12/13/16 - NNHS Newsletter
There's No Place Like Home
for the Holidays
“Christmas is, of course, the time to be
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is a sentimental favorite!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ8vd5H-70I - Home For The Holidays - Perry Como
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ICr7jRpmxM - Home For The Holidays - The Carpenters, 1978
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VBo-77eeKo - Home For The Holidays - The Osmonds
|"(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays" is a
song, commonly associated with the
Christmas season although the lyrics are more applicable to the
The best-known recordings were made by Perry Como, who recorded the song twice. The first recording, done on November 16, 1954, was released as a single for Christmas, 1954, by RCA (catalog number 20-5950-B on 78rpm and 47-5950-B on 45rpm). The flip side was "Silk Stockings" (which appeared in the Cash Box magazine top 50). "Home for the Holidays" reached #8 on the Billboard magazine chart in the United States. The next Christmas it was released again, with "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" as the flip side, as RCA 20-6321-A and 47-6321-A. The same recorded version was released in the United Kingdom by HMV with the catalog number POP-103, with the flip side "Tina Marie". This recording has appeared on many compilation albums over the years and remains a Christmas radio staple.
Como's second recording of the song, in stereo and with a different musical arrangement, was made on July 15, 1959. It was released as a 33rpm single (RCA catalog # VP-2066), with flip side "Winter Wonderland" in the US, and as a 45rpm single by HMV in the UK (catalog number RCA-1215). This 1959 version was also included on the album Season's Greetings from Perry Como and has appeared on many compilations.
On November 30, 2011, T-Mobile announced a surprise event at the Woodfield Mall. On December 1, 2011, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directed about six surprise singing and dancing mall performances of "Home for the Holidays" by Carly Foulkes and 100 Chicago-area women in magenta dresses. The performances were later edited into a music video with the hope that it would go viral. The full video that was posted on YouTube has a run time of 3:48 and it was presented in a 60-second national television commercial starting on December 12. The video was produced by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott's RSA Films. The musical director was Paul Mirkovich.
The song was also remade as a duet between Cyndi Lauper and Norah Jones in 2011 for an exclusive iTunes release. The 1-track single was available to download on November 1 and did well on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at #12 and at #22 on the Adult Contemporary Radio Airplay Chart in the US.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Kay Davis Smith ('57) AND Margaret Elmore Tolly ('58) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
15 - Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND Buster Vest ('63) of VA;
16 - Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of MA;
17 - Norma Helmick Burks ('63) AND Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;
18 - James Strickland ('57);
19 - Durwood Adams ('57) AND the late Suzie Bauz ('63) (deceased 11/03/14);
20 - Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 13, 1938 - The Holocaust: The Neuengamme concentration camp opened in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, Germany.
December 13, 1939 -Battle of the River Plate – Captain Hans Langsdorff of the German Deutschland class cruiser (pocket battleship) Admiral Graf Spee engaged with Royal Navy cruisers HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax and HMNZS Achilles.
December 13, 1941 - Hungary and Romania declared war on the United States.
December 13, 1943 - The
Massacre of Kalavryta: by German occupying forces in Greece.
December 13, 1944 - The U.S. cruiser Nashville was badly damaged in a
Japanese kamikaze suicide attack. 138 people were killed in the attack.
December 13, 1944 - The U.S. cruiser Nashville was badly damaged in a Japanese kamikaze suicide attack. 138 people were killed in the attack.
THIS DAY IN1966:
|Tuesday, December 13, 1966 - Sportscaster Mike Tirico was born Michael Todd Tirico in Queens, New York, New York.|
|“The best of all
gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all
wrapped up in each other.”
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of CA - 12/12/16 - "broken links":
|(In response to
Helliesen's question on
Feast of Our Lady of Guadelupe:)
really don't know what's going on. There are a lot of things that could
cause it. The first thing I'd try is to get a different web browser and
see if it works there. There's a website that makes installing some
different browsers really simple.
The three free web browsers are right on the top of the list.
If so, I can either try to fix the browser they are used to, or they can just use the new browser which is almost assuredly better than what they were using anyway.
Thank you so much, Dale!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 12/11/16 - "Early Merry Christmas Wish....... enjoy":
|Early Merry Christmas
An early Merry Christmas wish from the United States Air Force in 1940's style.
WOWZERONI! Thank you, Wayne!
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 12/11/16:
From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 12/12/16 - "God's Wife":
|Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked
about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to
find the most caring child.
The winners are:
1. A four-year-old child, whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's' yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy just said, 'Nothing, I just helped him cry.'
2. Teacher Debbie Moon's first graders were discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture had a different hair color than the other members. One of her students suggested that he was adopted. A little girl said, 'I know all about adoption, I was adopted..'
'What does it mean to be adopted?', asked another child.
'It means', said the girl, 'that you grew in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy!'
3. On my way home one day, I stopped to watch a Little League base ball game that was being played in a park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was 'We're behind 14 to nothing,' he answered with a smile.
'Really,' I said. 'I have to say you don't look very discouraged.'
'Discouraged?', the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face...
'Why should we be discouraged? We haven't been up to bat yet.'
4. Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott.
