Class of ‘64
“Keep Your Fork” Newsletter

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NEWSLETTER #183                                       SEPTEMBER 1,  2019


“KEEP GOING BECAUSE YOU DID NOT COME THIS FAR
TO JUST COME THIS FAR”


Welcome back to your monthly Keep Your Fork ’64, September 2019 Newsletter... "KEEP GOING BECAUSE YOU DID NOT COME THIS FAR, TO JUST COME THIS FAR”  NEWSLETTER Number 183.

Some of you may know that I always write a prelude to Bonita, prior to getting into the Newsletter for you; I have shared this method only two other times, but I thought I would share September’s Newsletter with you, after not having a July or August Newsletter...so here we go:

B & Classmates,

Here we go again with a new kickoff...but, first let me share a few short paragraphs with you, about what has transpired with the Graham Clan in the last few months. Here we go with a couple of paragraphs, listing what has been going on and then off we go into the September 2019 “Keep Your Fork ’64.”

We are still looking for a home in West Virginia, so we can be closer to our kids and grandkids.  We are thinking about doing this and keeping our home here in LV,  (renting it out or selling it), eventually staying in WV or moving back to LV.  All options are still open for discussion.

On the home-front, in LV we have had extremely HOT weather, NO rain, (very dry), NO monsoon weather, but lots of strong winds, then the attack of the crickets for about three weeks and then to top it all off - at 4:30 AM, on a Saturday morning,  (a possible sleep in morning -WRONG!), our water heater “blew up” with ankle deep water in our home, throughout the garage, and some buckling of our wood floor by the front door and front room...    Sooo with that being said, it has really been one hell of a summer.  Oh, I forget the “Earth Quake Day” that I hadn’t been through since I left CA over 50 years ago!  So, B & Classmates, to say the least, this has been one long 3 month period!

How was your Summer?  I hope it was GREAT for you and yours... hence the title for the September Keep Your Fork...’64.

“KEEP GOING BECAUSE YOU DID NOT COME THIS FAR, TO JUST COME THIS FAR” - September 2019 NEWSLETTER #185,

                                       Hooah, Hugs & Love, Bob

AN AMAZING YOUNG MAN”   #1   [Get the Kleenex out!]

VOICES OF SERVICE”   #2   [Outstanding - listen to these words!

"
AND YOU THINK YOUR JOB IS TOUGH?”    #3   [I miss my work!

“BE ME”      #4
[Some interesting facts!]

I kill 88,000 people in the United States every single year.
I kill 4,300 underage children every year.
I am responsible for 190,000 visits to the ER by people under 21.
Over 40% of all children in the 10th grade illegally use me.
I am the cause of 1.4 million acts of violence committed between strangers.
I am present in nearly half of all violent crimes up to and including homicide, rape, assault, and child abuse.
Each day I am used by illegal means 300,000 times but only 3,200 people are arrested.
My negative consequences cost the U.S. economy $250 billion a year.
                                              I am Alcohol.

FROM CORVETTE MIKE”   #5   [Check Out the newest Corvette!]

YES IT IS TRUE”   #6    [Listen up, Sweetheart.] 

Yes, it is true, no #7!

PILOT TEXTING HIS WIFE WHILE LANDING”   #8  [Check this Landing Out       .]

THE CANDACE OWENS SHOW”   #9  [She Makes A Lot Of Sense]

THE GOLDEN BUZZER”    #10    [Talent is a wonderful thing!]

STURGIS AND ANTIGUA”   #11  [Check this out - to shut down Sturgis Rally]

TECHNOLOGY...THIS WILL WORK”    #12 [Interesting Concept]

TOM HANK’S FATHER - VERY COOL!”   #13  47  Years Apart, 2 Performances – Enjoy [He's the guy on the left with the high-pitched voice.]

"
THE BENCH”  #14  [A Beautiful Experience]

Great Video From Tacoma, Washington”   #15  [Great patriotic video!]

UBER DRIVER IN NORTH KOREA”  #16   [Smart guy, check him out.]

