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Keep the Home Fires Burning
“The world must be made safe for democracy.”
Woodrow Wilson, April 2, 1917
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is another WWI era song that my mama (the late Maxine Frix Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) (19 May 1908 - 15 Feb 1999) used to sing to my sister (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and me when we were little girls. It was one of my favorites - and it still is.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06CUZn4Fc2U - Keep the Home Fires Burning - moving slide show
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-VxFm71vZc&NR=1 - Keep the Home Fires Burning - Rosa Ponselle
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iYhIRkeF80&NR=1 - Keep the Home Fires Burning - Cerys Matthews
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UjzqoguIGs&NR=1 - Keep the Home Fires Burning - Renee Meyer - great vintage images
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCyESeXq3Q4 - Keep the Home Fires Burning - John McCormack, 1917 - watch the spinning record
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jeQJHk_Hjo&NR=1 - Keep the Home Fires Burning - Jo Burgess - great vintage images
|Keep the Home-Fires Burning ('Till the Boys Come Home)
is a British patriotic First World War song composed by
Ivor Novello with words by
Lena Gilbert Ford (whose middle name was sometimes printed as "Guilbert"),
published first during 1914.
The song was published first as 'Till the Boys Come Home on October 8, 1914 by Ascherberg, Hopwood, and Crew Ltd. in London. A new edition was printed during 1915 with the name Keep the Home-Fires Burning. The song became very popular in the United Kingdom during the war, along with It's a Long Way to Tipperary.
James F. Harrison recorded Keep the Home-Fires Burning during 1915, as did Stanley Kirkby during 1916. Another popular recording was sung by tenor John McCormack during 1917, who was also the first to record It's a Long Way to Tipperary during 1914...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Harlan Hamby ('57)
Alan Jecmenek of TX!
Happy Birthday this week to:
22 - Jerry Saunders ('57)AND Bryce Bartel ( Brighton High , UT - '04) of UT;
Newell Blayton ('57)
Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57);
27 -Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL AND My Granddaughter (by My Children of Other Parents), Katelyn Mansfield of NC!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0720.htm - INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/07/11 - "Gerber Baby Photo Contest - April Ann Stokes" AND From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 07/09/11 - "Gerber Baby Photo Contest - Greyson":
Here's the deal, Chickadees: we'll carry both
babies' links here through the end of the month:
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/19/11 - "Vote NO on Foxnews then pass this along":
|I gladly forward this one!! Not on my
Go to FOX and vote NO on banning the American flag in America. VOTE !!! This is disgusting, to put it mildly. Your voice needs to be heard.
This is just sickening.
Only 76.15% have voted on the FOX poll to NOT ban the flag in school and
something like 18.0% voted YES, to ban it. What is going on in this
Moveon.org, funded by George Soros,
Organizing for America , and SEIU, "Service Employee International
UNION", have been twittering today to go to Fox Poll and vote to BAN the
American Flag and right now it is still working (18%).
YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Thank you, Wayne Honey! This is unconscionable! As of 22:22 tonight the vote had improved to 85.4% NO vs. 10.69% YES, but that's still completely outrageous!
Typhoon Family, y'all know what to do!
From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 07/19/11 - "Where have these pics been hiding for the past 65 years?":
|Where have these pics been hiding for the last
WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Phil - these are fascinating!
From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 07/19/11 - "How old is grandma?":
|How Old Is Grandma?
Stay with this -- the answer is at the end. It will blow you away.
One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.
The Grandmother replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
How old is Grandma???
Your Grandfather and I got married first . . And then lived together.
Every family had a father and a mother.
Until I was 25, I called every man older than
Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.
We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.
We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.
Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started.
Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.
We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
We listened to the Big Bands,, and the President's speeches on our radios.
And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.
If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan' on it, it was junk.
The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam.
Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.
We had 5&10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.
Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.
And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.
You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, .. .
. But who could afford one?
In my day:
* "grass" was mowed,
* "coke" was a cold drink,
* "pot" was something your mother cooked in and
* "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.
* "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,
* "chip" meant a piece of wood,
* "hardware" was found in a hardware store and
* "software" wasn't even a word.
And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap... And how old do you think I am?
I'll bet you have this old woman in mind...you are in for a shock!
Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.
GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO
YIKES!!! Thanks, Jay Sweetie!
From My Friend Emily of NC - 07/19/11:
birth certificate shows you were born.
'Be kinder than necessary because
everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.'
|Thank you so much, Miss Emily!|
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 07/19/11 - "Tough Biker":
A tough looking group of bikers were riding when they saw a girl about to jump off a bridge so they stopped.
The leader, a big burly man, gets off his bike and says, "What are you doing?"
"I'm going to
commit suicide," she says.
"My parents don't like me dressing up like a girl......" (I sure didn't see that one coming.)
Thanks, Norris Sweetie - neither did I!
www.ajokeaday.com - 07/19/11:
Way to keep healthy level of insanity in the workplace
1. Page yourself over the intercom. (Don't disguise your voice.)
2. Find out where your boss shops and buy exactly the same outfits. Always wear them one day after your boss does. (This is especially effective if your boss is a different gender than you are.)
3. While sitting at your desk, soak your fingers in "Palmolive."
4. Put up mosquito netting around your cubicle.
5. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask them if they want fries with that.
6. Put your garbage can on your desk. Label it "IN."
7. Determine how many cups of coffee are "too many."
8. Put decaf in the coffeemaker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.
9. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sexual favors."
10. If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.
11. When driving colleagues around insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep 'em tuned up."
12. Reply to everything someone says with "that's what YOU think?"
13. While making presentations, occasionally bob your head like a Parakeet.
14. Sit in the parking lot at lunchtime pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.
15. Ask your co-workers mysterious questions and then scribble their answers in a notebook. Mutter something about "psychological profiles".
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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Keep the Home Fires Burning
Lyrics by Lena Gilbert Ford (1870 – 07 Mar 1918)
Music by Ivor Novello (David Ivor Davies) (15 Jan 1893 - 06 Mar 1951), 1914
They were summoned from the hillside,
They were called in from the glen,
And the Country found them ready
At the stirring call for men.
Let no tears add to their hardship,
As the Soldiers pass along
And although your heart is breaking,
Make it sing this cheery song.
Keep the Home-fires burning,
While your hearts are yearning,
Though your lads are far away
They dream of Home;
There's a silver lining
Through the dark cloud shining,
Turn the dark cloud inside out,
Till the boys come Home.
Over seas there came a pleading,
"Help a Nation in distress!"
And we gave our glorious laddies,
Honor made us do no less.
For no gallant Son of Freedom
To a tyrant's yoke should bend,
And a noble heart must answer
To the sacred call of "Friend!"
"Keep the Home Fires Burning" midi courtesy of http://pdmusic.org/1900s.html - 07/20/11
"Keep the Home Fires Burning" lyrics courtesy of http://pdmusic.org/1900s/14kthfb.txt - 07/20/11
"Wake Up, America!" Image courtesy of http://www.jcs-group.com/military/war1914us/1917patriotism1.html - 07/20/11
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)
Blue Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/fourthofjuly-htm/july_lines_2.htm - 07/20/11
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Brighton High School (UT) Logo courtesy of http://www.jordandistrict.org/schools/high/brighton/index.htm - 08/02/07
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Laughter clip art courtesy of
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
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