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11/22/12 - NNHS Newsletter
Thanksgiving 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
(1856-1939)
The 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


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

"We Gather Together" is a Christian hymn of Dutch origin written in 1597 by 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.
We gather together to ask our Lord's blessing...

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.[citation needed] 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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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 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 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 Chiang Kai-Shek met in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan (see Cairo Conference).


THIS DAY IN 1962:

Thursday, November 22, 1962 - Writer Victor Pelevin (Виктор Олегович Пелевин) was born Victor Olegovich Pelevin in Moscow, Soviet Union.

Thursday, November 22, 1962 - Operatic soprano Sumi Jo was born in Seoul, South Korea.

Thursday, November 22, 1962 - Poet and TV personality Rezauddin Stalin was born in Jessore, Bangladesh,


     From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 11/23/12, 12:17 AM - "RE: NNHS music offered post":

Carol,

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? :-)

Eric

   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":

Carol,
 
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
 

The holiday 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 snow outside.

Organizing your home entails assembling a good number of storage containers for everything from sugar cookies to Christmas lights and ornaments. The tree can create a mess as well, and if you choose an artificial tree, it will also need to be stored. When it comes to getting yourself and your home ready for this holiday season, challenges abound. Getting started early, even before Thanksgiving, is a good way to thwart the coming stress of December.

While one may not want to start decorating until after Thanksgiving, there is no real reason to not prepare for decoration. This is where organization can become an issue.

1. The first thing you need to do is to begin cleaning your entire house. All of your non-seasonal knick-knacks need to go. Throw rugs and blankets may need to be replaced as well.

2. Boxes of all sizes are invaluable for holiday storage and organization. This starts with storing your non-holiday items in order to make room for the Christmas tree and more. Label the boxes by room, and begin filling them up with the items that you are getting replacing. When a box is full move it into storage. Once your home is thoroughly desolate and devoid of decorative flair you can begin to think of your Christmas decorations.

3. Getting your actual decorations out can be a major hassle. This is the year to overhaul your storage system. Get rid of those cardboard boxes and replace them with plastic containers. Plastic is sturdier, stacks more easily, protects your items better and can simplify your storage process. Furthermore, plastic containers have been tweaked to fit any purpose. Many boxes can easily fit up to sixteen ornaments in safe individual compartments. The boxes come in three snap together trays that can, when put together, can safely store twenty-seven or twenty-eight ornaments. You no longer have to worry about losing precious keepsakes when you store your ornaments. Furthermore, you can avoid the waste of time that comes with wrapping ornaments in layer after layer of newspaper. These simple boxes provide perfect protection for all of your tree trimmings. They also can work wonderfully to stow bows, ribbons and other wrapping accessories.

4. Another frequent organizational nightmare associated with preparing for the holiday season is dealing with all of the wrapping paper and ribbon. Keeping these items stored without damage can be a significant challenge. It's a good idea to store all your gift-wrapping supplies in one location. Hang them on a door for storage, so they don't get crushed. This can help you keep the rest of your house organized for holidays.

5. A final crucial step for getting your house organized for holidays is to prepare your kitchen. The holiday season can easily be referred to as baking season, and if you plan on doing a lot of work in your kitchen, then you better be ready. Forget your spring cleaning routine, now is the time to get that kitchen cleaned out. Get your spice rack organized, move those pots to the most accessible location, and get your appliances reorganized to fit your baking needs. For most of the year your kitchen should be organized to meet your day to day needs. But during the holidays, your day to day necessities are thrown aside. Rather than focusing on the meat and potatoes of mealtime you may find yourself emphasizing the cookies and cakes during this time of year. One of the largest organizational disasters that come along with the holidays is trying to work around a kitchen that is not built for baking. You need to rework this room, or your sanity is going to be tested throughout the entire season.

Getting ready for the holiday season should start just before Thanksgiving. Even if you are one who refuses to decorate until after Thanksgiving, there is work to be done and the benefits can be very rewarding. Begin your organizational work now, and you can be well on your way to a more relaxed holiday season around the house or apartment. However, if you procrastinate, things can quickly become quite hectic and stressful. Invest in the proper storage materials, deal with the problem of wrapping paper and overhaul your kitchen. These steps should set you well on your way to a happy and peaceful holiday season.


About the Author:

Get Organized, the SelfGrowth.com Official Guide to Organizing, provides you with tips and tools to help you organize your home, office, and any other area that needs organization.
http://www.selfgrowth.com/guide/GetOrganized.html.



BONUS RECIPES:

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."


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57553265/tv-chef-art-ginsburg-mr-food-dies-at-81/

 

From http://www.mrfood.com:

 

In Memory of Mr. Food
 

People from all over the world have shared their memories, thoughts, and feelings about Art Ginsburg. One thing they all have in common — from personal friends and colleagues to long-time fans of his show and users of his recipes — is how they’ve been touched by his generosity, kindness, and contribution to families across the nation. You can share your memories of Art at
memorial@mrfood.com.



    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#5 in a Series of 36)":
 

  Some fun pics. Enjoy

   AWW! How precious - thanks, Joan!

 
 


FINALLY:

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.”

“And why was that?”

“Because my wife wanted a dress.”

The judge checked with his records, “But it says here you broke in three nights in a row!”

“Yes sir. She made me exchange it two times.”


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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/09/12

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
Y'all take 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
915-780-3048
 


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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

"Thanksgiving Blessings" Title and Gold Mum Divider Line clip art courtesy
of
http://www.patswebgraphics.com/thanksgiving/thanksgiving.html - 11/18/06

Animated Tiny 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 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!

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Eric!

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