|11/28/19 - 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 - Thanksgiving Medley
BONUS #2 - We Gather Together
BONUS #3 - 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:
Happy Birthday today
Jennings Bryan (June '42)
Happy Birthday this week to:
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 - Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND the late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (d. 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR;
04 - The late W. D. Dangler ('57) (d. 03/07/17) AND Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA;
05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late Gene Peters ('57) (d. 07/24/09) AND the late Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) (d. 11/21/18)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|November 28, 1919 - Lady Astor was elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She was the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.)|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|November 28, 1943 - Tehran Conference: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin met in Tehran, Iran, to discuss war strategy.|
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|November 28, 1969 - Cricketer and sportscaster Nick Knight was born Nicholas Verity Knight in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.|
|“After all is said
and done, more is said than done.”
(620 B.C. - 564 B.C.)
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/29/19:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 11/27/19, 10:22 AM:
|Good to see you back !
Happy Thanksgiving !
Thank you, Charlie! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965,
Janice McCain Rose of VA
- 11/28/19, @ 9:00 AM:|
From Friend, Ben, (Hillsboro HS, IL - '02) of IL - 11/25/19, 12:37 PM:
BONUS DECEMBER CROCHET PATTERNS:
Candy Cane Steering Wheel Cover
BONUS HAM RECIPES:
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
Mr. Food's Hearty Ham Bake - "The magic ingredient in this hearty leftover ham recipe is right in our supermarket refrigerator case. Simply bring home some refrigerated pizza crust and you'll easily make a Hearty Ham Bake that tastes sensational."
Mr. Food's Creamy Ham Casserole - "You'll save the day with this simple Creamy Ham Casserole. This is comfort food at its best, and it couldn't be easier to throw together even on a busy weeknight."
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/27/17:
|A man bought some prescription
tablets and started cutting off the edges.
Do you know why?
He wanted to avoid the side effects.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Wednesday, January 08, 2020 -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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/23/19
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
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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 Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Gathered Gifs at
http://members.tripod.com/~B123/cd/cake12.gif - 04/15/04
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
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)
Dentures clip art courtesy of Paul Harty
(Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC
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