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12/22/17 - NNHS Newsletter - O Holy Night

“Off to one side sits a group of shepherds. They sit silently on the floor,
perhaps perplexed, perhaps in awe, no doubt in amazement. Their night
watch had been interrupted by an explosion of light from heaven and
a symphony of angels. God goes to those who have time to hear
him--and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.”

- Max Lucado

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Oooh, one of my favorite Christmas carols!

BONUS #1 - - O Holy Night - Celtic Woman

BONUS #2 - - O Holy Night - Josh Groban - December 4, 2002

BONUS #3 - - O Holy Night - Charlotte Church


   Happy Birthday today to  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!  

   Happy Festivus Birthday tomorrow to  Tom Flax ('64) of VA AND   Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA AND Holly Hill Campbell (Hampton Roads Academy - '72) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

27 -   Gary Farnsworth ('58) of NV AND  Anita Morgan Becker ('66) of VA;

28 - Bob Stalnaker ('63);

29 -  Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA AND Roy Tate ('57) AND Ginny Goolsby James ('63) AND   the late Kenny Lipscomb ('63) (deceased 04/20/15) AND Michael Artman ('66) of VA! 
   Many Happy Returns, One and All! 

December 22, 1940 - Himarë was captured by the Greek army.

December 22, 1941 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in Washington for a wartime conference, the Arcadia Conference, with U.S. President Roosevelt.

December 22, 1942 - Adolf Hitler signed the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.

December 22, 1944 - Battle of the Bulge German troops demanded the surrender of United States troops at Bastogne, Belgium, prompting the famous one word reply by General Anthony McAuliffe: "Nuts!"

December 22, 1944 - The People's Army of Vietnam was formed to resist Japanese occupation of Indo-China, now Vietnam.

December 22, 1948 -
Hideki Tojo was hanged after being convicted of war crimes by an international tribunal. Tojo had become the prime minister of Japan in October of 1940.

December 22, 1989 -
In Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate was opened.

Friday, December 22, 1967 - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Richey Edwards was born Richard James Edwards in Blackwood, Caerphilly, Wales. At the age of 27, he disappeared in Cardiff, Wales on 01 Feb 1995. 

Friday, December 22, 1967 - Lawyer and politician Stéphane Gendron was born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada.

Friday, December 22, 1967 - Businesswoman and politician Rebecca Harris was born Elizabeth Rebecca Scott Harris in Windsor, Berkshire, England.

Friday, December 22, 1967 - Race car driver and businessman Paul Morris was born in Morwell, Victoria, Australia.

Friday, December 22, 1967 - Footballer and manager Dan Petrescu was born Daniel Vasile Petrescu in Bucharest, Romania.

From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 12/21/14:

“It is because of Heavenly Father's gift of His Son that all men-past, present, and future-can return to live with Him who is the Father of our spirits. But to insure that that can happen, it was first necessary for Jesus to come to earth in the flesh to teach men by His example the correct way to live and then to willingly give up His life and, in some miraculous way, accept the burden for the sins of mankind.”

Spencer W. Kimball    
(28 Mar 1895 – 05 Nov 1985)

   Thanks so much, Daniel!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/22/17:
   Thank you, Joan!

 From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 12/19/17 - "The Coolest Thing I've Ever Seen a Marching Band Do!":

Outstanding performance.. check this out!

     WOWZERONI! Thank you, Dearest Judy!

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 12/21/17 - "Amazing Card Trick":

Tell me how...... :)

It's Magic!!

This might possibly be the most amazing card trick you have EVER seen!

It was developed by the magician after the terrorist attacks in Paris, France.

Supposedly, he did this in front of Penn and Teller on TV and they just shook their heads in disbelief. This is truly a must watch.

     WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you, Wayne!

 From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 12/19/17:

    WILD GIGGLES! Oh, how dreadful! Thanks, Domi!

    From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 12/21/15:

  OH, SO FESTIVE! Thanks, Susie! Merry Christmas!

“Men don't care what's on TV. They only care what else is on TV.” 

- Jerry Seinfeld
(b. 29 Apr 1954)


From My Friend, Tammy, of UT - 12/07/14 - "Daily Christmas Story (#22 in a Series of 24)":

This year I decided to share some of my favorite Christmas stories and quotes. It is a tradition in our family to read a Christmas story every night in December culminating with the Nativity on the 24th.

Christmas Story Day 22, The Little Drummer Boy

"The Little Drummer Boy"

David grew up in the kitchen of the inn. His father was the innkeeper. His mother cooked the food. David's older sisters cleaned the rooms, and his older brother swept the stable. David loved to sing. He would sing to his mother as she cooked the food. David made up songs and banged on pots and bowls as he sang to her. David's mother smiled at him. "Someday you will sing in the temple, my son," his mother said. David grinned at his mother. "Tem-ple," David said very carefully.

David's father came into the kitchen. "How is my big boy?" David's father asked as he swung David onto his shoulders. "Pum Pum Pum! Tem-ple come!" David sang as he drummed on his father's head with a wooden spoon. David's father smiled as his son kept on drumming. "We must find this boy a drum or my poor head will not survive!" said David's father, with a laugh.

A few years later David got a small drum for his birthday. Soon he was beating rhythms on his drum wherever he went. Pat-a-rum, pat-a-rum, pat-a-rum, David drummed to copy the donkeys on the road. Swish-click-click-tum, swish-click-click-tum, went David's drumming to copy his brother sweeping straw in the stable.

