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NEWSLETTER #182                                                 JUNE 10,  2019


“HAPPY GRADUATION ” 


She Proved Them  Wrong and Touched Their Hearts”  #1  https://i.ytimg.com/vi/tY0MVoHBLa8/mqdefault.jpghttps://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/mediatype/icon_2_youtube_x16.png

All Gave Some & Some Gave All”   #2  https://i.ytimg.com/vi/4dBPAmP1Sa4/mqdefault.jpghttps://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/mediatype/icon_2_youtube_x16.png

Kadie Lynn Blows Crowd Away”   #3
  
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Just in:

CLASSMATES,

A lot has happened to all of us since our Graduation on June 10, 1964 from Aragon High School! WOW...that was 55 Years Ago! After that, I guess “WE” can say “All Hell Broke Loose” as many of us went off in a multitude of directions and as many, stayed within the confines of California and still others went off in other directions: Check this out - “I HAVE PROMISES TO KEEP” (this was “OUR” Graduation Theme). How about those “Promises” did you take care of them or do you have a few remaining, that you have to take care of pretty soon?


Here are some of the COUNTRIES and STATES that many of our Classmates live or have lived in, since OUR Graduation:
     
      COUNTRIES:
 Africa, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, France, Germany, Korea, Honduras, Italy, Laos, Mexico, Panama, Russia,  Spain, Thailand, Vietnam, “all over Europe” and I’m sure many other places! 
     
      STATES:
 Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, (287 Classmates live in California), Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.     

RIP...  73 (as of 50th Reunion time period & 1 - recent)

Classmates found...500+


OCCUPATIONS OF MANY CLASSMATES:  Business people (at all levels), Doctors & Nurses, Radio News and DJ’s, TV News Personality, Airlines Pilots/Attendants/ Mechanics, Military (all branches), Mechanics (at all levels), Church Members and Leaders, Ranchers and Farmers, Real Estate Brokers/Agents/ Investors, Veterinarians (big and large animals), Bar Owners, Car Dealers, Adventurers/Thrill Seekers/ World Travelers, Small Aircraft Pilots, Teachers, Professors, Coaches at all levels of Education, Police Officers, Fire Men/Women, Carpenters, Electricians, Plumbers, Politicians (City, County, State and ?), Lawyers, Cooks/Bakers, Architects, Golfers, Clothes Designer, Court Bailiff, Dog Trainer, Computer Operator, DMV Personnel, Artists, Writers (some Novelists), and I’m sure many other Occupations.    

GRADUATION

THE COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO GYMNASIUM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th, 1964


A Long Overdue Celebration for the Aragon Class of 1964 #4  [Not one, but TEN of the best Flyovers!  HAPPY 55th! - ENJOY!]               
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Let’s Not Forget the NAVY SEALS!” Some Great Jumps...  #5     [HAPPY 55th ARAGON CLASS OF 1964!]
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THE PEACOCK CLOCK”  #6   [Now here is a clock you might really enjoy!]

You are So Beautiful to Me”   #7
[Mama Dog interacting with a child with Down Syndrome - you won’t forget this video.]
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Interesting Findings About Climate Change?”    #8
Contributed by Edward Dumke [This explains it pretty well - learn from this one?]
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How About a 4 Minute Road Trip Around America?”   #9
[From Charlie Daniels - American’s View Of Our Country you will like this!]
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Rita Hayworth is Keeping us...Stayin’  Alive!” #10    [I was born too late!  Anyone else?]
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Welcome Home, Dog Style” #11  [You gotta love those dogs!]
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Funny Organ Player  on America’s Got Talent”   #12  [Top 5 funny acts from AGT.]
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80 Stars Who Served in the US MILITARY” #13  [Very interesting - Thank You For Your Service!]
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Gary Sinise and the  Lt. Dan Band in Korea  #14  [What being an American is all about.]
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Diamond & Silk   #15  [They have a lot to say.] 
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Young Female Wrestler  #16  [Watch her moves - she is good! ]  (Title IX wasn’t around back in our Aragon Days for OUR Female Athletes)
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Pretty Woman by ROY ORBISON with The Dukes of Hazzard   #17  (to all of our female classmates...you are all pretty women, still to this day!)     
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VOTING AT 16?...WHY?   #18   [Listen to this cowboy, he makes a lot of sense.]

