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11/25/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Now Thank We All Our God

“And now pray ye to the God of all, who hath done great things in all the earth, who hath increased our days
from our mother’s womb, and hath done with us according to his mercy. May he grant us joyfulness
of heart, and that there be peace in our days in Israel for ever: That Israel may believe that the mercy
of God is with us, to deliver us in his days.”

- Sirach 50:22-24 (Ecclesiasticus 50:24-26)
Douay-Rheims Challoner

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The Thanksgiving themed Newsletters begin today - a Three-Fer. 

BONUS - - Now Thank We All Our God - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir


"Now thank we all our God" is a popular Christian hymn. It is a translation from the German "Nun danket alle Gott", written circa 1636 by Martin Rinkart (1586–1649), which in turn was inspired by Sirach, chapter 50 verses 22–24, from the praises of Simon the high priest. It was translated into English in the 19th Century by Catherine Winkworth.

Martin Rinkart was a Lutheran minister who came to Eilenburg, Saxony at the beginning of the Thirty Years' War. The walled city of Eilenburg became the refuge for political and military fugitives, but the result was overcrowding, and deadly pestilence and famine. Armies overran it three times. The Rinkart home was a refuge for the victims, even though he was often hard-pressed to provide for his own family. During the height of a severe plague in 1637, Rinkart was the only surviving pastor in Eilenburg, conducting as many as 50 funerals in a day. He performed more than 4000 funerals in that year, including that of his wife.

During this time, Rinkart was a prolific hymn writer. In Rinkart's "Jesu Hertz-Buchlein" (Leipzig, Germany: 1636), the hymn appears under the title "Tisch-Gebetlein," or a short prayer before meals. The exact date of "Nun danket alle Gott" is debated, but it is known that it was widely sung by the time the Treaty of Westphalia was signed in 1648.

The tune is the Leuthen Chorale and is attributed to Johann Crüger and written circa 1647. It is used in J.S. Bach's cantatas, such as BWV 79, 192, and in his BWV 252, 386 and 657. The now-standard harmonisation was devised by Felix Mendelssohn in 1840 when he adopted the hymn, sung in the now-standard key of F major and with its original German lyrics, as the chorale to his second symphony, known as the Lobgesang or Hymn of Praise. The Late-Romantic German composer Sigfrid Karg-Elert was one of the more recent composers to use this hymn, composing a 'Marche Triomphale' which is a famous piece in the classical pipe organ repertoire. After the Battle of Leuthen in the Seven Years' War, a soldier of the victorious Prussian army started to sing it, and soon all 25,000 joined in the hymn.

It is often used in Christian weddings and other joyous religious ceremonies, and in Germany it is sung on occasions of national thanksgiving...


  Happy Birthday today to   Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR AND    Michael Sisk ('63) of CA!

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) of MD AND   Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND    Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  

27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND   Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;

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;

1 -    My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (John Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of TX;

02 -   Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND    George Konstant ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 25, 1936 - In Berlin, Germany and Japan signed the Anti-Comintern Pact, agreeing to consult on measures "to safeguard their common interests" in the case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation. The pact was renewed on the same day five years later with additional signatories.

November 25, 1940 - First flight of the deHavilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.

November 25, 1943 - Statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina was re-established at the State Anti-Fascist Council for the People's Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

November 25, 1998 - President Jiang Zemin arrived in Tokyo for the first visit to Japan by a Chinese head of state since World War II.


Wednesday, November 25, 1964 - Singer-songwriter (Screaming Trees and The Gutter Twins) Mark Lanegan was born Mark William Lanegan in Ellensburg, Washington.

Wednesday, November 25, 1964 - Runner Bert van Vlaanderen was born in Tienhoven, The Netherlands.

    From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 11/24/14 - "50-Year Reunion":


Hope you’re feeling good and preparing for a big Thanksgiving celebration.

Hard to believe but our 50-Year Reunion is upon us. May I ask that you post this notice in the Newsletter so as to get folks thinking about this big event.

Thanks again and all my best.


“Attention NNHS Class of 1965 Graduates”

Your reunion committee is beginning the process of organizing our 50th reunion celebration. While in the very preliminary stages, what is needed to move forward with a more definitive plan is an expression of interest from each and every classmate. H.P. Lucas has graciously offered to be the point person for this effort. You may contact him by e-mail at to convey your thoughts. As the level of participation becomes more defined, the committee will then be in a position to supply a thorough synopsis of what our reunion festivities will look like.

My sincere hope is that each of you are well. May the upcoming holiday season bring you peace and joy.

I look forward to a tremendous turnout for our 50th and I look forward to seeing you all again. Remember, age is only a state of mind.

