|12/28/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Parade of the Wooden Soldiers|
“All furnish'd, all in arms;
- William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1 (4.1.101-7)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter is being revisited from four years ago today:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze7dVSb0Jdk - Parade of the Wooden Soldiers - Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, 1923
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF7iScHRKLc - Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, 1933
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKogWfHOcls - Parade of the Wooden Soldiers - Crystals, 1963
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WksXmExYJog - Parade of the Wooden Soldiers - Disney Version
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers is a 1933 Fleischer Studios animated short film starring Betty Boop. It is now public domain.
The instrumental title theme (also known as "Parade of the Tin Soldiers") was composed by Leon Jessel, and is popular as Christmas music.
A large factory complex struggles to produce a single package, which is rushed to a toy store. The box opens, and out steps a Betty Boop doll. The other toys come to life, parade around to the music of Parade of the Wooden Soldiers and crown her their queen. But a large stuffed toy of King Kong begins breaking things up. Eventually, the big ape is defeated, and the (somewhat damaged) toys resume their parade.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Roy Tate ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
30 - William Gwynn ('57) AND Ron Miller ('59) of NC AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of MD AND Sarah Stewart Vance ('69) of VA;
31 - Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA AND Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA AND (again, if Plaxo is to be believed) David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO;
01 - Gloria Hand Burns ('57);
04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND Bill Bost ('61) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 28, 1941 - U.S. Rear Admiral Ben Moreell requested authority from the Bureau of Navigation to create a contingent of construction units. The units, later known as the "Seabees," would be able to build everything from airfields to roads under battlefield conditions.
December 28, 1943 - After eight days of brutal house-to-house fighting, the battle of Ortona concluded with the victory of the1st Canadian Infantry Division over the German 1st Parachute Division and the capture of the Italian town of Ortona.
|58 YEARS AGO TODAY:|
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Tuesday, December 28, 1965 - Nordic combined skier Allar Levandi was born in Estonia.|
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":
This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag
of dog food.
Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.
Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important!
Grace was named the September 2010 People's Choice! We only have 4 more days to vote for Grace!
It only takes about two seconds to cast your allotted daily vote)!!!All that is necessary for Dollar to win is that Typhoons do nothing to help Grace!