12/24/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Christmas Eve!
happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions
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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VuqM2opVSw - 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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7ThedzFKdM - Enya - in Irish, 1999
BONUS #5 - Silent Night - Kelly Clarkson
BONUS #6 - Silent Night - Josh Groban
BONUS #7 - Silent Night -and Orchestra, 2012
|"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
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. 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. 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 song was sung simultaneously in French, English and German by troops during the Christmas truce of 1914 during World War I, as it was one carol that soldiers on both sides of the front line knew.
|Hanukkah 2016 will begin the evening of Saturday, December 24 and will end the evening of Sunday, January 1, 2017.|
1. From Me ('65) of NC - 12/24/16 - " My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC":
| We spent late
Thursday morning seeing our PA with Paul's continued
of his lower extremities. As it has not been responding well to the
current regimen, he was given another round of Cipro, plus a
prescription for an almighty antibiotic. Unfortunately, being such a
rarely prescribed medication, it was out of stock and not likely to be
available until Monday or Tuesday, owing to the holiday weekend.
Diana was rushed back to the ER for a CAT scan because of post-op internal bleeding.
Your continued prayers are requested, as Paul's and Diana's conditions are both potentially life-threatening.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Christmas Eve Birthday today toJames 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 - 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;
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 the late Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68) (deceased 05/11/15) 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!
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 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 IN1966:
|Saturday, December 24, 1966 - A Canadair CL-44 chartered by the United States military crashed into a small village in South Vietnam, killing 129.|
|“I am saddened to see
Christmas becoming less and less about Christ and more and more about
marketing and sales, parties and presents.
“And yet, Christmas is what we make of it. Despite all the distractions, we can see to it that Christ is at the center of our celebration. If we have not already done so, we can establish Christmas traditions for ourselves and for our families which will help us capture and keep the spirit of Christmas.”
Thomas S. Monson,
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 12/23/16 - "National Anthem at Cardinals Game":
|Now this is the way the NFL
should open all their games - with the players helping to unfurl and
hold the flag!
I was impressed that the Cardinal players helped hold the flag…as well as their cheerleaders.
The Eagle and the giant flag is what makes the whole Arizona Cardinal's ceremony so special.
WOWZERS! Thank you, Sarah Sugah! Merry Christmas!
many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.”
- Emo Philips
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/09/16 - "Are we having fun yet with Santa? (#14 in a series of 19)":
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/16/16 - "~*~ Good Ones and Great Truths ~*~ (#4 in a series of 13)":
Wishing each of you a Merry
Christmas, a happy ending to 2016 and hoping 2017
will be one of your best years!!
BEAUTIFUL! Thank you, Shari!
BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:
From My Friend, Tammy, of UT - 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
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS:
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!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/24/16
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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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."
night, holy night!
"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
Gold Star of David clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of ??? - 12/26/05
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
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Poinsettia courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 12/06/08
Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
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