Website For the “Fork Home Page” remains:
If that doesn’t work for you, just contact me at my e-mail address:
or phone (702) 656-1696.
• “Connections and Re-connections” (C/R):
Still remains strong! Thanks to C/R, we are able to hear about what
has been going on with our Classmates. Nearly every day I hear from
Classmates wanting to contact another Classmate.
• “Who Said That - Movie Quote Addition” (WST - MQA):
Still Remains one of The Best. Numerous Classmates are playing each
month. You have nothing to lose and money to gain. Take a chance, you
maybe this month’s winner.
April’s Quote: “I could’a had class. I could’a been a contender. I
could’a been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s
“On The Waterfront,” was the movie; Marlon
Brando, the Actor. Winner: Gary
Rocklage (2:00 PM / 1 April 2018)
May’s Quote: "We all go a little mad sometimes."
Title of Movie and Actor(s) Name(s) required.
• “The Bucket List Challenge” (B/L):
Remains in a deep, deep, deep, sleep; except for last month when Dr.
Craig Karpilow brought this section back to life. Will another
Classmate keep the B/L Challenge alive?
*Going on the road... is slowly moving forward.
“A SPECIAL MONTH,”
NOW... FOR MAY ARTICLES
For The Classmates - How Do Civil Wars Happen?”
#1 Contributed by Ted Dumke [Brilliant,
concise & worth the read; an understanding of Democrats and
Republicans, when in office.]
"Men Are Just
Happier People!” #2
Contributed by Maggie (Tubia) Horwitz
[Wow, this really cracked me up. I fit into every category, just
right. am a pretty happy person, a majority of the time,
and you? Come on guys, don’t leave me hanging here, all
What do you expect
from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is
all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just
another snack. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt
to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
Car mechanics tell
you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to
another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You
don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress - $5,000. Tux rental - $100.
People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. New
shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time.
Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about
A five-day vacation
requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get
extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone
forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. Your
underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Two pairs of shoes are more than
enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are
unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays
its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
You only have to shave your face and neck.
You can play with
toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes - one color for
all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can
'do' your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice
concerning growing a mustache. You can do Christmas shopping for 25
relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.
No wonder men are
1. If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call
each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.
2. If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately
refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba and Wildman.
1. When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw
in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have
anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.
2. When the girls get their bill, outcome the pocket
1. A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
2. A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but
it's on sale.
1. A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and
toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel.
2. The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom
is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these
1. A woman has the last word in any argument.
2. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new
1. A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
2. A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
1. A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he
2. A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but
1. A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants,
empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.
2. A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.
1. Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.
2. Women somehow deteriorate during the night.
1. Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She
knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite
foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.
2. A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two
people remembering the same thing!
Contributed by Maggie (Tubia) Horwitz
[This is an article we need to pay attention to!]
The Maker of all
human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of
make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central
component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the original
prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction
of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been
identified as "Sub-sequential Internal Non-morality," more commonly
known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.
Some of the symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion
The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect,
is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to
correct this defect.
The Repair Technician, JESUS, has most generously offered to bear the
entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no
additional fee required. The number to call for repair in all areas
Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the
REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair
Technician, JESUS, into the heart component.
Day Czech Style”
#4 Contributed by Bob Graham
[A rare look, I think you might be surprised!]
#5 Contributed by William R. Forstchen
[Are agendas prepared for a national power grid down - not that we
don’t have enough other things to think about. - Ted Dumke]
Nam Wall Facts”
#6 Contributed by Our Vietnam Vets
[A read that should be available in all schools.]
Rare Photos of North Korea”
#7 Contributed Bob Graham
[We have heard a lot about North Korea; let’s take a look at the north
side of the DMZ.]
“Greetings - Our
Contributed by Edward Dumke
[Reasons for denial.]
Trey Gowdy just
said a few things about the military in response to the ban of
transgenders. He nails it:
Nobody has a "right" to serve in the Military. Nobody. What makes
people think the Military is an equal opportunity employer? Very far
The Military uses prejudice regularly and consistently to deny
citizens from joining for being too old or too young, too fat or too
skinny, too tall or too short. Citizens are denied for having flat
feet, or for missing or additional fingers. Poor eyesight will
disqualify you, as well as bad teeth. Malnourished? Drug addiction?
Bad back? Criminal history? Low IQ? Anxiety? Phobias? Hearing
damage? Six arms? Hear voices in your head? Self-identify as a
Unicorn? Need a special access ramp for your wheelchair? Can't run
the required course in the required time? Can't do the required
number of pushups? Not really a "morning person" and refuse to get
out of bed before noon? All can be reasons for denial.
