“Words to the Classmates,”
First, for the Classmates who have been through fires, floods, the
event that took place in Paris & California - just know that your
Classmates thoughts and prayers are with you each and every day...
I hope that the Holidays and the New Year brought your Family and
Friends together for some happy times during your respective
celebrations. Now it is time to get to the February Newsletter.
But first, a short review of the Graham trip back to Virginia... being
back there with our kids and grandkids was THE BEST! The Christmas
tree and the packages under it looked like something you would see in
a movie. It was just too short of time with the kids. It was truly a
great time for all.
As for the weather and plane flight, now that is another story! The
daily temperature during our time there averaged single digits to a
high of 28 degrees, which came just prior to us coming home.
The flight going to Virginia was unbelievable for us... we flew First
Class for the third time in 50 years of marriage. We flew home in the
26th row of a 27 row, 737 American Airlines Plane. I’ll let your
imagination take over for the visual on the flight home!@#$%^&*.
All in all, I would do it all over again in order to see and be with
our kids and grandkids. We are looking at some property in Virginia,
for a possible condo/town home to go back to a couple of times, every
year... who knows where those thoughts will end up?
Once again, I hope you all had a great Christmas, happy Hanukkah and a
very happy New Year. OK, that pretty much brings you up to date with
the “Graham’s Christmas Vacation.”
Now it is really time to get started on the Keep Your Fork...’64,
February 2018, Newsletter.
Hooah, Hugs, Love & “PADIDDLE... SAY
PS: FOLLOW THROUGH & STAY STRONG WITH YOUR NEW YEAR’S
“Padiddle...Say What? Say the Following”
Contributed By Bob Graham
Do You Remember? If so, hang on and bring those thoughts back to the
front of your “brain housing group.” If you don’t remember ever
playing this game, (which I find hard to believe, from the Aragon
Class of 1964) - stand by.
“PADIDDLE, ALTERNATIVELY SPELLED PEDIDDLE OR PERDIDDLE, ALSO KNOWN AS
“POPEYE” DUE TO IT LOOKING LIKE ONE EYE IS OUT OR SQUINTING; IS A
CANADIAN AND AMERICAN SLANG TERM FOR A VEHICLE WITH A BURNT- OUT
HEADLIGHT OR BRAKE LIGHT. FOG LIGHTS DO NOT COUNT AS A PADIDDLE EVEN
IF USED AS PRIMARY LIGHTS.)
Do you remember your youth and driving up and down the strip in San
Mateo on Friday and/or Saturday Night after a Football Game or a
“Movie/Dinner” (at A& W or the Pizza Joint, right next to the Movie
Theater downtown?) Or you used the infamous library, where you were
going to study for upcoming tests and you might be a little late;
because you wanted to get it all done, for your tests the following
Finally, just before curfew and you had to be home; some time was
spent at the San Mateo Golf and Country Club (parking lot) saying
“good-bye, *&^%#! prior to getting your gal or guy and yourself home
without being late at either of the homes... so that the term
“grounded” and your car keys being “confiscated” was not used on your
“social life”... for numerous days or weeks to come. Do you remember
how all of the above could have been accomplished for less than
$10.00, including a stop for some gas too? I sure do.
Now, before we jump into your Articles for the February “Keep Your
Fork...’64” Newsletter, just one more item that during your “date”
above; you may have been playing, this game.”
Do you remember now? A kiss, or a slug to the arm, and/or a possible
taking off of an item of clothing? Come on, I’m not making this stuff
up... you do remember, don’t you? I hope that put a smile on your
face, and maybe a fond memory or two, of times long forgotten.
But it doesn’t have to be a memory from the past... and you are asking
how can that be? Well, this is how it can be in the present.
But, before I forget, here are all the things you need to know about “PADIDDLE,”
as of February 2018, for those of you that might like to take a trip
“back to the future.”
“The word Padiddle originated in the 1950s in suburban Westchester
County, New York. In the post World War II era, cruising was a common
teenage dating activity, which gave rise to the game. A boy making
the discovery would kiss his date, a girl would punch her date on the
Another version of Padiddle involves spotting a yellow car, such as a
taxi or sports car, and responding the same way. An optional
variation involves calling out "Padunkle" upon spotting a car without
headlights turned on at night, awarding the spotter double points.
The objective is to be the first to spot a qualifying vehicle. The
spotter must say "Padiddle" to earn a sighting. In some groups, the
spotter must simultaneously hit the ceiling of the car or hit the
window glass, and in others, punch or kiss another passenger. The
person with the highest score at the end of the trip is the winner.
In another version, the first person to get to 3 "padiddles" is the
winner and gets to make a wish.
In some variants the last member of the car to punch the ceiling loses
one article of clothing. Following this style of play, the winner is
the last person wearing clothes in the car. This is sometimes played
in teams where every member of the losing team most remove an article
OTHER CALLS FOR PADIDDLE INCLUDE:
Blue balls - a car with blue headlights.
Lance Armstrong - a car with only one blue headlight.
Wee woo - an ambulance without its lights on.
Party lights - Cop cars with lights on.
Padoodle - Car with both lights off.
Padiddle - 1 pt.
Padiddle and only one parking light on - 2 pt.
Padiddle and no parking lights - 3 pt.
Padiddle and only one flood light - 3 pt.
Police Car Padiddle - 3 pt.
Ambulance/Fire Truck Padiddle - 5 pt.
Plow Padiddle in winter - 5 pt.
Plow Padiddle in spring or fall - 10 pt.
Plow Padiddle in summer - 15 pt.
