04/23/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Passover Wishes

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   For those of you unfamiliar with Passover celebrations, here's a little primer from http://www.cyberspaceholidays.com/passover:


Passover is the Jewish holiday that is geared toward families and friends gathering together for two lavish meals, known as Seders — the first and second night of the holiday. The story of Passover is retold through the reading of the Haggadah — the story of the Exodus from Egypt. By reading the Haggadah, we are reenacting this journey.

The Seder table is set with our most lavish crystal, silver, and place settings. Special Passover wines and foods are served, and we pray for the forthcoming redemption in our times. Special songs, from the Haggadah are sung, and customs and traditions are observed. The Seder is the focal point of the Passover holiday celebration. The first day of Passover is the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan and continues for 8 days. This year Passover begins at sundown Saturday, April 23, 2005/5765, and ends sundown Sunday, May 1, 2005 /5765.

Passover lasts 8 days. The first 2 days, and the last 2 days — known as YomTov — are fully observed as days where work, riding, writing, or any form of regular daily activity is prohibited. The days in between are called Chol Hamoed — on these days people may resume their daily activities and go back to work — keeping in mind that it is still Pesach and they are forbidden to eat Chametz).


    As food is such a big part of the Passover celebrations, I'd thought I'd add a recipe or two here.  I suddenly remembered
that last year I had bought a wonderful 1972 cookbook off eBay published by the Hampton Roads Section of the National
Council of Jewish Women entitled, Always in Good Taste.  Sure enough, there was a Passover section in the book.  Now I'm
probably breaking 10,000 laws and even simple rules of etiquette here, but this was simply too good not to share.  The first
and last recipes in this section were from none other than Bernice Elllenson, mother of Harron Ellenson ('65) of MA, aunt
of Rabbi David Ellenson ('65) of NY.  It was Mrs. Ellenson who had preserved all those treasures which Harron so graciously
shared with us in 2001:

http://www.angelfire.com/va3/nnhs_65/treasures.html - This section, by the way, is still on the "old" portion of the web site.  As soon
as I can determine how, I'll shift it to the newer portion.)






From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 04/22/05:

I need your help again.  Our 40th (the class of 1966) will be held some time next year.  I have put a dinner together
for tomorrow night, April 23rd, to get the ball rolling to come up with ideas.  I have approximately 42 people that are attending (one is Coach Bill Helms).  Unfortunately, there are many addresses still missing from my class list.  Will you, once again, put out the word for the class of 1966 alumni to contact me with their addresses, phone numbers, e-mail, etc.?  Please ask that they either e-mail me at dhbartram@cox.net, or call me at 757-868-8443.  I would be so grateful to you for doing this.
I know you hear it over and over, but I truly do thank you for all your hard work.  Even though I don't personally know the people that e-mail you most often (most were in your class),  I feel that we all have become a family by reading and sharing our memories of Newport News High School. I look forward to reading what Dave Spriggs ('64), Dave Arnold ('65), Wayne Stokes ('65), Janice McCain Rose ('65), Albert Dorner ('65) (him I know!) and many others remember about our school.  And what wonderful pictures you have been sent!   What fun it is to look at them and remember.  Thank you for providing such a wonderful source where we can all come together and share our memories of our school with each other.
Dee Hodges Bartram

   Thanks, Dee!  Okay, Sweetie-Pies - Heads Up!

  All those of you who are of the 1966 persuasion please contact Dee ASAP!!!

   Thanks for your kind words, Dee!  I can't tell you what a delight it is to me to hear from all of y'all!  Having been isolated for those
thirty years created in me such a hunger to regain the memories and reunite with all the wonderful people of my youth.  This is such
an unbelievable dream come true for me!  It was amazing enough to me to find the "kids" from '65 - but to find everybody - well, it's
still mind-boggling!  And we have all become family now, haven't we?  Even those we've never met!


The 40th Reunion of the Class of 1965 will be held
on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2005
at the Point Plaza in Newport News.





From Me ('65) of NC - 04/22/05:

1959 Anchor, p. 35 1960 Anchor, p. 117 1961 Anchor, p. 23 1962 Anchor, p. 16 1963 Anchor, p. 8  
Courtesy of Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59)
of NC - 04/22/05
Thanks, Eleanor!
04/22/05 04/22/05 04/22/05 04/22/05  

   I thought it only fair and timely to add our beloved principal, Mr. Robert Maidment to our pages:




   My computer is still driving me nuts (not a long trip...).  I couldn't call out the Marines, but I did call out the Army's Special Forces. 
Cute Stuff will be here shortly to save me - I hope....

   Y'all have a good day, a great Passover - and take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat



Im haboker ya'ale
Veotanu yegalé
Im halev beor shuv ytmale

Im bashemesh hachama
Od yavshilu sdot kama
Im nishbor ra'av vegam tzama

Veim notra meat chiba - dayenu
Veim lishmoach yesh siba - dayenu
Veim ismach hador haba - dayenu
Veyoter anu lo nevakesh.


Im nomar mila tová
Shetigbar al haeivá
Im nedá velu meát shalva

It Would Be Enough

If morning will come and discover us
If the heart will fill up again, it is enough for us
If, in the warm sun, wheat fields will ripe
If we break our hanger and thirst

It is enough for us
And if a bit of compassion still remains
And we have a reason to be happy
It is enough for us

It is enough for us enough, enough
It is enough for us enough, enough

If we say a good word, that will overwrite the hatred
If we will know a bit of peace of mind
It is enough for us
If we still find love, if we will vow again

If we feel that hope is not lost
It is enough for us



"Dayenu" midi courtesy of http://www.cyberspaceholidays.com/passover/passover6.html#PASSOVER_MIDI_SELECTIONS - 04/22/05

"Dayenu" lyrics courtesy of http://www.hebrewsongs.com/song-dayenu.htm - 04/22/05

 Passover clip art courtesy of http://www.gsexclusive.com/passoverecards.html – 04/22/05

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