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12/29/05 - NNHS Newsletter
Fourth 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, 

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



   Hit #42,000 was made on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 3:55 PM by someone (and I didn't copy all this down accurately in time, so I hope this is correct) from accessing the site from

   And whoever you are, I know for a true fact that you visit the site regularly, so if you'll just be so kind as to identify yourself and send me your mailing address, I'll send you your prize.  One day.................

   By the way, due to the soggy conditions of my memory and to my outrageously sloppy record keeping, in most instances I have absolutely no idea who I ever paid off.  Moreover, many prizes went unclaimed.  Y'all might want to check this page and let me know........

   And then you should play "Whack Britney with a Summer Sausage" while you're there, because it's such fun:



  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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/25/05 (Yet another "Lost In Space"
message which only just arrived.....):

Merry Christmas and then a Very Special New Year's with your children.


   Thanks so much, Joan!  Happy New Year to you as well!



 From Kathy Clark ('63) of VA - 12/28/05 - "Buckroe Picture":


I have read some of the comments concerning the date of the Park picture.  I agree that the cars look newer than the 1920s. 

So I called Wally Stieffen today.  Wally's father, Basil, owned a store in downtown NN and the park. I have printed a copy of the picture and mailed it to Wally.  He'll call me back when he gets the mail and we are going to absolutely date that picture!  Wally is the oldest son and the expert on what's what concerning the Park.  So I'll keep all posted after I speak with Wally again.

   That will be Super-De-Duper, Kathy!  Thanks!  I'd still like to know when the Ferris Wheel was added......

Buckroe Beach and Amusement Park    

Happy New Year to all, Typhoons and others, who enjoy these newsletters as much as I do - and an extra special HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours, who bring the newsletters to us all. 

Kathy Clark

   Thank you, Kathleen - and Happy New Year!



  From Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA - 12/28/05:

Hi Carol,
My birthday was 9/2/1946, thanks for including me.

   Super - thank you!

It seemed odd seeing a picture of myself when I still had hair. :- )
We thought you might want to have a more recent picture of Rob and me.

Our best wishes,

   Oh, cool!  Thanks - I do!

   Shortly after    Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD asked that we attach thumbnail images of "the way we used to be" to the

Rob and Dustin    

Newsletters back on 10/13/05,    Brownie Shaffer Haraciviet ('62) of the Virgin Islands suggested that we might want to do a THEN and NOW page for those who correspond on a regular basis, which I agreed would be fun and interesting, once I had amassed a sizable number of "THEN" images.

   Actually, this concept dates from the beginnings of the website over five years ago, although then it was only to apply to members of the NNHS Class of 1965:

   This project became completely bogged down and was never completed, but I'm ever optimistic.......

   And though there's no outward evidence of it, Brownie's idea is becoming closer to reality all the time.  There are now over 225 "THEN" portraits in that file, plus a goodly smattering of "NOW" images scattered here, there, and everywhere.

   I think surely by spring, we'll be able to bring both of these dreams into reality.

   Thanks again, Dusty!  Happy Hanukkah!



  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/28/05 - "Famous Marines":

Hi, Carol:
I am following up on some data that I sent to you sometime ago for consideration with respect to the Famous Marines pages. Yet, I am not sure I sent it to you, as I do a lot of "reckless housekeeping" when it comes to retaining emails. As a practice, I usually hold them until I see a response or receive a reply, but in this case I am "Brain Dead".
The reason that Jim Lehrer who is a former Marine came to mind, we featured him in the Newsletter today for the members of the Marines-Together We Served website.
To be on the safe side, I will send you his DOB etc, and a link that will be helpful.
FYI Just in case I did not send this to your earlier.


   Actually, Joe, you sent it to me just fine.  Slacker that I am, I just haven't processed it yet - nor a host of other Famous Marines (including Bugs Bunny) sent to me weeks ago by that Gunny Sergeant.  And I happened to catch a few moments of an old Dukes of Hazzard episode the other day which stated that Bo Duke was a member of the Marine Corps Reserve.  Who knew??

   I'll be gone most of this afternoon and evening, but I'll try to at last attend to some of that in the morning, Adonis - really, I will!



  From Bill Campbell ('54) of VA - 12/28/05 - "Birthdays":

Hi Carol.
My wife's maiden name is Holly Maurice Hill. We have had a great time seeing and photographing all of the 'Holly Hill's all over the world. Many of my ancestors are buried in Holly Hill Cemetery in Thomasville, NC, where I was born. The cemetery is on Holly Hill Road. There is a Holly Hill Mall in Burlington, NC, a Holly Hill, FL, a Holly Hill, SC (probably in other states also), a subdivision here in Williamsburg named Holly Hill, and mucho Holly Hills in England and Scotland. (We didn't see any in Iran when we lived there, though). So, it was a bummer for her to have to change her name to such a mundane name as Campbell. But, we are traditionalists, and we still think it is nice for both parents to have the same surname. Much less confusing.

   HOW NEAT!!!  Ah, but the Campbell's are a noble old clan, 'tis true!

If you would like to add me to your birthday list, I was born on April 27, 1936, the same day as were two other members of the NNHS Class of '54 - Barbara Jones and Genis Bird Crowder. Wonder what the probability of that is? OK.

   WOWZERONI!!!  I added all three of you!

Oh, and another thing. I just noticed that the birthday list includes a good friend of ours, Carolyn Clark Wilt (Class of '57), the wife of my best friend at NNHS, Lawrence Wilt (Class of '53). Only problem is, you have her named spelled 'Wilk'. You might want to correct that. Aloha,

   YIKES!!!  I corrected that, too.

Bill C.

   By the way, there is a recent image of Genis Bird Crowder Hornsby posted here:

   Thanks again, Bill!  Happy New Year!



  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/28/05 - "Additional E-Mail Address":

Hi, Carol:
Would you update the data in your website to reflect my Additional E-Mail Address, Please?
It is:
You can remove the one used as the Administrator for Marines-Together We Served and place this new one instead of Marines-TWS.
I can access the Army email from any computer when I travel, so it is more convenient. I have no hesitation in publishing it.
Thanks for all you do for us!
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Well, that was easy, Joe!    I added it to your slot on Famous Soldiers, too:

   Thank you, Major Madagan!  Happy New Year!



   Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!  Y'all stay happy - and take care of each other! 

                          Love to all, Carol




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



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

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