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12/01/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
O Come, O Come,
(First Sunday in Advent)
“This Advent we look to
the Wise Men to teach us where to focus our attention.
- Mark Zimmermann
DearFriends and Schoolmates,
Today is the First Sunday in Advent for those of y'all in the Christian community who may be celebrating it. For those who do not, there is the obligatory homework, as school is still in session.
BONUS #1 - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Clare College Choir, Cambridge
BONUS #3 - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - BYU Vocal Point
BONUS #3 - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - The Piano Guys
|O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is a
It is a translation of a
Latin hymn, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, itself a metrical
paraphrase of the
O Antiphons, a series of
antiphons attached to the
over the final days before
The 1861 translation from Hymns Ancient and Modern is the most prominent by far in the English-speaking world, but other English translations also exist. Translations into other modern languages (particularly German) are also in widespread use.The words and the music of "O come, O come, Emmanuel" developed separately. The Latin text is first documented in Germany in 1710, whereas the tune most familiar in the English-speaking world has its origins in 15th-century France.
The pre-history of the text stretches back to the origins of the O Antiphons themselves, which were in existence by, at the latest, the eighth century. However, to speak meaningfully of the text of the hymn per se, they would need to be paraphrased in strophic, metrical form. It is certainly within the realm of possibility that efforts along those lines could have been made quite early; we know, for instance, that they were paraphrased extensively by the English poet Cynewulf in a poem written before the year 800. However, despite popular imagination of an early origin for "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," the hymn's history is first substantiated only much later...
|What Do People Do?
Many Christians in the United States attend a church service on the first Sunday of Advent and may engage in activities such as special prayers and contributing to ideas on enhancing peace. Many Advent traditions are observed in the United States in the prelude to Christmas Day. For example, the Advent wreath is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. The wreath can be seen in various churches across the nation around this time of the year.
Advent calendars of all designs are also given as gifts at this time of the year. The calendars feature openings in the form of windows or doors that are numbered to count the days to Christmas. Calendars may contain chocolates, toys, or candy and are given to children as a fun way to observe the Christmas countdown. Some traditional Advent calendars show 24 days but many Advent calendars showing 25 days, with the last opening on Christmas Day...
Today is World AIDS Day.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today
My Daughter of Other
Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall
HS, TX - 2002)
Happy Birthday this week to:
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);
06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57);
07 - Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND the late Tim Parsons (NNHS / Menchville HS - '73) (d. 10/29/17)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|December 01, 1919 - Lady Astor became the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. (She had been elected to that position on November 28.).|
THIS DAY IN WWII: December 01, 1941 - Pacific War: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gave the final approval to initiate war against the United States.
December 01, 1941 - Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signed Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.
December 01, 1942 - In the U.S., nationwide
gasoline rationing went into effect.
December 01, 1944 - Edward R. Stettinius Jr. became Secretary of State of the United States after the retirement of Cordell Hull.
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|December 01, 1969 -
Vietnam War: The first
draft lottery in the United States was held since
World War II.
December 01, 1969 - Author and blogger Richard Carrier was born Richard Cevantis Carrier in the USA.
|“As you go forward
with your ambitious programs, forget yourselves now and again. Lay aside
your selfishness; lose yourself in the service of others and in some
-Gordon B. Hinckley, October 17, 1962
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/01/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 11/30/15 - "Take time":
|Some thoughts as we enter the holiday season... It is important to remember that not everyone is surrounded by large wonderful families. Some of us have problems during the holidays, and some of us are overcome with great sadness when we remember the loved ones who are not with us. Many people have no one with whom to spend these times, and are besieged by loneliness. We all need caring, loving thoughts right now. Please pause a bit during these hectic days to consider what you can do to lighten the burdens of someone else who may have family problems, health struggles, job issues, financial crises, or worries of any kind, and just need to know someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune.|
grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance–waiting for the
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/29/19, 9:29 AM - "Smiles & Crafts" (#1 in a Series of 19):
... Hoping you all had a happy Thanksgiving.
Have a nice day!
On a bit of a binge. Her music is deep, but so pretty.
Sarah McLachlan -Angel
Sarah McLachlan - Chocolate
Sarah McLachlan - Adia
Sarah McLachlan -Fallen
Sarah McLachlan -Building A Mystery (Contains 1 "curse" word)
COOL! Thank you, Shari!
BONUS WINTER CRAFT PATTERNS:
|Amanda Formaro's A Snowball Fight|
BONUS CROCK POT RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):
Crazy Slow Cooked Pizza Soup - "Soup recipes always taste great when they are made in the slow cooker. Our recipe for Crazy Slow Cooked Pizza Soup taste just like your favorite pizza pie, but in soup form! Made with tomatoes, sausage, and topped with Mozzarella cheese, it will have you eating bowl after bowl. Skip delivery tonight and enjoy this wonderful slow cooked recipe."
Lazy Day Beef Stroganoff - "If it is just one of those days where you don't feel like making dinner then try our Lazy Day Beef Stroganoff. Made with the simplest ingredients, enjoy this simple slow cooker recipe over a mound of butter noodles. Dinner's going to be easy tonight!"
Brown Sugar Spice Cake - "Your kitchen will be filled with the delicious comforting smells of cinnamon and brown sugar while this delicious cake recipe "bakes" in your slow cooker. Perfect for when you need a dessert, but are currently using the oven, Brown Sugar Spice Cake is moist and tender piece of cake that pairs well with vanilla ice cream. Indulge in slow cooker desert recipes and enjoy."
|I told my boss that three
companies were after me and I needed a raise.
My boss asked, "What companies?"
I replied, "Gas, water, and electricity."
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.
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol