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12/06/16 - 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 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.....


REMINDER:

   Don't forget - tomorrow is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and Monday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. 


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) 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:

December 06, 1941 - U.S. President Roosevelt sent a telegram to Japanese Emperor 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 1966:

Tuesday, December 06, 1966 - Triathlete Natascha Badmann was born in Basel, Switzerland.

Tuesday, December 06, 1966 - Golfer Per-Ulrik Johansson was born in Uppsala, Sweden.


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:

  Thanks, Erik!
 
 


I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't.

- Patrick Murray



 
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/08/16 - "Spectacular Pictures (#36 in a series of 40)":
 
  Here are several really nice photos to enjoy.

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Billy!

 
 


  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:

From http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/inspirational-christmas-stories2.htm:

 
"Owed to Joy"

The year our youngest daughter, Shelly, was four, she received an unusual Christmas present from "Santa."

She was the perfect age for Christmas, able to understand the true meaning of the season, but still completely enchanted by the magic of it. Her innocent joyfulness was compelling and catching -- a great gift to parents, reminding us of what Christmas should represent no matter how old we are.

The most highly prized gift Shelly received that Christmas Eve was a giant bubble-maker, a simple device of plastic and cloth the inventor promised would create huge billowing bubbles, large enough to swallow a wide-eyed four-year-old. Both Shelly and I were excited about trying it out, but it was after dark so we'd have to wait until the next day.

Later that night I read the instruction booklet while Shelly played with some of her other new toys. The inventor of the bubble-maker had tried all types of soaps for formulating bubbles and found that Joy dishwashing detergent created the best giant bubbles. I'd have to buy some.

The next morning, I was awakened very early by small stirrings in the house. Shelly was up. I knew in my sleepy mind that Christmas Day festivities would soon begin, so I arose and made my way toward the kitchen to start the coffee. In the hallway, I met my daughter, already wide awake, the bubble- maker clutched in her chubby little hand, the magic of Christmas morning embraced in her four-year-old heart. Her eyes were shining with excitement, and she asked, "Daddy, can we make bubbles now?"

I sighed heavily and rubbed my eyes. I looked toward the window, where the sky was only beginning to lighten with the dawn. I looked toward the kitchen, where the coffeepot had yet to start dripping its aromatic reward for early-rising Christmas dads.

"Shelly," I said, my voice almost pleading and perhaps a little annoyed, "it's too early. I haven't even had my coffee yet."

Her smile fell away. Immediately I felt a father's remorse for bursting her bright Christmas bubble with what I suddenly realized was my own selfish problem, and my heart broke a little.

But I was a grown-up. I could fix this. In a flash of adult inspiration, I unshouldered the responsibility. Recalling the inventor's recommendation of a particular brand of bubble-making detergent -- which I knew we did not have in the house -- I laid the blame squarely on him, pointing out gently, "Besides, you have to have Joy."

I watched her eyes light back up as she realized, in less than an instant, that she could neutralize this small problem with the great and wonderful truth she was about to reveal.

"Oh, Daddy," she promised, with all the honesty and enthusiasm and Christmas excitement she could possibly communicate, "Oh, Daddy, I do."

I broke records getting to the store, and in no time at all we were out on the front lawn creating gigantic, billowing, gossamer orbs--each one filled with Joy and sent forth shimmering into the Christmas sun.

-- By Ted A. Thompson


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.  
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 used to bake this fairly often, and it's YUMMY!


FINALLY:

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 crescendo.

At the end of my rope, I finally stopped the car and explained, "Honey, its a law. If you dont go to school, theyll put Mommy in jail."

He looked at me, thought a moment, then asked, "How long would you have to stay?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 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.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/29/16

BLOG:

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



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

                          Love to all, Carol

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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

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!

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
Thanks, Sandi!

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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