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04/19/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Passover Wishes

In every generation each person should feel as though she or he
were redeemed from Egypt, as it is said: 'You shall tell your children
on that day saying, It is because of what Adonai did for me when
I went free out of Egypt. For the Holy One redeemed not only
our ancestors; God redeemed us with them.'

- The Hagaddah

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today we're celebrating the first full day of Passover together like the big Typhoon family we have become.

BONUS #1 - - Happy Passover!

BONUS #2 -  - Celebrate Passover- Exodus from Egypt

BONUS #3 - - The Passover Seder Symbols Song - Parody Lyrics by Barry Levy (I hope this lighthearted song isn't considered disrespectful; a little knowledge is a dangerous thing...)

BONUS #4 - - Moscow Male Jewish Cappella - Yerushalaim Shel Zahav F

BONUS #5 - - Ofra Haza - Yerushalaim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold), 1998 - WOWZERONI!!

BONUS #6 - - Passover in Vienna, 1947 - Never Forget (very moving)

BONUS #7 - - Why This Passover is Different, 2009 - A Must See!







1.       From Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA - 04/18/11, 6:28 PM - "Lewis Hudgins":


Just a note to tell you Lewis Hudgins passed away this past Friday in Kill Devil Hills, NC and he was in the NNHS Class of '51 or '52. His wife, JoAnn Christie, was in the NNHS Class of 1956 and she passed away about 2 years ago.

Thanks. Mickey Marcella

   Thank you so much for letting me know, Mickey; you have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your friend.


2.   From Bruce Sims ('56) of VA - 04/19/11, 12:26 PM - "  Harry "Gene" Stanfield NNHS 56":


Another sad note. Gene Stanfield, widower of   Anne Bradshaw Stanfield (d. 23 May 2009), died Friday in York County. Both were1956 classmates and will be sadly missed by all who knew them.


   Oh, Bruce, I'm so sorry to learn this! There has been so much sadness lately! I don't know how I missed this one. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your classmate.


3.       From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 04/19/11, 2:13 PM - "Tornado in Raleigh":


Thank God our area in Raleigh was not damaged by the Tornado. We had torrents of rain but not much wind. Sadness prevails over the entire State though, since we did lose 41 people and three children under the age of ten in Raleigh. Their six month old sister is in the hospital in critical condition and I would like to ask the Typhoon Nation to pray for this baby if they feel so inclined. And I hope that the majority do; this mother cannot take any more grief in her already shredded heart. She was in the closet with them when a tree crashed on their very sad.

Dimples aka Sepi

   Thank you, Dimples! Sadly, I am very disheartened to have to report that we are too late, though we will keep that family and so many others who have suffered so much during these recent storms and tornados in our prayers:


Infant in Stony Brook twister dies

Updated at 01:38 PM today

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The infant critically injured after a tornado ripped through her Raleigh mobile home has died.

Raleigh police announced Tuesday that 6-month-old Yaire Quistian Nino died Tuesday at the hospital after suffering head injuries.

Her brother, 9-year-old Daniel Quistan Nino and their two cousins, 3-year-old Kevin Coronado, 8-year-old Osvaldo Coronado were killed inside their home Saturday.

The children's mothers and their families shared the home. As the tornado touched down, the children were moved to what one of the mother's thought was a safe place.

Authorities say a tree crashed into the home, splitting it in half. A woman inside the home at the time, identified as Christina Alvarez, was the mother of the 9-year-old and 6-month-old. She was babysitting her nephews while their parents were at work. Alvarez was holding her daughter when the tree crashed into the home.

According to police, the Alvarez (woman) was knocked unconscious momentarily and when she awakened, she was still holding her baby. Police say Alvarez did everything she was supposed to do to protect the children.

Eyewitnesses say the boys were discovered in a bathtub, but police have said it was a closet. However, the home sustained so much damaged, it was unclear where the children were initially placed.

Neighbor Epigmenio Gomez says he answered cries for help and discovered the children.

"The three boys were in a bathtub covered with a blanket," he said. "She [the mother] asked if they were alive and I had to tell her no, they were not. A baby girl was stuck under a tree; I grabbed her foot to pull her out. I will never forget their faces. God took them. I don't understand why."



   Happy Birthday this week to: 

21 -   Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND         My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently deployed to lands dark and dusty);

22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57);

23 -   Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);

24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA;

25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57) AND    Bobbie Smith Horwitz ('65) of TX;

26 - Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR!

