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1 lives in California
5 live in Florida
2 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
2 live in Maryland
5 live in Massachusetts
26 live in New York
1 lives in North Carolina
2 live in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
1 lives in Texas
1 lives in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
2 live in West Virginia
94 location unknown


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Saratoga Springs High School
Class Of 1962







I'm not really grouchy,

I just don't like traffic, waiting, crowds, lawyers, loud music,

unruly kids, Toyota commercials,

 Tom BrokawDan Rather, barking dogs, politicians and a few other things I can't seem to remember right now.

I'm sure everything I can't find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.

I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg.

I'm having trouble remembering simple words like.......

I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.

I'm sure they are making adults much younger these days, and when did they let kids become policemen?

I'm wondering, if you're only as

old as you feel, how could I be alive at 150?

And, how can my kids be older than I feel sometimes?

I'm a walking storeroom of facts..... I've just lost the key to the storeroom door.

Yes, I'm a SENIOR CITIZEN and I think I am having the time of my life!




 Welcome To The Month




National Military Appreciation Month



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  1. The Senate first passed a resolution in 1999 designating National Military Appreciation Month, which encourages U.S. citizens every May to observe the month in a symbol of unity, and honor the current and former members of the armed forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom and peace.


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A lovely relic of our best years in the U.S.—the McCarthy Era. As communism gained popularity worldwide during the 1920s, the holiday of Labour Day, or May Day, on May 1st became closely tied to it. To combat the threat of the proletariat, it was proposed May 1st could also be a holiday for Americans to reaffirm their commitment to their homeland. Congress made it official in 1958, and former President Eisenhower made it formal by decreeing May 1st, 1959 an official holiday. It has since been honored annually by every subsequent President.



The preferred disease of pirates has its own international holiday, and an entire website to boot! Steer your ships over to Limestrong for citrusy cocktails, curvy-not-scurvy pin-ups, and drop some (citric) acid into your bloodstream!



Not to be confused with Hug Somebody Else’s Cat Day. (Some celebrate Hug Your Cat Day on June 4th. Feel free to celebrate both.)



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May the fourth be with you. (And don't forget to pick up some Star Wars goodies to celebrate properly.)



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For many in the US, the 5th of May in Spanish justifies a 5th shot of tequila. Cinco de Mayo actually holds its roots in the Mexican state of Puebla. It commemorates the Mexican army defeating the better-equipped French army occupying their land at the time. As far as the addition of excessive drinking as part of the holiday, all signs point to America as the culprit.



National Nurses Day kicks off National Nurses Week which concludes on the O.G. nurse Florence Nightingale’s birthday. According to the reliable sources at Hallmark, there are currently 3.1 million registered nurses in the United States. Hallmark also alleges to be the first card company to invent, errr publish, National Nurses Day cards (in 1992). They now offer more than 20 different options, for males and females. At least they practice equality with their fake holidays, we’ll drink to that!



Today we honor the past, and we let go. It’s time to admit that one red argyle sock has gone to washing machine heaven. Time to turn the partner it left behind into a rag or a sock puppet, and buy a new pair. It’s what it would have wanted.



Also known as every child's least favorite day of the year, right behind Eat Your Brussels Sprouts Day and Do Your Homework Week. For the adults, this is a seasonal invitation to finally tackle that whole spring-cleaning thing—and torture your kids just a little.


“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and on the eleventh of May, plan on confronting the pit of your fears and the summit of your knowledge.” Today you must honor your parallel realities and dive deep into the dimension of imagination, known as the Twilight Zone.



One of Mark Twain’s first short stories introduced the image of the “jumping frog” into the collective consciousness of America. How this ties to this specific date is unclear, but do you really need a clear reason to jump around like a frog?



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Call up your local oom pah band, because today we Vogeltanz until we drop. Gather all the Arrested Development fanatics you know and start a round of your worst chicken impersonations. Or introduce your own interpretation of how the flightless bird might tango. All of the above suffice as celebrations, as long as your moves are fowl.



There’s a fine line between holding on to nostalgia, and being a serious contendor for an episode of Hoarders. But just for a day, you are permitted to openly cherish the growing stack of Signals catalogs piling up in your basement sans any judgment of concerned family and friends. Who knows? Maybe your Beanie Babies will become collectibles again, and the joke will be on us.



Treat yourself to that baby grand you’ve always wanted. Don’t know how to play guitar? No problem! On this day in May, buy now, learn later!



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Keep your eyes glued to the ground, because the cards are stacked in your favor that today is your lucky one! Just make sure you see the face of Abraham Lincoln staring back at you, before you pick the penny up.




As the first American woman in space, Dr. Sally Ride rightfully earned a full day dedicated to her honor. Remember when space was a thing?