Any other commercial vehicle Padiddle - 2 pt.
1. When a padiddle car (one headlight on, one off) is in sight, viewer
yells "padiddle" and touches the ceiling, and receives 1 point. NOTE:
More points are rewarded in Extreme Padiddle.
2. If a passenger yells "padiddle" when no padiddle car is in sight,
or when that car has been said, the caller loses 1 point.
3. If there is ever a controversy over who called it first, no points
“Qualifying vehicles must be visible through the windshield of the
vehicle, "Padiddles" seen through a side or rearview mirror only count
for half a point. A motorcycle misidentified as a Padiddle is a foul
that awards the offender's partner a double hit or kiss.”
That is everything you need to know, in order to play “PADIDDLE.” Who
knows, you may teach another generation or just have some fun with a
friend, spouse, significant other or partner? Give it a try, who
knows, you may start up an old game, in a new era? Good Luck and stay
alert, no wrecks please.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
• The Website For The “Fork” Home Page Remains:
* If that doesn’t work for you, just contact me at my e-mail
• “Connections And Reconnections” (C/R) - This arena
really stepped up during the Holiday Period...lots of contacts were
given out. The continuing growth, increases each and every month.
• “Who Said That - Movie Quote Addition” (WST - MQA): -
“The Best of The Best.” Let’s keep it going strong in 2018.
• February’s Quote:
“Sex without love is an empty experience.” -
“Yes, but as empty experiences go, it’s one of the
Title of Movie and Actor(s) Name(s) Required.
• “The Bucket List (B/L) Challenge:” - How about digging
deep and pulling up just one item on your B/L? Even if you haven’t
achieved it yet, but are still working to complete; let us know...you
may find out that others are also working to complete or have already
“marked that item off,” their B/L.
NOW TO YOUR FEBRUARY ARTICLES
Boomer Test...You Can Do It” #1 Contributed by Peggy Graham
(lots of fun with this one)
Socks” #2 Contributed By Kathy (Lanstyak) Sheffield
(these make for some great conversation)
Of Honor” #3 Contributed by Ted Dumke
(Drew Nickell - JANUARY 13, 2018, a good look at the politicians of
Payers Are Freeloaders & #2”
#4 Contributed by The Washington Times (a very interesting read, is
this true? Bob)
Dog Lovers” #5 Contributed by Stevie Graham
- Some Interesting Facts” #6 Contributed by Ted Dumke
(something to think about, but I have questioned “snopes” before?)
Robertson” #7 Contributed by Judy (Fondren) Ahlvin
(don’t bungee jump naked@140 feet up)
Contributed by Gary Rocklage (you will have a blast with this one)
• I tried to catch some fog. I mist.
• When chemists die, they barium.
• Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
• A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a
• I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any
• How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it.
• I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on
• The girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I
never met herbivore.
• I'm reading a book about antigravity. I can't put it down.
• I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words
• They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type O.
• A dyslexic man walks into a bra.
• Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.
• Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there's no pop quiz.
• Energizer Bunny arrested: Charged with battery.
• I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.
• What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A
• When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.
• What does a clock do when it's hungry? It goes back four seconds.
• I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!
• Broken pencils are pointless.
Old Movie Clips With Famous Lines” #9 Contributed by Ted
Dumke (some really great films, check them out)
1517 To Paris” #10 Contributed by Maggie (Tubia) Horwitz
(true story from Clint Eastwood - “trailer” ABOVE)
All The Dirty Politics, Corruption & Greed”--- the following
things are also happening every day” #11 Contributed by Bob Graham
(You gotta love animals!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY
TO ALL “FEBRUARY” CLASSMATES!
“AMERICAN HEART MONTH” - DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. National Freedom Day - No Politics Day.
2. Bubble Gum Day - Ground Hog Day.
3. The Day the Music Died - Buddy Holly, Richie Valens & the Big
Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.
5. National Weatherman's Day.
6. Lame Duck Day - National Chopsticks Day.
7. Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day - Send a Card to a
8. Boy Scout Day - Kite Flying Day.
9. National Pizza Day - Toothache Day.
10. Umbrella Day.
11. Make a Friend Day - National Inventors Day - White T-Shirt
12. Abraham Lincoln's Birthday - Clean out Your Computer Day.
13. Get a Different Name Day - Mardi Gras - Fat
14. Valentine's Day - Ash
- date varies - National Organ Donor Day.
15. National Gum Drop Day - Singles Awareness Day - Susan B
16. Chinese New Years - Do a Grouch a Favor Day.
17. Random Acts of Kindness Day.
18. National Battery Day - National Drink Wine Day.
19. President's Day, third
of month - National Chocolate Mint Day.
20. Cherry Pie Day - Love Your Pet Day - Hoodie Hoo Day.
21. Card Reading Day.
22. George Washington's Birthday - Be Humble Day - National
Margarita Day - Walking the Dog Day - International World Thinking
23. International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day - Tennis Day.
24. National Tortilla Chip Day - Open That Bottle Night
25. Opposite Day - Pistol Patent Day.
26. Carnival Day - National Pistachio Day, it's a nutty day -
Tell a Fairy Tale Day.
27. Polar Bear Day - No Brainer Day.
28. Mardi Gras, Fat
date varies - Public Sleeping Day - National Tooth Fairy Day.
Welcome back to a New Year - 2018. As in the past, we once again need
Your assistance, from Family and Friends to keep sending in Articles
and Topics you would like to know about and/or discuss with Our
Classmates. Thank You for all your assistance over the years.