- NNHS Newsletter
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 - Keep the Home Fires Burning - moving slide show
BONUS #2 - Keep the Home Fires Burning - Rosa Ponselle
BONUS #3 - Keep the Home Fires Burning - Renee Meyer - great vintage images
BONUS #4 - Keep the Home Fires Burning - John McCormack, 1917 - watch the spinning record
|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 Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA AND Bryce Bartel (Brighton High , UT - '04) of UT;
23 - Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57);
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN 1968:
Friday, July 20, 1968 - The first International Special Olympics Summer Games were held at Soldier Field in Chicago, with about 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Friday, July 20, 1968 - Ice hockey player Jimmy Carson was born James Charles Carson in Southfield, Michigan.
Friday, July 20, 1968 - Footballer and manager Hami Mandıralı was born in Arsin, Trabzon, Turkey.
Friday, July 20, 1968 - Hip-hop artist Kool G Rap was born Nathaniel Thomas Wilson in Queens, New York City, New York.
Friday, July 20, 1968 - Historian and author Bray Hammond (b. 20 Nov 1886 in Springfield, Missouri) died at the age of 81.
“One of the most Godlike expressions of the human soul is the act of
forgiveness. Everyone is wronged at some point by someone, and many
suffer serious wrongs… Forgiveness is mortality’s mirror image of the
mercy of God.”
-Dallin H. Oaks, October 1989
(b. 12 Aug 1932)
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/20/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/18/18 - "Another plant causing terrible burns":
Ugg, what the heck, Mother Nature? You being mighty scary!
YOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you, Shari! Y'all be careful!
From Brenda Shepard McCoy ('67) of VA - 07/17/16:
just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/10/18 - "FooD FoR HealtH" (#4 in a Series of 17)":
|Thank you, Shari!|
BONUS KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING KNIT PATTERN:
|Pat's Keeping the Home Fires Burning Little Baby Set - "Sometimes, I feel that my knitting has taken over my life! Haha...not really but I'm lucky that I found this hobby that keeps me grounded. Have I told you that I love, absolutely LOVE Ravelry? There are so many resources online. Above is a little baby set (designed by Michele Sabatier) I knitted as a gift for a dear blog friend. This was the yarn I had received from my Little Woollie Yarn Club from Australia."|
BONUS KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING RECIPES:
|Sandra Harris Ramini's Keep the Home Fires Burning (Christmas in July) - "Happy Christmas! I’m told that I might offend some of my readers by using Christmas to describe this fabulous festive time. I simply don’t believe it. Here in Britain we couldn’t be more multi-cultural or diverse if we tried, yet with remarkable tolerance and good sense not one of our many diverse communities makes a fuss. Everyone understands that Father Christmas is not about religion, he’s about tradition. In fact, Christmas puddings mince pies (not meat, but sweet fruit in gooey sauce) holly, ivy, robins, mistletoe and all the rest of it is Britain at its most traditional. Isn’t that why millions of visitors pour into these islands every year? Because no one does tradition quite like us?"|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Lyrics by Lena Gilbert Ford (1870 – 07 Mar 1918)
Music by Ivor Novello (David Ivor Davies) (15 Jan 1893 - 06 Mar 1951), 1914
"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 missing...)