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                MEMORIAL DAY 2021
 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     All gave some.   
                        Some gave all.

 

 

 

 

Flame to burn in remembrance

 

 

 

 

 THE FINAL INSPECTION

 The Sailor stood and faced his God
Which must always come to pass
He hopes his shoes were shining
just as brightly as his brass

"Step forward now, you sailor
How shall I deal with you?


Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my Church have you been true?"

The sailor squared his shoulders and said,
"No Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint.

 

"I've had to work most Sundays
and at times my talk was tough,
and sometimes I've been violent
because the world is awfully rough.

 

"But I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills just got too steep.

"And I never passed a cry for help
though at times I shook with fear,
and sometimes, God... forgive me,
I have wept unmanly tears.

 

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here;
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord
It needn't be so grand
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.

 

There was silence all around the throne
Where the Saints quite often tread
As the Sailor waited quietly
For the judgment of his God.

 

"Step forward now, you Sailor,
You've borne your burdens well
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets;
You've done your time in Hell."

 

-Author Unknown
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

 

 

 

                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                    

 



This from Susan Hardy Vanhorn 
Il Silenzio - Melissa Venema (13 Yrs old) with Andre Rieu
 Orchestra. 

About 6 miles from Maastricht, in the Netherlands, lie buried 8,301
American soldiers, who died in "Operation Market Garden" in the battles
to liberate Holland, in the fall & winter of 1944.

Every one of the men buried in the cemetery, as well as, those in the
Canadian & British military cemeteries, has been adopted by a Dutch
family who mind the grave, decorate it, & keep alive the memory of the
soldier they've adopted.   It is even the custom to keep a portrait of "their"
American soldier, in a place of honor in their home.

Annually, on "Liberation Day," memorial services are held for 
"the men who died, to liberate Holland."  

The day concludes with a concert.   The final piece, is always
"Il Silenzio," a memorial piece commissioned by the Dutch, & first
played in 1965, on the 20th anniversary of Holland's liberation.   It has
been the concluding piece of the memorial concert ever since.

This year, the soloist was a 13-yr-old Dutch girl, Melissa Venema,
backed by André Rieu & his orchestra (the Royal Orchestra of the
Netherlands
).   This beautiful concert piece is based on the original
version of "Taps" & was composed by Italian composer Nino Rossi.


 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

OCTOBER

8, 9

2021

 

Information will follow
later ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

       

~Like Ronnie Munden's photo of Caddo? 

 

 

There's Picasso, there's van Gogh, & da Vinci ~ now there's
JUNE!

Of all the residents of Rio Vista, June is the award-winner!  She entered a coloring contest in town for senior citizens only & used watercolors on a picture of the local police force.  To honor the winner, they showed up in a 1953 Buick police car driven by a 79 year old lady named Dotty, escorted by a current police car, complete with sirens blaring.  Imagine the neighbors & June hasn't lived there a year.

Dotty had to shift gears & even used hand signals (remember those?).  Dave loved it!

Below, the award winner!

The winner & her escort, treated to a lavish lunch by the beautiful waters of the Sacramento River, sunny California!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU '65ERS, BEEN VACCINATED YET?
EVEN IF ~ UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE,
IT'S STILL RECOMMENDED FOR THE
SAKE OF OTHERS (YOU CAN STILL
CARRY IT WITH NO SYMPTOMS),
WEAR THE MASK.  FORGOT IT?  HERE
ARE SOME ALTERNATIVES:      wink

 

               

 

 

The Perks of Being Over
 70 

Thanks to Sharon Pope Jones for this upbeat message.


