Before we get into the “meat” of the
October Newsletter, we need to stop and send our thoughts and prayers
to our Classmates that have come in contact with Mother Nature at her
• FIRES: in North
Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California,
Nevada and all other states that I may have missed.
• HURRICANES, TROPICAL
STORMS AND TORNADOES: in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia,
Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and many other states along
the East Coast and the Caribbean Territories.
• The Website For The “Fork” Home Page
remains: http://www.rizon.biz/Aragon/AragonHomePage.htm *
*If that doesn’t work for you,
just contact me at: e-mail
or phone (702)
• 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 continues to grow
month in and month out.
• “Who Said That - Movie
Quote Addition” (WST - MQA): - this site is doing GREAT! Many of
you are continuing to send in the correct answers; but, just a little
late. The first week of a new month is the time to strike...get your
answer(s) to me - ASAP! We had #25 Classmates challenging to be first
”LISTEN, PUNK, TO ME YOU’RE NOTHIN’ BUT DOGSHIT,
YOU UNDERSTAND? AND A LOT OF THINGS CAN HAPPEN TO DOGSHIT.”
“SUDDEN IMPACT” & THE ACTOR IS CLINT EASTWOOD
• THE WINNER IS:
FRIDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER, 7:07 PM, 2017 - Time in.
*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, in December 2017.
1. William (Bill) Stevens ̶
WON the first - JUNE
2. Renee’ (Leroy) Otte ̶
WON the second - JULY
3. William (Bill) Stevens ̶
WON the third - AUGUST
4. Gary Rocklage ̶
WON the fourth - SEPTEMBER
5. OCTOBER - ?
6. NOVEMBER - ?
7. DECEMBER - ?
• October’s Quote:
“I’LL BE TAKING THESE HUGGIES AND
WHATEVER CASH YOU GOT.”
• “The Bucket List (B/L)
Challenge:” - B/L is on
“Cryo-Therapy” - hoping that we will be able to bring it back to life
in the future...we all need to keep this one alive and healthy.
Time to move on to your
articles for the month of October. Be advised this is an
“assortment of information for your brain box to absorb and sort out
for your understanding.”
& Saturn After 13 Years”
#1 Contributed by Ted Dumke
[100 images - outstanding photos -
something you may never
Bubbie & The Police”
#2 Contributed by Maggie (Tubia) Horwitz
[This guy will keep you laughing &
“Every Time You See Canada: Think USA” #3
Contributed by Ted Dumke
[Why Canada & not the U.S.A.?]
My fellow Canadians [think the U.S.A.]... So many letter writers have
explained how this land is made up of immigrants. Maybe we should turn
to our history books and point out to people why today's Canadian is
not willing to accept the new kind of immigrant any longer. Nothing
was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to
protect them. All they had were the skills, craftsmanship and desire
they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.
Most of their children came of age
when World War II broke out.
Canadians fought alongside men whose
parents had come straight over from Germany, Italy, France, Japan,
China, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Sweden, Poland and so many other
None of these first generation
Canadians ever gave any thought about what country their parents had
come from. They were Canadians fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the
Emperor of Japan. They were defending the Freedom as one people.
When we liberated France, no one in those villages was looking for
the Ukrainian-Canadian or the German-Canadian or the Irish-Canadian.
The people of France saw only Canadians. And we carried one
flag that represented Our Country. Not one of those immigrant sons
would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving
it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their
parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants
truly knew what it meant to be a Canadian.
They stirred the melting pot into one
red and white bowl. And here we are in 2016 with a new kind of
immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges, only they want to
achieve it by playing with a different set of rules - one that
includes a Canadian passport and a guarantee of being faithful to
their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being a Canadian is
all about. Canadians have been very openhearted and open-minded
regarding immigrants, whether they were fleeing poverty,
dictatorship, persecution, or whatever else makes us think of those
aforementioned immigrants who truly did ADOPT our country, our flag,
our morals and our customs, and left their wars, hatred, and divisions
I believe that the immigrants who
landed in Canada in the early 1900’s deserve better than that for the
toil, hard work and sacrifice of those legally searching for a better
life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an
example by those waving foreign country flags, fighting foreign
battles on our soil, making Canadians change to suit their religions
and cultures, and wanting to change our countries fabric by claiming
discrimination when we do not give in
to their demands.
