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,
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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_39CvxinT7M - 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.
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. 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. The refrain proceeds to praise the beauty of the Star of Bethlehem. Nowadays, however, the Magi's solos are typically not observed when singing the carol.
The carol's melody has been described as "sad" and "shifting" in nature. 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.
The context of the carol centres around the
Biblical Magi, who visited
his Nativity and gave him gifts of
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.
Hence, the names of the Magi—Melchior,
Balthazar—and their status as kings from the
are legendary and based on tradition.
The notion of three kings stems from the fact that there were three
separate gifts that were given...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
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:
Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson
(Warwick HS - '51) of VA
Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57)
Sonja Settles Allen ('57)
08 - Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) ANDPat 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!|
950 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|January 06, 1066 -
Harold Godwinson (or Harold II) was crowned King of England.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
January 06, 19__ - What? AGAIN?!? I find this hard to believe.
THIS DAY IN 1966:
|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.|
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
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
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:
|“...it is impossible
I could have been in two places at once, unless I were a bird.”
Sir Boyle Roche
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."
http://www.mooglyblog.com/tasty-little-chevron-bag/ - 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."
http://www.kootoyoo.com/2010/05/how-to-make-granny-shrug.html - 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):
http://www.recipelion.com/Soup-Recipes/All-American-Hamburger-Soup/ml/1 -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."
http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Slow-Cooker-Beef-Dumpling-Soup/ml/1 -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."
http://www.recipelion.com/Soup-Recipes/Matts-Taco-Soup/ml/1 -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!"
|Q. What do you do when your nose
goes on strike?
A. You picket!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|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.|
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Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Words and Music by the Rev. John Henry Hopkins
"We Three Kings of Orient Are" midi courtesy of
Animated Navy and Army Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
FlyLady Logo courtesy
of http://www.flylady.net/ - 10/13/11
Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Image of Three Wise Men used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://santiagodreaming.blogspot.com/2007_01_01_santiagodreaming_archive.html - 01/02/08