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Bumper sticker - Jesus loves you...but everyone else thinks you are an asshole

This is the actual text of a letter once received by then Mayor Dick Hackett

Won’t you help us find more of the 12 remaining-missing Warriors?  CLICK AND GET BUSY

 

FOR THE NEXT FIVE MONTHS WE WILL REDOUBLE OUR EFFORTS TO FIND THESE MISSING WARRIORS. BE PREPARED TO BE INUNDATED WITH Xtras FEATURING ONE OR MORE OF THE MISSING. PLEASE SEND ANY CLUE, NO MATTER HOW SEEMINGLY INSIGNIFICANT, THAT YOU MAY REMEMBER I.E. INFO ON PARENTS, OLD BOY FRIENDS, BEST FRIENDS IN SCHOOL, CHURCH ATTENDED, SIBLINGS, MARRIED NAME, LAST RESIDENCE, PROFESSION, CHILDREN’S NAMES, ETC.

 

SEND  US THOSE HOLIDAY PICS TO BE POSTED HERE!  NOW!

 

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VISIT OUR MAIN BIO PG. AND BE SURE YOUR PIC IS INCLUDED.

Over the course of the last few months, Phil and I have realized that many Warriors have been omitted. We have no way to cross check the directory against the Bio page, other that to do it manually and, being lazy, we wish to avoid that at all costs. If you do find that your pic is missing    CLICK HERE AND 'SEND' . Be a team player and include your bio.

 

 

 


       WARRIORS WE LOST IN 2005

 


 WHILE WE ARE MOURNING THE LOSS OF OUR FRIEND, OTHERS ARE REJOICING TO MEET HIM BEHIND THE VEIL.  
John Taylor

 

                      Paul Jayne – January                                    Charlotte Boillot - August

                      Elaine Barton – February                               Ann Mayton - September

                      John Coleman – March                                 Molly Chambers - December

                      Larry Solomon - April


SAY WHAT?!!

This is a man so cool even his sperm smoke unfiltered Camels.”                                          

                                Michael  Z. Williamson ABOUT Ronnie Barrett creator of the Barrett .50 cal. BMG

 

WARNINGS TO WARRIORS – from Smoke Signals medical advisor Dr. Vinny Boombatz

 

According to Dr. Gott, everyone over the age of 60, that’s us, should consult their physician about the advisability of getting the shingles vaccine.

 

Chocolate, sex and cold cuts can boost your brain. Click for the story Don’t you love medical advances?

 

GUYS, IF YOU DON’T DO ANYTHING ELSE IN 2008, DO THIS

 

“To each and every man....
I cannot encourage you strongly enough to get a DRE (Digital Rectal Exam) and a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test
EVERY YEAR.”  Copied from the Dan Fogelberg web site. On Dec. 16th, Fogelberg succumbed to advanced prostrate cancer.

 

HELPFUL HINTS    From Smoke Signals’ HOMES editor - Mike Blackwell
Continued from the December issue

12.To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.

13.Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan.  Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean.  The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.

14.Eliminate odors in wastebaskets.  Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.

15.Collect cat hair.  Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the lose hairs.

16.Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds.  Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.

17.Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering.  A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

18.Eliminate odors in dirty laundry.  Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

19.Deodorize shoes or sneakers.  Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.

20.Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.

21.Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them.  It will keep them smelling fresh.

 


FROM THE                 LAUGH TRACK

 

 

Three Holy Men and a Bear - Aquino

     A Priest, a Pentecostal Preacher and a Rabbi all served as chaplains to the students of Northern Michigan University in Marquette. They would get together two or three times a week for coffee and to talk shop. One day, someone made the comment that preaching to people isn't really all that hard. A real challenge would be to preach to a bear. One thing led to another and they decided to do an experiment. They would all go out into the woods, find a bear, preach to it, and attempt to convert it. Seven days later, they're all together to discuss their experience.


     Father Flannery, who has his arm in a sling, is on crutches, and has various bandages on his body and limbs, goes first. "Well," he says, "I went into the woods to find me a bear. And when I found him I began to read to him from the Catechism. Well, that bear wanted nothing to do with me and began to slap me around. So I quickly grabbed my holy water, sprinkled him and, Holy Mary Mother of Pearl, he became as gentle a lamb. The bishop is coming out next week to give him first communion and confirmation."

     Reverend Billy Bob spoke next. He was in a wheelchair, with an arm and both legs in casts, and an IV drip. In his best fire and brimstone oratory he claimed, " WELL brothers, you KNOW that we don't sprinkle! I went out and I FOUND me a bear. And then I began to read to my bear from God's HOLY WORD! But that bear wanted nothing to do with me. So I took HOLD of him and we began to wrestle. We wrestled down one hill, UP another and DOWN another until we came to a creek. So I quickly DUNKED him and BAPTIZED his hairy soul. And just like you said, he became as gentle as a lamb. We spent the rest of the day praying

      The Priest and the Reverend both looked down at the Rabbi, who was lying in a hospital bed. He was in a body cast and traction with IV’s and monitors running in and out of him. He was in real bad shape.

   The Rabbi looks up and says, "Looking back on it, circumcision may not have been the best way to start."

