Aragon Class of ‘64
“Keep Your Fork” Newsletter


Classmates & Friends of Aragon 1964, Contributors of all Articles
Bonita Beck, Publisher                                         Bob Graham, Editor

April 2015 " Hodge-Podge April  Issue #132



It is time for our monthly sparking of electronic gear to guide us together once again with our positive and negative charges! We will connect and reconnect via keyboards, e-mails, skype, tweets, face book, and in some cases: snail mail, phones, and yes - even in person! Our monthly gathering is ready to start, so... grab something to eat, pour your favorite libation, and get comfortable on your “senior hill” for our monthly “brown bag” get together.

As you have probably already surmised from the title: “Hodge-Podge April” we will have topics that will run the gamut, just as our April Calendar of events portrays, i.e.:


            •  April Fool's Day  -  I.R.S. Day
            •  International Tatting Day  -  Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
            •  Lover's Day  -  Take a Chance Day
            •  Tell a Lie Day  -  National Honesty Day
            •  Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day  -  Go for Broke Day.


*Check out the April Calendar.

The Hodge-Podge Articles below have nothing to do with a comic strip character from “Bloom County.”  Nor do they have something to do with a type of “Mutton Soup.”

The articles below are a “confused”, disorderly “mess” and “jumbled,” in no certain organization or pattern.  Enjoy and have some fun with the Newsletter #132, “Hodge-Podge April.”


                                                Hooah, Hugs, &  Stay Connected or Reconnect,




“This Is Our Temporary Home”

Contributed by Bob Graham
A young 18 year old student I knew passed away recently.  This was the song they had for him and the family and friends that attended his service.  The song (by Carrie Underwood), and the lyrics are there for you.  Just scroll down (below the lyrics). Almost a month later and the words still are very emotional for me...please listen.



“Senior Humor”
Contributed by Maggie (Tubia) Horwitz

Ron Chestna 89 years of age was stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and was asked where he was going at that time of night.  Ron replied, "I'm on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late." 

The officer asked, "Really? Who's giving that lecture at this time of night?"

Ron replied, "That would be my wife."



“Peggy’s Comment to Me...
It’s All You, Babe”

Contributed by
Peggy Graham


“Dog Family Portraits”

Contributed by
Bruce Ahlvin

“48 Unexpected Views of Famous Historic Moments”

Contributed by
Gary Rocklage



“This Is No Joke”

Contributed by Linda (Wanke) Rapp


“That’s A Moron - This Hurts To Watch!”

Contributed by
Charlene (Wiper) Swenson


“What Is A Policeman?”

Contributed by Kathy (Lanstyak) Sheffield
(and Paul Harvey)


“Philadelphia Eagle’s Half-time - Dog”

Contributed by
Ted Dumke

“Be Creative Every Day!”

Contributed by Linda (Wanke) Rapp


“This Is Priceless”

Contributed by
Gavin Graham



“Home Depot According to Age”
Contributed by Bonita Beck

You are in the middle of some home projects: putting in a new fence, painting the porch, planting some flowers and fixing a broken door lock.  You are hot and sweaty, covered with dirt, lawn clippings and paint.   You have your old work clothes on.   You know the outfit -- shorts with a hole in the crotch, an old T-shirt with a stain from who-knows-what, and an old pair of tennis shoes. Right in the middle of these tasks you realize that you need to run to Home Depot for supplies.

Depending on your age you might do the following: 

In your 20s:  
Stop what you are doing.  Shave, take a shower, blow dry your hair, brush your teeth, floss and put on clean clothes. 
Check yourself in the mirror and flex.  Add a dab of your favorite cologne because, you never know, you just might meet some hot chick while standing in the checkout line. And yes, you went to school with the pretty girl running the register.

In your 30s:  
Stop what you are doing, put on clean shorts and shirt. Change your shoes.  You married the hot chick so no need for much else.
Wash your hands and comb your hair.  Check yourself in the mirror.   Still got it!  Add a shot of your favorite cologne to cover the smell. The cute girl running the register is the kid sister of someone you went to school with.

In your 40s: 
Stop what you are doing.  Put on a sweatshirt that is long enough to cover the hole in the crotch of your shorts.
Put on different shoes and a hat.  Wash your hands.  Your bottle of Brut is almost empty, so don't waste any of it on a trip to Home Depot. Check yourself in the mirror and do more sucking in than flexing. The hot young thing running the register is your daughter's age and you feel weird about thinking she's spicy.

