12/17/19 - NNHS Newsletter
For unto Us a Child Is Born
“There is no name so sweet on earth, no name
so sweet in heaven,
- George Washington Bethune
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This magnificent chorus from Handel's Messiah is absolutely one the "most funnerest" (English major, you know) to sing ever.
BONUS - For Unto Us A Child Is Born - Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra, 2009
56), the English-language
oratorio composed by
George Frideric Handel in 1741, is
structured in three parts. This article covers Part I and
describes the relation of the musical setting to the text supplied by
Charles Jennens. Part I begins with the prophecy of the
Messiah and his virgin birth by several prophets, namely
birth is still rendered in words by Isaiah, followed by the
annunciation to the shepherds as the only scene from a Gospel in the
oratorio, and reflections on the Messiah's deeds.
Part II covers the
Passion, death, resurrection,
ascension, and the later spreading of the Gospel.
Part III concentrates on
Paul's teaching of the
resurrection of the dead and Christ's
glorification in heaven.
The libretto by Jennens is drawn from the Bible: mostly from the Old Testament of the King James Bible, but with several psalms taken from the Book of Common Prayer. Regarding the text, Jennens commented: "...the Subject excells every other Subject. The Subject is Messiah ...".
|Today is Wright Brothers Day.|
|Wright Brothers Day is celebrated in the United States on December
17 each year. The date commemorates the Wright brothers' first
successful flight in heavier-than-air, mechanically propelled craft,
accomplished on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Wright Brothers Day falls on the same day as
Pan American Aviation Day. It must not be confused with
National Aviation Day.
What do people do?
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) (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 ANDJoyce 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!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|December 17, 1919 - Uruguay became a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.|
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 1969:
|December 17, 1969 - Project Blue Book: The United States Air Force closed its study of UFOs.|
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!|
Santa is on his way back to the North Pole
following a pre-Christmas Eve vacation which was directed by
Mrs. Claus. She sent him alone, wanting him out of the house and
workshop so that things she could get things done that were
necessary before Christmas. If he was home, she wouldn’t be able
to get all of her Christmas baking done since he would want to
help which would result in a big mess in the kitchen. Not only
that, but he would eat his weight in sweets, likely not being
able to fit in the sleigh or, for that matter, being too heavy
for lift off. The Chief Elf was also pleased, for it gave him
the ability to have his staff get all the presents ready for
shipment. If Santa were there, he’d be asking way too many
questions, plus he would probably break a few toys while playing
with them. Santa is, after all, a very big kid at heart and
nothing or no one will ever change that.
Santa will admit, however, that he enjoyed his vacation. He likes to go to the same places each year and is now a regular at each stop. His first stop was for lobster, feasting in both Bar Harbor, Maine and Gloucester, Massachusetts. He enjoyed cracking them and picking the sweet meat piping hot right out of the boiling pot with drawn butter and a nice bottle of stout beer. From there, he headed south to the Chesapeake, enjoying succulent jimmies, the big male blue crabs that are meaty and so delicious. He enjoyed them in both Maryland and Virginia, first at Crisfield and then at Deltaville. Rumor has it that while in the area he also enjoyed a seasonal favorite on the north shore of the Potomac, St. Mary’s stuffed ham and oysters. He ate too much but not to worry, for his next two stops were for exercise and what could be better than either for what he intended.
Firing up his team of reindeer who were also using the trip for some in-flight refresher training, he eyed from above as he headed south over those beautiful exposed sand bars known as the Outer Banks and landed on the beach. While there he surfed the rough waters and, unbeknownst to most, Santa “ain’t bad” on a surfboard. He has good balance and coordination and rode the waves successfully, then walked his reindeer along the beach to get used to the sand before hitching them up for some touch and go landings. The landings were done on Portsmouth Island which is uninhabited, for he didn’t want any spectators to get in the way of his work, but he then went back to Nags Head to spend the night while the reindeer were housed in an empty barn courtesy of a small horse ranch.
His next stop was Myrtle Beach where he played four rounds of golf with a few business types with whom he does business. While his elves produce many of his products, some of the latest creations come from American toy manufacturers and Santa’s seal of approval means great success. The old boy is creative and more with the times than most of us knew and he gets a good deal on electronics and mechanical gadgetry so it is a win-win for all.
Now Santa is just a little bit naughty, but even Mrs. Claus just laughs and forgives him, for one of his favorite stops for last and it might surprise some when I say Old Santa has quite the eye for the pretty girls. But it’s all in good fun, he likes to flirt with them a bit and pose for pictures, but it’s all harmless. So, what better place to go than the beaches of Florida, culminating in a stop at South Beach. The girls love him and make over him and he basks in the sunshine and the glow of his fame at this, his time of year. But after a day or two, he knew it was time to head home so, after a photo op of having his sleigh pulled by dolphins while the reindeer are grazing in rich grass, he hitched Rudolph and the others and bid adieu to the warm sunshine and headed back to the frozen tundra of the North Pole.
What will he find when he gets there? Mrs. Claus will be waiting for him with a wonderful pot roast and a hot toddy to warm his spirits. He will gaze in the workshop, and all will be in neat order and all the toys and other gifts will be packed for shipment with a complete itemized list of the order of delivery in a notebook on his desk. He will be tanned and fit and ready to go, so he can relax knowing that when the big night arrives, all is in great shape thanks to his great staff and his adoring wife. No one could have it better. Oh, and he will carry a sack of Mrs. Claus’ treats for his long night ahead. And what about the rest of us? Are we ready? If not, consider this a warning, for we can’t have Christmas unless we all do our work. Just “GITTERDONE” and then we can have some fun.
Thank you, Jimmy! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 12/12/11 - "3 Holiday Party Tips":
|How to Thrive at Holiday
Gatherings: 3 Preps Before You Go
By Belinda Lams
you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/29/19, 9:29 AM - "Smiles & Crafts" (#17 in a Series of 19):
The gnomes are super cute...
Have a nice day!
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERN:
Donna Collinsworth's Two Little Penguins
BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPES:
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.
Mr. Food's 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!" Mr. Food's 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!"
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/16/18:
|My doctor was giving me a hard time about my health. To get back on
his good side I bought a puppy and named him 'Five Miles'.
That way, when I went to see my doctor I could tell him, "I walk five miles every morning!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/12/19
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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For unto Us a Child Is Born
For unto us a
child is born, unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
"For Unto Us A Child Is Born" midi
(sequenced by Greg Garner) courtesy of
"For Unto Us A Child Is Born" "lyrics" (Isaiah 9: 6) courtesy of http://www.worshipmap.com/lyrics/messiahtext.html - 12/10/08
Image of Simon Dewey's Painting, "His Name Shall Be Called" courtesy of http://www.jesus-explained.org/picture-of-baby-jesus.html - 12/14/08
Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.goldclipart.com/24k/filigree.htm - 12/17/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Poinsettia courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 12/06/08
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of
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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