10 Things that Take Talent, but Will Get You 100% Respect”  #19

Being on Time, Having a Good Work Ethic, Making an Effort,  Positive Body Language, Energy, a Positive Attitude, Pass on knowledge, Being Coachable, Doing Extra, Being Prepared. 

My Everyday Three...  Sense of Urgency, Attention to Detail and Anticipation!    


“One is Never Too Old to Learn Something New!”
#20

How about something I don’t think too many of us know about or really care about. Interesting facts. Manure.. Interesting facts, especially if you need knowledge of the 16th and 17th Centuries. Manure:  In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything for export had to be transported by ship. It was also before the invention of commercial fertilizers, so large shipments of manure were quite common.

It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, not only did it become heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by-product is methane gas. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen.  Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM! Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening!

After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the instruction ' Stow high in transit ' on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this "volatile" cargo and start the production of methane. Thus evolved the term “S.H.I.T” , (Stow High In Transit)...“So it’s really not a swear word” which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.

You probably did not know the true history of this word.

Neither did I.


NOW YOU HAVE LEARNED SOMETHING NEW...WHAT YOU DO WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE IS UP TO YOU - JUST BE CAREFUL WITH THE METHANE!


THE NEW JOG STRAP - COMING UP”    #21  [Another new item, that I didn’t know about, video will get you laughing!]

 

CPAC 2019 and Candace Owens” #22   [I think you will learn from what she has to say, very intelligent young woman.]
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“TOWER AIR - QUITE A STORY”
#23

In 1991, at the end of Desert Storm, a 19 yr. old US Army Cavalry Scout Private who had just spent 8 months at war sat out on a street at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. 

He sat there on his duffle bag with his Battalion around him for 4 days waiting for the buses to come and take him to the King Fahad Airport so he could go home.   Unfortunately, the politicians of the day never planned for how to bring so many soldiers home after the war ended so there was a shortage of planes. Politicians are great at talking, but terrible at doing. 

Finally, the buses came, and took the young man to the airport. The planes waiting were from Tower Air*. The owner of Tower Air had volunteered his planes and staff to bring soldiers home for the cost of fuel only. Happily, the young veteran got home just in time for Easter weekend in 1991, and spent that time emotionally  healing with friends and family surrounding him. That Private was me, Ron Knouse.

   
     *The owner of TOWER AIR was DONALD J. TRUMP.


 

Fun With a Telemarketer”   #24  Contributed by Edward Dumke  [Quite a call...listen!  I’ll just bet there is one telemarketer looking for some employment in another line of work?]
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THE SONGS THAT WERE ‘OURS’”...When We Graduated”    #25
[Find your song and have some music time from - back in the day!]
 

Just Received this from Edward Dumke   #26

“Dear Dons,

I just got off the phone with Elizabeth in Vancouver.  SHE SAW IN THE OBITS THAT LYNN RUTHERFORD died on April 28th. She  [Elizabeth] was living up in B.C. on the SunShine Coast which is north of Vancouver, (the Secheft area/town).   Inhabited by free spirit aka hippies.  The obit said she played the guitar and was a peace activist.  Thinking of her brought back some fond memories. What was the song she sang at our Senior Luncheon?

                                            
Lynn Rutherford obituary link here... 

 

DON’T FORGET:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY
TO ALL JUNE 2019 CLASSMATES!


DATES TO REMEMBER
June - NATIONAL FRUIT & VEGETABLES MONTH


1.    DARE DAY.
2.    NATIONAL BUBBA DAY.
3.    REPEAT DAY (I SAID “REPEAT DAY”).

4.    NATIONAL CHEESE DAY.
5.    HOT AIR BALLOON DAY.
6.    D-DAY, WWII.

7.    NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY.
8.    BEST FRIENDS DAY.
      9.        NURSING ASSISTANTS DAY.

