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01/06/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Epiphany - Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judæa in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”

- Matthew 2: 1-2

It is better to follow even the shadow of the best,
than to remain content with the worst,
and those who would see wonderful things
must often be ready to travel alone.

- Henry Van Dyke, The Other Wise Man”, 1896
(10 Nov 1852 - 10 Apr 1933)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This Newsletter event repeats each year, but this is the first time we've used this ancient hymn.

   Today is Epiphany, the Twelfth Day of Christmas.  As we as Latter-day Saints do not personally observe this Visitation of the Magi, my children know this primarily as "The Day Mom Gets Really REALLY Sad Because She Has to Take Down All Her Christmas Decorations - Unless She Can Find a Loophole."

   This year Mom managed to find a found a couple of loopholes - first, we keep getting sick so we keep having to take sick days.  Sick days do not count against you.  They're Freebies (I made that part up myself).

   Second, by doing a little at a time as the FlyLady had recommended, we've actually taken everything down and packed it away (which considering how wildly and thoroughly I had decorated the entire house was quite an accomplishment in itself) except for the main living room   tree (with which I can only barely stand to part).

   Third, as long as all the outside decorations have been removed, it's not so bad, and mine are, so I'm covered there (I made that part up myself. too).

BONUS #1 - - Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - Cynthia Clawson 

BONUS #2 - - Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - Toby Bennett on English horn and Matthew Howes on pipe organ

BONUS #3 - - Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - Fernando Ortega


Let all mortal flesh keep silence is an ancient chant of Eucharistic devotion based on words from Habakkuk 2:20, "Let all the earth keep silence before him". The original was composed in Greek as a Cherubic Hymn for the Offertory of the Divine Liturgy of St James in the fourth century AD, with local churches adopting arrangements in Syriac. In modern times, the Ralph Vaughan Williams arrangement of a translation from the Greek by Gerard Moultrie to the tune of Picardy, a French medieval folk melody, popularized the hymn among other Christian congregations.

The Moultrie translation is written in 87.87 Trochaic meter. Therefore, winged in the first line of the fourth stanza ought to be read or sung as a single syllable. However, the two-syllable variant wingèd has become commonly accepted, especially outside of the United Kingdom.


   Happy Birthday today to        Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND    Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

08 -
   Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA
AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND    Pat Branch Coltrane ('57)

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND    Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND Suzanne Mason Haff (NNHS / Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND    Bob Parrish ('68) of Northern VA;

11 - My Brother-in-Law, the late   Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (d. 07 May 2005) AND     Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND   Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND   Ron Smith ('65) of VA  AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA AND   FlyLady of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 05, 1945 - The Soviet Union recognized the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.


January 06, 19__ - What, nothing?? How can this be?


Saturday, January 05, 1963 - Baseball player Jeff Fassero was born Jeffrey Joseph Fassero in Springfield, Illinois.

Saturday, January 05, 1963 - Baseball player Rogers Hornsby (b. 27 Apr 1896 in Winters, Texas) died of a heart attack in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 66.

TODAY IN 1963:

Sunday, January 06, 1963 - Baseball player Norm Charlton was born Norman Wood Charlton, III in Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Sunday, January 06, 1963 - Boxer and politician Tony Halme was born Tony Christian Halme in Helsinki, Finland). He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on 08 Jan 2010 in Helsinki, Finland two days after his 47th birthday.

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 01/05/12 - "Actual Footage from a Civil War Soldiers Reunion at Gettysburg!":

..... a great piece that we all should see and remember.


Actual Footage from a Civil War Soldiers Reunion at Gettysburg!

No doubt, America's most devastating war: Unfortunately, in today's world you could ask any high school senior about this war and they will know little of it. Actually, most of them can't tell you anything about any of the wars this country has fought.

Sad to see a generation of young Americans who know so little of the sacrifices millions made in keeping order in a crazy world full of some very nasty people Past and present.

