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:
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!
500 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|September 10, 1515 - Thomas Wolsey was invested as a Cardinal.|
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.
60 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|September 10, 1955 - The television series Gunsmoke premiered on CBS . It was the second western television series written for adults. The first was the Lone Ranger.|
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Friday, September 10, 1965 - Ice hockey player and manager
Joe Nieuwendyk was born in
Friday, September 10, 1965 - Company Quartermaster Havildar Abdul Hamid (b. Veer Shahid Abdul Hamid on 01 July 1933 in Dhamupur village of Ghazipur District in Uttar Pradesh) was killed during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 in the Battle of Asal Uttar in Chima, Khem Karan Sector, Tarn Taran Sahib at the age of 32. He was the posthumous recipient of the Republic of India's highest military decoration, the Param Vir Chakra.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 09/09/15:
|“It's okay not to be
okay, as long as you are not giving up!”
Thanks so much, Susan!
From An Unsigned Correspondent - 09/06/15 - "Pal Orange Drink":
|I was just a kid in the
mid 1940's. I love that drink so much. Trying to find it and I can't. Do
they still sell it somewhere?
Ohhh, sorry, how I wish they did! It was my favorite, too - and it wasn't carbonated, which I would dearly appreciate now!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/06/15:
|Thanks, Haul Party!|
From My Friend, Ellen, of MO - 09/09/15:
|Thank you, Ellen! What I find even weirder is that more and more often, I just feel like those broken down biscuits!|
“Right now I have a milk mustache. I grew it on a cattle ranch, and then
glued it to my face.”
(b. 05 Mar 1982)
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/22/15 - "Clever drawings. How does he earn his living? (#31 in a series of 33)":
This guy has a great sense of humor...love his creativity. Here is a guy with talent who is having a good time for all to enjoy.
David Zinn is an artist from Michigan. He runs around all day in the streets of Ann Arbor, with street construction, cracks, etc. on the road with chalk to create a lot of street fairy tales.
|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 - 09/09/15:
|Frank was madly in love with
Susan, but couldn’t get up enough courage to pop the question face to
Finally he decided to ask her on the telephone.
“Darling! He blurted out, “Will you marry me?”
“Of course, I will, you silly boy,” she replied, “Who’s speaking?”
Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960
will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday
night: James River Country Club. DETAILS:
2. Friday and Saturday, October 9, 10 and 11, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. CONTACT: Karen Weinstein Witte at Kwwitte@gmail.com.
3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.
CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Pauline Collins Shofner @ email@example.com.
4. Wednesday, November 11, 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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/22/15
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
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!
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI
one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Air Force, Army, and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of
http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
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