Aragon Class of ‘64
“Keep Your Fork” Newsletter


Classmates & Friends of Aragon 1964, Contributors of all Articles
Bonita Beck, Publisher                                         Bob Graham, Editor

Febuary 2015 "The Other Hand Will Always Be There"   Issue #130




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 There”               

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

 “Ambulance Drone”  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  -  ONE   and  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 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 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, 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 past!!

"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."


> 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 knew you!!!
> You realize you're never going to be really good at anything...especially golf.
> 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" switch.
> You tend to use more 4 letter words ..."what?"..."when?"...???
> Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.
> 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 never wear.
> But “OLD” is good in some things: Old Songs, Old Movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS!  Stay well, "OLD FRIEND!"


Don’t Forget:

Happy Birthday and Anniversary to All February Classmates

February Dates to Remember:

1 - National Freedom Day.

2 - Ground Hog Day - Candlemas.

3 - The Day the Music Died
- Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.

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 T-Shirt Day.

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 - Valentine's Day.

15 - Candlemas - National Gum Drop Day - Singles Awareness Day.

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 Day.

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 - Tennis 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
                                                                                              - Bob. 



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