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10/16/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Shemini Atzeret

Blessed be G-d who hath given rest unto His people Israel, according to all that He promised; there hath not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised by the hand of Moses His servant. May G-d our G-d be with us, as He was with our fathers. Let Him not leave us, nor forsake us; that He may incline our hearts unto Him, to walk in all His ways, and to keep His commandments, and His statutes, and His judgments, which He commanded our fathers. And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before G-d, be nigh unto G-d our G-d day and night; that He maintain the cause of His servant, and the cause of His people Israel at all times; that all the people of the earth may know that G-d is G-d, and that there is none else. Let your heart therefore be perfect with G-d our G-d, to walk in His statutes, and to keep His commandments as on this day.”

- King Solomon

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is Shemini Atzeret, a Jewish holiday dedicated to the love of God, which to my knowledge, we've never observed here together before as the big Typhoon Family we've become.

   It began in the evening of Wednesday, October 15 and ends in the evening of Thursday, October 16.


BEST WISHES to the Class of '64 on their 50-Year Reunion this weekend!


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
18 -
Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA  AND   Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA  AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA  AND  the late Kathy Agee Glenny ('64(deceased 06/03/06);

19 -   Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;

20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND    John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;

21 -
  The late Mr. Julius Conn (deceased - Sept 1983)  AND Marlin Eby ('57) AND       Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND    Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA;

22 -       The late Herb Hice (deceased 18 Apr 2008) AND   The late Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) (deceased 09/22/07) AND The late   Annette Funicello of CA (deceased 08 Apr 2013) AND    Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND   Al Farber ('64) of GA AND    The late Joe Mooney ('65) (deceased 10/30/01);

23 -     Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 16, 1939 - First attack on British territory by the German Luftwaffe.

October 16, 1940 - Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto was established.

October 16, 1946 - Nuremberg Trials: Execution of the convicted Nazi leaders of the Main Trial.


Friday, October 16, 1964 - China detonated its first nuclear weapon.

Friday, October 16, 1964 - Soviet leaders Leonid Brezhnev and Alexei Kosygin were inaugurated as General Secretary of the CPSU and Premier, respectively and the collective leadership was established.

Friday, October 16, 1964 - Politician Shawn Little was born Shawn William Little in Ottawa, Canada. He died on November 24, 2012 while vacationing in Cuba.[3][4]

Friday, October 16, 1964 - Author James Thompson  was born in Kentucky. He died on August 02, 2014 in Lahti, Finland at the age of 49.

Friday, October 16, 1964 - Ice hockey player Patsy Callighen (b. Francis Charles Winslow Callighen on 13 Feb 1906 in Toronto, Ontario) died at the age of 58.

    From Mayim Bialik (North Hollywood High School, CA - '93) of CA - 10/15/14:

Not kidding: there is one last set of Jewish holidays starting tonight.... The holidays are Shmini Atzeret (not kidding, that's really the name) and Simchat Torah (completing the cycle of reading the entire Torah and starting again; dancing with the Torah and fun rowdy awesomeness). Chag Sameach, Gut Yontif, Gut Yor!!!

   Thank you, Mayim!

 From the Band Sweetheart from the Class of '61, Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship of VA - 10/15/14 - "Class of '61 Reunion?": 

Carol, do you know when the class of 1961 will have their next reunion?

Thanks, Faith Blankenship

   No, Faith, I do not! That sounds like a question for   Buddy David ('61 - of VA), so I am forwarding your note to him!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 10/15/14 - "This one makes more sense than any of the others that I forward":

Good one to pass on.............

This one makes more sense than any of the others that I forward....

As you open your pockets to do a good thing and make yourself feel good, please keep the following facts in mind:
American Red Cross

President and CEO Marsha J. Evans'
salary for the year was $651,957
plus expenses

It is called the March of
Dimes because
only a dime for every
1 dollar is given to the needy
United Way

President Brian Gallagher
receives a $375,000 base salary
along with numerous
expense benefits.
CEO Caryl M. Stern
$1,200,000 per year (100k
per month) plus all expenses
including a ROLLS ROYCE.
Less than 5 cents
of your donated dollar goes
to the cause
CEO and owner Mark Curran
profits $2.3 million a year.
Goodwill is a very catchy name
for his business.
You donate to his business
and then he sells the items for
He pays nothing
for his products and
pays his workers minimum wage!
Nice Guy.
$0.00 goes to help anyone! 
Stop giving to this man.
Instead, give it to ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
Salvation Army

