12/11/15 - NNHS Newsletter
The Boar's Head, That We Bring Here
“Why hast thou then
broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Now it's time again for something a bit more obscure.....
|...This carol is contained in a manuscript, formerly in the possession of Ritson, the antiquary, but now preserved amongst the additional manuscripts in the British Museum, which was written in the reign of Henry VIII [1491-1547]. In addition to the words, the manuscript gives the music written for the carol, by a composer named Richard Smert, called elsewhere in the same manuscript, "Ricard Smert de Plymptre." This is in two parts (soprano and alto), with a chorus of three parts (soprano and two altos), and has been printed in John Stafford Smith's "Musica Antiqua," i. 22. The name of the author of the words is not recorded. Ritson, who printed the carol in his "Ancient Songs and Ballads," says, "Nowel, Nowel (the old French name for Christmas), and a great cry at that period, was the usual burden to these sort of things. It was likewise the name of this sort of composition, which is equally ancient and popular. Books of carols were cried about the streets of Paris in the thirteenth century. "Noel, Noel, à moult grant cris.'"|
Navy vs. Army
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Helen Bost Rainelle ('72) of FL! Happy Birthday tomorrow to Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ AND Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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 MA;
17 - Norma Helmick Burks ('63) AND Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;
18 - James Strickland ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
200 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII
December 11, 1815 - The U.S. Senate created a select committee on finance and a uniform national currency, predecessor of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.
200 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 11, 1937 -
Second Italo-Abyssinian War: The Fascist Council in Rome withdrew
Italy from the
League of Nations. .
December 11, 1941 - Germany and Italy declared war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declared war on Germany and Italy.
December 11, 1941 -
Poland declared war on Empire of Japan.
THIS DAY IN 1954:
| It was 61 years ago today that
was christened, right there in Newport News.
Remember? Even I remember that; I was right there with my family. I was
wearing my white organdy dress.....
My sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky of NC, the Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959, remembers what she was wearing, too. Yes, she says she distinctly remembers that she was wearing clothes.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Saturday, December 11, 1965 - Baseball player and coach Jay Bell was born Jay Stuart Bell at Eglin AFB, Florida.|
“The true measure of a man is how he treats
someone who can do him absolutely no good.”|
- Samuel Johnson
(19 Sept 1709 - 13 Dec 1784)
From My Friend, Tammy, of Northern VA - 12/10/15 - "Army / Navy Game":
Thank you so much, Tammy!
I used to watch these games with my daddy, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960). Somehow, he always seemed to be rooting for Army - and I've a strong hunch you and your family will be doing the same!
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 12/10/15:
A new idea for our jewelry - like on the candles!
Made from broken costume jewelry.
OOH - GORGEOUS!
Thanks, Cheryl! Now if only I had a spare wall...
|Wednesday, June 22, 2011|
|My candle, my vintage "onesie" earrings - Cheryl's talent!|
Effective Ways to Cope with Holiday Stress During the Recession
For most of us, we want the holidays to be fun and exciting. But
more often than not, the holiday season evokes tension and stress. By
spending more money than our budgets allow, or going overboard by eating
the wrong foods, or taking on too many activities...these external
stressors are only a piece of the bigger picture. These problems only
compound when we are faced with unresolved family issues and budget
limitations. And as the holidays approach, these issues may seem larger
and more complicated as we confront family members who we typically
don't see throughout the year, and often don't really want to see!
It is important to remember that a mixture of feelings and emotions will undoubtedly be experienced. Preparing for this mixture is a sure bet to avoiding the shock and surprise when a myriad of feelings erupt from sometimes the most seemingly innocent of situations. When we're prepared and use the patterns from past holiday seasons to help us do things differently, we can create a new feeling around the holidays. Even if the stress is only slightly reduced, we have changed something about our lives and our repetitive patterns. The worst feeling is to be stuck doing the same things over and over again that just don't work.
2. Be Realistic.
One way to prepare for holiday stress is to be realistic. If you have unresolved issues with your family, they won't magically disappear just because it's the holiday. Wishing for this only sets the stage for disappointment, failure and unhappiness. In fact, the issues are more likely to escalate during the holidays because there's so much pressure to get along, have fun, and be nice. Look at past holidays and learn what's realistic with your family. You don't have to repeat the same unworkable scenario year after year.
