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11/24/20 - 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 - 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 The late Donnie Satisky ('56) (d. 11/24/15) AND   Michael Sisk ('63) of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 -  The late Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) (d. 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 -   The late Jennings Bryan (June '42)  (d. 03/17/19);

29 -  The late Jimmy Key ('57) (d. 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 (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



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.



71 YEARS AGO TODAY:

  From Me ('65) of NC - 11/24/20:

   

 There are those who might consider my thorough labeling of this photograph to be obsessively compulsive and bordering on demented.

   I prefer to view it as careful attention to detail and setting the bar for excellence.

Thanksgiving Dinner - Thursday, November 24, 1949 - 
2206 Fourth Avenue, Highland Park, Richmond, Virginia

Photo by Robert Buckley, M.D. (JMHS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960)

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Beryl Buckley White (JMHS - '35) (01 Dec 1916 - 12 Sept 2007); Millard Buckley (11 Nov 1879 - 04 Oct 1951); Walter White (03 Jan 1916 - 17 Feb 2009); Virginia Buckley (JMHS - '27) (01 Apr 1909 - 05 May 1984); Neville Tuck (19 May 1903 - 21 Jan 1977); Mark Tuck (29 Aug 1889 - 02 Sep 1958); Ursula Tuck Buckley (19 Sept 1885 - 31 Dec 1975); Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC (b. 26 July 1941); Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC (b. 30 Aug 1947); Maxine Frix Buckley (JMHS - '25) (19 May 1908 - 15 Feb 1999); and Cheryl White Wilson (JBHS/JMHS - '64) of VA (b. 23 Aug 1946)



THIS DAY IN 1970:

November 24, 1970 - Footballer player Doug Brien was born Douglas Robert Zachariah Brien in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

November 24, 1970 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Julieta Venegas was born in Long Beach, California

November 24, 1970 - Footballer and businessman was born in Middleton, Lancashire, England.



“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)



From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/24/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 



 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 11/23/19, 11:38 AM:

  BEAUTIFUL! Thank you, Jean! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
 
 



   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 11/20/17:

  YIKESARONI! Thank you so much, Jean!
 
 



  From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 11/23/18:

  BRILLIANT! Thank you, Mary!
 
 



From My Friend, April, of NC - 11/21/18:

  ALSO TRUE! Thank you, April!
 
 



    From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/10/17:

   Thanks, Dools!
 
 



  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 11/23/18:

  Something to think about. Truly a man ahead of his time.

   Thanks, Jimmy!

 
 



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
)



BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:

Santa Claus Doll - This free pattern was originally published by The American Thread Company in Star Christmas Book, No. 94, in 1952.
 
Chenille Christmas Heart Decoration 

Holiday Wreath
- no photo; use your imagination to picture it, or just crochet it and wait for the big surprise! 



BONUS RECIPE:

 From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/22/14 - "EASY CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BALLS":

  EASY CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BALLS

18-oz. jar of peanut butter
¼ cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
12-oz. bag of Nestle’s Semi- Sweet Morsels

1. Mix the peanut butter, butter, vanilla extract and powdered sugar in a bowl. Stir until combined.
2. Shape into approximately 1-inch balls and place on baking pan. Put in freezer for about 20 minutes.
3. Melt Nestle’s Semi- Sweet Morsels according to package ( I microwaved them. )
4. Dip peanut butter balls into chocolate w/ toothpick letting the excess coating drip off. Return the chocolate coated peanut butter balls back to pan until chocolate is firm.
5. Store in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator.
ENJOY!!

   Thanks again, Joyce! (I see you are still trying to kill me.....)
 

 
 



FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/24/17:

Two elderly, excited Southern women were sitting together in the front pew of the church listening to a fiery preacher. When the preacher condemned the sin of stealing, these two ladies cried out, "Amen, Brother!"

When the preacher condemned the sin of lust, they yelled again, "You preach it, Reverend!"

And when the preacher condemned the sin of lying, they jumped to their feet and hollered, "RIGHT ON! TELL IT LIKE IT IS! AMEN!"

But when the preacher condemned the sin of gossip, the two got very quiet. One turned to the other and said, "He's quit preaching and now he's just meddling."



PRAYER ROLL:

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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
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910-584-8802

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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!

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

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!

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

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 Laughing Mouse clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

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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