1. Kidnappers are not
   interested in you.

 

2. In a hostage situation,
   you are likely to be
   released first.

 

3. No one expects you to
   run...... anywhere.  

 

4. People call at 9 p.m.
   & ask,
"Did I wake
   you?"

          

 

5. People no longer view
   you as a hypochondriac.

 

6. There is nothing left
   to learn the hard way.

 

7. Things you buy now
   won't wear out.

 

8. You can eat supper
   at 4:00 p.m.  

 

9. You can live without
   sex but not your
   glasses.   

 

10. You get into heated
    arguments about
    pension plans.
       

11. You no longer think
    of speed limits as a
    challenge.  

 

12. You quit trying to
    hold your stomach in,
    no matter who 
    walks into the room.

 

13. You sing along with
    elevator music.

 

14. Your eyes won't
    get that much worse.

 

15. Your investment in
    health insurance is
    finally beginning to
    pay off.

 

16. Your joints are
    more accurate than
    meteorologists or
    the national weather
    service.

 

17. Your secrets are
    safe with your
    friends because they
    can't remember them, 
    either.

 

18. Your supply of brain
    cells is finally down
    to manageable size.

 

19. You can't remember
   who sent you this list.

 

20. You notice that
    these are all in
BIG

    PRINTfor your
    convenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


REMEMBER WINTER, 2021?

 

Thanks, Kathy Koenig, for these great pix!

Meanwhile, in Texas.......                             (Thanks, Billie!)

Thanks, Sheryn Waldrop Jones, even though you're
STILL not a member of the website!

 

 

 

   
 

 Songs from  the 50s & 60s WITH LYRICS.  There's even some Karaoke.
Go ahead ~ sing your little heart out ~>

 

                                                  

 


                               

    Keep scrolling down for some songs &
lyrics from the 50s & 60s.

Mavs, the short video below is courtesy
of Ann Dinwiddy Brannon, MHS '68.

 A drive-by salute to Army Captain
Ernest Marshall, Saturday, August 22, 2020.

 

 

MAXINE
Our own Nurse Nancy is once again keeping our health front & center.  She's sharing a little humor to brighten your day.  Humor heals the soul.


Thank you, Nurse Nancy! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


These postings are in no way
meant to take the pandemic
lightly.  Their purpose is to lighten
the mood for just a little while.

 

 

 


Coronavirus Song - Try it, you''ll like it.

 

 

         

 Thanks, Chuck

 

Our very own Nurse Nancy Voyles is
always on the front lines taking care
of us MHS '65 classmates.  Here, she
clarifies some medical vocabulary so
we can understand and therefore
feel more secure in this uncertain
time.    Many thanks, Nurse Nancy!

 

Coronavirus studies have already shown that rednecks, as a demographic, suffer a relatively low death rate, basically, because they do not understand medical terminology and just won't pay it no mind.
See table below:
 Medical
 Term 
 Redneck
 Definition
Artery The  study of paintings
Bacteria Back door to cafeteria
Barium What doctors do when patients die
Benign What you be, after you be eight
Caesarean
Section
A neighborhood in Rome
Cat scan Searching for Kitty
Cauterize Made eye contact with her
Colic A sheepdog
Coma A punctuation mark
Dilate To live long
Enema Not a friend
Fester Quicker than someone else
Fibula A small lie
Impotent Distinguished, well known
Labor pain Getting hurt at work
Medical Staff A doctor's cane
Morbid A higher offer
Nitrates Rates of pay for working at night, normally more money
Node I knew it
Outpatient A person who has fainted
Pelvis Second cousin to Elvis
Post Operative Recovery Room Place to do upholstery
Rectum Nearly killed him
Secretion Hiding something
Seizure Roman emperor
Tablet A small table
Terminal illness Getting sick at the airport
Tumor  One plus one more
Urine Opposite of you're out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The
QUARENTINE BLUES

Thanks, Kay Rogers Smith
 

                sad

 

         

               

 
           

 

     

 

     

 

      

 

 

 

 

Front-liners!

                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep scrolling down for some songs &
lyrics from the 50s & 60s.

 

     

 

Stay Cool Warm, Dry, INSIDE, HOME, COOL, WARM, Home, Mavs!

 

BARBIE IS 60!

IN CELEBRATION OF BARBIE'S
60TH BIRTHDAY,
THE MATTEL CORPORATION HAS COME OUT WITH NEW BARBIES!

