- NNHS Newsletter - The Friendly Beasts
“And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall
find the babe wrapped
- Luke 2:12 (KJV)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme suggestion came from Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA on 11/24/13 - and if we're jumping the season by one day, we're not alone; it's certainly been happening all around us!
Here is a wonderful song to share in your Christmas season news letters.
BONUS - The Friendly Beasts - Brian Stokes Mitchell and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra
|"The Friendly Beasts" is a
Christmas song about the gifts that a
dove give to
Jesus at the Nativity. The song seems to have originated in
12th-century France, set to the melody of the
song "Orientis Partibus".
The current English words were written by Robert Davis (1881-1950) in
The song is also known as "The Song of the Ass", The Donkey Carol", "The Animal Carol", and "The Gift of the Animals..."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday this week to:
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);
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);
07 - Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND Tim Parsons ('73) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 30, 1939 -
Soviet forces crossed the
border in several places and bombed
and several other Finnish cities, starting the war.
November 30, 1942 -
Battle of Tassafaronga
— A smaller squadron of
destroyers led by
defeated a US cruiser force under
Carleton H. Wright.
THIS DAY IN1963:
|Saturday, November 30, 1963 - It was apparently a very boring day worldwide...|
From Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA - 11/12/13 - " Jesse Miller":
I've tried to contact Jesse several times. When the phone in room 315 was finally answered, the man who answered said there was no one by the name of Miller in that room.
The hospital finally told me Jesse is in room 3C15, in the Critical Care unit, and does NOT have a phone. The mailing address for cards is:
3000 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
Cards are OK, but not packages.
Hope this helps anyone else trying to contact Jesse.
Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66)
Thanks so much, Shirley!
BONUS CHRISTMAS CRAFT PATTERNS:
http://www.craftown.com/Muslin-Angels.html - Dana Pruner's Muslin Angels
http://www.craftown.com/Ball-Ornament-Wreath.html - Ball Ornament Wreath
BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):http://www.recipelion.com/Casserole-Recipes/Amish-Do-It-Best-Beef-Bake/ml/1 - Amish Do It Best Beef Bake - "Though not an official Amish dish, this beef casserole recipe uses simple ingredients, many of which could be pulled from your own garden or farmer's market. A lifestyle that the Amish thrive on. Live simply and make up this Amish Do It Best Beef Bake."
http://www.recipelion.com/Savory-Pies/Gluten-Free-Impossibly-Easy-Cheeseburger-Pie/ml/1 - Gluten Free Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie - "Everyone at the table will love you for throwing together a quick, Gluten Free Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie for dinner! This hamburger stuffer is a whole lot of messy pie fun that you can enhance with ketchup, BBQ sauce or salsa!"
http://www.recipelion.com/Savory-Pies/Simple-Shepherds-Pie/ml/1 - Simple Shepherd's Pie - "It doesn't get simpler than this easy ground beef casserole, otherwise known as a Shepherd's pie. This classic favorite never gets old with my family. Make up some Simple Shepherd's Pie for a wonderful weeknight meal."
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 11/29/13:
|A man entered his local
bar holding a frog and an iguana. He set them down on the bar and said
to the bartender, "I'll bet you $1000 that my frog here can sing any
song you can think of."
"Ok," said the bartender. "How 'bout 'Blue Moon'?"
The man whispered something to the frog, and the frog started singing Blue Moon.
"That's amazing," said the bartender as he slapped down $1000.
"I'll bet ya another $1000 that my iguana here can do that, too."
"Ok, I can believe a frog, but not an iguana. You're on. Have him sing the Star Spangled Banner."
The man whispered something to the iguana and it sang the Star Spangled Banner.
As the bartender handed over another $1000, a businessman came up and said, "I just saw that and I was amazed. I want to buy your iguana for $100,000."
The man said ok, and he exchanged the iguana for the money and the businessman left.
The bartender said, "What are you, nuts?! You could have made millions with that iguana!"
The man said, "Oh, the iguana can't sing. The frog's a ventriloquist."
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:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Words: Seem to have originated in 12th-century France; the current English words were written by Robert Davis (1881-1950) in the 1920s. Music: "Orientis Partibus"
Jesus our brother kind and good Was humbly born in a stable rude. And the friendly beasts around him stood Jesus our brother, kind and good. "I," said the donkey, all shaggy and brown, "I carried his mother up hill and down I carried his mother to Bethlehem town." "I," said the donkey, all shaggy and brown. "I," said the cow, all white and red "I gave him my manger for his bed I gave him my hay to pillow his head." "I," said the cow, all white and red "I," said the sheep, with curly horn, "I gave him my wool for a blanket warm He wore my coat on Christmas morn." "I," said the sheep, with curly horn. "I," said the dove, from the rafters high "I cooed him to sleep so he would not cry We cooed him to sleep, my love and I "I," said the dove, from the rafters high. Thus every beast, by some good spell In the stable rude was glad to tell Of the gift he gave Emmanuel The gift he gave Emmanuel The gift he gave Emmanuel
"The Friendly Beats" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/p/peter+paul+mary/the+friendly+beasts_20107612.html - 12/14/13 (sic)
Manger Scene Image of courtesy of http://godmissionpossible.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-is-for-kids-at-heart.html - 12/14/13 (sic)
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Suffolk Sheep Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.clublambs.com/funpage3.html - 11/28/07
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
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
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
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