May 2007


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 Bumper sticker - Impotence.-.Nature's way of saying "No hard feelings,"



                           KEEP UP WITH THE WARRIOR NEWS, ADD OUR BLOG TO
                           YOUR “FAVORITES” AND CHECK IT DAILY!!  


Also, periodically check YOUR BIO PAGE on our web site for comments

left for you. You have sent us a bio, haven’t you? Click for bio pg.



Class pics Phil has posted our tribe’s ’61 & ’62 homeroom pics. Click for pics  .



The Reverend Mr. John Meeks left April 18th to go to Branson, MO, to attend a reunion of his US
Army Combat Engineer unit that he served with in  Vietnam.  It will be the first time he has seen any
of his old unit since 1967. Also see “IN THE NEWS WITH VIEWS”

It’s A Despicable and Dastardly Deed that Duncan Done.


Not since Smoke Signals ran the story of Bwana Boz, the coon killer, have we received the flood of
emails that the Xtra regarding the ebay auction of Iris Duncan’s ’63 Central Yearbook generated.
After this story broke, we dispatched our investigative reporter Carl Kolchak to Navarre, Fl. to get Ms.
Duncan’s comments. According to Ms. Duncan “ The
book must have inadvertently gotten caught
up in an estate sale.”   Click For Mug Shot.


After the last grand reunion, Mary Ann Vlahos, widow of Paul Vlahos (CHS'65) donated a near
pristine 63 yearbook, which we will auction in the not too distant future.

                           Author, Author, Cricket’s Hubby Pens Novel

Rosalee Baker’s husband, Rod Wallsmith' first novel, BOOZE, BLOOD and JUSTICE has just
been published. It is a fictionalized account of an actual event that occurred in West Tennessee in
the late '60's. It is available at, or can be ordered through
your local, favorite bookstore. Cricket promises that it is a real "PAGE-TURNER". Rod has begun
work on a sequel.

                                     WHO DAT WARRIOR?


What classmate would climb Mt. Kilimanjaro , yeah, the one in Africa, with their son in tow. Here’s a
clue. The classmate is female. Still stumped?
Click and guess!


               Vote in the 2008 Presidential Poll  CLICK TO VOTE


Memories – Send you Central Memories to PAULA


 Click for alumni page

"I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting."                                   
Sheryl Crow                   

And from the “Don’t do as I do. Do as I say do” file, this from the NY Post


SHERYL Crow should eat crow. The save-the-environment rocker who's on a "Stop Global Warming
College Tour" with Laurie David and just proposed a limit on toilet paper usage is a big gas-guzzler.
Her performance rider demands for each show include three tractor-trailers, four buses and six cars
for her entourage, reports. She also insists on 12 bottles of Grolsch beer, six
bottles of "local" beer and a bottle each of "good Australian Cabernet" and "good Merlot." Crow's flack
said the rider was "an old one from 10 years ago" but declined to show us a current one.

Doesn’t she realize that the grain used to make her booze could have been used instead to produce biofuel? - Ed.


BE ADVISED - A panic alarm, always at your fingertips from Phil Aquino

Consider this. Most recent model automobiles come with a key fob containing a panic alarm button.
In addition to having your finger on this button while walking to and from you car; keep it close at
hand while around the house. These alarms can usually be activated from a considerable distance
from the car. Thus, be prepared to use it in the event of a home invasion. Leave it bedside at night.
Once activated, these annoying alarms can easily be heard from inside a closed garage. It is almost
guaranteed to frighten off an intruder while summonsing curious neighbors.

WARNINGS TO WARRIORSfrom Smoke Signals medical advisor Dr. Vinny Boombatz

Reeder Dowdy sends these words of advice to women, who may experience heart attack symptoms
entirely different from men.


While not having eaten any food, the feeling that you’ve swallowed a golf ball that’s slowly and
painfully moving down the esophagus.

Squeezing motions racing up the spine and under the sternum.


Discomfort spreading into the throat and jaw.


If you experience any of these, first and foremost CALL FOR AN AMBULANCE! Don’t try to drive.
Don’t let someone else drive. CALL FOR AN AMBULANCE!!


                            April is National Donate Life Month

                                         Be an organ donor



HELPFUL HINTS    From Smoke Signals’ HOMES editor - Mike Blackwell

After drying my sheets, I put both sheets and one pillowcase in the other pillowcase. Fold neatly in
a square. Next time you change sheets, you just take the one pillowcase and all the sheets and
pillowcases are inside. No need to look for matches.



FROM THE                       LAUGH TRACK from Larry Solomon a fitting tribute to his sense of humor



The ULTIMATE in Women's Body Piercing...

Men all over the country are urging their wives and sweethearts to get this 'chic' procedure. The going
rate on the east coast now exceeds $10,000. Many men feel it is worth it.
Click for pic


                                     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


                                            See What Margaret Elna Sullivan has been doing for the past 44             

                                            years. Years that have been Very Good to Margaret! Click for pics


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


Sweet Baby James – New Photos posted of Paula Wicker Hamby’s grandson    Click For Pics


“Mr. Magic” -  Dick Williams, whose TV show Magic Land holds the Guinness’ record for the longest

running TV magic show, needs your help after suffering a fall Click for the story


From R.N. to P.P.G. – From our Stranger Things Have Happened files, Vera Bailey O’neal has

hung up her stethoscope and grabbed a paintbrush. Vera left the river city and her profession as

a registered nurse and moved to the ‘Redneck Riviera’, Gulf Shores, Ala. She and her daughter run
a Porter Paint (PPG) store in Fairhope, Ala. She hopes that any of our class who plans a trip to the
area will call her. Her phone number is 251-968-5882, E-address


The ‘Gang of 14’ now 13 – In what can only be described as fortuitous web surfing, Kenneth Herman
stumbled upon our “Missing Warriors” page, only to see the name of his wife Margaret Sullivan.
See “In the Spotlite” above.