June 10th
 55 YEARS AGO WE GRADUATED FROM ARAGON HIGH SCHOOL!
 

 11.     NATIONAL CORN ON THE COB DAY.
12.    NATIONAL JERKY DAY.

 13.    RED ROSE DAY.
14.     FLAG DAY.

 15.    SMILE POWER DAY.
 16.    FATHER’S DAY.
 17.      EAT YOUR VEGETABLES DAY.
18.      GO FISHING DAY.
19.      NATIONAL KISSING DAY.

20.     ICE CREAM SODA DAY.
21.    TAKE A ROAD TRIP DAY.
22.     NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ÉCLAIR DAY.
23.    NATIONAL PINK DAT.
24.     SWIM A LAP DAY.
25.     LOG CABIN DAY.
26.      FORGIVENESS DAY.
27.    SUN GLASSES DAY.
28.     INTERNATIONAL BODY PIERCING DAY.
29.     HUG HOLIDAY (I FINALLY GOT A GREAT DAY). 
30.    BOB METEOR DAY.

 



JUNE  10th, 1964

Aragon high school GRADUATION

SAN MATEO, California

Go dons!

I hope you had many great memories of Graduation as you went through the articles and information that was put out for you and your memory banks. Let me know, what were some of your Memories on Graduation Night, way back in 1964?  Are you still in contact with Classmates or that special person that you might have spent a large majority of time with back at Aragon?  Maybe someone you would meet at the “Library” while you were studying for a future test? --- “RIGHT!”   That was always a good way to be with that special some-one.  How about your own kids or grandkids and what they thought about High School and the special ones in their lives.  Times have really changed. 

Once again, thank you for all you have done to keep the Aragon Class of 1964, as special as it has remained.  Keep those articles and questions/ information coming in, that is what keeps us special and moving forward. 

“B&B” - Bob and Bonita will be taking a two month break (July and August), and then we will be back to the NEWSLETTER for September.    Please don’t hesitate to send in your ARTICLES, QUESTIONS, CLASSMATE CONTACTS, ETC.  I will be gathering info for September.  I must tell you that some of the BEST items are the ones about YOU and YOURS and the “CLASSMATE CONNECTION” that many of you have used. 

Just for your information, some were upset because of a lack of interest for a 55th Reunion.  Most of you know that it is not a “just say it and we can make it happen right now.”  Reunions take a lot of time, (not days, not even months, but A YEAR or TWO!).  Planning, Money, Contact Classmates, (the number of which is getting smaller as we are getting older).  All takes time. In order to have a future REUNION on the level of the 50th, when the word is put out for 6 months and only 9 Classmates said “YES” and no other Classmates were heard from, that is a “NO GO!” 

Classmates, if you have any questions, please contact me( Bob). If anyone is interested in working with the Monthly Newsletter or has some different thoughts and/or ideas on how to stay in contact with the Classmates...just contact me, you all should have my info, and let's talk.
 

Have an outstanding summer!   I do look forward to being in contact with you in September. 

                                   HOOAH, HUGS & LOVE, Bob                          


THANK-YOU, SAM:  I will have some “Fresh Ideas” reference a possible future Get Together(s).  I am anxious to hear what you think about that.  It will be on the front page of the September Newsletter.  If any of you are thinking in this arena, please let me know prior to the September Newsletter; it will be released on 9/1/2019.  

This is my Challenge to you – PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU HAVE COME UP WITH.

                                   Hooah, Hugs & Love, Bob

PS:  WE CAN STILL HAVE A 55th  REUNION.  GET YOUR THOUGHTS IN TO ME, IT STILL CAN BE DONE, TRUST ME!  THE END OR A NEW BEGINNING... WHAT’S YOUR CALL?

 


LAST ARTICLE FOR JUNE NEWSLETTER”   EXTRA 1 - THE END  [In case you like to “fly & sing” - you will want to be on this flight!] 

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