June 2008

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Bumper sticker: I Do Whatever My Rice Krispies Tell Me To.


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   Not planning on attending the Grand Reunion? Here’s what you’ll miss.


June 20th Friday- 6:30 pm, soirée at the Luton-Brewer Estate

catered by the original Leonard’s Bar B Que.


Saturday night – 8pm, dance at Whispering Woods Hotel.

Entertainment provided by Alex Ward with interludes by The Blazers.


The registration forms have been mailed. If you haven’t received it, you can
go to here http://www.centralwarriors.com/pages/replycard.pdf  and follow
the instructions. Let’s get those forms in by June 6th.




View the list of those who have made the commitment.



Claire Schwamm, CHS’63’s connection to the Mable C. Williams class of ’38. Click for temp link


It didn’t occur at Central, but Robert Finlay weighs in with his favorite year and it’s easy to see

why. Click to see why Robt. loved the millenium


Memories – Send you Central Memories to PAULA


Marvin Palmer takes time off from the real estate game to make quite a haul Click for 'Fish story'




“Bootie U95… "The name sounds like some sort of nuclear isotope in a barium enema,
 and it delivers all the flavor the name suggests."

                                         The world's 10 most disgusting beers By Joey Redner, tbt* columnist. See “Links You’ll Love”



After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind
the counter asked me for my driver's license to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized
I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home
and come back later. The woman said,\


 "Unbutton your shirt."

So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair. She said,

"That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me," and she processed my Social Security

When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said,


"You should have dropped your pants... you might have gotten disability, too."


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


These 4 can add fourteen years to your life - regular physical activity, not smoking, five servings
of fruits and vegetables a day, the equivalent of between
half a glass and seven glasses of wine a
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May 17thUpdate from Paula Wicker Hamby on “Sweet Baby James”. Yesterday, Baby James had
tubes placed in his ears, and everything went well. This was his 19th time in the operating room, and
this time we got to take him home instead of staying in the hospital. As far as the ABR hearing test,
the results so far are the same....his right ear is still good, and his left ear has a moderate to severe
loss. We were referred to a speech pathologist, and told that he may need a hearing aid or an fm
system.  Click for pic.


May 25thSupperClub. 20 Warriors and guests dined at Yia, Yia’s in Germantown, on what has to be
one of the best brunches offered in the Memphis area. Our first
SupperClub brunch was a success by
any measure. The food and service was outstanding, though the accommodations were somewhat
cramped. Click for pics


April 25th - Starting off about the size of a basketball, the sinkhole at downtown Memphis’ Central
Station is growing daily. Caused by the collapse of a storm drain 50 feet beneath the surface, the
hole has caused the removal of mail line tracks and the subsequently the rerouting of Amtrak
service, bypassing Memphis. The offending drainpipe was laid in 1897.
Temp link to story.
April 27thJohnie D. Hill, husband of Kay Cross Hill CHS’63, died today in Memphis.


April 29th According to the Commercial Appeal, over 160 gun crimes have been reported on the
campuses of Memphis and Shelby County Schools since 2003 with 15 shootings occurring.


May 1st - Daphne Beasley, the principal of Hollis F. Price Middle College High School instructed
her staff to provide her with the names of all students who are “couples”, heterosexual or homosexual.
The list was then posted where the entire school population had access to it. As a result, two gay
students were outed. Temp link to story.


May 3rd. – As gang investigator Jimmy Chambers briefed faculty and administrators at Dunbar
Elementary School
in Orange Mound, on the dangers of gangs, drugs and guns, the sound of
gunfire interrupted the morning discussion. Chambers looked out a window and saw Illya Benson Jr.,
18, walking down the street firing an assault rifle. When police arrived, they issued Benson a
misdemeanor citation for unlawful possession of a weapon.  Temp. link to story


May 4thJames Edd Pugh, father of Roy Pugh CHS’63, died today in Memphis


May 5thThomas Boggs, CHS’62 died at his Memphis home.