Commissioner, Todd Bassett
receives a small salary of only
$13,000 per year (plus housing)
for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.
96 percent of donated dollars
go to the cause.
American Legion

National Commander receives
 $0.00 zero salary.  
Your donations go to help
Veterans and their families and youth!
Veterans of Foreign Wars

National Commander receives
 $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help
Veterans and their families and youth!
Disabled American Veterans

National Commander receives
 $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help
Veterans and their families and youth!
Military Order of Purple
National Commander receives a
$0.00 zero salary

Your donations go to help
Veterans and their families
and youth!
The Vietnam Veterans Association
National Commander receives
 $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help
Veterans and their families and youth!
Make a Wish
For children's last wishes.
100% goes to funding trips or special wishes
for a dying child.
St. Jude
Research Hospital
100% goes towards funding and
helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and
cannot afford to pay.
McDonald Houses
All monies go to running
the houses for parents who have critically ill
children in the hospital.
100% goes to housing, and feeding the families.
Club International

(ONLY $1.00 PER SHOT).

   Thanks so much, Wayne!

   According to, this data is rather flawed and outdated on both sides:

   That being said, I can tell you what my husband says from personal experience, having worked as a crisis outreach counselor during the Great Flood of 1993 in Illinois: The Salvation Army arrived first, did the most, and stayed the longest (and he can expound on this at length), or to rephrase that:

   "The Salvation Army: 'Doing the Most Good'; the American Red Cross: Taking the Most Credit!"

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/15/14 - "Halloween Q & A, Perfecting Our Soul & a Cellphone Must Know.":
It's nice to see a police officer doing something kind...
Cellphone explodes in woman's hand.
After seeing the exploding cellphone exploding video I found this info. on how to prevent that from happening.


Q and A Quickies

Q: What do birds give out on Halloween night?

A: Tweets.

Q: Why do vampires need mouthwash?

A: They have bat breath.

Q: Why is a skeleton so mean?

A: He doesn't have a heart.

Q: What do vampires take when they are sick?

A: Coffin drops!

Q: What kind of pants do ghosts wear?

A: Boo-Jeans.

Q: Why do ghosts make good cheerleaders?

A: Because they have a lot of spirit.


I'm the Devil!

A woman, whose husband often came home drunk, decided to cure him of the habit.

One Halloween night, she put on a devil suit and hid behind a tree to intercept him on the way home.

When her husband came by, she jumped out and stood before him with her red horns, long tail, and pitchfork.

"Who are you?" he asked.

"I'm the Devil!" she responded.

He said, "Oh, I'm married to your sister!"



Before they cast Friends the intended love story was between Monica and Joey, but show chiefs changed it to Ross and Rachel after seeing the chemistry between David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston.

Courteney Cox was supposed to play Rachel but then she asked to play Monica as she thought the character was stronger.

Gunther didn't have a name until the middle of the second season. And he didn't have a line until the 33rd episode. It was: "Hey."

The show was originally called Insomnia Cafe. It was then renamed Friends Like Us, and then Six of One before becoming Friends.

Bruce Willis appeared in the show for free after losing a bet with Matthew Perry about whether The Whole Nine Yards would be number one in the box office on its opening weekend. He donated his fee to charity.

In reality, Joey's white dog statue belonged to Jennifer Aniston. It had been given to her by a friend as a good-luck gift.



The word perfume originates from the Latin word per fumum, which means"through smoke."

In 2007, Italian archaeologists claimed to have sniffed out the world's oldest perfumes on the island reputed to be the birthplace of Aphrodite. Remnants of the perfumes were extracted from an ancient factory that was part of a larger complex at Pyrgos.

Common ingredients added to perfumes include ginger, grapefruit, musk, peppercorns, mandarin peel, fig leaves, rose, watercress, bamboo, clementine, vanilla, honeysuckle, and green tea.

To preserve perfumes, it is best to keep them in light, tight aluminum bottles and to refrigerate them at low temperatures between 3-7 degrees Celsius.

Perfume fragrances last longer on people with oily skin because their skin has more natural moisture content to hold the fragrance.