    Many Happy Returns to You All!




    From Ray Barnes ('65) of VA - 04/18/11, 8:41 AM - "little Latin, less Greek":


My condolences to     Jerry ('65) and    Judy (Phillips - '66) Allen (of VA) and to the Phillips family. I did not know      Monty (Phillips - '62) personally, but you and so many others from NNHS are, and shall remain, part of my extended family. As you say in the newsletter: weep with them who weep.

As for your assessment of my ancient (not dead) language skills: I am busted. I pretty much quoted every tried and true, i.e., trite phrase I could muster. Maybe I should have offered up a declension of amo, amas, amat.

"Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning" (Psalm 30:5)
Thinking of my friends right now, especially,


   Thanks so much, Ray!


    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 04/18/11 - "Beautiful words! Beautiful pictures!":

Beautiful words!  Beautiful pictures!

   Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies! This is as close as I could find to the beautiful selection you sent me:


From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 04/18/11 - "A Little Nostalgia for Carol and NNHS":

A good one to remember, Carol........... don't know if this was taken at the Peppermint Club, but that's where I like to think Bill Haley got his start.....the Peppermint Beach Club over in Virginia Beach...... one of my best childhood recollections and, a great place to go on the weekend and have a blast.......... the good old days huh....

A Little Nostalgia

Those were the good old days.

Attached is a video of Bill Haley & The Comets singing "Rip it Up"

   Thanks, Wayne! For reasons far over my head, my computer refused to open your attachment, but I did find this clip of Bill Haley and the Comets singing, "Rip It Up" - and you can always visit our Peppermint Beach Club page: - Bill Haley and the Comets - Rip It Up



      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - "Food For Thought... Plus":


A crew of highway maintenance workers were sent to repair some road signs that vandals had knocked down in a forested area. The first one they put back up was a symbol warning of a deer crossing.

As they moved down the road to repair the next sign, one member of the crew looked back and spotted a deer running across the highway. She turned to a co-worker and said, "I wonder how long he's been waiting to cross?"


*-------------- Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes ---------------*

My husband was telling me about a news item he heard on National Public Radio about how the U.S. military is en-
listing honeybees to find land mines. The insects are trained to react to the scent of TNT, then are fitted with transmitters and sent out to search for underground explosives. "When they smell TNT," my husband explained, "the insects hover over the area and the military tracks them to the site to safely eliminate the land mine."

"Gee," I remarked, "it gives a whole new meaning to the slogan 'Bee all that you can bee!'"



Life has many battles.
But I am a warrior.

~Nathaniel Bronner~



Humphrey Bogart's most memorable role, Casablanca's Rick Blaine, was originally developed for Ronald Reagan.



A mother and a baby camel were lazing around, and suddenly the baby camel asked....

Baby: Mother, mother, may I ask you some questions?
Mother: Sure! Why son, is there something bothering you?

Baby: Why do camels have humps?
Mother: Well son, we are desert animals, we need the humps to store water and we are known to survive without water.

Baby: Okay, then why are our legs long and our feet rounded?
Mother: Son, obviously they are meant for walking in the desert, You know with these legs I can move around the desert better than anyone does! said the mother proudly.

Baby: Okay, then why are our eyelashes long? Sometimes it bothers my sight.
Mother: My son, those long thick eyelashes are your protective cover. They help to protect your eyes from the desert sand and wind, said Mother camel with eyes rimming with pride....

Baby: I see. So the hump is to store water when we are in the desert, the legs are for walking through the desert and these eyelashes protect my eyes from the desert...Then what the heck are we doing here in the Zzzoooooo!

"Skills, knowledge, abilities and experiences are only useful if you are at the right place"

(Where are you right now????????)


The Flawed Jeans

I put on my favorite pair of jeans this morning; they are so soft and comfortable.

I needed to spend the day at the hospital with my husband in the Intensive Care Unit. We had gone to the emergency room yesterday; he was having chest pains.

The doctors say there is no sign of damage to his heart and they will release him this afternoon, but he will need to return for a stress test in three to four weeks.

Sitting there reflecting on how fortunate we are, I noticed the flaw in my jeans again. They have an irregularity in the weave at the front of one leg. I noticed this flaw when I first tried them on but purchased them anyway because they were so comfortable.

I love them not because of the flaw but in spite of it.

Each time I wear the jeans I am reminded of God's love for us.

