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Marsha Draper Fryer posted a message. New comment added.
Sep
20
Sep 20, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Posted on: Sep 19, 2020 at 5:23 PM

Perhaps some of you have seen this, but it’s a good reminder!

"For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. When you are 14, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday with 22 million people killed. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until you are 20. Fifty million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million.

When you're 29, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, global GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy. When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren’t even over the hill yet.

When you're 41, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war and the Holocaust kills six million. At 52, the Korean War starts and five million perish.

At 64 the Vietnam War begins, and it doesn’t end for many years. Four million people die in that conflict. Approaching your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, could well have ended. Great leaders prevented that from happening.

As you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends. Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How do you survive all of that? A kid in 1985 didn’t think their 85 year old grandparent understood how hard school was. Yet those grandparents (and now great grandparents) survived through everything listed above.

Perspective is an amazing art. Let’s try and keep things in perspective. Let’s be smart, help each other out, and we will get through all of this. In the history of the world, there has never been a storm that lasted. This too, shall pass."

Photo by Lewis Hine

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Brent Long posted a message. New comment added.
Sep
19
Sep 19, 2020 at 5:35 PM

Posted on: Sep 19, 2020 at 11:06 AM

Happy Birthday wishes to you, Bob !!!
Take care, Classmate!!!

Sep 19, 2020 at 11:17 AM
Marsha Draper Fryer posted a message. New comment added.
Sep
11
Sep 11, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Posted on: Sep 07, 2020 at 11:33 AM

I made a new “Ram Friend!” Found him up Ogden Canyon, near Pineview Reservoir. Very cool!

Val Dunn has a birthday today. New comment added.
Sep
10
Sep 10, 2020 at 2:31 PM

Posted on: Sep 01, 2020 at 2:33 AM

Brent Long posted a message. New comment added.
Sep
01
Sep 01, 2020 at 11:14 AM

Posted on: Aug 29, 2020 at 2:20 PM

Best wishes for a Happy Birthday, Alan !!
You're a tough guy thats survived a lotta crap & have done so many wonderful things helping others!!
I hope you're fending off the CV-19 & will be having a good day !!
Take care, Classmate!!

Brent Long posted a message. New comment added.
Sep 01, 2020 at 11:11 AM

Posted on: Aug 31, 2020 at 9:12 AM

Happy Birthday to Mr. Lynn Summethays !!!
I was unable to post anything on his page, so best wishes for a wonderful day of isolation celebrating another fabulous year !!
Take care, Classmate!!!

Brent Long posted a message.
Aug
26
Aug 26, 2020 at 1:25 PM

Happy Birthday, Randy !!!
Best wishes for a healthy, happy, fun day !!!
Take care as always, Classmate!!!

Brent Long posted a message. New comment added.
Aug
22
Aug 22, 2020 at 2:56 PM

Posted on: Aug 22, 2020 at 12:04 PM

Happy Birthday, Kristine !!!
I hope your day will be filled with joy, good health & fun !!!
Take care, Classmate!!!

Brent Long posted a message.
Aug
21
Aug 21, 2020 at 1:12 PM

Happy Birthday, Paul !!
I hope you're well & have a great day planned celebrating !!
Take care, Classmate!!

Marsha Draper Fryer posted a message. New comment added.
Aug
19
Aug 19, 2020 at 8:23 PM

Posted on: Aug 10, 2020 at 11:27 AM

Cordell, I just learned of Julie’s passing. Please know my heartfelt sympathy is coming your way for you & your family. Losing a spouse truly leaves a void in your life, and I pray your memories and faith will carry you through. Sometimes we don’t have a choice but to just go a day at a time, but I pray you may find comfort in those days. Take care, my friend.

Brent Long posted a message.
Aug
18
Aug 18, 2020 at 8:48 PM

Happy belated Birthday, Greg !!!
I missed a bunch of Classmates when my system was down so I'm trying to catch up !!!
I hope you had a fun celebration & healthy day !!
Take care, Classmate!!!

Marsha Draper Fryer posted a message. New comment added.
Aug
14
Aug 14, 2020 at 4:39 PM

Posted on: Aug 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM

Oh my goodness! My apologies to all of you that have been trying to get on the website with no luck! There was a problem with the domain syncing with the website, but I have taken care of it. Happy messaging to all your ram partners!! Love to all!

Brent Long posted a message. New comment added.
Aug
11
Aug 11, 2020 at 1:40 PM

Posted on: Aug 09, 2020 at 11:54 AM

Happy Birthday, Sheri !!
I hope you're well & have a fun, safe day planned !
Take care, Classmate !!

Brent Long posted a message. New comment added.
Aug 11, 2020 at 9:45 AM

Posted on: Aug 08, 2020 at 11:29 AM

Oh Cordell, please know my heart aches after learning of the passing of your sweet Julie !!!
I can't even imagine the pain in your heart !!
Your Classmates will be praying for you & the kids, knowing you will be reunited again !!
Take care my friend !!!