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12/06/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy St. Nicholas Day!

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. . . . Thank God! He lives, and he lives forever.
A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay ten times ten thousand years from now,
he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

Francis Pharcellus Church, "The Sun", September 21, 1897
(22 Feb 1839 - 11 Apr 1906)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   This theme repeats every year, but this version of it is being revisited from 2005.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm7t6jl7qY0 - Up on the House Top - Gene Autry - sing-along version

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5auBkT84N4 - Up on the House Top - Eddy Arnold

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yep2d7H974w - Up on the House Top - cartoon from http://www.thingamakid.com 

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEFoI8jUf7c - Up on the House Top - The Dapper Rapscallions - You'd never believe me.....


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

Up on the House Top" is a Christmas song written by Benjamin Hanby in 1864 in the town of New Paris, Ohio. [1]. It has been recorded by a multitude of singers, among the most notable Gene Autry, who is also known for his version of the classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer".

According to William Studwell in The Christmas Carol Reader, "Up on the House Top" was the second-oldest secular Christmas song, outdone only by "Jingle Bells", which was written in 1857 (although the latter was originally intended as a Thanksgiving song). It is also considered the first Yuletide song to focus primarily on Santa Claus. In fact, according to Readers Digest Merry Christmas Song Book Hanby was the first to offer up the idea that Santa and his sleigh land on the roof of homes. [2] Benjamin Russell Hanby was born in 1833 near Rushville, Ohio, the son of a minister involved with the Underground Railroad. During his short life he wrote some 80 songs before dying of tuberculosis in 1867. Other than "Up on the House Top" his best-known song is "Darling Nelly Gray".


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas#Saint_Nicholas_Day   

http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/home/

http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/who-is-st-nicholas/

http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/around-the-world/

http://www.stnicksday.com/

http://www.wf-f.org/st.nicholas.html

http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/12/06/happy-saint-nicholas-day/


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND  Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND    Tim Parsons ('73) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57);

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

11 -   Helen Bost Rainelle ('72) of FL;

12 -    Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ AND      Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND       Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) AND    My Former Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX (soon to be UT);

13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57)!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


THIS DAY IN WWII:

December 06, 1941 - U.S. President Roosevelt sent a telegram to Japanese Emporor Hirohito that requested intervention "to prevent further death and destruction in the world." Intelligence reports had convinced Roosevelt that the Japanese fleet was headed for Thailand.

December 06, 1941 - The United Kingdom declared war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War.


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Friday, December 06, 1963 - Actor Ulrich Thomsen was born in Fyn, Denmark.


2013 CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONAL:

  Enjoy the 2013 Christmas Devotional here on Sunday, December 08, 2013 at 8:00 PM EST, 7:00 PM CST, 6:00 MST, or 5:00 PM PST:

http://www.lds.org/?lang=eng

 

 
 


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/05/13 - "A Tale of Two Cities":

A Tale of Two Cities

 

Chicago, IL

Houston, TX

Population

2.7 million

2.15 million

Median HH Income

$38,600

$37,000

% African-American

38.9%

24%

% Hispanic

29.9%

44%

% Asian

5.5%

6%

% Non-Hispanic White

28.7%

26%

Pretty similar until you compare the following:

 

Chicago, IL

Houston, TX

Concealed Carry gun law

no

yes 

# of Gun Stores

0

184 - Dedicated gun stores plus 1500 - legal places to buy guns- Walmart, K-mart, sporting goods, etc.

Homicides, 2012

1,806

207

Homicides per 100K

38.4

9.6

Avg. January high temperature  (F)

31

63

Conclusion?

Cold weather causes crime and murder?

 
          Thanks, Wayne Honey!

REMINDER: The Webmistress is NOT making a political statement.


 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 12/05/13 - "SINGLE BLACK FEMALE AD":

Singles Ad

This has got to be one of the best singles ads ever printed. It is reported to have been listed in the Atlanta Journal.

http://www.meilach.com/human_interest_stories/singles_ad.htm

      Thank you, Mark!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/07/13 - "A Bunch of Ponder Worthies (in pic. form)" (#6 in a series of 14)":

  Thanks, Shari!
 
 


BONUS SANTA CROCHET PATTERNS:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/santa-cookie-ornament - Michele Wilcox's Santa Cookie Ornament

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/infant-santa-suit-hat - Kim Guzman's Infant Santa Suit & Hat


BONUS RECIPES - RERUN FROM 2008:

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 12/05/08 - "Bread":

Tis the season for cooking up good comfort food and what's more comforting than to come home to the smell of fresh baked bread.  
This recipe sounds yummy and simple.

 

 

 

 

No-Knead Multigrain Bread

Yield- 1 loaf     Preparation time:  5 minutes

Cooking and resting time: 2 Hours and 15 minutes

 

1 package active dry yeast

1-1/2 cups warm water 100-110o

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup whole wheat flour

cup uncooked mixed-grain cereal or old fashioned rolled oats

Nonstick pan spray

 

In a liquid measuring cup, whisk the yeast into the warm water until it dissolves. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for about 15 minutes (the mixture should become slightly foamy on top and cloudy throughout.)

 

Pour the yeast mixture into a large bowl and stir in the all-purpose flour, honey, melted butter and salt until well incorporated. Mix in the whole wheat flour and cereal, place a clean kitchen towel over the top of the bowl and place the bowl in a warm place away from any drafts to double in size, about 1 hour.

 

Fold the dough with a spatula to deflate it. Grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with the pan spray and transfer the dough to the pan. Cover with the kitchen towel and set aside until the dough has doubled in size, about 25 minutes.

 

Preheat oven to 375o. Bake until browned and until the loaf sounds hollow when the top is tapped, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and the pan and cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.


 

 Joyce Cahoon

 

  
   Thanks so much, Joyce!
I bake this fairly often, and it's YUMMY!


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/05/13:
 
TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?

DONALD: H I J K L M N O.

TEACHER: What are you talking about?

DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.  

2.Thursday, January 2, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/19/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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Up on the Housetop

Written by Benjamin Hanby (22 July 1833  16 Mar 1867), 1864 
Recorded by Gene Autry (29 Sept 1907  02 Oct 1998), 1952

Up on the housetop, reindeer pause
Out jumps good ol' Santa Claus
Down through the chimney with lots of toys
All for the little ones, Christmas joys
Ho, Ho, Ho! Who wouldn't go?
Ho, Ho, Ho! Who wouldn't go?
Up on the housetop, click, click, click
Down through the chimney with good Saint Nick

First comes the stocking of little Nell
Oh, dear Santa, fill it well
Give her a dolly that laughs and cries
One that will open and shut her eyes
Ho, Ho, Ho! Who wouldn't go?
Ho, Ho, Ho! Who wouldn't go?
Up on the housetop, click, click, click
Down through the chimney with good Saint Nick

Next comes the stocking of little Will
Oh, just see what a glorious fill
Here is a hammer and lots of tacks
Also a ball and a whip that cracks
Ho, Ho, Ho! Who wouldn't go?
Ho, Ho, Ho! Who wouldn't go?
Up on the housetop, click, click, click
Down through the chimney with good Saint Nick


 "Up On the Housetop" midi courtesy of http://www.christmasgifts.com/music.html - 12/03/05

"Up On the Housetop" lyrics courtesy of http://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/midi/up_on_the_housetop.htm - 12/03/05

Santa Claus image courtesy of http://santavideoemail.com/ - 12/03/05

Animated Santa Claus Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ17.htm - 12/03/05

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 Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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!

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

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!!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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