Barkeep, we’ll have a pint of your finest grog! Today in 1453, the official Middle Ages ended—allegedly. The conclusion of one era ushered in the Renaissance, and other subsequent influential periods in European history. You gave us Arthurian lore, you gave us a plague of Bubonic proportions, and you gave us Game of Thrones. For that— mostly the last part—we thank you.



Somewhat inspired by a folk song of the same name, My Bucket’s Got a Hole in it Day, or MBGHD, does not dictate any formal observational traditions. We suggest putting a positive spin on a crisis, and taking the day to reflect on how things could be worse. Unless, of course, you’re a bucket.























A borrowed philosophy on getting older

As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself.

I've become my own friend. I have seen too many dear friends leave

this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that

comes with aging. Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play,

on the computer until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself

to those wonderful tunes of the 50's, 60's &70's, and if I, at the same time,

wish to weep over a lost love, I will. I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that

is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon,

if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well

forgotten.And, I eventually remember the important things. Sure, over the years,

my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one,

or when achild suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car?

But, brokenhearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion.

A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being

imperfect. I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray,

and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face.

So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn

silver. As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what

other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to

be wrong. So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free.

I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am

still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying

about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it). 




I would like to share with you the following article and video "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel,  that I found recently. Please check it out!

We Didn't Start The Fire 
(Read the explanation of this video then open the site below.
It really is well done.)
If you don't do anything else the rest of the day, do yourself a favor now and just watch/listen to this video. Read the stuff first so you can tell what's going on... It's awesome!

This song and its title was the answer to one question of Final Jeopardy -- only one person got it right. Question was (paraphrased): "What 1980's song do history teachers praise for its educational value?"
I never could understand all the references on Billy Joel's song -- fortunately, with this VIDEO, given the pictures, now I can "see" what my "ears" couldn't. 
Apparently, it's Joel's homage to the 40-years of historical headlines since his birth (1949). Wish I could have appreciated the depths of this song when it was released. Twenty years later, I'm in awe of what Joel was able to put into music and lyrics lasting only a few minutes.
Whether you are a Billy Joel fan or not, you probably remember his great song, 'We Didn't Start the Fire.' Here it is, set to pictures... Very, very cool. Had to share this one. It's a neat flashback through the past half century. I never did know the words. Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy a review of 50 years of history in less than 3 minutes! Thanks to Billy Joel and some guy from the University of Chicago with a lot of spare time and Google.
Top left gives you full right lets you pause. [Reversed, I think!] Bottom left shows the year. The older you are, the more pictures you will recognize. Anyone over age 65 should remember over 90% of what they see. But it's great at any age.






Roast Beef Recipe 

 For those people who know who Gracie Allen was (and for those who can simply appreciate a good recipe.) 
Gracie Allen's Classic Recipe for Roast Beef 


1 large Roast of beef
1 small Roast of beef
Take the two roasts and put them in the oven.

When the little one burns, the big one is done.



This is TOO good!  Yes, this IS what they would do if they were still here! 
Read on: 
You have to be old enough to remember Abbott and Costello, and too old to REALLY understand computers, to fully appreciate this. For those of us who sometimes get flustered by our computers, please read on...

If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, 'Who's on First?' might have turned out something like this: 

 ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: Thanks I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer. 


COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.

ABBOTT: Your computer?

COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.


COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.

ABBOTT: What about Windows? 

COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?

ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?

COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?

ABBOTT: Wallpaper.

COSTELLO: Never mind the windows.. I need a computer and software. 

Software for Windows?

COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything? 

I just did.

COSTELLO: You just did what?

ABBOTT: Recommend something.

COSTELLO: You recommended something?


COSTELLO: For my office?


COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!

ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.

COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need? 


COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: Word in Office.

COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows? 

The Word you get when you click the blue 'W'.

COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue 'w' if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with? 


COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?

ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.

COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer? 


COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?

ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.

COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?

ABBOTT: One copy.

COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money? 

Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.

COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?


(A few days later)

Super Duper computer store. Can I help you? 

How do I turn my computer off?

ABBOTT: Click on 'START'.............



NEW TAB IN LEFT COLUMN ---Saratoga Today----check it out!!


Welcome to the Saratoga Springs High Class Of 1962 website. Our 50 year Reunion  was held at the Gideon Putnam Resort, September 22, 2012. I was glad to reconnect with everyone, and all who attended had a very enjoyable time. So happy it was a success. Also, sorry that some classmates were not able to make the reunion....we missed you!!! This website will continue to be available to you, so please come back from time to time.   


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Survival Kit for 2014

Toothpick - to remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone, including yourself. 

Rubber band - to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but they can be worked out.

Band-Aid - to remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else's.

