12/06/20 - NNHS Newsletter - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
(Second Sunday in Advent)
“Peace is the first thing the angels sang. Peace is the mark of the
sons of God. Peace is the nurse of love.
- Pope Leo I (Leo the Great) (c. 390/400 - 10 Nov 461)
DearFriends and Schoolmates,
In addition to being St. Nicholas Day, today is also the Second Sunday in Advent, which this week emphasizes Peace.
BONUS #1 - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - Frank Sinatra - What more could you really want?!?
BONUS #2 - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - Johnny Mathis, 1958
BONUS #3 - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - Julie Andrews, 1969
BONUS #4 - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - Ray Conniff Singers, 1972
BONUS #5 - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - Sixpence None the Richer, 2003
BONUS #6 - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - Josh Groban, 2007
BONUS #7 - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 2010
"It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" (sometimes rendered as "It
Came Upon a Midnight Clear") is a poem and
carol written by
Edmund Sears, pastor of the
Unitarian Church in
Wayland, Massachusetts. Sears' lyrics are most commonly set to one
of two melodies: "Carol," composed by
Richard Storrs Willis, or "Noel," adapted from an English melody.
Edmund Sears composed the five-stanza poem in 1849. It first appeared on December 29, 1849 in the Christian Register in Boston. Sears is said to have written these words at the request of his friend, William Parsons Lunt, pastor of United First Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts.
In 1850, Richard Storrs Willis, a composer who trained under Felix Mendelssohn, wrote the melody called "Carol." This melody is most often set in the key of B-flat major in a six-eight time signature. "Carol" is the most widely known tune to the song in the United States.
In the United Kingdom the tune called "Noel", which was adapted from an English melody in 1874 by Arthur Sullivan, is the usual accompaniment. This tune also appears as an alternate in The Hymnal 1982, the hymnal of the United States Episcopal Church.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to
Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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);
13 - The late Kay Davis Smith ('57) (d. 25 June 2019)!
|Many Happy Returns, One and All!|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1970:
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/02/16:
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/06/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Peggy Johnson ('60) of VA - 12/02/18:
From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of OR - 12/03/18:
“I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first
one left me and the second one didn't.”
- Patrick Murray
BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPE:
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/05/08 - "Bread":
Tis the season for cooking up good comfort food and what's more
comforting than to come home to the smell of fresh baked bread.
No-Knead Multigrain Bread
Yield- 1 loaf Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking and resting time: 2 Hours and 15 minutes
1 package active dry yeast
1-1/2 cups warm water 100-110o
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup uncooked mixed-grain cereal or old fashioned rolled oats
Nonstick pan spray
In a liquid measuring cup, whisk the yeast into the warm water until it dissolves. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for about 15 minutes (the mixture should become slightly foamy on top and cloudy throughout.)
Pour the yeast mixture into a large bowl and stir in the all-purpose flour, honey, melted butter and salt until well incorporated. Mix in the whole wheat flour and cereal, place a clean kitchen towel over the top of the bowl and place the bowl in a warm place away from any drafts to double in size, about 1 hour.
Fold the dough with a spatula to deflate it. Grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with the pan spray and transfer the dough to the pan. Cover with the kitchen towel and set aside until the dough has doubled in size, about 25 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375o. Bake until browned and until the loaf sounds hollow when the top is tapped, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and the pan and cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.
Thanks so much, Joyce! I used to bake this fairly often, and it's YUMMY!
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/05/16:
|My older son loves school, but
his younger brother absolutely hates it. One weekend he cried and
fretted and tried every excuse not to go back on Monday. Sunday morning
on the way home from church, the crying and whining built to a
At the end of my rope, I finally stopped the car and explained, "Honey, it’s a law. If you don’t go to school, they’ll put Mommy in jail."
He looked at me, thought a moment, then asked, "How long would you have to stay?"
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/20/20
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Richard Storrs Willis
(10 Feb 1819 – 10 May 1900), 1859
It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, goodwill to men
From heavens all gracious King!"
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.
Still through the cloven skies they come,
With peaceful wings unfurled;
And still their heavenly music floats
O'er all the weary world:
Above its sad and lowly plains
They bend on hovering wing,
And ever o'er its Babel sounds
The blessed angels sing.
O ye beneath life's crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow;
Look now, for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing;
Oh rest beside the weary road
And hear the angels sing.
For lo! the days are hastening on,
By prophets seen of old,
When with the ever-circling years
Shall come the time foretold,
When the new heaven and earth shall own
The Prince of Peace, their King,
And the whole world send back the song
Which now the angels sing.
"It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" midi courtesy of http://www.lockergnome.com/midi/ - 11/22/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
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
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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