lucky you - your browser doesnt play annoying midis

Provide free mammograms!

09/28/11 - 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


    From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 08/25/11 AND 09/19/11 - "BRUNCH INVITATION":


Hope all’s well with you and yours and yawl (southern) are enjoying Carolina living. Following you’ll see a Brunch Invitation that might cause you to make a “road trip”. Everyone there, your fans, would love to see you.....

Hey Guys,

It’s me again. Please get your Ducks in a row, don’t miss the boat and be there or you might be square on October 1st. Try your best to adjust your schedule and join us for the BREAKFAST BRUNCH.

Please email or call me so we can plan for you,



The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606 at 11am on Saturday, October 1, 2011.

Please come join us for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of “War Stories” and maybe a lie or two.  Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose.

Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call me at 757-595-0716 so we have a head count.

Bill Roady

   Thanks so much, Bill - we'll see you there!


   From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA to the Class of 1954 - 09/26/11 - "Oct. 1, 2011 Performance in Williamsburg":

Here is a note from our classmate,     Bill Campbell ('54 - of VA).  It may be of interest to all who live in the Newport News area or who are planning a trip to the area in the very near future. 
  Aloha, hello and hi y’all again,

I am writing to let you know that I will be playing at the 43rd annual ‘An Occasion for the Arts’ (AOFTA) in Colonial Williamsburg this coming Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at 12:45 P.M. on the Henry Street Stage.

There will be around 170 artists displaying their works, and there will be 4 stages where musicians will be providing good music. You can get details at the AOFTA website,

Just in case someone might care, I plan to play a program of mostly Hawaiian slack key music:

Song of the Islands;

A medley of slack key songs, like Kealoha, Old Timers Hula, Kimo’s Slack Key, He Aloha No O Honolulu,

and Keiki Slack Key;

Morning Dew

Hula Blues

Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani

Hukilau Song

Beyond The Reef

Harbor Lights

Yellow Bird

Bill’s Tune (my own slack key composition)

Over The Rainbow

Yes, since they played Bruddah Iz singing Over The Rainbow on ER, more people now associate that song with him and Hawaii than with Judy Garland and The Wizard of Oz. Signs of the times!

So, why don’t you plan to spend a few hours shopping at the artists’ booths and then dropping by to listen for a few minutes. I would love to see you there.




   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Jack - and break a leg, Bill!


   Happy Birthday today to     Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA AND      My Granddaughter, Kaiya Harty of IL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 -   Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA;

02 -   Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD AND Paige Spencer;

03 - Martha Megann Keesee ('57) AND Mary Megann Peters ('57) AND    Larry Moran ('65) of ID AND      Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR;

04 -         My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND  Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND   Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA;

05 - George Pipkin ('57) AND    Butch Ragland ('63) of CO!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



Saturday, Sept. 28, 1861

An uneasy calm was the order of the day in most of the theaters of the war. In northern Virginia, Confederate forces pulled back from what was then known as Munson’s Hill (better known in these later days as Bailey’s Crossroads.) In Missouri, Fremont was still more heavily engaged in political machinations against Francis Blair Jr. than he was in military moves against Sterling Price. Kentucky was in an uproar, but no real fighting was going on yet.

Sunday, Sept. 28, 1862

It was just over a year ago that Gen. Gideon Pillow, CSA, ordered Confederate troops into avowedly neutral Kentucky, ostensibly to forestall a similar intrusion by Union forces. A year later the situation was not noticeably improved. No major battles today, but skirmishing at Lebanon Junction, Ky. Other nastiness of a similar low-grade nature occurred in Friar’s Point, Miss. and Standing Stone in western (not yet West) Virginia. An expedition left Columbus, Ky., to make a pass through Covington, Durhamville and Fort Randolph, Tenn., and back to Columbus.

Monday, Sept. 28, 1863

It had been decided to send the 11th and 12 Corps from the Army of the Potomac to reinforce Gen. William Rosecrans, who was safe but somewhat besieged in Chattanooga following the Battle of Chickamauga. There was no way to do this big a move in secrecy, even considering that they were travelling by rail rather than foot. Word of the move reached the ear of the besieger, Gen. Braxton Bragg, in the form of a telegram from Jefferson Davis. The only assistance Bragg was receiving was from the Federal side, as two Union generals (McCook and Crittenden) were relieved of their commands and sent back to Indianapolis to face courts of inquiry for their conduct in the battle.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1864

Admiral David Dixon Porter had not wanted to command the Union “brown-water” forces on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Like most regular Navy men, his great preference was for “blue-water”, ocean warfare. Today he finally got his wish to transfer to command of the blockade and attack forces off Wilmington, N.C. He gave a farewell message to the men he was leaving: “When I first assumed command of this squadron the Mississippi was in possession of the rebels from Memphis to New Orleans, a distance of 800 miles, and over 1,000 miles of tributaries were closed to us, embracing a territory larger than some of the kingdoms of Europe. Our commerce is now successfully, if not quietly, transported on the broad Mississippi from one end to the other.” Porter was greatly admired by his men.

