FACE BOOK ACTION
NEEDED FROM ARAGON H.S. CLASSMATES,
FOR THE K.Y.F.’64” “Newsletter!”
Is anyone willing to take this
on? To be the administrator of a new FaceBook page? After 15 years
of posting this newsletter onto Steve Hanleigh’s website, I am ready
to retire at least one more of the tasks Steve has volunteered me for
over the last 38 years! Steve and I are both on the way to
retirement… and I’m only 1 year behind him in age…. So I any of you
are willing, FaceBook seems to be the best option to keep you all
connected! Please let Bob Graham know if you are willing and able at
(Not a Classmate! Just an honorary one!!)
If there are
problems with this posting, they will be corrected on Monday, December
(I'm on Holiday!)
ED DUMKE - HERE, YOU ARE FIRST UP
FOR DECEMBER 2019
In a lighted garage on one of San Francisco's busiest streets, a young
man in baggy trousers and messy brown hair pulled down his pants. He
had been hiding two pairs of stolen jeans with the tags still on them.
He handed them to another man waiting nearby, took some money, pulled
up his pants and headed back into another store on Market Street, home
to the city's high-end designers and big-chain retail shops. The
incident wasn't a one-off. What is going on in that Beautiful City By
EDWARD DUMKE... Thank You, for the update on the “City By The Bay.”
I’m sure many of “OUR CLASSMATES” have no idea, especially those that
don’t live in the California Bay Area, Any Longer and want to stay
aware of the situation.
BOB GRAHAM, you are next up; and what or who sent in
the “Bundle Up Your Pup” or other Pals that make up a part of your
Families?” Check out what you might want or need for your, Four Legged
Family Members. Honor Graham (our Doberman), swears by “protect their
paws with shoes & sock protectors;” good for use in the “Hot Summers”
and for the mountains (yes we have mountains with snow on them, during
the winter time. Not as much as those of you in “REAL SNOW AREAS” in
this “GREAT COUNTRY!”
PetSmart@emails.petsmart.com OR take a short trip to your local
MICHAEL GALLOWAY, you are up, from
A friend sent this to me and I
thought you might be interested in learning what's going on in Eastern
Asia in regards to combating CANCER...NATURAllY. Ancient and modern
wisdom to the rescue.
Click the link below for more info and/or to register for FREE to
watch the 7 day documentary.
The Truth About Cancer's groundbreaking documentary - Eastern
Medicine: Journey Through Asia - exposes Big Pharma’s lies and
World Premier began November 13, 2019
The statistics are startling... one in two men and one in three women
will get cancer in their lifetime.
You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to discover the “hidden”
treatments for cancer.
Click on the link below for more info and/or to register for free to
watch 7 episodes in 7 days filmed in 7 different Asian countries. Each
episode will begin at 9 PM Eastern starting Nov 13th and will be
available for a period of 24 hours before the next one starts.
Sincerely, Michael Galloway from Thailand
The ‘64 Aragon Football Team with ASSISTANCE FROM “Bob Nelson” at this
point and time in our lives, many of you are probably asking
yourselves: “I don’t remember anyone on that TEAM, with that name, do
you?” Start the video and you will know Bob Nelson; with assistance
from Gary Rocklage, Bob Graham
& Bruce Ahlvin:
Take Another Look, From “OUR
Fellow Vets and Friends”, with Assistance From The Aragon Class of
1964. Thanks for all the assistance, from all our Brothers and
Food City is a Southern grocery store chain with headquarters in
This is their one-minute commercial. Not a word is spoken and none
Very few commercials deserve to go viral?
Thank You GARY ROCKLAGE for the Info.
EDWARD DUMKE Strikes
Again - Shopping With The Mrs.
After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to
Pick & Pay.
Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to
get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women -
loves to browse & leaves me with endless time to fulfill. Yesterday
my dear wife received the following letter,
from our local Pick &
Dear Mrs Lloyd:
Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in
our store. We cannot tolerate this type of behavior and have been
forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your
husband Mrs Lloyd, are listed below and are documented by our video
1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in
other people's carts when they weren't looking.
2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at
3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to
the women's restroom.
4. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the
children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and
blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.
5. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as
a mirror while he picked his nose.
6. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he
asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.
7. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed
through, yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!'
8. Took a box of condoms to the checkout clerk and asked where is the
fitting room? And last, but not least:
9. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited
awhile; then yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in
here.' One of the clerks passed out.
Enjoy Life - It has an expiration
MAGGIE HORWITZ TUBIA, YOU are up - (Economics/makes sense to
me, what say you?)
Hello all, I found the article
below extremely interesting...I though I was up to date on this stuff
until I read the info below...Maybe it will shine a brighter light on
what the Pres is doing and why...Also I abhor the fact he is being
criticized for using Tariffs as opposed to Troops to solve disputes
and threats on our economy, allies and the safety of our own borders
and Nation....Please take a few moment to read the info below...
Subject: IMF (International Monetary Fund) and Trump. This is not only
excellent, it is an eye opener!
The IMF is warning that “global economies” will contract by $455
billion next year due to the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S.,
China, the EU and to a lesser extent, Japan. President Trump will
cost the “ Global Economy” $455 billion (that’s almost half a
trillion, folks!)…. because that money will be transferring back to
the America First economy. That’s what happens as MAGAnomics reverses
the IMF trade (wealth distribution) model.
China and the EU have devalued their currency in an effort to block
the impacts from President Trump and the ‘America First’ trade
policy. Because those currencies are pegged against the dollar, the
resulting effect is a rising dollar value. In essence, the globalist
IMF is now blaming President Trump for having a strong economy that
forces international competition to devalue their currency.
In the bigger picture is WHY President Trump is the most
transformative economic President in the last 75 years. The
post-WWII Marshall Plan was set up to allowEurope and Asia to place
tariffs on exported American industrial products. Those tariffs were
used by the EU and Japan to rebuild their infrastructure after a
devastating war. However, there was never a built in mechanism
to end the tariffs…. until President Trump came along and said:
After about 20 years (+/-), say 1970 to be fair, the EU and Japan
received enough money to rebuild. But instead of ending the one-way
payment system, Asia and the EU sought to keep going and build their
economies larger than the US. Additionally, the U.S. was carrying the
cost of protecting the EU (via NATO) and Japan with our military.
The EU and Japan didn’t need to spend a dime on defense because the
U.S. essentially took over that role. But that military role, just
like the tariffs, never ended. Again, until Trump.
The U.S. economy was the host for around 50 years of parasitic wealth
exfiltration, or as most would say “distribution”. The term
“exfiltration” better highlights that American citizens paid higher
prices for stuff, and paid higher taxes within the overall economic
scheme, than was needed. President Trump is the first and only
president who said: “Enough!”, and prior politicians who didn’t stop
the process were “stupid” etc. etc. Obviously, he is 100% correct.
For the past 30 years the U.S. was a sucker to keep letting the
process remain in place while we lost our manufacturing base to
overseas incentives. The investment process from Wall Street (removal
of Glass-Steagall) only made the process much more severe and faster.
Wall Street was now investing in companies whose best bet (higher
profit return) was to pour money overseas. This process created the
“Rust Belt”, and damned near destroyed the aggregate manufacturing
Unfortunately, putting ‘America First’ is now also against the
interests of the multinationals on Wall Street; so President Trump has
to fight adverse economic opponents on multiple fronts…. and their
purchased mercenary army we know as DC politicians. No-one, EVER,
could take on all these interests. Think about it… The EU, Asia,
World Bank, International Monetary Fund, China, Russia, U.S. Chamber
of Commerce, Iran, U.S. Congress, Democrats, U.S. Senate, Wall Street,
the Big Club, Lobbyists, Hollywood, Corporate Media (foreign and
domestic), and the ankle-biters in Never Trump…. all of these
financial interests are aligned against Main Street USA and against
President Trump. Name one individual who could take them on
simultaneously and still be winning, in a big way.
