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11/20/20 04:15 AM #1428    


Mitch Wise

Fantastic,  why did you wait so long to post?  I may have said a few of these.  Ha ha.


11/20/20 01:12 PM #1429    


Linda Marks (Bird)

Hilarious! I needed a good laugh.

01/14/21 02:09 PM #1430    


Greg Cook


we're into this 10 months and things have slowed down on our reunion forum.

Hopefully this will cheer you up. Everyone who remembers the song this parodies, it's time to fess up.

I think it played on MTV at least every 10 minutes


01/14/21 05:57 PM #1431    


Jerry Labuda

Great post Greg and I do remember MTV playing the original maybe every 9 minutes. Very well done but the background dancing has to go.

01/15/21 09:34 AM #1432    


Greg Cook

You're probably right Jerry but we've both been married long enough (the singer too) to know not to go down that road.

02/13/21 08:23 AM #1433    


Greg Cook

Getting married at our age is not without surprises.

Happy Valentines Day to everyone!

02/14/21 11:45 AM #1434    


Jerry Labuda

That was great Greg. Thanks for the laugh.

02/20/21 08:37 AM #1435    


Greg Cook

No nursing home for me. I'll be checking into the Marriott!
With the average cost of the nursing home being $275 per day, there is a better way when we get old and too feeble.
I've already checked on the reservations at The Fairfield: for a combined long-term stay discount senior discount, it's $79.00 per night. Breakfast is included, and some have Happy Hours in the afternoon.
That leaves $196.00 a day for lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want, or room service, laundry, gratuities, and special TV movies. Plus, they provide a spa, swimming, workout room, lounge, washer and dryer, and more.
Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap.
$10.00 worth of tips a day and you'll have the entire staff scrambling to help you. They'll treat you like a customer, not as a patient.
There's a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free. The handicap bus will also pick you up (if you can fake a limp).
To meet other nice people, call a church bus on Sundays.
For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of the nice restaurants there. While you're at the airport, fly somewhere. Otherwise, the cash keeps building up. It takes a few months to get into a decent nursing home anyway. The Marriott will take your reservation today! And, in the Marriott, you're not stuck in one place forever - you can move from one Marriott to another Marriott, or even from city to city. Want to see Hawaii? They have Courtyard there too.
TV broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No problem, they fix everything, and apologize for the inconvenience.
The Marriott has a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks to see if you are OK. If not, they call an ambulance… or the undertaker! If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip, and Marriott will upgrade to a suite for the rest of your life.
And no worries about visits from family. They will always be glad to find you, and probably check-in for a few days mini-vacation. And the grandkids can use the pool.
And the rewards points I'll accumulate!

02/20/21 10:26 AM #1436    


Jerry Labuda

You got me covinced. Where do I sign up?

02/20/21 11:01 AM #1437    


Jerry Labuda

Since the covid virus is somewhat receding, we decided to meet for breakfast again on the last Tuesday of every month at Keno's restaurant at 2661 La Plama just west of Magnolia. We're meeting this Tuesday February 23rd at 9:30 AM. We will be outside under cover until things open up for inside dining again. Come on down and join us and don't forget your masks.

02/20/21 11:20 AM #1438    


Jerry Labuda

Attention all you golfers or duffers. Fr. Maxilian Kolbe Charities, the charity I work with is once again sponsoring their 9th annual golf tournament on April 19, 2021 to raise funds for other local charities such as CHOC hospital, Boys and Girls clubs Mercy House, and Fisher House and many others. In 2020 they donated $200 to the Class of 65 Legacy Fund from the 3 golfers (Doug Bell, Greg Cook, and myself) that participated in the tournament in 2019. Once again Kolbe Charities will donate $50 to the Legacy Fund for each golfer from Savanna High School that golfs in this tournament up to $1000. This will be a great way to have some fun golfing and also support Kolbe Charities and our Legacy Fund at the same time. It will be a fun and entertaining day with coffee and pastries in the morning, lunch, on the course beverages, contests, and raffles. If you are interested see the attached flyer or email me at NANCYJERRYL@YAHOO.COM or text me at 714-458-5382. Come join the fun.

02/22/21 08:17 AM #1439    


Greg Cook

AIDS Warning!
Senior citizens are the nation’s leading carriers of AIDS!
Hearing aids
Roll aids
Walking aids
Medical aids
Government aids
Most of all, monetary aid to their kids

02/23/21 03:35 AM #1440    


Mitch Wise

Isn't that hitting the nail on the head.  Avoiding most of these so far. 

03/10/21 07:00 AM #1441    


Greg Cook

Truly one of the iconic songs of our generation, California Dreamin' was recorded in 1965 and released in 1966.

Replacing Mama Cass is not an easy task.

03/10/21 12:47 PM #1442    


Diane Reilly

A beautiful rendition.  Loved the Mama's and the Papa's.  So did my Mother who will be 98 in May.  She's in a skilled nursing.  I haven't been able to see her for a year but we Facetime 2-3 times a week.  A few months ago out of the blue she asked me to teach her the words to California Dreamin'.  Now she can sing it acapella whenever the mood hits her.  The nursing staff tells me she wheels herself up and down the hallways singing.  We are currently working on Bridge Over Troubled Water.  I am enjoying it as much as she is because I never knew all the words.  Thanks, Greg, for sharing.  I always enjoy your posts.  Diane Reilly

03/11/21 04:01 AM #1443    


Mitch Wise

Great film Greg. Do you think there is a potential Michele or Mama Cass in the group.  Really enjoyed this

03/11/21 08:49 AM #1444    


Jerry Labuda

Great post Greg, very nice.

03/11/21 11:28 AM #1445    


Linda Wonn (Carpenter)

Thank you, Greg. Great post Diane! Thank you for sharing this.


03/11/21 03:05 PM #1446    


Richard Maurer

Another great post Greg.  Beautiful performance of a 1960s classic.  Interesting that all of the singers appear to be wearing microphones.  Maybe that is part of how they created the lovely, gentle sound.

03/12/21 09:17 AM #1447    


Greg Cook

Diane, an inspiring story of your mom's spirit. I'll wager her singing is bringing joy to the other patients who have been in isolation. Bridge over Troubled Waters? She can come close to duplicating Art Garfunkle that will be wonderful to behold.

Mitch, there may be more than one Mama Cass in that group, but not sure anyone can duplicate her voice.

Richard, I'm sure the microphones (and digital technology) improved the sound but that's what makes it such a wonderful performance.

Thanks Jerry and Linda!

03/12/21 09:28 AM #1448    


Greg Cook

Diane, your story about your mom learning Bridge over Troubled Waters was inspiring. Found this version which hopefully provides more inspiration for her.

03/12/21 04:42 PM #1449    


Linda Marks (Bird)

Great post Greg. Really enjoyed this!

03/13/21 08:33 AM #1450    


Diane Reilly

Thanks for the new version of a golden oldie.  I'll play it for Mom when we Facetime on Sunday.  Might be challenging for her but I find she is more open to new things now than she ever was when she was younger. 

03/13/21 01:21 PM #1451    


Judy Van Hise (Flynn)

What a beautiful story.  So lucky to still have  your Mom and making new memories.


04/15/21 05:12 AM #1452    


Mitch Wise

Fantastic film clip.  thanks

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