Waukesha High School
Class of 1955

Our High School is now the
"Les Paul Middle School".

A Lexus mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a LX460 when he spotted a well-known cardiologist in his shop. The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his car when the mechanic shouted across the garage, "Hey Doc, want to take a look at this?" The cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working.

The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, "So Doc, look at this engine. I opened its heart, took the valves out, repaired or replaced anything damaged, and then put everything back in, and when I finished, it worked just like new."

"So how is it that I make $48,000 a year and you make $1.7M, when you and I are doing basically the same work?"

The cardiologist paused, leaned over, and then whispered to the mechanic...

"Try doing it with the engine running."


July, 2022

July was named after the famous Roman general Julius Caesar by the Roman senate; as it was the month he was born in. Julius Caesar was a formidable military general and statesman who was largely responsible for changing the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. The month was previously called Quintilis (Latin for fifth) as it was the fifth month of the 10-month-long ancient Roman calendar.

In early July, a period of time called the "dog days of summer" begins. Historically they were observed within Ancient Roman and Greek astrology and were connected with bad luck, mad dog attacks, unexpected thunderstorms, heat, and drought. They gained their name as "dog days" as they were connected with the star Sirius, which is part of the Canis Major (Greater Dog) star system. Nowadays, "the dog days" refers to when the hottest days of summer begin.

It was in July that the rabies vaccine was first successfully given to a patient. The French microbiologist Louis Pasteur administered the vaccine to a nine-year-old called Joseph Meister on July 6, 1885. The child had been bitten by a rabid dog, and Louis Pasteur, unsure whether the vaccine would be successful, decided it was worth testing. Fortunately for the boy, it worked!

On July 5, 1946, the world's first bikini was unveiled in the famous Piscine Molitor swimming pool in Paris. Just in time for the heat of summer, the bikini was modeled by showgirl Micheline Bernardini. While two-piece forms of swimwear previously existed, none used as little fabric as the bikini.

On July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies declared their independence from the British monarchy. The 4th of July, formally known as Independence Day, has been a federal holiday since 1870 in the United States of America.

July isn't just the month for Independence Day, though. There are plenty of other great holidays observed around the world! July 2nd is World UFO Day, while July 3rd is Stay out of the Sun Day. In the US, July 6th is a pretty delicious day, as it's National Fried Chicken Day! At the end of the month, we also have International Tiger Day on July 29th.

July has some pretty delicious month-long observances, too! In the US, at least there are three, in particular, that stand out - It's National Watermelon Month, National Hot Dog Month, and National Ice Cream Month.

July 1

. National Postal Worker Day
. National U.S. Postage Stamp Day
. National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
. National Gingersnap Day

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Check out the new Problem this month.

Check the birthdays. If you aren't there and should be, tell me.

Send info to George

2021 Waukesha High School Class of 1955