Times Spent Outdoors: Priceless!

Yakima, WA - Pirate Press, Spring/Summer 2017 Edition

Ahoy, Pirates of YHS Class of 1957!

I was going to send this out mid-summer, but Jim reminded me that our 60th reunion is coming up, and I know how time flies. So, here we are. By the way, if you want timely information, it's at your fingertips on Facebook: Yakima High School Class of 1957 https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=yakima%20high%20school%20class%20of%201957.

We have lost some dear friends/classmates since the last Pirate Press and I want to thank Ed Nolan, among others, for keeping us informed. Those of us who do not get the Yakima paper may otherwise not have known.

Hope to see you all at our 60th (!) reunion. In the meantime, Fair Winds and Following Seas to you all,


(Carol Lemon Allen)

A FRIGHTENING NEWS ITEM: Does anyone know any more about this?

Emergency Declared at Nuclear-Contaminated Site in Washington State



Friday, Sept. 29 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Yakima Valley Museum

2105 W. Tieton Drive

Yakima, WA, 98902

(509) 248-0747

There will be a buffet meal.

And, thank you to this wonderful reunion committee who have been getting us together for six decades now. We are grateful!


Marvin Klingle's wife -


Bob Denslow -


Curtis Ackland -


Bob Holtzinger -


Laddy Lee Vibbert -


Ann Keefer -



Marilyn Wolf Bolingbroke -

Hi Carol!

Unless I missed it, I did not see the actual date for the reunion other than September 2017. We need to know, so we can arrange flights, etc.

Also, is the reunion really in the afternoon ? I hope we can attend . Always love seeing everyone.

Ray Brown -

Dear Friends and Family - Good news! After only seven years, I've finished writing Winning the Endgame. Words pass through me with the ease of kidney stones. 

If you want to see what I learned about aging gracefully (it can be done) and dying well (not an oxymoron), clink the live link below. Or not. But then you'll never know.

Either way, I send you and yours my continued best wishes for a long, healthy, happy life,




Winning the Endgame available Here

Find me on Facebook Here

From Linda Bolyard Brooks -

Dear Carol,

Thanks for the msg abt Cleta.  It is appreciated.  Will get her name on the Temple rolls Tuesday.  Lloyd and I are well  .In fact, for 78 years we are in great health   Both getting over colds.  Think I picked mine up in the nursery at church....I am the Nursery Leader.  Love it.  Those little ones are so darn cute and wanting to learn.  I did not make it to the last class reunion.  "Thinking"

about our next.  This August?? 

Do you know anything about Wendy Joy Kraft or Nancy House Moss?  Just curious.  I have not been able to reach Nancy in recent months.  We would talk abt once a year and exchange letters at Christmas time.  Just wondering if something has happened to her.

My twin brother died about 2 years ago now.  He was living in Petal, MS, near my older Sister, Sandra.  Had a fatal heart attack.

We have not gone south for 3 winters.  But, Lloyd is thinking we may strike out again next Jan for 2-3 months.  He is the High Priest Group Leader, but can use his counselors to do the business for the Ward for 2 mons.  

We had 3 children, 12 grandchildren and now have 7 great grands....so fun. 4 girls and 3 boys...one set of twin boys!!  Our youngest daughter lives next door through the pasture.   Must get something to eat.  Love to hear from you. Best ever Linda Bolyard Brooks


The Bathtub Test -


During a visit to my doctor,

I asked him, "How do you determine

whether or not an older

person should be put in a Nursing Home?"


"Well," he said, "we fill up

a bathtub, then we offer a Teaspoon, a

Teacup and a Bucket to the

person to empty the bathtub."


"Oh, I understand," I said.

"A normal person would use the Bucket

because it is bigger than

the spoon or the teacup."


"No" he said. "A normal

person would pull the plug. Do you Want a bed

near the window ?"ARE YOU GOING TO PASS THIS


Lost in the Fifties -

This video is from the '50s. Enjoy. Go to  http://safeshare.tv/w/FEDEwZHZXu

Where Is The Best Place To Retire? -

You can retire to Phoenix, Arizona, where -

1. You are willing to park three blocks away from your house because you found shade.

2. You've experienced condensation on your rear-end from the hot water in the toilet bowl.

3. You can drive for four hours in one direction and never leave town

4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.

5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open your oven door at 500 degrees.

6. The four seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??

(Note from Carol: It's really not that bad – even in the summer.  )


You can retire to California where -

1. You make over $450,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.

2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.

3. You know how to eat an artichoke.

4. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.

5. The four seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud and Drought.


You can retire to New York City where -

1 You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan.

2. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.

3. You think Central Park is "nature."

4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multilingual.

5. You've worn out a car horn. (IF you have a car.)

6. You think eye contact is an act of aggression


You can retire to Minnesota where -

1. You only have three spices: salt, pepper and ketchup.

2. Halloween costumes have to fit over parkas.

3. You have seventeen recipes for casserole.

4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.

5. The four seasons are: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road repair.

6. The highest level of criticism is "He is different," "She is different," or "It was different!"


You can retire to The Deep South where -

1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.

2 "Y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.

3. "He needed killin" is a valid defense.

4. Everyone has two first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Joe Bob, Betty Jean, Mary Beth, etc.

5. Everything is either: "in yonder," "over yonder" or "out yonder."

6. You can say anything about anyone, as long as you say "Bless his heart" at the end!


You can move to Colorado where -

1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.

2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home, so he stops at the day care center.

3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.

4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.


You can retire to Nebraska or Kansas where -

1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.

2. Your idea of a traffic jam is three cars waiting to pass a tractor.

3. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.

4. You end sentences with a preposition; "Where's my coat at?"


FINALLY you can retire to Florida where -

1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.

2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind - even houses and cars.

3. Everyone can recommend an excellent cardiologist, dermatologist, proctologist, podiatrist, or orthopedist.

4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.

5. Cars in front of you often appear to be driven by headless people.



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