|12/29/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Winter Wonderland|
“O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . .
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Does it seem like winter where you are today? There seems to be one form of wacky weather or another everywhere. Here in Fayetteville we have none of the massive snowfalls which are afflicting many areas of the country now, but temperatures dropped to 19 degrees last night, making it more of a Winter Horrorland.
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.
|"Winter Wonderland" is a winter song, popularly treated as a
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.
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...
1. The Best Dressed Girl in the Class of 1970, Miss NNHS, Jennie Easmeil Alexander of VA - 12/28/17:
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Thank you, Jennie! Welcome aboard!
I believe your birthday is fast approaching, so let me know if you'd like it posted here so we can annoy, er, I mean, help you celebrate it for a full week:
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today toJack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA AND Roy Tate ('57) AND Ginny Goolsby James ('63) AND the late Kenny Lipscomb ('63) (d. 04/20/15) AND Michael Artman ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to William Gwynn ('57) AND the late Ron Miller ('59) (d. 07/29/14) AND Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA AND Carole Althaus Tanenhaus ('65) of MD AND the late Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68) (d. 05/11/15) 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 - The late Carl Rossman, Hargrave Military Academy ('66) (d. 04/24/16);
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;
05 - Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) (d. 04/24/10) AND Vickie Hankins Rudy ('63) of GA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
|Hit #166,500 was made by an unknown user sometime on or about Wednesday, December 27, 2017 when I wasn't paying attention.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN1967:
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 12/27/15:
Thanks so much, Susan!
BONUS NEW YEARS CROCHET PATTERN:
BONUS NEW YEARS KNIT PATTERN:
BONUS NEW YEARS CROSS STITCH PATTERN:
http://www.cross-stitch-pattern.net/Happy-New-Year-70-1-Free-Design.aspx - Happy New Year with Neon Lights
BONUS NEW YEARS RECIPE:Recipes for a New Year's Buffet: Chopped Holiday Salad
Music by Felix Bernard (28 Apr 1897 - 20 Oct 1944)
Richard B. Smith
(1901 - 28 Sept 1935), 1934
"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
Second Image - Lewis, Co, NY - 01/02/03 - courtesy of http://www.nnycam.com/winter.htm - 01/02/07 (sic)
Line 362 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines8.html - 12/28/17
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Animated Happy New Year clip art courtesy of https://www.fg-a.com/newyearclipart-2.html - 12/26/17
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty
('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Military Flags 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
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA -
05/24/06 (still missing...)
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
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