|11/23/17 - NNHS Newsletter|
Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently
as the heart of gratitude will allow.”
- Edward Sandford Martin
we express our gratitude, we must never forget that
the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep
through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every
hour, some heavenly blessings!”
- Henry Ward Beecher
(24 June 1813 - 08 Mar 1887)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today is a really precious holiday. Here's something I borrowed from my personal page which I wrote over a dozen years ago while in a bit of a silly mood (who - ME? ):
Contrary to the propaganda constantly
put out by Yankees (who seem to share grabbing top honors to themselves with
and the Russians!), the first Thanksgiving was held at Berkeley Plantation along the James River in Virginia on December 4, 1619.
Those Johnny-Come-Lately, "Let's Claim Every Honor for Ourselves", Blithering Yankees didn't even ARRIVE
on America's shores until November 9, 1620!
For the TRUE version, see: berkeleyplantation.com/
If you'd prefer the Yankee Version, see: http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving
Either way, Happy Thanksgiving!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3dXCL34aEA - Thanksgiving Medley
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3RbJk4TvI0&NR=1 - We Gather Together
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0JVqR8KnF4 - We Gather Together, Celtic Woman
|"We Gather Together" is a Christian
Dutch origin written in 1597 by
Adrianus Valerius as "Wilt heden nu treden" to celebrate the
Dutch victory over Spanish forces in the
Battle of Turnhout. It was originally set to a Dutch folk tune. In
the United States, it is popularly associated with
Thanksgiving Day and is often sung at family meals and at religious
services on that day.
At the time the hymn was written, the Dutch were engaged in a war of national liberation against the Catholic King Philip II of Spain. "Wilt heden nu treden," "We gather together" resonated because under the Spanish King, Dutch Protestants were forbidden to gather for worship. The hymn first appeared in print in a 1626 collection of Dutch patriotic songs, "Nederlandtsch Gedencklanck."
The hymn is customarily performed to a tune known as "Kremser", from Eduard Kremser's 1877 score arrangement and lyric translation of Wilt Heden Nu Treden into Latin and German. The modern English text was written by Theodore Baker in 1894.
According to the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, "We Gather Together's" first appearance in an American hymnal was in 1903. It had retained popularity among the Dutch, and when the Dutch Reformed Church in North America decided in 1937 to abandon the policy that they had brought with them to the New World in the 17th century of singing only psalms and add hymns to the church service, "We Gather Together" was chosen as the first hymn in the first hymnal.
The hymn steadily gained popularity, especially in services of Thanksgiving on such occasions as town and college centennial celebrations. According to Carl Daw, executive director of the Hymn Society, the "big break" came in 1935 when it was included in the national hymnal of the Methodist-Episcopal Church.
According to Michael Hawn, professor of sacred music at Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology, "by World War I, we started to see ourselves in this hymn," and the popularity increased during World War II, when "the wicked oppressing" were understood to include Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Sandra Ray ('61) of VA
John Howard ('66) of VA
Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA
Fayetta Covert Stansbury
(NNHS / Ferguson HS - '72)
Happy Birthday this week to:
25 -The late Donnie Satisky ('56) (deceased 11/24/15) AND Michael Sisk ('63) of CA;
26 - The late Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) (deceased 01/28/15) AND Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV AND Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC;
27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA ANDGoldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;
28 - Jennings Bryan (June '42) of VA;
29 - The late Jimmy Key ('57) (deceased 03/21/12) AND Randy Bearor ('64) of VA;
30 - Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA!
200 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|November 23, 1867 - The Manchester Martyrs were hanged in Manchester, England, for killing a police officer while freeing two Irish nationalists from custody.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 23, 1939
HMS Rawalpindi was sunk by the German
November 23, 1943
- U.S. forces seized control of
Makin from the Japanese during the Central Pacific offensive in the Gilbert
|Thursday, November 23, 1967 - Rugby league player Steve Deacon was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.|
|“One of the evils of
our time is taking for granted so many of the things we enjoy.”
(31 July 1920 - 10 Aug 2007)
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/23/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 11/23/17:
|ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Pat!|
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 11/23/17:
|INDEED! Thank you, Jean!|
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/22/17:
|OOH! Thank you, Joan!|
best time to give advice to your children is while they’re still young
enough to believe you know what you’re talking about.”
(02 July 1899 - 1995)
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of
NC - 11/10/17 - "THE WIT OF WILL ROGERS - STILL APPROPRIATE AFTER 80
YEARS (#12 in a Series of 15)":
BONUS CHRISTMAS CROSS STITCH PATTERNS:
BONUS THANKSGIVING PIE RECIPES:
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/apple-butter-pie - Apple Butter Pie - "Apple Butter Pie comes together in a flash with deliciously sweet fall flavor that you (and your guests) won't be able to get enough of."
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sweet-potato-pie-6 - Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue - "Wow guests this weekend with a sky-high marshmallow meringue on this sweet potato pie. Be sure to lightly pack the mashed sweet potatoes in your measuring cup for a fluffy filling. "
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/23/17:
|A surgeon was invited to
Thanksgiving dinner at a friend's house.
The host deftly carved the turkey and said, "I'd make a pretty good surgeon, don't you think?"
The surgeon replied, "Anybody can take it apart. Let's see you put it back together again."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat