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12/29/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Winter Wonderland

O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . .
I crown thee king of intimate delights,
Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness,
And all the comforts that the lowly roof
Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours
Of long uninterrupted evening, know.

- William Cowper
(26 Nov 1731 - 25 Apr 1800)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Does it seem like winter where you are today?

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngcAuqshkqE - Winter Wonderland - Ray Conniff Singers

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laZdtffMevI - Winter Wonderland - Perry Como and Ann Blyth, 1958

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zifGp5KTBKg - Winter Wonderland - Bing Crosby

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHE0Jo82_34 - Winter Wonderland - Doris Day

BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkFP0VwpPRY - Winter Wonderland - Dean Martin

BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE8D52xD4uw - Winter Wonderland - Pat Boone

BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWoMoHez3CY - Winter Wonderland - Elvis Presley

BONUS #8 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoO12Eew5W0 - Winter Wonderland - Johnny Mathis

BONUS #9 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hFfU0ldxKY - Winter Wonderland - Eurythmics

BONUS #10 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHTE_QQOct8 - Winter Wonderland - Jason Mraz

   Unless you find this to be one of the top five most annoying holiday songs of all time as reported by a news poll I heard several years ago, you should be able to find a version there that you remember and enjoy.

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

"Winter Wonderland" is a winter song, popularly treated as a Christmas time pop standard, written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (composer) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist). Through the decades it has been recorded by over 150 different artists.

Dick Smith, a native of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was reportedly inspired to write the song after seeing Honesdale's Central Park covered in snow. Mr. Smith had written the lyrics while in the West Mountain Sanitarium, being treated for tuberculosis, better known back then as consumption. The West Mountain Sanitarium is located off N. Sekol Ave. in Scranton, Pennsylvania.[citation needed]

The original recording was by Richard Himber and his Hotel Carelton Orchestra on RCA Bluebird in 1934. At the end of a recording session with time to spare, it was suggested that this new tune be tried with an arrangement provided by the publisher. This excellent "studio" orchestra included many great New York studio musicians including the legendary Artie Shaw. The biggest chart hit at the time of introduction was Guy Lombardo's orchestra, a top ten hit. Singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer took the song to #4 in Billboard's airplay chart in 1946. The same season, Perry Como hit the retail top ten. Como would record a new version for his 1959 Christmas album.

Due to its seasonal theme, "Winter Wonderland" is often regarded as a Christmas song in the Northern Hemisphere, although the holiday itself is never mentioned in the lyrics. There is a mention of "sleigh-bells" several times, implying that this song refers to the Christmas period...

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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday today to Roy Tate ('57) AND Ginny Goolsby James ('63) AND   Kenny Lipscomb ('63) of VA AND    Michael Artman ('66) of VA!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

05 -   Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late      Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 24 Apr 2010) AND Vickie Hankins Rudy ('63) of GA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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

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THIS DAY IN WWII:

December 29, 1934 - Japan renounced the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.

December 29, 1939 - The first flight of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator.

December 29, 1940 - In The Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe firebombed London, killing almost 200 civilians.

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THIS DAY IN 1963:

Sunday, December 29, 1963 - Pool player Francisco Bustamante was born in Tarlac, Philippines.

Sunday, December 29, 1963 - Rugby player Des Foy was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England.

Sunday, December 29, 1963 - Illustrator, photographer, director, and pianist Dave McKean was born David Jeff McKean in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.

Sunday, December 29, 1963 - Football player and coach Sean Payton was born Patrick Sean Payton in San Mateo, California.

Sunday, December 29, 1963 - Skier Liisa Savijarvi was born in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada.

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From My Friend, Adrienne, of UT - 12/28/13 - "Hugging":

  Advice from a Disney princess...

   AMEN! Thanks, Adrienne!

 
 

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     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/28/13 - "Teamwork":

   
 
 

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       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 12/20/13 - "One Word Essays (#9 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!

Contentment
 

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BONUS NEW YEARS CROCHET PATTERN:


http://www.cross-stitch-pattern.net/Happy-New-Year-70-1-Free-Design.aspx - Happy New Year with Neon Lights

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BONUS NEW YEARS RECIPE:

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/vegetables/chopped-holiday-salad/ - Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Chopped Holiday Salad

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FINALLY:

From http://www.guy-sports.com/humor/christmas/new_year.htm:  
 
"Funny New Year Resolutions"

* I will polish my pate - Bald person
* I will do less laundry and use more deodorant. - Executive
* I will not regale the same yarn at every get together. - Incorrigible bore
* I will remember that 'Cream Cake Day' is on the 29th of every month. - Foodie
* Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits. - Anonymous
* Also, remember: A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
 

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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.  

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PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 12/16/13

BLOG:

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

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048
 


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Winter Wonderland

Music by Felix Bernard (28 Apr 1897 - 20 Oct 1944)

Words by Richard B. Smith (1901 - 28 Sept 1935), 1934
 

Sleigh bells ring
Are you listening?
In the lane
Snow is glistening
A beautiful sight
We're happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the bluebird
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song
As we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend he is Parson Brown
He'll say: Are you married?
We'll say: No man
But you can do the job
When you're in town

Later on
We'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid
The plans that we've made
Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he's a circus clown
We'll have lots of fun with mister snowman
Until the other kiddies knock him down

When it snows
Ain't it thrilling
Though your nose gets a chilling
We'll frolic and play
The Eskimo way
Walking in a winter wonderland

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"Winter Wonderland" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://links2love.com/christmas-winter-wonderland.htm - 01/02/07 (sic)

First Image - Royal Pond in MA, located on the Otis/Monterey town line - November 2005 - by Geoff Coelho, geoffc@prodigy.net -
courtesy of http://gonewengland.about.com/library/users/ucsnowyroyalpond.htm - 01/02/07 (sic)

Second Image - Lewis, Co, NY - 01/02/03 - courtesy of http://www.nnycam.com/winter.htm - 01/02/07 (sic)

Tree Scene clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.christmasgifts.com/clipart.html - 01/02/07 (sic)

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!!

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

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

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