1. Biker Barbie - complete with leathers &
     tatoo

2. Microsoft Barbie - Barbie doll with Bill
     Gates's head

3. Divorce Barbie - includes the house, the
     car, and half of Ken's belongings

4. Hockey Barbie - comes with hockey stick &
     missing teeth

5. Werewolf Barbie - a normal doll except
    under a full moon

6. Avalanche Barbie - buried in 16 feet of
    snow

7. Cyclops Barbie - comes with one eye right
     in the middle of  her forehead; Cyclops Ken
     sold separately

8. Barbie Brain in a Jar - an empty jar

9. Circus Clown Barbie - comes with scary face
     & scary wig

10. Bearded Barbie - complete with tweezers

11. Chernobyl Barbie - glows in the dark

12. Darth Vader Barbie - with plastic helmet;
      pull the string &  sounds like James Earl
      Jones

13. King Kong Barbie - a 6-foot tall gorilla
      holding Barbie doll dressed like Fay Wray

14. Bugs Barbie - buck teeth, long ears

15. Picasso Barbie - everything's in the wrong
      place

16. Medusa Barbie - has snakes for hair

17. Tree Hugger Barbie - pull the string & she
      spouts environmental rhetoric

18.  Jock Barbie - looks like Dennis Rodman

19. Rasta Barbie - she's got a tie-dyed t-shirt,
       dreadlocks & reggae CD; rolling papers
      sold separately

20. Housewife Barbie - dressed in ratty old
      housecoat; comes with dirty laundry &
      sink full of dishes

       


Senior Barbie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                            

Maybe you've seen it, maybe
not, but it's worth watching
again ~ a heart-warming way
to spend the 2020 quarantine.
  Here's a trailer.

 

 

Just because you've seen it before doesn't
mean it's not still funny.

 

Get ready, Baby Boomers.  A new survey will be posted soon, asking for movie recommendations ~ movies that perhaps many have NOT seen, but it's one of your favorites.  Mine, for example, is "Finding Forrester," a surprisingly fine movie with Sean Connery.  Another favorite is "Music & Lyrics," with Hugh Grant & Drew Barrymore.  You be a-thinkin' on it, ok?

 

 

 

Below, the Doo Wop collection.  You were, maybe, 5 or 6.

 

 

Thanks a bunch, Barry!

A.A.A.D.D.

KNOW THE SYMPTOMS!

(Thank God there's a name for this disorder!)

Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,

I look over at my car & decide it needs washing.    


As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch that I
brought up from the mailbox earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table,
put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, 
and notice that the garbage can is full.


So I decide to put the bills back on the
table & take out the garbage first....

But then I think,   
Since I'm going to be near the mailbox
when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.


I take my checkbook off the table
and see that there's only one check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the study.
So I go inside to my desk where
I find the can of Diet Coke I
'd been drinking.
                            

I'm going to look for my checks,
but first I need to put the Diet Coke aside
so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

 

The Diet Coke is getting warm, and I
decide to put it in the fridge to keep it cold. 

As I head toward the kitchen with the Diet Coke,
A vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye--- they need water.

                                                         

I put the Diet Coke on the counter &
discover my reading glasses that I've
been searching for all morning.
I decide I'd better put them back on my desk,
but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter,
Fill a container with water & suddenly spot the tv remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.

                                                     

But I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table.
So I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
But first I'll water the flowers.


I pour some water in the vase,
But quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So I set the remote back on the table,
Get some towels & wipe up the spill.

                                                       

Then I head down the hall trying to
Remember what I was planning to do.

 

At the end of the day:
The car isn't washed.
The bills aren't paid.
There is a warm can of Diet Coke 
sitting on the counter.
The flowers don't have enough water.
There is still only one check in my checkbook.
I can't find the remote.
I can't find my glasses,
And I don't remember what I did with
the car keys.

Then when I try to figure out why nothing
got done today,
I'm really baffled because I know I was
busy all day,
And now I'm really tired.

 

I realize this is a serious problem, and
I'll try to get some help for it;
but first I'll check my email.

