It has been almost four months
since the 50th Reunion and I’m still having PRWAS ̶
post reunion withdrawal anxiety syndrome, from not being able to
see, talk, and HUG all of you! So, with this month’s newsletter we
will start to wean off the 50th Reunion, except for any respective
information for you, i.e.: Memory Book, (due to be sent out in
February), pictures, etc. We will now get back to your articles in
the monthly newsletter. With that being said, let’s start February
off with a plethora of articles from one end of the spectrum to the
other. The first article for this month, set the tone for this
month’s title: “The Other Hand Will Always Be There”. Here is your
newsletter – enjoy!
Hooah, Hugs, & “The Other Hand Will Always Be
PS: I know many of you
are having severe weather, be safe and take care. Also, if you have
any 50th Reunion questions that have not been answered - don’t
hesitate to contact me.
“So Dance While You Can” Contributed by Bonita Beck
Contributed by Bruce Ahlvin
“A Harmonica at Carnegie Hall”
Contributed by Bob Graham
“Inventor of Spread Spectrum Technology”
Contributed by Rosanne (Cardinalli) Gotelli
(The Movie, “The Imitation Game.”)
“Open Your Eyes!”
Contributed by Gary Rocklage
“The Voca People”
Contributed by Peggy Graham
“Muscle Car, Anyone?”
Contributed by Charlene (Wiper) Swenson
“Reggie or Tank, a Great Story”
Contributed by Ted Dumke
“Burnie vs. Sly Fox”
Contributed by Gavin Graham
“More Amazing 3D Sidewalk Art -
TWO ” Contributed by Linda (Wanke) Rapp
“Goats in Too Many Places”
Contributed by Peggy Graham
“And Then It Is Winter”
Contributed by Mary (Hornung) LaComb
You know. . . time has a way of
moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems
just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new
life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder
where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have
glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.
But, here it is... the winter of
my life and it catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast?
Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well
seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older
people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I
could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.
But, here it is...my friends are
retired and getting grey...they move slower and I see an older person
now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me...but, I see the
great change...Not like the ones that I remember who were young and
vibrant...but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now
those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be. Each
day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the
day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory! Cause
if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!
And so...now I enter into this new
season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss
of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but
never did!! But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and
I'm not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over
on this earth...its over. A new adventure will begin!
Yes, I have regrets. There are
things I wish I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed,
there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.
So, if you're not in your winter
yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think.
So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it
quickly! Don't put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do
what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your
winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons
of your life...so, live for today and say all the things that you want
your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love
you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years
"Life" is a gift to you. The way
you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a
fantastic one. LIVE IT WELL! ENJOY TODAY! DO SOMETHING FUN! BE
HAPPY! HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Remember "It is health that is
real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."
LIVE HAPPY IN 2015! LASTLY,
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING: TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN, YET THE
YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE, SO - ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.
> Your kids are becoming
you...but, your grandchildren are perfect!
> Going out is good...Coming home is better!
> You forget names...But it's OK because other people forgot they even
> You realize you're never going to be really good at
> The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you
really do care that you don't care to do them anymore.
> You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed.
It's called "pre-sleep".
> You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF"
> You tend to use more 4 letter words ..."what?"..."when?"...???
> Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it
> You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!
> What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
> Everybody whispers.
> You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet.... 2 of which you will
> But “OLD” is good in some things: Old Songs, Old Movies, and best of
all, OLD FRIENDS! Stay well, "OLD FRIEND!"
Happy Birthday and Anniversary to All February Classmates
February Dates to Remember:
1 - National Freedom Day.
2 - Ground Hog Day - Candlemas.
The Day the Music
- Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash
4 - Create a Vacuum Day - Thank a Mailman Day.
5 - National Weatherman's Day.
6 - Lame Duck Day.
7 - Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - Wave All you
Fingers at Your Neighbor Day -
Send a Card to a Friend Day.
8 - Boy Scout Day - Kite Flying Day.
9 - Clean out Your Computer Day - Toothache Day.
10 - Umbrella Day.
11 - Don't Cry over Spilled Milk Day - Make a Friend Day - White
12 - Abraham Lincoln's Birthday - Plum Pudding Day.
13 - Blame Someone Else Day - Get a Different Name Day.
14 - Ferris Wheel Day - National Organ Donor Day -
15 - Candlemas - National Gum Drop Day - Singles
16 - Do a Grouch a Favor Day - President's Day.
17 - Random Acts of Kindness Day.
18 - National Battery Day.
19 - Chinese New Years - National Chocolate Mint Day.
20 - Cherry Pie Day - Hoodie Hoo Day - Love Your Pet
21 - Card Reading Day.
22 - George Washington's Birthday - Be Humble Day -
Walking the Dog Day - International World Thinking Day.
23 - International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day -
24 - National Tortilla Chip Day.
25 - Pistol Patent Day.
26 - Carnival Day - National Pistachio Day - Tell a
Fairy Tale Day.
27 - Polar Bear Day - No Brainer Day.
28 - Floral Design Day - Public Sleeping Day - National
Tooth Fairy Day.
Keep Your Fork...’64, Bob Graham
PS: Thank you to all who have
and continue to supply articles for OUR monthly newsletter, “Keep Your
Fork...’64”. Remember to get “reconnected and stay connected” with
YOUR Classmates. Before you know it, another Reunion will be in your
future! Take Care, Stay Safe, Have Your Hug Ready, Keep Your Smile
On, and Stay Connected