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10/17/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Simchat Torah

We have stood in awe before the King of the Universe (on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur); 
we have been forgiven and cleansed by His mercy... Now, we rejoice with His Torah. 
We take the sacred scrolls in our arms and dance together, scholar and novice alike.

- Unidentified Lubavitch (ultra-orthodox) Magazine

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is Simchat Torah, a joyous Jewish holiday marking the end of the Sukkot festival, which to my knowledge, we've never observed here together before as the big Typhoon Family we've become. It celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.

   It began in the evening of Thursday, October 16 and ends in the evening of Friday, October 17.


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

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/16/14:
As many of you know I am a candidate for a Cochlear implant. Today's visit to EVMS (one of the 3 authorized sites to perform this surgery) gave us additional information.

The implant will only be on one ear. After adjusting to the single implant a second device will be considered. There are protocols for the surgery which are required prior to the surgery, which include multiple hearing tests, wearing of hearing aids (which only amplify sounds), balance testing, MRI. We have completed most of these tests. The cost of the surgery is HUGH but covered by insurance.

I am interested in talking with anyone who has cochlear implants. I want to know both success and failure stories. EVMS gave me a 'short list' that includes email addresses which I will follow up with in the next few days. I am asking for your prayers, for me to know what my path should be. Thank you. Blessing to each of you.

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Joan! Love and prayers coming your way!


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

24 -   Agnes Dick Kump ('57)) AND Susan Perkins Best ('63) AND   Mark Friedman ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 17, 1814 - The London Beer Flood occurred in London, killing eight.


October 17, 1933
- Albert Einstein fled Nazi Germany and moved to the United States.

October 17, 1941 - For the first time in World War II, a German submarine attacked an American ship.

October 17, 1941 - German troops executed the male population of the villages Kerdyllia in Serres, Greece

October 17, 1943 - The Holocaust: The Sobibor extermination camp was closed.


Saturday, October 17, 1964 - The Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies opened the artificial Lake Burley Griffin in the middle of the capital Canberra.

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

What a nice piece @jordanakvells wrote about the Jewish holiday that starts tomorrow night.

   Thanks so much, Mayim!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 10/16/14 - "Who'da Thunk It?":
You Won't Believe Which Walking Dead Star Helped Bring Down A Criminal Organization - Way to Go!

From My Friend, Kristi, of NC - 10/16/14:

  BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Kristi!

        From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 09/18/14 - "So God Made a Dog (#22 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 (#16 in a series of 28)":
  INDEED! Thank you, Joan!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/12/14 - "Autumn Decor (#16 in a series of 17)":

  OH - SOOO PRETTY! Thanks, Shari!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry, not theme related): - Melody's Free Ideas for Yarn Scraps of Every Size and Color

BONUS PIE RECIPE (Sorry, not theme related): - Grandma Ople's Pie Recipe - "This was my grandmother's apple pie recipe. I have never seen another one quite like it. It will always be my favorite and has won me several first place prizes in local competitions. I hope it becomes one of your favorites as well!"


From - 10/16/14:

Two roofers, Larry and Joe, were on the roof laying tile, when a sudden wind gust came and knocked down their ladder.

I have an idea said Larry. Well throw you down, and then you can pick up the ladder.

"What, do you thing, Im stupid? I have an idea, said Joe. Ill shine my flashlight, and you can climb down on the beam of light.

"What, do you think Im stupid? Youll just turn off the flashlight when Im halfway there.

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 10/17/14

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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"Simchat Torah" Image of courtesy of  - 10/16/14

Image of Gold Star of David Pendant used to form 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!

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!

Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

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

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