12/05/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
Come, Listen to My Story
"I truly believe that if we keep telling the
Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Did I ever mention that I once planned to major in All Things Medieval? No?? Well, it's true. Hence my fascination with this Medieval Christmas carol. Actually, as nearly as I can tell, the words are much newer, written by a gentleman who shared my interest in preserving the relics of the past. The tune actually dates from the Renaissance, but it's close enough to retain some of the flavor of the older melodies.
BONUS - Come, Listen to My Story - Hereford Cathedral Choir, directed by Roy Massey, with Huw Williams, organist
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!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 05, 1941 - 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, 1944 - Allied troops took
THIS DAY IN 1970:
|December 05, 1970 - Ice hockey player Kevin Haller was born Kevin Wade Haller in Trochu, Alberta, Canada.|
|"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!|
“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 CHRISTMASCROCHET PATTERNS:
Red Heart Little Penguin Ornament
- "Add a whimsical creative touch to your holiday tree with
our clever crocheted penguin."
Katherine Eng's 14 Snowflake Ornaments - "We have an assorted type of crochet snowflake motifs. They can be used as ornaments, garland or even gift toppers. In this article, I have added tips and tutorials for stiffening up your snowflakes so they can be displayed with their maximum potential."
Red Heart Christmas Love Hearts - "Got to love the hearts! Make them for your tree, to decorate packages or to hang in other places. Make them for those you love. Color choices are up to you. You'll just love the Red Hearts!"
Linda Cyr's Red Heart Tree Hearts - SOOO pretty!
Red Heart Sweet Heart Sachets
(Sorry; not especially theme-related):From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA -
12/04/14 - "Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake":
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 ==============================================
Come, Listen to My Story
George Ratcliffe Woodward, the
Cowley Carol Book,
(27 Dec 1848 – 03 Mar 1934)
Tune: The Noble Shirbe, an English Melody of the 16th Century
Come, listen to my story,
Christus natus hodie:
Born is the King of glory;
Rex de Virgine.
Nowell, Nowell, good news I tell,
God comes on earth a stranger
Lies cradled in a manger.
Came angels down, a number,
On the midnight of His brith:
"Ye shepherds, wake from slumber:
Peace, good-will on earth,
And bliss on high," the Angels cry,
"To you is born and given,
Eya! of maid Marie,
Th'Almighty Lord of heaven.
Then rode three kings together,
Over desert, hill, and date;
Nought caring from the weather,
Sleet, and snow, and hail.
They came from far, led by a star,
With beams that never vary:
Eya! full fain they are
To see the Babe of Mary.
Away then banish sorrow;
Nato Regi psallite:
Sith Christ is born this morrow,
With Angels eke and shepherds meek,
And with yon Eastern Sages,
Eya! let us go seek
The newborn King of ages.
"Come, Listen to My Story" midi courtesy of http://delongfarms.com/m_frame.html - 12/05/09
Listen to My Story" lyrics (and available sheet music) courtesy
of http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/come_listen_to_my_story.htm - 12/05/09
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
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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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