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.
- for everything!
BONUS - 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:
Birthday today to
Mr. Pete Robinson
Happy Birthday this week to:
13 - The late Louis "Fuzzy" Turner ('63) (d. 09/15/12);
14 - The late Bill Brewer ('57) (d. 08/30/12) AND Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND Rick Harman ('65) of VA;
16 - The late Tena Goodson Hensel (June '39) (d. 06/09/15) AND the late Mr. John Huller ('43) (d. 07/29/09) AND Brian Cooper of SC;
17 - The late Mr. George McIntosh (d. 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|September 10, 1918 - Russian Civil War: The Red Army captured Kazan.|
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 1968:
|Monday, September 10, 1968 - Footballer and manager Andreas Herzog was born in Vienna, Austria.|
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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/10/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 09/09/18:
Thank you, Chris! Happy New Year!
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of CA - 09/09/16:
BONUS WHISPER CROCHET PATTERN:
BONUS WHISPER SHAWL KNIT PATTERN:
Whisper Poncho - "Knitted DROPS poncho in garter st with lace pattern in ”Vienna” or "Melody". Size: S - XXXL." - "...With soft whispers laden its leaves rustle o'er me..."
|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 - 09/09/18:
|Q. What steps should you take if
you ever come across a dangerous animal in the wilderness?
A. Very large ones.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.|
2. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -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.
3. Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion as follows:
FRIDAY: 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Cove Tavern, Newport News City Center, 711 Lakefront Commons, Newport News, VA. All food and beverages will be paid by each participant. The attire will be casual, and is OPEN to all NNHS graduates.
SATURDAY: Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Visit http://nnhs68.myevent.com, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12, 13, and 14, 2018 - The NNHS Class
of 1958 will hold its 60-Year Reunion as follows:
5. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 -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 07/16/18
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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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!
Animated USMC, Air Force, Army, and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
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
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16
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