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12/22/18 - NNHS Newsletter

“Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery
and an instrument of ten strings. Sing unto him a new song;
play skilfully with a loud noise.”

- Psalms 33: 2-3

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

  This is a charming old French carol which I remember from the days of my youth.  Merry Christmas!

BONUS #1 - Pat-a-Pan - Julie Andrews

BONUS #2 - Pat-a-Pan - Mannheim Steamroller

BONUS #3 - Pat-a-Pan - Steve Green

BONUS #4 - Pat-a-Pan - David Archuleta

BONUS #5 - Pat-a-Pan - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Piano Tribute Players)

BONUS #6 - Pat-a-Pan - Ms. Benke's Flute Choir, 2008

BONUS #7 - Pat-a-Pan - The Salt Lake Children's Choir, 2008


"Patapan" (or "Pat-a-pan") is a French Christmas carol in Burgundian dialect, later adapted into English. It was written by Bernard de La Monnoye (1641–1728) and first published in Noël bourguignons in 1720.[1] Its original title is "Guillô, Pran Ton Tamborin" ("Willie, Bring Your Little Drum" or "Willie, Take Your Little Drum").

The carol revolves around the birth of Jesus Christ, and is told from the perspective of shepherds playing simple instruments—flutes and drums—the onomatopoetic sound of which gives the song its name; "patapan" is meant to mimic the sound of the drum, and an accompanying lyric, "tu-re-lu-re-lu," the flute. This is similar conceptually to the carol "The Little Drummer Boy", with its chorus of "pa-rum-pa-pum-pum."

American singer-songwriter David Archuleta recorded a contemporary version of "Pat-a-Pan" on his 2009 album Christmas from the Heart.[2]

American Composer John Gerrish wrote Variations on a Burgundian Carol for 3 Recorders published by Associated Music Publishers in 1957, based on the Patapan theme. You can hear it being played by his three children at the composer's 100th birthday party held on 8/14/10 HERE. Pagan folk musician Damh The Bard recorded his version on the 2009 album, 'Tales Of The Crow Man', substituting Christian references in the lyrics with pagan ones to make it a celebration of the Winter Solstice.[3]


   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 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) (d. 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.


Saturday, December 22, 1968 - Cultural Revolution: People's Daily posted the instructions of Mao Zedong that "The intellectual youth must go to the country, and will be educated from living in rural poverty."

Saturday, December 22, 1968 - Composer, conductor, and historian Emre Aracı was born in Ankara, Turkey.

Saturday, December 22, 1968 - Footballer Luis Hernández was born Luis Arturo Hernández Carreón in Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico.

Saturday, December 22, 1968 - Actress Dina Meyer was born in Queens, New York.

Saturday, December 22, 1968 - Journalist Raymond Gram Swing (b. 25 Mar 1877 in Cortland, New York) died at home in Washington D.C. at the age of 81.

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 - 12/22/18:
   Thank you, Joan! Merry Christmas!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/22/18, @ 7:30 AM:

  After two days of rain it will clear out today and be sunny and cool. Highs low 60s and lows 40s, much better for the Christmas Spirit as my waterlogged land starts to dry out. I am blessed and while here in North Florida snow is an extremely rare commodity, a cool winter day shows a few signs of winter while many of the trees and grass still is fairly green. I remember on my last winter trip to Virginia for Christmas how drab everything looked the farther north I went, but the lights made it still beautiful. But we're staying home this year. Here's a winter picture of a typical sunshiny day at this time of the year down here in North Florida. Much different than farther south... Get things done, Christmas is almost here. God bless.

   Thank you, Jimmy! Merry Christmas!


From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of NC - 12/18/18, 12:14 AM - "  My #2 Son, Brent Harty ( Hillsboro HS, IL - Boy with Best Personality in the Class of 1990) of NC":

  Very proud of this handsome guy for all of the very hard work and dedication it took to finish his masters degree! Some of his classes he had when he was in command.. what a crazy ride we are on! Amazing job baby. Love you!

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, Laura! Congratulations, Brent! Merry Christmas!


From My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of NC - 12/18/18, 12:21 AM - "  My Grandson, Chris Huber (Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Overhills HS, NC - '19) of NC":

  Wow! Great job on reaching the honor roll, Christopher! You are a very good boy. Love you and I'm very proud of you!

   MORE WOWZERONI! Thank you again, Laura! Congratulations, Chris! Merry Christmas!


From My Friend, Cheryl, RN, of FL - 12/19/18:
   Thanks, Cheryl! Merry Christmas!

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

- Jerry Seinfeld
(b. 29 Apr 1954)


- 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."


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 - 12/12/16:

At the vending machine, a man put in his coins and watched powerlessly while the cup failed to appear. One nozzle sent coffee down the drain while another poured cream after it.

“Now that’s real automation!" he exclaimed. “It even drinks for you."

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

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 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 12/20/18

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

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Words and Music by Guillô, Pran Ton Tamborin, Bernard de la Monnoye, c. 1700 (1641-1728)
(Source: William Sandys, 1833)
Translator Unknown

Guillô, prends ton tambourin,
Toi, prends ta flûte, Robin
Au son de ces instruments
Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pat-a-pat-a-pan
Au son de ces instruments
Je dirai Noël, gaiement.

C'était la mode autrefois
De louer le Roi des rois
Au son de ces instruments
Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pat-a-pat-a-pan
Au son de ces instruments
Il nous en faut faire autant.

L'homme et Dieu sont plus d'accord
Que la flûte et le tambour
Au son de ces instruments
Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pat-a-pat-a-pan
Au son de ces instruments
Chantons, dansons, sautons-en!
Willie, get your little drum,
Robin, bring your flute and come.
Aren’t they fun to play upon?
Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pat-a-pat-a-pan;
When you play your fife and drum,
How can anyone be glum?

When the men of olden days
Gave the King of Kings their praise,
They had pipes to play upon.
Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pat-a-pat-a-pan;
And also the drums they’d play,
Full of joy, on Christmas Day.

God and man today become
Closely joined as flute and drum.
Let the joyous tune play on!
Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pat-a-pat-a-pan;
As the instruments you play,
We will sing, this Christmas Day.

"Pat-a-Pan" midi courtesy of - 12/20/07

"Pat-a-Pan" French Lyrics courtesy of - 12/20/07

"Pat-a-Pan" English lyrics courtesy of - 12/20/07

Image of Wilhelm Schweizer Pewter Angel Christmas Figurine courtesy of - 12/20/07

Image of Goebel Porcelain Angel Christmas Figurine courtesy of - 12/20/07

Red Bow Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/20/07

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 Poinsettia courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 12/06/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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

Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

Overhills High School (NC) logo courtesy of - 09/11/17

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

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

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

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