Aragon Class of ‘64
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NEWSLETTER #172                                                                                    August 2018

"Someday We'll be Together 

“Words With the Classmates”     

A couple of quotes that I thought you might be interested in reading and then a “tag-along.”

1        • “Stop - Over thinking. You Can’t Control Everything, Just - Let It Be. Control what you can, but don’t take on the World!”

2        • "Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”

3        • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”

4        • “I love you for the love you give me. You love me for the love I give you. I do not know who first gave or who first took or where it all began; but, I am happy that it did. I am happy that it is. I am in short in long in love (and happy!)”

5        • “Sounds of the wind, sounds of the sea, make one happy just to be.”

6        • “Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to
work and to play and to look up at the stars.”

7        • “Joy is not in things; it is in us.”

8        • “If it should happen that your dreams are shattered, do not be afraid. Have the courage to pick up the pieces and smile at the world. For dreams that are easily shattered can just as easily be rebuilt.”

9        • “One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.”

10      • “A dreamer lives for eternity.”

11      • “You are a wonderful, worthy and lovable person. All recite that about yourself. No one has ever been, or ever will be, quite like you. You are an individual, an original, and all those things that make you uniquely you are deserving of love and praise.”

12      • “People are only complete when they have a true friend to understand them to share all their passions and sorrows with and to stand by them throughout their lives.”

13      • “Stop - Over Thinking. You Can’t Control Everything, Just - Let It Be.  

“The Tag-a-Long”

Coming up in the year 2019, (6 months away), will be our 55th year, after graduation from Aragon High School.  If any of you are interested in having a 55th Reunion, please let me know, prior to Jan. 2019.  After that, I will let the “powers to be” know what it looks like - how many want to have a 55th Reunion.

If you have any questions or suggestions - where - when, etc., we might have the Reunion, just contact me (contact info is located in the “WEBSITE FOR THE FORK HOME PAGE”... BELOW. 

The 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 (L- L)

“Connections And Reconnections” (C/R)
Still remains in the #1 position...strong and ready to assist you in connecting up with other Classmates. 

“Who Said That - Movie Quote Addition” (WST-MQA) - #2 position...each and every month for Classmate participation. At this point and time you have a lot to gain.

          • JULY’S Quote: "She's my daughter!...She's my sister! She's my daughter! My sister, my daughter...She's my sister and my daughter." `
          • JULY’s Answer:  “EVELYN CROSS MULWRAY (Faye Dunaway) AND Jake Gittas (Jack Nicolson) / in “Chinatown”


          • AUGUST’S QUOTE:  “Hey, don’t knock masturbation. It’s sex with someone I love.”
          • Title of Movie and Actor(s) Name(s) required.

“The Bucket List (B/L) Challenge:”


Going on the road - working on a new angle.  Any assistance, ideas, thoughts, would be appreciated, THANK YOU, Bob


“I’m a Princess, Because I’m a Millennial & Proud of  It”   #0                
Contributed by Charlene (Wiper) Swenson
(Really, this isn’t a joke, or is it; is this how millennials behave? - Bob)
#1  (Brat!)     #2 (Allowance Cut!)

“Diana Ross and The Supremes on The Ed Sullivan Show”   #1
Contributed by Michael Graham
(Last time on tv - great group, “Someday We’ll Be Together”- Mike)

“Classmates - Eternal Peace”
Contributed by Maggie Horwitz
(The U.S.S. Arizona memorial - something everyone should know about!)

“Time Has a Way of Moving Quickly & Catching You Unaware of the Passing Years”   #3
Contributed by Bruce Ahlvin
(The days, they are flying away!)

It seems just yesterday that I was young, and embarking on my new life. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. But, here it is... the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go?

I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like. But, here it friends are retired and getting gray...they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me...but, I see the great change...Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory!  Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!

And I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over on this's NOT over. A new adventure will begin!

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.

So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don't put things off too long!

Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!

"Life" is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one. 


"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. 


~        Your kids are becoming you...
~        Going out is good... Coming home is better! 
~        You forget names... But it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!! 
~        You realize you're never going to be really good at anything... especially golf. 
~        The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore. 
~        You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It's called "pre-sleep". 
~        You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch. 
~        You tend to use more 4 letter words ... "what?".."when?"... "what?"?? 
~        Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere. 
~        You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?
~        What used to be freckles are now liver spots. 
~        Everybody whispers. 
~        You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet... 2 of which you will never wear. 
~        But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS!

Stay well, "OLD FRIEND.  Send this on to other "Old Friends!" and let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!!

It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter that Tells the Whole Story.


Japan Is Different From Other Countries    #4
Contributed by Edward Dumke 
(I think you will really enjoy this one!)

“Poses With Statues...”    #5
Contributed by Peggy Graham
(Take a real close look at the photos.)   (A few more to look over, if you like!


“Last Years Questions On The GED Exam”     #6
Contributed by Kathy Sheffield
(Check out these answers - genuine answers, from 16-year-olds!)

Q. Name the four seasons.
A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q. How is dew formed.
A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on
A. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed.

Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections.
A. Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election.

Q. What are steroids.
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs. (Shoot yourself now, there is little hope)

Q. What happens to your body as you age.
A. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty.
A. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery. (So true)

Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A. Premature death.

Q. What is artificial insemination.
A. When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow.

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour.
A. Keep it in the cow.  (Simple, but brilliant)

Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body categorized (e.g. The abdomen).
A. The body is consisted into 3 parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity.

The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A,E,I,O,U

Q. What is the fibula?
A. A small lie.

Q. What does 'varicose' mean?
A. Nearby.

Q. What is the most common form of birth control?
A. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium. (That would work)

Q. Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarean section'.
A. The caesarean section is a district in Rome.

Q. What is a seizure?
A. A Roman Emperor. (Julius Seizure, I came, I saw, I had a fit)

Q. What is a terminal illness?
A. When you are sick at the airport. (Irrefutable)

Q. What does the word 'benign' mean?
A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight. (brilliant)

Q. What is a turbine?
A. Something an Arab or Sheik wears on his head. Once an Arab boy reaches puberty, he (removes his diaper and wraps it around his head).

What Is Intersectionality?   #7
Contributed by Maggie (Tubia) Horwitz
(now here is something new...i think? very interesting)

What Your Body Does In A Day”         #8
Contributed by Linda (Wanke) Rapp
(interesting - no wonder, I get so tired, by the afternoon!)

Would Be Robber Gets Locked In?        #9
Contributed by Edward Dumke
(You ain’t saying sh*t now Mr. Big!)

Super Heroes      #10
Contributed by Peggy Graham
(A great look at the real super heroes - outstanding!)

5 Americans Who Make Us Proud on The 4th of July”     #11
Contributed by Michael & Stevie Graham
(I am so proud to live in this GREAT COUNTRY, EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE!) 

“Michelle’s Brilliance!”
Contributed by Edward Dumke 
(Not so much with this topic.)

She's nearly as smart as Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi combined!  Michelle Obama reminded attendees at a Naturalization Ceremony Wednesday that the Founding Fathers were not born in America. The ceremony for 50 new U.S. citizens was held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.  She said during her speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence, "It's amazing that just a few feet from here where I'm standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history, and like the 50 of you, none of them were born American - they became American.” 

Excuse me?”  Did she actually mean that those who signed the Declaration of Independence and participated in the drafting of the Constitution were not born in America?  Benjamin Franklin was born in Pennsylvania.  Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison were born in Virginia.  John Adams was born in Massachusetts. Only eight of the 56 were not born in America.

Surely she knew this.  But then again, maybe not.  After all, she is a Harvard graduate.  And by the way, THE CONSTITUTION WAS NOT SIGNED IN WASHINGTON D.C.!  It was signed in Philadelphia!  I guess it's true, you just can't fix stupid...

10 Customers Who Surprised Their Servers...Big - Time      #13
Contributed by Judy (Fondren) Ahlvin
(I’m sure many of you have done this - right?)

A Great Ending For The August Newsletter    #14
Contributed by Peggy Graham
(How about a young man, his CEO, on his first day of work? OUTSTANDING - ENJOY)






1. National Girl Friends Day - National Mountain Climbing Day.  
2. National Ice Cream Sandwich Day.     
3. Grab Some Nuts Day - International Beer Day.    
4. International Hangover Day - National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.

5. Friendship Day - International Forgiveness Day .  
6. Wiggle Your Toes Day.   
7. National Lighthouse Day. 
8. Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day. 
9. Book Lover's Day. 
10. Lazy Day - National S'mores Day.   
11. Son and Daughter Day.  
12. Middle Child's Day.
13. Left Hander's Day. 
14. National Creamsicle Day

14 OR 15   VJ Day - which date do you celebrate as the end of W.W.II?   
15. Relaxation Day.      
16. National Tell a Joke Day
17. Chinese Valentine's Day/Daughter's Day - National Thrift shop Day.    
18. Bad Poetry Day - National Honey Bee Awareness Day.     
19. Aviation Day - National Potato Day.   
20. National Radio Day - World Mosquito Day -
21. Senior Citizen's Day - National Spumoni Day.    
22. National Tooth Fairy Day - Be an Angel Day. 23. Ride the Wind Day.    
24. Vesuvius Day. 

25. Kiss and Make Up Day.    
26. National Dog Day - Women's Equality Day.  
27. Global Forgiveness Day - Just Because Day.   
28. Race Your Mouse Day.  
29. More Herbs, Less Salt Day.   
30. Frankenstein Day - Toasted Marshmallow Day.    
31. National Eat Outside Day - National Trail Mix Day. 


Well, here we are finishing up with August 2018 already!  You may want to read over Bruce Ahlvin’s article again? ART. #2

“Time Has A Way Of Moving Quickly & Catching You Unaware Of The Passing Years!” (The days, they are flying - Bob)

Once again, Thank You for taking the time to send in articles that are most interesting and applicable to our Classmates, Family and Friends.  





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