11/22/11 - 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 to 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)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
24 - Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA;
25 - Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR 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;
29 - Jimmy Key ('57) AND Randy Bearor ('64) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
|Friday, Nov. 22, 1861
CONFEDERATES CHANGE CABINET COMPOSITION
The last few days had been unsettled ones for the upper levels of the Jefferson Davis government. LeRoy Pope Walker had been the original Secretary of War. His time in office had been productive, but he found it personally and professionally frustrating that he was continually bypassed as Davis and generals in the field communicated directly. Finally he had submitted his resignation. His replacement had been named yesterday: Judah Benjamin. Formerly a United States Senator from Louisiana, Benjamin was the first Jew to hold a cabinet position in America. He was moving up from the office of Attorney General, and to replace him in that position was Thomas Bragg, brother of Confederate general Braxton Bragg.
Saturday, Nov. 22, 1862
CONFEDERATE CABINET CHANGES CONTINUE
Judah Benjamin's term of service as Secretary of War would last less than half a year. In March he moved up to the Secretary of State's chair, being replaced by George Randolph. Randolph was himself to last no longer, being sacked yesterday. His replacement was now announced: prominent Richmond lawyer, former US and Confederate member of the House of Representatives James A. Seddon. Seddon, by all accounts, was the most peaceful of men, but proved to be one of the more effective occupants of the War Secretary's chair. The perpetual problems for occupants of the office was that they had responsibility but little authority: President Jefferson Davis was really doing this job as well as his own.
Sunday, Nov. 22, 1863
MOMENTOUS MISSIONARY MOVEMENTS MASSING
At Missionary Ridge in Georgia various forces were preparing for action, but not everyone was preparing properly for the action they were going to face. On the Confederate side, Gen. Braxton Bragg of the Army of Tennessee detached Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner to Knoxville to support James Longstreet. Longstreet, himself on detached duty from the Army of Northern Virginia, had Ambrose Burnside’s forces under siege there and hoped to defeat him entirely. Meanwhile on the Union side, U.S. Grant was ordering Gen. George Thomas to perform a “demonstration” in front of Missionary Ridge. A form of preliminary probing before a battle, this helped to detect the enemy's positions while giving away little about the attacker's strength and location. Bragg was very shortly going to wish he had Longstreet back.
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1864
GEORGIA GOVERNMENT GETS GOING
Throughout the War for Southern Independence, Georgia Governor Joe Brown had been more independent than most. Requests from his nation's president for troops to defend the overall interests of the new nation had frequently been ignored; requests for the products of Georgia's munitions industries had been likewise turned down on many occasions. Today it was sweet Georgia's Brown who was in dire need of assistance, and there was none to be had. Gen. Slocum’s wing of William Tecumseh Sherman’s army occupied the state capitol of Milledgeville on this date. The last act of the Legislature was to pass a act for a “mass levy”, essentially drafting every citizen to come to the state's defense. After passing this action they adjourned the session and fled for their lives.
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/21/11 - "Dog House Puzzle":
DOG HOUSE PUZZLE
Just put the puzzle together.
AWW! Thanks, Dools!
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC) - currently serving an eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington - 11/21/11 - "another week":
|So, this week had it's
ups and downs as per usual in life. But I'll just mention the major
It was actually the weekend that was pretty amazing. Saturday we missionaries (our entire mission) had a special conference with Elder Dallin H. Oaks. We got to shake hands with him and as a mission (not individually) took pictures with him. Anyway, I left my notes at the house unfortunately...but it was an amazing opportunity and experience. The Spirit was so strong! I loved it! After the closing prayer had been said and such, Elder Oaks unexpectedly got back up to the podium and told us that he loves us! :D
On Sunday - we heard from
Elder Oaks again! This one seemed more powerful for some reason. I guess
'cause he was more authoritative whereas with the missionaries he was
teasing us for part of the time. He is really funny, btw. His laugh is
so cute! Oh, side track - one of the funny things was that (at the
missionary only meeting) he was telling us about how since Satan is
sending far more powerful attacks, there needed to be a balance of good
to oppose the greater evil. So the stronger forces of good (aka we
missionaries/our generation in general) were sent forth for this time.