It's about time we get real and stand
up for our fore fathers’ rights. We are CANADIAN [think U.S.A.]. We
are letting people live here that don't accept our way of life! WHY?
“Songs From Our Youth” #4
Contributed by Bob & Peggy Graham
[Brings back lots of memories.]
Jobs That Will Be Gone In 10 Years Or Less”
Contributed by Charlene (Wiper)
Swenson [Change is coming, even faster than we think!]
“Idle Thoughts And Ponderings” #6
Contributed by Bruce Ahlvin
[This will keep your mind busy for a
• If you attempt to rob a bank
you won't have any trouble with rent/food bills for the next 10 years,
whether or not you are successful.
• Do twins ever realize that
one of them is unplanned?
• What if my dog only brings
back my ball because he thinks I like throwing it?
• If poison expires, is it more
poisonous or is it no longer poisonous?
• Which letter is silent in the
word "Scent," the S or the C?
• Why is the letter W, in
English, called double U? Shouldn't it be called double V?
• Maybe oxygen is slowly
killing you and It just takes 75-100 years to fully work.
• Every time you clean
something, you just make something else dirty.
• The word "swims" upside-down
is still "swims".
• Intentionally losing a game
of rock, paper, scissors is just as hard as trying to win.
• 100 years ago everyone owned
a horse and only the rich had cars. Today everyone has cars and only
the rich own horses.
• Your future self is watching
you right now through memories.
• The doctors that told Stephen
Hawking he had two years to live in 1953 are probably dead.
• If you replace "W" with "T"
in "What, Where and When", you get the answer to each of them.
• How many miles has my thumb
• Many animals probably need
glasses, but nobody knows it.
• If you rip a hole in a net,
there are actually fewer holes in it than there were before.
• If 2/2/22 falls on a Tuesday,
we'll just call it "2's Day".
About A Look At A Few Dobermans?” #7
Contributed by Jake & Honor [What do you think about us? We will
protect you, be your best pal and love you unconditionally!]
Top #12 Turn-Ons For Women”
#8 Contributed by Ashley Weston
[The author of these findings. I
would really like to hear your thoughts on this one, ladies and yes
guys if you have something to contribute - send it.]
#9 Contributed by Stevie Graham
[This woman is really funny!]
About A Singer?”
#10 Contributed by ???
[I think you will like her!]
#11 Contributed by Gary Rocklage
[100 Miles at Mach 7]
Man’s Age According To Home Depot”
#12 Contributed by Bruce Ahlvin [It can only get better, but it
“NFL Protesting Our Flag” #13
Contributed by Colonel Jeffery Powers,
[I think all of you will appreciate
Commissioners, I've been a season pass
holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and the Giants Stadium. I missed
the '90-'91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert
Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American
Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with
one of them, Sgt. Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were
going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it. Many friends,
Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through
the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their
Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes
who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what
brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in
the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done
something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing
they're something special! They're not! My Marines and Soldiers
You are complicit in this! You'll
fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the moral
courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate
stop to this. Yes, I know, it's their 1st Amendment right to behave
in such a despicable manner. What would happen if they came out and
disrespected you or the refs publicly?
I observed a player getting a personal
foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that's much
worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm,
isn't it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in
the end zone? Why is taunting not allowed yet
taunting America is OK? You fine players for wearing 9-11
commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel
or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with
their multi-million dollar contracts for playing a freaking game!
You condone it all by your refusal to
act. You're just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans
boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope
they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to
occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applaud those who
Legends and heroes do NOT wear
shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles. They make
minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families.
They don't do it for an hour on Sunday.
They do it 24/7 often with lead, not footballs, coming in their
direction. They watch their brothers carted off in pieces not on a
gurney to get their knee iced. They don't even have ice! Many don't
have legs or arms.
Some wear blue and risk their lives
daily on the streets of America. They wear fire helmets and go
upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety. On 9-11, hundreds
vanished. They are the heroes.
I hope that your high paid protesting
pretty boys and you look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and
see what you really are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit
the road and take those worms with you!
Powers originally sent his letter to
former Florida congressman Allen West. West then posted the letter to
his news website. As of last week, at least 18 NFL player had
protested the anthem by either kneeling during the anthem or raising
their fists, according to USA Today Sports.
“Time to Change Your Channel?”
