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11/23/17 - 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)

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

-  John Fitzgerald Kennedy
(22 May 1923 - 22 Nov 1963)

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,  

   Today is a really precious holiday. Here's something I borrowed from my personal page which I wrote over a dozen years ago while in a bit of a silly mood (who - ME? ):

Contrary to the propaganda constantly put out by Yankees (who seem to share grabbing top honors to themselves with Texans
and the Russians!), the first Thanksgiving was held at Berkeley Plantation along the James River in Virginia on December 4, 1619.
Those Johnny-Come-Lately, "Let's Claim Every Honor for Ourselves", Blithering Yankees didn't even ARRIVE
on America's shores until November 9, 1620!

For the TRUE version, see:  berkeleyplantation.com/

   If you'd prefer the Yankee Version, see: http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving

   Either way, Happy Thanksgiving!

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 WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Thanksgiving Birthday today 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 tomorrow to  Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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   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;

29 -  The late Jimmy Key ('57) (deceased 03/21/12) AND   Randy Bearor ('64) of VA;

30 -   Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND    Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA!


200 YEARS AGO TODAY:

November 23, 1867 - The Manchester Martyrs were hanged in Manchester, England, for killing a police officer while freeing two Irish nationalists from custody.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

November 23, 1939 - HMS Rawalpindi was sunk by the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau.

November 23, 1940 - Romania became a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.

November 23, 1943 - The Deutsche Opernhaus on Bismarckstraße in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg was destroyed. It was eventually rebuilt in 1961 and called the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

November 23, 1943 - U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin from the Japanese during the Central Pacific offensive in the Gilbert Islands.

November 23, 1945 - The U.S. wartime rationing of most foods ended.


THIS DAY IN 1967:
Thursday, November 23, 1967 - Rugby league player Steve Deacon was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Thursday, November 23, 1967 - Cricketer and coach Gary Kirsten was born in Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa.

Thursday, November 23, 1967 - Actress, director, and producer Salli Richardson was born Salli Elise Richardson in Chicago, Illinois.


“One of the evils of our time is taking for granted so many of the things we enjoy.”

- James E. Faust, April, 1990
(31 July 1920 - 10 Aug 2007)


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/23/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


  From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 11/23/17:

  ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Pat!
 
 


   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 11/23/17:

  INDEED! Thank you, Jean!
 
 


  From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/22/17:

  OOH! Thank you, Joan!
 
 


The best time to give advice to your children is while they’re still young enough to believe you know what you’re talking about.”

- Evan Esar
(02 July 1899 - 1995
)


    From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/10/17 - "THE WIT OF WILL ROGERS - STILL APPROPRIATE AFTER 80 YEARS (#12 in a Series of 15)":

   

SAD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!

 
 


BONUS CHRISTMAS CROSS STITCH PATTERNS:

http://www.crossedwing.com/free/03free.html - Christmas Cardinal

http://www.nspruance.com/pagefreexmastrumpets.htm -
Nancy Spruance's Christmas Trumpets


BONUS THANKSGIVING PIE RECIPES:

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/apple-butter-pie - Apple Butter Pie - "Apple Butter Pie comes together in a flash with deliciously sweet fall flavor that you (and your guests) won't be able to get enough of."

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sweet-potato-pie-6 -
Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue - "Wow guests this weekend with a sky-high marshmallow meringue on this sweet potato pie. Be sure to lightly pack the mashed sweet potatoes in your measuring cup for a fluffy filling. "


 


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/23/17:

A surgeon was invited to Thanksgiving dinner at a friend's house.

The host deftly carved the turkey and said, "I'd make a pretty good surgeon, don't you think?"

The surgeon replied, "Anybody can take it apart. Let's see you put it back together again."


 


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 10, 2018 -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 06/10/17

BLOG:

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



   Y'all take good 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
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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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!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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!

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)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12

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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