"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......And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."
- Luke 2: 7, 10-12
12/25/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
"Now it came to pass that when Nephi, the son of Nephi, saw this wickedness of his people, his heart was exceedingly sorrowful.... And it came to pass that he cried mightily unto the Lord all that day; and behold, the voice of the Lord came unto him, saying: Lift up your head and be of good cheer; for behold, the time is at hand, and on this night shall the sign be given, and on the morrow come I into the world.... And behold, the time is at hand, and this night shall the sign be given."
- 3 Nephi 1: 10, 12-14
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I do hope your Christmas Day has been as joyous as ours!
This theme observance is supposed to repeat every year, whether or not it does due to the time restraints of the webmistress.....
Today's beautiful graphic title art is courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX. Thanks, Glenn, so much!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/24/07:
With a house full of delightful company - including five adorable grandchildren ranging in age from ten to two - my time is extraordinarily limited, and my concentration level has dropped to waaay below zero at the moment. Therefore, I'm saving practically all personal correspondence, as well as anything time consuming (namely images or anything causing me to have to think), for later editions this week.
Thank y'all for your patience and understanding!
TODAY AND UPCOMING :
Happy Birthday to our Christmas Day Two-Fer: Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) of NC AND Doug Dickinson ('69) of VA!
27 - Anita Morgan Becker ('66) of VA; 29 - Roy Tate ('57); 30 - William Gwynn ('57) AND Ron Miller ('59) of NC AND Sarah Stewart Vance ('69) of VA; 31 - Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA AND Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to you all!
From one of my Famous Marines, Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 12/22/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, The legend of holly":
When Christ was born in
on that first Christmas night,
a barren bush outside the stable
blossomed full and bright.
It bore a grim reminder
at the crown he'd one day wear;
it's prickly leaves foretold the thorns
of sorrow He would bear.
Amidst the green there grew strange fruit
with small berries scarlet red,
as crimson as the very blood
our Savior was to shed.
In honor of the Prince of Peace
a flower pure and white,
blossomed sweetly when the Lord was born
that holy Christmas night.
Thank you, Herbie Darlin'! Merry Christmas!
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 12/23/07 - "interesting link for your readers":
Hi Carol ... not sure if you
have shown this in the past ... interesting:
Happy holidays ...
I'm not really sure either! Thanks, Babe! Merry Christmas!
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 12/23/07 - "Lights":
Well, I finally got the last of the Christmas lights up.
WILDEST GIGGLES!!! Thanks, John - and congratulations! Merry Christmas!
From Charlie ('56) and Audrey Hilling of FL - 12/23/07 - "Charlie and Audrey sent you a JibJab greeting":
Lucky you! Charlie and Audrey cared enough to
send you a JibJab Sendables(tm) greeting instead of a crappy e-card!
To see it, click here or copy and paste this url into your browser:
Message from Audrey:
Charlie and Annette have been taking dancing lessons for the New Years Eve party. How do you think we are doing?
This is so cute! Thanks so much, Charlie and Audrey! Merry Christmas!
From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 12/24/07 - "Elfed from the Bacon's":
This is just sooo adorable! Thanks, Jamey! Merry Christmas!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/24/07 - "Merry Christmas!":
Thanks so much, Lady! Merry Christmas!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/25/07 - "Stress Reliever":
If you need a little break from it all, try this:
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 12/24/07 - "Fruit Cake":
Oh, this is SO cool. I just KNEW there were
others like you and me, Carol....lurking, longing, to be set free and expose
their love of fruit cake. Thank you Domi and "Dimples" (almost rhymes), and I'll
bet there are still others out their seeking to shed their shame. What if we
established the CFCLA (Closet Fruit Cake Lovers of America)? We could each make
a fruit cake from our own recipes (in November, of course - seems to be the
thing to do). Then, send our cake to another in the group along with the recipe
while, in turn, receiving someone else's fruit cake and their recipe. Then, next
year you make that cake and send it on, like a sewing circle, only this would be
a circle of Fruit Cakes. I mean that in the nicest way. No, huh. Well, excuse me
while I go to the pantry for a slice of my Claxton.
