- 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 FL 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 1969:
July 20, 1969 - Apollo program: Apollo 11's crew successfully made the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon six and a half hours later.
July 20, 1969 - A cease fire was announced between Honduras and El Salvador, six days after the beginning of the "Football War".
July 20, 1969 - Actor Josh Holloway was born Josh Lee Holloway in San Jose, California.
July 20, 1969 - Footballer Kreso Kovacec was born in Krapina, SR Croatia.
July 20, 1969 - Cyclist Giovanni Lombardi was born in Pavia, Lombardy, Italy.
July 20, 1969 - Singer Joon Park was born Park Joon-hyung (박준형) in South Korea.
July 20, 1969 - Singer and guitarist Tobi Vail was born Tobi Celeste Vail in Auburn, Washington.
“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!|
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 07/19/19:
From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 07/20/17:
|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 Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 07/19/19, 7:26 AM:
just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
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:
|Country Living's Skillet Spinach-Artichoke Dip With Fire-Roasted Bread - "You can thank your forever faithful cast iron skillet for this recipe. The yummy dip is cooked and served in the skillet, which makes for fast and easy clean up."|
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...)
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07