Then he joked with us about how even though we are stronger, we looked
like what is described in the scriptures as the "simple and weak" ones.
HAHA Then he said that since he is a servant of God too, that phrase
also described him! haha Anyway, I don't think I explained that well
enough, but it was hilarious.
WOWZERONI! Thank you, Sister Webby! Happy Thanksgiving!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/21/11 - "Lucky Dog":
Thank you so much, Bill!
From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA - 11/21/11 - "Seven degrees of blonde":
|Yup, I was supposed to
be born a blonde, no doubt about it.
Seven Degrees of Blonde
A married couple were asleep when the phone rang at 2 in the morning. The very blonde wife picked up the phone,
listened a moment and said, 'How should I know, that's 200 miles from here!' and hung up.
The husband said, 'Who was that?'
The wife answered, 'I don't know, some woman wanting to know if the coast is clear.'
Two blondes are walking down the street. One notices a compact on the sidewalk and leans down to pick it up. She opens it, looks in the mirror and says, 'Hmm, this person looks familiar.'
The second blonde says, 'Here, let me see!'
So, the first blonde hands her the compact.
The second blonde looks in the mirror and says, 'You dummy, it's me!'
A blonde suspects her boyfriend of cheating on her, so she goes out and buys a gun. She goes to his apartment unexpectedly and when she opens the door she finds him in the arms of a redhead. Well, the blonde is really angry. She opens her purse to take out the gun, and as she does so, she is overcome with grief. She takes the gun and puts it to her head.
The boyfriend yells, 'No, honey, don't do it!!!'
The blonde replies, 'Shut up, you're next!'
The blonde replies, 'Oh, that's easy .. it's W.'
Q: What did the blonde ask her doctor when he told her she was pregnant?
A: 'Is it mine?'
Bambi, a blonde in her fourth year as a UCLA Freshman, sat in her US Government class. The professor asked Bambi if she knew what Roe vs. Wade was about.
Bambi pondered the question; then, finally, said, 'That was the decision George Washington had to make before he crossed the Delaware.'
Returning home from work, a blonde was shocked to find her house ransacked and burglarized. She telephoned the police at once and reported the crime. The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the radio, and a K-9 unit, patrolling nearby, was the first to respond.
As the K-9 officer approached the house with his dog on a leash, the blonde ran out on the porch, shuddered at the sight of the cop and his dog, then sat down on the steps. Putting her face in her hands, she moaned, 'I come home to find all my possessions stolen. I call the police for help, and what do they do? They send me a BLIND policeman!'
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 11/21/11 - "Ever wake up in someone else's bed?":
Ever wake up in someone else's bed?
|Thanks, Norris Sweetie!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/22/11 - Sensational Double Layer Pumpkin Pie PLUS Rice in Cream Pudding
|I will be making this yummy Rice in Cream Pudding this year, but I'll be making a more traditional baked pumpkin pie; perhaps I'll make this refrigerated version for Christmas!|
http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Baked-Ham-with-Mustard-Glaze/ml/1 - Slow Cooker Baked Ham with Mustard Glaze
From http://www.FlyLady.net - 11/22/11 - "Food For Thought: Changing Seasons":
The weather is cold and crisp here in North Carolina!
So being the foodie that I am, I have this tendency to gauge the seasons by what I'm cooking. The leaves have changed and blown away, we've enjoyed our Thanksgiving feasts and it's just plain cold outside. And as much as I love grilling outside, I'm happy to be inside cooking on the stovetop. I'm ready for cold weather, the luxury of a fireplace ablaze and something thick and rich cooking in my crockpot for supper later. Doesn't that sound warm and cozy?
For those of us who are reveling in cold winter weatherâ€”or wishing you had some, here's a recipe for one of my very favorite crockpot recipes from the second edition of Saving Dinner (Ballantine). The delicious smell of this dish cooking all day long will entice you and gratify tummy and soul to the lucky recipients of this delightful meal.