 

Don't laugh ~ If this isn't you yet,
your day is coming!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

WISDOM AS SEEN ON
T-SHIRTS

 

 

 

 

WHY DIDN'T THEY TELL US?

 

Narrative below says: "Middle age is when
you are sitting home on a Saturday night,
and the phone rings & you hope it's not for you.

MORE TO COME....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20th REUNION (?)

 

Mostly songs from the 50s, but since
our class spans the 50s & 60s,
these might be fun to listen to. 

 

 

 


  ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY
Take a trip through time and history on your way to the top.
(from Gerald Watson, MHS '60) 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember the seats in the Lynn Movie Theater?

Looking to waste several minutes of your life?  If
you're looking for something to drink a cup of coffee by, this
video will give you a few seconds of each of the top 100 songs of the 60s
(according to the guy who put it together).  Nice reminiscing.

 

PLAYERS  Photobucket       

Click on parallel vertical bars to stop music, or scroll down
through songs and click on 
one to start.  Others will be
played in order (NO SCRAMBLING OPTION YET).

TO HEAR ANY VIDEOS ON THIS PAGE, YOU'LL
HAVE TO PAUSE/STOP THE PLAYERS HERE
FIRST.

             

 

/p>Music for Mavs65 by Oldies on Grooveshark

Want to hear some tunes from the mid to late
'50s?  Stop player above and start the one below.
(Click on player Arrow or parallel bars to start/stop).

MUSIC FROM THE 50s

 

 

Oldies by Oldies on Grooveshark

 

Click on yearbook for
a few 1965 pictures below.

SOME YEARBOOK PICTURES ADDED
NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.
 
ARE YOU IN THEM?  CAN YOU
RECOGNIZE WHO IS?

 

PLAYERS  Photobucket       

Click on parallel vertical bars to stop music, or scroll down
through songs and click on 
one to start.  Others will be
played in order (NO SCRAMBLING OPTION YET).

TO HEAR ANY VIDEOS ON THIS PAGE, YOU'LL
HAVE TO PAUSE/STOP THE PLAYERS HERE
FIRST.

             

 

 

Players disabled just for the weekend.
 

Want to hear some tunes from the mid to late
'50s?  Stop player above and start the one below.
(Click on player Arrow or parallel bars to start/stop).

MUSIC FROM THE 50s

 

 

 

The Perks of Being Over

60, 70 or 80

Thanks to Sharon Pope Jones for this upbeat message.


1. Kidnappers are not inter-
    ested in you.

 

2. In a hostage situation, you
   are likely to be released
   first.

 

3. No one expects you to run
   ...... anywhere.  

 

4. People call at 9 p.m. & ask,

   "Did I wake you?"

            

 

5. People no longer view you as
   a hypochondriac.

 

6. There is nothing left to
   learn the hard way.

 

7. Things you buy now won't
   wear out.

 

8. You can eat supper at 4:00
   p.m.

 

9. You can live without sex but
    not your glasses.

 

10. You get into heated argu-
    ments about pension plans.

11. You no longer think of 
    speed limits as a challenge.

 

12. You quit trying to hold your
    stomach in, no matter who
    walks into the room.

 

13. You sing along with
    elevator music.

 

14. Your eyes won't get that
    much worse.

 

15. Your investment in health
    insurance is finally begin-
    ning to pay off.

 

16. Your joints are more ac-
    curate than meteorologists
    or the national weather
    service.

 

17. Your secrets are safe with
    your friends because they
    can't remember them, 
    either.

 

18. Your supply of brain cells
    is finally down to manage-
    able size.

 

19. You can't remember who
    sent you this list.

 

20. You notice that these are
    all in BIG PRINT for your
    convenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Poor Barry.  At his advanced age, a morning cup of Joe just won't jump-start the boy.  He now needs a hit

from this video, below, to get his motor running, and
recommends you try this, too.  A little eye-candy with
your coffee never hurts.  Thanks, Barry.    (Turn off Player,
above, and click bottom/right corner of this video for FULL SCREEN.)