12/14/19 - 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 - Mary Did You Know - Kathy Mattea, 1994
BONUS #2 - Mary Did You Know - Kathy Mattea, 1994 - sing-along version
BONUS #3 - Mary Did You Know - Reba McIntire with very moving video
BONUS #4 - Mary Did You Know - Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd
BONUS #5 - Mary Did You Know - Donny Osmond with paintings by Simon Dewey and others
BONUS #6 - Mary Did You Know - Rascal Flatts - CMA Country Christmas, 2011
BONUS #7 - 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...
Don't forget the Big Football Game today:
Navy vs. Army
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!
200 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 14, 1939 -
Soviet Union was expelled from the
League of Nations for invading
December 14, 1941 -
Japan signed a
treaty of alliance with
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 1969:|
|December 14, 1969 - Baseball player and sportscaster Scott Hatteberg was born Scott Allen Hatteberg in Salem, Oregon.|
|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?
B. Hinckley, December, 1983
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/14/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/14/19, @ 5:30 AM:
A good early Saturday morning to you all.
It was a wild night last night with tornado watches up most of
the hours of darkness and severe thunderstorms rolling through
until about 4:30. We had a deluge of rain and I hope some of it
gets to soak in since we've been almost as dry as a bone around
here. The good news is we had no damage and the sun will come
out later on and it will be a beautiful day. I'm just glad Santa
wasn't winging his way through North Florida last night for it
would have been, shall we say, most electrifying.
Today is a good day to try and finish up early for Christmas so that we can avoid the last minute madness, but whatever you do today, do it with a smile on your face and a word of kindness for others. Be blessed, and oh, while I love all of the military branches, I must end my morning greeting with GO ARMY. Game is at 3 and this old Infantry officer will be cheering for the "Brave old Army team." But may it be a good and sportsmanlike jousting of the warriors in Philadelphia this afternoon.
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.
(b. 14 Aug 1945)
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/29/19, 9:29 AM - "Smiles & Crafts" (#14 in a Series of 19):
|COOL! Thank you, Shari!|
BONUS WINTER CROCHET PATTERN: