- NNHS Newsletter - Ring Out, Wild Bells
“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We're coming down to the end of the year.....
BONUS #1 - Ring Out, Wild Bells - Der Glocke Klang, Nr. 142 (Ring Out, Wild Bells, #215)
BONUS #2 - Ring Out, Wild Bells
BONUS #3 - Ring Out, Wild Bells - Electric guitar and violin duet
"Alfred, Lord Tennyson is considered the most representative poet of the Victorian Age in England, and many of his works characterize the conflict between the Christian faith and the beginnings of the scientific revolution. The death of his sister's fiancé, Arthur Henry Hallam, at the age of 22 plunged Tennyson into profound shock and a lifelong struggle between faith and doubt. "Ring Out, Wild Bells," generally considered a New Year's hymn, is taken from the 106th Canto of In Memoriam, Tennyson's monumental elegy to Hallam that was published in 1850, the same year that he was appointed Poet Laureate."
1.From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/17/18 AND 12/24/18:
|After 7 days in the hospital I
got home yesterday late--It's going according to schedule--continued
pain and more visits from all kinds of people and somewhere in there is
an office visit??
...This has been a case of " Murphy's Law" working over time with what could go wrong did go wrong--2/3 days stay turned into a week--what was on "film"---they discovered---wasn't the entire story--it was worse!! But--hey, they're dealing with a Typhoon and we don't give up!!....
Thank you, Wayne Honey!
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/29/18,
|Yes, indeed, I'm back and I'm finally starting
to come out of my groggy state of mind. But WOW, I am so blessed to have
received so many prayers and good wishes concerning my surgery. I wish I
could answer each individually but it would take more time than I am
told to be on line each day for some time. I am truly overwhelmed and I
do promise to give at least a like for each remaining unanswered in the
next day or so. It's the least I can do.
|It was truly a severe case of Carpal Tunnel but the final result won't be certain for some time. But this much I can say. The surgery was a success and the pain was cured. The numbness will take some time to go away, but the good news is if it isn't 100% eliminated due to nerve damage over time the end result will be minimal. It won't be enough to keep me from the things I love to do which, of course, have writing and horses at the top of the list. I'll know more when I go to have stitches removed January 7th and find out when I can get back into full gear with the recommendations of Dr. Powell. I was blessed to have a wonderful Heavenly Father to guide the hands of my gifted surgeon and the prayers offered by so many to add their power to a superlative outcome.. And from now on, all of you good folks are no longer just Facebook friends but just plain friends. God bless you all and you'll start seeing some posts soon but probably not much for today and tomorrow. There will be posts right away, but I'm going to follow the good doctors' advice to not overdo during the healing process. "Ain't" life grand when the sun shines on you. Now back to clearing the fog from my head and letting the Son shine in.|
3. From Me ('65) of NC - 12/29/18:
| After a delay of several years, I
was finally able to consult an ophthalmologist yesterday about my
cataracts, which had first been detected as small and slow growing
fifteen years ago, and reconfirmed seven years ago. Having strong reason
to believe they were now rapidly advancing, I at last secured an
appointment, and as I suspected, they had both become rather large.
Furthermore, my retinal pressure (which is supposed to be between 15 and
20) was 22 in both eyes. That particular revelation was really not a big
thrill in my life. Lens replacement surgery to prevent total blindness
in both eyes will be scheduled soon, hopefully in February. Meanwhile, I
have pre-op consultations again with my
ophthalmologist (a corneal specialist) on Wednesday, January 2, and a
retinal specialist on Tuesday, January 29. My long-held fantasy that
this surgery would eliminate entirely my need for corrective lenses may
have been just a pipe dream, but at least I shall see better, and any
necessary glasses will not be the coke bottle lenses I've been wearing
all my life. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated.
“For now we see through a glass, darkly...”
-1 Corinthians 13:12
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to the late Ron Miller ('59) (d. 07/29/14) AND Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA AND Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA AND Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of MD AND the late Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68) (d. 05/11/15) AND Sarah Stewart Vance ('69) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow toPat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA AND Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA AND David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO!
Happy Birthday this week to:
01 - Gloria Hand Burns ('57) AND Bill Fitzgerald ('58) of VA;
03 - The late Carl Rossman (Hargrave Military Academy - '66) (d. 04/24/16);
04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND Bill Bost ('61) of NC AND Randy Tosh ('63) of VA AND My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA;
05 - Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 04/24/10) AND Vickie Hankins Rudy ('63) of GA
('57) of Northern VA
Steve Veazey ('60)
Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 30, 1884 - Hideki Tōjō was born. Tojo became the Prime Minister of Japan in October of 1940. He was hanged, after being convicted of war crimes by an international tribunal, on December 22, 1948.
THIS DAY IN 1968:
|Sunday, December 30, 1968 - Screenwriter and producer
Bryan Burk was born in the USA.
Sunday, December 30, 1968 - The 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations, Trygve Lie (b. Trygve Halvdan Lie on 16 July 1896 in Kristiania, Norway, United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway), died of a heart attack in Geilo, Norway at the age of 72.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/28/15:
|“There is no need for
you … to sail uncharted seas or to travel unmarked roads in search of
truth. A loving Heavenly Father has plotted our course and provided an
unfailing guide—even obedience.”
Thomas S. Monson
Thank you so much, Susan!
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPY NEW YEAR!!! (early, I know...) I hope
you are all well.
used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own.”
BONUS NEW YEAR'S CROCHET PATTERN:
|Jacobs Ladder Ripple Afghan - "We sure do love this afghan, and so will the men in your life! Jacobs Ladder Ripple Afghan is a classic ripple afghan that is easy to make and wonderful to enjoy. Choose whatever colors you prefer to customize the look of this easy crochet afghan."|
BONUS NEW YEAR'S BELLS KNIT PATTERN:
|Knit Bells - "These delightful knit bells look adorable on holiday baskets, new baby gifts, candy jars, or simply tied on as an ornamental to the front of a wrapped present. It is a very easy craft project as the knitted bells take just minutes to complete which makes them a wonderful all season craft project. As each bell takes only about fifteen minutes to create a pair of bells can easily be made in well under an hour..."|
BONUS NEW YEAR'S RECIPES:
Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Spinach and Bean Salad
Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Pork with Cherry and Wild Rice Stuffing
Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/29/18:
|My son thinks I set the bar too high for him
as a child.
It seems like he never got over it.
DATES TO REMEMBER: