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...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR AND Michael Sisk ('63) of CA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) of MD AND Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
1 - My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (John Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of TX;
02 - Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND George Konstant ('65) of VA!
|Many Happy Returns, One and All!|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 25, 1936 - InBerlin, Germany and Japan signed the Anti-Comintern Pact, agreeing to consult on measures "to safeguard their common interests" in the case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation. The pact was renewed on the same day five years later with additional signatories.
November 25, 1940 - First flight of thedeHavilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
November 25, 1943 - Statehood ofBosnia and Herzegovina was re-established at the State Anti-Fascist Council for the People's Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Wednesday, November 25, 1964 - Singer-songwriter (Screaming Trees and The Gutter Twins) Mark Lanegan was born Mark William Lanegan in Ellensburg, Washington.|
From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 11/24/14 - "50-Year Reunion":
Hope you’re feeling good and preparing for a big Thanksgiving celebration.
Hard to believe but our 50-Year Reunion is upon us. May I ask that you post this notice in the Newsletter so as to get folks thinking about this big event.
Thanks again and all my best.
“Attention NNHS Class of 1965
Thank you, Joe Sweetie! I rather thought that as it would only be the three of us here for Thanksgiving Dinner, perhaps we could make do with a big ol' pot of chili or potato soup, but in that I did err. It seems we'll be having a holiday dinner as usual: ham with pineapple glaze, corn, green bean casserole, Southern Cornbread, Cake Mix Dinner Rolls, cornbread dressing, pineapple upside down cake, and a couple of pies, such as this yummy Butter Pie. Silly me! What was I thinking?!?
I'll be carrying the reunion announcements on the Reunion Page as soon as I get well enough to think straight.....
From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 11/24/14:
|Hope u feel better before
thanksgiving since I'm thankful for u and your hard work keeping us
AWW! Thank you so much, Rochelle! I'm thankful for the opportunity to do so!
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of LA - 11/24/14 - "Missile Defense Agency's Flight Test 06b Ground-Based Interceptor":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA2ecMXlUIw&app=desktop - June 22,
2014 - The Missile Defense Agency's Flight Test 06b Ground-Based
Interceptor launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on June 22,
2014. For more information on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)
element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, go to
Thanks, Brent! There's another thing for which we have to be thankful - a strong military to defend us!
Here in Fayetteville, we had two groups of soldiers return from "the lands dark and dusty" this month, the latest ones just in time for Thanksgiving:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P91kUwTdkJE - Paratroopers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division return home from a deployment to Afghanistan, Nov. 9, at Fort Bragg, N.C.
http://www.1051rocks.com/onair/morgen-47096/paratroopers-from-the-1st-brigade-combat-13007017 - Paratroopers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division return home from a deployment to Afghanistan, Nov. 24, at Fort Bragg, N.C.
We thank them for their service!
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 11/24/14 - " The Thanksgiving Dinner":
|This is so fabulous. You put
another one of my favorite pictures on the NNHS65 Newsletter! The
I was just telling someone yesterday that I thought my cousins and I should write a cookbook/funny family tales and call it the "Buckley Special" (after explaining "what" the Buckley Special was). And that picture with all the details would be the cover!!!.
Is this a sign from God? And we shall have chocolate slop the rest of our days. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, Cheryl! I'm sure it must be - but I won't explain that "Buckley Special" thingie (which I always thought was a misnomer anyway; it was more accurately a Tuck trait) right now! GIGGLES! Come to think of it, I'll save the Chocolate Slop story for another day as well!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA -
11/01/14 - "All you animal lovers (#23 in a series of 26)":
Some of these pictures might come in handy for the newsletter.
If you have used them before, it's OK not to use them. When
things like this come to me I always think about you and your
wonderful newsletter. Blessings.
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/09/14 - "Hmmmm.... (#15 in a series of 15)":
You're getting old when
|Thanks, Billy! These have been a riot! font>|
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/22/14 - "FAMILY PORTRAITS (#1 in a series of 18)":
|AWW! Thanks, Dools!|
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROSS STITCH PATTERNS:
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
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. "
A man was in a hurry to meet his friend down at the nearby lake. On the way down there, he was stopped by a man fully dressed in red. The man pulled over, and the red man asked, "Hi, I'm the red jerk of the highway. Have anything to eat?"
The man smiled and handed him a sandwich. He continued down the highway and was yet again pulled over by a man fully dressed in green. He stopped and the guy in green said, "Hi, I'm the green jerk of the highway. Have anything to drink?"
Without smiling, the man handed the green guy his coke. He started off again and started to speed down the highway. Yet again he was stopped by a guy fully dressed in blue.
Sighing, he pulled over and pulled down his window, leaned out and said, "Let me guess. You're the blue jerk of the highway. What do you want?"
"License and registration, please," came the reply.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1962
Dinner Get Together - 6:30 PM at Angelo's on J. Clyde Morris
Boulevard. CONTACT: Fran Heath Scott at 757-813-0446 or
2. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 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 10/17/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Now thank we all our God,
O may this
and thanks to God
"Now Thank We All Our God" midi courtesy of http://www.breadsite.org/classic.htm - 11/21/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the lateHerbert Hice of MI one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
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)
Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA -
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