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12/30/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Ring Out, Wild Bells

“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on,
with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” 

- Hal Borland
(14 May 1900 - 22 Feb 1978)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   We're coming down to the end of the year.....

BONUS #1 - Ring Out, Wild Bells - Der Glocke Klang, Nr. 142 (Ring Out, Wild Bells, #215)

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55ngROj6qGQ -  Ring Out, Wild Bells

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaGG9fUXyHo - Ring Out, Wild Bells - Electric guitar and violin duet


From http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/ring_out_wild_bells.htm

"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."


      From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 12/30/13, 11:54 AM - "  Sylvia (Hall Hammond - '66) in Hospital":

Please keep Sylvia in your prayers while she undergoes a biopsy of a mass in her lung this week. I am sure it is nothing serious but all prayers will help us in this time of concern.

Thanks,

Phil

   OH, Phil! Our love and prayers will certainly be with you both!

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday today to William Gwynn ('57) AND   Ron Miller ('59) of NC AND   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    David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

01 - Gloria Hand Burns ('57) AND   Bill Fitzgerald ('58) of VA!

03 - Carl Rossman of PA;

04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND    Bill Bost ('61) of NC AND Randy Tosh ('63) of VA AND           My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of NC;

05 -   Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late      Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 24 Apr 2010) AND Vickie Hankins Rudy ('63) of GA;

06 -         Harry Covert ('57) of MD AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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


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 1963:

Monday, December 30, 1963 - Author Chandler Burr was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Monday, December 30, 1963 - Milan Šrejber was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Monday, December 30, 1963 - Footballer and coach John van 't Schip was born in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada.


  From Steve Hochman ('60) of VA - 12/29/13 - "Carol, thank you":

Carol,

Best wishes to you and your family for a super holiday and a happy new year! Thanks for all you do for all typhoons. You are greatly appreciated!

I agree with
       George Helliesen ('61 - of MI) and     Bill Roady ('60 - of VA) regarding the story of Keith Orr. We all played    football at NNHS, but no football story compares to this wonderfully moving saga of "Doing something good for someone is so special!"

Thanks again,

Sincerely, Steve Hochman (60)
 

   Thank you so much, Steve! That story touched so many of us!

FOR THOSE WHO MISSED IT:

     http://www.youtube.com/v/0Ejh_hb15Fc?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0

     http://www.nnhs65.com/12-27-13-NNHS-A-Soalin.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/12-28-13-NNHS-Parade-of-the-Wooden-Soldiers.html
 

     You reminded me of this great photograph, which is surely one of the best ever to appear in any of our yearbooks. It makes me smile every time I see it!

    

1960 Anchor - pp. 72-3
(Enlarges in two parts)


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/29/13 - "Southern Nativity Story":

Southern Methodist at the Quik Stop

In a small Southern town near Clemson University, there was a Nativity Scene that showed great skill and talent had gone into creating it.

One small feature bothered me though; the three wise men were wearing firemen’s helmets.

Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, I left.

At a Quik Stop on the edge of town, I asked the lady behind the counter about the helmets.

She exploded into a rage, yelling at me, “You darn Yankees never do read the Bible!”

I assured her that I did, but simply couldn’t recall anything about firemen in the Bible.

She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and ruffled through some pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a passage.

Sticking it in my face she said "See, it says right here," she said. "The three wise men came from afar."


  
Thanks, Paul!

   Maybe it's just me, but the only scriptural account of the Magi that I can find this morning is in Matthew - and he didn't really say "from afar." 

"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judća in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,"

- Matthew 2:1

   Am I missing this, or is it another case of, "Beam me up, Scotty" - which was never actually said on Star Trek??


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/20/13 - "One Word Essays (#10 in a Series of 28)":

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Neat things in life!
 

 
May your troubles be less,
May your blessings be more;
May nothing but happiness come through your door!!

   Thanks so much, George! These are cool!

Longevity
 


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


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/29/13:

A New Yorker was forced to take a day off from work to appear for a minor traffic summons. He grew increasingly restless as he waited hour after endless hour for his case to be heard.

When his name was called late in the afternoon, he stood before the judge, only to hear that court would be adjourned for the rest of the afternoon and he would have to return the next day.

"What for?!?!?" he snapped at the judge.

His honor, equally irked by a tedious day and sharp query, roared out loud: "Twenty dollars contempt of court! That's why!"

Then, noticing the man checking his wallet, the judge relented:

"That's all right. You don't have to pay now."

The young man replied, "I know. But I'm just seeing if I have enough for two more words."


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Thursday, January 2, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, February 12, 2013 - 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 12/16/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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Ring Out, Wild Bells

Music by Crawford Gates, 1948
 (b. Dec 1921)

Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850
(06 Aug 1809 - 06 Oct 1892)

 
  1. Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

2. Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow;
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

3. Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

4. Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
5. Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

6. Ring out false pride in place and blood.
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

7. Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

8. Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.
 



"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

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 Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

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!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tom!

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