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12/06/18 - 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 repeats every year, with rotating Santa Claus music and graphics.

BONUS #1 - Up on the House Top - Gene Autry - sing-along version

BONUS #2 - Up on the House Top - Eddy Arnold

BONUS #3 - Up on the House Top - cartoon

BONUS #4 - 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   the late Tim Parsons (NNHS / Menchville HS - '73) (d. 10/29/17)!

  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 PA 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


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 1968:

Thursday, December 06, 1968 - Actor and director Justin Chadwick was born in Salford, Lancashire, England.

Thursday, December 06, 1968 - Baseball player Akihiro Yano (矢野 燿大) was born in Hirano-ku, Osaka, Japan.


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 - 12/06/18:
 
   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


   From Santa Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 12/01/18:

  What a great time today in the Williamsburg Christmas parade today.

      Merry Christmas, Santa Jim! How could we celebrate St. Nicholas Day without an image of our very own Santa at work?!?

 
 


  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 12/05/18:
 

  ...What could be more wonderful than Christmas carolers out in the snow in a gorgeous setting than this? I can already smell the aroma of the fresh baked cookies and the hot chocolate awaiting us as we returned from an evening of caroling. How about you? Good night, everyone, and pleasant dreams. Less than two weeks to go.

   Thank you, Jimmy!

 
 


 From Peggy Johnson ('60) of VA - 12/02/18:

   Yup.

      Thanks, Peggy!

 
 


  From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of OR - 12/03/18:

       Thanks, Stacy!
 
 


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

- Patrick Murray


 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/27/18 - "Christmas send- a tiny early (decorating ideas) - (#7 in a Series of 14)":
 

  Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday season!

   WOW! Thank you, Shari!

 
 


BONUS SANTA CROCHET PATTERNS:

Michele Wilcox's Santa Cookie Ornament

Kim Guzman's Infant Santa Suit & Hat


BONUS SANTA CRAFT PATTERNS:

Amanda Formaro's Light Bulb Santa
 
Amanda Formaro's Santa's Belly Treat Cups

Katie Kiter's No-Sew Santa Table Runner

Clay Pot Santa & Mrs. Claus


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

2. Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 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 11/16/18

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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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."

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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 Waving Santa Smiley courtesy of Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/25/17
Thanks, Ruthie!

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

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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