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12/14/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Second Day of Hanukkah

As you celebrate
the Festival of Lights
may your home be bright
with happiness and love.

Best Wishes at Hanukkah!

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I trust you're still enjoying your holiday! Life's too short - we should always enjoy what we're doing at any given moment.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGR7oChbbEY - Mi Yemalel? - Oren and Chaya

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYTr-1MZc68&NR=1&feature=fvwp - Mi Ymaleil? - Craig Taubman - Watch the candles!

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHSrRy_Tceo&feature=related - Mi Y'Malel? - HIR Community Choir


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) AND     Buster Vest ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

16 -   Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of MA;

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) (deceased 11/03/14);

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

21 - Ray Stinnette ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


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 Thailand.

December 14, 1945 - Josef Kramer, known as "the beast of Belsen," and 10 others were executed in Hamelin for the crimes they committed at the Belsen and Auschwitz Nazi concentration camps.

December 14, 1999 - U.S. and German negotiators agreed to establish a $5.2 billion fund for Nazi-era slave and forced laborers.


THIS DAY IN 1967:

Thursday, December 14, 1967 - Composer and producer Yuzo Koshiro (古代 祐三) was born in Hino, Tokyo.

Tuesday, December 12, 1967 - Football player John Randle was born John Anthony Randle in Mumford, Texas.


“Here is something more than a babe in a manger; here is the creator of all that is good and beautiful. I have looked at majestic mountains rising high against the blue sky and thought of Jesus, the creator of heaven and earth. I have stood on the sand of an island in the Pacific and watched the dawn rise like thunder--a ball of gold surrounded by clouds of pink and white and purple--and thought of Jesus, the Word by whom all things were made and without whom was not anything made that was made. I have seen a beautiful child--bright-eyed, innocent, loving, and trusting--and marveled at the majesty and miracle of creation. What then shall we do with Jesus who is called Christ?”

- Gordon B. Hinckley, December, 1983
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/14/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


From My Friend, Holly, (then) of NC - 12/13/15:

  AMEN! Thank you, Holly!
 
 


“ A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”

- Steve Martin
(b. 14 Aug 1945)


BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:

From My Friend, Tammy, of UT - 12/07/14 - "Daily Christmas Story (#12 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 12, The Story of Silent Night by Dick Smolinski
 

The Story of Silent Night

Father Joseph Mohr sat at the old organ. His fingers stretched over the keys, forming the notes of a chord. He took a deep breath and pressed down. Nothing. He lifted his fingers and tried again. Silence echoed through the church.

Father Joseph shook his head. It was no use. The pipes were rusted, the bellows mildewed. The organ had been wheezing and growing quieter for months, and Father Joseph had been hoping it would hold together until the organ builder arrived to repair it in the spring. But now, on December 23, 1818, the organ had finally given out. St. Nicholas Church would have no music for Christmas.

Father Joseph sighed. Maybe a brisk walk would make him feel better. He pulled on his overcoat and stepped out into the night. His white breath puffed out before him. Moonlight sparkled off the snow-crusted trees and houses in the village of Oberndorf. Father Joseph crunched through the snowy streets to the edge of the little Austrian town and climbed the path leading up the mountain.

From high above Oberndorf, Father Joseph watched the Salzach River ripple past St. Nicholas Church. In the spring, when melting snow flowed down the mountains and the river swelled in its banks, water lapped at the foundation of the church. It was moisture from the flooding river that had caused the organ to mildew and rust.

Father Joseph looked out over the Austrian Alps. Stars shone above in the still and silent night.

Silent night? Father Joseph stopped. Of course! "Silent Night!" He had written a poem a few years before, when he had first become a priest, and he had given it that very title. "Silent Night."

Father Joseph scrambled down the mountain. Suddenly he knew how to bring music to the church.

The next morning, Father Joseph set out on another walk. This time he carried his poem. And this time he knew exactly where he was going -- to see his friend Franz Gruber, the organist for St. Nicholas, who lived in the next village.

Franz Gruber was surprised to see the priest so far from home on Christmas Eve, and even more surprised when Father Joseph handed him the poem.

That night Father Joseph and Franz Gruber stood at the altar of St. Nicholas Church. Father Joseph held his guitar. He could see members of the congregation giving each other puzzled looks. They had never heard a guitar played in church before, and certainly not during midnight mass on Christmas Eve, the holiest night of the year.

