12/18/18 - NNHS Newsletter - From Starry Heav'n Descending
“Christmas hath a darkness; Brighter than
the blazing noon;
Christmas hath a chillness Warmer than the heat of June,
Christmas hath a beauty Lovelier than the world can show:
For Christmas bringeth Jesus, Brought for us so low.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Yeah, that's right. I did not know this lovely Italian Christmas carol, either!
BONUS #1 - Tu scendi dalle stelle - The Choral Arts Society
BONUS #2 - Tu scendi dalle stelle
BONUS #3 - Tu scendi dalle stelle - Andrea Bocelli
|"Tu scendi dalle stelle" (From Starry Skies Thou Comest,
From Starry Skies Descending, You Came a Star from Heaven,
You come down from the stars) is the best known
Christmas carol originating in
Though found in numerous arrangements and commonly sung, it is
traditionally associated with the
zampogna or large-format Italian
The melody and original lyrics for the hymn were written by Alfonso Maria de' Liguori, a prominent Neapolitan priest (later canonized) who founded the Redemptorist missionary order, seventh largest in the Catholic world. In 1744, while staying at Convent of the Consolation , one of his order's houses in the small city of Deliceto in the province of Foggia in southeastern Italy, he put together the Christmas song that begins "You come down from the stars" entitled "Little song to Child Jesus". Another song exists with lyrics in Neapolitan language entitled "For Jesus's birth" and that begins Quanno nascette Ninno (When the Child was Born) and sometimes referred to as the Carol of the Bagpipers. Since that time the Little song to Child Jesus became a widely popular Christmas carol in Italy. Recordings of the piece include that of the soprano Renata Scotto (1981).
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to James Strickland ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Durwood Adams ('57) AND the late Suzie Bauz ('63) (d. 11/03/14)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
25 - Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC AND Doug Dickinson ('69) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
|THIS DAY IN WWII:|
December 18, 1939 -The Battle of the Heligoland Bight, the first major air battle of the war, took place.
THIS DAY IN1968:
|Tuesday, December 18, 1968 - Footballer and manager Mario Basler was born in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, West Germany.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/17/14:
|“As we seek Christ,
as we find Him, as we follow Him, we shall have the Christmas spirit,
not for one fleeting day each year, but as a companion always. We shall
learn to forget ourselves. We shall turn our thoughts to the greater
benefit of others.”
Thomas S. Monson,
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/18/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/17/18:
|The "Road to Christmas" is getting us closer, only one week from tomorrow is Christmas Day. It looks like an: "over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go" kind of day. You can even drive your car on this one but I'd suggest snow tires because you won't find a tow truck anywhere nearby. Whatever you are doing and wherever you are this day, enjoy and savor it. We only get so many of them, you know.|
From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 12/17/17:
Although they neglected to mention, "Good Yule" for Druids and
"Happy Festivus" for the rest (of us
and I personally prefer to extend the salutation to what the
recipient is rather than what I am, they really nailed the closing
thought: Say something nice to others, be thankful for kindly
gestures towards you, and quit getting so easily offended!
“… If a person says or does something that we consider offensive, our first obligation is to refuse to take offense and then communicate privately, honestly, and directly with that individual. Such an approach invites inspiration from the Holy Ghost and permits misperceptions to be clarified and true intent to be understood.” (David A. Bednar, “And Nothing Shall Offend Them,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2006, 91, 92).
From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 12/16/18:
|Thank you, Alice!|
“Older people shouldn't eat health food, they need all the preservatives they
Nancy Anderson's 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."
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 12/10/18 - "Gluten-Free Popovers":
Preheat the oven to
425. Grease a standard 12 cup muffin pan or a 6 cup popover pan
Thank you, Domi! Good Yule to you and yours!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/17/17:
This is so fast and simple to make, it's long been a great favorite of mine. If you can tolerate the high sodium content, it might help you during the next few hectic days:
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
Mr. Food's 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 www.ajokeaday.com - 12/17/18:
|The teacher said, “Take a pencil and paper, and write an essay with
the title ‘If I Were a Millionaire.’”
Everyone but Joe, who leaned back with arms folded, began to write feverishly.
“What’s the matter,” the teacher asked. “Why don’t you begin?”
“I’m waiting for my secretary,” Joe replied.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/17/18
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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From Starry Heav'n Descending (Tu scendi
Melody and original Italian lyrics by
“From Starry Heav'n Descending" midi and lyrics courtesy of
http://romaaeterna.jp/basil/sb014.html - 12/02/10
Image of "The Infant Jesus" Christmas card courtesy of http://rps.bartoncotton.com/product/3919/199 - 12/18/10
Animated Star Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 08/27/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
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
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Winter Ornaments courtesy of Wayne Agee of FL - 12/12/10
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Small Yule Log clip art courtesy of ??? - 12/22/06
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