Thursday, December 31, 2009

For the New Year 2010

The paradox of our time, posted by Brian Buffini

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember; say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember; give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember; say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.

- Attributed to a number of sources.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Roosevelt class 72 Looking for additional income?

Craig and Pam (Eaton) Price have begun a business working from home.

We are looking for MOTIVATED individuals to join our team who are willing to work from home to be able to earn a good income and to create a healthier, safer environment in your home at the same time. Call now for an interview to see if you qualify to join our team. 360-470-4920.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Roosevelt class 72 Jazz Nutcracker

The Roosevelt Jazz Band performing Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn's Jazz Nutcracker Dec. 12th and 13th to a sell out crowd. I can see why they were invited to a 2 week tour this coming summer in Europe, which will include the city of Vienna.

Keven Beder

Kevin Beder and I had coffee in Edmonds at the Walnut Cafe. He is the third person from the left. What a memory he has. He went to the 30 year reunion, and has a lot of good memories. I must say that he does have a great philosophy on life. He knows what is important. I am looking forward to our next coffee. - Carl

Kevin Beder Roosevelt class of 1972 - Past The Big "W" Club Board of Directors

Friday, December 4, 2009

Roosevelt class of 73 Someone looking for Pam Pasternak, Robin Swanson

Good morning, I have someone looking for Pam Pasternak "class 72", and two people looking for Robin Swanson "class 73".Please send an e-mail to if you have any info. thank you, Carl Brecht

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Roosevelt Jazz Band performing Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn's Jazz Nutcracker

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE The Roosevelt Jazz Band performing Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn's Jazz Nutcracker Two Performances this year:Sat. Dec. 12th - 7:30pm Sun. Dec. 13th - 2 pm Roosevelt HS Performing Arts Theatre 1410 NE 66th Street, Seattle tickets: Ticket Info line: (206) 526-8460 Adults...$15 Students and Seniors...$12Join us for a warm Seattle tradition! I will be there on Sunday, please come by and say hello. Best wishes to all, Carl Brecht