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12/16/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
O Little Town of Bethlehem

“Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant
by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling
to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.”

- Lucinda Franks

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Christmas carol, soft and gentle, is one of my very favorites.

BONUS #1 - O Little Town of Bethlehem - Nat King Cole

BONUS #2 - O Little Town of Bethlehem - beautifully gentle instrumental version, with equally nice visuals

BONUS #3 - O Little Town of Bethlehem - Frank Sinatra, 1948

BONUS #4 - O Little Town of Bethlehem - Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra, 2012

BONUS #5 - O Little Town of Bethlehem - Sarah McLachlan

BONUS #6 - O Little Town of Bethlehem - Jim Reeves

BONUS #7 - O Little Town of Bethlehem - Barbra Streisand


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   The late Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) (d. 05 Mar 2020)!

   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 the late Elliott Schlosser ('63) (d. 05/27/20) 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!


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
December 16, 1920 - The Haiyuan earthquake of 8.5Mw , rocked the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

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

December 16, 1941 - World War II: Japanese forces occupy Miri, Sarawak.

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.

http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/books/wwii/7-8/7-8_CONT.HTM  

http://www.battleofthebulge.org/

http://www.criba.be/


THIS DAY IN 1970:

December 16, 1970 - Actress and publicist Miranda Otto was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

December 16, 1970 - Anthropologist Oscar Lewis (b. Oscar Lefkowitz on 25 Dec 1914 in New York City, New York) died there of heart failure, just eight days before his 56th birthday .


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
(b. 21 Aug 1927)

    Thanks so much, Susan!


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

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 12/15/17:

   Thanks, Domi!
 
 


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

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


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/11/20, 9:56 AM - "Wishing You & Yours A Wonderful Christmas!" (#5 in a Series of 7):
 

  OOH! Thank you, Shari!
 
 


BONUS CHRISTMAS GIFT CROCHET PATTERNS:

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."


BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPES:

Mr. Food's 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! 


FINALLY:

From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/15/17:

"Stop making a big deal out of it, it's not a big deal."

"Sometimes the smallest things hurt the most."

"How so?"

"Well, you can sit comfortably on a mountain, but you can't on a needle!"


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/20/20

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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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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O Little Town of Bethlehem

Lyrics by Phillips Brooks, 1868
(13 Dec 1835 - 23 Jan 1893)

Music ("St. Louis") by Lewis Redner, 1868
(15 Dec 1831 - 29 Aug 1908)


O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars together, proclaim the holy birth,
And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth!

How silently, how silently, the wondrous Gift is giv’n;
So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His Heav’n.
No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still, the dear Christ enters in.

Where children pure and happy pray to the blessèd Child,
Where misery cries out to Thee, Son of the mother mild;
Where charity stands watching and faith holds wide the door,
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks, and Christmas comes once more.

O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin, and enter in, be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel!




"O Little Town of Bethlehem" midi courtesy of http://www.christiananswers.net/midimenu.html - 12/03/05

"O Little Town of Bethlehem" lyrics and additional history courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/o/l/olittle.htm - 12/10/05 

"O Little Town of Bethlehem" postcard courtesy of http://www.all-yours.net/c/gallery/2957.html - 12/10/05 

Blue Jewels Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html - 04/07/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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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