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12/03/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sleigh Ride

Those merry sleigh-bells, our hearts keep time
Responsive to their fairy chime.
Ding-dong, ding-dong, o'er vale and hill,
Their welcome notes are trembling still.

-  Susanna Strickland Moodie
(06 Dec 1803 - 08 Apr 1885)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   What a happy holiday favorite we have for today's Newsletter theme song - just what we need this year!

BONUS - Sleigh Ride


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleigh_Ride

"Sleigh Ride" is a popular light orchestral piece composed by Leroy Anderson. The composer had the original idea for the piece during a heat wave in July 1946; he finished the work in February 1948. The lyrics, about a person who would like to ride in a sleigh on a winter's day with another person, were written by Mitchell Parish in 1950. The orchestral version was first recorded in 1949 by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra. The song was a hit record on RCA Victor Red Seal 49-0515 (45 rpm) / 10-1484 (78 rpm), and has become the equivalent of a signature song for the orchestra. The 45 rpm version was originally issued on red vinyl. The Pops has also recorded the song with John Williams, their conductor from 1979 to 1995, and Keith Lockhart, their current conductor. Over the years, the song has become a Christmas standard

...Although "Sleigh Ride" is often associated with Christmas, and often appears on Christmas compilation albums, the song's lyrics never specifically mention any holiday or religion (apart from certain recordings, such as those by the Carpenters, Walter Schumann and Air Supply, that substitute "Christmas party" for "birthday party" in the song's bridge). In fact, the mention of "pumpkin pie" in the last verse might suggest an association with Thanksgiving rather than Christmas...


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND   the late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (d. 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late W. D. Dangler ('57) (d. 03/07/17) AND  Howard Williamson (Hampton HS - '63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late Gene Peters ('57) (d. 07/24/09) AND     the late Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) (d. 11/21/18);

06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57);

07 -  Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND   the late Tim Parsons (NNHS / Menchville HS - '73) (d. 10/29/17)!

09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57) AND Joan Gardner ('63);

10 -    John Murden ('60) of VA AND  Glen Davenport ('63) of VA!

   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 1970:

December 03, 1970 - Baseball player Paul Byrd was born Paul Gregory Byrd in Louisville, Kentucky.

December 03, 1970 - Basketball player and coach Lindsey Hunter was born Lindsey Benson Hunter, Jr. in Utica, Mississippi.

December 03, 1970 - Footballer Christian Karembeu was born in New Caledonia.

December 03, 1970 - Ice hockey player and coach Laura Schuler was born Laura Lynne Schuler in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.


“Avoid confessing other people's sins.”

- Wilford Woodruff
(01 Mar 1807 - 02 Sept 1898)


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/03/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/02/14 - "Here is, old age at its best !":

Here is, old age at its best.

Larry and Bob, two friends, met in the park every day to feed the pigeons, watch the squirrels and discuss world problems.

One day Larry didn't show up. Bob didn't think much about it and figured maybe he had a cold or something.. But after Larry hadn't shown up for a week or so, Bob really got worried. However, since the only time they ever got together was at the park, Bob didn't know where Larry lived, so he was unable to find out what had happened to him.
 

  A month had passed, and Bob figured he had seen the last of Larry, but one day, Bob approached the park and -- lo and behold -- there sat Larry! Bob was very excited and happy to see him and told him so. Then he said, ‘For crying out loud Larry, what in the world happened to you?

Larry replied, 'I have been in jail.'

'Jail!' cried Bob. What in the world for?'

'Well,' Larry said, 'you know Jane, that cute little blonde waitress at the coffee shop where I sometimes go?'

'Yeah,' said Bob, 'I remember her. What about her?

'Well, one day she filed rape charges against me; and, at 89 years old, I was so proud that when I got into court, I pleaded 'guilty'.

'The damn judge gave me 30 days for perjury’.
 
 

     Thanks for the snicker, George!


      From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 12/01/14:

    Thanks, Jean! That it is!
 
 


    From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 12/02/14 - "Honey and Cinnamon to Cure Colds":

     Thank you, Catherine! I'm sure there's some perfectly good reason why I always need to be reminded of this...
 
 


From Paul's Niece, Celesta, of MO - 12/02/14 - "Medical Test":

  Heh. Wish that was really a test. Even then some people wouldn't listen.

     Thanks, Celesta! I'm afraid you're absolutely right!

 
 


From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 12/02/14 - "31 Christmas Hacks To Simplify This Holiday Season":

Get organized with the decorations.

