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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
by the way do pluck her? The boar out of the wood doth waste it,
and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.”

- Psalms 80:12 - 13

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Now it's time again for something a bit more obscure.....

BONUS: http://www.familychristmasonline.com/ceremonies/boars_head/boars_head.htm 


From http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/boars_head_that_we_bring_her.htm:

...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.'"


REMINDER:

  
   Don't forget the Big Football Game tomorrow:

Navy vs. Army
Saturday, December 12, 3:00 PM on CBS
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

   Go Navy!


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!

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200 YEARS AGO TODAY:


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.


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.

December 11, 1957 - It was forbidden to leave East Germany without permission. Violations were prosecuted with prison up to three years.

December 11, 1973 - West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and Czech Prime Minister Lubomir Strougal formally nullified the 1938 Munich pact when they signed a treaty sanctioning Hitler's seizure of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.


THIS DAY IN 1954:

   It was 61 years ago today that USS Forrestal (CVA-59) 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.

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THIS DAY IN 1965:

Saturday, December 11, 1965 - Baseball player and coach Jay Bell was born Jay Stuart Bell at Eglin AFB, Florida.

Saturday, December 11, 1965 - Rugby player Gavin Hill was born in Okato, Taranaki, New Zealand.

Saturday, December 11, 1965 - The Greek Minister for National Defence, Giannis Ragousis (Γιάννης Ραγκούσης), was born in Athens, Greece.


“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":

     AMEN! 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!

 



From
http://www.SelfGrowth.com -
12/10/12 - "Holiday Stress":
 
5 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!

Here are 5 tips that will help reduce your holiday stress:

1. Be Prepared.
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!


About the Author:

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“I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.”

- Rodney Dangerfield
(22 Nov 1921 - 05 Oct 2004)



  
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/16/15 - "Signs of the Times (#21 in a series of 21)":
 
     Thanks, Billy! These have been a riot!
 
 


BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:

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
 

For years now, whenever Christmas pageants are talked about in a certain little town in the Midwest, someone is sure to mention the name of Wallace Purling.

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 bother."

Wally fancied the idea of being a shepherd in the Christmas pageant, but the play's director, Miss Lumbard, assigned him a more important role. After all, she reasoned, the innkeeper did not have too many lines, and Wally's size would make his refusal of lodging to Joseph more forceful.

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.

No one on stage or off was more caught up in the magic of the night than Wallace Purling. They said later that he stood in the wings and watched the performance with such fascination that Miss Lumbard had to make sure he didn't wander onstage before his cue.

Then the time came when Joseph appeared, slowly, tenderly guiding Mary to the door of the inn. Joseph knocked hard on the wooden door set into the painted backdrop. Wally the innkeeper was there, waiting.

"What do you want?" Wally said, swinging the door open with a brusque gesture.

"We seek lodging."

"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."

"There is no room in this inn for you." Wally looked properly stern.

"Please, good innkeeper, this is my wife, Mary. She is heavy with child and needs a place to rest. Surely you must have some small corner for her. She is so tired."

Now, for the first time, the innkeeper relaxed his stiff stance and looked down at Mary. With that, there was a long pause, long enough to make the audience a bit tense with embarrassment.

"No! Begone!" the prompter whispered.

"No!" Wally repeated automatically. "Begone!"

Joseph sadly placed his arm around Mary and Mary laid her head upon her husband's shoulder and the two of them started to move away. The innkeeper did not return inside his inn, however. Wally stood there in the doorway, watching the forlorn couple. His mouth was open, his brow creased with concern, his eyes filling unmistakably with tears.

And suddenly this Christmas pageant became different from all others.

"Don't go, Joseph," Wally called out. "Bring Mary back." And Wallace Purling's face grew into a bright smile. "You can have my room."

Some people in town thought that the pageant had been ruined. Yet there were others—many, many others—who considered it the most Christmas of all Christmas pageants they had ever seen.

  
 
Thank you so very much, Tammy!


BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.craftown.com/Bell-Angel-Ornament.html - Jenny Newman's Bell Angel Ornament - "Lift your holiday spirit with this Bell Angel Ornament. Crochet Christmas ornaments are great gifts to give to yourself and to others. This is an easy crochet pattern that would look great hanging on your tree or as a gift topper. If you're looking for a crochet gift idea then look no further."

http://www.canadianliving.com/crafts/crochet/cosy_crocheted_slippers.php - Violet Spotts' Cozy Slippers - "These cozy slippers are one of our new free slipper crochet patterns. They are so super soft and cozy that you'll never want to talk them off. Wear then around the house and just relax. You've earned it!"

http://www.favecrafts.com/Christmas-Crafts/Crochet-Candy-Cane-Steering-Wheel-Cover# - Connie Haney's Candy Cane Steering Wheel - "This Candy Cane Steering Wheel is the perfect way to show your holiday spirit even when you're driving. Free Christmas crochet patterns are fun to make in festive colors. If you don't wear gloves this steering wheel will keep your hands warm."


     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/10/15:  

Frances' Fabulous Pineapple Cake

2 beaten eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 (20-oz.) can undrained crushed pineapple
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  
   Combine ingredients, and mix until smooth. Pour into greased 9" x 13" pan.  Bake at 350 degrees approximately 45 minutes.  Frost while hot.  Chill.  Cake tastes much better when chilled.

Frosting
 

1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1/2 stick butter
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

   Beat softened cream cheese and butter with beater.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat until smooth.

                                        - Frances Pratt Weatherford, Norfolk, VA


FINALLY:

BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPE:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/10/15:

I told my girlfriend she drew her eyebrows too high... She seemed surprised.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/05/15

BLOG:

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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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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 day
1 to buy us dear,
    Noel.

2. A boar is a sovereign beast,
And acceptable in every feast;
So might this Lord be to most
2 and least,
    Noel.

3. The boar's head we bring with song,
In worship of Him that thus sprung
Of
3 a Virgin to redress all wrong;
    Noel.

Note:

1. Or to-day. Return

2. Greatest. Return

3. Or From. Return


"The 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 - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

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

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

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 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

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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