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09/04/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Shana Tova - May you be inscribed in the Book of Life!

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins this evening at sunset, ushering in the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot).

   This Holiday celebration repeats around this same time every year.  No doubt most of us are probably not personally observing this holiday, but we don't concern ourselves with such trifling details such as that here.  We try to celebrate everything together as the one big happy family that we are.  So we extend all our best wishes for all good things for all our friends and family!

   Happy Rosh Hashanah!  

BONUS #1 - Avinu Malkenu - sing-along version

BONUS #2 - - Avinu Malkenu - Reb Yisroel Edelson on piano

BONUS #3 - - Avinu Malkenu - Nika Diamant and Rabbi Michael Dushinsky

BONUS #4 - - Avinu Malkenu - Gia Beshitaishvily and The Moscow Oratorio Society, June 8, 2008

BONUS #5 - - Avinu Malkenu - Georgiy Faradzhev and The Moscow Male Jewish Cappella, 2008

BONUS #6 - - Avinu Malkenu - The New York Synagogue Choir, November 29, 2008

BONUS #7 - - Avinu Malkenu - Barbra Streisand



   Happy Birthday today to   Marilyn Moren ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA AND        My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents),    Jonathan Mansfield of MD!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

06 -    Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA;

07 -   The late Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) (deceased - 03/08/06);

08 - Carroll Elliott ('57) AND   Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AND   Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL AND   Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA;

09 -    Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA;

10 -    The late Mr. Pete Robinson (deceased - 12/23/03);

11 -        The late Bobby Hedrick ('58) (deceased 08/31/09) AND   J. Harrison ('58) of GA AND     My Grandson, Jimmy Harty of TX!

Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 4, 1939 - The British Royal Air Force attacked the German Navy.

September 4, 1941 - A German submarine made the first attack against a United States ship, the USS Greer.

September 4, 1942 - In Egypt, the Allied forces stopped the Axis attack.

September 4, 1944 - The British 11th Armoured Division liberated the Belgian city of Antwerp.

September 4, 1944 - U.S. Marines shipped off from their station on Pavuvu across the Pacific to Peleliu. The Battle of Peleliu, when considering the number of men involved, had the highest casualty rate of any battle in the Pacific.

September 4, 1944 - General Erich Fellgiebel (b. 04 Oct 1886 at Pöpelwitz, Silesia), German army officer who participated in the 20 July plot, was executed at Plötzensee Prison in Berlin, one month before his 58th birthday.

September 4, 1945 - A report was released that indicated that the atomic bomb fallout in Hiroshima was still killing at least 100 people a day.


Wednesday, September 04, 1963 - Swissair Flight 306 crashed near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.

Wednesday, September 04, 1963 - Drummer Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, Spastic Ink, Fates Warning, and Juggernaut) Mubarak Ghanim was born in San Antonio, Texas..

Wednesday, September 04, 1963 - Ice hockey player John Vanbiesbrouck was born in Detroit, Michigan.

Wednesday, September 04, 1963 - Singer-songwriter and bass player Sam Yaffa was born Sami Takamäki in Espoo, Finland.

Wednesday, September 04, 1963 - Politician Robert Schuman (b.  29 June 1886 in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg) died in Scy-Chazelles, Lorraine, France at the age of 77.



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1966 Anchor, p. 201

  From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 09/05/13, 12:04 AM:

Not the usual fare, but certainly urgent and might help this person...please consider posting...
This teacher has a rare form of amnesia.... reaching out to my DC buddies.


   YOWZERONI-RINI! Thanks for sending this, Jimmy! I certainly hope that this mystery is unraveled soon!

     From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 09/03/13, 12:11 PM - "  Nowell Zoumplis' ('66) Death":

I would have sent you the news about Nowell; however, I see that 
    Sandi Bateman Chestnut ( '65 - of VA) had already done so....She is so good! I work part time at Peninsula Funeral Home and understand that the family decided to not have the obituary in the paper. I know so many would want to know this and I am thankful for your website. Your website and word of mouth are the only ways the news is known.....except, I understand it was mentioned at his church yesterday.

I am printing this newsletter for the family to see and they will see your website address. I plan to attend the funeral today, at 02:00 p.m. The Zoumplis family lived on our street, Sycamore the block below us.....they moved the latter years to Poplar Avenue to a brand new house. You could see that house from ours as there was nothing between us (hardly) and their house except swamp land......we lived on a hill at the end of Sycamore Avenue (137).......they were such good days! I knew Nowell's brother
 Jerry ('61) and his parents and his grandmother, Mrs. Murphy.....I worked at Manning's Grocery Store, corner of Buxton and 19th Street, and Mrs. Murphy always came in and purchased two cartons of Pepsi Colas......She really loved Pepsi Cola. These are all good people and I know they will miss Nowell......I would see him on occasion at an Estate Sale or the like.

