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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7gMDXylzW8 - 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...
From Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA - 11/21/16 - "Mrs. Williamson, Mother of Howard Williamson (Hampton HS - '63) of VA":
|The hospice nurse came today to see Mrs.
Williamson and said that it shouldn't be much longer before she
passes away. She was asleep, and the nurse said that she may not wake
up! She hasn't eaten or drunk anything since last Tuesday. Please pray
for the family as they are expecting the worse and know it's coming but
it is still hard! Thank you!
OH, NO! Thank you, Shirley! I'm so sorry to learn this! We'll keep you and your family in our prayers!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to
Sandra Ray ('61) of VA
John Howard ('66) of VA
Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA
Fayetta Covert Stansbury
(NNHS / Ferguson HS - '72)
Happy Birthday this week to:
24 - Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA;
25 -The late Donnie Satisky ('56) (deceased 11/24/15) AND Michael Sisk ('63) of CA;
26 - The late Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) (deceased 01/28/15) AND Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV AND Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC;
27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;
28 - Jennings Bryan (June '42) of VA;
29 - The late Jimmy Key ('57) (deceased 03/21/12) AND Randy Bearor ('64) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|Tuesday, November 22, 1966 - Wrestler and manager Ed Ferrara was born in the USA.|
|“We have too many
high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.”
-Abigail Adams, letter to John Adams, Oct. 16, 1774
(22 Nov 1744 - 28 Oct 1818)
From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 11/20/16:
Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/08/16 - "Spectacular Pictures (#22 in a series of 40)":
Here are several really nice
photos to enjoy.
WOWZERS! Thank you, Billy!
|http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/snowflake-sweet-treat-wrapper and http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW3704.pdf - Nancy Anderson's Snowflake Sweet Treat Wrapper Crochet Pattern - "Present a gift of food with a clever crocheted wrap! We’ve shown one on a clear food container, but you can use them however you please! Mix and match the two widths of bands with the two snowflake designs in whatever colors suit you."|
- Maggie's Overnight Pull-Apart Cinnamon Loaf
- "Overnight Pull-Apart Cinnamon Loaf is an easy breakfast casserole
that also can be made if you're looking for simple dessert recipes. Prep
the dough and let it sit overnight. The next day, you'll have a sticky,
sweet bread to enjoy! This delicious bread is the perfect cold weather
treat and is definitely worthy for a holiday breakfast. Enjoy it
Christmas morning with a hot mug of apple cider. There's not much that
could beat that."
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA -11/21/14 - "CAKE MIX DINNER ROLLS":
CAKE MIX DINNER ROLLS
cups warm water (110°)
In bowl of mixer, pour warm water, sprinkle yeast over warm water, then sprinkle with cake mix. Let sit 5 minutes. Add oil, flour, and salt, mix all together. Knead to combine everything and make a smooth ball. Cover with a warm damp towel or plastic wrap. Let rise 1 hour. Knead lightly again.
Pat out and shape/cut for rolls and place on sprayed baking sheet or divide evenly into 30 pieces, make balls and place in two sprayed 9″x13″ pans.
(Can also be made into two large loaves or rolled into cinnamon rolls.)
Let rise until double. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes for rolls and 30-35 minutes for loaves. Brush with melted butter as they come from the oven.
OOH! OOOH!! Thank you, Joyce!
|Mr. and Mrs. Thorne had just reached the
airport in the nick of time to catch the plane for their two-week's
vacation in Majorca.
"I wish we'd brought the piano with us," said
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
|1. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 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 11/22/16
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Love to all, Carol
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Now Thank We All Our God
(Ecclesiasticus 50:22-24) by
(23 Apr 1586 - 08 Dec 1649)
(13 Sept 1827 - 01 July1878)
(09 Apr 1598 - 23 Feb 1662)
(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
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
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
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
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...)
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 - 12/14/05
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
John Marshall High
School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of
VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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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