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12/18/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Ave Maria

And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her
womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said,
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that
the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded
in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be
a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. And Mary said,
My soul doth magnify the Lord,”

- Luke 1: 41-46 (KJV)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   When I was a little girl counting the days and eagerly awaiting Christmas Eve, it only became real to me when I heard Perry Como sing this lovely carol on his television show.  I found that version plus several other renditions for you to enjoy.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMoYRUZVaQE - Ave Maria - Perry Como, 1949 - with an extraordinarily unusual slide show

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8g6Tqqc6DQ - Ave Maria - Charlotte Church

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5KZf5hocOU - Ave Maria - Il Divo, Dec.16, 2009


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ave_Maria_%28Bach/Gounod%29:

Ave Maria is a popular and much-recorded setting of the Latin text Ave Maria, originally published in 1853 as Méditation sur le Premier Prélude de Piano de S. Bach.

The piece consists of a melody by the French Romantic composer Charles Gounod especially designed to be superimposed over the Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 846, from Book I of J.S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, written some 137 years earlier. Although published in instrumental versions and fitted to various texts during Gounod's lifetime, the claim that he never 'wrote' it appears to be literally true...[1]

Gounod's father-in-law Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann transcribed the improvisation and in 1853 made an arrangement for violin (or cello) with piano and harmonium. The same year it appeared with the words of Alphonse de Lamartine's poem Le livre de la vie ("The Book of Life").[2] In 1859 Jacques Léopold Heugel published a version with the familiar Latin text. The version of Bach's prelude used by Gounod includes the "Schwencke measure" (m.23), a measure apparently added by Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke in an attempt to correct what he allegedly deemed a "faulty" progression, even though this sort of progression was standard in Bach's music.[3]

Alongside Schubert's Ave Maria (another contrafactum), the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria has become a fixture at wedding masses, funerals and quinceañeras. There are many different instrumental arrangements including for violin and guitar, string quartet, piano solo, cello, and even trombones. Opera singers, such as Luciano Pavarotti, as well as choirs have recorded it hundreds of times during the twentieth century.

Later in his career, Gounod composed an unrelated setting of Ave Maria for a four-part SATB choir.


NEWBIES:

1.   Sharon Bryant Grensavitch ('70) of NC - via phone call of 12/17/13:

... I live not too far from you - and I'm a Stuart Gardens kid, too!

   NO WAY!  I neglected to ask you for your birthday, and whether you'd like me to post your email addy; meanwhile, I've added you to the Alumni and Contact Pages with your classmates.

   We look forward to your sharing your memories with us! Welcome aboard, Sharon!


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

     Happy Birthday today to  James Strickland ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Durwood Adams ('57) AND Susan Bauz ('63)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 -   Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC;

22 -   Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA AND Elliot 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;

25 -   Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC AND Doug Dickinson ('69) of VA! 

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


THIS DAY IN WWII:
 

December 18, 1939 - The Battle of the Heligoland Bight, the first major air battle of the war, took place.

December 18, 1944 - 77 B-29 Superfortress and 200 other aircraft of U.S. Fourteenth Air Force bombed Hankow, China, a Japanese supply base.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Wednesday, December 18, 1963 -
Drummer
Greg D'Angelo (White Lion, Britny Fox, Pride and Glory, and AntiProduct) was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Wednesday, December 18, 1963 - Football player and coach Karl Dorrell was born in Alameda, California.

Wednesday, December 18, 1963 - Singer Pauline Ester was born Sabrina Ocon in Toulouse, France.

Wednesday, December 18, 1963 - Actor Allan Kayser was born Allan Joseph Kayser, II in Littleton, Colorado.

Wednesday, December 18, 1963 - Basketball player Charles Oakley was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

Wednesday, December 18, 1963 - Actor and producer Brad Pitt was born William Bradley Pitt in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Wednesday, December 18, 1963 - The President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, was born in Bujumbura, Burundi.


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 12/17/13 - "Arlington at Christmas":

Arlington at Christmas
 
  Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.

Know the line has held, your job is done.

