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12/13/19 09:23 AM #1258    


Greg Cook

Richard, great call on A Hard Days Night. It brought back a memory. I took a friend's (another Rebel by the way) girlfriend and her friend to the Highway 39 drive-in to see the movie. I don't think I need to mention what was going through my teenage mind when I agreed to do it.

Do you know all those screaming girls in the movie? Well, I had two of them in my car. How bad was it? One of the girls even admitted she wore rubber underwear in case she had an accident. 

I'm pretty sure that was the cause of my current hearing loss.

12/13/19 09:24 AM #1259    


Greg Cook

In case you're looking for a way to get your kids to visit for Christmas, give this strategy a shot:
An old man calls his son and says, "Listen, your mother and I are getting divorced. Forty-five years of misery is enough."
"Dad, what are you talking about?" the son screams.
"We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," he says. "I'm sick of her face, and I'm sick of talking about this, so call your sister and tell her," and he hangs up.
Now, the son is worried. He calls his sister. She says, "Like hell they're getting divorced!" She calls their father immediately. "You're not getting divorced! Don't do another thing. The two of us are flying home tomorrow to talk about this. Until then, don't call a lawyer, don't file a paper. DO YOU HEAR ME?" She hangs up the phone.
The old man turns to his wife and says, "Okay, they're both coming for Christmas and paying their own airfares.



12/26/19 08:02 PM #1260    


Jerry Labuda

I hope everyone had a great holiday. In keeping up with the holidays, at our next breakfast on Tuesday December 31st at Keno's restaurant, we will be doing a gift exchange game with a gift limit of $10. Come on down and have some holiday fun. The breakfast starts at 9:30 AM and Keno's is located at 2661 LaPalma in Anaheim just west of Magnolia. Hope to see you there.

12/30/19 05:03 AM #1261    


Mitch Wise

Just wanted to wish everyone a Bonne Annee ( Happy New Year) but more importantly pass along a bit of advice to my male collegues.                                                                                                                                  

I have shared with a few of your privately about my medical condition.   But in reveiwing my thoughts on this, I feel I should share with all the men from our class and the ladies to take care of your male partners.

Late this fall my PSA test jumped substantually.  My GP referred me  to an specialist.  MRI, followed by a scan, followed by a Biopsy has determined I do have a small prostrate cancer.  The Really great news, France has a wonderful health care system.  Both my Docs tell me we caught this so early that I will be cured 100% my mid spring.  My treatment has been some medications to lower my testosterone while we wait to start radiation treatment.  That begins in January.  Should last about 4-6 weeks with several PSA tests taken as we progress.  So my message is to ask all of you to have a PSA test taken each year and monitor the results.  Any level above a 4.0 for our age should be looked at by a specialist.  Stopping it soon prevents any surgery, thus no where near the after effects caused by surgery.   I truely feel blessed to have been able to catch this so early.  Hope if this message helps just one of you, it was worth the time to write.                                                            

Best Wishes to all of you.


PS. The meds cause hot flashes and I have become a bit bitchy.  Ha ha/






12/31/19 09:43 AM #1262    


Greg Cook

Mitch, here's wishing you best of luck in your recovery and that you too will have a

01/01/20 03:56 AM #1263    


Mitch Wise

Thanks Greg,  I feel very confident all will come out well.  Spring travel will kind of be limiited, but we are going to South Africa in the Fall and going on a photo safari with the Londolozi company.  Should be a great time.  Hope you have a fantastic 2020 and beyond.  Best Wishes,  Mitch

01/01/20 10:29 AM #1264    


Jerry Labuda

Hi Mitch, Thanks for the words of wisdom. We men should all be aware of this medical problem. Good luck to you in your recovery from prostate cancer. Hope you have the best new year in 2020.

01/01/20 11:14 AM #1265    


Mitch Wise

Thanks. I feel very confident in my docs. Plus we caught it early. Appreciate your support 

01/02/20 08:32 AM #1266    


Michael Elliott

Good work, Mitch.  Thoughts and prayers are with you.  Get my annual PSA and visit to the urologist.  So far, so good!

01/03/20 07:57 AM #1267    


Mitch Wise

I am just hoping my experience reaches someone who has NOT done this previously. One never knows.  Glad you take care of yourself, but kind of felt you would be aware of the issue.  I begin the raditation in two weeks, but feeling really good about the end results.  Looking forward to traveling again once this 5 x's a week treatment is finished.  Best wishes for a great 2020 and further on.


