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12/28/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Parade of the Wooden Soldiers

“All furnish'd, all in arms;
All plumed like estridges that with the wind
Baited like eagles having lately bathed;
Glittering in golden coats, like images;
As full of spirit as the month of May,
And gorgeous as the sun at midsummer;
Wanton as youthful goats, wild as young bulls.”

- William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1 (4.1.101-7)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This holiday song always takes me back to my early childhood.

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


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parade_of_the_Wooden_Soldiers:

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.

Synopsis

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) AND Ginny Goolsby James ('63) AND   Kenny Lipscomb ('63) of VA AND    Michael Artman ('66) of VA!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -  William Gwynn ('57) AND   Ron Miller ('59) of NC AND   Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of MD AND   Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68) of PA AND    Sarah Stewart Vance ('69) of VA;

31 - Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA AND     Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA AND    David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO;

01 - Gloria Hand Burns ('57) AND   Bill Fitzgerald ('58) of VA!

03 - Carl Rossman of PA;

04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND    Bill Bost ('61) of NC AND Randy Tosh ('63) of VA AND           My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of NC!

    Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


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.


THIS DAY IN 1952:

http://nnhs65.com/12-28-52-GREAT-FIRE.html


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Saturday, December 28, 1963 - Violinist, composer, and conductor Paul Hindemith (b. 16 Nov 1895 in Hanau, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany) died in Frankfurt, Germany from pancreatitis at the age of 68.


   From Sandye Jordan Frost ('67) of NC - 12/27/13:

Carol,

Thanks for the Birthday Wishing (12/24). I appreciate all you do, especially this time of year when I know you have much more on your plate. I just wanted to let you know I got married in September to a wonderful man and I now live in Elizabeth City, NC... last name is now Frost.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I also hope the new year brings you much joy and happiness.

Thanks again,

Sandye Jordan Frost

   OH, CONGRATULATIONS, Sandye! Best wishes to you! I performed more of my revisionist history on that week of birthdays, so your listing is correct now:

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 12/27/13 - "JAN. BIRTHDAYS FOR CLASS OF1963":

MS. CAROL,

PLEASE ADD THE FOLLOWING BIRTHDAY LIST:

RANDY TOSH 4TH
VICKI HANKINS (RUDY) 5TH
BILL COLLINS AND    RUTH THOM (CHAPMAN) 8TH
ALVIN BLANKENSHIP 9TH
RONNIE TODD 14TH
  HOWARD SMITH 16TH
  WARE MORRISON 2OTH
  CAROL COLLIER (SPARROW) 21ST
 
 ROCHELLE SPOONER  23RD
  SHARON WEAVER (KNOWLES) AND
  JACKIE BELOTE (WARD) 30TH.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

JIMMY SMITH

   Thanks so much, Jimmy! I really appreciate having these!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/27/13 - "    Wild Bill (Roady - '60 - of VA)":

Carol,

For Wild Bill,

Thanks for the comment on the video and I agree with your remarks.
I still remember our days playing football at NNHS and how you used to scare the "H" out of me when
Range or   Palmer would line me up across from you and I would beg you not to hurt me, and also our days of playing football in the vacant lot next to Larry Crum's ('60) house. I also remember the day I beat you down at the swimming pool in a foot race. Ha! Ha!

Good to hear from you, Wild Bill, and thanks for the comments,

George

   Thank you so much, George - and Billy!


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 12/27/13 - "The Christmas Scale":

I had never heard of this. Enjoy!

What a simple, lovely, unforgettable story this is.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200190687000105

It's hard to believe that the greatest message the world will ever hear is contained in one simple scale.

   Thank you, Haul Party!


From John Patterson ('59) of TN - 12/27/13 - "An astronauts worst nightmare...":

An astronaut's worst nightmare.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WoM2bHfr48

      Thanks, John!



From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/27/13 - "Manipulative People":
 

  Sadly true, Susan - thanks!  
 
 


       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/20/13 - "One Word Essays (#8 in a Series of 28)":

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Neat things in life!
 

 
May your troubles be less,
May your blessings be more;
May nothing but happiness come through your door!!

   Thanks so much, George! These are cool!

Adventure
 


BONUS HAPPY NEW YEAR CROSS STITCH PATTERNS:

http://kincavelkrosses.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/happy-new-year-festive-colourway/

http://kincavelkrosses.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/happy-new-year-white-on-blue/

http://kincavelkrosses.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/happy-new-year/

http://www.cross-stitch-pattern.net/Happy-New-Year-70-0-Free-Design.aspx - Happy New Year with a Bunny


BONUS HOLIDAY RECIPES:

http://www.recipe.com/holiday-potato-pancakes/ - Holiday Potato Pancakes

http://www.recipelion.com/Casserole-Recipes/Party-Potatoes/ml/1 - Party Potatoes - "When invited to a party, it is important that you only bring the best pot luck recipes; recipes that will have your guests talking about it all night. Party Potatoes are a versatile, creamy dish that is made with hash-browns, cheddar cheese and topped with corn flakes for an extra crunch. Bring them to your next party, and you might be considered the best chef there."


FINALLY:

From http://www.guy-sports.com/humor/christmas/new_year.htm:  

"A New Year Prayer for the Elderly"
 

God, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
The good fortune to run into the ones that I do,
And the eyesight to tell the difference.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, January 2, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, February 12, 2013 - 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 12/16/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



  
Y'all take 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
915-780-3048
 


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Parade of the Wooden Soldiers

Written by Leon Jessel (22 Jan 1871 – 04 Jan 1942), 1933


The toy shop door is locked up tight
And ev'rything is quiet for the night.
When suddenly the clock strikes twelve
The fun's begun.

The dolls are in their best array,
There's going to be a wonderful parade.
" Hark to the drum, oh, here they come,"
Cries ev'ryone.

Hear them all cheering
Now they are nearing
There's the captain stiff as starch

Bayonets flashing
Music is crashing
As the wooden soldiers march

Sabers a-clinking
Soldiers a-winking
At each pretty little maid

Here they come!
Here they come!
Here they come!
Here they come!
Wooden soldiers on parade.


"Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" midi, lyrics, and animated Title clip art - also used to form Divider Lines - courtesy
of
http://my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis/Christmas/
- 12/02/06

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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