I do believe there are even more coming, Chandler Darlin'! And I DO love your idea! Merry Christmas!
From Barbara Brewer ('69) of VA - 12/25/07 - "Fruitcake":
I will have to do some networking to find the recipe. My college room-mate's grandmother had one for a ten pound cake. We made it in smaller loaves and gave it as gifts, my senior year at ODU. It was made on the day after Thanksgiving. It was aged in clothes daily soaked in wine. We used Chianti. There was a whole orange, ground, and dried figs, ground, chopped dates, amongst other ingredients. The base seemed to be a gingerbread. It was loaded with fruit and a little slice would do.
The last time I made it, I made the 10 pound cake in entirety. I lovingly wrapped in an ancient feed sack, soaked in burgundy, daily. Shortly before Christmas, I came into the home after choir practice. My Golden Retriever "designer" dog was lying on the floor in front of the baseboard heater. She was not even moving her eyes.
I found the remnants of the feed sack, the paper bag and the intact heirloom platter on the floor in the bedroom. The dog, true to form, had not broken the plate as she took it off the dresser. There was not a sign of the cake.
This was Grandmother Newblll's recipe. We used her husband's recipe for our eggnog for our Christmas Madrigal party. We drank a cup before bedtime and slept very well. It kept for two weeks in the refrigerator. If I can contact my friend and get the fruitcake recipe, I will include the eggnog recipe as well. The spices and the fruit in the cake are bound to offset the preservatives in the eggnog.
I have been able to spend time with friends and family in this holiday period. I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday period. We need to keep all of the military, law enforcement, healthcare, retail, and restaurant employees in our thoughts.
Barbara Brewer 1969 NNHS
YIKESARONI - GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Barbara! And indeed we will continue our thoughts and prayers for those who serve!
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 12/24/07:
WOWZERS! Thanks, Domi!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/25/07 - "Early Sunday Afternoon":
D'jever try to take pictures of forty-eleven people after church in a busy
corridor when several of them were still busy with responsibilities and
people were trying to pass them in the hall?!?
|Sunday, December 23, 2007 - Fayetteville, NC|
|Brent, Bethany, Jacob, Thomas, Emeline, Joseph, and Jimmy Harty of OH||Thomas, Carol, Jacob, and Paul Harty|
1.Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
From one of my Famous Marines, Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 12/14/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, This is Dog Logic" (#7 in a series of 12):
Dear Carol / Dimples
Something to ponder.
Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!
|If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise.|
There's much much more to come - next time! Meanwhile, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Away in a Manger
Words: Verses 1 & 2, anonymous, in Little Children’s Book for Schools and Families, by J. C. File (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America, 1885). Some sources show the author as Martin Luther; this attribution (probably incorrect) is based on the title “Luther’s Cradle Hymn,” given to these words by the composer, James Murray (7 Mar 1841 - 10 Mar 1905), in his Dainty Songs for Little Lads and Lasses (Cincinnati, Ohio: The John Church Co., 1887).
Verse 3 is by John T. McFarland (1851-1913), 1904
(Cradle Song) by
William J. Kirkpatrick, 1895
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the sky looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.
The cattle are lowing, the Baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes;
I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.
Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray;
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care,
And fit us for Heaven to live with Thee there.
“Away in a Manger” midi, lyrics and history courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/w/awaymang.htm - 12/08/07
Webmistress' Note: Of the five available tunes for this cherished carol, I have chosen to use my personal favorite.
Animated Baby Jesus with Lambs clip art
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 12/07/07
Thanks so much, Glenn!
Tiny Baby Jesus clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy
of http://www.twoheartsdesign.com/images/clipart/catholic/christmas/nativity/index.html - 12/23/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Laughter clip art courtesy of
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
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