Rest easy, sleep well.

Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.

Peace, peace, and farewell...
   
   

Readers may be interested to know that these wreaths -- some 5,000 -- are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. Of Harrington, Maine. The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. He's done this since 1992 - a wonderful guy.

Also, most years, groups of Maine school kids combine an educational trip to DC with this event to help out. Making this even more remarkable is the fact that Harrington is in one the poorest parts of the state.

... You hear too much about the bad things people do. Everyone should hear about this.

   Thank you so much, Jimmy!


BONUS WINTER CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/snowflake-pillow and http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LW3713.pdf - Snowflake Pillow - "This stunning snowflake pillow will be enjoyed all winter long! Pillow cover is crocheted and snowflake motif is crochet separately then stitched in place."

http://www.thecrochetcrowd.com/en/holiday-crochet-patterns2/1466-icythrow.html - Icy Snowflake Throw - "...The aspect of the white inside this square is an optical illusion for that is required. I will let you in a on a secret, the white part if a round motif where the blue is crocheted over the white sections to give the illusion of being snowflake points. It's very clever. These squares are generous in size, it's why you only need 35 of them in total..."


BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPES:

http://www.mrfood.com/Pie/Gooey-Amish-Caramel-Pie/ml/1 - Gooey Amish Caramel Pie - "Got a sweet tooth? If you do, then our Gooey Amish Caramel Pie may just satisfy your cravings. The rich sweetness of the caramel mixed with the crunchy pecans goes perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side."

http://www.mrfood.com/Misc-Desserts/Cherry-Nut-Cobbler/ml/1 - Cherry Nut Cobbler - "Be ready for loads of compliments when you serve up this yummy Cherry Nut Cobbler. Lots of shortcuts make it easy for you, but they'll never know that you didn't really fuss!"


      From Me ('65) of NC - 12/16/13:

   This is so fast and simple to make, it's long been a great favorite of mine.  It might help you during the next few hectic days:

Hamburger Stroganoff
 

1 pkg. wide noodles
2 lbs. hamburger, browned & drained
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
1 lg. container sour cream
  
   Prepare noodles, rinse and drain.  Add four soups to cooked hamburger; heat for 5 minutes.  Add sour cream and heat for 5 minutes.  Combine hamburger mixture with noodles.

                                                       - Carol Buckley Harty, Hillsboro, MO, 1984


FINALLY:
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/17/13:
 
A rich millionaire threw a massive party for his 50th birthday. During this party, he grabbed the microphone and announced to his guests that down in the garden of his mansion he had a swimming pool with two great white sharks in it.

"I will give anything of mine to the man who swims across that pool."

So the party continued with no events in the pool until SUDDENLY, there was a great splash and all the guests of the party ran to the pool to see what had happened.

In the pool a man was swimming as hard as he could and fins came out of the water and jaws were snapping and this guy just kept on going. The sharks were gaining on him and the guy reached the end and got out of the pool, tired and soaked.

The millionaire grabbed the microphone and said, "I am a man of my word. Anything of mine I will give: my Ferraris, my house, absolutely anything, for you are the bravest man I have ever seen. So sir what will it be?"

The guy grabbed the microphone and said, "Why don't we start with the name of the jerk who pushed me in?!?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, January 2, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, February 12, 2013 - 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.  


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/16/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
Y'all take 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
915-780-3048
 


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Ave Maria

Music ("Ellens dritter Gesang") by Franz Schubert (31 Jan 1797 – 19 Nov 1828), 1825
 

Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ventris tuae, Jesus.
Ave Maria


Ave Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Ora pro nobis
Ora, ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Ave Maria


"Ave Maria" midi courtesy of http://www.lockergnome.com/midi/ - 11/22/05

"Ave Maria" lyrics courtesy of http://www.brave.com/bo/lyrics/avemaria.htm - 12/18/05

"Ave Maria" Image courtesy of http://www.catholic-kids.com/aboutus.htm - 12/26/09

Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.goldclipart.com/24k/filigree.htm - 12/17/08

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06

Animated Tiny 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 

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05

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