Dear Ballard High School Class of 1966 classmates,
Welcome to September, 2020. We hope all is well with you and yours. You know, it really doesn’t feel like September till Macy’s puts up their Christmas decorations. And of course, we would have been finalizing our plans to attend the Ballard High School Class of 1966 annual picnic. Oh well, so we have to wait until next year.
We are so glad to see that you have continued to follow the recommendations given to us by the scientist and doctor’s here in our great state of Washington as we continue on with this threatening virus. So far we have not received any notifications telling us that one or more of our classmates has come down with the virus or has died from it. We still have a number of people in our state catching it, passing it around, being hospitalized with it and dying from it so we continue to remain unsafe. But, like we keep reminding you, we all have sound judgment in practical matters when we exercise our Ballard High School developed common sense.
Just to be clear,
We support officers but not the ones that commit crimes.
We support protesters but not the ones that commit crimes.
We support politicians but not the ones that commit crimes.
As law abiding citizens it really is that simple.
This should have been the month for us to gather and celebrate our 54th year class reunion picnic. So, we made a video presentation (just for you) in remembrance of some good times gone by. You can find it on our story and video page. We hope you enjoy it.
Ok, I’m not sure if these jokes are any better but here goes.
What did the horse say after it tripped?
“Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t giddyup!”
Last night in bed, I was gazing up at the stars and started thinking to myself… Where the hell is my roof?
Why was the scarecrow given a promotion?
Because he was outstanding in his field.
I was concerned about my wife’s hearing so I decided to test her without telling her. I went to the other side of the room about 15 feet away and said “Honey can you hear me?” There was no response.
So I went about 5 feet away and said “Honey can you hear me?” Still no response. So I leaned over the back of her chair and raised my voice shouting “Honey can you hear me?’
My wife put down the newspaper and turned towards me saying, “Dear, I said yes three times already!”
I was in the post office wanting to mail a package. The clerk said “Two-day shipping will cost $12.98 and will be there by Friday.” I was thinking of saving some money so I said “the package doesn’t have to be there until Saturday, can you make that happen.” The clerk said “sure, you can bring it back tomorrow.”
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 keep wearing your mask when outside. 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.
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.