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04/30/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Last Day of Passover

“Passover has a message for the conscience and the heart of all mankind. For what does it
commemorate? It commemorates the deliverance of a people from degrading slavery, from most
foul and cruel tyranny. And so, it is Israel's - nay, God's protest against unrighteousness,
whether individual or national.”

- Morris Joseph

“Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being.”

- Morris Joseph

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today is the last day of Passover - hmm, just as the title suggests.....




Many Jewish communities in the United States mark the last day of Passover as the end of a Jewish holiday that celebrates the deliverance of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Passover is also known as Pesah, Pesach, or the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

What do people do?

Passover lasts for up to eight days (or seven days among Reform Jewish groups). There are many Jewish people who adhere to most of the Sabbath observances during the last day of Passover. Some may take a holiday around this time of the year. It is also a time for Jewish people to recite special blessings or prayers, as well as visit a synagogue or listen to readings from the Torah and eat a ceremonial meal.

Many Jewish families in the United States eat a ceremonial meal known as the Seder, which involves telling the story of the exodus from Egypt as well as eating various symbolic foods, such as meat of the paschal lamb and bitter herbs (recalling the harsh life of slavery). 

Public life

None of the Passover days are federal holidays in the United States. However, many Jewish businesses and organizations are closed for some of the days or have restricted opening hours on others.

Background and symbols

Passover celebrates Jewish people’s deliverance from slavery in Egypt. It is one of the three pilgrim festivals.  Passover is related to the Christian observances of Good Friday and Easter Sunday and the Islamic Day of Ashura. Read about other Jewish observances, such as Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day), Purim, Yom HaShoah, Lag B'Omer, Shavuot, Tisha B'Av and Rosh Hashana.



From Gary Livingston ('69) of VA - 04/30/16, 10:58 AM - " Class of '69 classmate passing": 

NEWPORT NEWS - Donnie Jay Gribble passed away peacefully at home, April 19, 2016 at the age of 64. He leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his wife, Billie Jo, his children, Chad (MaryBeth), Stacie, and Melissa, his brother Den (Kay), five grandchildren and a host of other cherished family and friends. The service will be held April 21, 2016, at 2 pm at Peninsula Funeral Home 11144 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601; the family will receive friends for 1 hour prior to service.

Carol, would you please add this Daily Press obituary to your newsletter and memorial page. Donnie was a pitcher on the 69 baseball team...

Gary Livingston. class of 1969

   Oh, Gary, I'm so sorry to hear this! Yes, of course; thank you for letting me know! You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your classmate.



1. Gary Livingston ('69) of VA - 04/30/16:


It looks as though you don't get much input from our '69 class but I, and I'm sure others of our class, go to your site regularly. Would you also add my email to your mailing list:

Thanks so much for your hard work on the website. I enjoy it greatly. We pray for you and your husband often and I hope you both are well for now.

Gary Livingston. class of 1969

    Well, Gary, I thought you were already ON my mailing list, but I'm delighted to add your correct email addy where it belongs!

   Welcome back!

   Thank you so very much for your prayers! Neither of us is doing as well as we'd like at the moment...



   Happy Birthday today to    The Head Cheerleader of 1963, Judy Horton Lindstrom of FL!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      The Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

02 -   Billy Turner ('65) of TX AND        My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of IL;

03 -    Jimmy Lamb ('63) AND   Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA;

04 - Wanda Hodge Underwood ('57) AND    Charlie Snead ('64) of NC;

05 - Jane Penn Clark ('57) AND Tom Jones (Warwick HS - '60) of VA;

06 - Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) AND    Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL AND     Van Rowell ('65) of NC;

07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 30, 1943 - Operation Mincemeat: The submarine HMS Seraph surfaced in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain to deposit 'the man who never was,' a dead man planted with false invasion plans and dressed as a British military intelligence officer.

April 30, 1945 - Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide. They had been married for one day. Soviet soldiers raised the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building. One week later Germany surrendered unconditionally.

