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01/06/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Epiphany - We Three Kings of Orient Are

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea 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. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.”

~ Matthew 2: 1-10

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   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."

   But here we try to observe it in a more traditional fashion each year - as you will see in your homework assignments.

BONUS - - We Three Kings of Orient Are


"We Three Kings", also known as "We Three Kings of Orient Are" or "The Quest of the Magi", is a Christmas carol that was written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr., in 1857. At the time of composing the carol, Hopkins served as the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and he wrote the carol for a Christmas pageant in New York City. It remains one of the most popular and most frequently sung Christmas carols in the United States today.[1]

John Henry Hopkins, Jr., organized the carol in such a way that three male voices would each sing a single verse by himself, in order to correspond with the three kings.[2] The first and last verses of the carol are sung together by all three as "verses of praise", while the intermediate verses are sung individually, with each king describing the gift he was bringing.[3] The refrain proceeds to praise the beauty of the Star of Bethlehem.[4] Nowadays, however, the Magi's solos are typically not observed when singing the carol.[2]

The carol's melody has been described as "sad" and "shifting" in nature.[5] Because of this, it highly resembles a song from the Middle Ages and Middle Eastern music, both of which it has been frequently compared to.[5]

The context of the carol centres around the Biblical Magi, who visited Jesus during his Nativity and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh while paying homage to him. Though the event is recounted in the Gospel of Matthew, there are no further details given with regards to their names, the number of Magi that were present or whether they were even royal.[6][7] Hence, the names of the Magi—Melchior, Casper and Balthazar—and their status as kings from the Orient are legendary and based on tradition.[7][4] The notion of three kings stems from the fact that there were three separate gifts that were given...[8]


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) AND     My Daughter-in-Law, Laura Adams Harty (Cardston HS, Alberta - '95) of TX!

   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) AND  Bill Collins ('63) AND Ruth Thom Chapman ('63);

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Alvin Blankenship ('63) AND   Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND   <Suzanne Mason Haff (Warwick HS - '61) of NC AND    the late Bob Parrish ('68) (d. 12 Jan 2013);

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;

13 -   My Grandson, Hunter Huber, of Alberta!
   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 06, 1066 - Harold Godwinson (or Harold II) was crowned King of England.


January 06, 19__ - What? AGAIN?!? I find this hard to believe.


Thursday, January 06, 1966 - Singer Ipče Ahmedovski (Ипче Ахмедовски) was born in Lažani near Prilep, SFR Yugoslavia. He died in a car accident at the age of 28 on 30 July 1994 on Ibarska magistrala near (near Lazarevac), Serbia, crashing his speeding Mercedes into a truck.[1][2]

Thursday, January 06, 1966 - Actor Fernando Carrillo was born Fernando Enrique Carrillo Roselli in Caracas, Venezuela.

Thursday, January 06, 1966 - Singer and actress Sharon Cuneta was born Sharon Gamboa Cuneta-Pangilinan in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/05/15:

“Many choices are not inherently evil, but if they absorb all of our time and keep us from the best choices, then they become insidious. Even worthwhile endeavors need evaluation in order to determine if they have become distractions from the best goals.”

- Quentin L. Cook
(b. 08 Sept 1940)

    Thanks so much, Susan!

From My Friend, Tracey, of Germany - 01/04/16:

  Definition of a Bolt Dolt - When someone offers you $100.00 for your quilt

   ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Tracey!


  From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA - 01/05/16:

  EXACTAMUNDO! Thanks, Jane!

      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 01/05/16:

    Thanks, Jean!

“ is impossible I could have been in two places at once, unless I were a bird.”

- Sir Boyle Roche
(Oct 1736 – 05 June 1807)

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS (Sorry; not theme-related): - 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 (Sorry; not theme-related): - 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 - 01/05/16:

Q. What do you do when your nose goes on strike?

A. You picket!

1. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 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 01/03/16

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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


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We Three Kings of Orient Are

Words and Music by the Rev. John Henry Hopkins (1820-1891), 1857

We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain
Following yonder star

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to thy Perfect Light

Born a King on Bethlehem's plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to rein

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light

Frankincense to offer have I
Incense owns a Deity nigh
Pray'r and praising, all men raising
Worship Him, God most high

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes of life of gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light

Glorious now behold Him arise
King and God and Sacrifice
Alleluia, Alleluia
Earth to heav'n replies

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light

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"We Three Kings of Orient Are" midi courtesy of   12/01/06

"We Three Kings of Orient Are" lyrics courtesy of - 01/02/08

"Wise Men Still Seek Him" Image courtesy of - 01/05/08
through the untiring efforts of My 21=Year-Old Daughter, Adrienne Harty of NC, to find me just the right image.
Thanks so much, Adrienne!

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

Animated Navy and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

FlyLady Logo courtesy of - 10/13/11

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!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Image of Three Wise Men used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 01/02/08

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