|11/24/16 - 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
we express our gratitude, we must never forget that
the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
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
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
|"We Gather Together" is a Christian
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.
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 WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Bryant ('68) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
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!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 24, 1940 -
became a signatory to the
Tripartite Pact, officially joining the
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 - TheUSS 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.
|Thursday, November 24, 1966 - It was Thanksgiving then, too!|
From Al Farber ('64) of VA - 11/23/16 - "Relocation":
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 11/24/16 - "Happy Thanksgiving!":
Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/08/16 - "Spectacular Pictures (#24 in a series of 40)":
Here are several really nice
photos to enjoy.
WOWZERS! Thank you, Billy!
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROSS STITCH PATTERNS:
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. "
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/13/16:
|As patrons were shopping at the mall around
Christmas, Bill and Fred heard a commotion coming from the area where
Santa greeted the children.
"What do you suppose is going on?" asked Bill.
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
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
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
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!
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
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of http://www.nisd.net/marshall/ - 04/26/13
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
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)
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