Dear Ballard High School Class of 1966 classmates,
November: We hope you are still doing well in our current living conditions. We are so glad to see that you have continued to follow the recommendations given to us by the scientist and doctor’s The virus is making a comeback in our state where a number of people are still passing it around putting some in the hospital with it and some in their graves by dying from it. But, like we keep reminding you, we have sound judgment in practical matters when we exercise our Ballard High School developed common sense.
Someone sent out a chart showing us that something like .05% (that is .95% less than 1%) of our countries population has fallen to the pandemic. This message was apparently meant to show us how small of a percentage that has died from this virus in reference to our total population and that we should not be so worried or concerned. But some are thinking that maybe we should be concerned with this small number as well as other small numbers. For instance; 250,000 malpractice/error deaths occur each year in our hospitals, over 32,000 firearm related deaths occur in our country each year, with over 38,000 traffic related deaths each year and finally, with the lowest percentage of all but most concerning, 141 K through 12 children and educators have been killed at their schools from 1999 to 2018. If we fail to be troubled or bothered or upset with these kinds of numbers then the numbers will gradually increase as it has with that .06% mentioned above and our way of life will surely continue to suffer for it. I’m just saying.
We just finished a couple of new video presentation “As Time Goes By” and "Places to visit once the world reopens" in which we hope may bring back happier times through sight and sound. As with all the others these two are on the “Stories and Videos” page on our website. We will continue to create reflective video presentations throughout the duration of this pandemic as long as we continue to hear positive support from you.
Ok if these jokes happen to make you laugh out load then you have our permission to reuse them on your family and friends. Thank you in advance.
Going to Church: “I didn’t see you in church last Sunday Perkins.” “I hear you were out playing football instead.” “That’s not true” said Perkins, “and I have the fish to prove it.”
Two sociologists are sitting by the pool. One turns the other and asks, “Have you read Marks?” to which he replies, “Yes, it’s these damn wicker chairs.”
I used to think the brain was the most important organ. Then I thought, look what’s telling me that.
Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman--already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet--who insisted he didn't need my help to leave the hospital. After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him. "I don't know," he said. "She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown."
Since it was my first time in a Las Vegas casino, I asked an employee to walk me through how the slot machines work. He showed me how to insert a bill, hit the spin button, and operate and release the handle. “And where does the money come out?” I asked. He pointed to a far wall. “From that ATM, most of the time.”
A child asked his father, “How were people born?” His father said, “Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on.” The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, “We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now.” The child ran back to his father and said, “You lied to me!” And told him what his mother had said, “No, I didn’t lie” replied the father, “Your mother was talking about her side of the family.”
My wife and I decided we’ll need a vacation after the world reopens. I taped a world map to the refrigerator, gave my wife a magnetic dart and said “Wherever it lands is our vacation spot!” Seems we’ll be spending two weeks behind the fridge.
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.