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12/13/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Joy to the World

(Third Sunday in Advent)

“But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.”

- Isaiah 65:18 (KJV)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is the Third Sunday in Advent, which this week emphasizes Joy.

BONUS #1 - Joy to the World - Nat King Cole

BONUS #2 - Joy to the World - Celtic Woman, 2013

BONUS #3 - Joy to the World - Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 2013


From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_to_the_World:  

"Joy to the World" is a popular Christmas carol.[1]

The words are by English hymn writer Isaac Watts, based on the second half of Psalm 98 in the Bible. The song was first published in 1719 in Watts' collection; The Psalms of David: Imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship. Watts wrote the words of "Joy to the World" as a hymn glorifying Christ's triumphant return at the end of the age, rather than a song celebrating his first coming.[2] The nations are called to celebrate because God's faithfulness to the house of Israel has brought salvation to the world.[3]

As of the late 20th century, "Joy to the World" was the most-published Christmas hymn in North America.[1]

The music's origins are unclear. The name "Antioch" is generally used for the tune. It is often attributed to George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) on the grounds of a 'chance resemblance'[4] to choruses in the oratorio Messiah (premiered 1742), not least because a theme of the refrain (And heaven and nature sing...) appears similar to the orchestral opening and accompaniment of the recitative Comfort ye. Likewise, the first four notes seem to match the beginning of the choruses Lift up your heads and Glory to God from the same oratorio. However, there is no autographed score by Handel and no currently known documentary evidence to suggest that Handel wrote it, so 'Antioch' remains, at best, a skillful collection of borrowings from Handel.

Other hymnals credit the tune to Lowell Mason (1792-1872), who introduced it to America (US) in 1836 as 'arranged from Handel'. But, in 1986, John Wilson showed that 'Joy to the World' was first published in two English collections,[5] one firmly dated 1833. Being three years earlier, this is thought to exclude Lowell Mason from being the composer, but his original attribution remains a likely cause of the often-stated link to Handel...


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

     Happy Birthday today to The late Kay Davis Smith ('57) (d. 25 June 2019)!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND  Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND     Buster Vest ('63) of VA;

16 -   The late Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) (d. 05 Mar 2020);

17 - Norma Helmick Burks ('63) AND  Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;

18 - James Strickland ('57);

19 - Durwood Adams ('57) AND the late Suzie Bauz ('63) (d. 11/03/14);

20 -  Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


THIS DAY IN WWII:

December 13, 1937 - The Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanking – Nanjing, defended by the National Revolutionary Army under the command of General Tang Shengzhi, fell to the Japanese.

December 13, 1937 - The Nanjing Massacre: Japanese troops began carrying out several weeks worth of raping and murdering hundreds of thousands civilians and suspected Chinese resistance after the fall of Nanjing.

December 13, 1938 - The Holocaust: The Neuengamme concentration camp opened in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, Germany.

December 13, 1939 - Battle of the River Plate – Captain Hans Langsdorff of the German Deutschland class cruiser (pocket battleship) Admiral Graf Spee engaged with Royal Navy cruisers HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax and HMNZS Achilles.

December 13, 1941 - Hungary and Romania declared war on the United States.

December 13, 1943 - The Massacre of Kalavryta: by German occupying forces in Greece.

December 13, 1944 - The U.S. cruiser Nashville was badly damaged in a Japanese kamikaze suicide attack. 138 people were killed in the attack.


THIS DAY IN 1970:

December 13, 1970 - Hurdler and coach Tonja Buford-Bailey was born Tonja Yvette Buford-Bailey in Dayton, Ohio.

December 13, 1970 - Footballer Eoin Jess was born in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

December 13, 1970 - Mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner was born in Kirchdorf an der Krems, Austria.


“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”

- Burton Hillis
(08 Oct Nov 1915 - 25 Feb 1977)


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/13/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/12/19:
 
 
 
 


   From Gary Farnsworth ('58) of NV - 12/10/20, 11:11 PM:

  Thanks, Gary!  Merry Christmas!
 
 


    From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of MO - 12/11/20, 5:49 PM - "What Child Is This? - Puddles Pity Party":

   What Child Is This? -

     WOWZERONI x 2! Thank you, Faniel! As the tag says, that's Emotionally Epic!  

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - Bloomington/Normal, Illinois
Nathaniel Harty and Puddles, a.k.a. Mike Geier


“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.”

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


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/11/20, 9:56 AM - "Wishing You & Yours A Wonderful Christmas!" (#2 in a Series of 7):

  OOH! Thank you, Shari!
 
 


BONUS CHRISTMAS DECORATING IDEAS:

Making Festive Bows



BONUS WINTER RECIPES:

  From Me ('65) of NC - 12/12/12:

Quick Chicken A La King

3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken
1/2 cup butter
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 cups instant rice
2 soup cans water
garlic, salt and pepper to taste
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  
    To Use Immediately: Preheat oven to 350°. Place chicken breasts in 9” X 13” baking dish. Spread dry rice evenly over chicken. In separate bowl mix together soup, melted butter and water; pour over rice & chicken. Season with garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Bake (or Freeze) 60 minutes or until chicken is tender and done. Remove chicken and mix together rice and juices – let stand for 5 minutes. Serve rice, with chicken on top and sprinkle with grated cheese
 
   To Freeze: Prepare entire dish as directed above and freeze prior to baking. Place cheese in separate ziplock on top. When ready to use, thaw in fridge over-night and bake as directed (350° for 60 min) or bake straight from freezer for 2 ½ hours at 350°.
 

From ADT - 12/09/20, 11:57 AM:

   
 
 



FINALLY:
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/12/18:
 
A participant in a duel showed up armed with a pencil and paper.

He then proceeded to draw his weapon.


PRAYER ROLL:

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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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Joy to The World

Words by Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 25 Nov 1748), based on the second half of Psalm 98

Music origins are unclear.


Joy to the world! the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let ev'ry heart prepare him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world! the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonder wonders of His love


 


"Joy to the World" lyrics courtesy of http://www.41051.com/xmaslyrics/joy.html - 12/10/16

Third Sunday of Advent (JOY) 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!

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

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

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

Animated Poinsettia courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/06/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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

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