April 30, 1981 - U.S. President Reagan participated in a ceremony at the White House for the first annual commemoration of "Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust". The event was sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.



Saturday, April 30, 1966 - The Church of Satan was established at the Black House in San Francisco.

Saturday, April 30, 1966 - Ice hockey player and coach Jeff Brown was born Jeff Randall Brown in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Saturday, April 30, 1966 - Football player and coach Dave Meggett was born David Lee Meggett in Charleston, South Carolina.

Saturday, April 30, 1966 - Author and singer Richard Fariña (b. Richard George Fariña on 08 Mar 1937 in Brooklyn, New York) was killed in a motorcycle accident in Carmel, California at the age of 29.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 04/29/15:

“Although the Lord reassures us again and again that we 'need not fear,' keeping a clear perspective and seeing beyond this world is not always easy when we are in the midst of trials.”

- Neil L. Andersen
(b. 09 Aug 1951)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 04/28/16:

She Slept With Her Snake And Then The Vet Told Her Something Shocking

This is a true story about a woman from India who lived in the Middle Ages and had a pet snake, python, which she loved so much. The snake was 4 meters long and looked healthy. However, one day her unusual pet just stopped eating.

This lack of appetite in the snake continued over a few weeks. The desperate woman tried everything she could and offered anything that a snake would like to strangle and eat. Nothing worked, and finally the woman took her loving pet to the veterinarian as a last resort.

The vet listened to the woman carefully and asked, “Does your snake sleep with you at night, wrap around you closely and spread out throughout its length?”

The woman was surprised and with a lot of hope she said, “Yes! Yes! It does it every day and it makes me so sad because I see something asking of me, and I cannot help it feel better.”

Then, the vet said something shocking and most unexpected. “Madam, your pet is not sick; it is just preparing to eat you.” Yes, the python wasn’t sick but it has been preparing to eat her instead!

“Every time, it is creeping and “hugging” you, wrapping around your body, it is checking size to weigh how a great meal you are and how it must be prepared before the attack. And yes, it does not eat, in order to have enough space to digest you more easily,” the vet said.

This story comes with a moral – Even people close to you, whom you are very affectionate with, can have mean intentions. You need to identify the snake around you and their true intent. Hugs and kisses are not always honest.

Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you.

   YOWZERONI! Thank you, Webby!


To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882)


     From Me ('65) of NC - 04/29/16:



“I know this music from memory, not from the music.

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/10/16 - "Garage Door Art" (#20 in a Series of 22):

  WOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!


BONUS CROCHET SCARVES PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related):

Easy One Skein Scarf - Marie Anne St. Jean's Beginner's Crochet Scarf - "If you're just learning to crochet, try your hand at this Beginner's Crochet Scarf. All you need is one skein of worsted weight yarn in any color of your choice. This free crochet scarf pattern works up quickly using a simple crochet stitch. This also makes a great last-minute homemade gift idea for a friend. It measures about 5 1/2 inches wide without a border. The 60 inch scarf requires less than a 7 oz skein of yarn, so you don't have go out and buy a bunch of yarn. You could get started today, so get your hook and yarn out!"

Simply Scrumptious Scarf - Rhondda Mol's Simply Scrumptious Scarf - "Make this gorgeous scarf using 1-skein of Lion Brand Homespun Yarn. The pattern is easy to follow and the size is completely adjustable. You can also make a Prayer Shawl by increasing the starting chain to 62 stitches, a small throw by beginning with 86 stitches or even a wide scarf by starting with 38 stitches."




From - 04/29/16:

A grandma lovingly gave her granddaughter a kiss on the cheek upon seeing her at a family get-together. Afterwards, she noticed the little girl wiping her cheek.

“Are you wiping off my kiss?” she asked.

“No”, she smartly replied, somewhat embarrassed but quick on her feet, “I’m just rubbing it in!”



1. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/28/16

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11


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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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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 (© courtesy of - - 04/27/11 (sic)

Image of Gold Star of David Pendant used to form Divider Lines courtesy
of - 11/23/08

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

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

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