12/05/18 - NNHS Newsletter
While by My Sheep
(How Great Our Joy)
“And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail,
thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said
unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son,
and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him
the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”
- Luke 1: 28-33
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
The carol featured in today's Newsletter is not exactly one of my top favorites, but hearing it always makes me happy. As it is known by four names, I was astonished that I didn't find forty-eleven exciting versions in both languages on YouTube. Of those I did find, I preferred these three:
BONUS #1 - While by My Sheep or How Great Our Joy - Uncredited;
BONUS #2 - How Great Our Joy - Sandi Patty & Peabo Bryson : Ambrosian Singers;
BONUS #3 - How Great Our Joy - Cedarmont Kids
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today 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 tomorrow to Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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);
10 - John Murden ('60) of VA AND Glen Davenport ('63) of VA;
11 - Helen Bost Rainelle ('72) of FL;
12 - Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA AND Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
In the Battle of Moscow, Georgy Zhukov launched a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army, with the biggest offensive launched against Army Group Centre.
December 05, 1941 - Great Britain declared war on Finland, Hungary and Romania.
December 05, 1943 - U.S. Army Air Force began attacking Germany's secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow.
December 05, 1944 - Allied troops took Ravenna, Italy.
December 05, 1945 -
a group of
TBF Avengers, disappeared in the
Bermuda Triangle, in one of the most famous aviation mysteries in history.
December 05, 2006 - The USS Intrepid was moved from its anchorage in the Hudson River to a shipyard in Bayonne, NJ, for renovations. Two attempts were made to move the ship in November 2006 but were unsuccessful. The ship had survived five Japanese kamikaze attacks in the last two years of the Pacific war. It later served off Vietnam and Korea and was a recovery ship for NASA astronauts. After being decommissioned in the late 1970's it was transformed into a military and space museum in 1982.
THIS DAY IN 1968:
|Wednesday, December 05, 1968 - Comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter Margaret Cho was born Margaret Moran Cho in San Francisco, California.|
|"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
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/05/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/05/18, 9:54 AM:
Today...I do want to say something important about the "Road to
Christmas." As we wind our way down that beautiful road, I hope
we always keep in mind what it really represents. Today's
picture shows a few important fellows who were following the
first such road. The brightest star in the sky served as their
navigator, provided by God above. What is at the end of their
journey is what Christmas is truly about. What a wonderful gift
was born on that day. God bless you all.
Thank you, Jimmy!
From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 12/04/18:
today. I took these after work. It was pretty...
The phone did all the work. It was kind of a selling point for the phone. It's night images are amazing. I took both of these when it was almost completely dark outside. The feature is called night sight. It basically takes a really long exposed picture but very quickly.
OH, WOW! Thank you, Nathaniel!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/04/18:
From My Cousin Jean's Daughter, Samantha, of VA - 12/02/18:
I think this
is great. Today didn't happen since I was sick at home but here we go!
Thank you, Samantha! I like this, too! Because it doesn't lend itself very well to my near-hermit lifestyle, I'll be doubling up on many of these - but I'm still trying to figure out what "unwanted books" are.
Hope the antibiotics you're receiving now will make short work of your bad sinus infection, fluid in ears (almost ear infection) and red throat.
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 12/04/14 - "Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake":
|... If you've never had a "Coke
Cake", you really do need to try it!! I'm not sure if this is a local
thing or not... I just remember Mom makin' it when I was a kid. I'm not
a big cake fan, but this one is so moist and the icing is just
irresistible. I hope you get a chance to try it.
Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake
1 cup Coca Cola (real thing, not diet)
1/2 cup oil
1 stick butter
3 Tablespoons cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 stick butter
3 Tablespoon cocoa
6 Tablespoon of cream or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-3/4 cups confectioner's sugar
In a saucepan, mix Coca
Cola, oil, butter and cocoa and bring to a boil. In another bowl,
combine the sugar, flour and salt. Pour the boiling Cola mixture over
the flour mixture and beat well. Add the eggs, buttermilk, soda and
vanilla and beat well. Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13 x 9
inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees or 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan.
Cool for about 10 minutes before frosting.
OOOH! Thank you, Susie! As it happens, I myself am a HUGE cake fan - and I mean that in both senses of the word.....
“At every party, there are two kinds of people --
those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are
usually married to each other.”
BONUS CROCHET SHEEP PATTERNS:
Sheep Toy Pattern
"These sweet amiguruni sheep are created in the blink of an eye! The pattern is
super-easy and perfect for beginners."
Unbelievably Adorable Crocheted Lambs and Sheep - "Are your crochet hooks gathering dust? Are you stuck hunting for your next crochet project? Well, suffer no longer. One of these 8 projects for cute and cuddly crocheted sheep and lambs could be your next masterpiece, so get crafting!"
BONUS KNIT SHEEP PATTERNS:
BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/04/18:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's
Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and
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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/16/18
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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The Echo Carol (Als ich bei meinen Schafen wacht)
German Lyrics by Nach Friedrich von Spee, veröffentlicht, 1625
Music: Traditional German melody,
arranged by Hugo Jüngst
1. Als ich bei meinen Schafen
Ein Engel mir die Botschaft bracht.
Des bin ich froh, bin ich froh,
Froh, froh, froh, o, o, o!
|: Benedicamus Domino. :|
2. Er sagt', es soll geboren sein
Zu Bethlehem ein Kindelein
3. Er sagt, das Kind läg da im Stall
Und soll die Welt erlösen all.
4. Als ich das Kind im Stall gesehn
Nicht wohl konnt ich von dannen gehn.
5. Das Kind zu mir sein' Äuglein wandt,
Mein Herz gab ich in seine Hand.
6. Demütig küßt' ich seine Fuß',
Davon mein Mund ward zuckersüß.
7. Als ich heimging, das Kind wollt' mit
Und wollt' von mir abweichen nit.
8. Das Kind legt' sich an meine Brust
Und macht' mir da all' Herzenslust
9. Den Schatz muß ich bewahren wohl,
So bleibt mein Herz der Freuden voll.
Als ich bei meinen Schafen wacht',
While by my sheep I watched at
Glad tidings brought an angel bright.
How great my joy! Great my joy!
Joy, joy, joy! Joy, joy, joy!
|: Praise we the Lord in heaven on high! :|
There shall be born, so he did say,
In Bethlehem a Child today.
There shall the Child lie in a stall,
This Child who shall redeem us all.
This gift of God I'll cherish well,
That ever joy our hearts shall fill.
"Echo Carol" midi (sequenced by Marc Weimer) courtesy of
http://www.classicalmidiconnection.com/cmc/xmas.html - 11/05/08
"Als ich bei meinen Schafen wacht" German and English lyrics courtesy of http://ingeb.org/Lieder/alsichbe.html and http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/Christmas%20Carols.htm - 12/04/08
Image of James Jacques-Joseph Tissot's (1836 - 1902) Painting, "The Annunciation", courtesy
of http://www.artmagick.com/pictures/picture.aspx?id=7480&name=the-annunciation - 12/04/08
Shepherd clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.hzmre.com/holidays/adventtable.htm - 12/04/08
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
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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