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12/06/19 - 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 - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Fred Astaire
BONUS #2 - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Bruce Springsteen, 2007
BONUS #3 - 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) (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);
The late Kay Davis Smith
(d. 25 June 2019)!
|Many Happy Returns, One and All!|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|December 06, 1969 - Altamont Free Concert: At a free concert performed by the Rolling Stones, eighteen-year old Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death by Hells Angels security guards.|
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)
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.|
From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 11/29/19, 11:08 PM - "SONGWRITERS GET IN FREE - 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY HOUSE CONCERT - Saturday, December 14":
|SONGWRITERS GET IN FREE - 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
HOUSE CONCERT and BIRTHDAY BASH!
Just bring along 1 paying companion and you get in FREE
.... did I mention FREE....BEER & WINE?
Still potluck (no dessert or chips and dip...real food)
....and you can still BYOB...and you can donate at Z door.
We have added a lot more chairs to our set up with more in the
wings...... OH! Did I mention
ALL HIT SONGWRITERS ARE PLAYING!
....including, but not limited to the following:
and to kick start our event
...our 2019 resident singer / songwriter Brandon Will
RSVP's are needed to make sure we have enough seats
RSZP to me at: Terry.Seay@itsallaboutZmusic.com
From Peggy Johnson ('60) of VA - 12/02/18:
From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of OR - 12/03/18:
“I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first
one left me and the second one didn't.”
- Patrick Murray
|BONUS SANTA CROCHET PATTERNS:|
Michele Wilcox's Santa Cookie Ornament
Kim Guzman's Infant Santa Suit & Hat
BONUS SANTA CRAFT PATTERNS:
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.
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 11/23/19
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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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
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
Animated Waving Santa Smiley courtesy of Ruth Ann Reece
Horace ('67) of FL - 10/25/17
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
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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