01/01/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy New Year!
ye, who have met with Adversity's blast,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Here we are - a brand new year!
BONUS #1 - Lead, Kindly Light - Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 2009
BONUS #2 - Lead, Kindly Light - with a little vintage gift book from 1902
BONUS #3 - Lead, Kindly Light - St. Cecilia Parish Choir, Boston
BONUS #4 - Lead, Kindly Light - Amelita Galli-Curci, December 22, 1925
BONUS #5 - Lead, Kindly Light - Brigham City. Utah Priesthood Choir
BONUS #6 - Lead, Kindly Light - Instrumental, 2012
BONUS #7 - Lead, Kindly Light - A Combined Choir from the Provo LDS Missionary Training Center, 2012
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).
As a young priest, John Newman became sick while in Italy and was unable to travel for almost three weeks. In his own words:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Birthday today to Gloria Hand Burns ('57) AND Bill Fitzgerald ('58) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
03 - The late Carl Rossman (Hargrave Military Academy - '66) (d. 04/24/16);
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;
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 Northern VA AND the late Steve Veazey ('60) (d. 10/29/17) 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 OK; 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) AND The Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1970, Miss NNHS, Jennie Easmeil Alexander of VA AND the late Garland Reece ('70) (d. 23 Mar 2001)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
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.
THIS DAY IN 1969:
Tuesday, January 01, 1969 - Actor Morris Chestnut was born Morris Chester Chestnut, Jr. in Cerritos, California.
Tuesday, January 01, 1969 - Actor, playwright and screenwriter Barton MacLane (b. 25 Dec 1902 in Columbia, South Carolina) died of double pneumonia in Santa Monica, California one week after his 66th birthday .
|“...We can choose our
future. I made a few resolutions at the commencement of this new year.
I’d like to share them with you, hoping that you, too, will join in
making the same choices, the same resolutions. First, I will
listen. Second, I will learn. Third, I will labor. And
fourth, I will love. Four words beginning with the letter l, but
four words which can well determine our destiny...
“Four pledges for the new year: I will listen, I will learn, I will labor, I will love. As we fulfill these pledges, we can have the guidance of our Heavenly Father and in our own lives experience true joy. Now, I don’t simply mean that we should make a wish, or that we should dream a dream, but rather determine to do that which we pledge to accomplish. We can, if we will. It was Henry Ford, the industrialist, who declared, 'Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.' Now, shall we go forward with such resolutions? Can we change our practices if such need changing? I declare that we can.”
|Thank you, Joan!|
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 12/31/18:
|Thank you, Janice!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/30/18, 7:24 AM
- "THE MOST IMPORTANT RESOLUTION":
Here we are looking toward another new year already. As we get
older, it seems like the years just go by faster, yet with every
passing year, change is not necessarily the way we expected.
From my perspective, if you asked me back in the 1960s what 2019
would be like, I would have said the Jetsons. Well, we're not
there yet, but we have come a long way with computers and
I-phones, driverless cars and drones, for example. Yet with each
orf these things, we find that they have many faults and
unintended consequences we never considered. They have also in
so many ways caused us to maintain our humanity as a social
animal by our very nature. So many things related to common
sense and the laws or nature have been thrown away as we
continue to think we can socially engineer anything without the
basic nature of life being obliterated.
As we enter 2019, perhaps we who believe by faith can do something to change that by using the old process of making a New Year's resolution that has the answer. After all, resolutions require us to look at ourselves critically as we try to improve ourselves. Now I know many of you might say New Year's resolutions? Are you kidding me, we don't make those anymore. Today we do what we want and however we want. And that, friends, is a large part of the problem.
Look at the list above. For those who still make resolutions,
there are some good points included but they all could be approached in a much
different way and with the support mechanism to really carry them out. How? By
making our first resolution so big and potentially powerful that the other
things we need to do will fall in place. Make living for the Lord first and
foremost is the way to do it. In all that we do, ask Him for advice and guidance
and He will help. Only He has the answers and truly wants us to give Him our
lives to mold and develop. Only He, the Creator, has the ability to spark that
Spirit in us..
Now, if we don't believe in God, then the problem is solved, or at least for those who don't believe they think it is and they can just muddle on along and watch the successive failures build. They might have power and money and think they own the world, but the day will come when this life ends and they will find they have nothing. They can't take it with them.
But for believers, when we believe in the Lord and put Him first, all else will fall in place. Oh, it may not be the way we imagined in our weak mortal earthly view, but it will be a change toward making us closer to the image He has for us on the road to eternity. Each day that goes by will be a step in the right direction which will lead us to an eternity with Him when this life is over. Will it be more wonderful and marvelous than anything we can imagine. Well, let's just say I'm putting all my chips on the table on it.
So, when we go to make our resolutions this year, and by all means it is a great thing to focus on being better in all things, put the Lord first and let Him lead the way. Just make those goals all subordinate to that master goal. If we do, at the end of the year we will find ourselves, shall we say, divinely surprised and pleased.
Dear Lord, We thank you for guiding us through the past year safely and ask that you guide us and direct us in the new year to do a better job of putting you first. With you, we can be anything. Without you, we are nothing. Help us to understand that in all that we do. We ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior and our Mediator with you, Amen.
Thank you, Jimmy!
|“Be the kind of
person you'd like to come home to every day.”
Dr. Laura Schlessinger
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/31/18:
don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that
BONUS CROCHET SCARF PATTERNS:
Striped Scarf with Railroad Border
- "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."
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."
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 KNIT SCARF PATTERNS:
|18 Easy Scarf Knitting Patterns - "Go beyond garter stitch with these scarf patterns that have been rated as easy, some even suitable for beginners. These scarves are gorgeous ways to try out new techniques like lace and cables, or to take a break from more challenging projects."|
BONUS NEW YEAR'S DAY RECIPE:
New Year's Day Black-Eyed Peas - " 'Remember, black-eyed peas on New Year's Day brings good luck for the entire year!' - "
From www.ajokeaday.com -12/31/17:
|Everyone has a photographic memory...
Some just still keep it on film...
And they never develop it.
|DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/30/18
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