They say Trump is one man. They say they have him outnumbered. Yet
somehow, as unreal as it seems, he’s the one who appears to have them
SHARON PEROS, Thank YOU for Waiting - You Are Up! AND “WE (the Aragon
Class of 1964) is - BREATHING AND PRODUCING “OUR”
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER...WITH OUR ARAGON CLASSMATES ASSISTANCE! - - -Bob,
Bonita, Steve AND “ALL the other CLASSMATES!” REACH OUT AND KEEP US
GOING STRONG...We are a GREAT GROUP AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO STOP AND
SMELL THE ROSES, NOT YET; WE WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR BROTHERS AND
SISTERS. TOGETHER WE WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN STRONG---TOGETHER! Bob
Bonita's communications have indicated that the KYF '64 monthly
newsletters will probably die a natural death due to lack of
participation. I believe that the demands of life have kept many of
us far busier than we anticipated before retirement. At least in my
situation that's what happened. I wanted to contribute more to your
fine publication that I always eagerly anticipated, but continual
(sometimes bizarre) computer problems and more than one disconnect
from receiving the KYF newsletters also hampered me from doing that.
Before we begin to drift into the next phase of our lives, I want to
express my sincere appreciation to you for your diligence, as well as
your genuine caring for your flock. You've been a faithful servant is
the monumental task of keeping our classmates connected for so many
Now my "bucket list" is very, very short. (I still want to read at
least one of Craig's mystery stories.) My husband will be 86 years
young in January and always has run circles around me. He still works
out, despite a fall from a ladder that fractured his back last year.
Yet maintaining the house and gardens has become more of a chore than
a joy. So I anticipate that Doc and I will probably sell our house and
join our daughter and son-in-law in the Sacramento area by the end of
next year (Lord willing that Chris gets the promotion from "County
Mounty" to a position with the State of California in the new year).
Like you, we hope to enjoy what remains of our life with family.
In closing, as I dry a tear from my eye, I would like to add one more
thought about our future. I admire how you've expressed yourself as a
spiritual man, a loving family man, and a dear friend to many. I
count it a privilege to have known you. I hope to see you in heaven
among the throng of true believers in Jesus Christ the Lord and
Savior. I'll look for you at the supper table when we get to go home.
Hugs to you and your dear ones,
SHARON FREITAS PEROS P.S. The same from ALEX too!
SHARON, ALEX AND ALL OTHER CLASSMATES...”STAND-BY, “WE - TOGETHER,”
ARE OFF LIFE SUPPORTS!” TOGETHER WE WILL SUCCEED AND MAKE OUR BONDS
EVEN CLOSER. THERE IS NO QUIT IN THIS CLASS; WE ARE DRIVING ON HAND &
HAND, WITH PRIDE, HEART AND THE CHARACTER OF A WINNING GROUP. WE ARE
ARAGON’S BEST EVER! HOOAH, HUGS & LOVE, Bob
PEGGY GRAHAM YOU ARE CLEARED FOR
I Got This From An Old Friend in Bozeman, Montana. The Author is also
in Bozeman (My Hometown)
During the last few years immigration has been a significant issue. I
would like to share positive results from America's immigration
system. In High school I earned a job, after school, setting up
audio/visual equipment in designated rooms throughout the school.
Then early the next morning I would move the equipment back to the
storage room. This was typically 4 days a week from the end of Sept.
until the end of the next May. I was 16 years old and inquisitive as
why I was setting up these night school rooms with our equipment. One
night I went to school and visited the rooms. All were filled with
adults from different countries and ethnic backgrounds. With further
investigation I learned they were attending night school to become
American citizens. They learned the English language, the
Constitution, and American history. Upon graduation, again being
inquisitive, I attended and was overwhelmed. Individually, they had
to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in English and turn in an essay
about the Constitution or American history. The graduation ceremony
was astounding and I will never forget it. They all hugged, cried,
and thanked their teachers. They were proud! They cheered, we are
AMERICANS now. Not Asian-Americans, Mexican-Americans,
Russian-Americans, but "AMERICANS". What went wrong? Now it is come
in illegally, go to a sanctuary city, get money, healthcare, a drivers
license (as long as you vote Democrat), commit a felony (don't worry,
they'll deport you, but we'll take you back and you can do it again).
I went from very proud to very sad. Our Veterans aren't treated as
well as the illegals now.
