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11/26/15 - NNHS Newsletter -

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that
the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”


-  John Fitzgerald Kennedy
(22 May 1923 - 22 Nov 1963)

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 Texans
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


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

"We Gather Together" is a Christian hymn of 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.
We gather together to ask our Lord's blessing...

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.[citation needed] 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.[1]

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.[1]

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...[1]



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
 

   Happy Thanksgiving Birthday today to     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!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH!

   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 (John Marshall HS, TX - '02) of TX;

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

03 -  Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND The late  Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


150 YEARS AGO TODAY:

November 26, 1865 - The Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy schooner was defeated by a Chilean corvette north of Valparaíso, Chile.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

November 26, 1939 - Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrated the incident which was used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.

November 26, 1940 - The Nazis forced 500,000 Jews of Warsaw, Poland to live within a walled ghetto.

November 26, 1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing to begin December 1.

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 - Germany began V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.

November 26, 1942 - Casablanca, the movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premiered in New York City

November 26, 1943 - HMT Rohna is sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.

November 26, 1944 - A German V-2 rocket hit a Woolworth's store on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.


THIS DAY IN 1965:
Friday, November 26, 1965 - Actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Scott Adsit was born  Robert Scott Adsit in Northbrook, Illinois.

Friday, November 26, 1965 - Footballer Des Walker was born Desmond Sinclair Walker in Homerton, London, England.


Some might say, 'What do I have to be grateful for when my world is falling apart?'

Perhaps focusing on what we are grateful for is the wrong approach. It is difficult to develop a spirit of gratitude if our thankfulness is only proportional to the number of blessings we can count. True, it is important to frequently “count our blessings”—and anyone who has tried this knows there are many—but I don’t believe the Lord expects us to be less thankful in times of trial than in times of abundance and ease. In fact, most of the scriptural references do not speak of gratitude for things but rather suggest an overall spirit or attitude of gratitude.

It is easy to be grateful for things when life seems to be going our way. But what then of those times when what we wish for seems to be far out of reach? Could I suggest that we see gratitude as a disposition, a way of life that stands independent of our current situation? In other words, I’m suggesting that instead of being thankful for things, we focus on being thankful in our circumstances—whatever they may be.

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
(b. 06 Nov 1940)



  From Michele Shelton Sokol ('66) of CA - 11/25/15 - "RE: Happy Thanksgiving!":

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too !!

Thank you for all your hard work.

   You're so welcome, Michele! Hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!


    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 11/26/15:

  Happy Thanksgiving to the NNHS family

   Thank you, Janice! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too!

 
 


  From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA - 11/26/15:

  Thank you, Jane! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, too!
 
 


      From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 11/26/15:

  ABSOLUTELY!   Thank you, Santa Jim!
 
 


       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - 11/26/15:

  EWWW!  Thank you, Webby!
 
 


“Misers aren’t fun to live with, but they make wonderful ancestors.

- David Brenner
(04 Feb 1936 - 15 Mar 2014
)



   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/16/15 - "Signs of the Times (#6 in a series of 21)":
 
     Thanks, Billy!
 
 


BONUS CHRISTMAS CROSS STITCH PATTERNS:

http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Christmas-Hearts.--1H - Connie G. Barwick's Christmas Hearts

http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Merry-Christmas-Blocks/
- Connie G. Barwick's Merry Christmas Blocks

http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Noel/
- Connie G. Barwick's Noel

http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Peace/
- Connie G. Barwick's Peace

http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Silent-Night/
- Connie G. Barwick's Silent Night


BONUS LEFTOVERS RECIPES:
http://www.mrfood.com/Turkey-Misc-Poultry/Turkey-Pot-Pie-from-Mr-Food/ml/1 - Turkey Pot Pie - "The ultimate comfort food has to be a bubblin' hot Turkey Pot Pie. One forkful and you'll know we're right. Plus, a turkey pot pie is a great way to put all of those Thanksgiving leftovers to good use!":

http://www.mrfood.com/One-Pots/Ham-and-Bean-One-Pot/ml/1 - Ham and Bean One Pot - "A vegetable trinity of chopped onion, celery, and peppers is the crunchy, tasty start to this hearty Ham and Bean One Pot. If you've got a hungry bunch, this one is sure to stick to their ribs."

http://www.mrfood.com/Turkey-Misc-Poultry/Turkey-Buffet-3586/ml/1 - Turkey Buffet  - "Leftover turkey? Turkey Buffet is the easiest way to turn leftovers into something special. Everyone will love it. Try it -- you'll see! This is exactly the kind of recipe you've been looking for to make good use out of those Thanksgiving leftovers."


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/25/15:

Q. What do you call Chewbacca with chocolate in his hair?

A. A chocolate chip wookie.


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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PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-854-8802
 


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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

"We Gather Together" lyrics courtesy of http://www.jeannepasero.com/thanksmidis.html - 11/21/04

Victorian Turkey clip art courtesy of http://www.doverpublications.com/sampler/1119/sample1.htm - 11/19/04

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.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

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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