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Monday, August 30, 2010

How Old Is Grandpa?

This fall some of our classmates will be turning the big Six O and so this little observation will be important for most as we all move toward this unavoidable mile stone in the coming year ...

How Old Is Grandpa?
Stay with this -- the answer is at the end. It will surprise you away. 

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events.
The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general..

The Grandfather replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
  • color television
  • polio shots
  • frozen foods
  • Xerox
  • contact lenses
  • Frisbees and the pill
There were no:
  • credit cards
  • laser beams or
  • ball-point pens
Man had not invented:
  • pantyhose
  • air conditioners
  • dishwashers
  • clothes dryers
  • and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air
  • man hadn't yet walked on the moon 

In our Generation:
  • Your Grandmother and I got married first, .. .. . and then lived together..
  • Every family had a father and a mother.
  • Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir".
  • And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir."
  • We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.
  • Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.
  • We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
  • Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege..
  • We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.
  • Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
  • Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.
  • Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.
  • We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
  • We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.
  • And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.
  • If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan' on it, it was junk
  • The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam...
  • Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.
  • We had 5 and 10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.
  • Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.
  • And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.
  • You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, . .. but who could afford one?
  • Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.
In my day:
  • "grass" was mowed,
  • "coke" was a cold drink,
  • "pot" was something your mother cooked in and
  • "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.
  • "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,
  • " chip" meant a piece of wood,
  • "hardware" was found in a hardware store and
  • "software" wasn't even a word.
  • And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.
  • No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap and how old do you think I am?
  • I bet you have this old man in mind....you are in for a shock!

Are you ready ?????
This man would be only 59 years old.

This story was shared by Gary Dunn

Monday, August 23, 2010


Schedule of Events
September 8 - 11, 2010

Schedule and details:


Peach Days Schedule
"Among the many assets of Brigham City is the history and heritage that exists. Started in 1904 as a day-off from the harvest and time to celebrate "an abundance of the best peaches in Utah", this city-wide event is the longest continually celebrated harvest festival in Utah, and is reported to be the second oldest in the country. Peach Days is an honored tradition that brings approximately 75,000 spectators a fun-filled weekend that the Top of Utah and Southern Idaho residents look forward to every year. The event takes place in September, the weekend following Labor Day."

Monday, August 16, 2010

Added 4 New Past Reunion Photos

Barbara gave us some copies of 4 past Reunion Photos while I was at the picnic a few weekends ago. The first 2 are part of the collection but the next 4 are new to the collection.
To view them in a larger format, just double click the link below and you will be taken to the album where you can double click each photo and then click the magnifier button near the upper right that zooms in closer. There is also a slide show button that lets you view them full screen. Let me know if you have any trouble viewing them and I will be glad to help. Please let me know if I have misidentified anything and let me know if you have some photos you'd like to add to our collection. A small reunion slide show is playing at the end of the photos below.
Bob Holmes

30 Year Reunion
40 Year Reunion
5 Year Reunion (new)

10 Year Reunion (new)

15 Year Reunion (new)

35 Year Reunion (new)

The next photos are a slide show

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

BEHS Class of 1969 2nd Annual PICNIC

The 2nd annual picnic went off without a hitch tonight and it was good to see everyone. The weather cooperated for the most part. Constitution Park is big with a nice Bowery, playground, skateboard/roller park and lots of grass. We had a great picnic and visited until after 9pm. I am still collecting photos and will post more soon. Thanks to all who came and hope more will be able to come next year. 

Here is a list of those who attended. ♥ 
Barbara Bywater Stokes
Steve Yates
Lily Portz
John Kozee
Gwen Holmgren Thomas 
Gary & Jana Dunn
Bob Holmes