In your 50s: 
Stop what you are doing.  Put on a hat.  Wipe the dirt off your hands onto your shirt. Change shoes because you don't want to get dog crap in your new sports car.  Check yourself in the mirror and swear not to wear that shirt anymore because it makes you look fat. The cutie running the register smiles when she sees you coming and you think you still have it.  Then you remember -- the hat you have on is from Bubba's Bait & Beer Bar and it says,  'I Got Worms '

In your 60s: 
Stop what you are doing.  No need for a hat any more.  Hose the dog crap off your shoes. The mirror was shattered when you were in your 50s. You hope you have underwear on so nothing hangs out the hole in your pants. The girl running the register may be cute but you don't have your glasses on, so you're not sure.

In your 70s: 
Stop what you are doing.  Wait to go to Home Depot until you call the drug store to have your prescriptions ready for pick too and check your grocery list for a quick stop there.  Got to save trips!  Don't even notice the dog crap on your shoes. The young thing at the register stares at you and you realize your balls are hanging out the hole in your crotch…who cares.

In your 80s: 
Stop what you are doing.  Start again.  Then stop again.  Now you remember you need to go to Home Depot.  You go to Wal-Mart instead.  You went to school with the old lady greeter. You wander around trying to remember what you are looking for. Then you fart out loud and turn around thinking someone called your name.

In your 90s & beyond:
What's a home deep hoe? Something for my garden? Where am I? Who am I? Why am I reading this? Did I send it? Did you? Who farted?



From The Mouths of Babe’s”
Contributed by Grandchildren...From Yours?


You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. - Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with. - Kristen, age 10


Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. - Camille, age 10


You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. - Derrick, age 8


Both don't want any more kids. - Lori, age 8


Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. - Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure)

On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. - Martin, age 10


When they're rich. - Pam, age 7

The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that. - Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
 - Howard, age 8


It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. - Anita, age 9 (bless you child )


There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there? - Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favorite is...


Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.
 - Ricky, age 10

Don’t Forget:

and Anniversary to All April Classmates

April Dates to Remember:

1 - April Fool's Day - International Fun at Work Day -  International Tatting Day.
2 - Children's Book Day - National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day -
Reconciliation Day.

3 - Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day - Tweed Day - National Walk to Work Day.
4 - Hug a Newsman Day - Walk Around Things Day - School Librarian Day - Tell a Lie Day.
5 - Easter - Go for Broke Day.  
6 - Dyngus Day - Sorry Charlie Day.
7 - Caramel Popcorn Day - No Housework Day - World Health Day.

8 - All is Ours Day - Draw a Picture of a Bird Day.
9 - Name Yourself Day - Winston Churchill Day.
10 - Golfer's Day - National Siblings Day.
11 - Eight Track Tape Day - Barbershop Quartet Day - National Submarine Day.
12 - Big Wind Day - Russian Cosmonaut Day.

13 - Scrabble Day.
14 - Ex Spouse Day - International Moment of Laughter Day -
Look up at the Sky Day - National Pecan Day - Reach as High as You Can Day.
15 - I.R.S. Day - Rubber Eraser Day - Titanic Remembrance Day.
16 - National Eggs Benedict Day - National Librarian Day - National Stress Awareness Day - National High Five Day.
17 - Bat Appreciation Day - Blah, Blah, Blah Day - National Cheeseball Day - Pet Owners Independence Day.


18 - International Juggler's Day -  Newspaper Columnists Day.
19 - National Garlic Day.
20 - Look Alike Day - Patriot's Day - Volunteer Recognition Day.
21 - Kindergarten Day. 
22 - Administrative Professionals Day (Executive Admin's Day, Secretary's Day) - Girl Scout Leader Day - National Jelly Bean Day.

23 - Lover's Day - National Zucchini Bread Day - Take a Chance Day - World Laboratory Day - Take Your Daughter to Work.
24 - Pig in a Blanket Day.
25 - East meets West Day - World Penguin Day.
26 - Hug an Australian Day - National Pretzel Day - Richter Scale Day.
27 - Babe Ruth Day - National Prime Rib Day - Tell a Story Day.


28 - International Astronomy Day - Great Poetry Reading Day -
Kiss Your Mate Day.
29 - Greenery Day - National Shrimp Scampi Day.
30 - Hairstyle Appreciation Day - National Honesty Day.

Keep Your Fork...’64, Bob Graham



PS:    Thank You Classmates, Family, and Friends of the Aragon Class of 1964 for your continued assistance and with the articles you send in for the Monthly Newsletter - Keep Your Fork...’64. Take Care and have an Outstanding April.

*Don’t forget to file your Income Tax on April 15, 2015!

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