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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 - 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:
23 - Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57);
26 - My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky, Best Dressed Girl in the Class 1959, of NC AND the late Billy Roady, Most Typical Boy in the Class of 1960 (d. 05 Dec 2019) AND Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN 1971:
July 20, 1971 - Baseball player Charles Johnson was born Charles Edward Johnson, Jr. in Fort Pierce, Florida.
July 20, 1971 - Actress Sandra Oh was born Sandra Miju Oh in Nepean, Ontario, Canada.
“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 Gary Farnsworth ('58) of NV - 07/19/20:
Cucumbers... I didn't know this...and to
think all these years I've only been making salads with the cucumbers...
1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.
3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.
5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!
WOWZERS! GOOD TO KNOW! Thank you, Gary!
From Tom Castonguay ('70) of VA - 07/19/21, 8:33 PM:
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 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."|
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!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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...)
Animated Dancing Oldsters clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA -
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07