10/04/13 - NNHS Newsletter - The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
“He judged the cause of the poor and
needy for his own good:
- Jeremiah 22:16 (Douay-Rheims Version)
“Those who sing pray twice.”
Saint Francis of Assisi (1181 - 03 Oct
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today we are celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, because we are a very varied lot, and we celebrate everything together like the big happy Typhoon family we have become.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERVdSqKbA-s - Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02bFosD2fRU - Neumann University Celebrates the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3mdOzarrms - A Reflection for the Feast of St. Francis
All Things Bright and Beautiful is an Anglican hymn, also popular with other Christian denominations.
The piece can be sung to several melodies, in particular the 17th-century English melody "Royal Oak", adapted by Martin Shaw, and "All Things Bright and Beautiful" by William Henry Monk (1823–1889). There have also been other adaptations, such as a full choral piece by John Rutter.
Composition of the hymn's text has been attributed to three locations: at Llanwenarth House in Govilon, Monmouthshire, in the valley of the River Usk; at Markree Castle near Sligo; and in Minehead and the nearby village of Dunster in 1848 by Mrs. Cecil F. Alexander (from Dublin, Ireland). The hymn may have been inspired by a verse from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: "He prayeth best, who loveth best; All things great and small; For the dear God who loveth us; He made and loveth all."
Alternatively, inspiration may have come from William Paley's Natural Theology, published in 1802, that argues for God as the designer of the natural world. For example, the hymn's second verse alludes to "wings" and verse 7 refers to "eyes". Paley cited wings and eyes as examples of complexity of design, analogous to that of a watch, with God as the "Divine Watchmaker".
The hymn was first published in Alexander's Hymns for Little Children. It consists of a series of stanzas that elaborate upon verses of the Apostles' Creed.
REUNION ALERT - HAPPENING NOW:
Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their
50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza
Hotel, Hampton on the Water.
Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964.
SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com;
Y'all have fun!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to George Pipkin ('57) AND Butch Ragland ('63) of CO!
Happy Birthday this week to:
06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA;
07 - Ellen Anas Smith ('57) ANDDale Parsons ('69) of HA;
08 - Tippy Rowe ('57) AND Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND Richard Cantor ('65) of KY;
09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA AND Marsha Leak Garrett ('63);
11 - Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA AND Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 04, 1940 -
Adolf Hitler and
Benito Mussolini met in the Alps at the
Brenner Pass. Hitler was seeking help from Italy to fight the
October 04, 1943 - The U.S. captured the Solomon Islands.
October 04, 1944 - Gen. Dwight D.
Eisenhower distributed to his combat units a report by the U.S. Surgeon
General that revealed the hazards of prolonged exposure to combat
October 04, 1990 - The German parliament had its first meeting since reunification.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Friday, October 04, 1963 - Hurricane Flora killed 6,000 people in Cuba and Haiti.|
From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 10/01/13 - "Friday, Oct. 4th, St. Francis of Assisi - Blessing of Animals":
|From the bulletin of a Catholic
Thank you so much, Joe Sweetie! How perfectly this fits today's theme!
1. On the 09/23/13 Newsletter, I'm a Fool to Want You (completed at long last on 10/03/13), the entire point of the issue was to hear Frank's beautiful voice singing the title song. That would have proved problematical, as I had inadvertently posted a link to Billie Holiday's version - certainly NOT my favorite! I switched it as soon as I found it, but by then a couple of hours had passed.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_ObUNriYZM - I'm a Fool to Want You - THE REAL Frank Sinatra!
2. From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/03/13 - "RE: I'm a Fool to Want You":
From My Friend, Anica, of NC - 10/03/13 - LDS General Conference":
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Words by Cecil F. Alexander (April 1818 - 12 Oct 1895), 1848
English melody "Royal Oak", adapted by
(09 Mar 1875 - 24 Oct 1958),
"All Things Bright and Beautiful" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/l/allthing.htm - 10/03/12
Image of Giotto's (1266/7
– 08 Jan 1337)
Painting, "St. Francis Before the Sultan (Trial by Fire)", 1297/1300, courtesy
Brown Carved Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars36.html - 10/10/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the lateHerbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - 05/19/08
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06