- NNHS Newsletter - Happy St. Nicholas Day!
“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa
Claus. . . . Thank God! He lives, and he lives forever.
Pharcellus Church, "The
Sun", September 21, 1897
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.....
|Up on the House Top" is a
Christmas song written by
Benjamin Hanby in 1864 in the town of
New Paris, Ohio.
. It has been recorded by a multitude of singers, among the
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.  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".
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)!
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.|
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:
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/05/13 - "A Tale of Two Cities":
REMINDER: The Webmistress is NOT making a political statement.
From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 12/05/13 - "SINGLE BLACK FEMALE 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.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/07/13 - "A Bunch of Ponder Worthies (in pic. form)" (#6 in a series of 14)":
|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.
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
½ 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.
Thanks so much, Joyce! I bake this fairly often, and it's YUMMY!
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.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/19/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
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)
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
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
Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
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