|12/02/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Baloo Lammy|
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“Late on a sleepy, star-spangled
night, those angels peeled back the sky just like you
would tear open a sparkling Christmas present. Then, with light and joy pouring
out of Heaven like water through a broken dam, they began to shout and sing
the message that baby Jesus had been born. The world had a Savior!
The angels called it 'Good News,' and it was.”
- Larry Libby (“The Angels Called it Good News” in Christmas Stories for the Heart)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Let the Christmas carols begin! Speaking of Golden Oldies, this one dates to the 16th century!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTa9EgdAgZU - Baloo Lammy - Lark and Spur - http://www.larkandspur.com
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJCbx30Pd0U - Baloo Lammy - Dunblane Cathedral Handbell Ringers - http://www.dunblanecathedral.org.uk
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 Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND the late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR!
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) AND Joan Gardner ('63)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|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.
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC -11/30/10 - "Camp Patrick Henry activated"
Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation (HRPE) General Order #1 was issued on December 2, 1942, formally activating Camp Patrick Henry.
Carved out of 1,700 acres of thick woodland in what was once rural Warwick County, the rough-hewn camp was located along the C&O railroad line, fourteen miles northwest of the piers in Newport News. Camp Patrick Henry was essentially a city; albeit a temporary and decidedly military one. At the height of activity there, the staff included 350 officers, 2,300 enlisted men, 175 WAC's and 1,100 civilian employees.
The camp's initial mission was to house, feed, process and entertain troops heading overseas through HRPE. By the end of World War II, the number of men and women who passed through the camp and then went overseas totaled 1,412,107.
During 1944, some 2,300 German prisoners-of-war and 185 Italian Service Unit personnel worked at the camp, doing KP, grounds' keeping and maintenance work so that American soldiers would not have to do such menial duties.
After the war ended, the process was reversed. The total number of troops that came home and were processed back into civilian life at Camp Patrick Henry reached 697,341.
The camp was deactivated in early 1946, and the land was sold for commercial development in 1949. A sizable part of the property became Patrick Henry Airport.
Today, many other commercial entities are located on the grounds of what once was this vital part of the HRPE operations during World War II.
THIS DAY IN 1966:
|Friday, December 02, 1966 -
Chef and television host
Philippe Etchebest was born in
Friday, December 02, 1966 - Mathematician and philosopher L. E. J. Brouwer (b. Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer on 27 Feb 1881 in Overschie, Rotterdam, the Netherlands) died in Blaricum, North Holland, the Netherlands at the age of 85.
Friday, December 02, 1966 - Author, playwright, and screenwriter Giles Cooper (b. Giles Stannus Cooper on 09 Aug 1918 at Carrickmines near Dublin, Ireland) died at the age of 48 after falling from a train as it passed through Surbiton, Surrey, England returning from a Guild of Dramatists' Christmas dinner at the Garrick.
|“As you grow older,
you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the
other for helping others.”
(04 May 1929 - 20 Jan 1993)
From Bill Fox (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 11/28/16 (but hiding in my inbox until today):
Thanks for your hard work on the newsletters. Do you know anyone that has NNHS annuals for the 1960s? They are not in the NN Main Street Library. I am working on NN names for the Wall of Faces project, which aims to find photos of every person listed on the Vietnam War Memorial. Obits in the Daily Press do not include photos so maybe the annuals will. Names are listed on the attachment.
Thanks for your help,
WHS Class of 1961
Thank you, Bill! Not only did your note hide from me, but it didn't include your attachment! At any rate, I'd say Fred Mays ('60) is your man. I'll send you his contact information.
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 12/01/16:
INDEED! Thank you, Jean!
|“Inside me there’s a
thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with
four or five cupcakes.”
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/08/16 - "Spectacular Pictures (#32 in a series of 40)":
Here are several really nice
photos to enjoy.
From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 11/20/16 - "Four Legged Soldiers (#12 in a series of 30)":
|MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, George!|
BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:From My Friend, Tammy, of UT - 12/02/14 - "Daily Christmas Story (#2 in a Series of 24)":
|This year I decided to
share some of my favorite Christmas stories and quotes. It is a
tradition in our family to read a Christmas story every night in
December culminating with the Nativity on the 24th.
Christmas Stories Day 2,
by Stepanie Meyers....Enjoy!
|Christmas stories happen in
the most everyday places. I was part of one not long ago at the grocery
store. I hope I never forget it, though the memory is bittersweet.
