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.
Thanks, Carla - for
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:
Happy 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, 1919 - Austria and the Allies signed the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.|
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 1969:
|September 10, 1969 - Rugby player Craig Innes was born in New Plymouth, North Island, New Zealand.|
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!
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 09/09/19:
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. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE: www.nnhs1964.com; CONTACT: David Spriggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 -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.
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