Carol, I am sorry I have not emailed you lately.....Hope you had a wonderful birthday on August 30. Happy belated birthday.
Thank you for so much you do......You are a dear.

Take care, Fred Mays, '60.

   Thank you so much for everything, Fred! I really appreciate you furnishing me with all the details!

   From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 09/03/13, 1:41 PM - "  Nowell Zoumplis - Class of 1966 (18 Dec 1947 - 31 Aug 2013)":

We will always the sweet memories and people we grew up with. Rest in peace, Nowell.

   Thank you, Cheryl! I didn't meet Nowell until high school, but you knew him from birth, I suppose. You have my deepest sympathies in the loss of your old friend.

    From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 09/03/13, 2:11 PM:

... On a much happier note, a belated Happy Birthday to you! I thought about you last week, but was keeping two of my grandsons all week, and just forgot to send you best wishes. Hope you had a wonderful day and weekend.


   Thank you so much, Sandi! My birthday and weekend were both quite nice!

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 09/03/13 - "Pumpkin Bread with Pumpkin Butter Cream":

  Pumpkin Bread with Pumpkin Butter Cream

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 large eggs
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar (You can substituted light brown sugar)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest (I omitted this)
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest (I left this out, too)
1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/4 cups canned pure pumpkin puree
1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans or walnuts, optional (I didn’t add the nuts to the batter, but sprinkled them on top of the frosted loaf instead)
Position your oven rack in the middle of the oven, and preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 5″ loaf pan; set


Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and allspice in a medium bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined; set aside.

In another bowl, or bowl of an electric mixer, beat eggs on medium-high speed for two minutes or until lightened in color. Add the brown sugar, mixing for about 2 minutes, then the granulated sugar, mixing for about 1 minute. Add the orange and lemon zests, if using, and beat for another minute. Scrape down the bowl as needed.

Drizzle in the canola oil with beater on medium-low. Reduce speed to low and add the pumpkin puree. Mix until thoroughly combined. Add the dry ingredients in two additions and blend for 10-15 seconds just until incorporated. Fold in the pecans using a rubber spatula.
Spoon the batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool loaf in pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

If you’re going to frost the loaf, you can make the frosting while the loaf is cooling…


1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 Tablespoons canned pure pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons half & half or milk
1/4 to 1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional, for sprinkling on top

Cream the butter, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and vanilla, blending well. Add powdered sugar a cup at a time, blending well after each addition. Add half & half or milk and blend well. NOTE: This makes a very thick butter cream frosting. If you want a thinner, creamier frosting, add more half & half or milk until you get the desired consistency.

After frosting the cooled pumpkin loaf, sprinkle with chopped pecans or walnuts if desired.
   Thanks, Susan! This looks yummy - even though it's almost as long as that red velvet cheesecake recipe your daughter Angela sent me! 

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/23/13 - "For the dog lovers" (#11 in a Series of 18):


     AWW!  Thanks, Joyce!


BONUS ROSH HASHANAH CROCHET PATTERNS: - Rosh Hashanah Potholders - "The pattern includes a chart for stitching a greeting onto the potholders. The greeting reads "L'Shanah Tovah" and there is an apple motif in the center, symbolizing good wishes for a sweet year." - Rosh Hashanah Charted Greeting - "Use this chart to stitch a Rosh Hashanah greeting onto a crocheted potholder or other craft project. These potholders make great gifts for the Jewish New Year." - Top 12 Free Crochet Jewish Themed Patterns - "When I'm invited to a Passover Seder or to a dinner celebrating the eight days of Hanukkah, or Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, or many of the observances, I like to bring a crocheted gift. Quick, easy and thoughtful, the Tehlim, the Jewish book of Psalms, tells us that the work of our hands will let the graciousness of the Lord to shine upon us."

BONUS ROSH HASHANAH RECIPES: - Rosh Hashanah Recipes - "...more than 110 trusted Rosh Hashanah recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips."

From - 09/03/13:


Who's there?


Dishes who?

Dishes the police! Come out with your hands up!

1. Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 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.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx

3. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 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.

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

                                 Love to all, Carol






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   Avinu malkenu

Khonenu va'anenu (2x)

Ki ein banu ma'asim

Asei imanu tsedaka vakhesed (2x)

Our Father, Our King

Grant us grace and answer us,

For we lack in deeds

Do it justice and kindness with us

And save us

"Avinu Malkenu" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 09/12/07

Rosh Hashanah Title Art courtesy of - 09/07/10

Image of Gold Star of David Pendant used to form logo which in turn forms the Divider Lines courtesy
of - 11/23/08

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!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!

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

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

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