3. Nix the Shoulds.
The holiday season creates a lot of "shoulds." "I should see my parents or my siblings because, after all, it is the holiday season." If you feel obligated to see your family during the holiday season, lower your stress by thinking about it in a different way. First of all, remember that you have choices. There is no rule book that says we need to be with our families during the holidays or how long we need to visit with them. If things are simply too stressful with your family, either don't arrange a visit, or limit the time you spend with them.
4. Change Your Reaction.
Our internal feelings and memories of past holidays color how we see the season. Try to look within and see what your beliefs and expectations are about the holidays. Simply make a list of the things that don't work with your family and ask yourself how you usually deal with each one. Then, see if you can think of one way to deal with it a little bit differently. Change your reaction and you'll change the situation. Just by doing this, you have begun to alter an old pattern that doesn't work. This one small transformation can reduce your holiday stress, bringing more peace within yourself and to those around you.
5. Create New and Inexpensive Traditions.
Make a list of things you do every year, noting what each item costs. Get creative and transform your list into new traditions that don't break the bank. For example, as a family, pick out a tree together at Costco, take it home, heat up some apple cider, and play your favorite Christmas CD while decorating the tree together. Instead of purchasing new Christmas decorations, recycle and redecorate your old ornaments. Or make Christmas cookies together and give them away as gifts. There're a lot of ways to create new traditions when our wallets are anything but full.
Remember that it really IS possible to make the holidays about love and connection. Just by thinking about the season a little bit differently and taking some new actions and you will be able to make this a holiday season of fond memories!
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“I found there was only one way to look thin: hang
out with fat people.”
|Thanks, Billy! These have been a riot!|
From My Friend, Tammy, of NC - 12/09/14 - "Daily Christmas Story (#9 in a Series of 24)"
|This year I decided to
share some of my favorite Christmas stories and quotes. It is a
tradition in our family to read a Christmas story every night in
December culminating with the Nativity on the 24th.
Christmas Story Day 9,
Trouble at the Inn by Dina Donohue
years now, whenever Christmas pageants are talked about in a certain
little town in the Midwest, someone is sure to mention the name of
Wally's performance in one annual production of the Nativity play has slipped into the realm of legend. But the old-timers who were in the audience that night never tire of recalling exactly what happened.
Wally was nine that year and in the second grade, though he should have been in the fourth. Most people in town knew that he had difficulty keeping up. He was big and awkward, slow in movement and mind.
Still, Wally was well liked by the other children in his class, all of whom were smaller than he, though the boys had trouble hiding their irritation when Wally would ask to play ball with them or any game, for that matter, in which winning was important.
They'd find a way to keep
him out, but Wally would hang around anyway—not sulking, just hoping. He
was a helpful boy, always willing and smiling, and the protector,
paradoxically, of the underdog. If the older boys chased the younger
ones away, it would be Wally who'd say, "Can't they stay? They're no
And so it happened that
the usual large, partisan audience gathered for the town's yearly
extravaganza of crooks and crèches, of beards, crowns, halos and a whole
stageful of squeaky voices.
"Seek it elsewhere." Wally spoke vigorously. "The inn is filled."
"Sir, we have asked
everywhere in vain. We have traveled far and are very weary."
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:
BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPE:
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/10/15:
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The Boar's Head, That We Bring Here
Alternate Title: The Exeter Boar's Head Carol
Words: English Traditional, Temp. Henry VII or VIII
Music: Richard Smert, 15th Century
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Tidings good I think to tell.
1. A boar's
head, that we bring here,
Betokeneth a prince without peer
Is born this day1 to buy us dear,
2. A boar is
a sovereign beast,
And acceptable in every feast;
So might this Lord be to most2 and least,
boar's head we bring with song,
In worship of Him that thus sprung
Of3 a Virgin to redress all wrong;
1. Or to-day. Return
2. Greatest. Return
3. Or From. Return
Boar's Head, That We Bring Here"
midi and lyrics courtesy
of http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/boars_head_that_we_bring_her.htm - 12/10/12
Image of Boar's Head Festival courtesy of http://3riversepiscopal.blogspot.com/2011/01/boars-head-festival-marks-50th.html - 12/10/12
Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA
Poinsettia Divider Line 972 clip art courtesy of ?? - 09/18/11
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
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
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 Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of
Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
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