Aragon Class of ‘64
“Keep Your Fork” Newsletter


Classmates & Friends of Aragon 1964, Contributors of all Articles
B  Beck, Webmaster                                          Bob Graham, Editor

NEWSLETTER #159                                                                                                        JULY  2017



Well, Classmates here we are again...already!  I swear the days, months and years seem to be moving at “mach speed.”  Be honest, is it just me or do you hear older (more mature people) in or close to our age bracket, saying the same things?  I would like to know if I’m on this “island by myself” or because I’m the only one that thinks about this “speed of life dimension” or did I really mean to print out the word - dementia?

Oh, hell, let’s start forgetting [forget what?) about the “speed of life dimension.”  Wow, I already forget about it and I feel much better, how about you?  Oh no!  Did I forget it that fast, because I have dementia?  That conversation felt like a trap. I don’t have time for these kinds of traps!

Let’s move on to the wonderful things we talked about doing last month when we “LET THE SUN SHINE IN!” Let’s continue to discuss the good events going on in our lives.  I always did enjoy the “positive over negative” happenings.

Have you had a chance to get involved with any of the events we discussed in June?

• Anyone gone to the BEACH or LUCKY enough to live on one?
• How about any WEDDINGS?
• Are the SHORTS, T-SHIRTS & FLIP FLOPS being worn now?
• MOUNTAINS in anyone's future?
• VACATIONS -  I would bet some have #2 or #3 already completed.
• FATHER’S DAY on June 18?  You didn’t forget, did you?
• OK, here is one:  how many went to the “SUMMER OF LOVE CELEBRATION AT GOLDEN GATE PARK on the June 21?

I hope all of you had a GREAT JUNE and are GOING to have an even BETTER JULY!  Keep the “positive aspects” of your life “front and center” and YOUR “memory banks” will remain full of thoughts that you can rely on, being there for YOU for a long time.

*If you have some spare time, jot down some of those “Summer Events” that gave YOU a Summer that you might like to share with some other Classmates... thank you in advance.

                        Hooah, Hugs, Love & “LIFE IS A FULL SUMMER!”  


PS:  A week in Las Vegas, during the Summer [temperature for the week of June 16 to 22): 107 - 109 - 110 - 112 - 117* - 114 - 116.  But, you must remember it is a “DRY HEAT!@#$%^&?” AND  we set a new “record high for Las Vegas!”


•          The Website for the “Fork” Home Page is:

**  If that doesn’t work for you, just contact me by e-mail: or phone [702) 656-1696.

•          The “Connections And Reconnections” [C/R) Section: - Connected or Reconnected with a Classmate or just want to contact a Classmate, but don’t have any contact information? Let me know [see above).  Still hanging in there, as one of the favorite “Special Section Group.” Contact me and I will get the needed information for you. We are still in the “rest period mode.”  Just trying to stay COOL IN JUNE!  JULY will continue to be another HOT month.  Thank goodness for A/C everywhere!

A Reconnection: “In June, Harry Bobbitt traveled down to Birmingham to play in a 70-74 age group, nationwide Golf Tournament.  Harry ended up 11th out of the 60 that qualified.  He let Gary Rocklage know he was in the area. Gary and Nancy [his wife) made the drive to have dinner with us.  Tons of memories, great meal and mind boggling discussions.  We all had a great time.” Harry Bobbitt

•          “Who Said That - Movie Quote Addition” [WST - MQA): - this site is still outstanding and is starting to get some different Classmates involved. Many of you are getting the correct answers, they are just coming in too late. The first week of a new month is the time for you to scan your monthly Newsletter and get your answer[s) to me - ASAP. Stay on top of this one. We are starting to get some new regulars, who are putting the challenge out to other Classmates.


            •        JUNE’S ANSWER: “THE SHINING” and the actor is “JACK NICHOLSON”.”

            •        THE WINNER IS: WILLIAM [BILL) STEVENS!
            CONGRATULATIONS WILLIAM! [Friday, June 2, 10:04 PM - Time In)

The June, semi-annual, “Movie Quote Addition” is over and the Semi Annual Winner for the second year in a row was: GARY ROCKLAGE...OK - The winner’s prize is with Gary. We have started the next “semi-annual” contest with the June Newsletter and it will run through November 2017. Now is the time for you to jump in and claim the winning prize for December 2017.

*William [Bill) Stevens has WON the first [JUNE) for the semi-annual award.


•          “The Bucket List [B/L) Challenge” - The “life support plug” has been pulled! But, we are putting the B/L on “Cryo-Therapy” - hoping that we will be able to “bring it back to life in the near future.”

