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12/06/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy
St. Nicholas Day!
“What do you call people who are
afraid of Santa Claus? Claustrophobic.”
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=9jQy_ppY2bI - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Fred Astaire
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSgEDKjmT5o - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Bruce Springsteen, 2007
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnA52s7qceM - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Michael Bublé, 2011
|"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (sometimes with "Coming"
changed to "Comin'") is a
Christmas song. It was written by
John Frederick Coots and
Haven Gillespie and was first sung on
Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934. It became an instant hit
with orders for 100,000 copies of sheet music the next day and more than
400,000 copies sold by Christmas.
The earliest known recorded version of the song was by banjoist Harry Reser and his band on October 24, 1934 (Decca 264A) featuring Tom Stacks on vocal, the version shown in the Variety charts of December 1934. The song was a sheet music hit, reaching #1. The song was also recorded on September 26, 1935, by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra .
The song is a traditional standard at Christmas time, and has been covered by numerous recording artists. In 1970 Rankin-Bass produced an hour-long animated television special based on the song, with narrator Fred Astaire telling the original story of Santa Claus.
Perhaps the most famous version, outside of the original, is by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, a raucous version with a big Clarence Clemons saxophone solo, that makes its way around airwaves during the holidays.
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 the late Tim Parsons (NNHS / Menchville HS - '73)!
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 PA AND Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ AND Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA;
13 - Kay Davis Smith ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
Hit #166,000 was made by an unknown user sometime on Wednesday, December 06, 2017.
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|December 06, 1917 - World War I: Finland declared independence from Russia.|
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.|
|Wednesday, December 06, 1967 - Adrian Kantrowitz performed the first human heart transplant in the United States.|
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 Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/06/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 12/04/17:
|Thank you so very much, Santa Jim!|
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 12/05/17:
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/05/17:
From My Friend, Jeanette, of NC - 12/05/14 - "40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb":
“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 - 11/12/17 - "Good words from Charlie Brown (#6 in a Series of 10)":
|Thank you, Billy!|
|"Owed to Joy"
The year our youngest daughter,
Shelly, was four, she received an unusual Christmas present from
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.
-- By Ted A. Thompson
|BONUS SANTA CLAUS CROCHET PATTERNS:|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/05/17:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Written by John Frederick Coots (02 May 1897 – 08 Apr 1985) and Haven Gillespie (06 Feb 1888 – 14 Mar 1975), 1934
You better watch out You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town He's making a list And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice Santa Claus is coming to town He sees you when you're sleeping He knows when you're awake He knows if you've been bad or good So be good for goodness sake! O! You better watch out! You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town He sees you when you're sleeping He knows when you're awake He knows if you've been bad or good So be good for goodness sake! O! You better watch out! You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town Santa Claus is coming to town!
"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" midi courtesy of
http://www.jump-gate.com/christmas/midi.html - 12/02/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of
http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
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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