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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.

-- Unknown

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


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/Santa_Claus_Is_Coming_to_Town:

"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 [1].

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.


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   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!

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


PAGE HITS:

   Hit #166,000 was made by an unknown user sometime on Wednesday, December 06, 2017.

http://www.nnhs65.com/page-hits.html


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

December 06, 1917 - World War I: Finland declared independence from Russia.

December 06, 1917 - USS Jacob Jones was the first American destroyer to be sunk by enemy action when it was torpedoed by German submarine SM U-53.


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 1967:
Wednesday, December 06, 1967 - Adrian Kantrowitz performed the first human heart transplant in the United States.

Wednesday, December 06, 1967 - Director, producer, and screenwriter Judd Apatow was born in Flushing, Queens, New York.

Wednesday, December 06, 1967 - Boxer Arnaldo Mesa was born in Holguín, Cuba. On 17 Dec 2012, eleven days after his forty-fifth birthday, he died of a heart attack in Holguín, Cuba.

Wednesday, December 06, 1967 - Businesswoman and engineer Helen Greiner was born in London, England.


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:

    Thanks, Domi!
 
 


From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/05/17:

  My motto!

   Thank you, Susan! This was my maternal grandfather's hard and fast rule - especially for Sunday dinner! Just after the blessing was said, he announced to his children and their friends (who clamored for the privilege of being their guests), "I worked hard to provide this food. Your mother worked hard to prepare it. You WILL be pleasant if it kills you."

 
 


From My Friend, Jeanette, of NC - 12/05/14 - "40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb":

I'm pretty good with grammar most of the time, but I messed up on several of these!

40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

   Thank you so much, Jeanette! Some of these - no, most of these - are pet peeves of mine!


“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!
 
 



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 CLAUS 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 BREAD 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 - 12/05/17:

It had been snowing for hours when an announcement came over the University's intercom: "Will the students who are parked on University Drive please move their cars so that we may begin plowing?"

Twenty minutes later there was another announcement: "Will the twelve hundred students who went to move 26 cars please return to class?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -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 06/10/17

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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"Never underestimate
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in the bucket."

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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

"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" lyrics courtesy of http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/%7Eai251/xcarol.html - 12/02/06

Image of Santa Claus courtesy of http://www.scottsmagic.com/santa_claus.htm - 12/05/06

Santa Claus Greeting Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ19.htm - 12/06/05


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

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 

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Big Smile courtesy of Kathy Morrow Glazier ('67) of VA - 11/11/16
Thanks, Kathy!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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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