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11/24/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Now Thank We All Our God

“And now pray ye to the God of all, who hath done great things in all the earth, who hath increased our days
from our mother’s womb, and hath done with us according to his mercy. May he grant us joyfulness
of heart, and that there be peace in our days in Israel for ever: That Israel may believe that the mercy
of God is with us, to deliver us in his days.”

- Sirach 50:22-24 (Ecclesiasticus 50:24-26)
Douay-Rheims Challoner

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



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

"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 Sirach, chapter 50 verses 22–24, from the praises of Simon the high priest. It was translated into English in the 19th Century by Catherine Winkworth.

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...




THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
 

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR AND    Michael Sisk ('63) of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 -     The late Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) (deceased 01/28/15) AND   Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND    Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV;

27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;

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;

01 -    My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (John Marshall HS, TX - '02) of TX;

02 -   Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND    George Konstant ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html



THIS DAY IN WWII:

November 24, 1940 - Slovakia became a signatory to the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.

November 24, 1940 - Nazis closed off the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Over the next three years the population dropped from 350,000 to 70,000 due to starvation, disease and deportations to concentration camps.

November 24, 1941 - The United States granted Lend-Lease to the Free French.

November 24, 1943 - The USS Liscome Bay was torpedoed near Tarawa and sank with nearly 650 men killed.

November 24, 1944 - Bombing of Tokyo – The first bombing raid against the Japanese capital from the east and by land was carried out by 88 American aircraft.



THIS DAY IN 1965:
Wednesday, November 24, 1965 - Joseph-Désiré Mobutu seized power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and became President; he ruled the country (which he renamed Zaire in 1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997.

Wednesday, November 24, 1965 - Actress and singer Shirley Henderson was born in Forres, Moray, Scotland.

Wednesday, November 24, 1965 - Kuwaiti ruler Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah ( عبد الله الثالث السالم الصباح ) (b.  01 Jan 1895) died of heart disease at the age of 70.



“Absence of gratitude is the mark of the narrow, uneducated mind. It bespeaks a lack of knowledge and the ignorance of self-sufficiency. It expresses itself in ugly egotism and frequently in wanton mischief... Where there is appreciation, there is courtesy, there is concern for the rights and property of others. Without it there is arrogance and evil.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley, October 1964
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)



NEW ON SITE:

     From Me ('65) of NC - 11/24/15 - "Brand New Page: Launchings - 1964":

   From time to time one of you sweetie-pies will send me something which literally takes away my breath. When this treasured literary magazine arrived the other day from   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH, I quite nearly swallowed my tongue. Thank you so much, Domi!

   As the entries continue from day to day, you will notice several submissions from Domi herself, although at the time we knew her as Colleen O'Brien.
 

NNHS

Launchings - 1964


“If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.”

- Denis Waitley
(b. 1933)

Dedication to Miss Rebecca Suttle Table of Contents Table of Contents (continued) p. 5
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From My Friend, Sherri, of UT - 11/23/15:
 
     GIGGLES! Thanks, Sherri!
 
 



The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.”

- George Jessel
(03 Apr 1898 - 23 May 1981
)




   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/16/15 - "Signs of the Times (#4 in a series of 21)":
 
     Thanks, Billy!
 
 



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/coconut-pumpkin-chiffon-pie - Coconut-Pumpkin Chiffon Pie - "Make and refrigerate without the topping a day ahead. Whip and add the topping before serving."

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 - 11/23/15:

Q. Why did Star Wars Episodes 1, 2, and 3 come after Episodes 4, 5, and 6?

A. In charge of the release dates, Yoda was.



DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 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 11/08/15

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
910-854-8802
 


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Now Thank We All Our God

Based on Sirach 50:22-24 (Ecclesiasticus 50:22-24) by Martin Rinkart, about 1636
(23 Apr 1586 - 08 Dec 1649)

Translated by Catherine Winkworth
(13 Sept 1827 - 01 July1878)

Music by Johann Crüger, about 1647
(09 Apr 1598 - 23 Feb 1662)

Harmony by Felix Mendelssohn, 1840
(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 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

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!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of http://www.nisd.net/marshall/ - 04/26/13

Animated Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars18.html - 11/24/15

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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