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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.

-- Unknown

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 Bubl, 2011


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


"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.



   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 - The late Kay Davis Smith ('57) (d. 25 June 2019)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


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.


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.

December 06, 1969 - Actress Torri Higginson was born Sarah Victoria Higginson in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

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 Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 11/29/19, 11:08 PM  - "SONGWRITERS GET IN FREE - 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY HOUSE CONCERT - Saturday, December 14":

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
....including, but not limited to the following:
***Anthony Smith****
***Kent Blazy***
***Danny Wells***
***Jimbeau Hinson***
***Marc-Alan Barnette***
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 G. Seay
Songwriter House Concerts Since 2009
Mobile # 703.628.4657


   Thanks, Terry! Y'all have fun!

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


      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 - 11/29/19, 9:29 AM - "Smiles & Crafts" (#6 in a Series of 19):

  COOLThank you, Shari!


Michele Wilcox's Santa Cookie Ornament

Kim Guzman's Infant Santa Suit & Hat


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


 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!


From - 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?"

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 08, 2020 - 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.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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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 - 12/02/06

"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" lyrics courtesy of - 12/02/06

Image of Santa Claus courtesy of - 12/05/06

Santa Claus Greeting Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 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 - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 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 Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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