April 2007

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“Except for Ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism & Communism, War Has Never Solved Anything.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

FALLEN WARRIORS – 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  .

EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR OUR TROOPS  
 CLICK FOR OUR TROOPS PG.   

Chris Hill   mailto:armyhill13b@yahoo.com  Patsy Hill Bailey’s nephew currently serving in

Afghanistan

david.curlin@us.army.mil  and  caleb.curlin@us.army.mil  Leeba’s  two sons in Iraq.
 
 Letters from both David and Caleb are now posted on the Troops Pg.


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  .

                    

SEND US STORIES AND PICS OF YOUR TRAVELS

While at Hilton Head in March, Phil drove to Charleston to visit with Susan Lowry.
He and Susan
had good traditional breakfasts - French Toast and Shrimp & Grits - before touring Daniel Island
and downtown Charleston.
Click for pics

 

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 room
111
 
Memories – Send you Central Memories to PAULA

 

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABESPaula 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?"

 

SAY WHAT?!! 

 

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

brink of lunacy. And once you get used to the fact that you live in such an exuberant cesspool,
then the art can begin."           
Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen referring to Florida.

 

Click for the whole, provocative story.                Click for list of "teetering" Tribe mbrs.

 

BE ADVISED
 

Tax time - According to webmaster and staff accountant Phil Aquino, before preparing your ’06 tax
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 WARRIORSfrom Smoke Signals medical advisor Dr. Vinny Boombatz

 

RESEARCH SHOWS MOUTH TO MOUTH LESS VALUABLE IN CPR   Click For Temp. Link

                                  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
Boswell.

                                                  Know these warning signs

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

Now doctors say to recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:  S. T. R.

 S * Ask 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

 

      *DRIVING ETIQUETTE*
      
        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
      when driving.

 

 

FROM THE                   LAUGH TRACK never question a drunk.

 

 

I 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."

 

        SEND US A SHORT BIO ALONG WITH A RECENT PHOTO SO WE CAN PUT

        YOU IN "THE SPOTLITE" . Use this well-done bio from  PINKY as your guide

 


   Phil has been updating the “Bio – Pages” of the best DAMN web-
           site in the World. Spend some time reading up on your fellow
                    Warriors
CLICK FOR PICS   Then send us a recent pic .

 

IN THE NEWS WITH VIEWS send news of new jobs, retirement, kids, grandkids,
ANYTHING OF INTEREST going on in your life to SMOKE SIGNALS

Feb. 13th – By the Numbers 22, 12, 10, 3.

22Leeba’s 22nd grandchild, Lolly Patten Curlin, was born today. If you’re keeping score, that
makes
12 boys and 10 girls. Leeba and John’s son, Howard is scheduled to be deployed to Iraq
toward the end of this summer. That will be the
3rd. son to serve in Iraq. Howard, an ob-gyn will serve
as a General Medical Officer.


Leeba and John have relocated from Jackson, Tn. to Humboldt, Tn. In her letter, Leeba expressed
her appreciation for the emails sent to sons David and Caleb currently serving in Iraq. New pics have
been posted at the bottom of Leeba’s bio page. Click For Pics

Mar. 16thPaula 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. 20thSupperClub. 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 Memphis and the fellowship lasted past nine o’clock. The
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 OUT-OF-TOWNER for more, visit THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL


Mar. 2ndToday’s CA reports the death of Mrs. Martha Merritt of Memphis. Mrs. Merritt is the
mother of Cliff Merritt  Temp. link to Obit and Guest book
.                                                       

March 11thHazel Ward Barnes of Germantown, mother of fallen Warrior George Barnes died
today.     Temp. Link to Obit and Guest Book

 

Mar. 13 wk. Central High School Campus Crime as reported by WMCTV – An admitted vice-lord
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 Memphis. Mrs. Kaminski
is the mother of Michael Kaminsky.  Temp. Link to Obit and Guest book


 

  World's 15 best skylines            Christian inspirationalCarol Lewis         Navy Drill Team

  Beer Goggles-ADULT CONTENT  - Larry Solomon                         Coincidence ? I don't think so.              

  He wouldn't die!                      This gives a whole new meaning to the term 'foot fetish'

 

                                                    HENRY’S CORNER

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
Hollywood. Like the series, it also was introduced with what may be the most recognized opening
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
Chesterfield packages were frequently displayed. L&M sponsored both the radio and the TV
versions of Dragnet.    

 

We 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.  

4077 - 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.