Ballard High School
"Class of 1966"

Welcome to the month of May. May has 31 days in it so maybe it won’t pass by as fast as the last month had. May is a delightful month with a bouquet of holidays and observances. Let’s explore some of the highlights: Cinco de Mayo is on Sunday, May 5th, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12th, and Memorial Day is on Monday, May 27th. Enjoy the spring season and all the beauty it brings! Oh, I forgot to mention that Wednesday, May 1st is National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day and May is Mental Health Awareness Month.


Mental health encompasses emotional, psychological, and social well-being, influencing cognition, perception, and behavior. From the perspectives of positive psychology, some of the early signs related to mental health difficulties are sleep irritation, lack of energy, lack of appetite, thinking of harming others, self-isolating, and frequently zoning out. But not to worry, it will all mellow out after the November 5th, 2024 United States Presidential Election Day. Please VOTE!



They say those of us with a good sense of humor may be adding an additional 10 years to our lives. And that’s no joke.



After my brother-in-law’s beloved Seattle Mariners failed to make the playoffs last year, he declared, “When I die, I want the mariners to be my pallbearers… so they can let me down one last time.”



The younger generation will never know the absolute panic of dropping the MapQuest directions and the pages getting mixed up while dad screams “WHAT EXIT DO I TAKE.”



We should be able to call in healthy. “Look, I’m not coming into the office today. I feel really good and I don’t want to waste it on being at work.”



A long-married couple is dining out at a fine restaurant when the husband orders a Scotch. “I’ve never had a Scotch,” the wife tells the waiter. “Bring me one too.” The waiter returns with two Scotches. The wife takes a swallow and gags. “This is awful! How can you drink this?

Between sips, her husband says, “And here you thought I was out enjoying myself every night.”



My biology report titled “Your Intestines: How Digestion Works” was marked down a grade. Turns out I’d forgotten the colon.



Whatever you do, give 100 percent. Unless you’re donating blood.



Yes, Barbie gave us unrealistic body standards. But she also gave us unrealistic expectations about boyfriends being willing to wear matching neon outfits with you.



They say that success changes a person, but I think it actually makes you more of who you really are.



Now a couple riddle additions to our Greetings Page from my 10-year-old grandson Bram.

 1)   What occurs twice in a week?

 2)   What must you break before you can use it?

 3)   What has a bottom at the top?


Answers are at the bottom of the page.



An elderly shopper at our supermarket used a check to buy such items as cotton balls, cotton swabs, powder, and cold cream. On the memo line, she'd written, "Repairs."



The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.



My kitchen floor is sticky, and I had to do something about it. So finally, I went out and bought some slippers.



Q: What does daylight saving time mean in Seattle? 

A: An extra hour of rain.



My three favorite things are eating my family and not using commas.




Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.


Look for a single moment of joy each day.

Pray for tomorrow.

Cherish your blessings.

And visit with your precious memories often. 


Thank you for visiting.


Your Ballard High School Class of 1966 Reunion Committee.


Answers to the riddles,

1)   The letter E

2)   Egg

3)   Legs