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12/04/20 - NNHS Newsletter - As Lately We Watched
Off to one side sits a group of shepherds. They sit silently
on the floor, perhaps perplexed, perhaps in awe, no doubt
in amazement. Their night watch had been interrupted
by an explosion of light from heaven and a symphony of angels.
'God goes to those who have time to hear him' -- and so
on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.”

- Max Lucado

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    We have a lovely old Austrian carol today.

BONUS #1 - As Lately We Watched - Marshfield High School Winter Concert, December 19, 2011 (a bit of an anachronism, as their costumes predate their carol by several hundred years...)

BONUS #2 - As Lately We Watched - Wild Voices Choir, Christmas Midnight Service at Afghan Church, Mumbai, December 24, 2007

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From http://www.gourd.com/115L.HTML

... As Lately We Watched (Austrian) -- Both melody and lyrics are traditional, dating from the 19th century....

   WOW. "Ya, think, DiNozzo?!?" Sheesh.....

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From http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/as_lately_we_watched.htm:

From Austria comes this traditional carol, sung to a tune similar to the old English "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." As with such other carols as "Angels We Have Heard on High," "Angels from the Realms of Glory" and "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night," the song tells the story of the Nativity from the point of view of the shepherds near Bethlehem who follow the path of the star, hear the angels proclaim the birth of the newborn King and finally see the Infant in His manger-throne.

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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!

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401 YEARS AGO TODAY:

December 04, 1619 - Thirty-eight colonists arrived at Berkeley Hundred, Virginia. The group's charter proclaims that the day "be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God."

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THIS DAY IN WWII:

December 04, 1939 - World War II: HMS Nelson was struck by a mine (laid by U-31) off the Scottish coast and was laid up for repairs until August 1940.

December 04, 1942 - U.S. bombers attacked the Italian mainland for the first time during World War II.

December 04, 1942 - Holocaust: In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Krahelska-Filipowicz set up the Żegota organization.

December 04, 1942 - Carlson's patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign ended.

December 04, 1943 - In Yugoslavia, resistance leader Marshal Tito proclaimed a provisional democratic Yugoslav government in-exile.

December 04, 1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt closed down the Works Progress Administration, because of the high levels of wartime employment in the United States.

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THIS DAY IN 1970:

December 04, 1970 - Apparently, nothing noteworthy happened on this day anywhere in the world. Who knew??

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From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/02/15:

“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
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

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From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/04/19:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 

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From Me ('65) of NC - 12/03/20:
 
   
 
 

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“I was such an ugly kid. When I played in the sandbox the cat kept trying to cover me up.”

- Rodney Dangerfield
(22 Nov 1921 - 05 Oct 2004)

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BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:

Tammy C. Hildebrand's Mr. and Mrs. Frosty

Holly Table Runner

Marilyn Coleman's Holly Stocking

Country Christmas Placemat and Coaster

Mary Jane Protus' Pinwheels for Table & Tree

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BONUS HOLIDAY RECIPES:


From My Friend, Jim, of NV -
12/03/14 - "Southern Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake":

  Southern Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake

Ingredients:

1 yellow cake mix
1 (6 oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 lg. can crushed pineapple, drained
2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen strawberries
2 bananas
1 (16 oz.) carton Cool Whip

Directions:

Bake cake in two round cake pans and set aside to cool. Make pudding and set in refrigerator to get cold. Cut one layer of cake in small chunks; put in punch bowl. Spread half of pudding on top; then add half of pineapple and one package strawberries. Slice one banana on top; half of Cool Whip, spreading to cover completely. Repeat with the other layer the same - ending with Cool Whip. Let set in refrigerator overnight.

 
 

 
 OOH! Thank you, Jim!

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BONUS HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPES:

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!

Saltine Cracker Surprise
 

35 square saltine crackers
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter (NO margarine!)
2 cups chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped pecans

   Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, and place the saltines on top. Melt the brown sugar with the butter in a pan, stir, and boil hard for two minutes. Pour over the crackers and bake at 350 degrees F. for 5 minutes. Immediately cover the crackers with the chocolate chips. As the chocolate melts, spread it over the crackers. Sprinkle the chopped nuts on the top and chill. Peel off the foil and break the candy into pieces. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.                      

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FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/03/15:

Teacher: "Anyone who thinks he's stupid may stand up!"

Nobody stood up.

Teacher: "I'm sure there are some stupid students over here!!"

Little Johnny stood up.

Teacher: "Ohh, Johnny, you think you're stupid?"

Little Johnny: "No... I just feel bad that you're standing alone..."

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PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/20/20

BLOG:

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

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

                          Love to all, Carol
 

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As Lately We Watched

As lately we watch'd o'er our fields thro' the night,
A star there was seen of such glorious light.
All thro' the night, angels did sing
Carols so sweet of the birth of a King.

A King of such beauty was ne'er before seen,
And Mary His mother so like a queen.
Blessed be the hour, welcome the morn,
For Christ our dear Saviour on earth now is born.

His throne is a manger, His court is a loft,
But troops of bright angels, in lays sweet and soft,
Him they proclaim, our Christ by name,
And earth, sky and air straight are filled with his fame.

Then shepherds, be joyful; salute your new King,
Let hills and vales ring to the song that ye sing.
Blessed be the hour, welcome the morn,
For Christ our dear Saviour on earth now is born

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"As Lately We Watched" midi courtesy of http://delongfarms.com/m_frame.html - 12/01/06

"As Lately We Watched" lyrics courtesy of http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/%7Eai251/xcarol.html - 12/02/06

"Let There Be Light" Image courtesy of
http://jsmagic.net/xmasgraphicsnativity/page4.html - 12/01/05

Shepherds Silhouette clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy
of
http://www.twoheartsdesign.com/images/clipart/catholic/christmas/nativity/nativity2.html - 12/01/05


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

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05

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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