12/09/10 - NNHS Newsletter - O Come, Little Children
“Late on a sleepy, star-spangled night,
those angels peeled back the sky
- Larry Libby, Christmas Stories for the Heart
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is one of those more obscure (to me, anyway) carols I mentioned earlier.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkGSQsWZdv4&feature=related - O Come, Little Children - Various Artists
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ip6f_eGBys&feature=related - O Come, Little Children - FBC Eastman Handbell Choir, 2007
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiDoQgWn0jE&feature=related - O Come, Little Children - umm, Little Children, 2008
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Shirley Smith Langston ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to John Murden ('60) of VA AND Glen Davenport ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
12 - Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ AND Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) AND My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX;
13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57);
14 - Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA;
15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND Buster Vest ('63) of VA;
16 - Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 09, 1940 -
Operation Compass –
Indian troops under the command of Major-General
Richard O'Connor attacked
Italian forces near
Barrani in Egypt,
opening their first major offensive in North Africa.
December 09, 1941 - The Republic of China, Cuba, Guatemala, the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, and the Philippine Commonwealth, declared war on Germany and Japan.
December 09, 1941 - The 19th Bombardment Group attacked Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.
December 09, 1946 - The "Subsequent Nuremberg Trials" began with the "Doctors' Trial", prosecuting doctors alleged to be involved in human experimentation.
December 09, 1961 - The trial of
Adolf Eichmann in
with verdicts of guilty on 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes
against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Thursday, December 9, 1965 - The Kecksburg UFO incident: a fireball was seen from Michigan to Pennsylvania; witnesses reported something crashing in the woods near Pittsburgh. In 2005 NASA admitted that it examined the object.
Thursday, December 9, 1965 - Baseball player Joe Ausanio was born in Kingston, New York.
Thursday, December 9, 1965 - Survivor contestant, $1,000,000 Winner of Survivor: Marquesas Vecepia Towery was born in Portland, Oregon.
December 9, 1965 - Baseball executive
(b. 20 Dec 1881 in
just shy of his 84th
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":
This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag
of dog food.
Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.
Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important!
Grace was named the September 2010 People's Choice! This is the last month we can vote for Grace - the last 31 days we have to make a difference.
It only takes about two seconds to cast your allotted daily vote)!!!Doncha wanna go shopping and spot Grace's image on a bag of dog food and know that YOU played a large part in placing her there?!?
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/08/10 - "Newsletter halp":
Dear Miss Typhoon,
Just wanted to remind your readers that it is that time of year again when we need to provide some financial help for OUR newsletter. A few years ago you outlined the cost of the website, programs, electricity and other expenses that you incur in publishing, printing, and disseminating the Typhoon newsletter. And if I remember correctly, your expenses totaled far more than anyone expected and you do not pay yourself for any of the work and time you spend on the newsletter. So you are donating your work, expertise, and time, and we've learned that it takes a lot, free of charge to your readers. I believe we have been helping every year thereafter to defer some of the expenses from you to us, the readers. We are very grateful for all the work you do in trying to hold together the Typhoon Nation. Big job but we have an expert in charge!
As you can see, my contribution is smaller than last year because of the economy, the stock market, and the governmental programs that are going astray for us old folks, but I hope it will help if just a little. I'm sure that any contribution from your readers will be greatly appreciated to help offset your expenses in publishing.
Thank you my LOVE and may you and Paul have a great Christmas and a Happy 2011.
George Helliesen, 61
Thank you so very much, George! What a Sweetie-Pie you are!
The easiest figure to report would be for the site hosting itself. We switched servers last year from 00freehost to AwardSpace, so the yearly cost for that alone dropped from $149.50 to $95.88 (while providing us with greater services), which will become due again on February 25.
Since we moved out here two years ago, it's become trickier for me to figure out how much the other expenses are, because I just write out a check to my daughter-in-law for $513.00 (roughly half of Paul's monthly Social Security income) on the second Wednesday of each month, much of which I would assume is applied toward the monthly internet, phone, and outrageous electric bills.
And you're so right - any and all contributions are always greatly appreciated!
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - phone call of 12/08/10 - "Obscure Christmas Carols":
|I know you like obscure and
carols, and I have three you might not have considered:
Gabriel's Message (sometimes called The Angel Gabriel) - Sting - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF2BzUDeTkY
A 'Soalin' - Peter, Paul, and Mary - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO4u-N_VGJY
When My Heart Finds Christmas - Harry Connick, Jr. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5CaLcAA7ek
Thanks so much, Jean! I've never heard the first and last of these, and whereas I thought I knew the Peter, Paul, and Mary number, I never could make out the words, and had no idea whatsoever it was a Christmas Carol! If pressed I would have entitled it, "I'm Hungry; Feed Me!" No, waitaminute, that was an old Saturday Night Live skit parodying Admiral Stockdale.