   From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA - 09/27/11 - "NNHS Class of '54 October Health Trends":

The "Electronic Age": Are we better off now than we were in the '50's? Technology wise, of course we are. However, there are major concerns today involving EMF (electro magnetic fields) and health issues. As grandparents, are we concerned enough to educate our grandchildren on the proper use of electronic devices? Maybe we are not as informed as we should be and need to be educated first. Let's start now with one of the most popular devices ever invented. Read the attached newsletter and make up your own mind as to whether you should pass it along to your family. As Fox News says, "We Report, You Decide".

Alvin & Jean Mizelle
"Health Educators"

“NNHS Class of ’54 – Health Trends”

October, 2011


Dr. Ronald B Herberman – Tumor Immunologist at the University of Pittsburg Cancer Institute.  The signs that we are looking at a major public health problem are overwhelming.  Swedish researchers were among the first to report a positive association between cell phone use and brain tumor risks.  Will political lobbying cost you your health or possibly your life?  Folk’s, please understand, there are No Agencies out there looking out for your health aside from the occasional scientist or physician who dares to rattle the status quo.

Exposure to information-carrying radio waves and the electromagnetic radiation emitted from your cell phone are both hazardous to your health.  Children should never use cell phones! 

  • Reduce your cell phone use and use your land line at home and work.
  • Reduce or eliminate wireless devices.
  • Use your cell phone where reception is good.  The weaker the reception, the more power your phone uses.
  • Turn your cell phone off when not in use.  As long as it is on, it emits radiation intermittently.
  • Keep your cell phone away from your body when it is on.
  • Use safer headset technology.  Best to use: Air-tube headset as there is no wire that goes all the way to your head.

Scientists have found evidence linking brain cancer with cell phone use.  1 hour a day talking on a mobile phone increases the risk by 1/3 of developing a rare form of brain tumor.  Most frequently, cancers were found on the side of the head where the user held the phone.  The association was found with digital mobile phones, old style analog mobile phones and digital enhanced cordless phones.  Example: Sen. Ted Kennedy’s giloma, a tumor critics have long associated with cell phone use.

The UK, Belgium, France and Russia have introduced precautionary policies regarding cell phone use due to potential health risks.

Q & A

  1. What country has banned cell phone use on trains to cut down on second hand radiation? – Japan.
  2. In what country is it now illegal to advertise mobile phones to children? – France.
  3. A cell phone call lasting just 2 minutes can alter the natural electrical activity of a child’s brain for up to how long? – 1 hour.
  4. When you use a cell phone, what percentage of the energy emitted from the antenna is absorbed into the head? – 70%.
  5. How long does the average child use their cell phone per month? – 2600 minutes.

Now for the first time through the use of thermal imaging, scientists can see the changes take place after just a 15 minute phone call.

Three prominent neurosurgeons told CNN’s Larry King that they do not hold cell phones next to their ear.  The cell phone is the New Electromagnetic Drug.  There is very solid evidence that the number of brain tumors will increase to 1 million a year by 2015 if the causes are not addressed.  This represents an impending health care crisis.

There should be no doubt that you are being deceived about the safety of cell phones and WiFi, the same way the public was deceived about tobacco.  The U.S. protects corporate interests above public health more than ever.

What’s More Important – You’re Cell Phone or Your Brain?

Brain cancer has now surpassed leukemia as the #1 cancer killer in children.  Cell Phones have been called the biggest public health issue since tobacco.  It is believed that Cell Phone use may be one of the primary causes of the autism epidemic.  Keep Cell Phones away from babies, children and pregnant women now as the damage may start showing up in 10 years or more and by then, it will be too late 

Alvin & Jean Mizelle

“Health Educators”

   YOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, John!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/27/11 - "Perception":


In Washington, DC at a Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.

About 4 minutes later:

The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

At 6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

At 10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly.

At 45 minutes:

The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.

After 1 hour:

He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities.

This experiment raised several questions:

* In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?
* If so, do we stop to appreciate it?

* Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . ...

How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?

Enjoy life NOW .. it has an expiration date.

