a busy lounge in the deep south, a reindeer walked in the door, bellied up to the bar and ordered a martini. Without batting an eye, the bartender mixed and poured the drink, set it in front of the reindeer, and accepted the twenty-dollar bill from the reindeer's hoof.

As he handed the reindeer some coins in change, he said, "You know, I think you're the first reindeer I've ever seen in here."

The reindeer looked hard at the hoofful of change and said, "Hmmmpf. Let me tell you something, buddy. At these prices, I'm the last reindeer you'll see in here."


Pet Sweater

In an upscale pet-supply store, a customer wanted to buy a red sweater for her dog. The clerk suggested that she bring her dog in for a proper fit.

"Oh, no, I can't do that!" the lady said. "See, the sweater is going to be a surprise!"


1. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

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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

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S'vivon Sov Sov Sov

Dreidel Spin

L. Kipnis / Traditional Lyrics

S'vivon, sov, sov, sov
Chanukah hu chag tov
Chanukah hu chag tov
S'vivon, sov, sov, sov

Dreidel spin. Spin, spin, spin
Chanukah, Chanukah
Dreidel spin. Spin, spin, spin
Chanukah, Chanukah.

Nes gadol ha ya sham
Chag simcha hu-la-am
Nes gadol ha ya sham
Chag simcha hu-la-am

Nes gadol ha ya sham
A great miracle happened there
Nes gadol ha ya sham
A great miracle happened.

"S'vivon (S'veevon) is the Hebrew word for "Dreydel (sic)."

“S'vivon” midi courtesy of - 12/24/05

"S'vivon" lyrics and 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!

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/01/09

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