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01/01/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy New Year!

“A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.” 

- Edgar Guest
(20 Aug 1881 – 05 Aug 1959)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

    This observance - and this theme - repeats each year (when possible).

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8og_kWv0as - Lead, Kindly Light - Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra, 2009

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKbwkzaj7Z4 - Lead, Kindly Light - BYU Vocal Point, March 7, 2009 - cool bloopers at beginning, belying that which is to come

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xO2BSotzcI - Happy New Year!  from My Chemical Romance & Taking Back Sunday


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead,_kindly_Light

Lead, Kindly Light is a hymn with words written in 1833 by John Henry Newman as a poem titled "the Pillar of Cloud". In some hymnals, one may find a fourth verse added by Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr. It is usually sung to the tune Lux Benigna, composed by John Bacchus Dykes in 1865; or to Alberta, by William H Harris. Libera, a London-based boys choir, released a new interpretation of the song with an original composition and additional Latin lyrics by their musical director, Robert Prizeman, as track 10 in their album Peace (March 2010).[1][2]

As a young priest, John Newman became sick while in Italy and was unable to travel for almost three weeks. In his own words:

Before starting from my inn, I sat down on my bed and began to sob bitterly. My servant, who had acted as my nurse, asked what ailed me. I could only answer, "I have a work to do in England." I was aching to get home, yet for want of a vessel I was kept at Palermo for three weeks. I began to visit the churches, and they calmed my impatience, though I did not attend any services. At last I got off in an orange boat, bound for Marseilles. We were becalmed for whole week in the Straits of Bonifacio, and it was there that I wrote the lines, Lead, Kindly Light, which have since become so well known.

Lead, Kindly Light was sung by a soloist on the RMS Titanic during a hymn-singing gathering led by Rev. Ernest C. Carter, shortly before the ocean liner struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912.[3]


HOMEWORK:

From http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/new-year-day:

New Year's Day falls on January 1 and marks the start of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar. It marks the end of New Year's Eve celebrations in the United States and gives many Americans a chance to remember the previous year.

What do people do?

The start of New Year's Day, at midnight, is heralded by fireworks, parties and special events, which are often televised. Very few people have to work on the day itself. For many it is a day of recovery from the New Year's Eve celebrations the previous night. In some towns and cities, parades are held and special football games are played. The birth of the first baby in the New Year is often celebrated with gifts to his or her parents and appearances in local newspapers and on local news shows. Many people make New Year's resolutions. These are usually promises to themselves that they will improve something in their own lives. Common New Year's resolutions are to stop smoking or drinking alcohol, to lose weight, exercise more or to live a healthier lifestyle.

Public life

Government offices, organizations, schools and many businesses are closed in the USA on New Year's Day. Public transit systems do not run on their regular schedules. Where large public celebrations have been held, traffic may be disrupted by the clean-up operation. In general, public life is completely closed down.

Background

The Gregorian calendar is widely used in many countries such as the United States. This was introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII. The Julian calendar that had been in use until then was slightly inaccurate, causing the vernal equinox to move backwards in the calendar year. The Gregorian calendar was not accepted everywhere and some churches, particularly with origins in Eastern Europe, still use other calendars. According to the Gregorian calendar, the first day of the year is January 1.

Symbols

A common symbol of New Year's Day is Baby New Year. This is often a white male baby dressed in a diaper, a hat and a sash. The year he represents is printed on his sash. He is rarely a newborn baby, as many pictures show him sitting up or even standing alone. According to mythology, Baby New Year grows up and ages in a single year. At the end of the year he is an old man and hands his role over to the next Baby New Year. Other symbols of New Year's Day are spectacular fireworks exploding over landmarks and clocks striking midnight as the year begins.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy New Year's Day Birthday today to  Gloria Hand Burns ('57) AND   Bill Fitzgerald ('58) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

03 - Carl Rossman of PA;

04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND    Bill Bost ('61) of NC AND Randy Tosh ('63) of VA AND           My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of NC;

05 -   Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late      Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 24 Apr 2010) AND Vickie Hankins Rudy ('63) of GA;

06 -         Harry Covert ('57) of MD AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;

07 -     Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57) AND   My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of AL;

08 -    Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND    Pat Branch Coltrane ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

January 01, 1934 - Nazi Germany passed the "Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring".

January 01, 1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued a declaration called the "United Nations." It was signed by 26 countries that vowed to create an international postwar World War II peacekeeping organization.

January 01, 1945 - In retaliation for the Malmedy massacre, U.S. troops massacred 30 SS prisoners at Chenogne.

January 01, 1945 - The German Luftwaffe launched Unternehmen Bodenplatte, a massive, but failed attempt to knock out Allied air power in northern Europe in a single blow.

January 01, 1946 - About 20 Japanese soldiers surrendered to an American soldier after they read in the newspaper that the war was over.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Wednesday, January 01, 1964 - The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was divided into the independent republics of Zambia and Malawi, and the British-controlled Rhodesia.

