12/03/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
We Need a Little Christmas
"I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This Christmas song keeps going through my head, so I suppose it's time to pass it along to yours!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8eCAhAo12o - We Need a Little Christmas - Lucille Ball in Mame, 1973
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo_jb5kcne0&feature=related - Lucille Ball on Mame: "I Can't Sing"
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBBRJs6YCE4 - We Need a Little Christmas - Mitzi Gaynor, 1967
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG0OZGoKRAY - We Need a Little Christmas - SING-ALONG!
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iNFtm3jkTM - We Need a Little Christmas - Percy Faith, His Orchestra and Chorus
|"We Need a Little Christmas" is a popular
Christmas song originating from
Jerry Herman's Broadway musical,
Mame, and first performed by
Angela Lansbury in that 1966 production.
In the musical, the song is performed after Mame has lost her fortune in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, and decides that she, her young nephew Patrick, and her two household servants "need a little Christmas now" to cheer them up. The original lyrics include the line, "But, Auntie Mame, it's one week past Thanksgiving Day now!" Since the time the song was written the phenomenon of Christmas creep has led to the normal holiday season beginning much earlier than it once did, which has led to more recent recordings changing the line to, "But, Auntie Mame, it's one week from Thanksgiving Day now!"
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88) !
Happy Birthday tomorrow to William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND Howard Williamson (Hampton HS - '63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late Gene Peters ('57) (deceased - 07/24/09) AND Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA;
06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57);
07 - Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND Tim Parsons ('73) of VA;
09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57);
10 - John Murden ('60) of VA AND Glen Davenport ('63) of VA!http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|December 03, 1944 - Greek Civil War: Fighting broke out in Athens between the ELAS and government forces supported by the British Army.|
THIS DAY IN 1962:
|Monday, December 03, 1962 - It must have been a very quiet day fifty years ago, because apparently there were no noteworthy events, births, or deaths.|
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 12/02/12:
|I love this vid of the
angel proclaiming the birth of the Savior to nearby humble shepherds.
1st, in the still of the night the glorious angel majestically
approached the humble men-but it was not with blasting trumpets or
winging angels. 2nd the message was simple and clear. 3rd, how hard
would it have been to find the new born Savior in one of the city
hotels?! And last of all, listen again to the humble quiet of the
circumstances of the entrance of the Savior into the world to begin his
pivotal mission for all mankind?!?!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Q5STibJUQ - Shepherds Learn of the Birth of Christ
Thank you so much, Brent! For a video which lasts less than three minutes, that one can certainly touch one's heart!
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/02/12 - "The World's First King Size Bed":
"In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!' "
~Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's Guide"
BONUS CRAFT PATTERNS:
Amanda Formaro's Light Bulb Santa
http://www.craftown.com/Santa-bs--sq-s-Belly-Treat-Cups.html - Amanda Formaro's Santa's Belly Treat Cups
http://www.craftown.com/No-h-Sew-Santa-Table-Runner.html - Katie Kiter's No-Sew Santa Table Runner
http://www.craftown.com/Clay-Pot-Santa--pc--26-Mrs-p--Claus.html - Clay Pot Santa & Mrs. Claus
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#16 in a Series of 36)":
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/02/12:
|Policeman: "Did you
get the license number of the car that knocked you down?"
Pedestrian: "No, but I know who it was. My mother-in-law!"
Policeman: "How can you be so certain?"
Pedestrian: "I’d recognize that laugh anywhere!"
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/09/12
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
We Need a Little Christmas
Music and Lyrics by
Jerry Herman for
(b. 10 July 1931)
Haul out the holly,
Put up the tree before my spirit falls again;
Fill up the stocking,
I may be rushing things,
But deck the halls again now.
For we need a little Christmas,
Right this very minute,
Candles in the window,
Carols at the spinet.
Yes, we need a little Christmas,
Right this very minute,
It hasn't snowed a single flurry,
But Santa, dear, we're in a hurry.
So climb down the chimney,
Turn on the brightest string of light I've ever seen;
Slice up the fruitcake,
It's time we hung some tinsel,
On that evergreen bough.
For I've grown a little leaner,
Grown a little colder,
Grown a little sadder,
Grown a little older.
And I need a little angel,
Sitting on my shoulder,
Need a little Christmas now.
For we need a little music,
Need a little laughter
Need a little singing,
Ringing through the rafter.
And we need a little snappy,
"Happy ever after"
Need a little Christmas now....
"We Need a Little Christmas" midi and lyrics courtesy of
http://yule_rejoice.tripod.com/c-lyrics/home.html - 12/03/08
Animated Christmas Tree clip art courtesy of Judy Bowermaster of IL - 12/25/05
Pine Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.holidaygraphics.com/christmas/graphics/page9.html - 12/18/04
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
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
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
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