Crockpot Tuscan Chicken
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves -- cut into 1" cubes
1 (15 ounce) can cannelini or white kidney beans -- drained
1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce (your favorite, jarred variety)
1 4 ounce jar roasted peppers -- diced
1 large onion -- chopped
2 medium carrots -- chopped
1 stalk celery -- chopped
2 cloves garlic -- pressed
1 cup water
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
12 oz. spaghetti noodles
salt and pepper -- to taste
In a crockpot, layer onion, garlic, carrot and celery on the bottom. Add the chicken on top, roasted peppers, beans, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. Add spaghetti sauce and water. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until chicken is tender and cooked.
During the last 15 minutes of cooking, prepare pasta according to package directions, drain and serve chicken on top.
Per Serving: 473 Calories; 6g Fat; 39g Protein; 65g Carbohydrate; 8g Dietary Fiber; 68mg Cholesterol; 408mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 1/2 Grain (Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 3 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve with a big spinach salad and a little grated Romano cheese over the top of the pasta and chicken if you like.
Leanne Ely, your Dinner Diva since 2001
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http://www.crochetmemories.com/archive/december5.html - Cylinda Mathews' Christmas Garland
http://www.freepatternsdonnascrochetdesigns.com/two-colr-bead-garland-free-crochet-pattern.html - Donna Collinsworth's Two Color Bead Garland
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/crochet-snowflake-garland - Donna Collinsworth's Snowball Garland
http://donnascrochetdesignstheblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/rickrack-or-zig-zag-garland-free.html - Donna Collinsworth's Zig Zag Garland
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/crochet-snowflake-garland - Snowflake Garland
From http://www.FlyLady.net - 11/21/11 - "Thanksgiving Funny from Pam":
Young @ Heart
by Pam Young
As Thanksgiving dances closer, I thought you'd like to read about my first Thanksgiving dinner as a young wife and mother. Just for fun, I made this true story into a poem.
Pamela Young copyright 2004
My mom always fixed the Thanksgiving feast
The meal? A traditional winner
I know she rose before the sun was up
'cause she told us that all through dinner
As a young mother I decided one year
That I should take over the job
Mom was very impressed that I
Would volunteer to host the mob
For our family had grown to sixteen
With cousins and uncles and aunts
The meal involved some traditions
A recipe that came in the pants
Of an ancestor who crossed over
On the Mayflower moons before
The Young family Sausage Stuffing
With ingredients more than four
The sausage must come from a pig that'd eaten
Only the best of slop
The place to get that fabulous meat
Was at Gristle's Butcher shop
The crumbs I must use in the stuffing?
Made from Young Family Sour Dough Bread
Mom gave me starter as a wedding gift
By my first anniversary of course it was dead
It was Thanksgiving morning when I finally looked
At her plasticized recipe card
With its seventeen special ingredients
I winced at the inclusion of lard
I had none of the stuff to put into
The 25 pound bird in my face
Gristle's was closed for the holiday
No bread crumbs, no fresh cloves no mace
I'd looked in the red-checkered cookbook
For directions to roast the fowl
He needed to get in the oven soon
I wasn't about to throw in the towel
The clock was ticking
To stuff was my goal
So I shoved a Cornish game hen
In the turkey's hole
As my secret roasted I turned my table
Into a veritable treasure trove
I couldn't wait for Mom to see
I'd managed to cook two birds with one stove
At the table that memorable evening
My husband proceeded to try
To remove the little bird from the big one
And I really can't tell you why
But the infant refused to budge from there
All eyes were narrowed on me
I gave my husband some scissors
He performed an episiotomy
Like a National Geographic special
That little bird was born
A Thanksgiving to remember
The next year I chose to bring corn
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
|From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 11/21/11:|
I like your approach… let’s see your departure.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 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
2. Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 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.
3. Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at email@example.com or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/22/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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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
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
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