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=Ld0X22cE6Fw - Herr, lehre doch mich -
NHK Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone solo;
Julia Varady, soprano solo; Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor; Tokyo, 1989
|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
... 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.
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.
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
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to
John Clark ('57) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;
Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA
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)
Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57)
Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of CA;
Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of
08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA
Woody Hudson ('57)
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
David McCoy ('67) of VA;
09 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL
(by My Children of Other Parents),
Mansfield of TX!
Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|November 2, 1936 -
Benito Mussolini proclaimed the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing
the alliance of the
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:
From Nancy Mitchell Wynne ('64) of MD
Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
thought I'd sent this earlier but had not. Hope you can still
use it. Pictured are
(NNHS 63) and Nancy Mitchell Wynne visiting Canada.
Thank you, Nancy!
I don't know if it's too late for David's purposes, but it's
certainly not for mine!
Charis Bean Duke
(Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of PA - 11/01/14 - "Fifty Shades
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of
NC - 11/01/14 - "To All Fellow Pumpkins: Happy Fall":
pumpkin to another!!!!!!!
A woman was
asked by a coworker, "What is it like to be a
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.
you, Haul Party!
Friend, Tina, of NC (soon to be SC) - 11/01/14:
From Wayne Agee
('58) of FL -
10/03/14 - "Have a nice day (#9 in a series of
1. You cannot stick your tongue
out and look up at the ceiling
at the same time, a physical
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
6. There is still a stupid smile
on your face.
I sincerely apologize about this
but I'm an idiot and I needed
Have a bright sunny day!
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965,
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
They had one job to do...
PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme related):
(Sorry; not theme related):
- 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."
- 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
- 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
|A three-year-old had been told several times
to get ready for bed. The last time his mom told him, she was every
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
"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:
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.
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)
- Johannes Brahms, 1865-8
(7 May 1833 - 3 Apr 1897)
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.
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
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
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of
http://www.stantoncollegeprep.org/central/ - 08/01/10
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI,
one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
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
Thanks again, Herbie!!
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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