- NNHS Newsletter - All Souls Day
“Death is a commingling of eternity with
time; in the death of a good man,
Dear Friends and
Some years we observe this day together; some years we don't.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82YV-wlwkZ4 - Herr, lehre doch mich - Wiener Symphoniker, Thomas Hampson, baritone solo; Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor, Vienna, 1988
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvYxZSO2iG0 - Herr, lehre doch mich - Munchner Philharmoniker | Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Christian Gerhaher, baritone solo; Christian Tielemann, conductor
|All Souls’ Day is a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead. The
intent is for the living to assist those in purgatory. Many western
churches annually observe All Souls’ Day on November 2 and many eastern
churches celebrate it prior to Lent and the day before Pentecost.
What do people do?
... All Souls’ Day is not a nationwide public holiday but is observed
in some Christian churches in countries such as Australia, Canada, the
United Kingdom and the United States.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today toRuss Stephenson ('57) of MD AND Colin Faison ('58) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow toJohn Clark ('57) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 - Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;
Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA
My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College
Prep School, FL - 2002) of NC
Tom Harty of TX;
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;
09 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL AND My Grandson (by My Children of Other Parents), Jacob Mansfield of NC!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This Day/thisday1102.htm -
Saturday, Nov. 2, 1861
FREMONT FIRING FINALLY FULFILLED
Gen John C. Fremont, military governor of the Federal operations in the District of Missouri, had only been in the job for 100 days. In that short time he had won few friends, although he had influenced many people, mostly to detest him. The orders relieving him of command had arrived yesterday with Gen. Curtis, but Fremont had hidden in his office in Springfield, Mo. and refused to accept them. Then he gave the excuse that he was too busy fighting Sterling Price to step down, but Price was 60 miles away. Finally today he was prevailed upon to accept that he was being replaced by Gen. David Hunter. Fremont’s supporters (yes, he did have a few!) went so far as to encourage him to move West and found his own nation, but nothing ever came of the idea.
Sunday, Nov. 2, 1862
SEMMES STRIKES SHIFT SOUTHWARD
Captain Raphael Semmes and his ship CSS Alabama had created a reign of terror recently in the North Atlantic. Whaling ship after whaling ship had come under his guns, and one after the other had gone up in flames and headed for the bottom of the sea. This, for whatever happiness it may have engendered in the local whale population, was causing conniption fits in the industries dependent on whale oil and bone, not to mention the insurance companies of New York. Captains began to avoid the seas off Nova Scotia, and Semmes was running out of targets. Like any other hunter Semmes knew the solution: go to where the game is. He shifted today to the seas around Bermuda, and the whaling ship Levi Starbuck was his next conquest.
Monday, Nov. 2, 1863
GETTYSBURG GUEST GIVEN GREETINGS
After all the long months since July 4, the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg had struggled to cope with the aftermath of the gigantic battle which had take place for three days there. Over days the horses and mules had been buried, occasionally by those caught scavenging for souvenirs on the battlefield. More slowly had proceeded the burial of the soldiers. Those who died on the field had been buried where they fell, by friend or foe. Those who died later in field hospitals, or the immense Camp Letterman compound east of town, had either been shipped home to their families or buried nearby. Finally the National Cemetery had been designed, and the dead were dug up and moved there. A ceremony of dedication was being planned, with the great orators of the North invited to speak. One other invitation was received today, and Abraham Lincoln, taking no offense at being an afterthought, agreed to say a few words.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1864
APPALLING ARSON ARRANGEMENT ADDS ALARM
Not all Confederate sympathizers lived in the Confederate States of America, and even those who did had little difficulty penetrating the rather porous borders of the United States at will. While not all plans and schemes which were rumored to be in the works actually had any existence, some rumors were indeed based on facts. Secretary of State William Seward found one such tale serious enough that he today sent a message to the mayor of New York City. There was, he said, a story making the rounds that Confederate agents had infiltrated the city with a terrorist plot: there would be arson attacks all throughout the town with the serious intention of burning it to the ground. The plan was to be carried out on Election Day, thereby accomplishing a double goal of damaging the greatest commercial city of the North as well as disrupting the crucial vote.
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 11/01/11 - "moon":
Hope all is well at
your end. Not hearing too much on your current daily activities as I
would like (feel a part of your family). Halloween was soooo fun this
year because it seem everyone got into the "spirit".
Hey, Linda May! I've missed hearing from you!
My daily activities? They're way more jam-packed here than they were in Illinois! Sundays are especially full. We leave home for church at 0830 (or before), get home at 1230 (or after), grab something quick to eat, take a Dr. Who nap (scroll 1/2 way down for definition), then pick up my sister, Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and head over to the Mansfield's for supper and fun with their growing family.
On Thursdays or Fridays, I'm apt to be cooking dinner for company (I KNOW! Who'da thunk it?!?), and throughout the week I might baking bread or going out visiting or having surprise company myself (DITTO!) - and crocheting and cross-stitching as always. I still seem to try to weasel out of leaving home whenever possible, but last week we attended a wedding and put in an appearance, at least, at a Halloween party.
Thanks, Lady - glad you had great and satisfying fun on Halloween!
From Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 11/01/11 - "Missed Opportunity":
You missed the chance of picking two songs for your Halloween edition. They were "Spooky" and "Monster Mash". Guess we'll have to wait 'til next year.