The Military has one job. War. Anything else is a distraction and a
liability. Did someone just scream "That isn't Fair"? War is VERY
unfair, there are no exceptions made for being special or challenged
or socially wonderful. YOU change yourself to meet Military
standards...not the other way around. I say again: You don't change
the Military...you must change yourself. The Military doesn't need to
accommodate anyone with special issues. The Military needs to Win
If any of your personal issues are a liability that detract from
readiness or lethality...thank you for applying and good luck in
future endeavors. Who's next in line?
“Terry Ward - Born:
December 31, 1946 - Died: January 23, 018”
Contributed by Peggy Graham
[A real hero!]
Terry Wayne Ward,
age 71, of DeMotte, IN, escaped this mortal realm on Tuesday, January
23rd, 2018, leaving behind 32 jars of Miracle Whip, 17 boxes of
Hamburger Helper and multitudes of other random items that would prove
helpful in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
Terry is survived by his overly-patient and accepting wife Kathy, who
was the love of his life (a fact she gladly accepted sympathy for
during their 48 years of marriage). He is also survived by daughters
Rebecca (William) Hines and Jean (Jeff) Lahm; sister, Linda; brother,
Phil; grandchildren: Alexander and Hannah Hines (The Mesopotamians),
Daphne and Erin Pistello (The Daffer and Peanut), Brendan and Owen
Lahm (Phineas and Ferb) and Tessa McMurry (Smiley).
He is preceded in
death by his parents Paul and Bernice Ward, daughter Laura Pistello,
grandson Vincent Pistello, brother Kenneth Ward, a 1972 Rambler and a
from Thornridge High School in South Holland, IL, where only three of
his teachers took an early retirement after having had him as a
student. He met the love of his life, Kathy, by telling her he was a
lineman – he didn’t specify early on that he was a lineman for the
phone company, not the NFL. Still, Kathy and Terry wed in the fall of
1969, perfectly between the Summer of Love and the Winter of Regret.
his service in the United States Army and was an active combat Veteran
in the Viet Nam War.
He retired from
AT&T, (formerly Ameritech, formerly formerly Indiana Bell), after 39
years of begrudging service, where he accumulated roughly 3,000 rolls
of black electrical tape during the course of his career (which he
used for everything from open wounds to “Don’t use this button”
He enjoyed many,
many things. Among those things were hunting, fishing, golfing,
snorkeling, ABBA, hiking Turkey Run, chopping wood, shooting guns, Bed
Bath & Beyond, starlight mints, cold beer, free beer, The History
Channel, CCR, war movies, discussing who makes the best pizza, The
Chicago White Sox, old Buicks, and above all, his family.
He was a renowned
distributor of popsicles and ice cream sandwiches to his
grandchildren. He also turned on programs such as “Phineas and Ferb”
for his grand-youngins, usually when they were actually there.
He despised “uppity
foods” like hummus, which his family lovingly called “bean dip” for
his benefit, which he loved consequently. He couldn’t give a damn
about most material things, and automobiles were never to be purchased
new. He never owned a personal cell phone and he had zero working
knowledge of the Kardashians.
Terry died knowing
that The Blues Brothers was the best movie ever, (young) Clint
Eastwood was the baddest-ass man on the planet, and hot sauce can be
added to absolutely any food.
Feel of a Handshake”
Contributed by Gary Rocklage
[I think this says a lot!!!]
Those who hate him
will always hate him, no matter what. In his stead, I certainly
couldn't imagine Hillary, (or Bill, for that matter), or Obama making
anything even close to this gesture. If you cannot understand the
meaning of this I feel sorry for you. Please try to understand the
weight of this image. This soldier lost both arms. The feeling of a
handshake is now lost to him.
this, and so touched his face, so he can feel the human connection.
This is what I see when I think of Trump's motives. He gave up a
billionaire lifestyle to now be insulted, dragged through the mud, and
lied about, on a daily basis. All to save this country and people he
loves. Please CONSIDER PASSING this on.
“Children From The
Contributed by Bruce & Judy (Fondren) Ahlvin
[We can all read the various statements communicated below and have
our own thoughts, so here we go!]
It truly was a
great time to grow up in America - especially if you were fortunate
enough to find yourself in a place like California.
I think the most
telling observation included below, was that "we had to find out
ourselves" - especially for those who grew up in poor families, who
were also economically disadvantaged. But that was the challenge and
the adventure it offered. The curious and the ambitious knew few
boundaries, and thrived on the opportunities, without even knowing how
rare a time that was in terms of history and politics.