I had been shopping for almost an hour by the time I got to the checkout lines. My two youngest sons were with me, the four-year-old refusing to hold onto the cart, the two-year-old trying to climb out of the basket and jump down to play with his brother. Both got progressively whinier and louder as I tried to keep them under control, so I was looking for the fastest lane possible. I had two choices. In the first line were three customers, and they all had just a few purchases. In the second line was only one man, a harried young father with his own crying baby, but his cart was overflowing with groceries.
I quickly looked over the three-person line again. The woman in the front was very elderly, white haired and rail thin, and her hands were shaking as she tried unsuccessfully to unlatch her big purse. In the other line, the young father was throwing his food onto the conveyor belt with superhuman speed. I got in line behind him.
It was the right choice. I was able to start unloading my groceries before the elderly woman was even finished paying. My four-year-old was pulling candy from the shelf, and my little one was trying to help by lobbing cans of soup at me. I felt I couldn’t get out of the store fast enough.
And then, over the sound of the store’s cheery holiday music, I heard the checker in the other line talking loudly, too loudly. I glanced over as my hands kept working.
“No, I’m sorry,” the checker was almost shouting at the old woman, who didn’t seem to understand. “That card won’t work. You are past your limit. Do you have another way to pay?” The tiny old woman blinked at the checker with a confused expression. Not only were her hands shaking now, but her shoulders too. The teenage bagger rolled her eyes and sighed.
As I caught a soup can just before it hit my face, I thought to myself: “Boy, did I choose the right line! Those three are going to be there forever.” My mood was positively smug as my checker began scanning my food.
But the smiling woman directly in line behind the elderly lady had a different reaction. Quietly, with no fanfare, she moved to the older woman’s side and ran her own credit card through the reader.
“Merry Christmas,” she said softly, still smiling.
And then everyone was quiet. Even my rowdy children paused, feeling the change in the atmosphere.
It took a minute for the older woman to understand what had happened. The checker, her face thoughtful, hesitated with the receipt in her hand, not sure whom to give it to. The smiling woman took it and tucked it into the elderly woman’s bag.
“I can’t accept …” the older woman began to protest, with tears forming in her eyes.
The smiling woman interrupted her. “I can afford to do it. What I can’t afford is not to do it.”
“Let me help you out,” the suddenly respectful bagger insisted, taking the basket and also taking the old woman’s arm, the way she might have helped her own grandmother.
I watched the checker in my line pause before she pressed the total key to dab at the corner of her eyes with a tissue.
Paying for my groceries and gathering my children, I made it out of the store before the smiling woman. I had made the right choice of lanes, it seemed.
But as I walked out into the bright December sunshine, I was not thinking about my luck but about what I could not afford.
I could not afford my current, self-absorbed frame of mind.
I could not afford to have my children learn lessons of compassion only from strangers.
I could not afford to be so distant from the spirit of Christ at any time of the year—especially during this great season of giving.
I could not afford to let another stranger, another brother or sister, cross my path in need of help without doing something about it.
And that is why I hope never to forget the Christmas hero in the grocery store. The next time I have a chance to be that kind of a hero, I can’t afford to miss it.
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:
Suominen's My Simple Star Coaster
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elf-slippers-4 - K J Hay's Elf Slippers - Pattern is not free, but only $3.00, and so super cute!
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 www.ajokeaday.com - 12/02/16:
|Mom: What did you do at school today?
Mark: We played a guessing game.
Mom: But I thought you were having a math exam?
Mark: That’s right.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/29/16
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Baloo Lammy (16th Century Scottish Carol) This day to you is born a child of Mary meek, the Virgin mild. That blessed bairn, so loving and kind shall now rejoice both heart and mind. Baloo Lammy. A star appeared this blessed morn, and unto us a child is born. To heaven He'll lead us from near and far, So follow, follow that wondrous star. Baloo Lammy. Collected in the Shetland Islands *Bairn is Scots for Child bairn "child". This is one of the most obviously Scandinavian words in Scots, with a cognate - barn - used in practically all Nordic languages.
"Baloo, Lammy" midi
http://delongfarms.com/m_frame.html - 12/01/06
"Baloo, Lammy" lyrics and history courtesy of http://www.ramshornstudio.com/baloo_lammy.htm - 12/01/06
Image and available history of "The Nativity" from the picture by Sandro Botticelli, in the National Gallery, London, courtesy
of http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17395/17395-h/17395-h.htm - 12/01/06
Image of "Nativity with Saints" (1520s) by Giovanni Battista Benvenuti, Ortolano Ferrarese courtesy
of http://www.gfmer.ch/Art_for_Health/Ortolano.htm - 12/01/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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)
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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
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