10/06/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Te Deum Laudamus
“O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let
us make a joyful noise to the crock of our salvation.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter is in honor of all my fellow Medieval history buffs out there, and I'm sure we are legion.
Yes, I was reading an old college textbook of mine the other day, and it seems that the Siege of Damietta took place on June 6, 1249, which was exactly 761 years and four months ago today. (Oh, c'mon, you knew I was weird from the git-go.)
And after they landed, the Crusaders sang this very hymn. I am not making this up.
As this hymn is so very, very old, it has been reset to music many times by many different composers. Perhaps I just wasn't "holding my mouth right," but I was unable to locate a midi file of the Gregorian chant I wanted to attach, so just listen to these glorious bonus videos, and you'll catch the general idea.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqwV9l-U8ds - Te Deum - 5th Century Monastic Chant (Solemn)
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLbNyE_AgGc&NR=1 - Te Deum Laudamus, Gregoriano, T. Simplex; SCHOLA GREGORIANA MEDIOLANENSIS, Giovanni Vianini, Milano.It.
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VVrFdURVPw&NR=1 - The Te Deum chanted by the schola of the FSSP on the occasion of Fr. Roberto Cano FSSP 1st Mass at St. Francis.
GUY, A KNIGHT, TO B. OF CHARTRES.
Rolls Series, M. Paris. Chron. maj. VI, pp 155 ff. Latin.
[Another translation of this letter can be found in Matthew Paris (Bohn
edition), III, 411 ff]
From Damietta, 1249.
The king, having then entered the city in the midst of cries of joy, went immediately into the temple of the Saracens to pray and thank God, whom he regarded as the author of what had taken place. Before eating, all the Christians, weeping sweet and sacred tears of joy, and led by the legate, solemnly sang that hymn of the angels, the Te Deum Laudamus.
The Te Deum (also known as Te Deum Laudamus, Ambrosian Hymn or A Song of the Church) is an early Christian hymn of praise. The title is taken its opening Latin words, rendered literally as "Thee, O God, we praise".
The hymn remains in regular use in the Roman Catholic Church in the Office of Readings found in the Liturgy of the Hours, and in thanksgiving to God for a special blessing such as the election of a pope, the consecration of a bishop, the canonization of a saint, a religious profession, the publication of a treaty of peace, a royal coronation, etc.....
Authorship is traditionally ascribed to Saints Ambrose and Augustine, on the occasion of the latter's baptism by the former in AD 387. The petitions at the end of the hymn (beginning Salvum fac populum tuum) are a selection of verses from the book of Psalms, appended subsequently to the original hymn.
The hymn follows the outline of the Apostles' Creed, mixing a poetic vision of the heavenly liturgy with its declaration of faith. Naming God immediately, the hymn proceeds to name all those who praise and venerate God, from the hierarchy of heavenly creatures to those Christian faithful already in heaven to the Church spread throughout the world. The hymn then returns to its creedal formula, naming Christ and recalling his birth, suffering, and glorification. At this point the hymn turns to the subjects declaiming the praise, both the Church in general and the singer in particular, asking for mercy on past sins, protection from future sin, and the hoped-for reunification with the elect.
From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 10/03/10 and 10/05/10:
I wanted to let you know that I finally had to have my leg amputated. Things are really rough right now but I think about you and all my old friends often. Hope to see some of you when I get out of here. [Riv.Rehab]
It's not fun being like this, but I am not sick anymore, so that is a good thing.
Love ya, Jamey
Dear Jamey, amidst bouts of crying, I've been trying to think of something wonderfully comforting to say to you. If those words exist, I cannot find them. I can only say that I'm so very sorry. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
1. THREE MORE DAYS!!!
From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 07/16/10 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2":
|Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL!|
2. THREE MORE DAYS!!!
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 03/17/10:
|The NNHS Class of 1963 will
celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010
at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00
PM to 10:00 PM.
For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at email@example.com.
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 and 09/23/10 - "Update on locations AND Hotel Info - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":
Friday evening we’ll meet at 7:00 PM at the home of Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65). They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend... The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News. The telephone number is 757-595-4116. We’ll post a map providing directions.
The Saturday afternoon picnic at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, begins at 1:00 PM. $20.00 will cover the cost of your food.
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - updated 10/04/10!
45-Year NNHS Class of ’65 Reunion – Hotel Information
you’re using a GPS the address for Lynn Walker Brothers home is 304
Dogwood Drive, Newport News 23606.
News Park is located at 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News 23603.
Event begins at 1:00 p.m. October 16th.
Thank you, Dave!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/20/10 - "NNHS 64/64 Cruise Announcement":
http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10 and 09/21/10!
From Me ('65) of IL - 10/04/05 - Repeated from http://nnhs65.com/10-04-05-NNHS-One-Fine-Day.html:
If you don't know what I'm going to say next, you don't know me very well.
Last year (2004) just
before the reunion, I tried to be subtle and sensitive and allude to this as
gently as possible.
Have you not
noticed how very quickly one of us can be gone? If you're thinking of
waiting until "next time" to see
If you can't
attend, you can't attend, and that's that. But if you're vacillating about
whether or not to come, if you're
As I can't find
the exact quotation, I cannot find the exact date, but I believe it was about
sixty-five years ago when
wholeheartedly agree with that, I would extend it to read, "The next greatest
forces of evil are those
I might get off this soapbox soon - but don't count on it.
"I excuse not myself."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ellen Anas Smith ('57) AND Dale Parsons ('69) of HA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
11 - Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA;
12 - Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC;
13 - The United States Navy - 1775 AND Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN WWII:
|October 06, 1939 - The last
Polish army was defeated.
