12/14/13 - NNHS Newsletter
Mary, Did You Know?
“And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou
hast found favour with God.
- Luke 1: 30-33
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This song - a particular favorite of mine - and the accompanying paintings, which I thought would be unfamiliar to most of you, are my Christmas present to y'all.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXK50lsrdq4 - Mary Did You Know - Kathy Mattea, 1994
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eueVMrIupQ - Mary Did You Know - Kathy Mattea, 1994 - sing-along version
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyYv80hibTw - Mary Did You Know - Reba McIntire with very moving video
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN70R-3ao0U - Mary Did You Know - Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii9JvTyeL1Y - Mary Did You Know - Donny Osmond with paintings by Simon Dewey and others
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax5d8JzdyaA - Mary Did You Know - Rascal Flatts - CMA Country Christmas, 2011
BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhmaHR1CRik - Mary Did You Know - Clay Aiken with paintings by Greg Olsen and others
"Mary, Did You Know?" is a Christmas song and Marian hymn with lyrics written by Mark Lowry and music written by Buddy Greene.
Mark Lowry wrote the words in 1984 "when his pastor asked him to write the program for the living Christmas tree choir presentation. The music was written by Buddy Greene. Michael English was the first recording artist to record and release 'Mary, Did You Know?" on his debut album titled Michael English which was released on January 1, 1992. Country music artist Kathy Mattea recorded her version of the song in 1993 for her Christmas album "Good News", thus giving the song its first wide-spread exposure to Country radio.
A duet version recorded by Wynonna Judd and Kenny Rogers peaked at #55 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts in 1997...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) ANDBuster Vest ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
16 - Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA;
17 - Norma Helmick Burks ('63) AND Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;
18 - James Strickland ('57);
19 - Durwood Adams ('57) AND Susan Bauz ('63);
20 - Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 14, 1939 - Winter War: The Soviet Union was expelled from the League of Nations for invading Finland.
December 14, 1941 -
Japan signed a
treaty of alliance with
THIS DAY IN 1963:
Saturday, December 14, 1963 - The dam containing
Baldwin Hills Reservoir burst, killing five people and damaging
hundreds of homes in
Los Angeles, California.
Saturday, December 14, 1963 - Actress, singer, songwriter, and mixed media artist Alice Ripley was born.
Saturday, December 14, 1963 - Singer Dinah Washington (b. Ruth Lee Jones on 29 Aug 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) died in Detroit, Michigan at the age of 39 of a lethal combination of secobarbital and amobarbital.
From Glenda Stewart Faires ('68) of GA - 12/13/13 - "Email Address Change":
|Please change Glenda
Faires' (Stewart) email address to ________@_____.___.
GOTCHA! Thank you for letting me know, Glenda! Merry Christmas!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/13/13 - "Xmas":
|I have read this story
before and you may have received it before. I love the message and
thought to share with you. Today I thought of you and remembered
times in the past. Happy Christmas and Blessings for the New Year.
If something is missing in your life I hope you find it soon.
Love each of you.
Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful story, Joan! The fact that is has not yet been successfully authenticated does nothing to detract from its loveliness or the truth of the principle. Merry Christmas!
BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related):
- Basic Ear Warmer
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/boho-headbandearwarmer/53 - Boho Headband Ear Warmer - not free; this pattern is $5.00
BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPE:
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/13/13:
This is one of my grandmother's recipes.
Sudie's Brown Sugar
egg, well beaten
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cup medium fine chopped walnuts
Stir together beaten egg, brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir in flour, soda, and salt. Add walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased and floured cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 - 9 minutes, or just until cookies start to brown at the edge. Do not overbake. Remove immediately to cooling rack. Make about 4 dozen.
- Ursula Tuck Buckley, Richmond, VA
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/07/13 - "A Bunch of Ponder Worthies (in pic. form)" (#14 in a series of 14)":
|Thanks, Shari! I've really enjoyed these!|
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/13/11:
|A Saudi Prince
went to Germany to study.
A month later, he sent a letter to his dad saying, "Berlin is wonderful, people are nice and I really like it here, but I'm a bit ashamed to arrive at school with my gold Mercedes when all my teachers travel by train."
Sometime later he received a letter from his dad with a ten million dollar check saying, "Stop embarrassing us; go and get yourself a train, too!”
Thursday, January 2, 2014 -
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 friends in that year, go visit
2. Wednesday, February 12, 2013 - 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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/19/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Music by Buddy Greene, 1992
Mary, did you know That your baby boy will one day walk on water? Mary, did you know That your baby boy will save our sons and daughters? Did you know That your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you've delivered Will soon deliver you Mary, did you know That your baby boy will give sight to a blind man? Mary, did you know That your baby boy will calm the storm with his hand? Did you know That your baby boy has walked where angels trod? And when you kiss your little baby You've kissed the face of God Mary, did you know? The blind will see The deaf will hear The dead will live again The lame will leap The dumb will speak The praises of the Lamb Mary, did you know That your baby boy is Lord of all creation? Mary, did you know That your baby boy will one day rule the nations? Did you know That your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb? This sleeping child you're holding Is the Great I Am
"Mary, Did You
Know?" midi courtesy of
http://www.higherpraise.com/Midi/christmas/MidiChristmas.htm - 12/02/06
"Mary, Did You Know?" lyrics courtesy of http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/%7Eai251/xcarol.html - 12/02/06
Images of The Lord Jesus Christ (painted by Simon Dewey, Del Parson, Greg Olsen, and others) courtesy of http://www.oneil.com.au/lds/nt.html - 12/02/06
and of http://www.erasmagazine.com/jesus/galeria.shtml - 12/04/06
Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.goldclipart.com/24k/filigree.htm - 11/29/05 (resaved 12/14/11)
Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars17.html - 03/21/05
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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