01/09/20 08:15 AM #1268    


Bob Clark

Good advice, Mitch. Glad you are taking care of this. I have several friends who’ve handled this problem well also and, years later, all are fine. Here’s to you!

01/10/20 03:36 AM #1269    


Mitch Wise

Thanks Bob.  Feeling very confident. Just happy my annual physical and blood work discovered this early 

01/12/20 08:13 AM #1270    


Nancy Andersen (Madeira)

A millinon years ago, I worked on a GU floor at L.A. County Hospital.  The changes in detection treatment of prostrate cancer are amazing.  Like with breast cancer, early detection is the key. Thank you for sharing and best wishes for a speedy recovery.


01/12/20 08:26 AM #1271    


Nancy Andersen (Madeira)

I loved Michael Elliot's list of movies.  I remember seeing "A Summer Place" when it first came out even though my parents forbid me to see it.  Maybe that's why I loved it.  A couple of years ago I watched it again.  My favorite line from it was when Johnny (Troy Donahue) returned from his first year of college and Molly (Sandra Dee) said to him "Johnny, oh Johnny have you ever been bad with a girl before:"  The movies have certainly changed!

01/13/20 04:13 AM #1272    


Mitch Wise

Thanks for the support Nancy.  My Doc's tell me I will be cured 100% by April.   France has a fantastic medical system.

01/14/20 09:55 AM #1273    


Greg Cook

Mitch we can't say thank you enough for bringing what can be a sensitive subject to the Forum.

Prostate and breast cancer are the most talked-about cancers. But more than 15,000 people die each year from the various types of skin cancer. 

I have had five skin cancers surgically removed. All were basal cell (about 2,000 deaths a year). Three were on my face and two on my back. I was never much of a sun worshiper when I was young but according to my doctor, no one is immune.

Now I'm on a six-month schedule of check-ups. Like most other cancers early detection is crucial. 

What do the following celebs have in common?

Bob Marley

Stephen J. Cannell (creator A Team)

Jim Johnson ( Philadelphia Eagles DC)

Burgess Meredith ( Rocky)

Randy Castillo (Black Sabbath)

Maureen Reagan (President's daughter)

They all died due to complications from skin cancer.



01/14/20 03:06 PM #1274    


Jerry Labuda

Great information Greg, thanks for posting.

01/26/20 04:53 PM #1275    


Jerry Labuda

It's breakfast time again fellow Rebels. We're meeting on Tuesday January 28th at 9:30 AM at Keno's restaurant at 2661 LaPalma just west of Magnolia. I posted a photo of the gang that was there last breakfast for the after Christmas gift exchange. We all had a great time. Come on down, hope to see you there at Keno's.

01/27/20 10:56 AM #1276    


Linda Wonn (Carpenter)

You are all looking great and if I can fix my computer issues by tomorrow, I will be there. Normally I could let it go a day or so but this is the first day of the new semester and I must have access to my classes.Havefun!


01/27/20 08:57 PM #1277    


Doug Bell


01/27/20 09:02 PM #1278    


Doug Bell

Had a mini-reunion in La Quinta this last week. Old people pictured below are Doug Bell, Bobbie Bechtold Ryan, Nancy Anderson Madeira, Barbara Larsen Cummings, Mike Elliott, Kathleen Daulton Dacey, and Bob Mackinnon.

Happy to report no injuries.


01/28/20 03:55 AM #1279    


Mitch Wise

Looks like you "guys" were having a great time.  Perfect time of year for the valley .  Let me know if anyone is planning a visit to France.  We are going to either Italy or Spain late April early May then on Safari in mid to late September in South Africa 

01/28/20 07:33 AM #1280    


Steve Braden

You all look great!  Who would think to look at any of you that you graduated from high school almost 55 years ago (that means you would be in your 70's)?  I wish I could have been there but I had more important places to be like the hospital.  I got out yesterday and have been in twice for 4 days each in the last 2 weeks.  I have vowed to stay away from any place resembling a hospital for the rest of 2020.  Oh, well, God is in control and so I am trusting Him.  Nice gathering to part of a great reunion team. Thanks, Doug, for organizing this. 

01/28/20 08:58 AM #1281    

Tom Gray

Hi Everyone,

I am hoping to come to the next breakfast club, but being out at Palm Springs, I have to get up really early to get there by 9:30.  So we will see what that week brings. 

01/29/20 09:13 AM #1282    


Jerry Labuda

Good looking group. Hope your doing better Steve, God bless you. Love to have you show up Tom, we have a great visit.

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