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11/01/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
All Saints Day

“A saint is one who makes goodness attractive.

- Laurence Housman
(18 July 1865 - 20 Feb 1959)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme calls for gloomy weather, but here in Fayetteville, it really isn't. It's ranging from sunny to mostly cloudy with temperatures ranging from 67 to 77, so I wouldn't call it gloomy at all - and that's just fine with me!

BONUS - All Saints' Hymn: "For All The Saints" - Big Sing, October 24, 2004 - sing-along version


HOMEWORK:

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01315a.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/holydays/allsaints_1.shtml

From http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/all-saints-day:

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.

Background

According to some sources, the idea for All Saints' Day goes back to the fourth century when the Greek Christians kept a festival on the first Sunday after Pentecost (in late May or early June) in honor of all martyrs and saints. Other sources say that a commemoration of “All Martyrs” began to be celebrated as early as 270 CE but no specific month or date is recorded. Pope Gregory IV made All Saints' Day an authorized holiday in 837 CE. It is speculated that the chosen date for the event, November 1, may have been an attempt to supplant the pagan Festival of the Dead (also known as Samhain or the feast of Saman, lord of death).

All Saints' Day is not to be confused with All Souls’ Day, which was first instituted at the monastery in Cluny in 993 CE and quickly spread among Christians.

Symbols
Symbols commonly associated with All Saints’ Day are:

  • A sheaf of wheat.
  • Rayed Manus Dei (hand of God).
  • The crown.
  • Symbols (including images) of individual saints.

 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) (d. 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!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

November 01, 1918 - Malbone Street Wreck: The worst rapid transit accident in US history occured under the intersection of Malbone Street and Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York City, with at least 102 deaths.

November 01, 1918 - Western Ukraine separated from Austria-Hungary.


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, 1942 - Matanikau Offensive began during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ended on November 4.

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 Netherlands.

November 01, 1944 - A United States Army Air Forces F-13 Superfortress conducted the first flight by an Allied aircraft over the Tokyo region of Japan since the 1942 Doolittle Raid.


THIS DAY IN 1968:

Thursday, November 01, 1968 - The Motion Picture Association of America's film rating system was officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.

Thursday, November 01, 1968 - The 134th Prime Minister of Greece, Georgios Papandreou (Γεώργιος Παπανδρέου) (b. 13 Feb 1888 in Kalentzi, in the Achaea region of the northern Peloponnese, Greece), died under house arrest in Athens, Greece at the age of 80.


“There is never any justification for rudeness.”

- James Brownlee Frix
(17 Apr 1877 - 09 Nov 1950)


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/01/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


From My Friend, Sherry, of NC - 10/31/18:

  Thank you, Sherry!
 
 


  From Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA - 10/31/16:

  EXACTLY! Thank you, Brenda! Good stuff, that VapoRub!!
 
 


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/31/18 - "If you feel like being a crabby crab just think.....":

  INDEED! Thank you, Shari!
 
 


   From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 10/31/18:

       Thanks, Santa Jim!  
 
 


“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.

- Robert Wilensky
(26 Mar
1951 - 15 Mar 2013)


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/31/18 - "Some of these statistic numbers are astounding. (#1 in a series of 18)":

  These numbers are based on a single day. The one that may not be clear is the 5000 - an estimate of how many steps the average person takes in a day. I don't know if anyone else will find these of interest, or as much as I do, but one thing that stood out to me is the imbalance in the numbers. Our dependence on technology is clear. It is certainly a blessing in many ways; just hope it does not make life more isolating.

   WOW! Thank you, Shari!

 
 


 BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry, not theme related):
Marilyn Losee's One-Skein Wrap - "Use an easy crochet pattern like this one to make a beautiful wrap. It's great because you can use just one skein of yarn to make it from start to finish. The cream color allows you to wear it with any outfit and makes it suitable for any time of year. This crochet shawl pattern looks great with a pair of pants and a nice blouse, or you can wear it to a nice evening out on the town."

Marianne Forrestal's One Ball Baby Blanket and Hat - "Using one ball of yarn you can make a baby blanket and hat set. This is a free crochet pattern from Red Heart yarn. Have a baby shower coming up? This is the perfect pattern to have in your collection."
 


BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related):  


Robin Sue's Mason Jar Self-Buttering Biscuits - "Your mouth will be watering after one smell of these Mason Jar Self-Buttering Biscuits. Recipes in a jar could not get any easier than this. Just butter the insides of the jars and fill them with biscuit batter to make these flaky treats. These biscuits would go great with a delicious brunch spread."

Robin Sue's Pool of Butter Biscuits - "The thing about biscuits that I do not like is rolling them out- such a big mess- flour everywhere. Although thekitchn rolls theirs out, I figured I could simply spread the dough out in the dish over that big pool of melted butter. You see, in this recipe you do not cut the butter into the biscuit dough, you melt it in the dish then bake the biscuits in that golden pool of goodness."

The Best Apple Dumplings by The Pioneer Woman via Christy - "Have you ever heard of a dessert dumpling made with Mountain Dew? It sounds crazy, we know, but these Easy Apple Dumplings have an unforgettable flavor that say otherwise. Made with cinnamon and sugar, and baked until they are golden brown, you have to try them with vanilla ice cream to get the full experience. Enjoy!"


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/31/18:

The little boy greeted his grandmother with a hug and said, "I'm so happy to see you, Grandma! Now maybe Daddy will do the trick he has been promising us."

The grandmother was curious. "What trick is that, my dear?" she asked.

The little boy replied, "I heard Daddy tell Mommy that he would climb the walls if you came to visit us again."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/16/18

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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For All the Saints

- Lyrics by Anglican Bishop William Walsham How
Music (Sine Nomine - literally, "without name") by
Ralph Vaughan Williams
(12 Oct 1872 - 26 Aug 1958), 1906
 

For all the saints
who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith
before the world confessed.
Thy name, O Jesus,
be forever blest.
Alleluia!
Alleluia!

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.
Alleluia!
Alleluia!

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.
Alleluia!
Alleluia!

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.
Alleluia!
Alleluia!

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,
Alleluia!
Alleluia!


"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 http://www.stpaulssanrafael.org/sermons/All%20Saints%202003.html - 10/31/05

Multicolored Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.ireland-information.com/celticclipart/celticclipart.htm - 10/31/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Maple Mountain High School (UT) logo courtesy of http://mmhsgoldeneagles.com/ - 09/11/17

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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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