I can't speak for
others, who had to find their own way, but I looked forward to every
day. My reset button was to jump out of bed with 6 hours of sleep
behind me. I was blessed all my life with good health and the good
fortune of never having experienced a serious injury. Or major,
fortuitous set-back in my personal life that diverted me from my goals
- which were rooted in the American dream; and, I was very eager to
complete and succeed. Of course what parent would not wish to have
their own children engage in that pathway - whatever their own
definition of "being and becoming" successful?
But finding it "on
their own" has become nearly impossible. Not only are there multiple
and readily available "how to do it" books and video's, but they serve
to set a standard of performance which places a high to impossible bar
to "success", not to mention the loss of innocence, that in retrospect
I know filled me with great anticipation, (and measured temerity), and
Also, in a
relatively small rural town fear, and the prospect of evil, was almost
nonexistent. The general reverence to God and his presence, love &
protection was a given. What people thought of you mattered.
The sense of
community, relationships, family and friends, were the solid
framework, and interwoven fabric, of one's existence. Now it's hard
to wrap your head around all of it. The world-wide scope of selective
communications, chosen by who knows who, largely drowns out our own
individual lives, fills our thoughts with garbage and “alternative"-
facts depending on the hidden intentions and "spin" that are
incessantly spewed out in a cacophony of meaningless, often divisive
noise. Selfies tell the story - mostly selfish stories of silliness
and nonsense which fills one's day with nothing meaningful having been
said or done. So how do we pass our experience on? We can't.
The brave new world
will "evolve" and we can only hope it will be a better one, but
individuality, privacy, and freedom will inevitably be stripped away
and exposed to the harsh spotlight of "group think", and consequent
politically correctness, (as defined by others), and hence severely
limit free speech. Unity, which was once our Country's Strength, is
dissolving in the face of the rapidly emerging and broadening of
insidious diversity, (i.e., alien camps), and the resulting
separateness is busy tearing our society and Country apart.
“It Is Finally
Nice To Have All The Facts...”
Contributed by Bob Graham
[Peggy, we need to talk!]
The frequency of
sexual activity of senior males depends on where they were born.
Statistics just released from Statistics Canada and The United Nations
B.O.H. Team, revealing that:
North American men between 60 and 80 years of age, will on average,
have sex two to three times per week, (and a small number a lot more),
whereas Japanese men, in exactly the same age group, will have sex
only once or twice per year if they are lucky.
This has come as
very upsetting news to both me and most of my buddies, as none of us
had any idea we were Japanese!
“Some Good Thoughts
From A Common Sense Old Cowboy”
Contributed by Gary Rocklage
• Your fences need
to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
• Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
• Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
• A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
• Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.
• Meanness don’t just happen overnight.
• Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
• Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
• It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
• You cannot unsay a cruel word.
• Every path has a few puddles.
• When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
• The best sermons are lived, not preached.
• Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen
• Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
• Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
• Live a good, honorable life . . . Then when you get older and think
back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
• Don ‘t interfere with something that ain’t bothering you none.
• Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
• If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop
• Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
• The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with,
watches you from the mirror every morning.
• Always drink upstream from the herd.
• Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from
• Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it
• If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try
ordering somebody else’s dog around. . .
• Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the
rest to God.
• Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll
just kill you.
Inconvenient Truth About The Republican Party”
#14 Contributed by Edward Dumke [Just keep an open mind - this is
not meant to go political and make you mad.]
Send A Man To The Grocery”
#15 Contributed by Linda (Wanke) Rapp
[Jeanne Robertson will make you laugh!]
Irish Dancing Really Started”
#16 Contributed by Edward Dumke
[I was trying to picture Ted Irish dancing! - Bob]
“Older Kids Test”
Contributed by Maggie (Tubia) Horwitz
[This may be harder than you may think!]
THE ANSWERS WILL
BE ON THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE, BUT YOU JUST CAN'T QUITE REMEMBER THE
CORRECT ANSWER .
I was picky who I sent this to. It had to be those who might actually
remember. So have some fun my sharp-witted friends. This is a test
for us 'older kids'! The answers are printed below, (after the
questions), but don't cheat! Answer them first.....
01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset,
the grateful citizens would ask, who was that masked man? Invariably,
someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did
he leave behind? _______________.
02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all
watched them on The ____ ___________ Show.
03. 'Get your kicks, __ _________ _______.'
04. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been
changed to _________ ___ ___________.'
05. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ____ ______ ________
06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced'
under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance
called the '________.'
07. Nestle's makes the very best.... _____________.'
08. Satchmo was America's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents
shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was
09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.
10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named ______ ___ ________ and
Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and
‘_____ ________. '
11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning
their _____________ _______.
