Aragon Class of ‘64
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Classmates & Friends of Aragon 1964, Contributors of all Articles
B  Beck, Webmaster                                          Bob Graham, Editor

NEWSLETTER #178                                                               February 2019

Ready for Valentine's Day?” 


Before we start with the Articles for February,  2019…

“HOW ABOUT SOME TIME AS A SEA TURTLE?”  #1    Contributed by Maggie (Tubia) Horwitz  [Enjoy, I bet you watch it more than one time!]

THE START OF SUPER BOWL 39”  #2   Contributed by Bruce Ahlvin
[What a change in a few years - wake up America!]

PRESIDENT REAGAN”   #3   Contributed by Ted Dumke
[I had not seen this before, great reaction.]

SAVE YOUR LIFE IN AN ACCIDENT”   #4  Contributed by Bonita Beck   [Pay attention, your life may depend on it...power lines!!!]

JUST A DOG”   #5 Contributed by Honor America Graham   [Keep your smiles on   J]

D’SOUZA”   #6   Contributed by Gary Rocklage    [Very interesting read.]

A MESSAGE FOR A SCHOOLMATE”  #7  Contributed by Linda (Wanke) Rapp   [Outstanding!]

BEST BROTHER WEDDING SPEECH EVER”   #8   Contributed by Stevie Graham  [Speech kills the crowd - hilarious ending!]

TIM TEBOW SHARES A STORY, THAT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY”   #9   Contributed by Judy (Fondren) Ahlvin & Peggy Graham   [This is some story to wrap your head around.]

WORTH WATCHING”  #10   Contributed by Gary Rocklage
[Great story, we need more people with this guy’s attitude!]

DOG IN A TUB”    #11   Contributed by Jake Graham (RIP)   [You will like this one!]

“BUSTER THE BOXER...FOR ANIMAL LOVERS  #1 and  #2”    #12   Contributed by Three Classmates  [Both are good, the second one is great!]

GATHERED OLD PHOTOS”    #13   Contributed  by Edward Dumke
[Some outstanding photos from the past.]

FORMER US NAVY SEAL - COMMENTS”   #14   Contributed by Gary Rocklage

DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS   #15   Contributed by Peggy and Bob Graham   [How about this weather!]

AMERICAN THINKER”   #16  Contributed by A Classmate
[Please take the time to read this article.]


Contributed by Maggie Horwitz & Bob Graham
[Great thoughts on “OUR” Social Security!]

Dick Durbin, a Senator from Illinois calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared "Social Security " to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats. Here's a response in a letter from PATTY NYE from Illinois  ... I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!  "Hey Dick, let's get a few things straight!!!

1.      As a career politician, you have been on the public dole (tit) for FORTY YEARS.

2.      I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS, (since I was 15 years old - I am now 63).

3.      My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud.

4.      Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and "your ilk" pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age [66, now 67].

5.      NOW, you and your "shill commission" are proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.

6.      I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now "you morons" propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because "you idiots" mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal our money from Medicare to pay the bills.

7.      I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you "incompetent bastards" spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt. To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling "bullshit" to your incompetence. 

Well, Captain BS, I have a few questions for YOU:

1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 40+ year political career?

2. At what age will you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much will you receive in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?

3. How much do you pay for YOUR government-provided health insurance?
4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

5. It is you, Captain BS, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the "greedy" ones. It is you and your fellow nutcase thieves who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers.

6. And for what? Votes and your job and retirement security at our expense, you lunk-headed leech. That's right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic, political careers You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.

And you can take that to the bank, you miserable SOB.

PS:  And stop calling Social Security benefits "entitlements".  WHAT AN INSULT!!!!  I have been paying in to the SS system for 45 years. “It's my money”-give it back to me the way the system was designed and stop patting yourself on the back like you are being generous by doling out these monthly checks. EVERYONE!  

If you agree with what an Illinois citizen, Patty Nye, says, Please PASS IT ON!


"COMING HOME”    #18    Contributed by Michael Graham  [Try this one!]

EIGHT ADOPTED BOYS”   #19   Contributed by Charlene (Wiper) Swenson   [Meet a great, great family.]

12 YEAR OLD BOY HUMILIATES SIMON COWELL"  #20   [This young man is outstanding - enjoy!]

EMMA MEETS HER MILITARY MOM AFTER 1 YEAR”   #21   Contributed By Bob Graham   [Ready your tissue paper!]

PLEASE REMOVE THE DEER SIGN”  #22  Contributed by Stevie Graham   [Wow, really?]

Contributed by Michael Galloway (lives in Thailand)  [You will enjoy this one!]




1.  No Politics Day.
2.  Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.
3.  The Day the Music Died.
4.  Thank a Mailman Day.
5.  National Weatherman's Day.
6.  National Chopsticks Day.
7.  Send a Card to a Friend Day.
8.  Kite Flying Day.
9.  National Pizza Day.
10.  Umbrella Day.
11.  Make a Friend Day.
12.  Abraham Lincoln's Birthday.
13.  Get a Different Name Day.
14.  National Organ Donor Day - Valentine's Day.
15.  Singles Awareness Day.
16.  Do a Grouch a Favor Day.
17.  Random Acts of Kindness Day.
18.  National Drink Wine Day - President's Day.
19.  National Chocolate Mint Day.
20.  Love Your Pet Day. 
21.  Card Reading Day.
22.  Be Humble Day.
23.  Tennis Day.
24.  National Tortilla Chip Day.
25.  Pistol Patent Day.
26.  Carnival Day.
27.  No Brainer Day .
28.  National Tooth Fairy Day - Public Sleeping Day.


Thank you for your continued support.  I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday period...for those still celebrating, sorry but it is time to break away and get ready for Valentine’s Day and Taxes. 

For those that are still involved with the California Fires and Mudslides, just know that you are in our Thoughts and Prayers every day and we stand ready to help, as much as we can.  If there is anything we can do, please let me know, so I can get the word out. With 2019 here, let’s work together and see if we can have an outstanding year, for all.  Take care and we will talk again in March. 

Hooah, Hugs & Love,




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