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 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v8kHKX61fg - 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
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 this week to:
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 (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of TX;
02 - Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND George Konstant ('65) of VA;
03 - The late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 26, 1939 -
Shelling of Mainila: The
Army orchestrated the incident which was used to justify the start of the
four days later.
November 26, 1940 - The Nazis forced 500,000 Jews of Warsaw, Poland to
live within a walled ghetto.
November 26, 1942 - Yugoslav Partisans convened the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
November 26, 1944 - AGerman V-2 rocket hit a Woolworth's store on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.
November 26, 1944 -Germany began V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
THIS DAY IN1963:
|Tuesday, November 26, 1963 - Basketball player
Mario Elie was born Mario Antoine Elie in
New York City,
Tuesday, November 26, 1963 - Former rugby union player Joe Lydon was born Joseph Paul Lydon in the UK.
From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 11/25/13 - "Thanksgiving":
I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours, in sunny Florida. It has always been a favorite Holiday for me. Family, turkey, and Virginia ham with football, of course. Tonight I am preparing my ham I ordered from Edward’s Hams in Surry while watching my beloved Washington Redskins even though they are struggling as are the Jaguars.
OOOH, YUMMY! Thanks, Phil! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/25/13 - "God Whispers. This is awesome!":
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/25/13 - "The Wave-- a cute story and more.":
|Thanks, Jimmy - these have been a hoot!|
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROSS STITCH PATTERNS:
http://www.nspruance.com/pagefreexmastrumpets.htm - Nancy Spruance's Christmas Trumpets
BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Slow-Cooker-Cowboy-Casserole/ml/1 - Slow Cooker Cowboy Casserole - "One of the most popular slow cooker recipes, this Slow Cooker Cowboy Casserole has three great reasons to make this a repeat dish in your house. It's super budget friendly, it tastes amazing and it's absolutely easy to make!"
http://cookingclassy.blogspot.com/2012/03/cinnamon-roll-mug-cake-made-in-3.html - 3 Minute Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake - "Baking a cake in the microwave may seem to good to be true but it's not and this 3 Minute Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake recipe shows why. If you're in need of some lightning fast easy cake recipes, try this fun take on a cinnamon roll! It's ridiculously delicious and so simple to make... what's not to love?"
http://www.recipelion.com/Pies/Sweet-Georgia-Cracker-Pie/ml/1 - Sweet Georgia Cracker Pie - "When it comes to pie recipes, we don't like to kid around. This recipe for Sweet Georgia Cracker Pie is an original recipe passed down from generation to generation. Loaded with chopped pecans and made with a cracker crumb crust, it is mouth watering. Best right out of the oven, have the family lining out the door and waiting for a slice of Sweet Georgia Cracker Pie. With every bite they'll be yelling 'Sweet Georgia, that's good!'"
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 11/25/13:
|A couple was arguing
about who should make the coffee in the morning. The wife said, “I think
your should do it because you get up first.”
He countered with, “The kitchen is your domain, and you do all the cooking so you know where everything is. I think you should make the coffee.”
“No way,” she said. “You should do it. The Bible even says so.”
“What the heck are you talking about?”
She grabbed the family Bible, thumbed through, and pointed to the appropriate section: “Hebrews”.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - The NNHS
Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first
Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on
Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport
News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the
Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit
2. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 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 11/19/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
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
"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!
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.
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
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
Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC -
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