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12/09/07 - NNHS Newsletter
Sixth Day of Hanukkah

As you celebrate
the Festival of Lights
may your home be bright
with happiness and love.

Best Wishes at Hanukkah!

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Assuming I haven't lost count, the sixth day of Hanukkah will begin tonight at sunset.  I hope you're having a wonderful time!


Happy Birthday today to Shirley Smith Langston ('57), and Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Glen Davenport ('63) of VA! Wednesday brings us another Birthday Three-fer!      Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ,        Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73), AND My #2 Daughter-in-Law,   Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH will all be having big days!  On Thursday, so will Kay Davis Smith ('57), and on Friday, Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) will as well!  Then on Saturday we'll have another Two-Fer! Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) and      Buster Vest ('63) of VA will both be observing their birthdays then!

   Many Happy Regards to all of y'all!



  From Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 12/28/05:

I have that (Always in Good Taste, 1972) cookbook somewhere - I think it's packed away. I use a cookbook called Collectible Delectables that was put out by Rodef Sholom Temple Sisterhood (where we belonged) in 1982. It also has some terrific recipes for the holidays.
We had ten for Chanukah dinner on Sunday. We had brisket, tzimmes, potato latkes with applesauce, green beans, peach jello mold, challah, not to mention 3 desserts! My husband (who is not Jewish) makes the best latkes in the world! I made tzimmes for the first time.  It was delicious.  Here's the recipe:


Cut up 2 lbs carrots and 4-6 sweet potatoes and boil until tender.

Mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup honey, cup orange or apple juice, tsp cinnamon in bowl.
Mix dried fruit - prunes, apricots, raisins, cranberries in sugar/honey mixture. (you can add whatever fruits or nuts you choose)
Put 1/2 cooked carrots and sweet potatoes in casserole dish (I also added sliced apples to mixture) and spread 1/2 dried fruit over.
Add another layer carrots and sweet potatoes and spread remaining dried fruit mixture over top. 
You can sprinkle more brown sugar on top. Add more juice if mixture seems too dry.
The dish only needs to be baked (1/2 hr at 350) until hot but it's best to bake longer or make ahead and reheat until carrots and potatoes soak up flavor. 

Happy Holidays!

   Oooooh, Karen!  That sounds so delicious I may be forced to round up those ingredients and actually cook in spite of myself!  Thanks so much for sharing it and your menu - all of which sounds scrumptious!  I'm glad to hear you had such a fine opening to your holiday!  Happy Hanukkah!


From NewsmaxMedia - 12/08/07 - "Type 2 Diabetes Controlled by Caveman Diet":

Type 2 Diabetes Controlled by Caveman Diet

Type 2 diabetes can best be controlled by following the simple diet of stone age people, according to new Swedish research. When they conducted the first clinical study of the effect of the typical stone age diet on modern humans, Swede scientists found that the TV ad slogan “It’s so simple a caveman can do it!” is more than just a snappy catchphrase.

Advocating a Paleolithic or stone age diet for health reasons is nothing new. In 1985 an article appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine suggesting a “caveman” or hunter-gatherer diet was much more in tune with our bodies than modern food. Stone age people ate lean meats, fish, nuts, vegetables, and fruit, and mankind ate this kind of diet for over 100,000 generations.

With the emergence of agriculture only 500 generations ago, mankind first began eating dairy products, cereals, and refined fat and sugar. And only the last two generations have grown up eating highly processed food.

Many scientists believe that human bodies are still best adapted to so-called stone age food, and researchers at Lund University, Sweden, set out to discover whether this is true. Dr. Staffan Lindeberg, spokesman for the researchers, said his group began by taking note that there are human populations today still eating hunter-gatherer diets in Papua New Guinea and other isolated locations, and that in these places there is “a remarkable absence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.”

In the new study, the researchers compared 14 patients who followed a Paleolithic diet for three months with 15 patients who followed a Mediterranean diet — which is considered the healthiest modern diet — made up of whole-grain cereals, low-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables, and refined fats. The Paleolithic group, in addition to eating only lean meats, fruits, fish, etc., also avoided salt, dairy foods, and grains. At the beginning of the study, all of the participants, according to the researchers, “had increased blood sugar after carbohydrate intake (glucose intolerance), and most of them had overt diabetes type 2. In addition, all had been diagnosed with coronary heart disease.”

After 12 weeks, the blood sugar rise in response to carbohydrates in the Paleolithic groups was markedly lower (-26%), while it was about the same in the Mediterranean group (-7%). At the end of the study, all of the Paleolithic patients had normal blood glucose.

The conclusion of the research is clear, according to Dr. Lindeberg: “If you want to prevent or treat diabetes type 2, it may be more efficient to avoid some of our modern foods than to count calories or carbohydrates.” So simple, a caveman can do it.

Editor's Note:


    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 12/08/07 - "USMC Silent Drill Team":

I received this from a Marine friend of mine and thought you might like to see it.

Best to you
From: A marine
Subject: USMC Silent Drill Team
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2007 09:12:12 -0500

This video makes me proud to have ever wore the uniform... for you marines... this is a new version of inspection arms.

Click on the link.<>

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! I watched this with my jaw dropped, totally mesmerized! It may sound hackneyed, but seriously, this is TOTALLY AWESOME!!! Thanks so much, Dicky!


