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11/02/14 - NNHS Newsletter - All Souls Day

“Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man,
eternity is seen looking through time.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(28 Aug 1749 - 22 Mar 1832)
 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   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=Ld0X22cE6Fw - Herr, lehre doch mich - NHK Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone solo; Julia Varady, soprano solo; Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor; Tokyo, 1989


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Souls_Day

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/year/november.htm#souls

http://www.theholidayspot.com/all_souls_day/history.htm

http://all-souls-day.123holiday.net/

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

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?

In many Catholic countries, people attend churches, which are appropriately draped in black, and visit family graves to honor their ancestors. All Souls’ Day is connected with All Saints’ Day, which is observed on the day before, where people take the time to decorate the graves of deceased loved ones and light candles in their memory.

All Souls’ Day in Mexico is a national holiday called Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Many people believe that the spirits of the dead return to enjoy a visit to their friends and relatives on this day. Long before sunrise, people stream into the cemeteries laden with candles, flowers and food that is often shaped and decorated to resemble the symbols of death. Children eat tiny chocolate hearse, sugar funeral wreaths, and candy skulls and coffins. But the atmosphere is festive. In the United States Día de los Muertos is celebrated in areas such as Los Angeles where there is a large Latin American population.

The Day of the Dead is a popular time to see performances of the Ancient Spanish drama, Don Juan Tenorio, about a reckless lover who kills the father of a woman he tried to seduce and then erects the statue of his victim. According to this fictitious play, the statue comes alive and drags Don Juan to hell for account of his crimes.

In Italy Il Giorno dei Morti begins at dawn with a solemn Requiem for the dead. Church bells toll and people decorate the graves of deceased family members with flowers and candles. But this day is not an entirely solemn occasion. In Sicily the children who pray for the souls of the departed leave their shoes outside doors and windows. These shoes are then filled with gifts. In Rome some young people may announce their engagements on All Souls’ Day. The man sends the engagement ring to his fiancé in a small white box. It is then packed in an oval container filled with fave dei morti (beans of the dead), a type of cookie.

... 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.

Background

All Souls’ Day was first instituted at the monastery in Cluny in 993 CE and quickly spread throughout the Christian world. People held festivals for the dead long before Christianity. It was Saint Odilo, the abbot of Cluny in France, who in the 10th century, proposed that the day after All Saints’ Day be set aside to honor the departed, particularly those whose souls were still in purgatory. Today the souls of the faithful departed are commemorated. Although All Souls’ Day is observed informally by some Protestants, it is primarily a Roman Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox holy day.

Symbols

The skull, which is the symbol of death, is used for All Souls’ Day in many cultures. For example, candy in form of a sugar skull, which can also made with chocolate, are made for the day. In Sicily, crunchy, clove-scented cookies called "bones of the dead" are made for All Soul's Day...


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   John Clark ('57) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 -   Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;

05 -   Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND     My Son of Other Parents, Joe Mansfield (Stanton College Prep School, FL - 2002) of TX AND My Grandson,   Thomas Harty of UT;

06 - Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57)
AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND       Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of CA;

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 TX!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

November 2, 1914 - World War I: The Russian Empire declared war on the Ottoman Empire and the Dardanelles were subsequently closed.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

November 2, 1936 - Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaimed the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers.

November 2, 1939 - Adolf Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, Josef Goebbels, visited Lodz, Poland.

November 2, 1940 - First day of Battle of Elaia–Kalamas between the Greeks and the Italians.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Monday, November 2, 1964 - King Saud of Saudi Arabia was deposed by a family coup, and replaced by his half-brother Faisal.

Monday, November 2, 1964 - Politician Britta Lejon was born in Järfälla Municipality, Sweden.

Monday, November 2, 1964 - Sailor Olena Pakholchyk (Олена Іванівна Пахольчик) was born in Pavlodar Province, Kazakh SSR.


    From Nancy Mitchell Wynne ('64) of MD to          Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/01/14 - "OOOOPS":

    

Dave,

I thought I'd sent this earlier but had not.  Hope you can still use it. Pictured are    Bill Wynne (NNHS 63) and Nancy Mitchell Wynne visiting Canada.

Nancy

   Thank you, Nancy! I don't know if it's too late for David's purposes, but it's certainly not for mine!

 
 


      From the Incomparable Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 11/01/14 - "Fifty Shades of...":

Enough already. Here's my two cents.

Fifty Shades of...

   EXACTLY! Thanks, Charis!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/01/14 - "To All Fellow Pumpkins: Happy Fall":

From one pumpkin to another!!!!!!!
 

A woman was asked by a coworker, "What is it like to be a Christian?"
 
The coworker replied, "It is like being a pumpkin. God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."
 
This was passed on to me by another pumpkin. Now it's your turn to pass it to other pumpkins. I liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in my patch.

