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“Except for Ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism & Communism, War Has Never Solved Anything.”
– In order to properly memorialize our Fallen Warriors,
we are requesting submissions of any appropriate pics that you would like
to see included on their memorial pages. Send pics to Smoke Signals .
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Chris Hill mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Patsy Hill Bailey’s nephew currently serving in
Who Dat Warrior – Winners in what must have been an extremely difficult contest are: mmac,
who, we assume, is Margo Macdonald who correctly identified Paul Sisco. Both Larry Solomon
and Robin Nall correctly identified the second cute kid as Bobby Pepper.
Class pics – Phil is in the process of posting our tribe’s ’61 & ’62
homeroom pics on the Best
Damn Website on the World Wide Web. For a sneak peak Click for pics .
While at Hilton Head in March, Phil drove to
had good traditional breakfasts - French Toast and Shrimp & Grits - before touring
Really bad trip - Our nomadic
traveler Larry Solomon is still on a trip that he would rather not have
taken. He and wife Jo Ann returned from a quick trip to Gatlinburg suffering from a ‘virus’. After not
being able to eat of drink for a number of days, while experiencing extreme abdominal distension
and pain, Larry was diagnosed with a bowel obstruction and underwent emergency surgery on
Monday, March 18. He remains in Bartlett St. Frances Hospital. On Wednesday afternoon, Larry
was doing much
better. The oxygen had been removed and he was waiting to be transferred to
Memories – Send you Central Memories to PAULA
OUT OF THE
MOUTHS OF BABES – Paula Wicker
After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse
and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious,
her patience grew thin. At last she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room,
putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say
with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?"
Not a trace of DNA from any of the lacrosse
players was found on the accuser, though this girl had
more DNA in her than a refrigerator at a fertility clinic. Ann Coulter
A story so bizarre, it receives double billing as both “Say What” and “Links you’ll love”.
"It's not where a stable, honest person comes. … Anybody who lives here is just teetering on the
of lunacy. And once you get used to the fact that you live in such an exuberant
then the art can begin." Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen referring to
Tax time - According
to webmaster and staff accountant Phil Aquino, before preparing your ’06
return, you should check out this link. http://www.snopes.com/business/taxes/excise.asp
Tn.Road Conditions – Via web, http://www.tn511.com/ with links to other states : via phone 511.
An absolute must read - for anyone considering a firearm for home protection! Click For Info.
WARNINGS TO WARRIORS – from Smoke Signals medical advisor Dr. Vinny Boombatz
RESEARCH SHOWS MOUTH TO MOUTH LESS VALUABLE IN
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SOME OF US WILL DIE FROM A STROKE!
This bears repeating. Nationwide, stroke is the
3rd leading cause of death. It recently claimed the life
of Warrior Elaine Barton and has seriously compromised the health of Ronnie Gammon. Others
of our tribe who have survived stroke with less serious effects include Mike Hines and Buddy
Know these warning signs
Now doctors say to recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions: S. T. R.
the individual to SMILE. T * Ask the person to TALK to SPEAK A SIMPLE
SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today) R * Ask him to RAISE BOTH ARMS. NOTE:
Another stroke indicator:: Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it
goes to one side, that also could indicate a stroke. SNOPED
IF A STROKE IS EVEN A POSSIBILITY,
SEEK IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY TREATMENT
TIPS FROM THE REDNECK BOOK OF MANNERS
from Smoke Signals etiquette editor Betty Jo Olive
1 Dim your headlights for approaching vehicles; Even if the
gun is loaded, and the deer is in sight.
2. When approaching a four-way stop, the vehicle with the
largest tires always has the right of way.
3. Never tow another car using panty hose and duct tape.
4. When sending your wife down the road with a gas can, it is
impolite to ask her to bring back more beer.
5. Never relieve yourself from a moving vehicle, especially
FROM THE LAUGH TRACK never question a drunk.
was shopping at the local supermarket where I selected: a half-gallon of 2%
milk, a carton of eggs,
a quart of orange juice, a head of romaine lettuce, a 2 lb. can of coffee, and a 1 lb. package of bacon.
