It seems like a long time since we last talked. I guess as I am
getting older, the time seems to fly by at a much faster rate.
Then again, it could just be me, what do you think?
February is the month for “Creative Romance,” and on the 14th of
the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. So, with that being said,
I thought I would let my softer side prevail and venture into the
world of LOVE. Come on now, I’m not trying to project a vision of
me as a “cherub cheeked cupid.” Maybe, just someone trying to
explain (as the title suggests), “WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?”
There are plenty of definitions for the word “LOVE.” That isn’t
our style, so I figured that the articles I received this month,
from Classmates and Friends would give us all a much better
perspective of “WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?” After you
complete going through these articles, you will be able to answer
that question for yourself.
Enough said, let’s get into the LOVE of the Newsletter:
• The Website for the “Fork” Home Page is:
if that doesn’t work for you, just contact me by e-mail:
or phone (702) 656-1696
• The “Connections and Reconnections (C/R) Section”
- Connected or Reconnected with a Classmate or just want to
contact a Classmate, but don’t have any contact information? Let
me know (see above). This section still remains active, each and
• “Who Said That - Movie Quote Addition” (WST -
MQA): - this site is a lot of fun for me to coordinate each
month. Many of you come up with correct answers, they just come
in too late. The first week of a new month is the time for you to
check and get your answers in to me - ASAP.
JANUARY’S QUOTE was: “THIS CROWD HAS GONE DEADLY
SILENT. CINDERELLA STORY. OUTTA NOWHERE. A FORMER GREENSKEEPER,
NOW, ABOUT TO BECOME THE MASTERS CHAMPION. IT LOOKS LIKE A MIRA...
IT’S IN THE HOLE! IT’S IN THE HOLE!
THE JANUARY ANSWER IS: “CADDY SHACK” and the actor is
THE WINNER IS: GARY ROCKLAGE
“ALL RIGHT, MICKEY’S A MOUSE, DONALD’S A DUCK, PLUTO’S A DOG.
*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
• “The Bucket List (B/L) Challenge”: The B/L
Remains On Sabbatical! Okay, I need your assistance to bring this
back to life... help if you can... this is on “life support” as
you read the Newsletter!
Hooah, Hugs &
“WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?” - Bob
A Preview of
the February Newsletter Articles:
#4 7 Sec.
#12 Cats & Dogs
#13 7 Languages
#15 Foot or 2
#16 Before 8
Teacher Is LOVED By All His Students”
(But watch what he does at home with his son!)
Lot Of LOVE In Las Vegas” #2
(For LOVE of a dad - just plan on some tears!)
Best LOVED Dance Scenes”
Those Who LOVE Music & Dance
(You will LOVE this, great memories!)
Seconds of A Few LOVED Videos” #4
(Check these out, oh, to be young again!)
Don’t Have To Be Human To Show LOVE”
(A donkey shows LOVE to a dog!)
LOVED Video On You Tube” #6
by Linda (Wanke)
(You will see why!)
To See Him Walk”
A LOVING Family (This is great!)
This Performance” #8
Home Free (I hope you like it!)
LOVE Over Time Version of E-Mail” #9
(Nothing as frequent as change!)
“36 Corvettes” #10 Contributed
by All -
Who Ever Wanted A Corvette! (Wow, what a find!)
& Most Expensive Corvette EVER!”
(Talk to your dog…)
& Dogs - LOVE Sleep Therapy”
(Therapy for dogs & cats!)
Years Old & LOVES 7 Languages”
Charlene (Wiper) Swenson
(7 languages? Yes! )
Very Strange Brass Band To LOVE”
(An oldie, but a goodie)
Foot Or 2 Of LOVE”
(A real winner with everyone - enjoy once again!)
Things Every Person Should LOVE To Do Before 8 AM” #16
Graham (I can now do #7 and feel pretty good with it)
Creative Calendar Of LOVE From A Retirement Home”
Peggy Graham (Old and getting younger)
This Smarty Pants Test”
(Thanks Bruce... I really did great on this... Not!)
