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SMOKE SIGNALS has begun a new series called “Spotlite On”. Each month we hope to
feature a couple of paragraphs of a ’63 Warrior’s biography along with a recent picture. The first
paragraph should succinctly bring readers up to date on what you’ve done since May ’63. The
second paragraph should detail what’s going on currently in your life, including, but not limited to:
kids, grandkids, current interests, jobs etc. We would prefer a RECENT PIC limited to just the
Warrior or the Warrior and a significant other. Scanned pics should be approximately 1 inch by 1

and a half inches and sent to BOZ . If scanning cannot be done, email BOZ for mailing instructions.
   THE SUCCESS OF THIS SERIES             DEPENDS ON YOU. PLEASE MAKE IT WORK!

 

                                                                          

      This month's spotlite is on Buddy Boswell. Read his bio CLICK FOR BIO

                       

From the Laugh Track
The Natl. Transportation Safety Bd. Recently divulged that they had “covertly” funded a
project whereby US automakers installed ‘black box’ devices in selected four-wheel drive trucks
and SUVs. The object of the study was to determine what occurs in the final seconds of a
fatal crash.

 

They found that in 63% of the crashes, the final words heard were,“OH S#*T!” In 32% of the
crashes, primarily in Texas, Ga., Tenn., La., and Miss. The final words were “Here, hold my beer
I'm gonna try something."


MEMORIES - Send your Central memory to Paula

As most of us will reach the age of 60 soon, send a couple of pics of your
celebration, if available, along with a short narrative to
PHIL

           

Say What?!!

"If crime went down one hundred percent, it would still be fifty times higher than it should be"
                                                                     Councilman John Bowman, Washington,D.C.

In the News,  NOW WITH VIEWS

           

Marcia McCall Wunderlich, principal of the Memphis Downtown School is visited by the
Episcopal Church Women who adopted the school in 2005. The school was the recipient
of school supplies and support for the ’04-’05 school year. CLICK FOR PICS

 

Ms.Martha Wallace celebrated 50 years with ZetaTau Alpha. CLICK FOR PICS

             

Dec. 29 – A Child is born

Mickey Emmons and his wife, Jill, became first-time grandparents with the birth of Alafair
Marie Persons to Amanda Emmons Persons. Mother and child are fine.

           

Jan. 8 – Prominent Memphis political figure, Elmon Odell Baker, died at Baptist Hospital at the age
of 82. Mr. Baker was credited with registering as many as 40,000 voters, most at his furniture
store on Quince near Perkins. Pres. Geo. Bush named him one of Memphis’ 1,000 Points of Light
in 1990. Mr. Baker was the father of Janis Baker Powell CHS ’63. TEMP LINK

 

“No, no. I hate lawyers. I only work for them"… Erin Brockovich

Carol Lewis Towler began working, part-time, for an Ocala, Fl. attorney in mid-January.

 

Feb. 10 – Larry Solomon is scheduled to have a total knee replacement at St. Francis Hospital in
Memphis.

Larry, check that bill.

Just had to pass this along – Bob Pepper

After a decade of erosive arthritis and the attendant pain, stress fractures and sciatica, I decided
to have a total knee replacement. Everything went extremely well and after a short hospital stay,
I returned home. My wife, Lynn and I speculated on the amount of the bill, and we settled on
about $30,000.Imagine our surprise when it came in at $52,000. Lynn suggested that I request
an itemized invoice, which I did. The bill, which was broken into various categories, contained a
number of obvious mistakes; charges for days prior to admission, blood that I had donated
myself, etc. The category I was most interested in was SUPPLY/ IMPLANTS. There were the
itemized costs of the cement, one grand, the various appliances for the tibia, femur, patella, etc.
which totaled $12,560 and the “penile prosthcylinder $18,900.” Lynn’s first comment...”You’re
due a refund!”

On the follow-up visit with my surgeon, I showed him the bill and asked if that was what it ap-
peared to be, or was it actually a part of the knee implant.He took a seat and studied the bill for
a minute or two and said that it’s what it appears to be; an inflatable device for a man with ED.
He then told of a patient who had an ACL repair and the hospital billed him for a finger amputa-
tion. For months, the man went round and around with the hospital until finally, the man went
to the billing office, put both hands on their glass window and insisted that they count his fingers.
Thankfully, I didn’t have to do that. One phone call was all it took.

 

Web Master – Phil Aquino’s hurting. He wants more BIOS, pics of PAST reunions, and
narratives of experiences revolving around our “Fallen Warriors” as he continues to revamp
the WORLD's BEST WEB SITE. Email pics as an JPEG attachment to PHIL If you can’t scan
pics, contact
BOZ

 

News For the Out-Of-Towner for more, visit Commercial Appeal

Rose Gillespie, former music teacher at Fairview Jr. High, is retiring after 35 years as the organist 
at Central Christian Church, midtown.

 

Dec. 31, 1955 – Hoyte Wooten’s WREC began broadcasting from the basement of the
Peabody Hotel. In 1962, the station was sold to Cole’s broadcasting. It became known as
WREG to distinguish it from the radio station.  Many of the former on-air personalities, including
Russ Hodge and Fred Cook appeared on a thirty-minute special celebrating a half-century of
broadcasting.  Long-time news anchor, Jerry Tate, announced that he’ll retire the first of
January ’06 to accept a position with the Town of Collierville.  According to the special, the
original call letters, WREC, stood for Wooten’s Radio Electronic Corp. 

 

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