It is unconditional in spite of our flaws.

~A MountainWings Original by Joyce Spencer, Tecumseh, OK~

Thank you, Shari!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/18/11 - "When to stop driving....":


A  picture is worth a thousand words.




So do I, Joan! Thanks!






A mangy looking guy goes into a bar and orders a drink.

The bartender says: "No way. I don't think you can pay for it."

The guy says, "You're right. I don't have any money, but if I show you something you haven't seen before, will you give me a drink?"

The bartender says, "Only if what you show me ain't risque."

"Deal!" says the guy and reaches into his coat pocket and pulls out a hamster. He puts the hamster on the bar and it runs to the end of the bar, climbs down the bar, runs across the room, up the piano, jumps on the key board and starts playing a tune. And the hamster is really good.

The bartender says, "You're right. I've never seen anything like that before. That hamster is truly good on the piano."

The guy downs the drink and asks the bartender for another.

"Money or another miracle, or else no drink", says the bartender.

The guy reaches into his coat again and pulls out a frog. He puts the frog on the bar, and the frog starts to sing. He has a marvelous voice and great pitch. A fine singer. A stranger from the other end of the bar runs over to the guy and offers him $300 for the frog.

The guy says, "It's a deal." He takes the three hundred and gives the stranger the frog. The stranger runs out of the bar.

The bartender says to the guy, "Are you some kind of nut? You sold a singing frog for $300? It must have been worth millions. You must be crazy."

"Not so", says the guy. "The hamster is also a ventriloquist."



1. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

2. Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 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.  May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2011 - "The Marvelous Wonderettes" at Dinnertainment at The Grey Goose - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - 

4. Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 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.

5. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

6. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at - CLASS OF 1966

7. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, contact Gary Fitzgerald at or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961

8. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Be on the lookout for "snail mail" in early May. - CLASS OF 1956


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

                                   Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty


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Yerushalaim Shel Zahav


Avir harim tsalul kayayin

Vere'ach oranim

Nisa beruach ha'arbayim

Im kol pa'amonim


Uvtardemat ilan va'even

Shvuyah bachaloma

Ha'ir asher badad yoshevet

Uvliba choma


Yerushalayim she zahav

Veshel nechoshet veshel or

Halo lechol shirayich ani kinor (2x)


Eicha yavshu borot hamayim

Kikar hashuk reika

Ve'ein poked et Har Habayit

Ba'ir ha'atika


Uvam'arot asher basela

Meyalelot ruchot

Ve'ein yored el Yam Hamelach

Baderech Yericho


Yerushalayim ...


Ach bevo'i hayom lashir lach

Velach likshor ketarim

Katonti mitze'ir banayich

Ume'acharon hameshorerim


Ki shmech tsorev et hasfatayim

K'neshikat saraf

Im eshkachech Yerushalayim

Asher kula zahav


Yerushalayim ...


Chazarnu el borot hamayim

Lashuk velakikar

Shofar korei beHar Habayit

Ba'ir ha'atika


Uvam'arot asher basela

Alfei shmashot zorchot

Veshuv nered el Yam Hamelach

Baderech Yericho


Yerushalayim ...

Jerusalem of Gold


The air of the mountains is as clear as wine

And the fragrance of the pine trees

Is lifted upon the evening breeze

With the ringing of the bells


And in the deep sleep of the tree and the stone

Held captive in a dream

The city which sits alone

And in her heart, a wall


Jerusalem of gold

And of copper and of light

For all of your songs

I am the harp


How the water cisterns have dried up

The city square is empty

Nobody goes up to the Temple Mount

In the Old City


And in the caves of the rocks

Winds howl

And no one goes down to the Dead Sea

Upon the Jericho Road


Jerusalem of gold...


Although I come to sing to you today

And to tie crowns upon you

I am less than the youngest of your sons

And the last of the sweet singers


For your name singes the lips

Like the kiss of the serpent

If I forget thee, oh Jerusalem

She is completely golden


Jerusalem of gold...


We have returned to the water cisterns

To the marketplace and the square

A shofar calls out on the Temple Mount

In the Old City


And in the caves in the rocks

A thousand suns shine forth

And again we will go down to the Dead Sea

Upon the Jericho Road


Jerusalem of gold...


"Yerushalaim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)" midi and lyrics courtesy
of - 04/18/08

Passover Image (© Sigaev) courtesy of - 04/18/11

Image of the Star Larvae used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 04/08/08

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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