      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 12/08/07:


Some people just don't seem to want share their birthdays and it sure is hard to help them celebrate and wish them a happy birthday. I mean, after 60 you are rolling downhill so fast, that it's hard to hear the shouts of "Happy Birthday" as you pass by. My thanks to 
    Pat Beck Letzinger ('57 - of VA) for letting all those secrets escape !  Ladies and Gentlemen...she has done you a favor !  If Carol doesn't know, greetings she cannot bestow !

Dimples a.k.a. Sepi

   Thanks, Dimples! That's so true!


  From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC- 12/08/07:

Dear Carol,

I, like      Bill Campbell ('54 - of VA), was able to hear the Statler Brothers loud and clear while listening to “There’s A Man In Here” .I also agree it is powerful. As a long-time Statler Brothers fan, I also encourage everyone to find “Have a Little Talk With Jesus” if possible. It’s just the thing for getting you thru the day no matter what blocks your path. Thanks to     Glenn (Dye - '60 - of TX) for sharing this.

I sincerely wish the joy and blessings of this season fall upon all of “The Typhoon Nation”, if I might borrow     Joe Madagan’s ('57 - of FL) term.

Sincere best wishes to you and yours,


   Thank you, Joe Sweetie! I shan't rest until I see - and hear - this selection! Until I'm able to change my own computer settings, I'll just need to check other people's computers!


    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/08/07 - "Happy New Day!":

"The grand essentials for happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for."

- Chalmers

   Thank you, Shari! There's a lot of wisdom packed into that quotation!  



    From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 12/08/07:

  Hope all is well.

Here's a recent picture of me....My BD is Jan. 22 and I don't have an old picture of me in computer but knowing you, you have one....Happy holidays to all.

   Why, yes, I do, Rochelle! Well, actually, you wrote all over it forty-eleven years ago, but, ah, you know....

Thanks for the new picture - you're looking good!


   Your birthday is safely stored on our roster:

   Happy Hanukkah, Lady!


    From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 12/08/07 - "The Nativity Song":

Hey Carol,
Just thought you might like to see my new video that I made.  It's to the church primary song, "The Nativity Song".  I'm the singing time chorister, and we're singing this song in church for Christmas.  I decided to let the kids draw pictures of each scene, then make a music video.  It turned out pretty well.  We're watching it tomorrow in Primary.  Should be a good time.
Hope you enjoy.

   (Open this link in a new browser to avoid double music....)

    Bethany, that is sooo beautiful! You are just amazing! What a fabulous job you did with it! Thanks so much for showing me! 

   Y'all are still coming to see us soon, YES??



The NNHS Class of 1958 Holiday Gathering will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 6:00 PM
(Dinner at 7:00 PM) at Mike's Place, An Irish Pub, (757-599-5500) 458 Warwick Village Shopping Center, (
Hilton Village,
across from the Cedar Lane entrance to the
Mariners' Museum
), Newport News, VA 23601-3240.

The NNHS Class of 1957 Holiday Party will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 6:00 PM
Angelo's (Route 17), Newport News, VA.



1. Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 6:00 PM - Class of 1958 Holiday Party - Mike O'Neal's (Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, across from the Cedar Lane entrance to the Mariners' Museum) - NNHS CLASS OF 1958 

2. Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 6:00 PM - Class of 1957 Holiday Party - Angelo's (Route 17) - NNHS CLASS OF 1957 

3. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/28/07 - "Feel good - AAAHHH!" (#6 in a series of 10):

Have a great week!

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.

Leave the rest to God!

Forget about diets...

 "Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

   Thanks so much, Glenn! I love these images - and the advice is great!


   If all goes well, I will be leaving this afternoon to go to Lexington, VA to celebrate an early Christmas with           Dale (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02 - of VA) and   Diana (Lyons Harty - Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05 - of VA), and to bring         Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC) back home to be with us. 

   Please - hold any images you had thought to share with me until after I return on Tuesday, lest I faint from the prospect of the workload backlog upon my return.  Thanks so much!

   There's much more to come - next time!  Meanwhile, Happy Hanukkah, Good Yule - and Merry Christmas!

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

                          Love to all, Carol




"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."


Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Mi Yemalel?


Mi Yemalel?

Mi yemalel g'vurot Yisrael?
Otan mi yimneh?
Hen bekohl dor ya kum hagibor goel haam.

Sh'ma Bayamim hahem baz'man hazeh,
Makabi moshia ufodeh,
U v'ya memi kol am Yisrael,
Yit abed yakum lehigael.

Mi yemalel g'vurot Yisrael?
Otan mi yimneh?
Hen bekohl dor ya kum hagibor goel haam.


Who Can Retell?

Who can tell the things that befall us?
Who can count them?
In every age a hero or sage came to our aid!

Hark!  In days of yore, in Israel's ancient land,
Brave Maccabeas led the faithful band.
But now all Israel must as one arise.
Redeem itself through deed and sacrifice.

Who can tell the things that befall us?
Who can count them?
In every age a hero or sage came to our aid!


"Hear O'Israel! The Lord is our G-d, the Lord is One!"
(Devarim 6:4)

“Mi Yemalel” midi courtesy of - 12/28/05

"Mi Yemalel" lyrics (and available sheet music) transcribed from - 12/29/05
(My deepest apologies if I mutilated the transcription.)

Greg Hildebrandt's Painting “Mi Yemalel” courtesy of - 12/29/05

"Shema Yisrael" ("Hear O'Israel") Image (©2006 Adam Rhine) used to form Divider Lines courtesy
of - 12/29/05

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Siuslaw High School Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 05/27/07

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

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

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of - 10/17/07

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