One day David's father said to his family, "We are going to be very busy. Caesar Augustus has ordered a count of all the families in all the towns."

"Pum Pum. Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum. I counted six of us!" David sang. "Why does this make us busy?"

"Because people will come to Bethlehem to be counted with their families," said David's father. "They will need a place to stay. They will stay with us, and we will be very busy."
David's mother cooked more food. David's sisters cleaned the rooms. David's brother swept out the stable and put new hay and pots of water in the stalls. David's father greeted the people as they came into town. Soon the inn was very full. David played his drum and sang his songs for the people.

Late one night there was a knock at the door. David peeked around his father at the young man and his wife, who was on a donkey. They had no room for these people! What could they do? David's father was a kind man. "You can stay in the stable," he said. "It is warm and dry there. I can send food out to you."

The young man thanked David's father and walked the donkey to the stable.

David helped his mother carry bread and cheese out to the young couple. His mother told him the woman was going to have a baby soon. The next day there was a lot of excitement.

"The young woman who stayed in the stable last night had her baby," David's mother told him.

"The baby is the King of Kings, they say!" said David's father.

David could not see the baby because of the crowd around the stable. David stood at the back of the crowd and began to make up a song for the baby: "Come, they told me, our newborn king to see. Our finest gifts we bring to lay before the king. So to honor him when we come."

The crowd began to part when they heard David's beautiful singing: "Baby Jesus, I am a poor boy, too. I have no gift to bring that's fit to give a king. Shall I play for you on my drum?"

David stepped closer to Mary, Joseph, and their son. Baby Jesus smiled at David, reached out, and patted his drum.

     Thank you so very much, Tammy!


- Christmas Bells from The Treasure Room - Jennifer Dickerson's Merry Berry Coasters - "The Merry Berry Coasters are a fun, easy, and pretty way to decorate for the holidays. Slip one under a fabulous mug of hot chocolate or under a holiday candle. They also make great gifts! Make a set of four and tie with a pretty ribbon for an easy and thoughtful handmade gift." - Jackie Karp's Beaded Snowflake - "This free crochet pattern is great for the winter holiday. No two snowflakes are alike, that is why this pattern uses beads. This pattern uses size 10 thread and a 1.5mm hook."


Top 40 Cozy Knitted Christmas Decorations - "Christmas is the best time of year to experiment with your favorite crafts and DIY ideas for home decor and gifts. Knitters can enjoy this season with their creative ideas flowing into classic ornaments, cute crafts, and lovely gifts for family and friends. You just need a ball of yarn and needles to make adorable goodies for Christmas. If you are a beginner, start with a simple idea. There is no dearth of designs and patterns for knitting pros, though. Here are the top 40 cozy knitted Christmas decorations for your home. Try them and these cute crafts will certainly impress everyone."

BONUS CHRISTMAS CRAFT: - How to Make a Really Clever Christmas Wreath Using Shatterproof Ornaments - "Christmas is almost upon us, and if you need a last-minute, creative and inexpensive idea for a Christmas decoration, then this was made just for you. This woman has come up with a clever way to make a front door decoration that only costs a few dollars. Following these simple steps is the easiest way to add a magic touch to your house. Christmas is just a few days away, run to the dollar store and start creating!"

BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPE: - Chocolate-Hazelnut "Mousse" Cookies


From - 12/21/15:
Q. What did one boat say to the other?

A. “Are you up for a little row-mance?”

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -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: - updated 06/10/17

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! 
We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





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

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


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Words by Placide Clappeau, 1847

Translated to English by John Sullivan Dwight (13 May 1812 - 05 Sep 1853)

Music by Adolphe Charles Adam (24 July 1803 - 03 May 1856)


Cantique de Noel

Minuit, chrétiens,
C’est l’heure solennelle
Où l’Homme Dieu descendit jusqu’à nous
Pour effacer la tache originelle
Et de Son Père arrêter le courroux.
Le monde entier tressaille d’espérance
En cette nuit qui lui donne un Sauveur.
Peuple à genoux,
Attends ta délivrance!
Noël! Noël!
Voici le Rédempteur!
Noël! Noël!
Voici le Rédempteur!

Le Rédempteur
A brisé toute entrave:
La terre est libre et le ciel est ouvert.
Il voit un Frère où n’était qu’un esclave;
L’amour unit ceux qu’enchaînait le fer.
Qui Lui dira notre reconnaissance?
C’est pour nous tous qu’Il naît,
Qu’Il souffre et meurt.
Peuple debout,
Chante ta délivrance!
Noël! Noël!
Chantons le Rédempteur!
Noël! Noël!
Chantons le Rédempteur!



O Holy Night

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here came the wise men from Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our Friend!
He knows our need—to our weakness is no stranger.
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His Name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy Name!
Christ is the Lord! O praise His name forever!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!



"O Holy Night" midi courtesy of  - 11/22/05

"Cantique de Noel" and "O Holy Night" lyrics courtesy of - 12/21/05

Stained Glass Window of The Nativity over the High Altar of Church of St. Teresa, Beaconsfield, UK
courtesy of - 12/21/05

 Blue Stained Glass Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/21/05

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 - 05/29/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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