As it turns out, I still had one date open on December 27, and that carol is perfect for that day. The other two I'll place in the lineup for next year. Thanks again!
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - phone message of 12/08/10 - "Mary, Did You Know?":
|Hey, it's me!
Your Mary Did You Know Video from the Sleep Holy Babe Newsletter?
I really like the Clay Aiken version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5keVc3QNhhw
Oh, JA! I thought I'd posted that video before but (of course!) I cannot seem to locate any proof of that at the moment. His clarity of tone and control are amazing! Thanks, Cheryl! Sorry I missed your call!
From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 12/08/10 - "Merry Christmas from the 44th WorldFest-Houston Film Festival!":
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
every happiness this Holiday Season and bountiful prosperity in the
New Year. We know that this is a very busy time of the year, but we just
wanted to remind you of the 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston Entry
Deadline. Postmarked or shipped by Wednesday, December 15th. If you
enter only one competition this year, make it WorldFest!
Our warmest Christmas & Holiday wishes from Texas,
All of us at the 44th WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
The 44th Annual WorldFest-Sponsored by AMC Theaters, the Houston Arts
Alliance (HAA), Boxer Property, Amtrak, Panasonic 3D/HD, Eastman Kodak,
The City of Houston, The Houston Film Commission, The Marriott
Renaissance Hotel at Greenway Plaza, Space Center Houston, Texas
Longhorns, Wagner Media, Office Max imPRESS, NASA, The Houston Yacht
Club, InkTip, The Houston Film Society, OnlyInHouston, Fest21.com and
The Wellness Center.
9898 Bissonnet Street - Suite 650 Penthouse - Houston, Texas 77036
Thank you so much, Hunter! A Very Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!
Chambers of VA -
07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS:
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Noon to 4:00 PM - Holiday Open House at the
Chamberlin Lobby - Go see Brownie!
2. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its Holiday Party at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606. CONTACT: Joe Drewry (email@example.com, 757-244-4443, ext 4)
3. Thursday, January 6, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.4. Wednesday, February 9, 2010 - 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.
5. Wednesday, April 13, 2010 - 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.
6. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (email@example.com - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
7. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
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Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com
==============================================Carol Buckley Harty
O Come, Little Children
(Ihr Kinderlein kommet)
Johann Abraham Peter Schulz
(31 Mar 1747 - 1800), 1790
Ihr Kinderlein, kommet,
o kommet doch all!
Zur Krippe her kommet
in Bethlehems Stall
und seht, was in dieser
der Vater im Himmel
für Freude uns macht!
O seht in der Krippe
im nächtlichen Stall,
seht hier bei des Lichtleins
hell glänzendem Strahl
den reinliche Windeln,
das himmlische Kind,
viel schöner und holder
als Engel es sind!
Da liegt es, das Kindlein,
auf Heu und auf Stroh,
Maria und Josef
betrachten es froh.
Die redlichen Hirten
knien betend davor,
hoch oben schwebt jubelnd
der Engelein Chor.
O beugt wie
anbetend die Knie,
erhebet die Hände
und danket wie sie!
Stimmt freudig, ihr Kinder,
wer wollt sich nicht freun,
stimmt freudig zum Jubel
der Engel mit ein!
O betet: Du liebes,
du göttliches Kind,
was leidest du alles
für unsere Sünd!
Ach hier in der Krippe
schon Armut und Not,
am Kreuze dort gar noch
den bitteren Tod.
So nimm unsre Herzen
zum Opfer denn hin;
wir geben sie gerne
mit fröhlichem Sinn.
Ach mache sie heilig
und selig wie Deins
und mach sie auf ewig
mit Deinem nur eins.
from German to English
come, little children,
"O Come, Little Children" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://romaaeterna.jp/basil/sb019.html - 12/02/10
"O Come, Little Children" German and English lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ihr_Kinderlein_kommet - 12/09/10
"O Come, Little Children" Alternate English lyrics courtesy of http://romaaeterna.jp/basil/sb019.html - 12/02/10
Baby Jesus with
Lambs clip art courtesy of
Tiny Baby Jesus clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy
of http://www.twoheartsdesign.com/images/clipart/catholic/christmas/nativity/index.html - 12/23/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy ofhttp://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/-
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
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)
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy ofhttp://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
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