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12/14/21 - NNHS Newsletter - Kling, Glöckchen

“When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear
sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places
are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know.”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(05 Nov 1850 - 30 Oct 1919)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   I was definitely in need of something soft and peaceful today, and this 19th Century German Christmas carol certainly fits that bill.

BONUS - Kling, Glöckchen - Tölzer Knabenchor - ADDED BONUS: You can brush up on your German after the singing is done!


   Kling, Glöckchen, or "Ring, Little Bell", is a German Christmas carol from the 19th century. The lyrics were written by Karl Enslin (1819–75) to a traditional German folk tune.[1][2] According to other sources, it was set to music in 1884 by Benedikt Widmann (1820–1910).[3][4


   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 -   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;

21 -  Ray Stinnette ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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.


December 14, 1971 - Bangladesh Liberation War: Over 200 of East Pakistan's intellectuals were executed by the Pakistan Army and their local allies. (The date is commemorated in Bangladesh as Martyred Intellectuals Day.)

December 14, 1971 - Actor and comedian Michaela Watkins was born Michaela Suzanne Watkins in Syracuse, New York.

December 14, 1971 - Linguist and scholar Mufazzal Haider Chaudhury (মোফাজ্জল হায়দার চৌধুরী) (b. 22 July 1926 in Khalishpur village, chhayani Noakhali, Bengal Presidency, British India) was killed by collaborators of Pakistan Army at the age of 45.

December 14, 1971 - Author, playwright, and critic Munier Choudhury (মুনীর চৌধুরী) (b. 27 Nov 1925 in Manikganj District, Bengal Presidency, British India) was killed by collaborators of Pakistan Army at the age of 46.

December 14, 1971 - Journalist and author Shahidullah Kaiser (শহীদুল্লা কায়সার) (b. Abu Nayeem Mohammad Shahidullah on 16 Feb 1927 in Mazupur, Feni, Bengal Presidency, British India) disappeared from Dhaka and was presumably killed by collaborators of Pakistan Army at the age of 44.

“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 - 12/14/21, 10:39 AM:

  Good morning, everyone. We got through Monday but on this Tuesday I must ask a question. Are we on our way to the top of the mountain of work which we faced yesterday with a new week? If not, better get going. Let's move out and start climbing, there is only one way to get there and it is to head up. See you at the top for a beautiful scenic view. Enjoy your climb and day. And remember, God blessed you with this and every day He gives you.

   Thank you, Jimmy! Merry Christmas!



From Alton Jones ('66) of FL and NC - 12/13/20, 10:35 AM:

  ... apologies to W. Shakespeare ...

    Thanks, Alton! Merry Christmas!


   From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 12/13/16:

       SUPER PLAN! Thank you, Jean! This takes on even more meaning during this pandemic than it had when you shared it with us five years ago!   

     Merry Christmas!



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

- Steve Martin
(b. 14 Aug 1945)


How to Make a Bow


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."


   From Me ('65) of NC - 12/13/16:

   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


  • 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. 

  • 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


From - 12/13/16:

Everyone's heard of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as the ninth reindeer, but many people don't know that there is a tenth one whose name was Olive.

"Olive the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names..."

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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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7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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Kling, Glöckchen

Lyrics by Karl Enslin (1814–1875)

Music by Benedikt Widmann (1820–1910), 1884

Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling,—
kling, Glöckchen, kling!
Laßt mich ein, ihr Kinder,
ist so kalt der Winter,
öffnet mir die Türen,
lasst mich nicht erfrieren!
Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling,
kling, Glöckchen, kling!

Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling,
Kling, Glöckchen, kling!
Mädchen, hört, und Bübchen,
macht mir auf das Stübchen,
bring euch viele Gaben,
sollt euch dran erlaben.
Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling,
kling, Glöckchen, kling!

Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling,
kling, Glöckchen, kling!
Hell erglühn die Kerzen,
öffnet mir die Herzen!
Will drin wohnen fröhlich,
frommes Kind, wie selig.
Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling,
kling, Glöckchen, kling!
Ring, little bell, ringalingaling,—
Ring, little bell, ring!
Let me in, you kids,
So cold is the winter,
Open the doors for me,
Don't let me freeze!
Ring, little bell, ringalingaling,
Ring, little bell, ring!

Ring, little bell, ringalingaling,
Ring, little bell, ring!
Girls, listen, and boys,
Open up the room for me,
I bring you many gifts,
You should enjoy them!
Ring, little bell, ringalingaling,
Ring, little bell, ring!

Ring, little bell, ringalingaling,
Ring, little bell, ring!
Brightly glow the candles,
Open your hearts to me!
I want to live there happily,
Devout child, how blessed!
Ring, little bell, ringalingaling,
Ring, little bell, ring!

"Kling, Glöckchen" midi courtesy of - 11/12/09

"Kling, Glöckchen" German and English lyrics courtesy of - 12/14/09

Image of Little Bells (11/01/09) courtesy of - 12/14/09

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

Golden Christmas Bells Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/14/09

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 - 10/03/07

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

Animated Dancing Oldsters clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 09/09/06
Thanks, Al!

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

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Ape clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/08/06
Thanks, Al!

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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