|12/28/14 - 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,
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
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 today toBob Stalnaker ('63)!
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 Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA 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 CA!
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.
|THIS DAY IN 1952:|
THIS DAY IN1964:
|Monday, December 28, 1964 - Runner Maite Zúñiga was born in Eibar, Spain.|
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 12/27/14 - "CLASS OF 1963 JAN. BIRTHDAYS":
I KNOW YOU PROBABLY HAVE THESE.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.
Thanks so much, Jimmy! I really appreciate having these - and a double-check never hurts!
From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 12/27/14:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday must be spent to the glory of
God, as much as Sunday, or we shall come short of the object of our
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 12/27/14 - "Gold Wrapping Paper":
I received this from a friend who had a choice to make. It said that I had a choice to make too.
I've chosen. Now it's your turn to choose.
The story goes that some time ago a mother punished her five year old daughter for wasting a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and she became even more upset when the child used the gold paper to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.
Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift box to her mother the next morning and then said, 'This is for you, Momma.'
The mother was embarrassed by her earlier over reaction, but her anger flared again when she opened the box and found it was empty. She spoke to her daughter in a harsh manner.
'Don't you know, young lady, when you give someone a present there's supposed to be something inside the package?'
She had tears in her eyes and said, 'Oh, Momma, it's not empty! I blew kisses into it until it was full.'
The mother was crushed. She fell on her knees and put her arms around her little girl, and she begged her forgiveness for her thoughtless anger.
An accident took the life of the child only a short time later, and it is told that the mother kept that gold box by her bed for all the years of her life.
Whenever she was discouraged or faced difficult problems she would open the box and take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.
In a very real sense, each of us, as human beings, have been given a Gold box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family and friends... There is no more
precious possession anyone could hold.
If you receive this more than once in return just know that your friends have also thought of you.
Thank you, Dearest Judy!
('64) of WV - 12/27/14:
From My Cousin, Robin, of FL - 12/26/14 - "Santa as a Baby":
From George Helliesen
('61) of MI - 12/22/14 - "Modern Times (#4 in a series of 30)":
INDEED! Thanks, George!