Ballard High School
"Class of 1966"

 June greetings 2024

Congratulations to all, we finally made it to the month of June. June is a special month for enjoying the warmer days and the official start of summer. It is also known for the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year and has the most daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere. June also plays host to the ever-important national holidays of Father’s Day and Juneteenth. Just in case you didn’t know, no other month in the year begins on the same day of the week as June. Since the weather is warm, try saving some money this summer by using a clothesline to dry your clothes instead of the dryer. Get outside and have a picnic, hike in the park, evening at the beach, or grabbing a drink on a sun-soaked patio, plan something intentional and perfect for the season. Whatever you do, take a moment to reflect on the year so far, as it’s halfway gone already!


Next time you go shopping, keep these fairly new words in mind. They are part of inflation that you aren’t supposed to see.


Shrinkflation: refers to the practice of reducing the size or quantity of a product while keeping its price the same or slightly increasing it.


Skimpflation:  If a firm faces rising costs of production, then the typical response is to increase prices. However, if market conditions are very competitive, firms may be reluctant to increase prices because they would lose market share. Therefore, they save costs by reducing the quality of the service for the product or skimping on the quality of the ingredients used. 


Greedflation: Corporations, they claim, are increasing prices simply because they can.  President Joe Biden warned us that some companies are "ripping people off" with price gouging.

Saving money on food is a smart way to manage your budget, especially with rising costs. Here are some tips to help you save:


Check what you already have at home.


Limit shopping trips.


Stick to your list.


Compare prices.


Use coupons.


Cook at home.


Plan meals.


Grow your own vegetables. 


Most of you probably remember, buying in bulk, choosing seasonal produce, and opting for store brands can help mitigate some of these costs. 

I’m just saying.



Humor is a complex, multifaceted phenomenon that’s deeply rooted in the psyche, reflecting our intelligence, creativity, and social nature, it’s a universal language that transcends cultures and brings people together, making it a truly remarkable aspect of our lives.


A wife comes downstairs before a dinner date with her husband.

“Do I look fat in this dress?” the wife asks.

“Do I look dumb in this shirt?” the husband replies.



A recent study has shown that women who carry extra weight, tend to live longer than the men who mention it!



I tried to make a reservation at the public library but they were completely booked.



What happens when a police officer gets into bed?

He becomes an undercover cop.




Talk about writing skills…

Lawyers are the only people who can write a 10,000-word document and call it a “brief”!



What do you call a woman with a screwdriver in one hand, a knife in the other, a pair of scissors between the toes on her left foot, and a corkscrew between the toes on her right foot?

Answer: A Swiss Army wife.



An engineer died and ended up in Hell. Soon, he became dissatisfied with the level of comfort in Hell and began designing and building improvements. After a while, they had flush toilets, air conditioning and escalators. The engineer was a pretty popular guy. One day God called to Satan and said with a sneer, “So how’s it going down there in Hell?” Satan replied, “Hey, things are great. We’ve got flush toilets, air conditioning and escalators, and there’s no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next.” God exclaimed, “What? You’ve got an engineer? That’s a mistake—he should never had gotten down there in the first place. Send him back up here.” “No way,” replied Satan. “I like having an engineer on the staff, and I’m keeping him.” God threatened, “Send him back now or I’ll sue!” Satan laughed and answered, “Yeah, right. And just where are you going to get a lawyer?”



While giving a physical the doctor noticed that his patient’s shins were covered with dark bruises. “Tell me,” Said the doctor, “do you play hockey or soccer?” “Neither” said the man. “My wife and I play bridge.”



Why is dark spelled with a “k” and not a “c”?

Because you can’t C in the dark!




After completing his annual physical on a patient, the doctor asked if there was anything that was bothering him. Joe replied, “Yeah, my hearing.” The doctor examined Joe’s ears and removed some ear wax. He then asked Joe if his hearing was better. Joe said, “I don’t know, the hearing isn’t till next Tuesday.” 



What’s the leading cause of dry skin?

Answer: Towels.




How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but it takes nine visits.



As I get older, I think about all the people I’ve lost along the way. Maybe being a tour guide wasn’t for me.



Secret to staying young... 

1) Live honestly.
2) Eat slowly.
3) Lie about your age.



I went to the hardware store today... I picked up a can of insecticide and asked the guy behind the counter if this was good for ants.
Old man says "nope, it'll kill em."



What do old people do with their cars when they are too old to drive them? They tow them behind their motor home!



A little old lady answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner.
‘Good morning,’ said the young man. ‘If I could take a couple of minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners. ‘
‘Go away!’ said the old lady. ‘I’m broke and haven’t got any money!’ and she proceeded to close the door.
Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed it wide open. ‘Don’t be too hasty!’ he said. ‘Not until you have at least seen my demonstration.’ And with that, he emptied a bucket of dirt onto her hallway carpet. ‘If this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this dirt from your carpet, Madam, I will personally eat the remainder.’
The old lady stepped back and said, ‘Well let me get you a fork, cause they cut off my electricity this morning.’




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.