Eraser - to remind you everyone makes mistakes, but that's okay because we learn by our errors.

Candy Kiss - to remind you everyone needs a hug or a compliment every day.

Mint - to remind you that you are worth a mint to your family.

Bubble Gum - to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.

Pencil - to remind you to list your blessings every day.

Green Tea Bag - to remind you to take time to relax daily and go over that list of God's blessings.











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There are five things that you cannot recover in life!!

(1) The Stone...after it's thrown 

(2) The Word...after it's said, 

(3) The Occasion...after it's missed

(4) The Time...after it's gone. 

5) A person...after they die





"I find each day too short for all the thoughts

I want to think, all the walks I want to take,

all the books I want to read, and all the

friends I want to see."

--John Burroughs






"You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.'
You make a mistake.
If you are not content with what you have,
you will not be satisfied if it were doubled."
Charles H. Spurgeon


"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend."





Old is Great
An old Woman was asked, 

"At your ripe age,
what would you prefer to get :
Parkinsons or Alzheimers?"

The wise one answered, 
"Definitely Parkinsons - 
Better to spill half my wine than
to forget where I keep the bottle."








A Fun Test For You



How Sharp-Eyed Are You??

We think we remember everything we see in everyday life.  But, do we really??  Click to test your POWER OF OBSERVATION 





More Thoughts from the
"You're not getting older,But you're getting better" file...

The Aging process could be slowed down if it had to work its way through Congress.
(Quote from Will Rogers!)

You're getting old when you're sitting in a rocker and you can't get it started.

You're getting old when you wake up with that morning-after feeling,
and you didn't do anything the night before.

 It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything.

  You know you're getting old when you stop buying green bananas.

When you lean over to pick something up off the floor,
you ask yourself if there is anything else you need to do while you are down there.

You find yourself in the middle of the stairway,
and you can't remember if you were downstairs going up or upstairs going down.





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I'm sharing this with you all as I did not want to be the only “old person” receiving it. One of my Grandchildren recently told me I was older than dirt. Actually, it's not a bad thing to be called as you will see below:
  • Old People are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem. Old People remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment.  They know the words and believe in them.
  • Old People remember World War II, Pearl Harbor,  Guadalcanal , Normandy   and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing. They remember the 50 plus Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention  Vietnam.
  • If you bump into an Old People on the sidewalk he will apologize. If you pass an Old Person on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old People trust strangers and are courtly to women.
  • Old People hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
  • Old People get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children and they don't like any filth or dirty language on TV or in movies.
  • Old People have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless it's about their children or grandchildren.

It's the Old People who know our great country is protected, not by politicians, but by the good Lord Himself who loves us all.

This country needs “Old People” with their work ethic, sense of responsibility, pride in their country and decent values.

We need them now more than ever!  Thank God for Old People! 






Click on the newspaper below to find out what went on the day you were born!








  So Glad You Are Here!!!




Please join with your classmates. This is a new website, and still growing.

If you would like to see something specific, or add to the page...feel

free to send the information to me. I am happy to add items here.

Hope you enjoy this site. It has been created for our class.






Occasionally we all need reminders to "Slow Down"
and Savor the Moments...


   Slow Down Therapy

 1. Slow down; God is still in charge. 
You are not responsible for doing it all yourself,right now. 

2. Remember a happy, peaceful time in your past.
Rest there.
Each moment has richness that takes a lifetime to savor. 

3. Set your own pace.
When someone is pushing you, it's OK to tell them they're pushing. 

4. Take nothing for granted:
watch water flow, the corn grow, the leaves blow, your neighbor mow. 

5. Taste your food.
God gives it to delight as well as to nourish. 

6. Notice the sun and the moon as they rise and set.
They are remarkable for their steady pattern of movement, not their speed. 

7. Quit planning how you're going to use what you know, learn, or possess.
God's gifts just are; be grateful and their purpose will be clear. 

8. When you talk with someone, don't think about what you'll say next.
Thoughts will spring up naturally if you let them. 

9. Talk and play with children.
It will bring out the unhurried little person inside you. 

10. Create a place in your your your heart...
where you can go for quiet and recollection.
You deserve it. 

11. Allow yourself time to be lazy and unproductive.
Rest isn't a luxury; it's a necessity. 

12. Listen to the wind blow.
It carries a message of yesterday and tomorrow-and now.
NOW counts. 

13. Rest on your laurels.
They bring comfort whatever their size, age, or condition. 

14. Talk slower. Talk less. Don't talk.
Communication isn't measured by words. 

15. Give yourself permission to be late sometimes.
Life is for living, not scheduling. 

16. Listen to the song of a bird; the complete song.
Music and nature are gifts,
but only if you are willing to receive them. 

