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Updated 21 January  2019  

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We all hope and expect that 2019 will be a less stressful year than 2018 and will provide the best of health for all of us and our families and those close to us.  Many of us reminisce via email/messaging/Facebook and other social media like the telephone (!) John Drake among many of his mailings has passed along some words of wisdom that seem to be more and more applicable to all of us.  Thank you John: 

THE BACK NINE

I FIRST STARTED READING THIS EMAIL & WAS READING FAST UNTIL I REACHED THE THIRD SENTENCE. I STOPPED AND STARTED OVER READING SLOWER AND THINKING ABOUT EVERY WORD. THIS EMAIL IS VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING. MAKES YOU STOP AND THINK.

READ SLOWLY!

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 back nine 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 I was only on the first hole and the back nine 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 become.

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 I'm on the back nine, and I'm not sure how long it will last... this I know, that when it's over on this earth... it's over for here. A new and better 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 on the back nine 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 you're on the back nine 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 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 .

LASTLY, CONSIDER THIS:

*  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 some people forgot they even knew you!!!

*  You realize you're never going to be really good at anything like golf.

*  The things you used to care to do, you aren't as interested in anymore, but you really don't care that you aren't as interested.

*  You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV 'ON' 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?"... ???

*  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!" Send this on to other "Old Friends!" and let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!! It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.

TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN; YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE, SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS

GOD BLESS All THOSE THAT READ THIS 

(And from your WebMaster - now you see why EXERCISE is so very important - if nothing else, take a walk each day - a bit longer tomorrow than today, and put it into your daily routine, whatever amount you can do)

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Did you know we have another author in our class Janet Sadler - only new news to this writer. Do you like Flash Fiction Novels? she's written more than 25 of them, on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

We have had a season of graduations and awards when last it was warm!.  We currently know of TWO of our classmates that received significant awards this past academic year, and wanted to share with all our classmates: 

Susan Carson

and

Diran Apelian


 

Here's Diran's Award  and More Info

Here's Susan's Award and More info

If there were others, please send info so we can post.

 

 

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And if you never scrolled down this far - take this test...or take it again as you probably forgot you already took it ;) 

Thanks to Dr Larry Romane for this

 
MEMORY TEST!

1. What builds strong bodies 12 ways?


A. Flintstones vitamins
B. The Buttmaster
C. Spaghetti
D. Wonder Bread
E. Orange Juice
F. Milk
G. Cod Liver Oil


2. Before he was Muhammad Ali, he was...


A. Sugar Ray Robinson.
B. Roy Orbison..
C. Gene Autry.
D. Rudolph Valentino.
E. Fabian.
F. Mickey Mantle.
G. Cassius Clay.


3. Pogo, the comic strip character said, 'We have met the enemy and....
A. It's you.
B. He is us.
C. It's the Grinch.
D. He wasn't home.
E. He's really me and you.
F. We quit.
G. He surrendered.


4. Good night, David....


A. Good night, Chet
B. Sleep well... 
C. Good night, Irene.
D. Good night, Gracie.
E. See you later, alligator.
F. Until tomorrow.
G. Good night, Steve�


5. You'll wonder where the yellow went...


A. When you use Tide
B. When you lose your crayons.
C. When you clean your tub.
D. If you paint the room blue. 
E. If you buy a soft water tank.
F. When you use Lady Clairol.  

G. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.


6. Before he was the Skipper's Little Buddy, Bob Denver was Dobie's friend...
A. Stuart Whitman.
B. Randolph Scott.
C. Steve Reeves...
D. Maynard G. Krebs.
E. Corky B. Dork.
F. Dave the Whale.
G. Zippy Zoo.


7. Liar, liar...


A. You're a liar.
B. Your nose is growing.
C. Pants on fire.
D. Join the choir 
E. Jump up higher.
F. On the wire.
G. I'm telling Mom.


8. Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, Superman fights a never ending battle 
for truth, justice and......


A. Wheaties.
B. Lois Lane .
C. TV ratings.
D. World peace.
E. Red tights.
F. The American way.
G. News headlines.


9. Hey kids! What time is it? 
A. It's time for Yogi Bear.

B. It's time to do your homework.
C. It's Howdy Doody Time.
D. It's time for Romper Room.
E. It's bedtime.
F. The Mighty Mouse Hour.
G. Scooby Doo Time�


10. Lions and tigers and bears..!
A. Yikes.
B. Oh, no...
C. Gee whiz.
D.. I'm scared...
E. Oh my.
F. Help! Help!
G. Let's run.


11. Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone....
A. Over 40.
B. Wearing a uniform.
C. Carrying a briefcase.
D. Over 30.
E. You don't know.
F. Who says, 'Trust me'�
G. Who eats tofu.


12. NFL quarterback who appeared in a television commercial wearing women's 
stockings...
A. Troy Aikman
B. Kenny Stabler
C. Joe Namath
D. Roger Staubach
E. Joe Montana
F. Steve Young
G. John Elway

 13. Brylcreem...


A. Smear it on.
B. You'll smell great.
C.. Tame that cowlick.
D. Grease ball heaven.
E. It's a dream.
F. We're your team.
G. A little e dab'll do ya.

14. I found my thrill...
A. In Blueberry muffins.
B. With my man, Bill.
C. Down at the mill.
D. Over the windowsill.
E. With thyme and dill. 
F. Too late to enjoy.
G. On Blueberry Hill.

15. Before Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by...
A. Clark Gable.
B. Mary Martin.
C. Doris Day.
D. Errol Flynn.
E. Sally Fields.
F. Jim Carrey.
G. Jay Leno.


16. Name the Beatles...
A. John, Steve, George, Ringo
B. John, Paul, George, Roscoe
C. John, Paul, Stacey, Ringo
D. Jay, Paul, George, Ringo
E. Lewis, Peter, George, Ringo
F. Jason, Betty, Skipper, Hazel
G. John, Paul, George, Ringo

17. I wonder, wonder, who�


A. Who ate the leftovers?
B. Who did the laundry?
C. Was it you?
D. Who wrote the book of love?
E. Who I am?
F. Passed the test?
G. Knocked on the door?


18. I'm strong to the finish...
A. Cause I eats my broccoli.
B. Cause I eats me spinach.
C. Cause I lift weights.
D. Cause I'm the hero.
E. And don't you forget it.
F. Cause Olive Oyl loves me.
G. To outlast Bruto.


19. When it's least expected, you're elected, you're the star today.
A. Smile, you're on Candid Camera.
B. Smile, you're on Star Search.
C. Smile, you won the lottery.
D. Smile, we're watching you.
E. Smile, the world sees you.
F. Smile, you're a hit.
G. Smile, you're on TV.

20. What do M & M's do?
A. Make your tummy happy.! 
B. Melt in your mouth, not in your pocket.
C. Make you fat.
D. Melt your heart.
E. Make you popular.
F. Melt in your mouth, not in your hand.

G. Come in colors.


Below are the right answers: 


1. D - Wonder Bread
2. G - Cassius Clay
3. B - He Is us
4. A - Good night, Chet
5. G - When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent
6. D - Maynard G. Krebs 
7. C - Pants on fire 
8. F - The American Way
9 C - It's Howdy Doody Time
10. E - Oh my
11. D - Over 30
12 C - Joe Namath
13. G - A little dab'll do ya
14. G - On Blueberry Hill
15. B - Mary Martin
16. G - John, Paul, George, Ringo
17. D - Who wrote the book of Love
18. B - Cause I eats me spinach
19. A - Smile,  you're on Candid Camera
20. F - Melt in your mouth not in your hand
 

 

 

 

 

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