May 5thA You Tube .com video titled "Mitchell High School Memphis ... Rape Dat Ho," has caused
quite a stir in Memphis. The story was also featured on the “O’Reilly Factor” The tape shows an
extremely graphic depiction of sexual activity at a dance in the gym at the Memphis high school.

Temp link to story and video.


May 8th - Today’s C.A. reports the following Health Dept. numbers. In 2005, 36.9% of MCS middle
school students reported having sex. 10.6% did so before age 11. In 2005, 67.1% of MCS high
school students were sexually active. In 2006, 3032 Shelby County girls between the ages of 10-19
reported being pregnant, 77 were between the ages of 10-14.


May 14th♪♫ The Name Game  Today’s C.A. reports that Melontina Clark, 33, is being held
in the Shelby County Jail on $750,000 bond in the death of Paul Tuggle, 31.Temp link


                                             LINKS YOU’LL LOVE
Although Smoke Signals never contains material that would be considered obscene, some links may occasionally
contain a word, image or other content that might be offensive to some. Henceforth, those links will appear BLACK incolor.
10 most disgusting beers.      Guarantees a lump in throat.  Top 10 most valuable cars
HEADLINE-"Great Tits Cope Well with Warming"   MY CURSOR'S ON FIRE!!   Border patrol
Some collect stamps, some coins, then there's Sigurdur Hjartarson On-camera melt downs
How it feels to get shot.         Gives a whole new perspective to "Put a sack over her head."



Speaking of the “Beverly Hillbillies” we were, weren’t we, the show was arguably
the best sitcom of the mid sixties. With 274 episodes running from 1962 to 1971,
Hillbillies rose to the top of the TV ratings in the first three weeks of its debut,
faster than any other show in history. That feat remains a record unmatched to
this day. Even the show’s theme song was a hit, reaching #44 on the charts in 1962.


The plot revolves around family patriarch Jed Clampett (BuddyEbsen) moving from the
Ozark back woods after his gunshot unearths oil on the Bug Tussle property, which served as the family
farm. The family, Jed,
his daughter Elly May, his mother-in-law "Granny" and his nephew Jethro packed
up their belongings and drove their rickety flatbed
1921 Oldsmobile pickup truck to the hills of Beverly.
There a near record 9 seasons of low-brow, absurd but hysterical comedy ensue.


Among the more notable guests appearing on the show were, Paul Winchell, Soupy Sales, Roy Clark,
and Sharon Tate, of the Manson Family murders fame, who appeared in 15 episodes. In 1971, CBS
wishing to shed it’s “rural network” image, cancelled Hillbillies, along with “Green Acres” and
“Petticoat Junction.”

Fallen Warrior – Edward Oliver Bailey Jr., CHS’41 died May 8th at his Memphis home. He was 85.
Long involved in the commercial art scene in Memphis, his greatest claim to fame was the fact that
he held the Ripley’s “Believe it or not” record for the surviving the greatest freefall from an aircraft
without a parachute. The incident occurred during WWII when his B-17 “Flying Fortress” was hit by
German anti-aircraft fire, blowing him free of the plane. He landed in a snow bank and was captured.
Temp link to story. A perfectionist, while serving as the art director at Archer Malmo, Bailey, worked
with our own
Buddy Boswell.

Because of the lower atmospheric pressures, water boils at around 156 degrees F. at the summit of
Mount Everest.

The brother of Lincoln’s assassin saved the president’s son’s life In 1863, Edwin Booth, actor and
the next elder brother of John Wilkes Booth, saved the life of Robert Todd Lincoln when Lincoln
fell between the platform and a moving train at a Jersey City train station. Booth pulled Lincoln
from perilous position.


There is not one shred of evidence to support the allegations that FBI Director J.Edgar Hoover
was a cross dresser. The assertion appeared in the Official and Confidential: The Secret Life
Of J. EDGAR Hoover
in 1993.The source of the allegations was a woman, Susan Rosenstiel with
mob ties and a known hostility toward the bureau.


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