Wednesday, January 01, 1964 Actress Juliana Donald was born in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, January 01, 1964 - Actress Dedee Pfeiffer was born Dorothy Diane Pfeiffer in Midway City, California.


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/31/13 - "Happy New Year's Eve!!":

  How pretty! Thank you, Joyce! Happy New Year!
 
 


     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/31/13:

   
 
 


          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL - 12/31/13:

  The first picture of the pair of cardinals is one of my gifts to my   Laura (Adams Harty - Cardston HS, Alberta - '95 - of AL).

The second picture is coat of arms for the 8th Missouri Cavalry Regiment CSA. My dad (
        (Paul Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) developed the concept and I designed it and drew it up for him last year. This year I painted it up and gave it to him for Christmas.

   They're really beautiful, Brent! Thanks so much; it was such fun having y'all here!

   
   


       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 12/31/13:

  Thanks, Adrienne!
 
 


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 12/31/13 - "Frozen Windows":

Frozen Windows

Wife texts Husband:

“Windows frozen, won’t open.”


Husband texts back:

“Gently pour some lukewarm water over it.”


Wife texts back 5 minutes later:

“Computer really screwed up now.”

       Oh, the humanity! Thanks, Ruthie!


     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/31/12:

   
 
 


          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of AL - 12/31/13:

  Lol... Thanks for the caricature,           Dale (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02 - of NC)!

   Isn't that just too cool?!? Thanks, Brent - and Dale!

 
 


From My Friend, Alice, of NV - 12/31/13 - "People...":
 

  Wow...that's a fact!!!! Thanks to all of you who helped 'regrow' my heart!

   Thank you, Alice! Happy New Year!

 
 


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/20/13 - "One Word Essays (#12 in a Series of 28)":

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Neat things in life!
 

 
May your troubles be less,
May your blessings be more;
May nothing but happiness come through your door!!

   Thanks so much, George! These are cool!

Heroism
 


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related):

http://www.eatingoutloud.com/2010/11/crocheted-striped-scarf-with-railroad-border.html - Allen Williams' Striped Scarf with Railroad Border (Unisex) - "Using a solid colored yarn along with a variegated yarn you can make this Crocheted Striped Scarf with Railroad Border. Alternate between the solid color and a stripe of variegated yarn. Double crochet is used for this free crochet scarf pattern. Allen also gives crochet instructions for one of his other scarves, which is what this one is based off of."

http://www.eatingoutloud.com/2010/11/vertical-stripe-crochet-scarf-unisex.html - Allen Williams' Vertical Stripe Scarf (Unisex) - "Make a Vertical Stripe Scarf using this free crochet scarf pattern. It's a unisex design so you can make it for any man or woman. Single crochet is alternated with a single chain making this an easy crochet scarf. Matching fringe added at the end gives this free crochet scarf pattern the perfect finishing touch. Wear this homemade scarf all winter long to stay warm and stylish."

http://speckless.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/crochet-pattern-infinity-and-beyond-broomstick-lace-scarf/ - Heidi Hengel's Infinity Broomstick Lace Scarf - "Your wardrobe is begging you for an Infinity Broomstick Lace Scarf like this one. This cowl is great to sport during the fall and winter seasons. Broomstick crochet is a beautiful design that looks amazing in this color. The crochet instructions and chart help you create the perfect design."


BONUS NEW YEAR'S DAY RECIPES:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/new-years-day-black-eyed-peas/ - New Year's Day Black-Eyed Peas - " 'Remember, black-eyed peas on New Year's Day brings good luck for the entire year!' - "

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1648,153178-255196,00.html - New Year's Day (Gone All Afternoon) Stew

http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1848,159162-224192,00.html - New Year's Day Good Luck Soup


FINALLY:

From http://www.guy-sports.com/humor/christmas/new_year.htm:  
 
Dear Lord,

So far this year I've done well.

I haven't gossiped, I haven't lost my temper, I haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or overindulgent. I'm very thankful for that. But in a few minutes, Lord, I'm going to get out of bed, and from then on I'm probably going to need a lot more help.

Amen.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, January 2, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Thursday, February 6, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, February 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:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/30/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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   Happy New Year, Everyone! Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol
 
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Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by
John Henry Newman, 1833
(21 Feb 1801 – 11 Aug 1890)

Fourth Verse written by Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr.

Music by John B. Dykes, 1865
(10 Mar 1823 – 22 Jan 1876)


Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.


 "Lead, Kindly Light" midi (MIDI sequence copyright © 2002 Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of http://junior.apk.net/~bmames/ht0320_.htm - 12/20/04

Downloadable Sheet Music (Craig Petrie's TTBB arrangement) available at http://www.petriefamily.org/ldsmusic/pdfs/leadkind.pdf - 01/01/04

"Happy New Year" title clip art courtesy of 
http://cool-collections-cool.blogspot.com/2011/11/huge-collection-of-new-year-2012.html - 12/31/11

Animated Pastel Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars11.html - 08/17/05

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 - Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Animated Fireworks clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/27/07
Thanks, Al!

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!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09

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