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12/18/06 - NNHS Newsletter
Third Day of Hanukkah

Wishing you and those you love
all the good fortunes of life,
health, happiness and peace
throughout the New Year.

Best Wishes at Hanukkah!

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today is the third full day of Hanukkah.  I hope you're having a wonderful time!

   If my internet had not been down the entire morning - also known as the time when I do most of my best work online - I would have had a better time myself today.  But we baked cookies this afternoon, and invited some friends over, and actually went Christmas Caroling in our neighborhood and two or three others as well. We had a marvelous time, so all's well that ends well.  We stopped to see our friend Emily, and who should we find there but our other friend, Alma - and my sister,    Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) --- a Threefer!   So All's Well That Ends Well!

  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/17/06 - "I loved The Price of Children...":

They are priceless...also loved Wet Pants...sent it to many on my list, never seen that one before.  It is a true friend who saves face for us when we are at our worst.  Did I tell you that I am suffering from a bad case of something (cold or flu) and am NOT  Trying very hard not to have a pity party for myself...will get back into bed boring being sick.  I have a good book.  Nothing tastes good...imagine that!!!  If I didn't feel so lousy I would elect to have a cold for about a year so I would lose the weight!  Love and Merry Christmas...leaving for the "sacred soil" as you put it...on Wed.  By the way you say you "ain't nebah been up nawth"...well I will tell you like I told my mother...Yankees do not eat Southerners for breakfast! 

   Ahhh - genetic memories take so long to be filtered and diluted, do they not?!?  WILD SILLY GIGGLES!!!

When I was working at the nursing home I would gather the residents and bring them down to the living room for activities and events.  One day I said to a lady "Have you been to the potty?"  (Meaning the toilet!)  She replied, "No honey, the potty doesn't staht until 2!"  (Oh excuse me, well have you been to the toilet?)  It was necessary to ask the elderly before all events because just like small children they forget to go ahead of time and then they have to go RIGHT NOW!!!

   Jean, you're a hoot!  I hope you're all well soon.   Traveling while under the weather is not much fun - even when it involves "the sacred soil of Virginia"!

  From Tom Oxner ('65) of AR - 12/17/06 - " Early Christmas Present":

Hello and Happy Holidays to all:

We received an "early" Christmas present this year. My sister, Carolyn, still lives in Newport News in the same house we lived in when I attended NNHS. My parents have passed away and it is becoming more difficult for her to make it on her own. Living over a thousand miles away, it is difficult for me to provide a great deal of assistance. After a great deal of soul-searching she has decided to move to Conway, Arkansas to be nearer her only remaining family (me). Now for the Christmas present part: The house two doors down from us came up for sale and we were able to buy it. Carolyn is visiting us now and was able to tour the house prior to closing. She really liked the house. My wife and I feel very fortunate to be able to have Carolyn so close to us. It will make the adjustment process for Carolyn less difficult. She can visit easily and often and will not feel so isolated from all her friends in NN.

Tom Oxner and Family

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!  How wonderful for you all!  I'm really happy to hear this news, Tom, and I hope you have as much fun living near your sister as I've had being so close to mine these last five years!

  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/17/06 - "Are you singing...":

In a Christmas program with your church?  You did not mention that this year? 


   Well, if I had actually issued these Newsletters on the days they're dated, you might have heard mention of it before now!

   Actually, no large cantata was scheduled for this Christmas season such as the one in which    Eleanor and    Adrienne and    I participated last year:

   In our church, those are generally done on a basis involving singers from many congregations.

   But for the last five years, I've been the Music Director for my local ward (congregation).  And that means that in addition to selecting and leading all the music sung each Sunday, I'm in charge of writing, arranging and organizing the Christmas worship service - which is my favorite calling EVER in church.  I did it for many years in Illinois, and I've been blessed to do it most of the time we've been here in NC.  We just finished the major one yesterday.  Now I have another to do for this Sunday, Christmas Eve.

   I arranged for seven musical numbers for yesterday's service.  We had a tenor solo (
David Duke singing "O Holy Night"), the Children's Choir ("When Joseph Came to Bethlehem" and "Mary's Lullaby"), the Young Women's Choir singing "Stars Were Gleaming"; an a capella soprano solo ("Mary's Little Boy Child"); the soprano solo I mentioned earlier ("When Mary Sang Her Lullaby"); our duet ("Mary's Lullaby - All Mine in Your Loveliness"); and Charis Bean Duke and her older daughter, Catherine, playing an awesome piano duet of "The First Noel".

   I believe next Sunday's will have nine special numbers.  Once I find out what everyone is doing - I know there'll be  a violin solo and a flute solo among other things - I'll work up the script and find speakers or narrators as needed.  It's not exactly impromptu, but very, very close.  I prefer to think of it as "being led by the Spirit".....

   But to answer your question, yes, Eleanor and I sang that duet yesterday.  She'll be out of town with her children and grandchildren next week, but I will be singing "Away in a Manger" in a group with    Dale and  Adrienne and two others.  Dale will also be singing with six full-time missionaries, plus a Methodist University student - who happens to be a Methodist.  They're singing "What Child Is This?", and will be accompanied by David Duke.  I just love men's choirs!

   It should be fun preparing an entirely different script.  I'll keep you posted.

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/17/06:
Funny on-line video of animals dancing, on google. 
Christmas pages
A good message from Canada.

   These are great, Shari!  Thanks so much!


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007
at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:


The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering

More details to follow!

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 12/07/06 - "Dear Carol, Some Cute Animal Pix" (#11 in a series of 20):


Dear Carol,

Everyone knows how much I love animals SO, I receive loads of these pictures.

Your Friend, Herbie  

  Ummm - that might be the ugliest dog I've ever seen, but perhaps that's just because I'm not very fond of that breed.  I suppose he is kind of cute in his own way...

  Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


   Y'all stay happy - and 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

S'vivon Sov Sov Sov

Dreidel Spin

L. Kipnis / Traditional Lyrics

S'vivon, sov, sov, sov
Chanukah hu chag tov
Chanukah hu chag tov
S'vivon, sov, sov, sov

Dreidel spin. Spin, spin, spin
Chanukah, Chanukah
Dreidel spin. Spin, spin, spin
Chanukah, Chanukah.

Nes gadol ha ya sham
Chag simcha hu-la-am
Nes gadol ha ya sham
Chag simcha hu-la-am

Nes gadol ha ya sham
A great miracle happened there
Nes gadol ha ya sham
A great miracle happened.

"S'vivon (S'veevon) is the Hebrew word for "Dreydel (sic)."

“S'vivon” midi courtesy of - 12/24/05

"S'vivon" lyrics and Dreidle clip art courtesy of - 12/26/05

Small Dreidle clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of Google Images - 12/26/05

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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!

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