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12/08/19 - 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,

   Today is 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 tomorrow to Shirley Smith Langston ('57) AND Joan Gardner ('63)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

14 - Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND   Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA;

15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND     Buster Vest ('63) of VA!
 
   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


THIS DAY IN WWII:
 
December 08, 1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 7 to be "a date which will live in infamy", after which the U.S. declared war on Japan.

December 08, 1941 - Japan made an amphibious landing on the coast of Thailand. Thailand declared war on the United States and England on January 25, 1942.

December 08, 1941 - The Japanese invaded the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, British Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. They also invaded the portions of Shanghai administered by European powers and bombed American bases in the Philippines.

December 08, 1941 - Pacific War the Republic of China officially declared war against Japan.

December 08, 1941 - First Japanese attack on Wake Island.

December 08, 1941 - Holocaust: Gas vans were first used as a means of execution, at the Chelmno extermination camp near Łdź in Poland.


THIS DAY IN 1969:
December 08, 1969 - Olympic Airways Flight 954 struck a mountain outside of Keratea, Greece, killing 90 people in the worst crash of a Douglas DC-6 in history.

December 08, 1969 - Mathematician and cryptographer Kristin Lauter was born Kristin Estella Lauter in Wisconsin.


We need not walk by the shores of Galilee or among the Judean hills to walk where Jesus walked. All of us can walk the path He walked when, with His words ringing in our ears, His Spirit filling our hearts, and His teachings guiding our lives, we choose to follow Him as we journey through mortality. His example lights the way. Said He, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life.'

- Thomas S. Monson
(b. 21 Aug 1927)


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/08/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


 From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL - 12/07/19, 6:41 AM:

  SUPER! Thank you, Jane!
 
 


  From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 12/07/19, 8:28 PM:

   Thanks, Cheryl!
 
 


 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/07/18:

    Thanks, Jean!

 

 
 


Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not yet completely sure about the universe.

- Albert Einstein
(14 Mar 1879 - 18 Apr 1955)


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/29/19, 9:29 AM - "Smiles & Crafts" (#8 in a Series of 19):

  COOLThank you, Shari!
 
 


BONUS HANUKKAH AND CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:
Kristen Stoltzfus' White Star of David Ornament

Kristen Stoltzfus' Holiday Light Bulb Garland
 

BONUS HOLIDAY POTLUCK CASSEROLE RECIPES:

Crowd-Pleasing Vegetable Casserole - "Finding good pot luck recipes for a crowd is a difficult task, especially when you are dealing with picky eaters. With Crowd-Pleasing Vegetable Casserole you'll impress everyone, both kids and adults. You can use your favorite frozen vegetable mix to suit your friends' and family's tastes. Creamy and delicious, it will become a party favorite. Bring it to your next pot luck and watch as it is the first to be eaten."

Fiesta Chicken Casserole - "This crowd-pleasing, kicked-up Fiesta Chicken Casserole couldn't be easier...it uses canned chicken, soup, corn and beans and is topped with a refrigerated pie crust. Casserole recipes like this are simply delish!"

Fully Loaded Potluck Potato Bake - "This potato casserole recipe is great because it gives you the same great flavor of baked potatoes, but in a dish that allows you to easily serve up to 14 people. Prepare this Fully Loaded Potluck Potato Bake the next time you're having company over for a simple side dish that's sure to please. It's made with everyone's favorite ingredients, including sour cream, Cheddar cheese, bacon, onions and more. You're sure to have an empty casserole dish once your party is over because this potato bake is so incredibly delicious, no one will be able to pass it up!"


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/07/18:

My friend told me he had the body of a Greek god...

I had to explain to him that Buddha is not Greek.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, January 08, 2020 -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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/23/19

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



   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!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Laughing Dentures clip art courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/31/18
Thanks, Paul!

Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05

Hanukkah clip art courtesy of http://www.moonchildren.com/holidays/chanukah/grphxset.htm - 11/23/04

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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