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Name: Mitch Lavelett
E-mail:
mlavelett@yahoo.com
Telephone: 303-404-3343
Comments: You Might Be A Knight If...

You remember The Shadows of The Night version of "Gloria", as well as
Van Morrison's version.

You remember Pat's Fine Food at Broadway and Baseline, and the Tuna
and Cheese Frenchies at King's Fine Food at 28th and Walnut,
especially after games.

You remember the Colorado Book Store when it was on 13th St. in the
middle of the block across from Tulagis, and you may have actually
bought CU decals that you dip in warm water to put on a car window. 
You may still have those decals and never put them on anything.  Plus
you remember the Sink bouncers yelling "keep your hands off the
pipes", or the Astronauts playing at Tulagi's.

You remember when Crossroads Shopping Center first opened and the
S.S. Kresge store was a big highlight.

You remember the Holiday Drive In Theatre was at 30th and Colorado,

You might have listened to a spiel for water softener for your house
and had to throw the guy out of your house because he would not leave
without yes for an answer.  Or for a land/condo deal for a free set
of steak knives, and still never bought into it.

You remember the Green Mountain Grainery at 9th and Arapahoe, and
actually bought some sunflower seeds there.

Attended a summer concert in the mountains where the place was packed
with hippies, the food was just like Woodstock, and anti war protests
were going on.

You can joke around with someone on e-mail, that you haven't seen in 40 years.

You might spend 2 1/2 hours on the phone, with someone that went to
Boulder High, talking about old times, just to develop a lead on a
lost classmate.

You think about giving up on finding a name, when someone calls out
of the clear blue with information on someone you have been looking
for, for 4 months.

You remember stories about classmates that might be better left unsaid.

You can write stories in the Message Board section, but most
everybody else does not understand the sense of humor.

You might have a member of the Class named Chuck Berry, and all you
can think of is "Sweet Little 16."

You remember that most of the women in the class were pretty good
looking, even if they didn't seem that way in 1966.

You would be told to relax, when really being concerned about being
politically correct.

You remember when Boulder Sporting Goods was on Broadway, just north
of Walnut, where a lot of letter jackets were sold, and you can
actually still wear your jacket without ripping off the buttons.

 
 Black and White
(Under age 40...? You won't understand)


You could hardly see for all the snow,

Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.

Pull a chair up to the TV set,

"Good Night, David."

"Good Night, Chet."

Depending on the channel you tuned,

You got Rob and Laura or Ward and June.


It felt so good. It felt so right.

Life looked better in black and white.



I Love Lucy, The Real McCoys,

Dennis the Menace, the Cleaver boys,


Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train,

Superman, Jimmy and Lois Lane.

Father Knows Best, Patty Duke,

Rin Tin Tin and Lassie too,


Donna Reed on Thursday night! --

Life looked better in black and white.

I wanna go back to black and white.

Everything always turned out right.

Simple people, simple lives...

Good guys always won the fights.


Now nothing is the way it seems,

In living color on the TV screen.

Too many murders, too many fights,

I wanna go back to black and white.


In God they trusted, alone in bed they slept,

A promise made was a promise kept.

They never cussed or broke their vows.

They'd never make the network now.


But if I could, I'd rather be

In a TV town in '53.

It felt so good. It felt so right.

Life looked better in black and white.

I'd trade all the channels on the satellite,

If I could just turn back the clock tonight.

To when everybody knew wrong from right.
Life was better in black and white!



Pass this to someone (over age 40, of course), and brighten their day by helping them to remember that life's most simple pleasures are very often the best.!!




 


Sent by Mr. Lavelett, a collector of strange information,

Subject: A number of strange facts about your world...

 Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only ... Ladies Forbidden"... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

 In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb"

 The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

 Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

 Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

 Coca-Cola was originally green.

 
It is impossible to lick your elbow.

 The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

 The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)

 The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

 The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

 The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

 Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

 The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

 The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

 Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds - Julius Caesar

 
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

 If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

 Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

 Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?

A. Their birthplace

 Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?

A. Obsession

 Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?

A. One thousand

 Q. What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?

A. All invented by women.

 Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey

 Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?

A. Father's Day

 In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase ..... "good night, sleep tight."

 It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month - which we know today as the honeymoon.

 In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down."

It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"

 Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired.

 ---- AND FINALLY ---

 At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

Name: Mitch Lavelett
E-mail:
mlavelett@yahoo.com
Telephone: 303-404-3343
Comments: You Might Be A Knight If...

You remember The Shadows of The Night version of "Gloria", as well as
Van Morrison's version.

You remember Pat's Fine Food at Broadway and Baseline, and the Tuna
and Cheese Frenchies at King's Fine Food at 28th and Walnut,
especially after games.

You remember the Colorado Book Store when it was on 13th St. in the
middle of the block across from Tulagis, and you may have actually
bought CU decals that you dip in warm water to put on a car window. 
You may still have those decals and never put them on anything.  Plus
you remember the Sink bouncers yelling "keep your hands off the
pipes", or the Astronauts playing at Tulagi's.

You remember when Crossroads Shopping Center first opened and the
S.S. Kresge store was a big highlight.

You remember the Holiday Drive In Theatre was at 30th and Colorado,

You might have listened to a spiel for water softener for your house
and had to throw the guy out of your house because he would not leave
without yes for an answer.  Or for a land/condo deal for a free set
of steak knives, and still never bought into it.