LOVE Montreal Curling”
(Nice sense of humor?%$#@!)
The Home Made Implants”
(An oldie and a true goodie – with new enhancements.)
The LOVE of Dance & Song”
Judy (Fondren) Ahlvin
(Ah yes, the memories!)
Every Day” #22
(Take a look at this every day event!)
after your thoughts, impute, analysis examples and all the
different places LOVE shows up, I have come up with a answer to the
question of this month’s Newsletter title: “WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO
WITH IT?” Thanks for all your assistance for February.
My final assessment, there are “two main places” LOVE shows up in
all of our daily lives: FAMILY and MUSIC. The connection in both is
extremely strong. The FAMILY connection should be easy for you to
agree with. The MUSIC side of LOVE for us, I can attempt to
explained with the following examples:
During our senior year at Aragon, there were 17 songs that were very
popular. In many cases, they were listened to more than a couple of
times a day. I submit the following to stimulate those great 1964
• All my LOVING - Beatles • Ain’t that LOVING you - Elvis • A
world without LOVE - Peter & Gordon • Can’t buy me LOVE - Beatles
• Don’t throw your LOVE away - Searchers • Baby LOVE - Supremes •
She LOVES you - Beatles • LOVE me do - Beatles • Chapel of LOVE -
Dixie Cups • Every body LOVES some body - Dean Martin • Where did
our LOVE go - Supremes • LOVE me with all your heart - Ray Charles
• It hurts to be in LOVE - Gene Pitney • Baby I need your LOVING -
Four Tops • I LOVE you more and more each day - Al Martino • I
want to LOVE him so bad - Jelly Beans • Do you LOVE me - Dave Clark
Now, for the second half, to explain why those memories of 53 years
ago are still needed and wanted in 2017. In 2014, at our 50th
Aragon Reunion, (yes, it already is close to 3 years ago!), there
were only 3 songs that stood out with the word LOVE in their title:
in LOVE - Beyonce & Jay Z ♥
out - One Republic
never felt so good - Michael Jackson & Justin Timerlake.
I think the
“FAMILY - LOVE” connection pretty well speaks for itself. I don’t
know if I explained the “MUSIC - LOVE” connection well enough, but
it works for me; so, I will see what you think about this scientific
research done with the ultimate in endless information. Finally, I
will leave you with two last thoughts:
LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?” - - - “EVERY THING!”
LOVE - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross (1981 most popular of all time -
#1 for 9 weeks).
* "DANCING" was a close third...now you know the whole story!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY TO ALL FEBRUARY CLASSMATES!
FEBRUARY (THE “CREATIVE ROMANCE ” MONTH FOR 2017)
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1: National Freedom Day.
2: Ground Hog Day.
The Day the Music
Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash
4: Thank a Mailman Day.
5: Super Bowl Sunday: Super Bowl 51
6: Lame Duck Day.
7: Send a Card to a Friend Day.
8: Boy Scout Day: celebrates the Birthday of Scouting.
9: Toothache Day.
10: Umbrella Day.
11: Make a Friend Day.
12: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday.
13: Clean out Your Computer Day: second Monday of Month.
14: VALENTINE’S DAY
& National Organ Donor Day: come on, give your HEART up for the day
15: Singles Awareness Day.
16: Do a Grouch a Favor Day.
17: Random Acts of Kindness Day.
18: National Drink Wine Day.
19: National Chocolate Mint Day.
20: President's Day
& Love Your Pet Day.
21: Card Reading Day.
22: George Washington's Birthday & Be Humble Day.
23: Tennis Day.
24: National Tortilla Chip Day.
25: Open That Bottle Night.
26: Carnival Day.
27: No Brainer Day: this day is for me!
28: Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday
Thank you, Classmates, for continuing to support your monthly
Newsletter. I had a lot of fun putting this one together. My
thoughts and prayers are with all of you who have and continue to
have bad weather.
Take care and stay safe. We will all connect again in March, 2017.
Hooah, Hugs & LOVE,
your Classmate Bob