FORMER MAYOR EXPOSES HIS MISTRESS”   #17  [Kamala & Willie!]

HANNAH DON’T NEED NO FISHIN’ GEAR”   #18   [Yah Doggy, We Got Fish For Dinner]

WARNING OF WHAT MAYBE COMING...”   #19  [Things You Should Know About]

RIDE WITH THE BLUE ANGELS”   #20   [Awesome!]

CANDACE OWENS - REP. BUCK”   #21 [Some One You Might Want To Know About?]

VIDEO OF THE DAY - MR. NICK TOMBOULIDES”   #22   [Senate Hearing.] 

DETROIT STEEL”   #23  [Automobiles for you.  Nice memories!]
 



“WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE DEMOCRAT”  #24
[Proposals to Democratic Platform Taking Shape For 2020]

Fred Stevens, a welder, and Joe Frisco, a bartender, neither of whom went to college, will have to pay off the student loans for Eric, an Art History major, and Emma, a Gender Studies major, because they cannot get jobs.(Elizabeth Warren).

Yusef Hussein, who killed 23 children by bombing their school, will be allowed to vote from prison.  (Bernie Sanders)

Grace Thompson, who worked hard for 47 years, must give up her employer furnished medical plan and join the National Health plan. (The whole slate)

La'Darius Washington, who has never had a regular job, will receive a monthly income from the federal government to spend as he pleases.  (Amy Klobuchar)

Billy White, age 16, who has trouble with subject/verb agreement in English class, still has trouble with fractions in math class, and thinks Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court will get to vote. (Kirsten Gillibrand)

Stan Billings, an avid deer hunter, will have his semi-automatic rifle, (fires one shot each time you pull the trigger), taken away, or go to jail,  because it looks like an AR 15.  (Eric Swalwell)

Sven Johannson, whose grandfather immigrated to the US in 1953 will have to pay reparations to Sha'lyndia Jefferson because she THINKS her great-great-great grandfather MIGHT HAVE BEEN a slave.  (Cory Booker)

Thomas Finch, who is an ambitious and motivated adult, cannot get a job because he doesn't want to join a labor union.  (Kamala Harris)

Sammy Thomas, a farmer, will no longer be able to haul his crops to market in his 3/4 ton diesel pick-up, but will have to make 43 trips in his Toyota Prius.   (The whole slate.)

The population of the US will become 76.4% Hispanic because all of the existing border wall will be torn down.  (Beto O’Rourke)

NONE OF THIS WILL MATTER BECAUSE THE WORLD IS GOING TO END IN TWELVE YEARS.  (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)



“10 LESSONS I WANT TO INSTILL IN MY KIDS & MY GRANDKIDS”   #25

If you made a mistake, apologize.
If you’re thankful, show it.
If you’re confused, ask questions.
If you learn something, teach others.
If you’re stuck, ask for help.
If you’re wrong, fess up.
If you love someone, tell them.
If you trip, get back up.
If someone needs help, help them.
If you see wrong, take a stance.

THE 5 MILLION DOLLAR UNDERGROUND GARAGE”    #26
[Check this out - totally unbelievable!]

A TEST FOR TEENAGERS”    #27   [How Does This Thing Work?]

FUNNY GUY”   #28  [Check his “voices” out!]

THE SHOCKING  MAGICIAN”     #29


Our Classmate

RUSS WHITLARK has passed away…
(Just received)

Sad News: Our Aragon classmate (Class of 64), Russ Whitlark, passed away Tuesday July 2nd.  I really did not know Russ in our High School years but we connected at the 50th reunion and developed a close friendship over the last five years. Russ had struggled with cancer for the last few years, but had the loving support of his gracious wife Sandy, his family and close friends.  We will miss him.

                                                             Ted Dumke (RIP OUR BROTHER).

