NNHS Newsletter -
The Ash Grove
“A memory is what is left
when something happens
Edward de Bono
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
For reasons no longer known to me, I can never think of "The Ash Grove" without remembering Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia, and the sweet, idyllic days of our childhood in the Stuart Homes Apartments and at Magruder School. That's just the way it is, and I suppose, ever shall be. And that's a good thing!
- for everything!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qak5Vb209Ng - The Ash Grove - Laura Wright
The Ash Grove (Welsh: Llwyn Onn) is a traditional Welsh folk song whose melody has been set to numerous sets of lyrics. The most well-known was written, in English, by John Oxenford in the 19th century.
The first published version of the tune was in 1802 in "The Bardic Museum". The book was written by Edward Jones, a harpist. About 4 years later a version with words appeared, under the name "Llwyn Onn". It tells of a sailor's love for "Gwen of Llwyn". The tune might be much older, as a similar tune appears in "The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay (1728), in the song "Cease Your Funning". In 1922 , however Kidson claimed that John Gay's tune derives from the morris dance tune "Constant Billy", which is first known in Playford's "Dancing Master".
The tune of "The Ash Grove" is used for the hymn "Let All Things Now Living" in 1939 by composer Katherine K. Davis. This hymnal version resulted in it being included on a number of Christmas albums up through the 50s; like Jan August's 1955 album "Christmas Favorites" (Mercury Records #MG 20160). It was in use as a hymnal long before the 20th century under the title "The Master Hath Come" by Sarah Doudney (1871) and has been updated since in a retelling of the nativity by Robert Cullinan as "On This Night, Most Holy" (1996). Around 1962 another song called "The Irish Free State" was written to this tune. "The Ash Grove" featured in the 1980 BBC mini-series Pride and Prejudice.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late Mr. Pete Robinson (deceased 12/23/03)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Bobby Hedrick ('58) (deceased 08/31/09) AND J. Harrison ('58) of GA AND My Grandson, Jimmy Harty of UT!
Birthday this week to:
16 - Tena Goodson Hensel ('39) of VA AND The late Mr. John Huller ('43) (deceased 07/29/09) AND Brian Cooper of SC;
17 - The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|September 10, 1939 - The submarine
HMS Oxley was mistakenly sunk by the submarine
HMS Triton near
Norway and became the
Royal Navy's first loss.
September 10, 1939 -
Canada declared war on
Nazi Germany, joining the
New Zealand and
September 10, 1942 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt
mandated gasoline rationing as part of the U.S. wartime effort.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Thursday, September 10, 1964 - Engineer and politician John E. Sununu was born John Edward Sununu in Boston, Massachusetts.|
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 09/09/14 - "My Plan":
OH, ABSOLUTELY! (But not a minute before!) Thanks, Jimmy!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/09/14 - "I Can't!":
|AWW! Thank you, Joan!|
From My Friend, Bill, of UT - 09/09/14 - "I'm Not Short":
From My Friend, LaMerle, of VA and NC - 09/09/14 - "Grab the Camera":
From My Friend, Hank, of KY - 09/08/14 - "Parent's Guide":
Much love to ALL branches, but it was too funny not to share.
I LOVE IT! Thank you, Hank!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/15/14 - "Cool Signs (#26 in a series of 26)":
Need a chuckle today, read these!
Thanks, Ruthie - these have been great!
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 08/17/14 - "I'll bet you didn't know all this...HINTS (#24 in a series of 26)":
I'm certainly going to try some of these!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/29/14 - "Messages (#12 in a series of 17)":
|Thank you, Wayne Honey!|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/04/14 - "Ways to decorate using old items... (#4 in a series of 18)":
Love some of these ideas.
The show Flea Market Flip,
is another source to get great ideas...
COOL BEANS! Thanks, Shari!
|BONUS WHISPER SHAWL KNIT PATTERN:|
http://www.redheart.co.uk/free-patterns/whisper-shawl - Whisper Shawl - "Knit in Soft Mohair yarn and a beautiful cluster stitch, this timeless style can be worn with casual or dressier fashions." - "...With soft whispers laden its leaves rustle o'er me..."
|http://www.yummly.com/recipes/leafy-greens - Leafy Greens - "Find Quick and Easy leafy greens Recipes! Choose from over 17 leafy greens recipes from sites like Epicurious and Allrecipes." - "...And wistfully searching the leafy green dome..."|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/09/14:
|A man went to the Police Station
wishing to speak with the burglar who had broken into his house the
"You'll get your chance in court," said the Desk Sergeant.
"No, no, no!" said the man. "I want to know how he got into the house without waking my wife. I've been trying to do that for years!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/17/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Lyrics by John Oxenford (12 Aug 1812 – 21 Feb 1877)
Music - Traditional Welsh folk song
The ash grove, how graceful, how plainly 'tis speaking, The wind [harp] through it playing has language for me. Whenever the light through its branches is breaking A host of kind faces is gazing on me. The friends of my childhood again are before me, Each step wakes a memory as freely I roam. With soft whispers laden its leaves rustle o'er me, The ash grove, the ash grove again [alone] is my home. My laughter is over, my step loses lightness, Old countryside measures steal soft on my ear; I only remember the past and its brightness, The dear ones I mourn [long] for again gather here. From out of the shadows their loving looks greet me And wistfully searching the leafy green dome, I find other faces fond bending to greet me, The ash grove, the ash grove alone is my home. My lips smile no more, my heart loses its lightness No dream of my future my spirit can cheer; I only can brood on the past and its brightness, The dead I have mourned are again living here. From ev'ry dark nook they press forward to meet me; I lift up my eyes to the broad leafy dome, And others are there looking downward to greet me; The ash grove, the ash grove alone is my home.
"The Ash Grove" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/cigneto/thcmid/a/AshGrove1.mid - 06/19/03
"The Ash Grove" lyrics courtesy of http://www.gurman.org/ashgrove/ - 06/19/03
Image of Ash Grove courtesy of http://www.buffer.forestry.iastate.edu/Virtual_Risdal_Tour/Site_6/stop6.htm - 09/11/10 (sic)
Twig Flower Bar # 17 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/pa/FlaminJune/Flowerlines2.html - 02/08/10
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated USMC, Air Force, Army, and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the lateFamous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Fat Frog courtesy of
Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
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