01/01/20 - 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 MD 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. 03/23/01)!
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 1970:
January 01, 1970 - The defined beginning of Unix time, at 00:00:00.
|“...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 VA - 01/01/20:
|Thank you, Janice!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 01/01/20, @
- "HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020!":
As we awake this morning, red-eyed and with many of us short on
sleep, it is a good time to ponder the year just ended and think
about what we can do better in 2020. With each passing year, we
get older but, if we live as we should, we get wiser. Let's try
and use that skill that comes with experience to make life
better wherever we can. A little kindness, an encouraging word,
an errand for someone who can no longer do for themselves,
little things like that will go a long way to making things just
a little better in 2020. I think my dear departed mother's
common cliché, "If you can't say something nice, don't say
anything at all" might be a great piece of advice. And for those
just want to stir up a ruckus, just stay clear of them. If we
millions of Americans who have kindness, love and decency all
band together and seek each other out, just think what a
wonderful place this can be. That's my hope for America and I
also know that I can often be one of the most guilty parties in
such instances when I lose patience and I will work on that
vigorously myself. We all need love and grace. So, with those
words, have a blessed, productive, and wonderful New Year... God
bless you all.
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 -12/31/19:
|A patient came to the hospital with a burned
right hand. As the doctor took down his medical history, he asked the
injured man, “Do you smoke?”
“Yeah, a pack and a half a day,” said the patient.
Concerned, the doctor told him, “You should consider quitting.”
“No, it’s OK,” said the patient. “I smoke with my left hand.”
|DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/30/19
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