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:
All Souls Day
John Clark ('57)
Happy Birthday this
Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;
Blackard Hallett Parker ('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)
AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57)
Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of CA;
Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA;
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!
Returns, One and All!
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 1965:
|Tuesday, November 02, 1965 -
Norman Morrison, a 31-year-old
Quaker, set himself on fire in front of the river entrance to
the Pentagon to protest the use of
in the Vietnam war.
Tuesday, November 02, 1965 - Politician
Nicholas Boles was born Nicholas Edward Coleridge Boles in
Tuesday, November 02, 1965 - Journalist
Arnold Clavio was born Arnold Clavio y Aldea
Tuesday, November 02, 1965 - Actor, singer, and producer
Shahrukh Khan was born in
Tuesday, November 02, 1965 - Actor
Samuel Le Bihan was born in
Tuesday, November 02, 1965 - Novelist, columnist and film
Jurica Pavičić was born in
|“If you are rude,
cynical, habitually-sarcastic or pessimistic, your life options are
going to be very limited.”
(b. 07 Nov 1969)
From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 11/01/15:
“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”
1908 - 27 Mar 2002)
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of
NC - 10/25/15 - "Cruel and Funny Lies Parents Told Their Children (#2 in
a series of 17)":
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/28/15 - "Redneck Technology (#2 in a
series of 19)":
SCARF 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 distraught older woman was looking at
herself in the mirror and crying. Her voice shook as she said to her
husband, "I'm so old. I'm so fat. I look horrible. I really need a
Her husband, determined to quickly give his beloved the comfort she
needs, exclaimed, "But, Darling, your eyesight is absolutely perfect!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
November 11, 2015 - 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
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Stanton College Prep School's logo courtesy of
http://www.stantoncollegeprep.org/central/ - 08/01/10
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of
http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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 late Herbert Hice of MI,
one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
clip art courtesy of
http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Big Grin Smiley
courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
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