31 Christmas Hacks To Simplify This Holiday Season

   Thanks so much, Tina!   I'm sure most of us could use a few ideas to simplify our lives this time of year!


 From Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA - 12/02/14 - "BISCUIT BREAKFAST BAKE":  

  WOW ALERT!! This would make an amazing Christmas morning Breakfast for the family and also if you're having overnight guests (make 2!!)

BISCUIT BREAKFAST BAKE

Ingredients:

5 eggs
¼ cup milk
16 oz. refrigerated breakfast biscuits (I used the Pillsbury flakey kind)
4 scallions (green onions, spring onions, whatever you prefer to call them)
1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese

If you’re into the meats – cooked center cut bacon or cooked sausage

 
 

Directions:

Use an 11" ×17" pan, sprayed with cooking spray (Note: I think a 9" ×13" works better, but it might need to bake a little longer)

1. Mix the eggs and milk in a large bowl. Cut each biscuit (I’m all about scissors in the kitchen) into fours and add it to the bowl. I like to do this before I cook the bacon or cut up the scallions – give the biscuits some time to really soak in the eggs.

2. Cut up the scallions, shred the cheese, cook and break up the bacon (or sausage). Add everything to the bowl.

3. Mix it all up and pour into the pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes (make sure it isn’t runny – mine this morning took 28 minutes).

   OOH, WOW! Thank you, Barbara!


“People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to.”

- Jerry Seinfeld
(b. 29 Apr 1954)


BONUS CHRISTMAS CRAFT PATTERNS:

 http://www.craftown.com/Light-Bulb-Santa.html - 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


BONUS RECIPE (Sorry; not particularly theme-related):

  From Me ('65) of NC - 12/02/14 - "Pristine White Muffins":

   This is my favorite quick bread recipe; I've been enjoying it for over forty years.
 

Pristine White Muffins
 

3 cups self-rising flour
8 Tbsp. sugar
8 Tbsp. white shortening
1-1/2 cups cold water

   Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together flour and sugar. Cut in shortening with a pastry cutter. Then mix by hands until crumbly. Slowly add the water while mixing to form a soft dough. Drop pieces of this wet dough into ungreased muffin tins. Bake 15 minutes until they start to turn tan.

   Somehow, these taste even better at room temperature, so make them ahead if you are able. able.                              


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/02/14:
 
A preacher was walking down the street when he noticed a little boy trying to ring a doorbell which was just out of his reach. He watched his efforts for some time and walked over to press the the bell.

After he pressed it he leveled down to the boy and asked, "Now what?" to which the boy turned and shouted, "NOW WE RUN!!"


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7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

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Sleigh Ride

Music by
Leroy Anderson (29 June 1908 – 18 May 1975), 1948

Lyrics by Mitchell Parish (10 July 1900 – 31 Mar 1993), 1950


Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,
ring ting tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you,
Outside the snow is falling
and friends are calling "Yoo hoo,"
Come on, it's lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,
let's go, Let's look at the show,
We're riding in a wonderland of snow.
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,
it's grand, Just holding your hand,
We're gliding along with a song
of a wintry fairy land.

Our cheeks are nice and rosy
and comfy cozy are we
We're snuggled up together
like two birds of a feather would be
Let's take that road before us
and sing a chorus or two
Come on, it's lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.

There's a birthday party
at the home of Farmer Gray
It'll be the perfect ending a perfect day
We'll be singing the songs
we love to sing without a single stop,
At the fireplace while we watch
the chestnuts pop. Pop! pop! pop!

There's a happy feeling
nothing in the world can buy,
When they pass around the chocolate
and the pumpkin pie
It'll nearly be like a picture print
by Currier and Ives
These wonderful things are the things
we remember all through our lives!

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,
ring ting tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you,
Outside the snow is falling
and friends are calling "Yoo hoo,"
Come on, it's lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,
let's go, Let's look at the show,
We're riding in a wonderland of snow.
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,
it's grand, Just holding your hand,
We're gliding along with a song
of a wintry fairy land

Our cheeks are nice and rosy
and comfy cozy are we
We're snuggled up together
like two birds of a feather would be
Let's take that road before us
and sing a chorus or two
Come on, it's lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.


"Sleigh Ride" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/kerstmis_site/midi.html - 12/03/03

"Sleigh Ride" lyrics courtesy of http://www.nevada.edu/~blake/Christmas.songs.html - 12/02/04

Image of Victorian Sleigh Ride courtesy of http://jeh.5u.com/christmas/victoria.htm - 12/02/07

Animated Blue Snowflake Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ23.htm - 12/02/07

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 http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
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 missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

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)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated  Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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