Father Joseph picked out a few notes on the guitar, and he and Franz Gruber began to sing. Their two voices rang out, joined by the church choir on the chorus. Franz Gruber's melody matched the simplicity and honesty of Father Joseph's words.

When the last notes faded into the night, the congregation remained still for a moment, then began to clap their hands. Applause filled the church. The villagers of Oberndorf loved the song! Father Joseph's plan to bring music to St. Nicholas Church had worked.

A few months later, the organ builder arrived in Oberndorf and found the words and music to "Silent Night" lying on the organ. The song enchanted him, and when he left, he took a copy of it with him.

The organ builder gave the song to two families of traveling singers who lived near his home. The traveling singers performed "Silent Night" in concerts all over Europe, and soon the song spread throughout the world.

Today, cathedral choirs and carolers from New York to New Zealand sing the simple song that was first played in a mountain church in Austria on Christmas Eve nearly 200 years ago.

  Thank you so very much, Tammy!


BONUS CHRISTMAS CRAFT:

http://www.save-on-crafts.com/howtomakperb.html - How to Make a Bow


BONUS WINTER CROCHET PATTERN:

http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Hats-Scarves-Gloves/Winter-Snowflake-Scarf-Red-Heart# - Sandy Harris' Holiday Snowflake Scarf  - "RED HEART Holiday is used for this beautiful Holiday Snowflake Scarf. A free crochet scarf pattern like this is a great Christmas crochet pattern. You can make a scarf or even continue with the pattern to make some fun garland."


BONUS HOLIDAY RECIPES:

 From Mayim Bialik (North Hollywood High School, CA - '93) of CA - 12/13/17 - "Latkes Recipe plus Dreidels":

I shared my favorite latke recipe which we make for Hanukkah (which started last night). Check it out for the easiest and most delicious ways to make latkes, and if you're not Jewish, a link to instructions on how to play the thrilling game of dreidel.

http://groknation.com/faith/mayims-hanukkah-latkes-dreidels/

   Thank you so much, Mayim! Happy Hanukkah!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 12/13/17:

   This is one of my paternal grandmother's recipes:

Sudie's Brown Sugar Drops
 

1 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
 


   This is a recipe I've had for at least forty-eleven years. 

Coconut Lace Cookies

5/8 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup coconut
1 cup quick-cooking oats
  
   Cream shortening and sugar.  Add egg and mix well.  Add remaining ingredients, mixing well after each addition.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet several inches apart and pat cookies flat.  Cookies will spread during baking.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Cookies are very fragile and do not pack or freeze well.  Makes about 3 dozen.


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/13/17:

Camper: "Look at that bunch of cows."

Farmer: "Not bunch, herd."

Camper: "Heard what?"

Farmer: "Of cows."

Camper: "Sure I've heard of cows."

Farmer: "No, I mean a cowherd."

Camper: "So what if they heard? I have no secrets from cows!"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -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 06/10/17

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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Mi Yemalel?

   

Mi Yemalel?

Mi yemalel g'vurot Yisrael?
Otan mi yimneh?
Hen bekohl dor ya kum hagibor goel haam.

Sh'ma Bayamim hahem baz'man hazeh,
Makabi moshia ufodeh,
U v'ya memi kol am Yisrael,
Yit abed yakum lehigael.

Mi yemalel g'vurot Yisrael?
Otan mi yimneh?
Hen bekohl dor ya kum hagibor goel haam.

 

Who Can Retell?

Who can tell the things that befall us?
Who can count them?
In every age a hero or sage came to our aid!

Hark!  In days of yore, in Israel's ancient land,
Brave Maccabeas led the faithful band.
But now all Israel must as one arise.
Redeem itself through deed and sacrifice.

Who can tell the things that befall us?
Who can count them?
In every age a hero or sage came to our aid!

   


"Hear O'Israel! The Lord is our G-d, the Lord is One!"
(Devarim 6:4)


“Mi Yemalel” midi courtesy of http://www.jr.co.il/music/midi/jewish.htm - 12/28/05

"Mi Yemalel" lyrics (and available sheet music) transcribed from http://www.ort.org/ort/hanukkah/song2.html - 12/29/05
(My deepest apologies if I mutilated the transcription.)

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

Gold Star of David courtesy of - well, I cannot locate that information at the moment...

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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