July: Dear classmates,
First of all we want to say thank you to our classmates for your uncompromised commitment with patience. It has taken our committee much longer than we had hoped in trying to put together our 55th class reunion, but we finally have come to making this announcement. We have great information in regards to our class reunion; we are being invited back to Nardoland for our 55th Ballard High School Class Reunion. It’s on the same date as posted earlier, September 18th 2021 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 in the evening. Isn’t that just wonderful? We offer a gigantic thank you to Sally Jo and Ron Nardone for their tremendous offering. Please call Bonnie at 206-361-6619 as soon as you can and let her know you are coming.
As you know, there are some rules and regulations we must follow while at Nardoland. Here is a reminder, no pets, no small children and all smoking must be held in the designated area behind the club house. Just like before you may pay at the door. There will be the same old donation box there where everyone will have the opportunity to add what they can to help us with some of the expenses and also help pay for some of us who may be in financial hardship.
Please have your Covid – 19 vaccinations before September 18th. If you currently need a covid-19 vaccine you will have to get your first dose by the first week in August so you’ll have time for the 21 day wait period for Pfizer before your second dose or the 28 day wait period for the Moderna before your second dose. After the second dose there is a 14 day wait period before you are considered fully vaccinated. If you follow this you will be fully vaccinated by September 18th. We do not want to wear masks at our reunion and with everybody fully vaccinated will help us in doing that. There are so many places offering free Covid vaccines out there that you should be able to find a place on your first day of looking. OK, we have been trying to encourage those of you without the vaccine to go and get it done in our March, April, May, June and here in this July “Greetings” page. The message was very clear so now I say enough on this matter, you know what to do.
The order of the day will look something like this;
12 noon to 2:00 pm: visiting and mingling around the grounds.
2:00 pm: the food will be served. (Catered by Maltby Pizza & Pasta)
2:45 pm: desserts will be set out.
3:00 pm: a 25 minute video presentation.
3:30 pm to 6:00: more visiting along with a group photo session.
6:00 pm: hugs and kisses goodbye until next time.
The price is $30.00 each and will be collected at the door.
Please call 206-361-6619 and leave a message with Bonnie telling her the number of people in your party that will be attending. Please call as soon as you can, this is the number we will use for ordering the food.
We are so excited to see everyone again and to make up for the lost gathering in 2020 due to the Covid-19 virus restrictions.
In the mean while, from time to time we will continue to add new video presentations on the “Stories and Videos” page on our class website for your enjoyment. The total number of visits on our class website for the month of June was 1,686. So far that is the record number of visit to our class website in one month. Right now the total number of visits since the site was opened in 2006 is at 98,725.
If you happen to have anything you would like to share here on our class website please let us know.
OK, “A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks, see if these help make you smile.”
Ole was out shopping in the mall when he met his friend Sven outside the Jewelry Store. Sven noticed that Ole had a small gift-wrapped box in his hand. “Vhat have you purchased Ole?” Sven asked. “Vell, now that you have asked,” replies Ole, “It’s Lena’s birthday tomorrow and I asked her this morning vhat she vanted for her Birthday, Lena said, “Oh, I dun know, dear, yust give me something with vots of diamonds.” “So vhat did you get her?” Sven asks. Ole smirks and says, “I bought her a deck of cards.”
A man walks into a library and asks the librarian for books about paranoia. She whispers, “They are right behind you!”
In a Catholic school cafeteria, a nun places a sign in front of a pile of Apples, “Only take one. God is watching.” Further down the line is a pile of cookies. A little boy makes his own note, “Take all you want, God is watching the apples.”
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
A man went to his lawyer and told him, “My neighbor owes me $500 and won’t pay up. What should I do?” “Do you have any proof he owes you the money?” “Nope,” replied the man. “OK, then write him a letter asking him for the $5,000 he owes you,” said the lawyer. “But it’s only $500,” replied the man. “Precisely, that’s what he will reply and then you’ll have your proof!”
“By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”
Q: How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two: one to change it and another one to change it back again.
Ole and Lena were lying in bed one night when the phone rang. Ole answered it and Lena heard him yell, “Well, how should I know, that’s over 2,000 miles away”, and he hung up. Lena said, “Who was that, Ole?” Ole answered, “Some oddball who wanted to know if the coast was clear.”
Q: Why shouldn’t you write with a broken pencil?
A: Because it’s pointless!
There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
Ole lay sprawled across three seats in the posh theater. The usher took note of this and whispered, “Pardon, sir, but you’re only allowed one seat.” Ole groaned, but didn’t budge. The usher wasn’t going to let things pass. “Sir, if you don’t get up from there I’m going to have to call the manager,” he growled. Ole just groaned some more. The usher trotted up the aisle, and came right back with the manager. Still they couldn’t get Ole to pull himself together, so they called the cops.”All right buddy, what’s your name?” one cop demanded. “Ole” “and where are you from Ole?” “The balcony.”
Happiness isn’t about getting everything you want all the time. It’s about loving what you have and being grateful for it.
Two Irishmen from Dublin went fishing in Canada, They caught one fish. When they got back, one of the Irishmen said, “The way I figure our expenses, that fish cost us $400. “Well, said the other Irishman, “At that price it’s a good thing we didn’t catch any more.”
A woman goes to the doctor looking fantastic: hair and makeup done by a professional, Gucci heels, Versace dress and Prada purse. “I’ve been stung by a nasty insect of some kind,” she tells the doctor, “But I’m ashamed to tell you where.” “It’s okay,” says the doctor. “Our communication is privileged; I won’t tell anyone.” “Okay,” says the woman, “It was at Wal-mart.”
Spotted on the back of a horse-drawn carriage in Pennsylvania, this handwritten sign: “Energy efficient vehicle: Runs on oats and grass. Caution: Do not step in exhaust.”
“A difficult road often leads to beautiful destinations.”
Have an awesome day, and know that someone has thought about you today.
Live Life for today
Look for a single moment of Joy each day
Pray for tomorrow
Cherish your blessings
And visit with your precious memories often
Your Ballard High School Class of 1966 reunion committee.