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01/01/15 - NNHS Newsletter
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

- Benjamin Franklin
(17 Jan 1706 - 17 Apr 1790)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Here we are - a brand new year! 

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

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hg3DrauKOQ - Lead, Kindly Light - with a little vintage gift book from 1902

BONUS #3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4Dwd3hd-j4 - Lead, Kindly Light - St. Cecilia Parish Choir, Boston

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2WBUr-4l3k - Lead, Kindly Light - Amelita Galli-Curci, December 22, 1925.

BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA6Ysu0pbKw - Lead, Kindly Light - Brigham City. Utah Priesthood Choir

BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkbd62C67R4 - Lead, Kindly Light - Instrumental, 2012

BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_oh6zGmvRQ - Lead, Kindly Light - A Combined Choir from the Provo LDS Missionary Training Center, 2012


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.
 


From http://pittsburgh.about.com/od/holidays/tp/resolutions.htm - Top Ten New Year's Resolutions

   Hmmm, mine is not listed. 
   Four years ago, I decided to resolve to try to emulate my uncle, the late  
   Alton Frix - John Marshall HS - '23 (15 Jan 1906 - 02 Oct 1988).  When he died the family consensus was that no one had ever heard him make a negative remark about anyone - ever.  When any negativity was expressed in his presence, he tried at first to turn the conversation.  If this didn't work, he simply excused himself and left.  This to me is quite remarkable; I would like at this late stage in my life to be able to say the same thing about myself.

   In 2011 my resolution lasted nineteen minutes.

   This year I'm going to try again......


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy 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 CA;

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 LA;

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) AND Bill Collins ('63) AND   Ruth Thom Chapman ('63)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


500 YEARS AGO TODAY:

January 01, 1515 - King Francis I of France succeeded to the French throne.


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 1965:

Friday, January 01, 1965 - The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Friday, January 01, 1965 - Politician John Sullivan was born in Oklahoma City OR Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Friday, January 01, 1965 - Runner Andrew Valmon Andrew Orlando Valmon in Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, January 01, 1965 - Politician Emma Asson (born 13 July 1889 in Vaabina Parish, Võru County, Governorate of Livonia, part of the Russian Empire) died.
 


      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 12/30/14:

Well, glad about     Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky, the Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959)!!! It always takes you much longer to feel better, but I hope you're well soon..

   Thank you, Jean! Ja, I've been wondering about that very thing all week. On Christmas Eve as we were coming home from seeing my PA,         Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) asked me, "Why is it that when we get sick, you get so much sicker than anyone else?"

   I could only think of what        my daddy, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960) told me many times, that had I been born before the advent of penicillin, I never would have lived long enough to see my first birthday.

   Come to think of it, around the time of my first birthday, I did briefly pass over to the other side from a severe asthma attack, hence my deep and abiding love for this Greg Olsen painting - , a copy of which hangs in our bedroom. From then on, he never let me leave home without a tiny bottle of some vile tasting medicine containing ephedrine close at hand.

   We joke all the time about how so often I opted to be "sick" so that I could stay home and watch television (which I thought was infinitely more educational than rehashing material I already knew). When I was in the second grade there were 180 days of school. I missed 50 of them.

   It's always easier to keep missing once you begin to miss, whether it's church, school, or (Heaven forbid!) work. It becomes a habit.

   But the simple truth is, all my life I've been sick one week out of every four - and I mean really sick.

   I suppose I simply have a weak constitution. I know I would have been one of the first to have been "eliminated" under the Nazi regime; my extreme myopia alone would have earned me that dubious distinction. I'm grateful that I lived when and where I did - even if I'm usually a royal pain to everybody around me!



  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/31/14 - "Cold and Sore Throat Tea":
 
  Thank you so much, Joyce - good to remember!
 
 


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/22/14 - "Modern Times (#8 in a series of 30)":
 
  How sad!   

     INDEED! Thanks, George!

 
 


BONUS CROCHET SCARF PATTERNS (Sorry; not particularly 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.ajokeaday.com - 12/31/14:


A college student challenged a senior citizen, saying it was impossible for their generation to understand his. “You grew up in a different world,” the student said. “Today we have television, jet planes, space travel, nuclear energy, computers…”

Taking advantage of a pause in the student’s litany, the geezer said, “You’re right. We didn’t have those things when we were young; so we invented them! What are you doing for the next generation??”


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 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 11/27/14

BLOG:

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



   Y'all take good 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 image courtesy of My Friend, Tina of NC - 12/30/1
Thanks, Tina!

"Happy New Year" title courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files for many years now...

Poinsettia Divider Line clip art courtesy of - umm, I cannot seem to locate that information
at the moment, but it seems to have been in my files since at least 12/12/09....

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!!

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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

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