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11/01/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
All Saints Day
“A saint is one who makes goodness
Dear Friends and
Today's theme calls for gloomy weather, but here in Fayetteville, it really isn't. It's ranging from partly cloudy to cloudy, but I wouldn't call it gloomy at all - and that's just fine with me!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHVv79W_EpA - All Saints' Hymn: "For All The Saints" - Big Sing, October 24, 2004 - sing-along version
|All Saints' Day is a celebration of all Christian saints,
particularly those who have no special feast days of their own, in many
Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches. In many western
churches it is annually held November 1 and in many eastern churches it
is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. It is also known as
All Hallows Tide, All-Hallomas, or All Hallows' Day.
What do people do?
All Saints' Day is observed by Christians in many countries around the world. In countries such as Spain, Portugal and Mexico, offerings are made on this day. In countries such as Belgium, Hungary and Italy people bring flowers to the graves of dead relatives. In other parts of Europe, such as Austria, Croatia, Poland, and Romania, it is customary to light candles on top of visiting graves of deceased relatives. It is also observed in parts of Asia, such as the Philippines, where people visit graves of deceased relatives and clean or repair them. They also lay flowers on the graves and light candles.
In France church services in memory of all the saints are held on November 1 but by the evening the focus turns towards the dead. Cemeteries everywhere are crowded with people who come to clean and decorate family graves. All Saints' Day is closely tied with All Souls' Day, held on November 2, which is dedicated to prayers of the dead who are not yet glorified.
... It is not a nationwide public holiday in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, or the United States. However, many Christians observe All Saints’ Day in these and other countries.
The liturgical color is white on All Saints' Day...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy All Saints Day Birthday today to Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND Colin Faison ('58) of VA AND MaeLea Somervold Tweedie ('62) of VA!
Happy All Souls Day Birthday tomorrow to The late John Clark ('57) (deceased 01/06/15)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 - Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;
05 - Patsy Blackard Hallett Parker ('65) of VA AND My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) of TX AND My Grandson, Thomas Harty (Maple Mountain High School, UT - '18) of UT;
06 - Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57) AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA;
07 - Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA;
08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:November 01, 1936 - Benito Mussolini made a speech in Milan, Italy, in which he described the alliance between Italy and Nazi Germany as an "axis" running between Berlin and Rome.
November 01, 1943 - The Battle of Empress Augusta Bay - Operation Goodtime: The United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, landed on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
November 01, 1943 - In support of the landings on Bougainville, U.S. aircraft carrier forces attacked the huge Japanese base at Rabaul.
November 01, 1944 - Units of the
British Army landed at
Walcheren in the
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Wednesday, November 01, 1967 - Singer-songwriter, producer, and actress Tina Arena was born Filippina Lydia Arena in Keilor East, Victoria, Victoria, Australia.|
|“There is never any
justification for rudeness.”
James Brownlee Frix
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/01/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA - 10/31/17:
|Overall I'm pretty
pleased with our double-sided jack-o-lantern this year.
I didn't have time to
sculpt out Aang, so I just put the outline, but I've never sculpted a
pumpkin before and all I had was a couple of Exacto knives, so I'm
pretty happy with the results.
WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you, Dale! What an awesome job you did!
From Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA - 10/31/16:
|EXACTLY! Thank you, Brenda! Good stuff, that VapoRub!!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 10/31/17:
|Actually, being who I am, I would further argue that "Since" should be replaced by "As", right, John Darlin'?|
“We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters
will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks
to the Internet, we know this is not true.”
(26 Mar 1951 - 15 Mar 2013)
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/28/17 - "Peaceful Thoughts (#1 in a series of 11)":
|NICE! Thank you, Shari!|
|BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry, not theme related):|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/31/16:
|It's strange to think 75 years ago everyone
owned a horse and only the rich had cars.
Today everyone has a car and only the rich own horses.
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, November 08, 2017 - 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. Thursday, November 09, 2017, 6:30 PM - Joyce Bulifant's book signing (My Four Hollywood Husbands), Barnes and Noble, 12170 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23602, 757-249-2488.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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For All the Saints- Lyrics by Anglican Bishop William Walsham How
For all the saints
who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith
before the world confessed.
Thy name, O Jesus,
be forever blest.
Thou wast their Rock,
their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their captain
in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear,
their one true light.
O may Thy soldiers,
faithful, true, and bold,
Fight as the saints
who nobly fought of old,
And win with them
the victor's crown of gold.
And when the strife is fierce,
the warfare long,
Steals on the ear
the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again,
and arms are strong.
From earth's wide bounds,
from ocean's farthest coast,
Thro' gates of pearl
streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father,
Son, and Holy Ghost,
"For All the Saints" midi and lyrics courtesy of
http://www.tagnet.org/digitalhymnal/en/dh421.html - 04/17/07
Image of Fra Angelico's Painting, "All Saints", courtesy of
Multicolored Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.ireland-information.com/celticclipart/celticclipart.htm - 10/31/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of
http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of http://www.stantoncollegeprep.org/central/ - 08/01/10
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Maple Mountain High School (UT) logo courtesy of http://mmhsgoldeneagles.com/ - 09/11/17
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
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
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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