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- 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 generally repeats every year, with rotating Santa Claus music and graphics.
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.....
|Don't forget - tomorrow is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and Monday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.|
|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) AND Joan Gardner ('63);
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);
13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|December 06, 1916 - World War I: The Central Powers captured Bucharest.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1966:
|Tuesday, December 06, 1966 - Triathlete Natascha Badmann was born in Basel, Switzerland.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/02/16:
|“To know what the
voice of the Divine sounds and feels like, read His words, study the
scriptures, and ponder them. Make them an integral part of everyday
life. If you want your children to recognize, understand, and act on the
promptings of the Spirit, you must study the scriptures with them.”
-Richard G. Scott, “Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority”
(07 Nov 1928 - 22 Sept 2015)
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Santa Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 12/04/16:
|Merry Christmas, Santa Jim! How could we celebrate St. Nicholas Day without an image of our very own Santa at work?!?|
From My Friend, Erik, of NC - 12/05/16:
“I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first
one left me and the second one didn't.”
- Patrick Murray
Here are several really nice
photos to enjoy.
From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 11/20/16 - "Four Legged Soldiers (#16 in a series of 30)":
|MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, George!|
BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:
|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 CHRISTMAS RECIPE:
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 used to bake this fairly often, and it's YUMMY!
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/05/16:
|My older son loves school, but
his younger brother absolutely hates it. One weekend he cried and
fretted and tried every excuse not to go back on Monday. Sunday morning
on the way home from church, the crying and whining built to a
At the end of my rope, I finally stopped the car and explained, "Honey, it’s a law. If you don’t go to school, they’ll put Mommy in jail."
He looked at me, thought a moment, then asked, "How long would you have to stay?"
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/29/16
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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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
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
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
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
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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