- NNHS Newsletter - Ring Out, Wild Bells
“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We're coming down to the end of the year.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaGG9fUXyHo - Ring Out, Wild Bells - Electric guitar and violin duet
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55ngROj6qGQ - Ring Out, Wild Bells
"Alfred, Lord Tennyson is considered the most representative poet of the Victorian Age in England, and many of his works characterize the conflict between the Christian faith and the beginnings of the scientific revolution. The death of his sister's fiancé, Arthur Henry Hallam, at the age of 22 plunged Tennyson into profound shock and a lifelong struggle between faith and doubt. "Ring Out, Wild Bells," generally considered a New Year's hymn, is taken from the 106th Canto of In Memoriam, Tennyson's monumental elegy to Hallam that was published in 1850, the same year that he was appointed Poet Laureate."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to William Gwynn ('57) AND Ron Miller ('59) of NC AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of MD AND Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68) of PA AND Sarah Stewart Vance ('69) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA AND Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA AND (again, if Plaxo is to be believed) David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO!
Happy Birthday this week to:
01 - Gloria Hand
Burns ('57) AND
01 - Gloria Hand Burns ('57) ANDBill Fitzgerald ('58) of VA;
03 - Carl Rossman
04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND Bill Bost ('61) of NC AND My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA;
05 - Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57)AND Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) of VA (d. 24 Apr 2010);
06 - Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 30, 1884 - Hideki Tōjō was born. Tojo became the Prime Minister of Japan in October of 1940. He was hanged, after being convicted of war crimes by an international tribunal, on December 22, 1948.
THIS DAY IN 1962:
|Sunday, December 30, 1962 - Comedian Henry Cho was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.|
From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 12/29/12 - "Birthdays for Davis newbies":
Polly Davis October 11
Malcolm Davis December 24
I missed you by THAT much!
Sigh... Oh, well.
Happy Belated Birthday, Malcolm - and thanks!
From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 12/29/12 - "Welcome back, Malcolm and Polly":
How nice to see Polly and Malcolm back in the flow. I would love to see greater participation from the Class of ’65, as I’m sure you would. As we get closer to our 50-year reunion, it would be great to have our class reconnect. I think I get more sentimental with each passing year!
It was also very uplifting to hear that Polly had visited Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA). Jamey has certainly had a rough time and I know the visit lifted her spirits beyond words.
Here’s hoping 2013 is a healthy and rewarding new year for all. Carol, you need to commit to taking better care of yourself this coming year .A lot of us probably fall into that category!!
Happy New Year to the Typhoon Universe.
All my best,
Isn't that great? Thank you so much, Joe Sweetie - Happy New Year!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 12/29/12 - "Natural born":
|Is this what our modern
education system is coming to?
In a Purdue University classroom, they were discussing the qualifications to be President of the United States. It was pretty simple: the candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age.
However, one girl in the class immediately started in on how unfair was the requirement to be a natural born citizen. In short, her opinion was that this requirement prevented many capable individuals from becoming president.
The class was taking it in and letting her rant, and not many jaws hit the floor when she wrapped up her argument by stating, "What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by C-section?"
Yep, these are the same kind of 18-year-olds who are now voting in our elections! They breed, and they walk among US..........and she made it to college!!!!!
Lord -- we need more help than we thought we did!
Thanks, Ruthie - I think!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/29/12:
BONUS NEW YEARS CROCHET PATTERN:
http://blogs.thetucker.com/knit/2012/03/06/jacobs-ladder-ripple-afghan/ - Jacobs Ladder Ripple Afghan - "We sure do love this afghan, and so will the men in your life! Jacobs Ladder Ripple Afghan is a classic ripple afghan that is easy to make and wonderful to enjoy. Choose whatever colors you prefer to customize the look of this easy crochet afghan."
BONUS NEW YEARS RECIPES:
http://www.bhg.com/recipe/salads/spinach-and-bean-salad/ -Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Spinach and Bean Salad
http://www.bhg.com/recipe/pork/pork-with-cherry-and-wild-rice-stuffing/ -Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Pork with Cherry and Wild Rice Stuffing
http://www.bhg.com/recipe/beef/roast-beef-with-horseradish-cream/ -Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream
Thank you so much!
Ring Out, Wild Bells
Music by Crawford Gates, 1948
Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850
(6 Aug 1809 - 6 Oct 1892)
"Ring Out, Wild Bells" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/2168/songs009.html - 12/30/06
Animated White Bells clip art courtesy of http://avalonyearning.blogspot.com/2010/12/ring-out-wild-bells.html - 12/29/10
Curly Red and White Ribbon Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ22.htm - 12/28/09
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of
Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 05/15/08
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08