12/02/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Wexford Carol
“And she brought forth her firstborn son,
and wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
DearFriends and Schoolmates,
We continue our month long celebration of all things December with a traditional (if not wildly familiar) Irish Christmas carol.
BONUS #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 - The Wexford Carol - James Galway, flute; Laurence Beaufils, harp
BONUS #3 - The Wexford Carol - Orla Fallon
BONUS #4 - The Wexford Carol - Loreena McKennitt
|The Wexford Carol (Irish:
Carúl Loch Garman, Carúl Inis
CŹórthaidh) is a traditional religious
Christmas carol originating from
County Wexford, and specifically,
Enniscorthy (whence its other name), and dating to the 12th century.[unreliable
source?] The subject of the song is that of the
"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. 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 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 - 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);
09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57) AND Joan Gardner ('63)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
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.
WOWZERONI! Thank you
so much, Bill!
THIS DAY IN 1970:
From My Friend, Susan, of NC
- 12/01/17: -
-Jeffrey R. Holland
From The Best All-Around Boy in the Class of 1962, Bobby Hilling of VA - 12/01/20, 4:23 PM - " Bob Moskowitz":
Former Daily Press sports writer Bob Moskowitz passed away Saturday, Nov 28. Over many years he covered many events which included the TYPHOON. I am sure a lot of your readers will remember him. Although not a NNHS alum, I think it would be interesting for others to include him in a future newsletter.
Thank you Carol....and as always Thank You for all that You do for all of us......Bobby
Bob Moskowitz"s obituary..
Absolutely, Bobby!, thank you so much for telling me this news, sad as it is. Bob Moskowitz was a legend. I'm sorry to learn of his passing.
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 11/30/19, 12:00 PM:
A NARCISSIST WILL PROVOKE
YOU, TO GET A REACTION OUT
OF YOU, SO THEY CAN BLAME IT ALL ON YOU.
Overcoming Narcissist Abuse, by Elizabeth Shaw.
SO DEVASTATINGLY TRUE! Thank you so much, Jean!
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 11/26/19, 2:04 PM:
It only takes a few seconds
to hurt someone. But sometimes
it takes years to repair the damage.
Cherish the hearts that love you.
|MORE SAD TRUTH! 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.”
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:
My Simple Star Coaster
K J Hay's Elf Slippers - Pattern is not free, but only $3.00, and so super cute!
BONUS GINGERBREAD RECIPES:
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/02/08 - "And Speaking of Gingerbread...":
This is my favorite gingerbread recipe; I've been enjoying it for forty-eleven years.
|2 beaten eggs
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup molasses
3/4 cup melted butter
2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
2 tsp. ginger
1 cup boiling water
Add beaten eggs to sugar, molasses, and melted butter Then add dry ingredients, which have been mixed and sifted. Gradually add the boiling water to the mixture, and bake at 350 degrees in a well-greased 9' square pan.
Serve with a sauce made of brown sugar, water, and butter, cooked together until well blended. May top with whipped cream.
- Mrs. H. M. Marshall, Appomattox County, VA
Of course, this won't make those cute little gingerbread men. I found this recipe in my Sunday Newspaper, and have not yet tried it. It looks like way more work than I'm willing to exert.....
cup PLUS 3 Tbs. flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. allspice
sticks softened butter
3-1/4 Tbs. brown sugar, packed
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 Tsp. molasses
Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt, baking soda, and allspice in a medium bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg until well blended. Shape dough into three equal sized discs. Tightly wrap each disc in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray large cookie sheets with no stick cooking spray.
Working with 1 portion at a time, roll dough on lightly floured surface to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut dough with 3 inch gingerbread man or bear cookie cutter . Place cutouts 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Shape dough scraps into small balls and combine and roll out to make use of dough.
Bake 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool cookies on cookie sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool completely before adding frosting.
Pipe or spread frosting cooled cookies; decorate as desired using frosting, assorted nonpareils, colored sugars and assorted candies. Store tightly covered at room temperature.
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."
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/01/18:
The Wexford Carol
(Carúl Loch Garman)
"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 ofAntonio Allegri da Correggio's (Aug 1489 – 05 Mar 1534) "Nativity (Adoration of the Shepherds, or Holy Night" (1528/30) courtesy
Star Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.holidaygraphics.com/christmas/graphics/page8.html - 12/18/04
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
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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)
Gingerbread Men Divider Line clip art courtesy of
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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