I started to use
Monster Mash this year, Ivan, I really did, and would have
bet big bucks that I had used it before. Being so far in the hole with
the Newsletters, I was in a hurry that day, so rather than checking, I
just decided to start recycling the music starting from
2005. Now that I
did check, I see that I never have used Monster Mash - either on
the 30th or the 31st (or if I have, I certainly cannot find it now).
I've had Purple People Eater in my file since early October of 2008, but
there's no evidence I've ever used it either.
NO! Wait a minute - I DID actually use it - for
Halloween of 2004!
I didn't even remember that I was using music very often on the
2004 Newsletters! And
according to that Newsletter, the song has been in my files since
10/30/04! Now how can that be?!?
From Dale Lucado ('68) of VA - 11/01/11 - "Happy Halloween":
|BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Dale!|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/31/11 - "LOVELY":
http://www.youtube.com/v/xHkq1edcbk4?version=3 - The beauty of
Lovely? Oh, my, yes - on so many levels! The colors alone are breathtaking! Thank you so much, Shari!
From My Friend, Cheryl, of NC - 11/01/11 - "International Disturbed People's Day":
Today is International Disturbed People's Day. Please send an encouraging message to a disturbed friend... just as I've done.
I don't care if you lick windows, take the special bus or occasionally pee on yourself..
You hang in there, sunshine, you're friggin' special.
Every sixty seconds you spend angry, upset or mad, is a full minute of happiness you'll never get back.
Today's Message of the Day is:
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably,
And never regret anything that made you smile.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.
GIGGLES!!! I really like this philosophy of life, Cheryl! All too often we let minor annoyances rob us of happiness, and life is just too short to empower anything or anyone in that manner! Thanks for the reminder!
From http://flylady.net/ - 11/01/11 - "Food For Thought: Slow Cookers Are Your Friend!":
Here is a great frugal recipe to try your hand at crockpottery cooking:
London Fog Split Pea Soup
2 cups split peas, rinsed and picked over
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, diced
1 large celery stalk and tops, chopped
1 teaspoon thyme
10 cups water
1 ham hock or ham bone leftover from Easter (or one smoked turkey leg)
Salt and pepper to taste
Place cleaned split peas in a slow cooker.
In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Sauté onion, carrot and celery for about 3 minutes, then add to slow cooker. Add thyme.
Fill the slow cooker with the water, salt and pepper to taste, and bury the ham hock, ham bone or smoked turkey leg in the peas.
Cook on low heat setting for 8 to 10 hours.
Per serving: 326 Calories; 8g Fat; 20g Protein; 44g Carbohydrate; 18g Dietary Fiber; 18mg Cholesterol; 29mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve with a big green salad and some whole grain rolls for a satisfying meal.
From http://www.cardinals.com - 11/01/11 - "Molina captures another Gold Glove":
|MOLINA CAPTURES ANOTHER GOLD GLOVE AWARD
November 2, 2011 – St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina has been named a Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner for the 2011 season.
Molina, who committed only five errors in 929 chances for a .995 fielding percentage, was tabbed as the National League Gold Glove catcher for the fourth consecutive season (2008-11).
He is the first Cardinals catcher to have won the award four times, surpassing Mike Matheny and Tom Pagnozzi, who each earned three Gold Gloves.
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 10/31/11 - "Today's Problem, Tomorrow's Joke":
Today's Problem Tomorrow's Joke: Finding Humor and Peace in Life's Minor
By Richard Carlson
|From www.aJokeADay.com - 11/01/11:|
Wife is the knife which cuts the life but there is no life without a wife.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 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 friends in that
year, go visit with them.|
2. Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 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. Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at email@example.com or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
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- Johannes Brahms, 1865-8
III. Herr, lehre doch mich
Herr, lehre doch mich,
daß ein Ende mit mir haben muß.
und mein Leben ein Ziel hat,
und ich davon muß.
Siehe, meine Tage sind
einer Hand breit vor Dir,
und mein Leben ist wie nichts vor Dir.
Ach wie gar nichts sind alle Menschen,
die doch so sicher leben.
Sie gehen daher wie ein Schemen
und machen ihnen viel vergebliche Unruhe;
sie sammeln und wissen nicht,
wer es kriegen wird.
Nun Herr, wes soll ich mich trösten?
Ich hoffe auf Dich.
(Psalm 39, 5-8)
Der Gerechten Seelen sind in Gottes Hand
und keine Qual rühret sie an.
(Weisheit Salomos 3, 1)
III. Lord, make me to know mine end
Lord, make me to know mine end,
and the measure of my days,
what it is:
that I may know how frail I am.
Behold, thou hast made my days
as an handbreadth;
and mine age is as nothing before thee....
(Wisdom of Solomon 3:1)
The Third Movement of Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem", "Herr, Lehre Doch
midi courtesy of ??? - 06/06/02
German Lyrics courtesy of http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/Ein_Deutsches_Requiem - 01/14/07
English lyrics courtesy of http://www.stanford.edu/group/SymCh/DeutReq.html - 01/14/07
Image of William Bouguereau's Painting, "All Souls Day", courtesy of http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/book/nov2.html - 11/01/07
Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars41.html - 11/01/07
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
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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.
Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
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