 




DON’T FORGET:
 HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY


TO ALL “SEPTEMBER” CLASSMATES! |

DATES TO REMEMBER:

1.    National Cherry Popover Day
 2.    VJ Day, WWII
3.    Skyscraper Day
4.    Newspaper Carrier Day
5.    Cheese Pizza Day
6.    Read a Book Day
7.    Neither Rain nor Snow Day
8.    National Pet Memorial Day
9.    Teddy Bear Day
10.    Swap Ideas Day
11.    911 Remembrance
12.    Chocolate Milk Shake Day
13.    Fortune Cookie Day
14.    International Crab Fest Day
15.    Wife Appreciation Day
16.    American Legion Day
17.    Citizenship Day
18.    National Cheeseburger Day
20.    National Punch Day
21.    International Peace Day
22.    Business Women's Day
23.    Checkers Day
24.    National Cherries Jubilee Day
25.    National Comic Book Day
26.    Johnny Appleseed Day
27.    Native American Day
28.    National Good Neighbor Day
29.    Confucius Day
30.    National Mud Pack Day

 

A long time ago I expressed to you...  OUR CLASS is a VERY SPECIAL GROUP THAT HAS STUCK TOGETHER, THROUGHOUT ALL THESE YEARS!  THANK YOU, FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES SUPPORT.

Before we finish with our September Newsletter, I will go through what I have discovered about having a  REUNION  that does not take  2 to  3 years to put together and lots of MONEY for TRAVEL, HOUSING, PHOTOS, ETC.

HERE IS WHAT I FOUND OUT OVER THE SUMMER...with approximately 55% of our Classmates still in and around the state of California, most are close enough to have a “GET TOGETHER” with other Classmates. In Colleges, Universities, High Schools, and other Institutions, solve the problem WITH A “GET TOGETHER!”   Many times over - Air, Bus, Train...travel is not needed, in many cases; a car is not even needed and you say “how can that be?”  Well, many Classmates live so close, they are within walking distance.  But, the most used form of transportation is a car.

Then, the “Finder,” (the one, putting the “GET TOGETHER” together), starts to get 4 or 5 Classmates involved for a dinner, round of golf, breakfast, pizza, movie...  anything that brings you together for a short period of time that works for all.  THIS HAS WORKED WELL for many organizations.  The “GET TOGETHER” is just the beginning. The 4 or 5 Classmates are just a start!

Now, after the first “GET TOGETHER” is a success, thoughts of the next “GET TOGETHER” are easy to get going.  One of the first 4 or 5 Classmates involved with the first “GET TOGETHER” will be involved with bringing another 4 or 5 (OR MORE) together.  Before, you know it, you’ll will have 10 to 20 Classmates that have been involved as a Leader and/or Finder and the “GET TOGETHER" is almost on its own.  We’ll have GROUPS all over and Classmates asking to have more than 1 “GET TOGETHER” in a year’s time period!  Remember, the more you “GET TOGETHER” the easier and more fun you will have! GO FOR IT, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOOSE AND A LOT TO GAIN!

Give it a try and enjoy being with your “ARAGON HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS OF 1964  CLASSMATES”

“ KEEP GOING BECAUSE YOU DID NOT COME THIS FAR, TO JUST COME THIS FAR”
Hooah, Hugs & Love - Your Classmate, Bob

PS:  Please take some photos and send them to me, so I can put them in the “Keep Your Fork...’64” Monthly Newsletter.  This way more and more Classmates will take advantage of these easy, mini “GET TOGETHERS” that will supplement Classmates prior to a five or ten year “BIG CLASS REUNION.”

THIS WILL AND HAS WORKED WITH MANY SCHOOLS &  ORGANIZATIONS...TAKE A CHANCE, CONTACT SOME CLASSMATES, AND HAVE SOME FUN WITH A MINI “GET TOGETHER.”   THEN IN A FEW MONTHS OR A YEAR, WE WILL ALL BE READY FOR A “BIG CLASS REUNION!   IF ANY ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED...  PLEASE CONTACT ME. 

[We can sort the class data by State!  Even Zip code, if we have yours!]

 

 

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