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11/29/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

This Advent we look to the Wise Men to teach us where to focus our attention. We set our sights on things above, where God is. We draw closer to Jesus... When
our Advent journey ends, and we reach the place where Jesus resides in Bethlehem, may we, like the Wise Men, fall on our knees and adore him as our true and only King.

- Mark Zimmermann

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This is one of those Christmas carols which should ideally be sung early in the Advent season. While it is still November, today is actually the first Sunday in Advent, so that time has indeed come!

BONUS #1 - - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - ThePianoGuys

BONUS #2 - - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

BONUS #3 - - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Enya

BONUS #4 - - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - The Choir of Clare College

BONUS #5 - - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - BarlowGirl, 2008

BONUS #6 - - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Sugarland

BONUS # 7 - - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra


O come, O come, Emmanuel is the mid-19th century translation by John Mason Neale and Henry Sloane Coffin[1][2] of the Ecclesiastical Latin text "Veni, veni, Emmanuel". It is a metrical version of the O Antiphons from the final week of Advent vespers, which now serves as a popular hymn. Its origins are unclear: it is thought that the antiphons are from at least the 8th Century, but "Veni, veni Emmanuel" may well be 12th century in origin.[3][4] The text is based on the biblical prophecy from Isaiah 7:14 that states that God will give Israel a sign that will be called Immanuel (Lit.: God with us). Matthew 1:23 states fulfillment of this prophecy in the birth of Jesus of Nazareth...



   Happy Birthday today to     The late Jimmy Key ('57) (deceased 03/21/12)  AND    Randy Bearor ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to       Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

04 - William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND    Howard Williamson (Hampton HS - '63) of VA;

05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late    Gene Peters ('57) (deceased - 07/24/09) AND        Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA;

06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All! 


November 29, 1942 - Americans received news from the Office of Price Administration (OPA) that coffee would be rationed.

November 29, 1943 - The second session of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ), held to determine the post-war ordering of the country, concluded in Jajce in what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina.

November 29, 1944 - Albania was liberated by the Albanian partisans.

November 29, 1945 -
The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia was declared.


Monday, November 29, 1965 - The Canadian Space Agency launched the satellite Alouette 2.

Monday, November 29, 1965 - Comedian and actress Ellen Cleghorne was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Monday, November 29, 1965 - Poet and pianist Yutaka Ozaki (尾崎 豊) was born in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan. Ozaki was found naked, drunk and unconscious in a Tokyo alleyway on April 25, 1992. He was taken by ambulance but was soon dismissed from the hospital. He died several hours later.[1][2] The cause of death was reported as pulmonary edema but many theories have arisen as to the actual cause of death, the most popular being homicide. He was 26 years old.

“A life can never be happy that is focused inward. So if you are miserable now, forget your troubles. March right out your door, and find someone who needs you.”

- Robert L. Backman, November, 1985
(b. 22 Mar 1922)

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 11/23/15 - "The great Mall of China.....":

The great Mall of China.....

World's Biggest Building, 20 million square feet

The biggest building in the world is in China.

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Wayne!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/26/15 - "Wildlife and domestic pictures":

Some Of The Best Shots You'll Ever See

   MORE WOWZERS! Thank you, Billy!

       From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 11/27/15: 

   Thanks, Mark! The expression on his face is priceless!

      From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 11/28/15:


     AWWW! Thanks so much, Santa Jim! This is beyond adorable!


      From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 11/28/15:

   GREAT TO KNOW! Thank you, Susie!

“There is nothing so annoying as to have two people go right on talking when you’re interrupting.”

- Mark Twain
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/16/15 - "Signs of the Times (#9 in a series of 21)":
     Thanks, Billy!


Festive Step Ladder Throw - "Get ready for the holidays with the Festive Step Ladder Throw! If you're looking for a totally unique throw to snuggle up with this holiday season, then this pattern is definitely for you. Using a classic holiday color scheme of green, red, white, and gold, this crochet afghan creates the unique step ladder design. With each step a different color, it turns into a colorful crochet afghan full of modern flair. This is one crochet afghan pattern you don't want to miss!"

Christmas Wave Afghan - "Celebrate the holiday season with the festive Christmas Wave Afghan. This red, green, and white afghan would make a great meaningful gift for anyone on your "nice" list this year. A homemade blanket crocheted with love is the perfect Christmas gift! With a classic ripple crochet pattern as its design, just about anyone can make this easy crochet pattern. Use a size K hook to complete this free crochet afghan. Holiday family time will be better spent with this Christmas crochet afghan."

Christmas Spirit Mile a Minute Afghan - "Are you itching to prepare for the winter holidays? The Christmas Spirit Mile a Minute Afghan is the perfect crochet blanket to work up as a decoration in your home or as a Christmas gift for someone special. This holly jolly afghan is worked in panels of red and green and features the cross stitch as the special crochet stitch. Even if you start this when you're panicking about gifts and decorations in the beginning of December, you'll be able to finish it because it's a fast mile a minute pattern."

BONUS ADVENT RECIPES: - WOWZERS! A plethora of Advent recipes!


From - 11/28/15:

Signs You've Chosen a "No Frills" Airline:

You can't board the plane unless you have the exact change.

Before you take off, the stewardess tells you to fasten your Velcro.

The Captain asks all the passengers to chip in a little for gas.

When they pull the steps away, the plane starts rocking.

The Captain yells at the ground crew to get the cows off the runway.

You ask the Captain how often their planes crash and he says, "Just once."

No movie. Don't need one. Your life keeps flashing before your eyes.

You see a man with a gun, but he's demanding to be let off the plane.

All the planes have both a bathroom and a chapel.

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: - updated 11/08/15

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





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


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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Words: Combined from various antiphons by an unknown author, possibly in the 12th Century
(Veni, veni Emanuel); translated from
Latin to English by John M. Neale
 (24 Jan1818 – 06 Aug 1866), Mediaeval Hymns, 1851. Neale’s original translation began, “Draw nigh, draw nigh, Emmanuel"

Music: “Veni Emmanuel,” from a 15th Century processional of French Franciscan nuns
(the setting for the funeral hymn)

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
Who orderest all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory over the grave.

O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
O come, O come, great Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai’s height
In ancient times once gave the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.

O come, Thou Root of Jesse’s tree,
An ensign of Thy people be;
Before Thee rulers silent fall;
All peoples on Thy mercy call.

O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of Peace.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" midi courtesy of - 11/23/05

"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" lyrics and available history courtesy of - 11/23/05

"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" title image courtesy of - 12/03/13 

Blue Jewels Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/07/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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