EDWARD DUMKE - YOU ARE UP WITH “PRESIDENTS TRUMP’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS:”
1) Stock Market reaches all time high.
2) Wages hit post recession high.
3) Jobless claims lowest since 1969.
4) Near record unemployment (lowest in 50 years)
5) Record number of Americans employed.
6) Achieved energy independence.
7) Millions of new jobs created.
8) Signed "Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Ship Act”
9) Historical criminal justice reform.
10) Gutted Obama era regulations which strangled economic
11) Major new investment from major businesses (Fox.com, Toyota,
12) Border wall construction underway.
13) Signed safe third country agreement with Guatemala.
14) Created plan for disabled veterans.
15) Signed student loan forgiveness.
16) Tightened immigration asylum rules.
17) Changed rules of engagement for fighting ISIS.
18) Historic tax reform.
19) Originalist Supreme Ct. Justices
20) USMCA trade deal.
21) New trade deal with Japan.
22) Historic diplomacy with N. Korea.
23) Fewer Americans on food stamps.
24) Created commission on opioid addiction.
25) Ended war on coal.
26) Recorded low unemployment for African Americans and
Women’s unemployment reaches lowest point in 65 years.
Veterans unemployment reaches lowest rate in 20 years.
Helped win U.S. bid for 2028 Olympics in L.A.
Approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline.
Signed “Right To Try” legislation for drugs for the terminally ill.
BOB BURJMAN now up!
Greetings from Clarkston, Michigan. We are located about 40 miles
straight North from downtown Detroit out in the country on a 75 acre
all-sports lake. In the Winter the ice on our lake will freeze 12-14
My Wife, Debby, (can you believe I
married a Cheer Leader) and I have two kids and four grand kids,
ranging from 4 years to "Twelve-teen", who all live in Michigan. We
also care for Deb's 93 year old Mother and my 99 year old Father.
We transferred to Michigan with
General Motors from Placentia, California in 1989. I retired from 37
years with General Motors on Halloween Day 2008 from my dream job of
Manager, GM Global Engineering. Since retiring, I have been tutoring
Algebra and Geometry at a high school in inner city Flint, Michigan.
"Mr. B., you want me to bring a pencil to school EVERY day??" In the
depths of the housing crisis I purchase two homes to rehab and flip.
In 2010 I had a heart attack and a quad bi-pass. This is my 33rd year
of prison counseling. I have been fortunate to travel all over the
country to spend my weekends in county jails, state prisons and
federal penitentiaries counseling inmates - a true life changing
experience. From being in the automobile industry, I am the
unofficial mechanic for all the widow ladies in our church - they pay
me in Brownies. This month I toured Israel and Istanbul, Turkey for
12 days and actually witnessed a rocket attack just outside
Jerusalem. In April 2020 I will be in Honduras to build a small
In our Aragon days I had two goals
in the back of my mind. 1.) Drive race cars. For 14 years I raced
late model stock cars. 2.) A career in button-down corporate
management in automotive heavy industry. There are still some button
down dress shirts in my closet. Hindsight is always very bright, but
how lucky we were to grow up on the mid-peninsula in the 1960's -
close to Camelot.
… Bob [Graham] - a proposal:
Could our Aragon web site be converted to a Private Face Book page
that would be semi-self sustaining??
The boat and Hot Rod are tucked
away for the Winter and the snow blower is pointed down the driveway.
Warm regards to my Aragon classmates from the Motor City.
Bob Bjurman email@example.com
NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE...WE HAVE LOST E-MAIL CONNECTIONS FOR THE
FOLLOWING CLASSMATES: WE NEED YOU, THE CLASSMATES ASSISTANCE, THANK
Linda Runkles Know
Marina Van Giesen
Bev Reynolds Floyd
Sue Fife Stauffer
Judy Klarenback Dell Ara
Cherie Foster Friendship
Bracey Avery Tiede
Ann Marie Schroeder
Janice Gardelius Vance
If you are in contact with any of the above, please let them know to
send us their new emails. If you know that something has happened to
them, please inform us also. Your help would be appreciated. Please
respond to Bob
firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU, Bob & Bonita
MEMORIES FROM OUR ARAGON PAST - A TRIP BACK” - PART #1
Aragon’s roots first began to grow in 1960 with the building of the
school. The school became stronger with “US” Arriving In January 1961
as the first true Freshman Class; and continued to grow in Numbers,
Spirit, and Tradition during the the past Graduating Classes Following
Our Class of 1964.