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Nov. 16th – Wedding Bells Leo H. McKinnon, class of '60 and Marylu Owings, class of '63 married Nov. 16, 2007. Leo was a good friend of Marylu's brother, John, at Central. They had a few dates and were friends in high school. They went their separate ways and married different people early in life. After 40 plus years, they met again. He was a widower and she a divorcee. They dated three years and married. They couldn't be happier. They are living in east Memphis and have a dog and two cats. Leo is a CPA with his own firm and Marylu works part time at a private school. They both have two grown children. Leo has a son and daughter that both live in Memphis and four grandchildren. Marylu has two sons that live in Wisconsin and has six grandchildren. They plan to attend upcoming Central reunions.

 

Dec. 5th – Molly Chambers Nelson died in Virginia Beach, Va. after a brief illness. Click for more

 

Dec. 14th – SupperClub  A good turnout of Warriors and guests dined on some of the best Bar-B-Que and catfish in the area Friday night, at the Pig-N-Whistle. Two new faces were in the crowd. Becky Key Buchanan, CHS’58, sister of Pat Key Gill promised to become a regular. 7 year-old Bradley Jeans, grandson of Johnny ‘Dark’ and Cynthia Cowgill Dougherty displayed his amazing memory by reciting from the first 34 U.S. presidents.  Click for pics.

We are planning another SupperClub for Mid-February. Planning a trip to Memphis in Feb., plan it around a SupperClub.

 

Dec. 15th – The Deaton’s attend the college graduation of their oldest grandson.  Click for pics

 

Dec. 26th -  The Rev. Mr. Curtis Crenshaw spent a few days in the River City during the holidays.


 NEWS FOR THE OUT-OF-TOWNER for more, visit THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL

 

Dec. 3rd – ♪♫  Everybody have fun tonight Everybody Wang Chung tonight ♪♫  According to Bizjournal.com Memphis ranks 50 th out of the 50 largest metro areas in the country as a place to have fun.      Click for the list.


Dec. 8th - Someone tell Al.  This week, Memphis set a number of record high temps, once
reaching 77.

 

Dec. 14th – CHRISTMAS SMACKDOWN – In keeping with the spirit of the season, 9 Hamilton High students were arrested for their involvement in a melee at the school.

 

Dec. 29th – A record 63,816 fans watched Miss. State beat the Univ. of Central Fla. 10-3 in the
49th annual Liberty Bowl  Click for more

 

 Jan. 1st  - Today’s CA reports that Joey Cooper, convicted on Federal money laundering charges, has had his sentencing rescheduled to May 1.  Click for temp. link

 

Jan. 1st – Now that’s better.  Memphis’ criminal homicide rate for 2007 stands at 132 vs,149 for 2006.The “Criminal Homicide” rate does not include “justifiable killings”.

 

 



LINKS YOU’LL LOVE

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3364 TV theme songs.  Listen to Memphis Soul aquino    Or listen to ANY music! beeman

The 10 most evil men in history  10 Most memorable quotes for '07   7 myths that even MDs believe

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                                               HENRY’S CORNER                                                                                                                           Speaking of Ross Bagdasarian, we were, weren’t we? You may recognize the name of his alter ego, David Seville. Still not striking a familiar note? How about Simon, Alvin and Theodore, three chipmunks who, over the decades, have stared in Movies, TV and records.  They had their own prime-time animated TV show in the ’60, and in the ’80, they stared in a cartoon series.


Ross Sr. named the diminutive rodents after two Liberty Records executives, Alvin Bennitt, Simon Waronker and Liberty’s recording engineer Theodore Keep. The ‘Alvin’ character was based on son Adam who was 4 at the time. Adam had the propensity to raise his dad’s blood pressure in the same way that ‘Alvin’ does. Their first recording was “The Chipmunk Song” which reached number one on the charts, after its 1958 release on Liberty Records. As David Seville, Ross Sr. also had a number one hit with Witch Doctor in 1958. In addition to his music, he appeared in Stalag 17, Viva Sapata and Rear Window. He also co-wrote “Come On-A My House
which became a hit for Rosemary Clooney in 1951.

 

Ross Sr., a lifetime heavy smoker, died on Super Bowl Sunday, 1972.Oldest son Ross Jr. resurrected the act. This Christmas season saw the release of the movie Alvin and the Chipmunks which was produced by Ross Jr.

                                                                     
The most often quoted movie line -     "I'll be back" - The Terminator     Click for the other 9         
 
Globally, the illegal drug market is bigger than the oil market.    
 
According to WREG-TV, in the last 127 years, Memphis has experienced snow falling on Christmas only 8 times, 1913,1914,1918,1926,1948,1975,1980, and 1992. With the only accumulation occurring in 1913.
 
IMPORTANT LINKS ON THE CHS WEBSITE

Check for our news page.  CLICK FOR NEWS

Email addresses for our troops.   CLICK FOR OUR TROOPS PG.    
Our tribe’s ’61 & ’62 homeroom pics. CLICK FOR PICS

Alumni page for warriors of all years.  CLICK FOR ALUMNI PAGE
Send us your thoughts   CLICK FOR OPINION PAGE

Send us some laughs CLICK FOR LAUGH PAGE.