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12/16/18 - 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   Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of MA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Norma Helmick Burks ('63) AND  Tom Oxner ('65) of AR!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

23 -  Tom Flax ('64) of VA AND   Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA AND Holly Hill Campbell (Hampton Roads Academy - '72) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All! 

December 16, 1918 - Vincas Mickevičius-Kapsukas declared the formation of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic; it was dissolved in 1919.


December 16, 1938 - Adolf Hitler instituted the Cross of Honor of the German Mother.

December 16, 1941 - Japanese forces occupied Miri, Sarawak.

December 16, 1941 - The Japanese super-battleship IJN Yamato was commissioned into the Imperial Japanese Navy and transferred the title of Flagship from IJN Nagato.

December 16, 1942 - Holocaust: Porajmos Heinrich Himmler ordered that Roma candidates for extermination be deported to Auschwitz.

December 16, 1944 - The Battle of the Bulge began with the surprise offensive of three German armies through the Ardennes forest.


Sunday, December 16, 1968 - Second Vatican Council: Official revocation of the Edict of Expulsion of Jews from Spain.

Sunday, December 16, 1968 - Golfer Wendy Doolan was born in Sydney, Australia.

Sunday, December 16, 1968 - Singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer Lalah Hathaway was born Eulaulah Donyll Hathaway in Chicago, Illinois.

Sunday, December 16, 1968 - Bodybuilder Greg Kovacs was born Gregory Mark Kovacs in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. He died on 22 Nov 2013 in his Mississauga, Ontario condominium from heart failure at the age of  44.

Sunday, December 16, 1968 - The 35th Yokozuna, Futabayama Sadaji (双葉山 定次), (b. Akiyoshi Sadaji [龝吉 定次] on 09 Feb 1912 in Usa, Oita Prefecture, Japan) died at the age of 56.

Sunday, December 16, 1968 - General and politician Muhammad Suheimat (b. 1916 in Al Karak, Jordan) died at the age of 52.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/15/15:

“Christmas is what we make of it. Despite all the distractions, we can see to it that Christ is at the center of our celebration. If we have not already done so, we can establish Christmas traditions for ourselves and for our families which will help us capture and keep the spirit of Christmas.”

- Thomas S. Monson
(21 Aug 1927 - 02 Jan 2012)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/16/17:

   Thank you, Joan!


  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/16/18, @ 6:30 AM:

  Good morning! On the "Road to Christmas" this Sunday morning the most important stop of the day comes first. The Man who Made Christmas wants to see you and me, so make it a priority if you can. Maybe, depending where we find ourselves geographically, it might be in a place like this. As you can see, in some places a wonderful and unique improvisation is used. Have a peaceful and loving Lord's Day, everyone.

   Thank you, Jimmy! I personally was too ill to leave home today, but I did manage to crawl out of bed, at least.


   From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 12/15/18:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! :o)! I hope you and your family are well!


   Thank you, Santa Jim! Paul's health has vastly improved in the last four months, and I have high hopes that mine will follow suit in short order!

   Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 12/15/18:


“I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.”

- Joe E. Lewis
(12 Jan 1902 - 04 June 1971)


Double Stitch Twins' Three Tone Hat - "Enjoy working this creative stitch pattern with the perfect face-framing striped brim. Crochet it to give as gifts in colors to please them or in colors that just feel good to you."

Michele Maks' Bright Striped Wristers - "Try a daring color to brighten up a trendy pair of wristers. Only you will know how easily they were crocheted and how practical they are in keeping hands warm and fingers free to do more crocheting!"

Puppy Mug Hug - "Here's a clever, crocheted mug hug that is a fun gift for animal lovers of any age. It will encourage kids to drink their milk or keep drinks warm for older folks. Made with easy-care yarn, you can wash it often and it will stay looking great."


Chocolate Almond Bark - "Chocolate Almond Bark is a classic sweet snack that is so simple to make. Make a pan of almond bark, break it up, wrap it in colorful plastic wrap and tie it with ribbon for a great anytime gift."

 From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/15/09 - "Brittle":

Nut Brittle

2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
1/3  cup light corn syrup
2 teaspoons honey
3 cups nuts (any kind or mix them, it's all good!!)

Spread a long piece of foil out on your counter top (about 20 inches long.)  Spray very lightly with cooking spray (any brand will do).   Melt butter in large saucepan.  Stir in sugar and stir till dissolved.  Add honey, syrup and nuts.  Now set your timer for 12 minutes and stir often or continuously till the time is up.  Pour mixture out  and spread quickly and very thin.  Let cool 5 minutes, then score with a sharp knife.  When completely cooled (about 1 hour, break into desired size pieces.  Make sure it is thoroughly cooled before storing in containers or it will stick together.  Store on a cool area.  Really easy recipe!!

 Joyce Cahoon
   OH, YUM! Thanks again, Joyce! 


From - 12/16/16:

Eighty-year-old Bessie burst into the recreation room of the retirement home.

She held her clenched fist in the air and announced, "Anyone who can guess what's in my hand can take me out to dinner tonight!"

A witty elderly gentleman in the rear shouted out, "An elephant?"

Bessie thought a minute and replied, "Close enough!"

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.


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   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
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                          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!

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 of VA - 12/06/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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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