October 06, 1939 - Adolf Hitler denied any intention to
wage war against Britain and France in an address to Reichstag.
TODAY IN 1965:
Wednesday, October 06, 1965 - Baseball player Rubén Sierra was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Wednesday, October 06, 1965 - Politician Steve Scalise was born - possibly in Louisiana.
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of
08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":
This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag
of dog food.
Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.
Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace! OH, NO!
Grace is #1 in pet of the month: http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=1
and #3 in pet of the year: http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=2
WOWZERONI!!! That's fabulous, Norris!
Vote early, vote often (or at least cast your allotted daily vote) - and don't drop the ball now!
From Bill Gross (February 1948) of VA - 10/05/10 - "Thanks":
Thanks so much for running the announcement of our 62nd Reunion Anniversary for the NNHS classes of February and June 1948 held October 2nd and 3rd. It was a great success and we had a wonderful time. We could only kick our heels up so high being in 80 + - range.
That's wonderful news, Bill - you're most welcome!
From Doug Donnelly of MI - 10/05/10 - "RE: Catherine Barter Buchanan":
|Thank you very much for
this answer. I believe Catherine is a distant relative of mine that I
would love to make contact with to try and sort of the possible
connection. I hope to find her!
Monroe Evening News
20 W. First St.
Monroe MI 48161
You're welcome, Doug!
We wish you all success!
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA to Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 10/05/10 - "RE: Shackelford Auto Company":
|Hello Fred, Tue. Oct. 5,
2010 copy to Carol Harty
My Feb. 1946 Anchor has this ad on page 66:
Shackelford Auto Co., Dodge, Plymouth, Dodge Trucks
Dependable Used Cars
329 -41 25th St.
I have a very faint memory of going there, probably about 1935. It was about when I was first allowed to go to a movie without parent -- but only with a friend who had been pre-screened as reliable.
The friend in that case was Joseph Charles Holloway, Jr. (J. C.). His father was a salesman at Shackelford and after the movie we went over to Shackelford and walked up an auto ramp to the second floor. J. C. Sr. gave me a tour of all the latest model cars.
The Holloway's lived in the 100 block of Pear Avenue, on the E. C. Co. side, so J. C. went to George Wythe School. He always knew everything about cars, especially the virtues of the make his dad sold. When my father bought a 1938 Chevrolet J. C. told me that the choice was a terrible mistake. By then his father had begun selling Fords - "the best car in the world."
J. C. Jr. transferred from Hampton H.S. to NNHS and graduated in the class of June 1943. Shortly after that he went into the Army and I don't think I ever saw him after that. The Holloway family eventually moved to Florida.
Nostalgic best, Fred
Fred W. Field
Thank you so much, Fred!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/05/10 - "Boogie Woogie":
Can you sit still through this one?
WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Norris!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 10/04/10 - "Angels Flight":
Please watch from beginning to end—the world should hear this. This video is about the making of the song, "Angels Flight" and the video is short enough with the song being played at the end. It kind of gave me goose bumps. Give it a whirl and see how it affects y'all.
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/05/10 - "Nymphomaniac Convention":
A man boarded an airplane and took his seat. As he settled in, he glanced up and saw the most beautiful woman boarding the plane.. He soon realized she was heading straight towards his seat .. As fate would have it, she took the seat right beside his.
Eager to strike up a conversation he blurted out, "Business trip or pleasure?"
She turned, smiled and said, "Business. I'm going to the Annual Nymphomaniacs of America Convention in Boston."
He swallowed hard. Here was the most gorgeous woman he had ever seen sitting next to him, and she was going to a meeting of nymphomaniacs. Struggling to maintain his composure, he calmly asked, "What's your business role at this convention?"
"Lecturer," she responded. "I use information that I have learned from my personal experiences to debunk some of the popular myths about sexuality."
"Really?" he said. "And what kind of myths are there?"
"Well," she explained, "one popular myth is that African-American men are the most well-endowed of all men, when in fact it is the Native American Indian who is most likely to possess that trait. Another popular myth is that Frenchmen are the best lovers, when actually it is men of Jewish descent who are the best. I have also discovered that the lover with absolutely the best stamina is the Southern Redneck."
Suddenly the woman became a little uncomfortable and blushed.
"I'm sorry," she said, "I shouldn't really be discussing all of this with you. I don't even know your name."
"Tonto," the man said, "Tonto Goldstein, but my friends call me Bubba."
Norris Sweetie, I was eating my yogurt snack when I read this, and I laughed so hard I nearly choked myself! Thanks for the crazy wild chuckle!
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From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS:
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|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
Thursday, October 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch
gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak
House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News
at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if
you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.
2. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL - http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-page/10-09-10-Typhoon-Tailgate.pdf - http://nnhs65.com/frat-soro-SPD.html
3. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at email@example.com - CLASS OF 1963
4. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 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.
5. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion: Friday night at 7:00 PM at the home of Barry (York HS - '65) and Lynn Walker Brothers, 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News, VA 23606 ($5.00@); Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23603 ($20.00@) For more details, contact Dave Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html - http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965
6. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, contact Dave Spriggs at NNHS64@cox.net and SEE: http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html -NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-RESERVATION-FORM.html - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html - CLASS OF 1964
7. Thursday, November 4, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.
8. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 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.
9. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (email@example.com - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (email@example.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
10. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/22/10
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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Te Deum Laudamus
Thee, O God, We Praise
thee, O God :
"Te Deum Laudamus" Latin and English lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Te_Deum - 10/05/10
"Te Deum Laudamus" Image courtesy of http://www.christusrex.org/www2/berry/f37v.html - 10/05/10
Divider Line 440 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines9.html - 08/19/10
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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
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 Navy Flag 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
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
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