As I was unloading my items on the conveyor belt to check out, a drunk standing behind me
watched as I placed the items in front of the cashier. While the cashier was ringing up the
purchases, the drunk calmly stated, "You must be single." I was a bit startled by this proclamation,
but I was intrigued by the derelict's intuition, since I was indeed single. I looked at the six items on
the belt and saw nothing particularly unusual about my selections that
could have tipped off the drunk to my marital status. Curiosity getting the better of me, I said: "Well,
you know what, you're absolutely right. But how on earth did you know that?” The drunk replied,
"Cause you're ugly."
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Feb. 13th – By the Numbers 22, 12, 10, 3.
22 – Leeba’s
22nd grandchild, Lolly Patten Curlin, was born today. If you’re keeping score,
makes 12 boys and 10 girls. Leeba and John’s son, Howard is scheduled to be deployed to
toward the end of this summer. That will be the 3rd. son to serve in
as a General Medical Officer.
Leeba and John have relocated from
her appreciation for the emails sent to sons David and Caleb currently serving in
been posted at the bottom of Leeba’s bio page. Click For Pics
Mar. 16th – Paula Wicker reports that, after three weeks at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hosp. “Sweet
Baby James” now weighs 3 pounds, his eyesight is reported to be good, he is receiving 21 cc of
food every three hours and he has been removed from the ventilator. Click For Pics.
Mar. 20th – SupperClub. Thirty-three
Warriors and their guests gathered at the Memphis Carrabbas
on Poplar for the first weeknight SupperClub . In addition to the “Regulars”, first time attendees
were: Larry Waddey (CHS’61) with his wife Vicky and Pat Key Gill (CHS’64) and her husband Jim.
The Italian cuisine was among the best in
garlic, on the other hand, lasted until Thursday. Click for Pics.
The next SupperClub promises to again break with tradition with an entirely new time and venue.
Plan to attend!!!
NEWS FOR THE
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Mar. 2nd – Today’s
CA reports the death of Mrs. Martha Merritt of
mother of Cliff Merritt Temp. link to Obit and Guest book
March 11th – Hazel
Ward Barnes of
today. Temp. Link to Obit and Guest Book
Mar. 13 wk.
gang member arrested for setting a fire in a trashcan. A student-on-student assault reportedly took
place at Central.
Mar. 17th. – Today’s CA reports the death of Mrs. Freida W. Kaminski of
is the mother of Michael Kaminsky. Temp. Link to Obit and Guest book
Speaking of “Dragnet” we
were, weren’t we, TMC, from which some of the
following is borrowed, recently aired the 1954 movie Dragnet, which was the
first movie based on a television series. Jack Webb, star of the TV series,
directed the film in which he again reprised his role as the stoic, staccato
speaking, Sgt. Joe Friday. Other notables in the cast were Richard Boone
(Paladin of TV’s Have Gun Will Travel) and Dennis Weaver (Chester Goode of
Gunsmoke). One major draw the film had over the TV series was that the film was shot in color.
Without a doubt, this movie has the most poorly choreographed fight scene in the history of
theme music in film history. The four note dum, de, dum, dum, which, though uncredited in the 50’s
series, was actually taken from Miklos Rozsa’s theme “Danger Ahead” written for the 1946 movie
The Killers. The funniest line in the movie was
uttered by the never-smiling Sgt. Joe Friday while discussing the extremely brutal shotgun slaying
of a mob bagman.
Capt. James Hamilton -“Shotgun, extreme close range, double-O. Starkey was hit four times; first
two cut him in half. Sgt. Friday - “The second two turned him into a crowd.”
In a conspicuous example of product placement, Liggett & Meyers Tobacco products were
prominently and unashamedly shown. Virtually all of the actors were seen smoking cigarettes and
versions of Dragnet.
can’t do it - According To U. of Pitt. regeneration expert Dr.
Stephen Badylak, children up to
about the age of two can consistently regrow lost fingertips. This ability is extremely rare in adults.
- A character from Jimmy Durante’s radio show, Hotbreath
Houlihan was the inspiration for the
unflattering nickname Hotlips Houlihan in both the movie and the TV versions of M*A*S*H.
The poor get richer – For
each $1 spent in federal, state and local taxes, those in the lowest 20%
income bracket receive $8.21 in spending. Those in the top quintile receive $0.41 Click for the story.