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12/24/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Christmas Eve!

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions
of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures
of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller,

thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!”

- Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836
(07 Feb 1812 - 09 June 1870)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   It's no secret that I love absolutely everything about Christmas - even the things which might tend to annoy most people - but it's the Christmas music that I really love. And of all the hundreds of Christmas songs and carols, Silent Night is my absolute favorite. 

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6gnRvumDiA&NR=1 - Stille Nacht - The Innsbrucker Capellknaben

BONUS #2 - Silent Night - Bing Crosby

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6P3fCDQVMI - Olivia Newton John - WOW! Lovely rendition; it's interesting that she repeated the first verse in place of the third; probably more politically correct or something....

BONUS #4 - Silent Night - Enya - in Irish with subtitles and translations

BONUS #5 - Silent Night - Kelly Clarkson

BONUS #6 - Silent Night - Josh Groban

BONUS #7 - Silent Night - David Archuleta and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra, 2012


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Night:

"Silent Night" (German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in March 2011. The song has been recorded by a large number of singers from every music genre.

The song was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, a village on the Salzach river. The young priest, Father Joseph Mohr, had come to Oberndorf the year before. He had already written the lyrics of the song "Stille Nacht" in 1816 at Mariapfarr, the hometown of his father in the Salzburg Lungau region, where Joseph had worked as a coadjutor.

The melody was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, schoolmaster and organist in the nearby village of Arnsdorf. Before Christmas Eve, Mohr brought the words to Gruber and asked him to compose a melody and guitar accompaniment for the church service.[1] Both performed the carol during the mass on the night of December 24.

The original manuscript has been lost. However a manuscript was discovered in 1995 in Mohr's handwriting and dated by researchers at ca. 1820. It shows that Mohr wrote the words in 1816 when he was assigned to a pilgrim church in Mariapfarr, Austria, and shows that the music was composed by Gruber in 1818. This is the earliest manuscript that exists and the only one in Mohr's handwriting.

In 1859, the Episcopal priest John Freeman Young, then serving at Trinity Church, New York City, published the English translation that is most frequently sung today.[2] The version of the melody that is generally used today is a slow, meditative lullaby, differing slightly (particularly in the final strain) from Gruber's original, which was a sprightly, dance-like tune in 6/8 time. Today, the lyrics and melody are in the public domain.

The carol has been translated into about 140 languages.[3][4]

The song was sung simultaneously in French, English and German by troops during the Christmas truce[5] of 1914 during World War I, as it was one carol that soldiers on both sides of the front line knew.


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Christmas Eve Birthday today to James Gay ('57) AND Ann W. Hutcheson ('57) AND    Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA AND   Sandye Jordan Frost ('67) of NC!

    Happy Christmas Day Birthday tomorrow to   Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC AND Doug Dickinson ('69) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

28 - Bob Stalnaker ('63);

29 - Roy Tate ('57) AND Ginny Goolsby James ('63) AND   Kenny Lipscomb ('63) of VA AND    Michael Artman ('66) of VA;

30 -  William Gwynn ('57) AND   Ron Miller ('59) of NC AND   Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA AND   Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of MD AND   Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68) of PA AND    Sarah Stewart Vance ('69) of VA;

31 - Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA AND     Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA AND   David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


200 YEARS AGO TODAY:

December 24, 1814 - The Treaty of Ghent was signed ending the War of 1812.


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

December 24, 1914 - World War I: The "Christmas truce" began.


THIS DAY IN WWII:

December 24, 1939 - Pope Pius XII made a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.

December 24, 1941 - Hong Kong fell to the Japanese Imperial Army.

December 24, 1941 - Kuching was conquered by Japanese forces.

December 24, 1942 - Jean François Darlan, French admiral and collaborator in the Vichy government, was assassinated in Algiers, Algeria by French monarchist, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle.

December 24, 1943 - U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower became the Supreme Allied Commander.

December 24, 1944 - A German submarine torpedoed the Belgian transport ship S.S. Leopoldville with 2,235 soldiers aboard. About 800 American soldiers died. The soldiers were crossing the English Channel to be reinforcements at the battle that become known as the Battle of the Bulge
.