Jamie was trying out for a part in the school play. His mother told me that he'd set his heart on being in it, though she feared he would not be chosen..
On the day the parts were awarded, I went with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her, eyes shining with pride and excitement.. 'Guess what, Mom,' he shouted, and then said those words that will remain a lesson to me....'I've been chosen to clap and cheer.'
5. An eye witness account from New York City, on a cold day in December, some years ago:
A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on Broadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.
A lady approached the young boy and said, 'My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!'
'I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes,' was the boy's reply.
The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked the clerk if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her.
She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel.
By this time, the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she then purchased him a pair of shoes..
She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him. She patted him on the head and said, 'No doubt, you will be more comfortable now..'
As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her:
'Are you God's wife?'
SEND TO ALL WHO LOVE AND CARE FOR CHILDREN. Hope this put a smile on your face - - - It sure did mine!
Thank you, John! It would have put a smile on my face, were it not for the tears streaming down my cheeks!
“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems
like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour.
From George Helliesen ('61) of VA - 11/20/16 - "Four Legged Soldiers (#23 in a series of 30)":
|MORE WOWZERS! Thanks, George!|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/09/16 - "Are we having fun yet with Santa? (#3 in a series of 19)":
BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:
From My Friend, Tammy, of UT - 12/07/14 - "Daily Christmas Story (#11 in a Series of 24)":
|This year I decided to
share some of my favorite Christmas stories and quotes. It is a
tradition in our family to read a Christmas story every night in
December culminating with the Nativity on the 24th.
Christmas Story Day 11, A
Brother Like That
Brother Like That
A man named Paul received an automobile from his brother as a Christmas present. On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it. "Is this your car, Mister?" he asked.
Paul nodded. "My brother gave it to me for Christmas." The boy was astounded. "You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn't cost you nothing? Boy, I wish..." He hesitated…
Of course Paul knew what he was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the lad said jarred Paul all the way down to his heels.
"I wish," the boy went on, "that I could be a brother like that."
Paul looked at the boy in astonishment, then impulsively he added, "Would you like to take a ride in my automobile?"
"Oh yes, I'd love that."
After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow, said, "Mister, would you mind driving in front on my house?"
Paul smiled a little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big automobile. But Paul was wrong again. "Will you stop where those two steps are?" the boy asked.
He ran up the steps. Then in a little while Paul heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled brother. He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car.
"There she is, Buddy, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Christmas and it didn't cost him a cent. And some day I'm gonna give you one just like it...then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the Christmas windows that I've been trying to tell you about."
Paul got out and lifted the lad to the front seat of his car. The older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable holiday ride.
That Christmas Eve, Paul learned what Jesus meant when He said, "It is more blessed to give than receive."
Thank you so very much, Tammy!
BONUS CHRISTMAS DECORATING IDEAS:
|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML4l3xolQ5k - Making Festive Bows|
BONUS TAKE-ALONG RECIPE:
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/12/16:
Quick Chicken A La King
lbs. boneless skinless chicken
1/2 cup butter
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 cups instant rice
soup cans water
garlic, salt and pepper to taste
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
To Use Immediately: Preheat oven to 350°. Place chicken breasts in 9” X 13” baking dish. Spread dry rice evenly over chicken. In separate bowl mix together soup, melted butter and water; pour over rice & chicken. Season with garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Bake (or Freeze) 60 minutes or until chicken is tender and done. Remove chicken and mix together rice and juices – let stand for 5 minutes. Serve rice, with chicken on top and sprinkle with grated cheese
To Freeze: Prepare entire dish as directed above and freeze prior to baking. Place cheese in separate ziplock on top. When ready to use, thaw in fridge over-night and bake as directed (350° for 60 min) or bake straight from freezer for 2 ½ hours at 350°.
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/12/16:
|Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Dilbert, Dogbert,
Garfield, Jon Arbuckle, and a whole lot of comic strip characters and
their pets were on an airplane flying from Miami to Los Angeles.
In the middle of the flight, the flight attendant gave out food to everyone but Charlie Brown and Snoopy. They asked him why everyone else got some food and they didn't.
The flight attendant said, "Sorry, but we don't serve PEANUTS on this flight."
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/12/16
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
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(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays Music by Robert Allen (05 Feb 1927 - 01 Oct 2000) Words by Al Stillman, 1954 (26 June 1906 - 1979)
Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays, 'Cause no matter how far away you roam When you pine for the sunshine Of a friendly face For the holidays, you can't beat Home, sweet home I met a man who lives in Tennessee And he was headin' for Pennsylvania And some home made pumpkin pie From Pennsylvania folks a travelin' down To Dixie's sunny shore From Atlantic to Pacific, gee The traffic is terrific Oh there's no place like home For the holidays, 'cause no matter How far away you roam If you want To be happy in a million ways For the holidays, you can't beat Home, sweet home
"There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays" midi and lyrics courtesy of
http://home.frognet.net/~ritchie/jukeboxpage.htm - 12/03/05
"There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays" postcard image courtesy of http://www.fromtheheartpostcards.com/TeddyBears3.html - 12/06/05
Bears and Lights Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ11.htm - 1206/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)
Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
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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