Lest we forget those who died in the Civil war..........never forget those who died in every war!!!!.......!
Be sure and see the stats at the very end.
Priceless Video. Everyone should see this. A piece of History that we should never forget.
Stirring footage of Civil War vets reunion @ Gettysburg.
(It's not over until a little after the stats are shown)

   Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Wayne!

   I particularly appreciated seeing this as my second great-grandfather, Capt. William Munford Tuck, CSA (16 Dec 1832 - 17 Oct 1899) participated in Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg.  As Commander of Company K, Longstreet's Division, he was one of the few who made it over that dreadful wall.  He was captured and taken to the POW camp for Confederate officers at Johnson's Island, Ohio.  At war's end, having been "relieved" of his horse, he walked home to Virginia, so broken and emaciated that his own family did not recognize him.  Needless to say, he did not live long enough to attend that reunion.....

     From Me ('65) of NC - 01/05/13:


BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS: - Tamara Kelly's Bobble Poof Earflap Hat - "Make this adorable Bobble Poof Earflap Hat for everyone in your family. This free crochet hat pattern is great to make for men and women, boys and girls, and even babies. Plus, it's easy to customize-- feel free to leave off the earflaps and pompom. This cute crocheted hat is a great winter accessory that will keep you warm and stylish all season long." - Tamara Kelly's Tasty Little Chevron Bag - "Correct me if I am wrong, but a girl can never have too many bags, especially when they sparkle like this Sparkly Chevron Bag. This easy crochet pattern only takes a few hours to make. Plus, it's just the right size for your evening's essential items including your cell phone, lipstick, and wallet. This is a great accessory for special occasions such as New Year's Eve and birthday celebrations." - Kirsty's Granny Shrug - "Two big hexagons and you’ve got a sweater! Make it in any size, from child to adult – just keep adding rows until the hexagons are the size you need."

BONUS SOUP RECIPES: - All American Hambuger Soup - "Hamburgers are great for summertime dining, but what about the winter? You can still enjoy delicious ground beef flavor when the weather gets colder, just make a batch of this All American Hamburger Soup! With peppers, celery and tomato added to the mix, this simple beef soup is loaded with great flavor and texture you'll love. When it comes to the best ground beef recipes, hamburger soup will always make it to the top of our list." - Slow Cooker Beef Dumpling Soup - "Are you looking for easy slow cooker soup recipes?  Well, you've found what you need here. Slow Cooker Beef Dumpling Soup is easy, delicious and not your ordinary dumpling soup." - Matt's Taco Soup - "Take your taco out of the tortilla and put it in a bowl! Matt's Taco Soup is my take on the always enjoyable taco soup recipe. Keep warm and make dinner a fiesta tonight!"


From - 01/05/12:
Teacher: Why are you late?

Student: Because, of the sign!

Teacher: What sign?

Student: The one that says, "School Ahead, Go Slow."

1. Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 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.

3. Wednesday, February 13, 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: - updated 01/04/13

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Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol





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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Text: Divine Liturgy of St James, 4th century; trans. by Gerard Moultrie (16 Sept 1829 - 25 Aug 1885)
Music: French carol melody; harm. from The English Hymnal

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
ponder nothing earthly-minded,
for with blessing in his hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
as of old on earth he stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
in the body and the blood;
he will give to all the faithful
his own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
spreads its vanguard on the way,
as the Light of light descendeth
from the realms of endless day,
that the powers of hell may vanish
as the darkness clears away.

At his feet the six-winged seraph,
cherubim, with sleepless eye,
veil their faces to the presence,
as with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

"Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" midi and lyrics
courtesy of
- 01/07/13 (sic)

Image of Fernando Gallego's (ca. 1440 - 1507) Painting, "Epiphany" (ca. 1480),
courtesy of
- 01/06/06

Image of Panel from Jaume Huguet's ( ca. 1415 - 1492) Panel, "Epiphany"
courtesy of - 01/06/06

Animated Star Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/27/05

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 - 05/29/06

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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