12/17/17 - 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)
DearFriends and Schoolmates,
Today is the Third Sunday in Advent, which this week emphasizes Joy.
BONUS #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5oVqRENeeM - Joy to the World - Nat King Cole
BONUS #2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDmIddF7DfQ - Joy to the World - Celtic Woman, 2013
BONUS #3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLT9dSt8cwg - Joy to the World - Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 2013
"Joy to the World" is a popular
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. The nations are called to celebrate because God's faithfulness to the house of Israel has brought salvation to the world.
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' 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, 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...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Norma Helmick Burks ('63) AND Tom Oxner ('65) of AR!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to James Strickland ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
19 - Durwood Adams ('57) AND the late Suzie Bauz ('63) (deceased 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
24 - James Gay ('57) AND Ann W. Hutcheson ('57) AND Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA AND Sandye Jordan Frost ('67) of NC!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html
THIS DAY IN
December 17, 1939 -
Battle of the River Plate – The
Admiral Graf Spee was scuttled by Captain
Hans Langsdorff outside
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 12/16/10 - "December 17, 1944":
|On the night of
December 17, 1944, Pier 8, one of the largest covered piers on the
Newport News waterfront caught fire and burned uncontrollably throughout
the night; lighting up the sky for miles. A stiff breeze fanned the
flames, and wind-borne sparks endangered nearby structures and piers, as
well as private property outside the port area's security boundaries.
Telephone calls from frightened citizens flooded the local newspaper
office, but, incredibly, for twelve hours the military denied that there
even was a fire!
The local fire
department was allowed to enter the security perimeter to assist, but
reporters and photographers were turned away at the gate. A resourceful
Daily Press photographer went to the
Warwick Hotel, the tallest and nearest public vantage point that
overlooked the port area. Photos were taken and included in the next
morning’s edition of the Daily Press, along with information gleaned
from civilian dockworkers and firefighters.
YOWZERONI-WOWZERONI! Thank you again so very much for sharing this exciting story with us, Bill!
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Sunday, December 17, 1967 - Harold Holt, the 17th Prime Minister of Australia (b. Harold Edward Holt on 05 Aug 1908 in Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia), disappeared while swimming at Cheviot Beach, Victoria near Portsea, Victoria, and was presumed drowned.|
From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 12/15/14:
|“He came into the
world . . . clothed with double power---power to die, which He derived
from His mother; and power to resist death, if He had so willed it,
which He had inherited from His Father. Thus He had power both to live
forever and also power to pass through the ordeal of death, that He
might suffer it for all men, and come forth out of the grave to a
newness of life-a resurrected being, to be clothed with immortality and
eternal life, that all men might come forth out of the grave unto life
Thanks so much, Daniel!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/17/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 12/14/17 - "It's deja vu all over again":
|The funny thing about history, is
that, as was said in “A Handbook of English Proverbs,” in 1855, “He that
would know what shall be, must consider what hath been.”
Or maybe from Thucydides in 410 B.C., “History repeats itself.”
EXACTAMUNDO! Thank you, Billy!
From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 12/16/17:
|Thank you, Mary! I especially like the second one!|
From My Dentist's Office in NC - 12/13/17:
you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”
BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:
From My Friend, Tammy, of UT - 12/07/14 - "Daily Christmas Story (#17
in a Series of 24)":
|Thank you so very much, Tammy!|
http://freepatternsdonnascrochetdesigns.com/penguins-free-crochet-pattern.html - Donna Collinsworth's Two Little Penguins
BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPES:
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/16/15:
Chocolate Éclair Cake
box graham crackers
2 (3-oz.) pkgs. instant French Vanilla pudding
9-oz. Cool Whip
3 cups milk
Butter a 9"x13" pan. Line bottom of pan with graham crackers. Mix milk and pudding together, then fold in whipped topping. Spread half of filling on crackers, add another layer of crackers, then the rest of the filling mixture. Top with a layer of crackers
Chocolate Topping - OUTSTANDING!
1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 (1/2 stick) butter (NO margarine!)
1 tsp. vanilla
Pour over cake. Chill.
|OOH! Thank you, Elizabeth!|
http://www.mrfood.com/Pie/Gingersnap-Streusel-Pumpkin-Pie-5209/ml/1 - Gingersnap Streusel Pumpkin Pie- "The secret ingredients to this sweet, golden creation are the honey-roasted almonds and the cinnamon. That's all we're saying, though, because we don't wanna give the warm taste away too much. We promise you'll enjoy!"
http://www.mrfood.com/Cakes/Christmas-Crunch-Cake-3102/ml/1 - Christmas Crunch Cake- "Your holiday gathering will be extra special and extra easy, when you start with a store-bought cake and fancy it up with your own homemade frosting and garnishes. Our Christmas Crunch Cake will do you proud!"
http://www.mrfood.com/Pie/Peppermint-Pie-4921/ml/1 - Peppermint Pie- "Wanna know the not-so-secret recipe in this Peppermint Pie? You got it, it's peppermint and boy-oh-boy is it incredible in this dessert! Yum-my!"
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/16/16:
|Eighty-year-old Bessie burst into the recreation room of the
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!"
|DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol