This will be the end of the six months (June - November) of the
political impute from you! I must admit, we had lots of thoughts
and articles sent in. Well over TWO HUNDRED! There is lots of
information to take in prior to your vote. We have many
Classmates that made their positions known - Loud and Clear! I
hope others took advantage of the information and will vote from
Knowledge and not Emotion; relying on their information gathering
and not on a bunch of “talking heads” from the social media
Enough said! I thank all of you that presented information to the
Aragon Class of 1964. I, like many of you, feel a whole lot
better in confirming my own thoughts with additional information
brought forward. After the November Newsletter, we will revert
back to our traditional ways, in regards to the Newsletter. Of
course, if someone wants to send in something reference the
Presidential Election, it will be posted in the next Newsletter
for the Classmates.
*The website for the “Fork” Home page is: http://www.rizon.biz/Aragon/AragonHomePage.htm.
If that doesn’t work for you, just contact me by e-mail at
Okay, let’s move on to “Our Senior Hill” and open our “Big Brown
Bag” and enjoy our November Newsletter Sandwich!
• The “Connections and Reconnections (C & R) Section” are still
staying strong! I even had a GREAT surprise, when I received a
call from Nancy (Rosenberg) Bott, saying that she would be in Las
Vegas. We did get to talk during her time here, but work kept her
extremely busy. Thanks Nancy, it was great talking with you!
• “Who Said That - Movie Quote Addition” (WST - MQA): this one is
a WINNER! Lots of Classmates are getting to be regulars, with this
OCTOBER’S QUOTE & ANSWER: “It’s 106 Miles To Chicago,
We've Got A Full Tank Of Gas, Half A Pack Of Cigarettes, It's Dark
Out, And We're Wearing Sunglasses.”
THE OCTOBER ANSWER: “THE BLUES BROTHERS” AND THE QUOTE WAS
FROM DAN AYKROYD (ELWOOD).
GARY ROCKLAGE does not live in Las Vegas and he does not have a
tap on my phone or computer! CONGRATULATIONS to Gary, he was once
again, the first one in with the correct answer!
Come on everyone, we need to have someone take him down... there
are only two months left for this year’s computation! Who is
going to be the one to beat him?
NOVEMBER’S QUOTE: “WELL, HERE’S ANOTHER NICE MESS YOU’VE
GOTTEN ME INTO!”
* REMEMBER YOU NEED THE NAME OF THE MOVIE AND THE NAME AND/OR
NAMES OF THE ACTOR(S) WHO SAID THE QUOTE. SEND YOUR ANSWER TO
• “The Bucket List (B/L) Challenge:” - The B/L is still on
Sabbatical! Take a chance and present an item from your Bucket
List and I will try to match you.
Hooah, Hugs & 8
“The Wait Is
Almost Over - VOTE,”
Preview Of The
November Newsletter, “The Wait Is Almost Over - VOTE,”
*RTA - Regular Type Articles (13)
*PIN - Political In Nature (4)
*TOTAL Articles (17)
• American Dream
• Liar Liar
• The Wall
• #3 Presidents
• What Time Is It
• Great Again
• Cowboy & Walmart
• Dummy & The Third
• Religion of Peace
• State Of The Union 1995
• Know Her
• Road To Retirement
#1 Contributed by George Carlin
Liar Pants On Fire
“ #2 Contributed by a classmate
At The Movies”
#3 Contributed by Bob Graham
(Okay, Classmates, full screen & get those feet moving & smiles on!)
Wall...Things You May Not Know?” #4
Contributed by Gary Rocklage
(Without these men & women, we might not be voting!)
A little history
most people will never know - Interesting Veterans Statistics off
the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall,
including those added in 2010. The names are arranged in the order
in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the
names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is 36 years since
the last casualties. The first known casualty was Richard B.
Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth, Mass. Listed by the U.S. Department
of Defense as having been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed
on the Wall with that of his son, Marine Corps, Lance Cpl. Richard
B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept. 7, 1965. There are three
sets of fathers and sons on the Wall.
• 39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger.
• 8,283 were just 19 years old.
• The largest age group, 33,103 were 18 years old.
• 12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old.
• 5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old.
• One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old.
• 997 soldiers were killed on their first day in Vietnam.
• 1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in Vietnam.
• 31 sets of brothers are on the Wall.
• Thirty one sets of parents lost two of their sons.
• 54 soldiers attended Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia. I
wonder why so many from one school.
• 8 Women are on the Wall. Nursing the wounded.
• 244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam
War; 153 of them are on the Wall.
• Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475 lost 6 of her sons.
• West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in the
nation. There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.
• The Marines of Morenci - They led some of the scrappiest high
school football and basketball teams that the little Arizona copper
town of Morenci (pop. 5,058) had ever known and cheered. They
enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments, they rode horses
along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National
Forest. And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci's mining
families, the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in
the Marine Corps. Their service began on Independence Day, 1966.
Only 3 returned home.
• The Buddies of Midvale - LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy Martinez, Tom
Gonzales were all boyhood friends and lived on three consecutive
streets in Midvale, Utah on Fifth, Sixth and Seventh avenues. They
lived only a few yards apart. They played ball at the adjacent
sandlot ball field. And they all went to Vietnam. In a span of 16
dark days in late 1967, all three would be killed. LeRoy was killed
on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the fourth anniversary of John F. Kennedy's
assassination. Jimmy died less than 24 hours later on Thanksgiving
Day. Tom was shot dead assaulting the enemy on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor
• The most casualty deaths for a single day was on January 31, 1968
~ 245 deaths.
• The most casualty deaths for a single month was May 1968 - 2,415
casualties were incurred.
For most Americans who read this they will only see the numbers that
the Vietnam War created. To those of us who survived the war, and to
the families of those who did not, we see the faces, we feel the
pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too pass away,
haunted with these numbers, because they were our friends, fathers,
husbands, wives, sons and daughters. There are no noble wars, just
Please pass this on to those who served during this time, and those
who DO CARE. I've also sent this to those I KNOW do care very much,
and I thank you for caring as you do.
Presidents & #15 Million”
#5 Contributed by a classmate
Time Is It?”
#6 Contributed by Bruce Ahlvin
(Movie trailer for November)
America Great Again!”
#7 Contributed by a classmate
#8 Contributed by Linda (Wanke) Rapp
Dummy & The 3rd Amendment”
#9 Contributed by Bob Graham
(Pretty smart – dummy!)
Islam A Religion of Peace?”
#10 Contributed by a classmate
#11 Contributed by Jon Voight
With A Scammer”
#12 Contributed by Charlene (Wiper) Swenson
(I’m sure most of us have gotten a scam call, this guy really “gives
it” to the scammer!)
State of The Union - Any Change”
#13 Contributed by a classmate
We Forget - The Vow”
#14 Contributed by Michael & Stevie Graham
(For our two grandfathers - we love & miss you both.)
We Really Know Her?”
#15 Contributed by a classmate
The Road To
Contributed by Ted Dumke
(for those that are not retired yet)
• My first job
was working in an Orange Juice factory, but I got canned. I couldn't
• Then I worked in the woods as a Lumberjack, but I just couldn't
hack it, so they gave me the ax.
• After that, I tried to be a Tailor, but I just wasn't suited for
it - mainly because it was a sew-sew job.
• Next, I tried working in a Muffler Factory, but that was too
• Then, I tried to be a Chef - figured it would add a little spice
to my life, but I just didn't have the thyme.
• I attempted to be a Deli Worker, but any way I sliced it, I
couldn't cut the mustard.
• My best job was being a Musician, but eventually I found I wasn't
• I studied a long time to become a Doctor, but I didn't have any
• Next, was a job in a Shoe Factory. I tried but I just didn't fit
• I became a Professional Fisherman, but discovered that I couldn't
live on my net income
• I managed to get a good job working for a Pool Maintenance
Company, but the work was just too draining.
• So then I got a job in a Workout Center, but they said I wasn't
fit for the job.
• After many years of trying to find steady work,I finally got a job
as a Historian - until I realized there was no future in it.
• My last job was working in Starbucks, but I had to quit because it
was always the same old grind.
•SO, I TRIED RETIREMENT AND FOUND I'M PERFECT FOR THE JOB.
“Thoughts for Fellow Seniors” #17
Contributed by Bonita Beck
My goal for 2016 was
to lose just 10 pounds. Only 15 to go.
Ate salad for dinner.
Mostly croûtons & tomatoes. Really just one big round croûton
covered with tomato sauce. And cheese. Okay, it was a pizza. I
ate a pizza.
How to prepare Tofu:
a. Throw it in the trash
b. Grill some meat
I just did a week's
worth of cardio after walking into a spider web.
I don't mean to brag,
but I finished my 14-day diet food in 3 hours and 20 minutes.
A recent study has
found women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who
Kids today don't know
how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet
through shag carpet to change the TV channel.
Senility has been a
smooth transition for me.
Remember back when we
were kids and every time it was below zero out they closed school?
I may not be that
funny or athletic or good looking or smart or talented. I forgot
where I was going with this.
A thief broke into my
house last night. He started searching for money so I woke up and
searched with him.
I think I'll just put
an "Out of Order" sticker on my forehead and call it a day.
November 6, 2016 will
be the end of Daylight Savings Time. ‘Hope you don't forget to set
your bathroom scale back 10 pounds on Saturday night.
Just remember, once
you're over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.
Finally, some talking points from the President:
“I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if
this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in
this election. You want to give me a good send-off? Go vote.”
̶ President Barack Obama speaking at the Congressional
Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Dinner
I have but one question. Your legacy? What about the legacy of
the 300+ million citizens that make up the United States of America?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY TO ALL NOVEMBER CLASSMATES
(Special Birthday Wishes To My “Birthday Buddy” November 8, 1946)
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1 ̶ All Saint's Day.
2 ̶ All Soul's Day - Deviled Egg Day - Look for Circles Day -
Plan Your Epitaph Day.
3 ̶ Housewife's Day - Men Make Dinner Day - Sandwich Day.
4 ̶ King Tut Day.
5 ̶ Book Lovers Day - Gunpowder Day - Guy Fawkes Day.
6 ̶ Marooned without a Compass Day - Saxophone Day.
7 ̶ Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day.
8 ̶ U.S. General Election Day - VOTE! - Cook Something Bold
Day - Dunce Day -
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUDDY!”
9 ̶ Chaos Never Dies Day.
10 ̶ USMC Day - Forget-Me-Not Day.
11 ̶ Veteran's Day.
12 ̶ Chicken Soup for the Soul Day.
13 ̶ Caregiver Appreciation Day - National Indian Pudding Day
- Sadie Hawkins Day - World Kindness Day.
14 ̶ Operating Room Nurse Day - World Diabetes Day - Young
15 ̶ Clean Your Refrigerator Day - America Recycles Day -
National Philanthropy Day.
16 ̶ Button Day - Great American Smoke-out - Have a Party
With Your Bear Day - National Fast Food Day.
17 ̶ Electronic Greeting Card Day - Homemade Bread Day - Take
A Hike Day - World Peace Day.
18 ̶ National Adoption Day - Occult Day.
19 ̶ Have a Bad Day, Day.
20 ̶ Absurdity Day - Beautiful Day - Universal Children's
21 ̶ False Confession Day - World Hello Day.
22 ̶ Go For a Ride Day.
23 ̶ Eat a Cranberry Day - National Cashew Day - National Tie
One On Day.
24 ̶ Thanksgiving - All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day - Buy
Nothing Day - You're Welcome Day - Evolution Day.
25 ̶ National Parfait Day - Black Friday.
26 ̶ Shopping Reminder Day.
27 ̶ Pins and Needles Day.
28 ̶ French Toast Day - Make Your Own Head Day - Red Planet
29 ̶ Square Dance Day.
30 ̶ Stay At Home, Because You Are Well Day
Thank You All for the last 6 months! The Political Articles and
your Individual Thoughts and “RTAs” added greatly to the success of
the June thru November Newsletters!
The December, January, & February Newsletters (as discussed prior
with Bonita) will be less in quantity; but will maintain the
quality, so that everyone can enjoy their individual Holiday
Celebrations, along with your transition into the New Year - 2017!
God Bless YOU & YOURS & God Bless THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
Hooah, Hugs and Thank You for Your Assistance. We will talk again
Your Classmate, Bob