Now, let’s get to your articles and enjoy July and what it brings to all of us. Sit back, stay cool and let your emotions take over for a while. The rest of life will catch up with you when you finish your K.Y.F...’64 July Newsletter.

I Hate When I See an Old Person...    #1  Contributed by Bonita Beck
[I know those people or I am one of them?]

What About the Groom at a Wedding”   #2  Contributed by Stevie Graham
[Check this groom out!]

Senior Olympic Synchronized Swimming”    #3  Contributed by Bob Graham
[Reminds me of my “swimming days?” at Aragon!]

Taking Care of Our Vets & Their Families”    #4  Contributed by Bruce Ahlvin
[Freedom is never free.]

Unbelievable”     #5 
Contributed by Ted Dumke
[Lots of thought, if a calculator is not needed, your mind is A-OK]

1. Grab a calculator, I don’t think you will be able to do this one in your head.
2. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the area code).
3. Multiply by 80
4. Add 1
5. Multiply by 250
6. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number
7. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again
8. Subtract 250
9. Divide number by 2

*Do not vary from what is above and you will be surprised with what you receive!

Some Young Talent”     #6  Contributed by Maggie (Tubia) Horwitz  [Outstanding singer!]

Movers and Shakers”    #7   Contributed by Peggy Graham
[Time to keep an eye on my home state.]

“The Last Wishes Of Alexander The Great”   #8  
Contributed by Bruce Ahlvin
[A lot to remember on your death bed!]

On his death bed, Alexander summoned his generals & told them his 3 last wishes:
1. The best doctors should carry his coffin.
2. The wealth he accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery.
3. His hands should hang loose outside the coffin for all to see!

One of his generals, surprised by these unusual requests, asked Alexander to explain....... Alexander said:

1. "I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal."
2. "I want the road to be covered with my treasure so everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, will stay on earth."
3. I want my hands to swing in the wind, so people understand that we come to this world empty-handed & leave empty-handed after the most precious treasure of all is exhausted & that is: TIME.
We take to our grave no material wealth. TIME is our most precious treasure, because it is LIMITED. We can produce wealth, but we cannot produce more time. When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we can never take back. Our time is our life! The best present that you can give to your family and friends is your TIME. May God grant YOU plenty of TIME, to share with all.

Assorted Chocolates”     #9   Contributed by Gary Rocklage
[Check out the view lists of other dogs and animals.]

What Exactly is a Full Load?”     #10    Contributed by Linda (Wanke) Rapp
[These are “FULL” loads.]

The Towel Dance      #11     Contributed by Bob Graham         
[Politics getting you down? Too many serious e-mails? Enjoy the naked towel dance

“7 Days of Smiles To Start Your Week”      #12
Contributed by Kathy (Lanstyak) Sheffield
[Get your smiles ready...]

The mother of a 17-year-old girl was concerned that her daughter was having sex. Worried the girl might become pregnant and adversely impact the family's status, she consulted the family doctor.

The doctor told her that teenagers today were very willful and any attempt to stop the girl would probably result in rebellion.  He then told her to arrange for her daughter to be put on birth control and until then, talk to her and give her a box of condoms.
Later that evening, as her daughter was preparing for a date, the mother told her about the situation and handed her a box of condoms.

The girl burst out laughing and reached over to hug her mother, saying,  "Oh Mom! You don't have to worry about that! I'm dating Susan!"

A man went to church one day and afterward he stopped to shake the preacher's hand. He said, "Preacher, I'll tell you, that was a damned fine sermon. Damned good!" The preacher said, "Thank you sir, but I'd rather you didn't use profanity."

The man said, "I was so damned impressed with that sermon I put five thousand dollars in the offering plate!" The preacher said, "No shit?"

Brenda and Steve took their six-year-old son to the doctor. With some hesitation, they explained that although their little angel appeared to be in good health, they were concerned about his rather small penis.

After examining the child, the doctor confidently declared, "Just feed him pancakes. That should solve the problem." The next morning when the boy arrived at breakfast, there was a large stack of warm pancakes in the middle of the table. "Gee, Mom," he exclaimed, "for me?" "Just take two," Brenda replied.  "The rest are for your father."
One night, an 87-year-old woman came home from Bingo to find her 92-year-old husband in bed with another woman. She became violent and ended up pushing him off the balcony of their 20th floor apartment, killing him instantly.

Brought before the court on the charge of murder, she was asked if she had anything to say in her own defense. "Your Honour," she began coolly, "I figured that at 92, if he could have sex, he could fly."
A Doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa.  "The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG.  High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water.

