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11/05/19 05:21 PM #1250    


Jerry Labuda

All right brother, you're going out with a big bang.

11/25/19 10:19 AM #1251    


Jerry Labuda

It's breakfast time again, come on down to Keno's tomorrow, Tuesday November 26th and have a                  pre-Thanksgiving breakfast with your high school friends. We'll be at Keno's at 2661 LaPalma in Anaheim at 9:30 AM. Hope to see you there.

12/10/19 04:02 PM #1252    


Michael Elliott

Hi and happy holidays, classmates.  It's been awhile since I've inflicted you with a Mike's Top Ten generic movie list.  So I figure it's about time.  For your entertainment and, one hopes, your edification, here are my top ten Date movies.  It's weighted to our era, of course.  Perhaps a classmate or two sealed the deal for wedded bliss at one of these.  (Or maybe not!):

  • Un Homme et une Femme (A Man and a Woman) - French with English subtitles
  • Casablanca
  • A Summer Place
  • Barefoot in the Park
  • Now, Voyager
  • The Goodbye Girl
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Summer of '42
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet

Five honorable mentions:

  • An Affair to Remember
  • Light in the Piazza
  • Thomas Crown Affair - original with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway
  • Umbrellas of Cherbourg -  French with English subtitles
  • Three Coins in a Fountain

12/11/19 08:46 AM #1253    


Doug Bell

You told me your favorite date movie was Psycho.  Girls would give you a hug when you screamed.

12/11/19 09:03 AM #1254    


Joan Elliott (Euans)

I found the Elvis Presley movies to be quite romantic especially Blue Hawaii.

12/11/19 09:45 AM #1255    


Mitch Wise

Cannot believe you skipped all the Beach Blanket Films.  Ha ha.  Actually on a more current note, Both Sabrina films, and Midnight in Paris.


12/12/19 09:50 AM #1256    


Gordon Reed

Actually I like the Sabrina with Julia Ormond, not the older one.

12/13/19 05:50 AM #1257    


Richard Maurer

Michael, glad that you and your movie lists have returned as it has been rather quiet here on the forum.  Good to have a new topic of wide interest.  A couple of nominees:

Dr. Zhivago - very long film, but beautiful, if often sad

Hard Days Night - a date film doesn't have to be romantic, this goofy classic is simply a lot of fun and during the height of Beatlemania in the 1960s was probably a pretty good choice for a date film

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.

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