   Thank you, Haul Party!


From My Friend, Tina, of NC (soon to be SC) - 11/01/14:

       Thanks, Tina!
 
 


 From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 10/03/14 - "Have a nice day (#9 in a series of 18)":
 
    
Six Truths in Life
 
1. You cannot stick your tongue out and look up at the ceiling at the same time, a physical impossibility.
2. All idiots, after reading #1 will try it.
3. And discover #1 is a lie.
4. You are smiling now because you are an idiot.
5. You soon will forward this to another idiot.
6. There is still a stupid smile on your face.
 
I sincerely apologize about this but I'm an idiot and I needed company... Have a bright sunny day!

    GIGGLES! Thanks, Wayne!

 
 


    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 10/27/14 - "They had only one simple job to do and still fouled it up" (#5 in a series of 19):
 
  They had one job to do...

   OH, NOOO! Thanks, Janice!

 
 


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme related):

http://craftdisasters.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-gifts-90-minute-scarves.html - Andrea's 90-Minute Scarf - "Stop searching for that quick and easy crochet pattern because you just found it! This 90-Minute Scarf can be made in well, 90 minutes. Work two strands of coordinating colors together as one and it'll get done twice as fast."

http://www.eatingoutloud.com/2010/11/bumpy-popcorn-crochet-scarf-patter.html -
Allen Williams' Bumpy Popcorn Scarf - "Use a free crochet pattern like this one to make a beautiful bumpy popcorn crochet scarf. It's an easy crochet pattern with three rows of popcorn stitches running throughout the pattern." - with tutorial!

http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Scarves/Pink-Hope-Scarf-from-Red-Heart-Yarn - Ann Regis' Pink Hope Scarf - "This Hope Scarf is made in groups of triple crochets forming a nicely designed pattern. You can crochet this free pattern in any color you wish, but preferably in a shade of pink to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness."
 


BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme related):  


http://www.recipelion.com/German-Recipes/Hamburger-Noodle-Casserole/ml/1 - Hamburger Noodle Casserole - "Make your hamburger into a casserole. Hamburger Noodle Casserole is a great way to bring the flavors between the bun and put them in a delicious easy to prepare dish. Made with your favorite cheese, you'll love this easy casserole recipe."

http://www.recipelion.com/Slow-Cooker-Soup-Recipes/All-Day-German-Beef-Stew/ml/1 - All Day German Beef Stew - "Loaded with veggies and delicious spices, this All Day German Beef Stew is just what you want to eat after a busy day. As much as we love the flavor of this hearty stew, what we love even more is how easy it is to prepare. This is one of those all-day slow cooker recipes that you can make in the morning and enjoy for dinner when you get home. If you're looking for effortless beef stew recipes this season, try out this great slow cooker sensation."

http://www.allfreecasserolerecipes.com/Dessert-Casserole-Recipes/Pumpkin-Poke-Cake/ - Ashton's Pumpkin Poke Cake - "Jello poke cake recipes are more exciting than regular cakes. You poke holes on the top and then pour a pudding mixture over it, so it seeps into the holes. This Pumpkin Poke Cake is a spin on Jello poke cakes. Instead of pudding, sweetened condensed milk is poured into the holy cake, which is made from yellow cake mix and pumpkin puree. As if that wasn't good enough, the cake is topped with Cool Whip, Heath bits, and caramel. It really is a perfect fall treat."
 


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/01/14:

A three-year-old had been told several times to get ready for bed. The last time his mom told him, she was every insistent.

His response was, "Yes, Sir!" As he was talking to his mother (and she is a woman), it was not expected of him to call her "Sir".

"You would say, 'yes sir,' to a man, I am a lady, and you would say 'Yes, Ma'am,' to a lady," Mom said. To quiz him on is lesson; she then asked him, "What would you say to Daddy?"

"Yes, Sir!" was the reply

"Then what would you say to Mama?"

"Yes, Ma'am!" he proudly answered.

"Good boy! Now what would you say to Grandma?"

He lit up and said, "Can I have a cookie?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 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 10/17/14

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
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-854-8802
 


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Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)

- Johannes Brahms, 1865-8
(7 May 1833 - 3 Apr 1897)

http://www.johannesbrahms.org/
 

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....


Surely every man walketh
in a vain shew:
surely they are disquieted in vain:
he heapeth up riches,
and knoweth not
who shall gather them.
And now, Lord, what wait I for?

my hope is in thee.

(Psalm 39:4-7)


But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,
and there shall no torment touch them.

(Wisdom of Solomon 3:1)

 

 



The Third Movement of Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem", "Herr, Lehre Doch Mich",
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 missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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!!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of http://www.tjathletics.org/ - 06/16/08 

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