Philadelphia

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STACEY KRACHER

Two weeks ago tonight I stopped by social cutie Stacey Kracher’s birthday party at The Mezz inside Union Trust

TWINNNNS: Birthday Girl Stacey Kracher and Anne Nikolaus (I see a Facebook profile picture in the future)
Stacey Kracher and birthday surprise Steve Schaeffer. Are these two going to the Rittenhouse Square Ball together?
Nice gathering space
Kolleen and Michael
The Twinns and their posse

Union Trust co-owner Garrett Miller and Anne Nikolaus
Happy Birthday to You“, also known more simply as “Happy Birthday“, is a song that is traditionally sung to celebrate the anniversary of a person’s birth. According to the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records, “Happy Birthday to You” is the most recognized song in the English language, followed by “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” and “Auld Lang Syne“.[1] The song’s base lyrics have been translated into at least 18 languages.[2], p. 17
Maybe these two would like to wear this to the Donovan McNabb White Party which I tweeted the other day: Donovan McNabb’s Final Phila Foundation Fundraiser Annual White Party 6/12 at Octo. $50. Eagles & Redskin Plyrs www.mcnabb.eventbrite.com
Amber G and Micah Hoffman
The origins of “Happy Birthday To You” date back to the mid-nineteenth century, when two sisters, Patty and Mildred J. Hill, began singing the song “Good Morning To All” to their kindergarten class in Kentucky. In 1893, they published the tune in their songbook Song Stories for the Kindergarten. However, many[who?] believe that the Hill sisters most likely copied the tune and lyrical idea from other songs from that time period.[citation needed] There were a number of popular and substantially similar nineteenth-century songs that predated the Hill sisters’ composition, including Horace Waters’ “Happy Greetings to All”; “Good Night to You All”, also from 1858; “A Happy New Year to All”, from 1875; and “A Happy Greeting to All”, published 1885. The copyright for both the words and the music of “Good Morning to All” has since expired and both are now a part of the public domain.