Best wishes,

Joe Wingo

   Thank you, Joe Sweetie!
I rather thought that as it would only be the three of us here for Thanksgiving Dinner, perhaps we could make do with a big ol' pot of chili or potato soup, but in that I did err. It seems we'll be having a   holiday dinner as usual: ham with pineapple glaze, corn, green bean casserole, Southern Cornbread,   Cake Mix Dinner Rolls, cornbread dressing, pineapple upside down cake, and a couple of pies, such as this yummy    Butter Pie. Silly me! What was I thinking?!?

   I'll be carrying the reunion announcements on the Reunion Page as soon as I get well enough to think straight.....

   From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 11/24/14:

Hope u feel better before thanksgiving since I'm thankful for u and your hard work keeping us together......

   AWW! Thank you so much, Rochelle! I'm thankful for the opportunity to do so!

          From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of LA - 11/24/14 - "Missile Defense Agency's Flight Test 06b Ground-Based Interceptor": - June 22, 2014 - The Missile Defense Agency's Flight Test 06b Ground-Based Interceptor launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on June 22, 2014. For more information on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, go to

   Thanks, Brent! There's another thing for which we have to be thankful - a strong military to defend us!

   Here in Fayetteville, we had two groups of soldiers return from "the lands dark and dusty" this month, the latest ones just in time for Thanksgiving: - Paratroopers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division return home from a deployment to Afghanistan, Nov. 9, at Fort Bragg, N.C. - Paratroopers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division return home from a deployment to Afghanistan, Nov. 24, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

   We thank them for their service!

       From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 11/24/14 - "  The Thanksgiving Dinner":

This is so fabulous. You put another one of my favorite pictures on the NNHS65 Newsletter! The Thanksgiving Dinner.

I was just telling someone yesterday that I thought my cousins and I should write a cookbook/funny family tales and call it the "Buckley Special" (after explaining "what" the Buckley Special was). And that picture with all the details would be the cover!!!.

Is this a sign from God? And we shall have chocolate slop the rest of our days. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!

   Thank you, Cheryl! I'm sure it must be - but I won't explain that "Buckley Special" thingie (which I always thought was a misnomer anyway; it was more accurately a Tuck trait) right now! GIGGLES! Come to think of it, I'll save the Chocolate Slop story for another day as well!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/01/14 - "All you animal lovers (#23 in a series of 26)":


Some of these pictures might come in handy for the newsletter. If you have used them before, it's OK not to use them. When things like this come to me I always think about you and your wonderful newsletter. Blessings.


   Thanks, Joan!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/09/14 - "Hmmmm.... (#15 in a series of 15)":

You're getting old when
"getting lucky" means you find
your car in the parking lot.

       Thanks, Billy! These have been a riot!  font>

        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 11/22/14 - "FAMILY PORTRAITS (#1 in a series of 18)":

  AWW! Thanks, Dools!

Nancy Spruance's Christmas Trumpets

BONUS THANKSGIVING PIE RECIPES: - 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." - Coconut-Pumpkin Chiffon Pie - "Make and refrigerate without the topping a day ahead. Whip and add the topping before serving." - 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 - 11/24/14:

A man was in a hurry to meet his friend down at the nearby lake. On the way down there, he was stopped by a man fully dressed in red. The man pulled over, and the red man asked, "Hi, I'm the red jerk of the highway. Have anything to eat?"

The man smiled and handed him a sandwich. He continued down the highway and was yet again pulled over by a man fully dressed in green. He stopped and the guy in green said, "Hi, I'm the green jerk of the highway. Have anything to drink?"

Without smiling, the man handed the green guy his coke. He started off again and started to speed down the highway. Yet again he was stopped by a guy fully dressed in blue.

Sighing, he pulled over and pulled down his window, leaned out and said, "Let me guess. You're the blue jerk of the highway. What do you want?"

"License and registration, please," came the reply.

1. Thursday, December 4, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1962 Dinner Get Together - 6:30 PM at Angelo's on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. CONTACT: Fran Heath Scott at 757-813-0446 or email:

2. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 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 10/17/14

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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Now Thank We All Our God

Based on Sirach 50:22-24 (Ecclesiasticus 50:22-24) by Martin Rinkart, about 1636
(23 Apr 1586 - 08 Dec 1649)

Translated by Catherine Winkworth
(13 Sept 1827 - 01 July1878)

Music by Johann Crüger, about 1647
(09 Apr 1598 - 23 Feb 1662)

Harmony by Felix Mendelssohn, 1840
(03 Feb 1809 - 04 Nov 1847)

Now thank we all our God,
With heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done,
In whom this world rejoices;
Who from our mothers' arms
Has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us still in grace,
And guide us when perplexed;
And free us from all ills,
In this world and the next.

All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given;
The Son, and him who reigns
With them in highest heaven;
The one eternal God,
Whom earth and heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.


"Now Thank We All Our God" midi courtesy of - 11/21/05

"Now Thank We All Our God" lyrics courtesy of - 11/21/05

Flowers in Pumpkin Vase clip art courtesy of - 10/31/04

Lacy Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/04/04

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

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!

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

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 Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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