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12/02/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Wexford Carol

“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”

-
Luke 2: 7
 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We continue our month long celebration of all things December with a traditional (if not wildly familiar) Irish Christmas carol.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1NQRklP5Ug&NR=1 - The Wexford Carol - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and The Temple Square Orchestra with soloists Shane Warby and Darren Bradford on the Pennywhistle, 2007 - set to a slide show "of images primarily regarding the birth of Christ" - and largely the work of Latter-day Saint artists

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YClcMAn_wg - The Wexford Carol - Celtic Woman

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJkHhZlnKCE - The Wexford Carol - Alison Krause

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdnrHE6FP5w - The Wexford Carol - The Chieftains

BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hz86_WTNgk - The Wexford Carol - James Galway, flute; Laurence Beaufils, harp

BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_HGlN7PLhg - The Wexford Carol - Orla Fallon

BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG6vOASt2RU - The Wexford Carol - Loreena McKennitt


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

The Wexford Carol (Irish: Carúl Loch Garman, Carúl Inis CŹórthaidh) is a traditional religious Irish Christmas carol originating from County Wexford, and specifically, Enniscorthy (whence its other name), and dating to the 12th century.[1][unreliable source?] The subject of the song is that of the nativity of Jesus Christ.

"The Wexford Carol" is one of the oldest extant Christmas carols in the European tradition. Traditions abound concerning the song. For many years, it was felt that only men should sing it.[citation needed] It was only at the current revival of all things Irish that this attitude changed. Many popular female artists, such as Loreena McKennitt, recorded the “Wexford Carol” during the 1990s.

The song achieved a new popularity because of the work of William Grattan Flood (1859 - 1928), who was organist and musical director at St. Aidan's Cathedral in Enniscorthy. He transcribed the carol from a local singer, and had it published in the Oxford Book of Carols, putting Enniscorthy into most carol books around the world.

The song is sometimes known by its first verse, "Good people all this Christmas time."


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

     Happy Birthday today to  Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND    George Konstant ('65) of VA!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to the late    Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88) !

    Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


THIS DAY IN WWI:

December 2, 1942 - Manhattan Project: A team led by Enrico Fermi initiated the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.

December 2, 1943 - A Luftwaffe bombing raid on the harbour of Bari, Italy, sank numerous cargo and transport ships, including an American Liberty ship, the John Harvey, with a stockpile of World War I-era mustard gas.


THIS DAY IN 1962:

Sunday, December 2, 1962 - Vietnam War: After a trip to Vietnam at the request of US President John F. Kennedy, US Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield became the first American official not to make an optimistic public comment on the war's progress.

Sunday, December 2, 1962 - Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, titular Bulgarian royal family, was born in Madrid, Spain.


From http://news.yahoo.com/uss-enterprise-carrier-taken-active-211422506.html - 12/01/12 - "USS Enterprise carrier taken out of active service"


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/30/12 - "How children perceive grandparents. Enjoy. I thought this was pretty good.":
 
How children perceive their Grandparents. HOW TRUE...and still so sweet.
 
1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye.

2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"

3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?"


4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like. "We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods."
The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten
to know you sooner!"

5. My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo and I said, "No, how are we alike?'' "You're both old," he replied.


6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor. She told him she was writing a story.
"What's it about?" he asked.
"I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."


7. I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these colors yourself!"


8. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."


9. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure." "Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised "Mine says I'm 4 to 6."


10. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today."
The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting." she said. "How do you make babies?"
"It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."


11. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher.
The small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant."
The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant
means?" she asked.
"Sure," said the young boy, confidently. "It means carrying a child."


12. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog's duties.
"They use him to keep crowds back," said one child.
"No," said another. "He's just for good luck."
A third child brought the argument to a close. "They use the dogs," she said firmly,
"to find the fire hydrants."

13. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. "Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her. Then, when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport."


14. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good things, but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart as him!


15. My Grandparents are funny. When they bend over, you hear gas leaks and they blame their dog.

 
 
         Thanks, Joyce!


     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/01/12:

   

 

 
 


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-simple-star-coaster.html - Aurora Suominen's My Simple Star Coaster

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elf-slippers-4 - K J Hay's Elf Slippers

http://www.crochetmemories.com/archive/july4.html - Cylinda Mathews' Star Earrings


BONUS RECIPES:
http://www.mrfood.com/Bar-Cookies/Easy-Pecan-Pie-Bars/ml/1 - Easy Pecan Pie Bars - "Pecan pie lovers, rejoice! Now you can get your favorite taste in bar cookie form. That's right, these little wonders taste just like bite-sized pecan pies!"

http://www.mrfood.com/Potatoes-Rice/Sweet-Potato-Crowns/ml/1 - Sweet Potato Crowns - "They taste delicious, so why not treat your gang royally with our Sweet Potato Crowns? If you're looking for a change-of-pace go-along that teams with lots of your favorite main dishes, this is a must-try."

http://www.mrfood.com/Appetizers/Bread-Bowl-Dip-1352/ml/1 - Bread Bowl Dip - "For years we've been sharing recipes that your gang eats up. With this one, we betcha they'll even eat the 'bowl' it's served in!"


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#15 in a Series of 36)":
 

  Some fun pics. Enjoy

   AWW! How precious - thanks, Joan!

 
 


FINALLY:
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/01/12:
 
A few days before her birthday a husband asked his wife, “Dear, what would you like for your present?”

Wife: I really don’t think I should say.

Husband: How about a diamond ring?

Wife: I don’t care much for diamonds.

Husband: Well, then, a mink coat?

Wife: You know I do not like furs.

Husband: A golden necklace?

Wife: I already have three of them.

Husband: Well, gosh, what do you want?

Wife: What I’d really like is a divorce.

Husband: Hmmm, I wasn’t planning on spending that much.
 


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

                                 Love to all, Carol

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The Wexford Carol

 (Carúl Loch Garman)


Good people all, this Christmas time,
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending his beloved son
With Mary holy we should pray,
To God with love this Christmas Day
In Bethlehem upon that morn,
There was a blessed Messiah born

The night before that happy tide
The noble Virgin and her guide
Were long time seeking up and down
To find a lodging in the town
But mark right well what came to pass
From every door repelled, alas
As was foretold, their refuge all
Was but a humble ox's stall

Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep
Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep
To whom God's angel did appear
Which put the shepherds in great fear
Arise and go, the angels said
To Bethlehem, be not afraid
For there you'll find, this happy morn
A princely babe, sweet Jesus, born

With thankful heart and joyful mind
The shepherds went the babe to find
And as God's angel had foretold
They did our Saviour Christ behold
Within a manger he was laid
And by his side a virgin maid
Attending on the Lord of Life
Who came on earth to end all strife

There were three wise men from afar
Directed by a glorious star
And on they wandered night and day
Until they came where Jesus lay
And when they came unto that place
Where our beloved Messiah lay
They humbly cast them at his feet
With gifts of gold and incense sweet.


"The Wexford Carol" midi courtesy of http://delongfarms.com/m_frame.html - 10/06/09

"The Wexford Carol" lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wexford_Carol - 12/01/09

Image of Antonio Allegri da Correggio's (Aug 1489 – 05 Mar 1534) "Nativity (Adoration of the Shepherds, or Holy Night" (1528/30) courtesy
of http://www.tsjcart.com/art112chap16.html - 12/01/09

Star Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.holidaygraphics.com/christmas/graphics/page8.html - 12/18/04

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 http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
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 missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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!

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09  (page 24 has Austin's babies)

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