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05/08/08 - NNHS Newsletter
Yom Ha'Atzmaut
(Israel Independence Day)
The Golani Brigade - Jewish Cavalry Downtown Haifa - 1948

"Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity: It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name,
 speaks the same language, and worships the same G_d that it did 3,000 years ago. You dig the soil and you find pottery from Davidic times, coins
from Bar Kokhba, and 2,000-year-old scrolls written in a script remarkably like the one that today advertises ice cream at the corner candy store."

- Charles Krauthammer - The Weekly Standard, May 11, 1998

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We've only celebrated this her once before, but today marks the 60th Anniversary, so it would be extremely tacky to miss it this year:

   I don't want to spoil the surprise of these videos by describing them.  Trust me, they are not to be missed: 

BONUS #1 -

BONUS #2 -

BONUS #3 -

BONUS #4 -

BONUS #5 -



   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

10 -
   Mrs. Helen Hardy Shelton of VA AND Barbara Johnson Hansford ('57);

   How about another card shower for Mrs. Shelton?!?

Mrs. Helen Shelton
866 Denbigh Boulevard, #25
Newport News, VA 23608-4476

14 -     Johnnie Bateman ('67/'70) of VA!

  From Ann Mabe Leighton ('58) of NC - "new email address":

Hi all,
I have a new email address that should be used from now on, ____________________  please update your info, and use this one..
Thank you...

   Thanks, Ann, I have you switched now! Congratulations on your escape from AOL! OOPS, did I just say that out loud?!?  

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA -  05/05/08 - "Comments made in the year 1955!":

To me and from me to you! Any sound familiar? Times were even better in the 60's!!
Comments made in the year 1955! That's only 52 years ago!

"I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.00."

 "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year?  It won't be long  before $2,000.00 will only buy a used one."

"If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit.  A quarter a pack is ridiculous."

"Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?"

"If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

"When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage."

"Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail haircuts make it impossible  to stay groomed.  Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls."

"I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more.  Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL of DAMN in it."

"I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century.  They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas."

"Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for  $75,000 a year just to play ball?  It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President."

"I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric.  They are even making electric typewriters now."

"It's too bad things are so tough nowadays.  I see where a few married women have to work to make ends meet."

 "It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work."

"Marriage doesn't mean a thing anymore; those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat."

"I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."

"Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes  half our income in taxes.  I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress."

"The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on."

"There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend, it costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel."

"No one can afford to be sick anymore; at $35.00 a day in the hospital it's too rich for my blood."

"If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a haircut, forget it."

      Ya gotta love it! Thanks, Wayne Honey!

  From Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC -  05/06/08:

Hey Carol,

I'm sorry you're still not doing well.  I keep looking for "more ups than downs"!!

   Yeah, so do I!

I would imagine that    Connie Bloxom Thompson's ('66 - of MD) mailing address is on the website somewhere, but I can't find it.  Would you please post it again, or mail it to me if you're not posting it?

   Certainly! It should have been posted on each issue - and will be, from now on!

Connie Bloxom Thompson
2237 Hunter Chase
Bel Air, M
D 21015

And since I'm here...I've not been seeing all your pictures either, but today it's fine.  But what happened to the music?  I haven't gotten the music for some time...even if I reload.  I thought maybe you had changed it and I had to click on a link, but nothing seems to work!  And I get music otherwise, but not from you!  :-\   Sorry!!

Take care & God bless you all,
Donna Price Devers '66

   Oh, NO - NOT the music, too! Oh, the humanity!  I dunno the answer to this one much either, except it's something to do with whatever media thingamajigger is installed on YOUR computer.  We change them around here so often I never know what to expect, but I do know that our little puny computer which formerly could hear midis no longer does, but it plays other sound files (such as You Tube) with no problem.  That's all way over my head, and filed in my "Life's Mysteries" basket.

   Thank you so much, Donna!

     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 05/08/08 - "dreaded red x box in emails":

Carol....below is a tip that you may want to share on the NNHS website to help relieve the dreaded little red x box can also change your settings to send pictures WITHOUT the dreaded little red x box.  Some may not realize that their send/receive is not set up to properly send/receive pictures....hope this helps.
All I can ever see is that little red X. It's in my e-mail, in my Web browser, it's everywhere. Why can't I see any pictures? Please help me!

Several people have problems with the dreaded "red X," so you are definitely not alone when you ask this question. All of us here in the office get multiple e-mails about this subject every day, so even though we've run a tip on this before, here's a little more explanation that will hopefully help you determine the exact cause of your red X problem!

One of the main areas where people see the red X is in their e-mail. If you use Outlook Express and are having trouble seeing pictures in your e-mail, open it up and go to Tools, Options and choose the Security tab. Make sure the "Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail" box is unchecked. Now, if you are sending an e-mail and people have been complaining to you about the pictures not showing up, try this: open up OE and go to Tools, Options, Send tab. Under the Mail Sending Format section, make sure HTML is selected and then click on the HTML Settings button. From there, make sure the "Send pictures with messages" box is checked. That should solve all of your e-mail issues.

If you're having trouble seeing images in Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options and click on the Advanced tab. Look for the Multimedia section and make sure the box that says "Show Pictures" is checked. For Firefox, go to Tools, Options and click on the Web Features icon. Make sure the "Load Images" box is checked as well.

Another cause may be that your browser security settings are set too high, which prevents you from accessing the Web site that handles the images. In IE, go to Tools, Internet Options, Security tab and click on the Default Level button. Make sure your settings are set somewhere around the medium level.

Another cause could be your antivirus or firewall settings. Look for a setting that says "Disable Web Bugs" and make sure it is turned off. That should allow all the images to pass through so that you can see them.

There are also a couple other simple reasons why your images may be blocked. One is that you're looking at a Web site that is busy, temporarily shut down or offline. A Web host could also be working on certain things on the site, causing the images to be down. If everything else we've discussed above is set correctly and you're still not seeing the images, this might be your problem. All you can really do is just try the site again later. Also, when you're trying to view images on a Web site or in your e-mail, make sure you are actually connected to the Internet, because they will not show up if you're not online.

If you've been having trouble with the red X, hopefully one of these solutions will help you in fixing this awful predicament!

   WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Janice!


    From Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN - 05/08/08 - "Clodfelters":

Dear Carol,

I went to Westhampton College with Ann Clodfelter and was good friends with her. Ann was a graduate of Hampton High School, Class of 1958, I think. If you were searching, NNHS graduates, that might have been why you could not find the Clodfelter children.

Hope this helps.

Aretie Gallins Patterson

   Ohhhh, well, thank you, Aretie! It solves one mystery, but raises another, as both       Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and I remember the Clodfelter name quite vividly. I suppose it was because of Mr. Clodfelter himself, as we very definitely patronized Kecoughtan Pharmacy.


    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 05/08/08 - "R-U-N-N-O-F-T":

It was Mrs. Hogwallop that "up and R-U-N-N-O-F-T", not
   Billy Turner ('65 - of TX).


   Well, that's true, Sweetie - and with a name like Hogwallop, who could blame her (to say nothing of that "charmer' of a husband she had!)?!? I've noticed that people and things R-U-N-N-O-F-T around here all the time.  Sometimes they reappear; sometimes they don't.

   Thanks, Dicky!

PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"; update of 04/05/08: "getting better each day"; update of 04/14/08: "now dealing with a blood clot in his pic line; receiving daily injections in the abdomen and taking antibiotics and blood thinners; feels pretty good in spite of everything and his ATTITUDE is great---as usual"; update of update of 04/24/08: "no longer taking daily abdominal injections for blood clot that developed a few weeks ago; everything is looking pretty good.  The PET scan will be in the next few weeks.  We are expecting good results." update of 05/05/08 - "scheduled for two more chemo visits; will have the first chemo on Thursday, May 8th followed up by an injection on Friday to boost his immune system.":

2.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal; update of 04/28/08 - SEE ABOVE

Connie Bloxom Thompson
2237 Hunter Chase
Bel Air, M
D 21015

3. My Friend Judy of IL -  shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08

4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

5.      Me ('65) of NC - recent (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups..... ; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08

6. Emily (daughter of        My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08; update of 05/05/08 - "finally getting better. Her hamstring stretching is painful, but making a big difference. She has years of physical therapy ahead of her, but is doing soo much better"

7. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08;  update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"

8. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"

9.        John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08

10. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!;  update of 05/04/08 - "in about eight months she will indeed have to have the ablation process repeated. "

11. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"

12. Jenny Willett Wilson (daughter of the late Edie Hallett Willett - '63) of VA - 05/05/08 - "underwent a double mastectomy in 2007, has just completed vigorous chemo and is now undergoing radiation treatments every day for seven weeks"

13. All of Us


1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958: - 03/18/08

2. Sunday, May 18, 2008 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

The Athletic Hall of Fame of the Virginia Peninsula Is Inducting    Bucky Keller ('58), 6:30PM at the Hampton Coliseum:
Saturday, June 7, 2008 -

4. Saturday, June 7, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1961:

Mini reunion at the home of    Buddy and    Libby Blechman David of VA

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968: - 03/31/08

6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:  - 03/26/08

   You would scarcely believe the variety of all the goodies we have yet to come - next time!

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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HaTikva (The Hope)

The National Anthem of Israel

Written by Naftali Herz Imber (1856-1909)
Melody arranged by Samuel Cohen, an immigrant to Israel from Moldavia, from a musical theme
in Smetana's "Moldau", which is partly based on a Scandinavian folk song

Transliteration התקוה
Kol od balevav p'nimah כל עוד בלבב פנימה
Nefesh Yehudi homiyah נפש יהודי הומיה
Ulfa'atey mizrach kadimah ולפאתי מזרח קדימה
Ayin l'tzion tzofiyah עין לציון צופיה
Od lo avdah tikvatenu עוד לא אבדה תקותנו
Hatikvah bat shnot alpayim התקוה בת שנות אלפים
L'hiyot am chofshi b'artzenu להיות עם חופשי בארצנו
Eretz Tzion v'Yerushalayim ארץ ציון וירושלים
  As long as deep in the heart,

The soul of a Jew yearns,

And forward to the East

To Zion, an eye looks

Our hope will not be lost,

The hope of two thousand years,

To be a free nation in our land,

The land of Zion and Jerusalem.

"HaTikva" (The National Anthem of Israel) midi, lyrics, and available history courtesy of  - 04/29/06

Vintage Israeli Images courtesy of - 04/28/06

Gold Star of David clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 12/26/05

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

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

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