Why don’t you help us find more of the 13 remaining missing Warriors? CLICK AND GET BUSY!


Does anybody really know what time it is? – Bettye Jo Olive Johnson

At three minutes and four seconds after 2 AM on the 6th of May this year, the time and date will be 
02:03:04 05/06/07. This will never happen again.
Also, about our next Grand Reunion. You can
see exactly how long you have to wait Check the blog for more!



Go west young man – The Reverend Mr. John Meeks has moved from the relative safety of Moscow
Tn. to the Kimball-Prescott area of Memphis, where he will pastor St. Matthew’s United Methodist


Roma Leah Trobaugh Allen’s son David, who graduates from Virginia Tech in May, was scheduled
to attend classes Tuesday in the very Norris Hall rooms where the shooting tragedy took place. With
a 3.6 GPA David opted out of finals, but still retains that HOKIE spirit.           Check the blog for more!


Sucky Service – A recent MSN-ZOGBY Customer Hall of Shame poll ranked COMCAST as the 3rd
worst. Coming in 1st – Sprint, 2nd – Bank of America. In 4th place Time-Warner Cable.




April 2nd – Today’s CA reports the death of Henry Clay Nall III in Memphis. Mr. Nall is the father of
Robin Nall Smith Click For Temp. Link to Obit and Guest Book

Where fore art thou, Global Warming – According to WREG-TV, On April 5, 1893, Memphis recorded
the earliest occurrence of a 90-degree temperature.
The WREG-TV forecast for April 5, 2007 called
for a low of 38 with snow flurries.Thankfully, they were wrong. During the first week of April, 2007
Memphis experienced a number of record low temps.

We’re number 2! - A recent CA article rated Memphis second nationally in the number of corrupt
public officials per capita, behind Washington D.C. In recognition of this achievement, a website has
been created offering commemoratives with some of the better-known colloquialisms printed there on.
Click for More


April 15th – Larry Solomon died in Memphis. Visit his memorial page and leave some memories of
a Warrior who loved everybody and was loved by all.  Click and leave a comment

April 25th – Even the cops aren’t safe. A Wake County, N.C., S.W.A.T. team in transit to Little Rock,
Ar. stopped for a little taste of Memphis, and got a belly-full. As the men-in-blue dined on Bar-B-Que
at Interstate Bar-B-Que on South Third, some denizens of the dark, driving an SUV stolen from a
Tunica casino, broke into their van. Among the eight weapons stolen were three full-auto assault rifles
along with a cache of ammo. As of today, all but two Sig pistols have been recovered.


Where fore art thou, Global Warming, re dux – Gov. Phil Bredesen has asked the USDA to declare
all of Tn’s 95 counties as disaster areas because of crop damage caused by the unusually late
freeze. Experts predict that all of Tn’s apples, peaches, and pears, along with most winter wheat
were destroyed.


By the numbers 28,4628 the all time record low in Memphis for the month of April, set on April 9,
2007. 46 the number of murders in Memphis as of April 28, 2007


                                                      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 in color.

The Wrong Army - Mouse   When "NO!!" just isn't enough         Our lives in 5 min. Patsy Sims

Falls in a pile of S#*T, comes out smelling like a rose.

17 yr-old opens can of whup arse on 4 thugs                            Better Living thru... GAZING?

Another GREAT trip backChuck King     Christian InspirationalSusan Gray                 Drum beat



                               HENRY’S CORNER

 Speaking of Jay and the Americans, we were, weren’t we? The group, with   
 lead singer John Traynor, began as six classmates from Long Island calling
themselves “The Harbor Lites” In 1959, they released a local hit “Is It Too   
Much Too Ask”. In 1960, they signed with record moguls Jerry Leiber and Mike
Stoller. United Artist wanted to name the group Blinky Jones and the Americans,
but Traynor convinced them to use his nickname “Jay”. In 1963, after their single “She Cried” charted
at #5, Traynor left the group and was replaced by David Blatt AKA David Black., AKA Jay Black. In
Oct. of ’64, “Come A Little Bit Closer” became their highest charting single at #3. They changed their
musical approach and began covering popular singles beginning with the beautiful “Cara Mia”, which
is probably their most remembered hit, charting at #4 in ’65. Their last single was a cover of the
Drifter’s “There Goes My Baby” in ’71. During their career, Jay and the Americans produced 10 singles
that charted in the top 40.  Court rulings have prevented Black from touring as “Jay and the Americans”
but allow Jay Black and the Americans. 

The Internet hosts approximately 200 million blogs that are no longer being updated. Ours is NOT one
of those.


Depending on whom you ask, the term 86’d refers either to the bartender’s practice of switching from
100 proof booze to 86 proof once the drinker is too intoxicated to notice the difference. Or possibly the
term originated during prohibition, in Chumley’s speakeasy at 86 Bedford St. in N.Y.
When advised
that a police raid was imminent, the bartender announce “86 everybody” which meant that customers
were to leave through one door as the police were about to enter through another.


One hit wonder Bobby “Boris” Picket”, whose single “Monster Mash” hit # 1 on the charts in 1963 and
#3 in 1973, died April 25th of leukemia at the age of 69.


You may not agree with George Will’s politics, but his description of the events leading up to the 1932
dustbowl are an absolute must-read.
   Click for story.