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12/04/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Rķu, Rķu, Chķu
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring
forth a son,
- Matthew 1: 23
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme is a Renaissance carol from Spain.
BONUS #1 - Rķu, Rķu, Chķu - Matthew Hoch, baritone, The Shorter Chorale (Martha Shaw, conductor), 15th Annual Feaste of Caroles, Saturday, November 17, 2007
BONUS #2 - Rķu, Rķu, Chķu - Kalenda Maya
BONUS #3 - Rķu, Rķu, Chķu - The Monkees, 1967
|Rķu Rķu Chķu, also known as Rķu Chķu, is a
villancico that has attained some contemporary fame as a
The villancico is attributed by some sources to Mateo Flecha the Elder, who died in 1553; it has also been described as anonymous. The song also bears a strong resemblance to another villancico, Falalanlera, by Bartomeu Cąrceres, a Catalan composer. It is known from a single source, the Cancionero de Upsala, published in 1556 in Venice; a unique copy is preserved at the library of the University of Uppsala. The song appears as the fortieth song of that collection. Daniel R. Melamed described the song as "redoutable", and mentions it as a contender for the best known piece of Renaissance music.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late W. D. Dangler ('57) (d. 03/07/17) AND Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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);
10 -John Murden ('60) of VA AND Glen Davenport ('63) of VA;
11 - Helen Bost Rainelle ('72) of FL!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
400 YEARS AGO TODAY:
December 04, 1619 - Thirty-eight
Virginia. The group's charter proclaims that the day "be yearly and
perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God."
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|December 04, 1969 -
Black Panther Party members
Fred Hampton and
Mark Clark were shot and killed during a raid by 14 Chicago police
December 04, 1969 - Journalist and author Plum Sykes was born Victoria Sykes in London, England.
|Overdoing it is
especially common this time of the year for many of us. The causes for
this might include too many Christmas activities to attend, too much to
eat, too much money spent, too many expectations, and too much tension.
Often our efforts at Christmastime result in our feeling stressed out,
wrung out, and worn out during a time we should feel the simple joys of
commemorating the birth of our Savior. Finding the real joy of Christmas
comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done, nor is it
found in the purchasing of gifts. We find real joy when we make the
Savior the focus of the season.
-Thomas S. Monson
(21 Aug 1927 - 02 Jan 2018)
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/04/19:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From the Boy Most Likely to Succeed in the Class of 1965, Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 12/03/19, 8:17 PM - "Pix":
Magruder Elementary School
picture in the
September 21st newsletter,
I can't be sure of much but I can definitely say
Fenigsohn ('65) and I are not in
there, since we both went to
Hilton Elementary School.
Thank you so much, Frank! Wal, yes and no. I don't know at what point Georgie moved up the road to your neck of the woods, but he began as a Stuart Gardens kid and therefore went to Magruder for a while. He was certainly there in third grade, as the picture above clearly indicates (See: Third Grade Swap Photos, Dec 1956). I also have clear memories of his mama attending class parties there.
To compensate, here's a graphic you can use someday:Thank you again, Frank! As my sainted grandmother (whom I never met) used to say, "There's no time like the present!" I could scarcely agree more with the both of you.
From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 12/03/19, 4:11 PM - "Open House: HRSD Proposal to Buy Some City Farm Land":
|The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) has made a proposal to
the Newport News City Council to buy some City Farm Land. Part of the
deal would include preserving some of the waterfront for the public and
building a trail. You can view the presentation made to City Council at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqRorq6CPKT_qmQTHggdjWO71DdbywsyI
Information is also on our website at http://saveriverviewfarmpark.com/index.php/hrsd-proposal/
Please take time to review this information and plan to attend an open house at the James River Plant. The entrance is at the end of the road that leads to the gymnastics center and dog park on Riverview Farm Park. There is information below concerning the December 7 open house. There will be another one in January.
Adrian Whitcomb, President, Citizens for Riverview Farm Park
Thank you, Adrian!
From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 12/03/19, 2:16 PM - "WorldFest-Houston Film Festival wishes you a Wonderful Christmas!":
|Thank you, Hunter! Merry Christmas to you, too!|
I was such an ugly
kid. When I played in the sandbox the cat kept trying to cover me up.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/29/19, 9:29 AM - "Smiles & Crafts" (#4 in a Series of 19):
|COOL! Thank you, Shari!|
From My Friend, Jim, of NV -12/03/14 - "Southern Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake":
Southern Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake
1 yellow cake mix
1 (6 oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 lg. can crushed pineapple, drained
2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen strawberries
1 (16 oz.) carton Cool Whip
OOH! Thank you, Jim!
Chewy Coconut Macaroons - "So easy to make, and so versatile - you'll want to try all the variations included with this recipe!"
Chewy Coconut Cookies - "Lots of coconut and sugar make these cookies chewy and delicious."
Coconut Macaroons III - "This recipe has won many 1st place ribbons at my state fair. They are very simple to make."
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/03/08:
This cookie - candy recipe is soooo yummy - and great for taking caroling to your friends!
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/03/18:
|A 4-year old son was eating an apple in the
back seat of the car, when he asked, "Daddy, why is my apple turning
"Because," his dad explained, "after you ate the skin off, the meat of the apple came into contact with the air, which caused it to oxidize, thus changing the molecular structure and turning it into a different color."
There was a long silence. Then the son asked softly, "Daddy, are you talking to me?"
|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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Love to all, Carol