THIS DAY IN 1964:

Thursday, December 24, 1964 - Vietnam War: Viet Cong operatives bombed the Brinks Hotel in Saigon, South Vietnam to demonstrate they could strike an American installation in the heavily guarded capital.

Thursday, December 24, 1964 - Actor Mark Valley was born Mark Thomas Valley in Ogdensburg, New York.


 From Kitty Dichtel Heffington (Ferguson HS - '73) of VA - 12/23/14 - "Once again ....";

Thank you...

For listing
  Nina Murphy's obituary
I forgot about telling you about Johnny.. He died in 2013 at age 69.

We have been very good friends and extended family members since 1971.
She was a very special part of our lives.

Kitty    

   You're welcome, Kitty! You have my sincerest condolences on your loss.

http://www.powersfuneralhome.net/DisplayObituary.aspx?id=1104


  From Gary Farnsworth ('58) of NV - 12/24/14:

  Carol,

Found this extra photo; maybe you can use it for the website.

FYI: Birthday - 27 December

That's all for now.

Wishing you and family a wonderful, healthy Christmas Season and New Year 2015.

Gary

   Thank you so much, Gary! I've added your image to the Alumni Page for your class, and your name to our birthday listings:

http://www.nnhs65.com/alumni-1959-n-before.html

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

   (We here seem to have bombed out on that "healthy" part.) 

June 2014
 


  From Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA - 12/24/14 - "Birthdays":

Help! My birthday is Dec. 30, not on the list.  I'm still kicking.

Lucy Southall Propst in Williamsburg, VA

   Thanks, Lucy! It is now:

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


          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of LA - 12/23/14 - "100 Years Ago Today"

Pretty awesome, huh?!

http://www.history.com/news/world-war-is-christmas-truce-100-years-ago - World War I’s Christmas Truce, 100 Years Ago

   Thank you, Brent! That is one of my very favorite true stories!


From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 12/23/14:

  Thank you so much, Tina!

"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."

- Isaiah 9:6

 


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 12/23/14 - "A fire hazard---one to watch!":

A public service notice!!!

 
I had seen this before, but this is a good reminder. Watch this video; it could save your life. You may want to forward it.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/CnVDayI-gwI?feature=player_detailpage

   YOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Wayne!


From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 12/23/14:

  AMEN! Thank you again, Tina!
 
 


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/23/14 - "My Favorite Flight Attendant":

My Favorite Flight Attendant

Spend three minutes with a Southwest flight attendant team ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxNrizGdhtY&app=desktop

     Thank you, George! I DO love Southwest!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/23/14 - "The 12 Cats of Christmas: Sing Along!":

Hi,

I'd like to share this story from Reader's Digest (rd.com) with you.

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/12-cats-of-christmas-carol/

For some kitty fun.    Hope you feel better soon.

Joan

 

  Thank you, Joan! What a hoot!

          (I hope I feel better soon, too! )


From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 12/23/14:
 

  Thanks again, Tina!
 
 


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/02/14 - "Some Grins (#12 in a series of 15)":

  Laughs for the day………..

           Thanks, Dools!

 
 


BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:

From My Friend, Tammy, of NC - 12/07/14 - "Daily Christmas Story (#24 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 24, the Nativity, Luke 2:1-20
 

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

- Luke 2:1-20

     Thank you so very much, Tammy! These have been a real treasure!


BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:
http://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochet-patterns/candy-cane/ - June Gilbank's Candy Cane - "This candy cane crochet pattern is so fast and simple, it’ll take no time to whip up enough to decorate your Christmas tree!"

http://www.bhg.com/christmas/crafts/crochet-mitten-gift-topper/ - Mitten Gift Topper - "A simple single crochet pattern makes these mini mittens a holiday delight."

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quick-and-easy-christmas-ornament - Roswitha Mueller's Quick and Easy Christmas Angels

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/candy-cane-christmas-ornament Doni Speigle's Candy Cane Ornament - "Stitch a batch of candy canes for Christmas! Quick and easy to make. Can be used as ornament, or package decoration."


BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPES:

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,2322,159189-239200,00.html - Pineapple Brown Sugar Glaze For Ham - I've used this recipe for forty-eleven years now!

http://www.recipelion.com/Pies/Old-Fashioned-Toll-House-Pie/ml/1 - Old Fashioned Toll House Pie - "Chocolate and walnuts give this delicious homemade pie recipe an unforgettable flavor that has been pleasing families for years. Easy to make, it tastes just like the famous Toll House cookies, but in pie form. Old Fashioned Toll House Pie's soft and chewy center will become a household favorite. Warm, delicious, and absolutely heavenly, enjoy it with a scoop of ice cream of whipped cream." - WOWZERONI! This takes a full hour to bake, but it can be thrown together so quickly and fills your home with such a divine aroma that I'm offering it to you again with my highest personal recommendation!


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/23/14:

Two guys were fishing down by the Ohio River on different sides of the riverbank at night. Guy number one was catching a whole bunch of fish for his family, but guy number two hadn't caught any and was frustrated and called out to guy number one, "How come you've been catching all them there fish and I ain't caught a single one?"

Guy number one replied, "I don’t know.... why don’t ya come on over here?"

"I don’t know.... I don’t see a bridge, and their ain't no boat, and I don’t swim too well."

Guy number one picked up his flashlight, turned it on, and replied, "Why don’t you walk across this here beam off light?"

Guy number two was outraged and replied, "Do you think am stupid? When I get half way you'll turn it off!!!"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 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 11/27/14

BLOG:

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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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802
 


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Silent Night

Words by Josef Mohr (11 Dec 1792 - 05 Dec 1848), about 1816

Translated to English by John Freeman Young (30 Oct 1820 - 15 Nov 1885), 1863

Music by Franz Xaver Gruber (25 Nov 1787 - 07 June 1963), about 1820

"This hymn’s history is the source of some disagreement. The traditional story is that Mohr and Gruber
wrote it in Oberndorf, Austria, on Christmas Eve when they discovered the church organ was broken
(different versions say it rusted out, or mice chewed through vital parts). However, recent evidence
indicates this may be only folklore. An old manuscript has reportedly been discovered that shows
Franz Gruber wrote the score 2-4 years after Mohr wrote the lyrics. Whatever the truth, this carol
has been a Christmas favorite for almost 200 years."

 

Stille Nacht


1. Stille Nacht! Heil'ge Nacht!
Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute heilige Paar.
Holder Knab' im lockigten Haar,
|: Schlafe in himmlischer Ruh! :|

2. Stille Nacht! Heil'ge Nacht!
Gottes Sohn, o wie lacht
Lieb' aus deinem göttlichen Mund,
Da uns schlägt die rettende Stund'.
|: Jesus in deiner Geburt! :|

3. Stille Nacht! Heil'ge Nacht!
Die der Welt Heil gebracht,
Aus des Himmels goldenen Höhn,
Uns der Gnaden Fülle läßt sehn,
|: Jesum in Menschengestalt! :|

4. Stille Nacht! Heil'ge Nacht!
Wo sich heut alle Macht
Väterlicher Liebe ergoß,
Und als Bruder huldvoll umschloß
|: Jesus die Völker der Welt! :|

5. Stille Nacht! Heil'ge Nacht!
Lange schon uns bedacht,
Als der Herr vom Grimme befreit
In der Väter urgrauer Zeit
|: Aller Welt Schonung verhieß! :|

6. Stille Nacht! Heil'ge Nacht!
Hirten erst kundgemacht
Durch der Engel Alleluja,
Tönt es laut bei Ferne und Nah:
|: "Jesus der Retter ist da!" :|

 

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born.

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.


 

 


"Silent Night" midi and German and English lyrics courtesy of http://www.ylw.mmtr.or.jp/~johnkoji/hymn/xmas/ – 11/22/05

"Stille Nacht" history and "Silent Night" English lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/i/silntnit.htm - 12/23/05

Baby Jesus with Bluebird clip art courtesy of http://www.corlisselizabethwilliams.com/files/gimgs/ - 12/23/09

Holly Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ7.htm - 12/05/05

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 http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI, one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of
Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated LOL Cats courtesy of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/10/11
Thanks, Paul!

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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

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