12/09/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
Once in Royal David's City
“And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David,
which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary
his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished
that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
| Even during
this pandemic, I hope your lives are full and happy and
bustling with excitement!
This is one of my favorite Christmas carols. It's not exciting, except in its message of joy, but it does fill my heart with a peaceful, gentle spirit of love.
BONUS #1 - Once in Royal David's City - King's College Cambridge
BONUS #2 - Once in Royal David's City - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
BONUS #3 - Once in Royal David's City - Jonathan and Charlotte
|Once in Royal David's City is a
Christmas carol originally written as
Cecil Frances Alexander. The carol was first published in 1848 in
Miss Cecil Humphreys'
Hymns for little Children. A year later, the English organist
Henry John Gauntlett discovered the poem and set it to music.
Cecil Alexander, meanwhile, married the
William Alexander in 1848 and upon her husband's consecration became
wife in 1867.
She is also remembered for her hymn
All Things Bright and Beautiful.
Since 1919, the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at the King's College Chapel Cambridge has begun its Christmas Eve service, with Dr Arthur Henry Mann's arrangement of "Once in Royal David's City" as the Processional hymn. Mann was organist at King's between 1876–1929. In his arrangement, the first verse is sung by a boy chorister of the Choir of King's Chapel as a solo. The second verse is sung by the choir, and the congregation joins in the third verse. Excluding the first verse, the hymn is accompanied by the organ. This carol was the first recording that the King's College Choir under Boris Ord made for EMI in 1948. Among others who have recorded it are Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Chieftains, Daniel O'Donnell, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Petula Clark, Jethro Tull, Sinéad O'Connor and Sufjan Stevens and most recently St. Paul's Choir School.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Shirley Smith Langston ('57) AND Joan Gardner ('63)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
Hit #189,500 was made by an
unknown user sometime in the morning of Wednesday, December 09, 2020 when I
wasn't paying close enough attention.
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, 1961 - The trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Israel ended with verdicts of guilty on 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.
THIS DAY IN 1970:
|December 09, 1970 - Singer-songwriter and producer
was born Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi in
Ossining, New York.
December 09, 1970 - The co-founder of the Mikoyan Company, Artem Mikoyan (b. Artyom Ivanovich Mikoyan [Артём Ива́нович Микоя́н] on 05 Aug 1905 in Sanahin, Elisabethpol Governorate, Russian Empire [now Armenia]), died in Moscow, Soviet Union at the age of 65.
December 09, 1970 - The 7th Prime Minister of Pakistan, Feroz Khan Noon (ملک فیروز خان نون) (b. 07 May 1893 in Hamoka, Khushab District Punjab, British India), died in Nurpur Noon, Sargodha District, Punjab, Pakistan at the age of 77.
“If I cannot fly, let me sing.”|
- Stephen Sondheim
(b. 22 Mar 1930)
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/09/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/08/14:
|ABSOLUTELY! Thanks, Joyce!|
From My Friend, Jennifer, of NC - 12/08/14:
|INDEED! Thanks, Jennifer!|
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH- 12/06/18:
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/07/14 - "Coconut Oil":
|Quotes Of Value
"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone."
~ Charles M. Schulz.
"And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow."
~ G.K. Chesterton.
From Looking Good
1. Relieve the Effects of Food Poisoning- Take 2-3 tablespoons of Coconut Oil with orange juice every day. With the oils antiviral, antimicrobial actions, it can defeat almost any illness.
2. Reduce Fine Lines/Wrinkles- Coconut Oil's biologically active components have been shown to increase collagen crosslinking. This is why it helps reduce fine lines/wrinkles. Apply it twice daily using only a little amount and rub it in thoroughly.
3. Improve Circulation- When taken internally, Coconut Oil may help improve blood flow. It increases the "good" cholesterol levels, helping to even out the bad levels. Start with 1/2 a tablespoon a day and work up to 1 tablespoon.
4. Unstick a Zipper- Apply a bit of Coconut Oil to the stuck part of a zipper, rub it in, and Voila! Your zipper will be as good as new.
5. Tattoo Moisturizer/Healer- Coconut Oil instead of Jelly or Vaseline will help soothe itching around the tattoo as it heals, reduces smothering of the skin, moisturizes the tattoo, and goes on smooth, instead of gummy.
6. Fight Acne- Some people find themselves with Propionibacterium acne. An all natural way to reduce the overgrowth is by applying a bit of Coconut Oil as a cleaner.
7. Help Heal A Bruise- Coconut Oil helps speed up the healing of tissue when used externally, or even internally, and can repair tissue damage while helping to reduce or heal completely in less time.
8. Minimize Heartburn- By swallowing 2 teaspoons of Coconut Oil it can help reduce heartburn. It coats the belly and helps get the bile taste out of the mouth.
9. Reduce Dandruff- In some cases, dandruff is more than a dry, flaky scalp. It is actually a build up of fungus. By using Coconut Oil 2-3 times a week it will help keep the itching and flaking at bay.
10. Fight Ringworm- To apply, wash hands before and after application, rinse the infected area with water, and pat dry before rubbing in a small amount of Coconut Oil up to 3 times daily to help fight the fungus.
There are hundreds of uses for Coconut Oil, for pets, for beauty, for cleaning as well as so much more!
Thank you, Shari!
“My favorite machine at the gym is the vending
BONUS CHRISTMAS CRAFT:
From My Friend, Tina, then of NC - 12/08/13 - "Candy Cane Wreath":
This is a wonderful conversation starter as well as a gift
Oh, how pretty! Thanks, Tina!
|BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:|
Once in Royal David's City Words by Cecil Frances Alexander (April 1818 - 23 Oct 1895), 1848 Music: "Irby", by Henry John Gauntlett (09 July 1805 - 21 Feb 1876), 1849 Once in royal David's city stood a lowly cattle shed, where a mother laid her baby in a manger for his bed: Mary was that mother mild, Jesus Christ her little child. He came down to earth from heaven, who is God and Lord of all, and his shelter was a stable, and his cradle was a stall; with the poor, the scorned, the lowly, lived on earth our Savior holy. And, through all his wondrous childhood, he would honor and obey, love and watch the lowly maiden in whose gentle arms he lay: Christian children all must be mild, obedient, good as he. For he is our childhood's pattern, day by day like us he grew; he was little, weak and helpless, tears and smiles like us he knew. and he feeleth for our sadness, and he shareth in our gladness. And our eyes at last shall see him, through his own redeeming love; for that Child who seemed so helpless is our Lord in heaven above; and he leads his children on to the place where he is gone. Not in that poor lowly stable, with the oxen standing round, we shall see him; but in heaven, set at God's right hand on high; when like stars his children crowned, all in white shall wait around.
Royal David's City" midi courtesy of
http://delongfarms.com/m_frame.html - 12/01/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI, one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Big Grin Smiley
courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
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