However, there is one thing that's the most dangerous of all and we all have eaten, or will eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?" After several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front row raised his hand, and softly said, "Wedding Cake."

Bob, a 70-year-old, extremely wealthy widower, shows up at the Country Club with a breath - takingly beautiful and very sexy 25-year-old, blonde-haired woman who knocks everyone's socks off with her youthful sex appeal and charm and who hangs over Bob's arm and listens intently to his every word.

His buddies at the club are all aghast. At their very first chance, they corner him and ask, "Bob, how'd you get the trophy girlfriend?" Bob replied, "Girlfriend? She's my wife!" They're knocked over, but continue to ask: "So, how'd you persuade her to marry you?"  I lied about my age," Bob replied. 

"What?  Did you tell her you were only 50?" Bob smiled and said, "No, I told her I was 90!"
Groups of Americans were traveling by tour bus through Switzerland. As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making, explaining that goat's milk was used. She showed the group a lovely hillside where many goats were grazing.

"These," she explained, "are the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produce."  She then asked, "What do you do in America with your old goats?"

A spry old gentleman answered, "They send us on bus tours!"

Navy Seal Cdr. and Some Great Advice”   #13  Contributed by Our Navy Man, Gary Rocklage  
[Second time around...some outstanding advice for all ages - book out, a great short read, for high school or college graduate.]

Kadie Lynn”  #14  Contributed by Charlene (Wiper) Swenson  [Just 12 and sings like this...  wow!]

I Will Always Love You”  #15  Contributed by Judy (Fondren) Ahlvin   [Check this voice out - she is only 10!]

Photos From Nature”     #16   Contributed By Ted Dumke & Gary Rocklage  
[Outstanding photos, might be a “bucket list” item for some - which one is your favorite? how about #7, look familiar to you?]
A Brother at His Sister’s Wedding”    #17   Contributed by Maggie (Tubia) Horwitz 

“Welcome Home  
Video 1    Video 2   Video 3”    #18   Contributed by Kathy (Lanstyak) Sheffield
[They take care of us and we will take care of them...we will never forget what the military gives up for us!  Three separate links.]

I Am an American Soldier”     #19   Contributed by Bob Graham    [It is people like this that make me wish I was young again - once a soldier - always a soldier, God - I love this country!]

Happy Pictures”   #20 Contributed by Bonita Beck  [Time for “smiles” - these are HAPPY photos!]




1. Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day - International Joke Day.
2. Build A Scarecrow Day - I Forgot Day - World UFO Day.
3. Compliment Your Mirror Day - Disobedience Day - Stay out of the Sun Day.
4. Independence Day (U.S.) - National Country Music Day - idewalk Egg Frying Day.
5. National Bikini Day - Work-a-holics Day.
6. International Kissing Day - National Fried Chicken Day.
7. Chocolate Day - National Strawberry Sundae Day.
8. National Blueberry Day - Video Games Day.
9.  National Sugar Cookie Day.
10. Teddy Bear Picnic Day.
11. Cheer up the Lonely Day - World Population Day.
12. Different Colored Eyes Day - Pecan Pie Day.
13. Barbershop Music Appreciation Day - Embrace Your Geekness Day - Fool's Paradise Day.
14. Bastille Day - Pandemonium Day - National Nude Day.
15. Tapioca Pudding Day - Cow Appreciation Day.
16. Fresh Spinach Day - National Ice Cream Day.
17. Global Hug Your Kids Day - Peach Ice Cream Day - Yellow Pig Day.
18. National Caviar Day.
19. National Raspberry Cake Day.
20. National Lollipop Day - Moon Day - Ugly Truck Day [It's a "guy" thing].
21. National Junk Food Day.
22. Hammock Day - Ratcatcher's Day.
23. National Hot Dog Day - Parent's Day - Vanilla Ice Cream Day.
24. Amelia Earhart Day - Cousins Day.
25. Culinarians' Day - Threading the Needle Day.
26. All or Nothing Day - Aunt and Uncle Day.
27. Take Your Pants for a Walk Day.
28. National Milk Chocolate Day - System Administrator Appreciation Day.
29. National Lasagna Day.
30. National Cheesecake Day - Father-in-Law Day - International Day of Friendship.
31. Mutt's Day.

Classmates, “the Information Lifeline” is going great and is getting stronger every month. Family and Friends of the Aragon Class of 1964... keep up the outstanding articles that you continue to send in for the “Fork!”

Hooah, Hugs & Love - THANK YOU for all you do to keep the Aragon Class of 1964 Connected! Big Hugs to All.  We will get together again for the August Newsletter and the slowing down of Summer and the almost beginning of Fall,
Your Classmate Bob


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