Next Picnic Date
September 11, 2021
1 Year and 30 days left
until our reunion.
Ballard High School
"Class of 1966"

Dear Ballard High School Class of 1966 classmates,
Well here we are in the month of July 2020 already. Gas is less expensive but nowhere to go. That is nowhere to go that can guarantee us a safe existence while being there. Please continue to follow the new rules by wearing a mask when outdoors, continue with the numerous washing of hands and stay home as often as possible. Since the beginning of the covid-19 virus some 5 or 6 months ago I have scrubbed my hands at least a zillion times and now the remnants of Joan King’s old phone number from the eighth grade is starting to show through the palm of my left hand. I see that there are companies out there that will take the image of your lower face from a photograph you send them and reprint it onto the front of a mask so the mask becomes invisible while wearing it. Is there any end to the virus profiteers? If interested in one of these masks exercise caution because most of these companies are located outside the United States.
Our 55th class of 1966 reunion is still scheduled to be held on September 11th of 2021 but keep checking back for updates. If you are bored sitting home with nothing to do we have put all of the class video presentations on the Stories & Videos page of our class website ( for your continued entertainment?
Also included is the picnic video that would have been played at our 2020 picnic on September 12th. Unfortunately the opening clip of the video is not correct due to the fact that the picnic has been called off but we left it in anyway.
Continue to use your very useful Ballard High School developed common sense by washing your hands often, by keeping hands away from your face, cover any coughs and the wearing of a mask. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, chills, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle aches pains and regular over the counter medications are not helping please call your doctor. And please wear a mask any time you are outdoors for two reasons; 1) we would rather see you with a mask on your face instead of a ventilator and 2) we wouldn’t want you to be confronted by an irritated mask wearer who may think your non compliance is putting a threat on their personal health or a threat to their families health. It all comes down to our developed common sense which is giving us the ability to make the right choices by using the only defenses we currently have.    
We all know how hard it has been staying home all day for weeks on end and desperately trying to keep ourselves entertained, so my wife and I decided to take the edge off and opened up a bottle of wine.
We were sitting in the living room sipping our wine when out of the blue my wife says “I love you.” “Is that you or the wine talking?” I asked. “It’s me” says my wife, “Talking to the wine.”
A man is standing in front of the Judge after being accused of the illegal act of shooting a seagull. The Judge says “since you haven’t had any previous violations with the law I’m just going to give you a warning this time” and hammers down the gavel. Then the Judge asks “off the record, what possessed you to shoot a seagull?” The man replies, “I eat seagulls”. The Judge, somewhat surprised asks “what does a seagull taste like? The man reply’s “somewhere between a Spotted Owl and a Bald Eagle!”

I called the phone company to have my aging mother’s phone line disconnected and the lady on the other end said that the telephone service was activated by my father and only he could have it disconnect. I said “that would be impossible because he passed away some 20 years ago.” The lady said “well that creates a big dilemma then.” So I thought for a minute and said “If we fail to pay our bill would you be forced to disconnect our service?” The lady’s reply was “Yes! We will disconnect it right away but your father will acquire a blemish on his credit report!”
A space ship from a distant planet looking for similar civilizations comes upon planet earth and observed numerous satellites armed with very highly explosive tungsten rod weaponry surrounding the planet. “It looks like this civilization has superior technical knowledge but wait, the weapons are all aimed at themselves.” “Keep going, there is no intelligence here.”    
OK, I still hear you; hopefully things will be better the next time you visit.   
This article appeared in the October 6th 1965 Ballard Talisman that we thought you might enjoy seeing again;
“At the Ballard fishing derby, classmate Sharon Winder was being lowered on the elevator at Ray’s Boathouse when she noticed the drain plug was not in place. She cleverly called this to the attention of everyone within a radius of five miles.”
Please continue to stay healthy, hopeful and happy through these difficult times and we will continue to keep in touch.  Thank you.

Your Ballard High School Class of 1966 reunion committee.  
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