NNHS Newsletter -
“And now pray ye to the God of all, who hath
done great things in all the earth, who hath increased our days
Sirach 50:22-24 (Ecclesiasticus 50:24-26)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
The Thanksgiving themed Newsletters begin today - a Three-Fer.
BONUS - Now Thank We All Our God - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
|"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 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...
Happy Birthday today to
June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA
Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA
Rose Woodard Groff
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.
|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 - 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.
coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the
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:
From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 11/20/17:
|Thank you, Pat!|
From Drusilla West Groce ('56) of VA - 11/20/17:
can’t kill you, but why take a chance?”
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."|
BONUSCROCHET PATTERN (Sorry; not theme-related):
|We made both of these recipes last year!|
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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/16/18
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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
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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" midi
http://www.breadsite.org/classic.htm - 11/21/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Hampton High School's Crab
clip art courtesy of
http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
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