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12/14/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Angels from The Realms of Glory
The earth has grown old with its burden of care
But at Christmas it always is young,
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair
And its soul full of music breaks the air,
When the song of angels is sung.

-  Phillips Brooks
(13 Dec 1835 - 23 Jan 1893)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   This now seems to be one of our more obscure Christmas carols, especially featuring this tune. I wonder why that is?

BONUS #1 - Angels From The Realms Of Glory - Pipe Organ - Hi-Fi Hymn Book

BONUS #2 - Angels From The Realms Of Glory - Annie Lennox, 2010

BONUS #3 - Angels From The Realms Of Glory - Carson Newman University and Knoxville Choral Society, Dr. Eric Thorson conducting, Dan Forrest, piano, at the Tennessee Theater, November 16, 2014


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

"Angels from the Realms of Glory" is a Christmas carol written by Scottish poet James Montgomery.[1] It was first printed in the Sheffield Iris on Christmas Eve 1816, though it only began to be sung in churches after its 1825 reprinting in the Montgomery collection The Christian Psalmist and in the Religious Tract Society's The Christmas Box or New Year's Gift.[1]

Before 1928, the hymn was sung to a variety of tunes, including "Regent Square", "Lewes" by John Randall, and "Wildersmouth" or "Feniton Court" by Edward Hopkins.[1] In the United States, the hymn is today most commonly sung to the tune of "Regent Square" by Henry Smart.[1] In the United Kingdom, however, the hymn came to be sung to the French carol tune "Iris"[2] (Les anges dans nos campagnes, the tune used for "Angels We Have Heard on High") after this setting was published in the Oxford Book of Carols.[1] Sometimes the "Gloria in excelsis Deo" refrain is sung in place of Montgomery's original lyric: "Come and worship Christ the new-born King". On A Christmas Cornucopia, Annie Lennox sings this song but substitutes "Gloria in excelsis Deo" for the "Come and worship Christ the new-born King" refrain. Paul Poulton recorded a rock version of this song on his Grooves 4 Scrooge album.


HEALTH UPDATE:

  From Me ('65) of NC - 12/14/18:

    I visited the amazing Mr. Sidney Wolinsky, P.A. again recently (he who snatched my husband, Haul Party, back from the certain jaws of death this fall). One would think I haven't had medical care in years, which is hardly the case...

   Having already established on November 15 that my life-long asthma had morphed all the way to COPD, I had an EKG and heard the results of my lab work drawn on November 27. It seems my thyroid is still nicely under control, I have no autoimmune issues, and my heart, liver, and kidneys are fine, but the arthritis I thought was just osteo is actually rheumatoid, plus I have gout - WHAT?!? - and high cholesterol, so he prescribed set me up with Lincare for a nebulizer, plus prescribed two more meds for the gout and cholesterol, all of which arrived yesterday. I strongly suspect one of those two is making me drowsy, which is roughly akin to anesthetizing a slug, but thar ya go.  

   He also recommended me to see an ophthalmologist, Sheel Patel, M.D., to check on my growing cataracts, and I'll be seeing him on the afternoon of Friday, December 28.

   Maybe Mr. Wolinsky's mad skills will turn me back into a functioning human being again after these last four non-functioning years. Now stop that crazy cackling, and allow me a Christmas miracle fantasy!


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) (d. 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 


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

December 14, 1918 - Friedrich Karl von Hessen, a German prince elected by the Parliament of Finland to become King Väinö I, renounced the Finnish throne.

December 14, 1918 - Portuguese President Sidónio Pais was assassinated.

December 14, 1918 - The 1918 United Kingdom general election occurred, the first where women were permitted to vote.


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 1968:
Friday, December 14, 1968 - Author Kelley Armstrong was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


“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 Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/13/18, 5:49 AM:
 

  As you wonder about what you are going to "get" for Christmas this year, how about instead ponder all the wonderful joys that you already have first. Then you'll be much more satisfied with anything you receive and you'll focus more on the giving than the getting. If we live in America, we are so much more fortunate than most people in the world and we need to be thankful for that. Smile, be happy and let the love pour out of your heart. That will indeed mean you are having a Merry Christmas.

    Thank you, Jimmy!

 
 


   From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 12/13/18:

   Thank you, Santa Jim!
 
 


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 CRAFT:

How to Make a Bow


BONUS WINTER CROCHET PATTERN:

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 CHRISTMAS RECIPES:

  From Me ('65) of NC - 12/13/15:

   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
 



DOTTIE'S FAMOUS OATMEAL CAKE

 
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup tightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Combine oats and boiling water in a small bowl and let stand 20 minutes.  In a large bowl, cream thoroughly shortening and sugars.  Add beaten eggs.  Beat well at medium speed.  Add dry ingredients and blend.  Stir in oatmeal.  Bake in greased pan (12" x 9" x3") for 35 minutes in oven preheated to 350 degrees.  Allow to cool thoroughly before applying topping. 
 


OATMEAL CAKE TOPPING
 
  • 5 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 3/4 cup tightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Mix together in order given.  With a knife, spread sparingly on thoroughly cooled cake. 
Optional: If desired, place topped cake under broiler until bubbles form and topping is VERY slightly brown. 
 
                                                                                         - Dottie Berck, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1963
 
 

   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
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/13/18:

 
A wife went to an astrologer to learn more about her husband. The astrologer asked her, "Do you want to know about your husband's future?"

Without hesitation, the wife responded, "I will decide his future, you just tell me about his past."


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 09, 2019 - 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 12/14/18

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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Angels, from the Realms of Glory

Words by
James Montgomery, 1916
(04 Nov 1771 - 30 Apr 1854)

Music by Henry Smart, 1867
(26 Oct 1813 - 06 July 1879)


Angels, from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o'er all the earth;
Ye, who sang creation's story,
Now proclaim Messiah's birth:

Come and worship,
Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the new-born King.

Shepherds in the field abiding,
Watching o'er your flocks by night,
God with man is now residing;
Yonder shines the infant Light:

Come and worship,
Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the new-born King.

Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar:
Seek the great Desire of nations;
Ye have seen his natal star:

Come and worship,
Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the new-born King.

Saints before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In his temple shall appear:

Come and worship,
Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the new-born King


"Angels from the Realms of Glory" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://yule_rejoice.tripod.com/c-lyrics/home.html - 12/13/08

Image of "The Holy Night" (1522) by Antonio Allegri Correggio (c.1489 - 1534) courtesy of http://rbraley.tripod.com/xmasart.html - 12/08/05

Image of "The Nativity" (1523) by Lorenzo Lotto (c.1480 - 1556/1557) courtesy of http://rbraley.tripod.com/xmasart.html - 12/08/05

Angel Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ1.htm - 12/05/05

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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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