17. Take time just to think.
Action is good and necessary,
but it's fruitful only if we muse, ponder, and mull.

18. Make time for play - the things you like to do.
Whatever your age, your inner child needs re-creation. 

19. Watch and listen to the night sky.
It speaks. 

20. Listen to the words you speak,
especially in prayer. 

21. Learn to stand back and let others take their turn as leaders.
There will always be new opportunities for you to step out in front again. 

22. Divide big jobs into little jobs.
If God took six days to create the universe,
can you hope to do any better? 

23. When you find yourself rushing and anxious, stop.
Ask yourself "WHY?" you are rushing and anxious.
The reasons may improve your self-understanding. 

24. Take time to read the Bible.
Thoughtful reading is enriching reading. 

25. Direct your life with purposeful choices,
not with speed and efficiency.
The best musician is one who plays with expression and meaning,
not the one who finishes first. 

26. Take a day off alone; make a retreat.
You can learn from monks and hermits without becoming one. 

27. Pet a furry friend.
You will give and get the gift of Now. 

28. Work with your hands.
It frees the mind. 

29. Take time to wonder.
Without wonder, life is merely existence. 

30. Sit in the dark.
It will teach you to see and hear, taste and smell. 

31. Once in a while, turn down the lights,
the volume, the throttle, the invitations.
Less really can be more. 

32. Let go.
Nothing is usually the hardest thing to do -
but often it is the best. 

33. Take a walk-but don't go anywhere.
If you walk just to get somewhere, you sacrifice the walking.
34. Count your friends.
If you have one, you are lucky.
If you have more, you are blessed.
Bless them in return.

35. Count your Blessings -
one at a time and slowly...
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Spread the word to any of our classmates you may be in contact with....let them know about this website....urge them to join...trying to get as many here as we can, and we need your help.














Why That Lucky Penny Is Lucky

Posted on Wednesday, August 15 , 2012    Category: Emotional Health

You know that favorite something that you carry around for luck—a favorite fortune cookie message…a well-worn key chain…a beautiful shiny stone. Sometimes you question if you really need it…think about getting rid of it…and wonder if you are too superstitious (or a little obsessed). You’re not. Researchers from the University of Cologne in Germany found that lucky charms do help people perform well—mainly because they boost confidence. They make you believe that you ’ ll do well—and so you do. No harm!


1962 Lincoln Memorial Cent Gem Proof Penny








 Sit down, grab a cup of coffee or "whatever" and browse through

the pages of  OUR class of 1962 website






Most of these were part of our heritage

Cassettes were introduced in 1962

Hee Haw and the Dukes came later in the 70's

But.... All the rest....memories of those years








What Does Your Birth Month Say About You?









Birth Flower

Lily of the valley
Personality and Characteristics attributed to Zodiac Signs


Astrological sign of Taurus
The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve months according to the Gregorian calendar.

Dates: April 21 - May 20

Second Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Bull

Birthstone of Taurus: Emerald

Alternate Birthstones of Taurus: Sapphire, Garnet Agate, and Diamond

Ruling Planet of Taurus: Venus

Ruling Element of Taurus: Earth



Astrological sign of Gemini
The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve months according to the Gregorian calendar.

Dates: May 21 - June 21

Third Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Twins

Birthstone of Gemini: Pearl

Alternate Birthstones of Gemini: Emerald Alexandrite, Agate and Ruby

Ruling Planet of Gemini: Mercury

Ruling Element of Gemini: Air


Pearl Birth Stone

















Angry Happy Birthday Animation



To Those celebrating their MAY Birthday!!! 








If you have Pictures of our High school years that you would like to share, please forward them on so we can add them to our site.







Here's To Thee, Our Alma Mater
Saratoga High;
Long Ago Our Father Flung Her
Banners To The Sky.
White They Chose For Purpose True;
For High Honor, Added Blue;
Now We Pledge Ourselves Anew
To Saratoga High.

When Our High School Days Have Ended,
And We've Said Good-bye,
Still We'll Cherish Fondest Memories
Of Saratoga High.
While Her Colors Wave Above Her,
Students Far And Wide Will Love Her,
May Our Lives Be Worthy Of Her,
Saratoga High.









"It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days."  








The Joys of Aging! 

All the research points to keeping the brain young thru "exercise"...
Here are some sites for some Brain "FUN" and exercise!


Learn-a-new-word-a-Day at




Looking for School photos to add to this site...

Do you have any to share???






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 Ever wonder what happens when you
leave your computer on all night? Click on the
Stick Person above, then click on PLAY & enjoy
this amazing bit of imagination. (There's sound.)



Da Fridge!

     Please share a message! 

Very Easy...clear,drag letters with cursor,click save!

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How long has it been since you looked at our entire Home Page ?
Now, you have !











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