We grew in a very demanding and ever changing world. So, let’s take a
“Quantum Leap back to that very special school year of September 1963
to June 1964 and highlight some of the events that year. September
started with more of a Psychological Feeling...that feeling of being a
“SENIOR” and all of the rest of the events seemed so insignificant,
except for that far off day of Wednesday, June 10, 1964 at 8:00 P.M.
and all 466 of us would be High School Graduates; and then for sure no
one could tell us anything; but before we leap too fast, what was
happening all around us: Things you probably always wanted to say
•Hormones were moaning •the beach, at Santa Cruz (Thank You - Kit)
•muscle cars were in •Red Mountain Wine (50 cents a half gallon)
•English Leather & Old Spice was used by the Quart •Mr. Kenneth
Allen’s office was getting plenty of use •Driver’s Ed in 1952
Chevrolets •Multi hooked bras •Senior Bow Day •Library to Study...yea
right •Ave. day in the life of a Senior - Conrad Hamako •Exchange
Students - Enrico Morelli (Italy) Sue Holmes (to Africa) •Parking
(school & other) •Clubs •Athletics (7-3 over Hillsdale, 3-5 Season)
•Drama - Harvey, Stage Door, Aristocrats, school newspaper, Madrigals
(Rocky) band, CHEERLEADERS, POM POM GIRLS (I know who should be in
caps!) •Student Court, NHS •Grid Classic - Queen (Lisa Rasnick),
Princess (Barbara Mirch) Princess (Harriet Smith) •Candy Cane Twist,
Ides of March Fun Night •Senior Ball - A night to remember •Fashions -
stretch pants, 2 bottom suites, thin lapels, ties, pegged jeans, head
bands, white t-shirts, loafers, pendleton shirts, grease (hair),
saddle shoes, backwards sweaters - sweaters •Cruzzin El Camino •Hi-Y
Nights •Cutting School •Going to San Francisco •T-stone at the base of
the Flag Pole •Jello in the Small Swimming Pool •Ms. Medding’s English
Class - and the symbolism of “Alice In Wonderland” •Going Steady &
multiple dates in one night •Cardinal Puff, Thumper & Paddile
“MEMORIES FROM OUR ARAGON PAST - A TRIP BACK” - PART #2 January's
Classmates, I hope you enjoyed the above; this is the START for all to
share their thoughts, questions, answers, etc. with other Classmates,
Acquaintances, Friends and others you would like to “Connect or
PART #2 - of the above, will once again go back to OUR time at Aragon
and bring out other things that were happening at Aragon, San Mateo,
California & in the U.S.A. and different places around the world and
what OUR futures could be like, once we left the confines of Aragon
or California or even the United States; what would our futures hold
for us? In the January 2020 Newsletter I will go into that
arena...WITH YOUR INPUT. Thank You, Your - Classmate, Bob
SPECIAL THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT:
•EDWARD DUMKE •WILLIAM LEFFER •SANDRA MURRAY •JIM BOYD
•DONNA (CHRYS) PANTALEONI •LARRY GLENN •BONNIE CONSTANI PHILPOTT
•KATHY LANSTYAK SHIEFFIELD •LINDA WANKE RAPP •JIM ESTEN•GARY ROCKLAGE
•BILL SANDMAN •CRAIG KARPILOW •SUE PEZZOLA MCKEEVER •PEGGY GRAHAM
•MAGGIE TUBIA HORWITZ •JUDY & BRUCE AHLVIN •PAT HANEN •BOB BJURMAN
•CHARLENE WIPER SWENSON •SHARON&ALEX PEROS •MICHAEL GALLOWAY •STEPHEN
HANLEIGH •BONITA BECK •KIT JACOBSON HEIN
“TOGETHER WE WILL ALL SUCCEED - GO ARAGON ALUMNI!”