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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.
Peace is the mother of unity. Peace is the rest of blessed souls. Peace is the dwelling place of eternity.

- Pope Leo I (Leo the Great) (c. 390/400 - 10 Nov 461)

Dear Friends 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


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Came_Upon_the_Midnight_Clear

"It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" (sometimes rendered as "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear") is a poem and Christmas 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.[1][2] 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.[1][3][4][5]

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.[6]


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:
December 06, 1941 - U.S. President Roosevelt sent a telegram to Japanese Emperor Hirohito that requested intervention "to prevent further death and destruction in the world." Intelligence reports had convinced Roosevelt that the Japanese fleet was headed for Thailand.

December 06, 1941 - The United Kingdom declared war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War.


THIS DAY IN 1970:

December 06, 1970 - Singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer Ulf Ekberg was born Ulf Gunnar Ekberg in Gothenburg, Sweden.

December 06, 1970 - The 6th Mayor of the District of Columbia, Adrian Fenty, was born Adrian Malik Fenty in Washington, D.C.

December 06, 1970 - Politician Mark Reckless was born Mark John Reckless in London, England.

December 06, 1970 - Swimmer Jeff Rouse was born Jeffrey Norman Rouse in Fredericksburg, Virginia.


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/02/16:

To know what the voice of the Divine sounds and feels like, read His words, study the scriptures, and ponder them. Make them an integral part of everyday life. If you want your children to recognize, understand, and act on the promptings of the Spirit, you must study the scriptures with them.

- Richard G. Scott, Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority
(07 Nov 1928 - 22 Sept 2015)


   Thanks so much, Susan!
 


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/06/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 



  From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of OR - 12/03/18:

       Thanks, Stacy!
 
 


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.  
This recipe sounds yummy and simple.

 

 

 

 

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

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.


 

 Joyce Cahoon

 

   Thanks so much, Joyce! I used to bake this fairly often, and it's YUMMY!


FINALLY:

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 crescendo.

At the end of my rope, I finally stopped the car and explained, "Honey, its a law. If you dont go to school, theyll put Mommy in jail."

He looked at me, thought a moment, then asked, "How long would you have to stay?"


 From Peggy Johnson ('60) of VA - 12/02/18:

   Yup.

      Thanks, Peggy!

 
 
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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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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Words by
Edmund Hamilton Sears (06 Apr 1810 14 Jan 1876), 1849

Music by 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

"It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" lyrics and history courtesy of http://www.carols.org.uk/it_came_upon_a_midnight_clear.htm - 12/05/05

Second Sunday of Advent (PEACE) Image courtesy of https://greenhillpc.wordpress.com/2014 - 11/26/16

Gold Leaf Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 01/05/06

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 missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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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