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01/06/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Epiphany - Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judæa in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”

- Matthew 2: 1-2

It is better to follow even the shadow of the best,
than to remain content with the worst,
and those who would see wonderful things
must often be ready to travel alone.

- Henry Van Dyke, The Other Wise Man”, 1896
(10 Nov 1852 - 10 Apr 1933)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This Newsletter event repeats each year, with one hymn or another.

   Today is Epiphany, the Twelfth Day of Christmas.  As we as Latter-day Saints do not personally observe this Visitation of the Magi, my children know this primarily as "The Day Mom Gets Really REALLY Sad Because She Has to Take Down All Her Christmas Decorations - Unless She Can Find a Loophole."

   This year Mom managed to find a doozie of a loophole - we were sick throughout the past two or three weeks, and still have not even celebrated Christmas! Therefore, Epiphany has been pushed back every bit as far as Christmas was, because we kept having to take sick days. Sick days do not count against you. They're Freebies (I made that part up myself).

BONUS #1 - - Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - Cynthia Clawson 

BONUS #2 - - Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - Toby Bennett on English horn and Matthew Howes on pipe organ

BONUS #3 - - Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - Fernando Ortega


Let all mortal flesh keep silence is an ancient chant of Eucharistic devotion based on words from Habakkuk 2:20, "Let all the earth keep silence before him". The original was composed in Greek as a Cherubic Hymn for the Offertory of the Divine Liturgy of St James in the fourth century AD, with local churches adopting arrangements in Syriac. In modern times, the Ralph Vaughan Williams arrangement of a translation from the Greek by Gerard Moultrie to the tune of Picardy, a French medieval folk melody, popularized the hymn among other Christian congregations.

The Moultrie translation is written in 87.87 Trochaic meter. Therefore, winged in the first line of the fourth stanza ought to be read or sung as a single syllable. However, the two-syllable variant wingèd has become commonly accepted, especially outside of the United Kingdom.


   Happy Birthday today to        Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND    Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     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!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Alvin Blankenship ('63) AND   Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND   Suzanne Mason Haff (Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND    the late Bob Parrish ('68) (deceased 12 Jan 2013);

11 - My Brother-in-Law, the late   Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (d. 07 May 2005) AND     Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND   Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND   Ron Smith ('65) of VA  AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA AND   FlyLady of NC;

13 -   My Grandson, Hunter Huber, of Alberta!
   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 06, 19__ - What, nothing AGAIN?? I find this hard to believe...


Wednesday, January 06, 1965 - Educator, author, and scholar Muhammed al-Ahari was born Ray Allen Rudder.

Wednesday, January 06, 1965 - Author and academic Bjørn Lomborg was born in Frederiksberg, Denmark.

Wednesday, January 06, 1965 - Middle-distance runner Christine Wachtel was born in Altentreptow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/05/15:

“Many choices are not inherently evil, but if they absorb all of our time and keep us from the best choices, then they become insidious. Even worthwhile endeavors need evaluation in order to determine if they have become distractions from the best goals.”

- Quentin L. Cook
(b. 08 Sept 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 01/02/15 - "Wounded Warrior Project and other non-profit scams":

Any non-profit that gives less than 4% to those they promise to help should be exposed as the fraudulent creeps they are.

Do NOT support this scam group.

There are other non-profits almost as bad, including:
American Red Cross - The current President and CEO of the American Red Cross (since 2008) is Gail J. McGovern, whose total yearly compensation for 2010 was about $1,037,000.
UNICEF - President and CEO of the United States Fund for UNICEF, Caryl M. Stern, whose last reported total yearly compensation was $472,891.
United Way - President and CEO of United Way Worldwide, Brian A. Gallagher, whose last reported total yearly compensation was $717,076.

In case you've wondered how to find out such things about your favorite charity, you can view their Form 990 IRS tax filing on-line through GuideStar - - here's the link where you can register as an individual donor:

Once you've registered on GuideStar you can see the charity's Form 990, read their mission statement, etc., and scroll down to see the salaries paid to their executives.


   Thank you so much, John! I delayed posting this for several days, hoping my mental capacities would improve, and that surely we would learn this was a false report.

   I'm beyond shocked to say I have been able to find nothing whatsoever to refute it!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 01/05/15:
  AGREED! Thanks, Tina!

“ is impossible I could have been in two places at once, unless I were a bird.”

- Sir Boyle Roche
(Oct 1736 – 05 June 1807)

From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 01/03/15:

  Thanks again, Tina! I can certainly empathize with that!

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/22/14 - "Modern Times (#13 in a series of 30)":

   How sad!   

     INDEED! Thanks, George!


BONUS JANUARY CROCHET PATTERNS: - Tamara Kelly's Bobble Poof Earflap Hat - "Make this adorable Bobble Poof Earflap Hat for everyone in your family. This free crochet hat pattern is great to make for men and women, boys and girls, and even babies. Plus, it's easy to customize-- feel free to leave off the earflaps and pompom. This cute crocheted hat is a great winter accessory that will keep you warm and stylish all season long." - Tamara Kelly's Tasty Little Chevron Bag - "Correct me if I am wrong, but a girl can never have too many bags, especially when they sparkle like this Sparkly Chevron Bag. This easy crochet pattern only takes a few hours to make. Plus, it's just the right size for your evening's essential items including your cell phone, lipstick, and wallet. This is a great accessory for special occasions such as New Year's Eve and birthday celebrations." - Kirsty's Granny Shrug - "Two big hexagons and you’ve got a sweater! Make it in any size, from child to adult – just keep adding rows until the hexagons are the size you need."

BONUS JANUARY SOUP RECIPES: - All American Hambuger Soup - "Hamburgers are great for summertime dining, but what about the winter? You can still enjoy delicious ground beef flavor when the weather gets colder, just make a batch of this All American Hamburger Soup! With peppers, celery and tomato added to the mix, this simple beef soup is loaded with great flavor and texture you'll love. When it comes to the best ground beef recipes, hamburger soup will always make it to the top of our list." - Slow Cooker Beef Dumpling Soup - "Are you looking for easy slow cooker soup recipes?  Well, you've found what you need here. Slow Cooker Beef Dumpling Soup is easy, delicious and not your ordinary dumpling soup." - Matt's Taco Soup - "Take your taco out of the tortilla and put it in a bowl! Matt's Taco Soup is my take on the always enjoyable taco soup recipe. Keep warm and make dinner a fiesta tonight!"

From - 01/05/15:
Q. What do you do when your nose goes on strike?

A. You picket!

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.

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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Text: Divine Liturgy of St James, 4th century; trans. by Gerard Moultrie (16 Sept 1829 - 25 Aug 1885)
Music: French carol melody; harm. from The English Hymnal

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
ponder nothing earthly-minded,
for with blessing in his hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
as of old on earth he stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
in the body and the blood;
he will give to all the faithful
his own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
spreads its vanguard on the way,
as the Light of light descendeth
from the realms of endless day,
that the powers of hell may vanish
as the darkness clears away.

At his feet the six-winged seraph,
cherubim, with sleepless eye,
veil their faces to the presence,
as with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

"Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" midi and lyrics
courtesy of
- 01/07/13 (sic)

Image of Fernando Gallego's (ca. 1440 - 1507) Painting, "Epiphany" (ca. 1480),
courtesy of
- 01/06/06

Image of Panel from Jaume Huguet's ( ca. 1415 - 1492) Panel, "Epiphany"
courtesy of - 01/06/06

Animated Star Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/27/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated USMC, Navy, and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

FlyLady Logo courtesy of - 10/13/11
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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!

Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of - 08/28/08

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