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12/02/18 - NNHS Newsletter - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

(First Sunday in Advent)

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,

   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


From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_come,_O_come,_Emmanuel:

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is a Christian hymn for Advent. It is a translation of a Latin hymn, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, itself a metrical paraphrase of the O Antiphons, a series of plainchant antiphons attached to the Magnificat at Vespers over the final days before Christmas.

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.[1] However, despite popular imagination of an early origin for "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," the hymn's history is first substantiated only much later...


HOMEWORK:

From http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/first-sunday-advent:

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...


 
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) (d. 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 - William D. Dangler ('57) of VA 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)

09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57)!

   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.

   AND.....

    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 1968:

Sunday, December 02, 1968 - Footballer David Batty was born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Sunday, December 02, 1968 - Baseball player Darryl Kile was born Darryl Andrew Kile in Garden Grove, California. He died of a heart attack on 22 June 2002 at the age of 33 in Chicago, Illinois.

Sunday, December 02, 1968 - Actress and producer Lucy Liu was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York.

Sunday, December 02, 1968 - Singer-songwriter and bass player Nate Mendel was born Nathan Gregor Mendel in Richland, Washington.

Sunday, December 02, 1968 - Actress Rena Sofer was born Rena Sherel Sofer in Arcadia, California.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/01/17:  

“God expects you to have enough faith and determination and enough trust in Him to keep moving, keep living, keep rejoicing. In fact, He expects you not simply to face the future (that sounds pretty grim and stoic); He expects you to embrace and shape the future--to love it and rejoice in it and delight in your opportunities.”

- Jeffrey R. Holland
(b. 03 Dec 1940)

  Thanks so much, Susan!


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/03/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


  From Me ('65) of NC - 11/30/18:

 
 
 


“Inside me there’s a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes.”

- Bob Thaves
(05 Oct 1924 - 01 Aug 2006)



 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/27/18 - "Christmas send- a tiny early (decorating ideas) - (#3 in a Series of 14)":

  Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday season!

   WOW! Thank you, Shari!

 
 


BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:

Aurora Suominen's My Simple Star Coaster

K J Hay's Elf Slippers - Pattern is not free, but only $3.00, and so super cute!


BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Mr. Food's 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!"

Mr. Food's 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."

Mr. Food's 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!"


 
“Inside me there’s a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes.”

- Bob Thaves
(05 Oct 1924 - 01 Aug 2006)




FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/01/18:

Exercise works best first thing in the morning...

Before your brain figures out what you're doing. 



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 09, 2019 -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:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/16/18

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



 


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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in the bucket."

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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 http://members.tripod.com/texasmidi/midi.htm - 11/23/05

"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" lyrics and available history courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/o/c/ocomocom.htm - 11/23/05

First Sunday of Advent (HOPE) Image courtesy of https://greenhillpc.wordpress.com/2014 - 11/26/16

Gold Leaf Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 01/05/06

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!

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

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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