“1956 CHEVY - Stolen Car?” #14
Contributed by Bruce Hellman
[Stolen Car - a good laugh, brings
back many old memories!”]
The proud owner of a magnificent 1956
Chevrolet convertible wrote to say he had restored the car to
perfection over the last few years, and sent this:
On a very warm summer afternoon he
decided to take his car to town. It needed gas, as the gauge was
practically on empty, but he wanted ice cream, so he headed first to
his favorite ice cream shop.
He had trouble finding a parking space
and had to park the car down a side street. He noticed a group of
young guys standing around smoking cigarettes and eyeing the car
rather covetously. He was a bit uneasy leaving it there, but people
often take interest in such an old and well-preserved car, so he went
off to enjoy his ice cream. The line at the ice cream shop was long
and it took him quite a while to return to his car. When he did, his
worst fears were realized. His car was gone. He called the police
and reported the theft and then went back and bought a quart of
pistachio ice cream.
About ten minutes
later the police called him to say they had found the car
abandoned near a gas station a few miles out of town. It was unharmed
and he was relieved. It seems just before he called, the police had
received a call from a young woman who was an employee at a
self-service gas station.
She told them that three young men had
driven in with this beautiful old convertible. One of them came to
the window and prepaid for 20 dollars worth of gas. Then all three
of them walked around the car. Then they all got in the car and drove
off, without filling the tank. The question is, “Why would anybody
steal a car, pay for gas that they never pumped and then abandon the
car later and walk away?”*
* Left rear tail light, top hinge,
turn left and pull down... gas cap!
of the Year Awards”
#15 Contributed by Michael Graham
[Looks like many of my plumbing
Lynne” #16 Contributed by Judy (Fondren) Ahlvin
[What a great young girl and her
Is God In All The Tragedy In The World?” #17 Contributed by
[A great message from some young students!]
This is a powerful video by a Catholic high school in CT. It is a
wonderful message. Currently, the world seems to be in a mess and the
resisters are promulgating it. An excellent video made by students
who don't say a word. They are from the Archdiocese of Hartford, CT...
in response to a Senator's Remark’s about "Where is God in all the
tragedy in the world?” [Contributed by a Mormon!]
#18 Contributed by Kathy (Lanstyak) Sheffield
[Been around before and still cogent
to see past the stereotypes and recognizing the unique potential that
The Blood” #19 Contributed by Bob Graham
[I think you will like this one - Home
“I Just Realized Something” #20
Contributed by Ted Dumke
My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day. He has his food prepared for him.
His meals are provided at no cost to him. He visits the Dr. once a
year for his checkup and again during the year, if any medical needs
For this he pays nothing, and nothing
is required of him. He lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is
much larger than he needs, but he is not required to do any upkeep. If
he makes a mess, someone else cleans it up.
He has his choice of luxurious places
to sleep. He receives these accommodations absolutely free. He is
living like a king and has absolutely no expenses whatsoever. All of
his costs are picked up by others who earn a living. I was just
thinking about all this, and suddenly it hit me like a ton of bricks:
“MY DOG IS A CONGRESSMAN!”
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY
TO ALL “OCTOBER” CLASSMATES!
OCTOBER 2017 - “BREAST CANCER
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. World Vegetarian Day.
2. Name Your Car Day.
3. National Boyfriends Day.
4. National Golf Day.
5. Do Something Nice Day.
6. World Smile Day.
7. Bald And Free Day.
8. Oktoberfest End Day.
9. Fire Prevention Day.
10. National Angel Food Cake Day.
11. Emergency Nurses Day.
12. Moment Of Frustration Day.
13. Friday the 13th.
14. National Dessert Day.
15. White Cane Safety Day.
16. Bosses Day.
17. Wear Something Gaudy Day.
18. No Beard Day.
19. Evaluate Your Life Day.
20. Brandied Fruit Day.
21. Babbling Day.
23. TV Talk Show Host Day.
24. United Nations Day.
25. World Pasta Day.
26. National Mincemeat Day.
27. Navy Day.
28. Make A Difference Day.
29. National Frankenstein Day.
30. Mischief Night.
PS: Classmates, you did it
again...from Family, Friends and you; keep them coming! Your support
is truly appreciated. Until next time,
have an outstanding October
and we will talk again in November.
H. H. & L.,