Chanel No. 5 perfume has been around since 1921 and is the company's most popular perfume. They estimate that one bottle is sold worldwide every 55 seconds.


A day late, but still interesting.

Indigenous Peoples-Columbus Day - (A True Story)

In 1990, the Berkeley City Council passed a law changing the name of Columbus Day to Native American Day because Columbus wasn't nice to the Indians. Of course, no Indians were asked if they wanted the holiday's name changed or if they wanted to be called Native Americans.

In 1991, the Berkeley City Council changed the name again, to Indigenous People Day. A group of P.C.ers argued that Indians are not native to America but to Asia, so calling them Native Americans might be insulting to Asians. Of course, neither the Indian or Asian communities were consulted about this.

In 1992, the Italian American Anti-Defamation League gave the City of Berkeley their Insensitivity Award. The Italian-American group said that they agreed that Indians haven't been treated well, but that the Italians weren't the ones who did it, so why take away their holiday? Nobody asked Italian-Americans how they felt about renaming Columbus Day.

In 1994, the Berkeley City Council changed the holiday back to Columbus Day.

In 1995, representatives of the Winnamucca Indians protested City Council meetings. They argued that Indians had never asked that Columbus Day be renamed to honor Indians; since it had, the City Council couldn't take it back, lest they become "indigenous peoples givers."

In 1996, the City Council changed the name to Indigenous Peoples - Columbus Day.

Currently there are people lobbying to rename the holiday Animal Rights Day.


Health Tip

Grapes in oil
Cooking food with olive oil is not the only way to lower cholesterol levels; grape seed oil is a flavorsome alternative with added health benefits. Grape seed oil is high in antioxidants, vitamin E, and has the ability to raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels like that of olive oil. The effect is due to the oil’s poly - and monounsaturated fat content. Also, the slight nutty flavor of this oil complements other foods such as salads, breads, and vegetables.

By Julie Johnson USA.


From Daily Inspiration

"Simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.:
- don Miguel Ruiz

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
- John Wooden

"Whatever your life's work is, do it well."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming."
- John Wooden

Today's affirmation:
"I do my best... and then relax in the knowing that I have done all I could."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Perfecting Our Soul

Life is our classroom for perfecting our souls,
The forks in the road help us choose our own goals.

There’s no right or wrong in the direction we choose,
God gave us free will; we don’t win or lose.

We can veer right or left or go forward or back
Take which way feels right, for no learning shall lack.

And when this life ends, we’ll look back and decide
If we yearn more perfection, or stay on the Other Side

Each immortal soul is given the choice
To come back to a life to express a new voice,

But remember, each day, if life
Seems not to give a choice of circumstance;

It’s through those lessons we must live
Sometimes worth it to leave it to chance.

They’re all for perfecting, though sometimes bring pain,
But gets better with time…for it’s more wisdom we gain.

By Heidi B. Lapin

   Thank you, Shari!

        From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 09/18/14 - "So God Made a Dog (#21 in a series of 23)":
  Too precious to miss!

Baby Sitters...

Does it get any better than that ?

        AWW! Thanks, John Darlin'!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/23/14 - "A little food for the soul (#15 in a series of 28)":
  INDEED! Thank you, Joan!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/12/14 - "Autumn Decor (#15 in a series of 17)":

  OH - SOOO PRETTY! Thanks, Shari!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry, not theme related): - Halloween Flowers

BONUS CHILI RECIPE (Sorry, not theme related): - Christine Gallary's Easy Chili Recipe


From - 10/15/14:

Two classmates were chatting in their lunch break...

"I know how to get money real quick" said one.


"Go to your dad and say, 'I know the truth,' and he'll give you money."

So the young boy went home and said, "Dad, I know the truth," and his dad gave him ten dollars and told him not to tell anyone 'the truth'.

He then went to his mother, "Mom, I know the truth,” he said.

"Please don't tell your dad," she said and gave him twenty dollars.

Content with thirty dollars he went outside to go to the arcade and saw the milkman. "I know the truth,” he shouted out.

The milkman replied, "Well come and hug your real father then."

1. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

2. Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/06/14

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   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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"Shemini Atzeret" Image of courtesy of - 10/16/14

Star of David Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/02/05

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

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!

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

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