12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in
the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ______ &
13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music
died.' This was a tribute to _________ ____________________.
14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The
Russians did it. It was called ____________________.
15. One of the big fads of the late ‘50's and ‘60's was a large
plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the
________ ________ .
16. Remember LS/MFT _____ _____/_____ _____ _____?
17. Hey Kids! What time is it? It's _____ ______ _____!
18. Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men? Only The
19. There was a song that came out in the 60's that was "a grave yard
mash". It's name was the _____________ _________!
20. Alka Seltzer used a "boy with a tablet on his head" as it's Logo
/ Representative. What was the boy's name? ________________.
01. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.
02. The Ed Sullivan Show
03. On Route 66
04. To protect the innocent.
05. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
06. The limbo
08. Louis Armstrong
09. The Timex watch
10. Freddy, The Freeloader and 'Good Night and God Bless.'
11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have
12. Beetle or Bug
13. Buddy Holly
16. Lucky Strike/Means Fine Tobacco
17. Howdy Doody Time
19. Monster Mash
Send this to your “older” friends, (better known as “Seniors”). It
will drive them crazy! And keep them busy and let them forget their
aches and pains for a few minutes.
[I blew it; I missed three - Bob]
Would You Do - Bullying Jr.?”
#18 Contributed by Bob Graham
[Really, what would you do?]
War American Spitfire Pilot”
#19 Contributed by Bruce Ahlvin
[Great film - check this out - great story!]
Fight - Mystery Of The Red Baron”
#20 Contributed by Ted Dumke
[Answers to many questions about the “Red Baron.”]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY TO ALL “MAY” CLASSMATES!
MAY 2018 - “OLDER AMERICANS MONTH” (WE FINALLY HAVE A MONTH FOR US) -
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. May Day - Loyalty Day - Save the Rhino Day.
2. Baby Day - Brothers and Sisters Day.
3. Garden Meditation Day - Lumpy Rug Day - Garden Meditation Day.
4. Bird Day - Star Wars Day - International Tuba Day .
5. Cinco de Mayo - National Hoagie Day - Free Comic Book Day.
6. Beverage Day - National Tourist Appreciation Day - National Nurses
7. National Tourism Day.
8. National Teacher's Day - No Socks Day - V-E Day.
9. Lost Sock Memorial Day - National Receptionist Day - School Nurses
10. Clean up Your Room Day.
11. Eat What You Want Day - Military Spouses Day - Twilight Zone Day.
12. Birth Mother's Day - Fatigue Syndrome Day - National Train Day.
13. Mother's Day second Sunday in May - Leprechaun Day.
14. Dance Like a Chicken Day.
15. National Chocolate Chip Day - Police Officer's Memorial Day.
16. Love a Tree Day - National Sea Monkey Day - Wear Purple for Peace
17. Pack Rat Day.
18. International Museum Day - National Bike to Work Day -
Visit Your Relatives Day.
19. Armed Forces Day - Boy's Club Day.
20. Be a Millionaire Day - Pick Strawberries Day.
21. National Memo Day - National Waiters and Waitresses Day.
22. Buy a Musical Instrument Day - World Goth Day.
23. Lucky Penny Day.
24. National Escargot Day - Victoria Day (Canada).
25. Don't Fry Friday - National Missing Children's Day - National
Brown Bag It Day - National Wine Day.
26. International Jazz Day - Sally Ride Day.
27. Sun Screen Day.
28. Amnesty International Day - Memorial Day - National Hamburger Day.
29. Learn About Composting Day.
30. Water a Flower Day.
31. National Macaroon Day - Save Your Hearing Day - World No Tobacco
Once again Thank You for all the Articles, Subjects, and “Want to
Know Abouts,” you would like to see in the monthly K.Y.F...’64
The Aragon Class of
1964 remains strong. I’m pretty sure, it may have something to do
with the numbers. Yes, we are all getting older... but people have
been doing that for millions of years! So, it’s nothing of a surprise,
to any of us. I believe it has much to do about the way we look at
our past and how we are prepared for the future! What do you think?
We will all come
together again in June. Do you think this year, 2018, is moving
along faster, than normal? Bottom line, it really doesn’t matter...
we stand ready, for whatever comes our way and take each day - one
step at a time.
*Classmates, Family Members & Friends - The month of May is “a special
month.” This is our chance to say Thank You to any and all VETERANS
you will see or meet during this May. “Just a friendly smile and a
Thank You for your SERVICE,” will do it. Have an outstanding
month and we will get together again in June, (the month of Weddings,
Love, School is OUT & Vacations are IN).