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11/20/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Now Thank We All Our God

“And now pray ye to the God of all, who hath done great things in all the earth, who hath increased our days
from our mother’s womb, and hath done with us according to his mercy. May he grant us joyfulness
of heart, and that there be peace in our days in Israel for ever: That Israel may believe that the mercy
of God is with us, to deliver us in his days.”

- Sirach 50:22-24 (Ecclesiasticus 50:24-26)
Douay-Rheims Challoner

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The Thanksgiving themed Newsletters begin today - a Three-Fer. 

BONUS - Now Thank We All Our God - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir



From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Now_Thank_We_All_Our_God:    

"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 Sirach, chapter 50 verses 22–24, from the praises of Simon the high priest. It was translated into English in the 19th Century by Catherine Winkworth.

Martin Rinkart was a Lutheran minister who came to Eilenburg, Saxony at the beginning of the Thirty Years' War. The walled city of Eilenburg 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 Eilenburg, 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 debated, but it is known that it was widely sung by the time the Treaty of Westphalia was signed in 1648.

The tune is the Leuthen Chorale and is attributed to Johann Crüger and written circa 1647. It is used in J.S. Bach's cantatas, such as BWV 79, 192, and in his BWV 252, 386 and 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. The Late-Romantic German composer Sigfrid Karg-Elert was 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.

It is often used in Christian weddings and other joyous religious ceremonies, and in Germany it is sung on occasions of national thanksgiving...



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
   Happy Birthday today to June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND     Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA AND  the late Rose Woodard Groff ('65) (d. 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) (d. 06/03/10);

24 -  Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA;

25 - The late Donnie Satisky ('56) (d. 11/24/15) AND   Michael Sisk ('63) of CA;

26 -  The late Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) (d. 01/28/15) AND    Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV AND   Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC;

27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND   Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA AND Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND  Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;

28 - Jennings Bryan (June '42) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



THIS DAY IN WWII:

November 20, 1940 - Hungary became a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.

November 20, 1943 - The Battle of Tarawa (Operation Galvanic) began – United States Marines landed on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and suffered heavy fire from Japanese shore guns and machine guns.

November 20, 1945 - Nuremberg Trials: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals started at the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg.

November 20, 2002 - The German film "Goebbels and Geduldig" aired on national television in Germany. It was the first German made satirical film on the Nazis.



THIS DAY IN 1968:
Tuesday, November 20, 1968 - A total of 78 miners were killed in an explosion at the Consolidated Coal Company's No. 9 mine in Farmington, West Virginia in the Farmington Mine disaster.

Tuesday, November 20, 1968 - Astronaut James Dutton was born James Patrick Dutton, Jr. in Eugene, Oregon.

Tuesday, November 20, 1968 - Chess player Andrei Kharlov was born Andrei Vasilyevich Kharlov (Андрей Васильевич Ха́рлов) in Prokopyevsk, Kemerovo Oblast, Soviet Union. He died on 15 June 2014 in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia at the age of 45. No cause was given.

Tuesday, November 20, 1968 - Screenwriter and director Paul Scheuring was born in Aurora, Illinois.

Tuesday, November 20, 1968 - Hedge fund manager David Einhorn was born in New Jersey.

Tuesday, November 20, 1968 - Tennis player Jeff Tarango was born in Manhattan Beach, California.



A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”

- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
(02 Oct 1869 - 30 Jan 1948)



From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/20/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 



  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 11/19/18, 6:19 AM:

  So, for some today starts the Thanksgiving Holiday as they take the entire week off and get a jump on the travel. This picture, which was taken by a photographer for the Palm Beach Post, is especially appropriate as the blending of the colors if perfect for Thanksgiving. If you are traveling today or anytime this week, be careful and take a little extra time. Thanksgiving in the hospital or worse due to impatience should be avoided at all cost. And don't forget to thank God for the bounty He has given all of us, for we are all truly blessed.

    ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Jimmy!

 
 



  From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 11/20/17:

   Thank you, Pat!
 
 



From Drusilla West Groce ('56) of VA - 11/20/17:

   Thanks, Drusilla!
 
 



Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?

- Phyllis Diller
(17 July 1917 - 20 Aug 2012
)



BONUS THANKSGIVING DECORATING IDEAS:

Last Minute Thanksgiving Decorations – Happy Thanksgiving! - "Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at DigsDigs! We hope your day is full of good food, good company, and good memories."



BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry; not theme-related):


Mary Jane Protus' One Skein Throw



BONUS THANKSGIVING RECIPES:

  From Me ('65) of NC - 11/19/17 - Sensational Double Layer Pumpkin Pie PLUS Rice in Cream Pudding:

  We made both of these recipes last year!
 
 

Slow Cooker Baked Ham with Mustard Glaze



FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/20/17:

A young man saw an elderly couple sitting down to lunch at a fast food restaurant. He noticed that they had ordered one meal, and an extra drink cup. As he watched, the gentleman carefully divided the hamburger in half, then counted out the fries, one for him, one for her, until each had half of them.

Then he poured half of the soft drink into the extra cup and set that in front of his wife. The old man then began to eat, and his wife sat watching, with her hands folded in her lap.

The young man decided to ask if they would allow him to purchase another meal for them so that they didn't have to split theirs. The old gentleman said, "Oh no. We've been married 50 years, and everything has always been and will always be shared, 50/50."

The young man then asked the wife if she was going to eat, and she replied, "It's his turn with the teeth."



DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, January 09, 2019 -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 11/16/18

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
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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Now Thank We All Our God

Based on Sirach 50:22-24 (Ecclesiasticus 50:22-24) by Martin Rinkart, about 1636
(23 Apr 1586 - 08 Dec 1649)

Translated by Catherine Winkworth
(13 Sept 1827 - 01 July1878)

Music by Johann Crüger, about 1647
(09 Apr 1598 - 23 Feb 1662)

Harmony by Felix Mendelssohn, 1840
(03 Feb 1809 - 04 Nov 1847)
 

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

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

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!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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