   YOWZERS! Thanks, Joan!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 09/27/11 - "O x y m o r o n s":

O x y m o r o n s



1. Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?

2. Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?

3. If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?

4. If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?

5. Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?

6. Why does "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?

7.. Why does "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?

8. Why do "tug" boats push their barges?

9. Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game" when we are already there?

10. Why are they called " stands" when they are made for sitting?

11. Why is it called "after dark" when it really is "after light"?

12.. Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?

13.. Why are a "wise man" and a "wise guy" opposites?

14. Why do "overlook" and "oversee" mean opposite things?

15. Why is "phonics" not spelled the way it sounds?

16. If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it?

17. If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

18. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

19. If you are cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right?

20. Why is bra singular and panties plural?

21. Why do you press harder on the buttons of a remote control when you know the batteries are dead?

22. Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in a suitcase?

23. How come abbreviated is such a long word?

24. Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?

25.. Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

26. Why do they call it a TV set when you only have one?

27. Christmas - What other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks?

28. Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway? I dunno, why do we?


Heavenly Father saw you
& created
Wendy's, and
Dairy Queen.

He saw you
& created
Coffee and

Heavenly Father saw you
In the dark

& created


Heavenly Father saw you

Without a

Good looking




He created



Send this on to your good friends
who are so
oo lucky
to have YOU for a friend also!!!!

Hope you're having a
Terrific Day !

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/27/11 - "Why Men Are Never Depressed":


Men Are Just Happier People --
What do you expect from such simple creatures?
Your last name stays put.
The garage is all yours.
Wedding plans take care of themselves.
Chocolate is just another snack.
You can be President.
You can never be pregnant.
You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
Car mechanics tell you the truth.
The world is your urinal.
You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.
You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
Same work, more pay.
Wrinkles add character.
Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100.
People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.
New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
One mood all the time.
Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
You can open all your own jars.
You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
If someone forgets to invite you,
He or she can still be your friend.
Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.
Three pairs of shoes are more than enough..
You almost never have strap problems in public.
You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes..
Everything on your face stays its original color.
The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
You only have to shave your face and neck.
You can play with toys all your life.
One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons.
You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife.
You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.
You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives
On December 24 in 25 minutes.
No wonder men are happier.

Men Are Just Happier People


· If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.

· If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba and Wildman .


· When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.

· When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.


· A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.

· A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.


· A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel.

· The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.


· A woman has the last word in any argument.

· Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.


· A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.

· A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.


· A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.

· A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.


· A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.

· A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.


· Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.

· Women somehow deteriorate during the night.


· Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.

· A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.


A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing!

SO, send this to the women who have a sense of humor and who can handle it .... and to the men who will enjoy reading it.

   MORE WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 09/27/11 - "How to wash a cat":

How to wash a cat

This is simply too much of a time saver not to share it with you.

1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl...

2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.

3. In one smooth movement put the cat in the toilet and close the lid. You may need to stand on the lid.

4. At this point the cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this!

5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a 'Power-Wash' and 'Rinse'.

6. Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there are no people between the bathroom and the front door.

7. Stand well back, behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift the lid.

8. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom, and run outside where he will dry himself off.

9. Both the toilet and the cat will be sparkling clean.

Yours Sincerely,
The Dog

          Thanks again, Ruthie!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/19/11 - "Wild shoes!!! (#7 in a Series of 19)":
  Which pair are you going to get??

Wild shoes!!! By Kobi Levi, Israeli shoe designer

   I love these - such fun! Thanks, Joan! Hmmm... These are interesting! They might even be comfortable. Yeah, I think I'd try this pair!



From - 09/28/11:

Three old couples were having tea one fine day. There were all chatting and whatnot when one of the men, trying to get a chuckle, said to his wife, "Pass the honey, honey!”

Getting the chuckle he expected, he carried on.

A moment later, the second man said, "Pass the sugar, sugar!"

This got a bit of a bigger laugh, so the third man, although not quite as clever or quick-witted as the other two, decided to join in the fun. He waited for the perfect opportunity, cleared his throat and then confidently said, "Pass the tea, bag!" 


1. Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.

2. Thursday, October 6, 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. Wednesday, October 12, 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.

4. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/02/11

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Y'all take 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


1. Visit the main page (, scroll halfway down, and click on the Pay Pal Donate Button (;

2. Go to, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to; or

3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!    

Avinu Malkenu

   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

"Happy Rosh Hashanah!" Title Image courtesy of - 10/06/11 (sic)

Star of David Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 04/02/05

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
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!

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 Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2011

Return to NNHS Class of 1965