|12/04/20 - NNHS Newsletter - As Lately We Watched|
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
... As Lately We Watched (Austrian) -- Both melody and lyrics are traditional, dating from the 19th century....
WOW. "Ya, think, DiNozzo?!?" Sheesh.....
|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.|
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!
401 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 WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1970:
|December 04, 1970 - Apparently, nothing noteworthy happened on this day anywhere in the world. Who knew??|
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!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/04/19:
|Thank you, Joan!|
|“I was such an ugly
kid. When I played in the sandbox the cat kept trying to cover me up.”
BONUS CHRISTMASCROCHET 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
BONUS HOLIDAY RECIPES:
BONUS HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPES:
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..."
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/20/20
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat ==============================================
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
"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!
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
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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