You remember the Green Mountain Grainery at 9th and Arapahoe, and
actually bought some sunflower seeds there.

Attended a summer concert in the mountains where the place was packed
with hippies, the food was just like Woodstock, and anti war protests
were going on.

You can joke around with someone on e-mail, that you haven't seen in 40 years.

You might spend 2 1/2 hours on the phone, with someone that went to
Boulder High, talking about old times, just to develop a lead on a
lost classmate.

You think about giving up on finding a name, when someone calls out
of the clear blue with information on someone you have been looking
for, for 4 months.

You remember stories about classmates that might be better left unsaid.

You can write stories in the Message Board section, but most
everybody else does not understand the sense of humor.

You might have a member of the Class named Chuck Berry, and all you
can think of is "Sweet Little 16."

You remember that most of the women in the class were pretty good
looking, even if they didn't seem that way in 1966.

You would be told to relax, when really being concerned about being
politically correct.

You remember when Boulder Sporting Goods was on Broadway, just north
of Walnut, where a lot of letter jackets were sold, and you can
actually still wear your jacket without ripping off the buttons.

This is a story for an even older class than ours, but one day...

Julie Andrews Turns 69,  
 
 To commemorate her birthday ,  actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at   Manhattan's Radio  City Music Hall for the benefit of  the AARP. One of the musical  numbers she performed was 'My Favorite Things'  from the  legendary movie 'Sound Of Music'.  
Here are the  lyrics she used: 
 
  (Sing It!
-  If  you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!)  
  
Botox and  nose drops and needles for knitting,
 Walkers and handrails  and new dental fittings,
 Bundles of magazines tied up in  string,
   These are a few of my favorite things.  
 
 Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and  glasses,
 Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,  
 Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,  
   These are a few of my favorite things.  
 
 When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,  
  When the knees go bad,
 I simply remember  my favorite things,
      And then  I don't feel so bad.
 
 Hot tea and crumpets and  corn pads for bunions,
 No spicy hot food or food cooked  with onions,
 Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they  bring,
     These are a few of my  favorite things.
 
 Back pain, confused brains and  no need for sinnin',
 Thin bones and fractures and hair  that is thinnin',   
 And we won't mention our  short shrunken frames,
   When we remember our  favorite things.
 
 When the joints ache, When the  hips break,
      When the eyes  grow dim,
  Then I remember the great life I've had,  
       And then I don't feel  so bad. 
 

  

  > > > > > > > > >  > > > > > > > > > > > > >   


(Ms. Andrews received  a standing ovation from the crowd
 That lasted over four minutes and repeated
   encores. 


This is a story taken from Classmates.com of a fellow Fairview graduate, not from our class, but a year ahead of us...Eric Singer, mostly remembered by us as one of our great gymnasts...but read the rest of the story: 

To my classmates and friends from then and now,I will acknowledege that I have MS and am doing great,no relapses in over a year(knock on wood) I have tried to not refleck on this situation,but as time goes on I have begun to see it as a learning experience,growth both personally as well as spiritually. Some of you know I ws fortunate enough to be hired as West German National Coach to train the World and Olympic gymnasts. Wow what a rede,lifev experience and chance to see the world without joining the Navy. This was the best and yet most stressful time in my life. The weight of a country's qualification to the Olympics,World and European Championships resting on my shoulders,every decision can effect thousands of children and millions of federal money for the teams. After returning from Germany,I had retired from coaching,well so I thought. I ended up moving to South Florida with my new German wife. I got a boat and went fishing,ocean cruising etc.Long story short,a gymnast found out were I was and I went back with wife in tow to a private Gymnastics school. Having a great deal of success,and now divorced. I retired again,moved north to a school in Charlotte,N.C.I opened my own gym schools in the area,grew to over 1000 students and also became an official training center for some German Gymnasts.Hosted numerous teams from Russia,Romania,China,Mexico,to name a few. Then the start of my MS symtoms,forcing me to totally retire from coaching.Sold the schools.Was in an out of hospitals for 4 years until the MS was finally diagnosed Well, I am just getting over completing my PhD in Organizational Leadership (psychology) This has only come about due to extreme boredom,appetite for abuse or self torture. That being said,I had a great time writing a very "out of the box" dissertation. Thanks to a great deal of guidance and some hard sales,my advisor allowed me to do my topic. Now for all that is somewhat personal,as you all know my ex-wife Peggy died and left me with the feeling of loss and awareness of the way our lives change in a split second. With this new found awareness,I promptly fell 38' onto my back and broke it in 8 places. Thanks to my Coach Mr. White,his constant reminders that the head should not be for landings. I did survive even with me coding twice on the way to Charlotte(45 min) I suppose I wasn't totallyon board with the new direction I should be taking. After a month of rehab and many thanks to a very progressive doctor,nosurgery. As we all age,think before you do anything,unhealthy,illegal or stupid,the latter has been my downfall. Please do realize the factors of physical age and the image we all carry with us,mine seems to have been somewhere between soph and jr. year at CU. Currently doing consulting and some life coaching. Single and not really enjoying it,but it is what it is. Great news being I finished my PhD in Psychology last year and have been working on the clinical aspects. Hope to complete this in the fall so I can start working on my license.