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12/15/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Joy to the World

(Third Sunday in Advent)

“But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.”

- Isaiah 65:18 (KJV)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is the Third Sunday in Advent, which this week emphasizes Joy.

BONUS #1 - Joy to the World - Nat King Cole

BONUS #2 - Joy to the World - Celtic Woman, 2013

BONUS #3 - Joy to the World - Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 2013


"Joy to the World" is a popular Christmas carol.[1]

The words are by English hymn writer Isaac Watts, based on the second half of Psalm 98 in the Bible. The song was first published in 1719 in Watts' collection; The Psalms of David: Imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship. Watts wrote the words of "Joy to the World" as a hymn glorifying Christ's triumphant return at the end of the age, rather than a song celebrating his first coming.[2] The nations are called to celebrate because God's faithfulness to the house of Israel has brought salvation to the world.[3]

As of the late 20th century, "Joy to the World" was the most-published Christmas hymn in North America.[1]

The music's origins are unclear. The name "Antioch" is generally used for the tune. It is often attributed to George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) on the grounds of a 'chance resemblance'[4] to choruses in the oratorio Messiah (premiered 1742), not least because a theme of the refrain (And heaven and nature sing...) appears similar to the orchestral opening and accompaniment of the recitative Comfort ye. Likewise, the first four notes seem to match the beginning of the choruses Lift up your heads and Glory to God from the same oratorio. However, there is no autographed score by Handel and no currently known documentary evidence to suggest that Handel wrote it, so 'Antioch' remains, at best, a skillful collection of borrowings from Handel.

Other hymnals credit the tune to Lowell Mason (1792-1872), who introduced it to America (US) in 1836 as 'arranged from Handel'. But, in 1986, John Wilson showed that 'Joy to the World' was first published in two English collections,[5] one firmly dated 1833. Being three years earlier, this is thought to exclude Lowell Mason from being the composer, but his original attribution remains a likely cause of the often-stated link to Handel...


   Happy Birthday today to Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND     Buster Vest ('63) of VA!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA!  

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

22 -  Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA AND Elliott Schlosser ('63) AND   Dottie Pegram Daniels (NNHS / George Washington HS - '64) of WV AND   Harry Barritt ('64) of VA AND   Dale Mueller ('64) of VA AND Bill Rash ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


December 15, 1941 - Holocaust: German troops executed over 15,000 Jews at Drobitsky Yar, a ravine southeast of the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.

December 15, 1942 - The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse began during the Guadalcanal campaign.

December 15, 1943 - The Battle of Arawe began during the New Britain Campaign.

December 15, 1944 - A single-engine plane carrying U.S. Army Major Glenn Miller disappeared in thick fog over the English Channel while en route to Paris. The true fate of the plane and its passengers has never been determined.

December 15, 1944 -
American forces invaded Mindoro Island in the Philippines.

December 15, 1945 - Occupation of Japan: General Douglas MacArthur ordered that Shinto be abolished as the state religion of Japan.

December 15, 1961 -
Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death in Jerusalem by an Israeli court. He had been tried on charges for organizing the deportation of Jews to concentration camps.


December 15, 1969 - Actor Ralph Ineson was born Ralph Michael Ineson in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

December 15, 1969 - Wheelchair racer and senator Chantal Petitclerc was born in Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, Quebec, Canada.

December 15, 1969 - Discus thrower and lawyer Adam Setliff was born in the USA.

December 15, 1969 - The 12th Mayor of Marburg, Karl Theodor Bleek, (b. 19 Mar 1898 in Kirn) died in Marburg at the age of 71.

From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 12/13/14:

“Jesus . . . descended below all things that he might rise above all things and comprehend all things. No man descended lower than the Savior of the world. Born in a stable, cradled in a manger, he travelled from there to the cross through suffering mingled with blood to a throne of grace; and in all his life there was nothing of an earthly nature that seemed to be worth possessing. His whole life was passed in poverty, suffering, pain, affliction, labor, prayer, mourning and sorrow until he gave up the ghost on the cross. Still he was God's firstborn son and the Redeemer of the world.”

- Wilford Woodruff
(01 Mar 1807 – 02 Sept 1898)

    Thanks so much, Daniel!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/15/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

    From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 12/14/14 - "Giving - assisted by gravity":
   WOWZERONI!! Thank you so very much, Bill! The word has become grossly overused, but that man is one amazing individual!

   Merry Christmas to you and yours!

 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/14/18:

Thank you, Jean!

 From Margaret Elmore Tolly ('58) of VA - 12/14/14 - "Incorrect Usage":

     OH! Margaret, don't get me started!  I suspect some of these errors are regional; I don't recall ever hearing anyone use #10, 9, 8, or 4.

   However, I routinely deliberately say "liberry", "nuculer", and "jewlery" to my sister
 Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky of NC, the Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1959) - just because she becomes so deliciously ballistic (and after all, it's my job to tease her, and I take my responsibilities seriously).

   #6, 2 and 1 set my teeth on edge and make me cringe, but at the moment I reserve my greatest wrath for #3. THERE'S NO SUCH WORD as "ANYWAYS"! It's all I can do to refrain from wringing their dear little necks and bopping them over the head with something! ARGHHH!!

   Oh, NO! I would never do that - especially not at this time of year! Why, no! MY, no! No, indeed! Thank you, Margaret!

From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 12/13/19, 3:20 PM:

  Thanks, Carlene!

 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/29/19, 9:29 AM - "Smiles & Crafts" (#15 in a Series of 19):

The pictures with the framed recipes and rolling pin is for relatives' recipes. What a nice idea...

Have a nice day!


  COOLThank you, Shari!


Lauren Venettozzi's Hi-Top Slipper Socks - "Crochet a pair of colorful sneakers to keep your feet warm and cozy! Choose from the many colors of this yarn for your favorite color. But be careful who sees you in them, because they’ll want you to make them a pair!"

Becky Barker's iPad Cozy - "Protect your iPad® from dings and scratches by crocheting this quick and easy cover. With over a hundred colors in RED HEART® Super Saver®, you can choose your favorite to personalize it further!"

Ann Regis' Gift Pocket Scarf - "A pretty picot edging provides a soft feminine touch to this easy crocheted scarf. Warm your fingers as well as your neck in the pockets at each end!"


Mr. Food's Amish Poppy Seed Bread - "Poppy seed breads are a Pennsylvania Dutch specialty, but this one's a special easy treat from Georgia."

Mr. Food's Glazed Carrots and Parsnips - "Any dish that's delicious and nutritious works for us and these Glazed Carrots and Parsnips certainly fit the bill!"  


From - 12/14/19:

Mom: "Little Johnny, why are you taking your ruler to bed with you?"

Little Johnny: "To see how long I sleep..."

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 08, 2020 - 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 12/12/19

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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Joy to The World

Words by Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 25 Nov 1748), based on the second half of Psalm 98

Music origins are unclear.

Joy to the world! the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let ev'ry heart prepare him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world! the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonder wonders of His love


"Joy to the World" lyrics courtesy of - 12/10/16

Third Sunday of Advent (JOY) Image courtesy of - 11/26/16

Gold Leaf Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/05/06

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 Poinsettia courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 12/06/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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

Animated Angel clip art courtesy of - 08/14/05

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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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