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
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
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.
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
AMAZING YOUNG MAN” #1
[Get the Kleenex out!]
OF SERVICE” #2
[Outstanding - listen to these words!
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
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!]
IT IS TRUE” #6 [Listen
Yes, it is true, no #7!
TEXTING HIS WIFE WHILE LANDING”
#8 [Check this Landing Out .]
CANDACE OWENS SHOW” #9
[She Makes A Lot Of Sense]
GOLDEN BUZZER” #10
[Talent is a wonderful thing!]
AND ANTIGUA” #11 [Check this out - to shut down Sturgis Rally]
WILL WORK” #12 [Interesting Concept]
HANK’S FATHER - VERY COOL!” #13 47 Years Apart, 2 Performances
– Enjoy [He's the guy on the left with the high-pitched voice.]
BENCH” #14 [A Beautiful
Video From Tacoma, Washington”
#15 [Great patriotic video!]
DRIVER IN NORTH KOREA”
#16 [Smart guy, check him out.]
MAYOR EXPOSES HIS MISTRESS”
#17 [Kamala & Willie!]
DON’T NEED NO FISHIN’ GEAR”
#18 [Yah Doggy, We Got Fish For Dinner]
OF WHAT MAYBE COMING...” #19 [Things You Should Know About]
WITH THE BLUE ANGELS”
OWENS - REP. BUCK” #21
[Some One You Might Want To Know About?]
OF THE DAY - MR. NICK TOMBOULIDES” #22
STEEL” #23 [Automobiles
for you. Nice memories!]
“WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE DEMOCRAT”
[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
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.
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
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”
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.
5 MILLION DOLLAR UNDERGROUND GARAGE”
[Check this out - totally unbelievable!]
TEST FOR TEENAGERS”
#27 [How Does This Thing Work?]
GUY” #28 [Check his
SHOCKING MAGICIAN” #29
RUSS WHITLARK has passed away…
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.
(RIP OUR BROTHER).
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
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,
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
“ 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
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
[We can sort the class data by State! Even Zip code, if we have