11/20/12 - NNHS Newsletter
“If I have enjoyed the hospitality of the
Host of this universe,
- G. A.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We're moving into the final stretch!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z2_JLqOjNY - Now Thank We All Our God - The Cambridge Singers and the City of London Sinfonia - sing-along version
|"Now thank we all our God" is a popular Christian hymn. It is
a translation from the German "Nun danket alle Gott", written
circa 1636 by
Martin Rinkart (1586–1649), which in turn was inspired by
chapter 50 verses 22–24, from the praises of Simon the high priest. It
was translated into English in the 19th Century by
Martin Rinkart was a Lutheran minister who came to Eilenburg, Saxony at the beginning of the Thirty years war. The walled city of Eilenberg became the refuge for political and military fugitives, but the result was overcrowding, and deadly pestilence and famine. Armies overran it three times. The Rinkart home was a refuge for the victims, even though he was often hard-pressed to provide for his own family. During the height of a severe plague in 1637, Rinkart was the only surviving pastor in Eilenberg, conducting as many as 50 funerals in a day. He performed more than 4000 funerals in that year, including that of his wife.
During this time, Rinkart was a prolific hymn writer. In Rinkart's "Jesu Hertz-Buchlein" (Leipzig, Germany: 1636), the hymn appears under the title "Tisch-Gebetlein," or a short prayer before meals. The exact date of "Nun danket alle Gott" is in question, but it is known that it was widely sung by the time the Treaty of Westphalia was signed in 1648.
The tune for "Now thank we all our God" is the Leuthen Chorale and is attributed to Johann Crüger and written circa 1647, is used in J.S. Bach's BWV 386 and BWV 657. The now-standard harmonisation was devised by Felix Mendelssohn in 1840 when he adopted the hymn, sung in the now-standard key of F major and with its original German lyrics, as the chorale to his second symphony, known as the Lobgesang or Hymn of Praise. Also, the Late-Romantic German composer Sigfrid Karg-Elert is one of the more recent composers to use this hymn, composing a 'Marche Triomphale' which is a famous piece in the classical pipe organ repertoire. After the Battle of Leuthen in the Seven Years' War, a soldier of the victorious Prussian army started to sing it, and soon all 25,000 joined in the hymn.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow toThe late Rose Woodard Groff ('65) ( deceased 10/14/84)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
23 - Sandra Ray ('61) of VA AND John Howard ('66) of VA AND Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA AND the late Fayetta Covert Stansbury (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '72) (deceased 06/03/10) !
24 - Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA;
25 - Donnie Satisky ('56) of Northern VA AND Michael Sisk ('63) of CA;
26 - Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) of MD AND Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV;
27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|November 20, 1940 -
Hungary became a signatory of the
Tripartite Pact, officially joining the
November 20, 1943 - The Battle of Tarawa (Operation Galvanic) began – United States Marines landed on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and sufferred heavy fire from Japanese shore guns and machine guns.
November 20, 2002 - The German film "Goebbels and Geduldig" aired on national television in Germany. It was the first Germany made satirical film on the Nazis.
THIS DAY IN 1962:
|Tuesday, November 20, 1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis ended: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ended the quarantine of the Caribbean nation.|
From Lee Burns of MO - 11/19/12 - "Obituary Information on Robert Burns NNHS 71":
|Hi, there were many
misspellings and errors in the original obituary at the Daily Press
for my brother Robert Burns. Apparently the info on your site is a
copy of that so it does not contain the corrected obituary now
available on the Daily Press obituary pages. Would it be possible
for you to update to use the corrected info? The part before the
funeral arrangement info should read:
YORKTOWN - Robert Eugene Burns, 59, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012.
He was born Jan. 7, 1953, in Hutchins, Texas, and has resided in York County for the past 26 years.
Robert worked for York County as a Building Official. He became a member of Local 540 in 1976.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Elsie Maude and Leburn Otis Burns Sr.; and sisters, Margaret Burns Edwards, Barbara Burns Reeves, and Carol Burns Crouch.
Robert is survived by his wife of 32 years, Cindy Burns; son, Phillip; daughter, Lauren all of York County; brother, Lee Burns and wife Vicki, of St. Louis, Mo.; brothers-in-law, Richard and David Wilsted, of Newport News, and Bruce Edwards, of Poquoson; special friend, Gene Hutchins; and many nieces and nephews.
Thank you so much, Lee! I've amended Robert's Memorial Newsletter now:
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 11/19/12 - "WOMEN Must watch health video... must watch please...":
|I know that I’ve sent this to lots of
guys, but there must be an important woman that needs to see and
watch health video
Thanks so very much, Wayne!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/19/12 - "Thankfulness & More":
Please, especially at this time of year.. don't forget those who are without.
retorted, "I didn't think I was digging a hole; I thought I was
laying a foundation!"
Thank you, Shari!
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/19/12:
BONUS CROCHET PATTERN:
|http://www.purplekittyyarns.com/crochet-afghan-patterns/crochet-one-skein-throw - Mary Jane Protus' One Skein Throw|
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/19/12 - Sensational Double Layer Pumpkin Pie PLUS Rice in Cream Pudding:
|I'm not sure when I'll be making either of these recipes this year,, but whenever I do, they'll be scrumptious!|
http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Baked-Ham-with-Mustard-Glaze/ml/1 - Slow Cooker Baked Ham with Mustard Glaze
Some of these are really great ideas.
Had 2 Share
WOWZERS! Thanks, Ruthie!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#3 in a Series of 36)":
AWW! How precious - thanks, Joan!
www.ajokeaday.com - 11/19/12:
were in red-hot competition. One put up a sign advertising haircuts for
His competitor put up one that read, “We repair 7-dollars hair cuts.”
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 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.
3. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/09/12
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Now Thank We All Our God (Nun danket alle Gott) Based on Ecclesiasticus 50:22-24 by Martin Rinkart (23 Apr 1586 - 08 Dec 1649), @1636 Translated by Catherine Winkworth (13 Sept 1827 - 01 July 1878) Music: Johann Crüger (09 Apr 1598 - 23 Feb 1662), @1647; Harmony by Felix Mendelssohn (03 Feb 1809 - 04 Nov 1847), 1840
Now thank we all our God, With heart and hands and voices, Who wondrous things has done, In whom this world rejoices; Who from our mothers' arms Has blessed us on our way With countless gifts of love, And still is ours today. O may this bounteous God Through all our life be near us, With ever joyful hearts And blessed peace to cheer us; And keep us still in grace, And guide us when perplexed; And free us from all ills, In this world and the next. All praise and thanks to God The Father now be given; The Son, and him who reigns With them in highest heaven; The one eternal God, Whom earth and heaven adore; For thus it was, is now, And shall be evermore.
"Now Thank We All Our God" midi courtesy of http://www.breadsite.org/classic.htm - 11/21/05
"Now Thank We All Our God" lyrics courtesy of http://www.night.net/thanksgiving/s-now-thank-we-all.html-ssi - 11/21/05
Flowers in Pumpkin Vase clip art courtesy of http://www.kaleidesigns.com/crochet/news/october04/news1.html - 10/31/04
Lacy Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~emelinda/index-12.html - 10/04/04
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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
Anchor clip art courtesy of
Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of
NC - 12/14/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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