|11/22/12 - NNHS Newsletter|
Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently
as the heart of gratitude will allow.”
- Edward Sandford Martin
unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep
through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every
hour, some heavenly blessings!”
- Henry Ward Beecher
(24 June 1813 - 08 Mar 1887)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is our traditional Thanksgiving Day Newsletter. Do I really need to assign homework for this holiday?? No, I didn't think so, either!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3dXCL34aEA - Thanksgiving Medley
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3RbJk4TvI0&NR=1 - We Gather Together
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0JVqR8KnF4 - We Gather Together, Celtic Woman
|"We Gather Together" is a Christian
Dutch origin written in
Adrianus Valerius as "Wilt Heden Nu Treden" to celebrate the
Dutch victory over Spanish forces in the
Battle of Turnhout. It was originally set to a Dutch folk tune. In
the United States, it is popularly associated with
Thanksgiving Day and is often sung at family meals and at religious
services on that day.
At the time the hymn was written, the Dutch were engaged in a war of national liberation against the Catholic King Philip II of Spain. "Wilt heden nu treden," "We gather together" resonated because under the Spanish King, Dutch Protestants were forbidden to gather for worship. The hymn first appeared in print in a 1626 collection of Dutch patriotic songs, "Nederlandtsch Gedencklanck."
The hymn is customarily performed to a tune known as "Kremser", from Eduard Kremser's 1877 score arrangement and lyric translation of Wilt Heden Nu Treden into Latin and German. The modern English text was written by Theodore Baker in 1894.
According to the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, "We Gather Together's" first appearance in an American hymnal was in 1903. It had retained popularity among the Dutch, and when the Dutch Reformed Church in North America decided in 1937 to abandon the policy that they had brought with them to the New World in the 17th century of singing only psalms and add hymns to the church service, "We Gather Together" was chosen as the first hymn in the first hymnal.
The hymn steadily gained popularity, especially in services of Thanksgiving on such occasions as town and college centennial celebrations. According to Carl Daw, executive director of the Hymn Society, the "big break" came in 1935 when it was included in the national hymnal of the Methodist-Episcopal Church.
According to Michael Hawn, professor of sacred music at Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology, "by World War I, we started to see ourselves in this hymn," and the popularity increased during World War II, when "the wicked oppressing" were understood to include Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.
This hymn is often sung at American churches the day before Thanksgiving.
This hymn was sung at the Opening of the Funeral Mass for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow toSandra 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 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;
29 - The late Jimmy Key ('57) (deceased 03/21/12) AND Randy Bearor ('64) of VA!http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 22, 1940 - Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattacked into Italian-occupied Albania and captured Korytsa.
November 22, 1942 - Battle of Stalingrad – General Friedrich Paulus sent Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army was surrounded.
November 22, 1943 -
War in the Pacific
– U.S. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader
to discuss ways to defeat
|Thursday, November 22, 1962 - Writer Victor Pelevin (Виктор Олегович Пелевин) was born Victor Olegovich Pelevin in Moscow, Soviet Union.|
From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 11/23/12, 12:17 AM - "RE: NNHS music offered post":
Hope my music offer
didn't throw a wrench in your posts since the 14th is still in
process but others have been added afterwards? :-)
Thanks, Eric! Not really; I just do not always make up back logs in the order that they should appear. In fact, I usually begin with the newest and work backward. The 11/14 Newsletter in which your post will appear is actually half done, but it was rather labor intensive, so I started with the easier ones, thinking that I could probably turn out three Newsletters in the same time that one would require. I finished the 11/18 Newsletter in the middle of the night in about an hour and a half, but the 11/14, 11/15, and 11/17 remain to be finished, whereas I completed the 11/16 issue on 11/20. That's just the way it is. I'll finish them all as quickly as I'm able.
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/21/12:
From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 11/22/12, 9:25 AM - "Thanksgiving":
HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Hope you and yours (as well as our furry four legged family members) have a safe and wonderful holiday full of family, laughter, and food!
Thanks so much, Eric - the same to you!
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 11/23/11 - "5 Keys to Holiday Organization":
|5 Steps to
Organize Your Home for the Holiday Season
By Get Organized
season is swiftly approaching, bringing with it great fun and family
events. As you are preparing for this great season, it is important to
plan accordingly. The friends and family you invite into your home bring
plenty of warmth and cheer, but can also create quite a mess. For this
reason, organizing your home for the holiday season is very important,
to anyone who wishes their home to stay as clean as the freshly fallen
|http://www.mrfood.com/How-To/Garnishing-Tips/ml/1 - Garnishing Tips - "Check out our holiday garnishing tips from the "experts" at the Culinary Institute of America, as we discover some quick and easy shortcuts to livening our holiday cheese board. We eat with our eyes and these ideas will surely tempt your guests."|
In Memory of Mr. Food
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#5 in a Series of 36)":
AWW! How precious - thanks, Joan!
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/21/12:
|The judge frowned
at the tired robber and said, “Then you admit breaking into the same
store on three successive nights?”
”Yes, your honor.”
“Because my wife
wanted a dress.”
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!
We Gather Together
Text: Nederlandtsch Gedencklanck; trans. by Theodore Baker Music: 16th cent. Dutch melody; arr. by Edward Kremser (1838-1914) Tune: KREMSER, Meter: Irr. We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing; He chastens and hastens His will to make known; The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing, Sing praises to His name: He forgets not his own. Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining, Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine So from the beginning the fight we were winning; Thou, Lord, wast at our side, All glory be thine! We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant, And pray that thou still our defender wilt be. Let thy congregation escape tribulation; Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
"We Gather Together" midi courtesy of http://www.breadsite.org/classic.htm - 11/21/04
"We Gather Together" lyrics courtesy of http://www.jeannepasero.com/thanksmidis.html - 11/21/04
Blessings" Title and Gold Mum Divider Line clip art courtesy
of http://www.patswebgraphics.com/thanksgiving/thanksgiving.html - 11/18/06
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
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of
Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC
Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric
Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
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