MAY 2008

                                    

 

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              Grand reunion update: Most things are in place for the Grand Reunion weekend.

 

                                   Goggle these addresses for a map to both event sights.

 

Friday evening’s soiree, on the grounds of the Luton-Brewer Estate, at 1135 Beacon Light, Eads,
Tn. 38028, will be catered by Leonard’s.

 

                       BARBARA LUTON WILL BE AT THE GRAND REUNION, WILL YOU?

 

Saturday night’s dance will be held at Whispering Woods, 11200 East Goodman Rd. Olive Branch,
MS. 38654, and will feature D.J. Alex Ward and his Pig-N-Whistle Review.

 

                         ALEX WARD WILL BE AT THE GRAND REUNION, WILL YOU?

 

For us to be able to book venues with adequate space, we need an educated guess at the
anticipated attendance. We are not asking for reservations at this time, just your best guess. If you
are 85% certain of your intentions, please click here
E-mail us with your intentions -
 Yea or Nay
  and let us know.. Click here for reunion responses.

 

 

                                        Bumper sticker- All Men Are Animals; Some Just Make Better Pets.

 

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                       MemoriesSend you Central Memories to PAULA

 

                           PAULA WILL BE AT THE GRAND REUNION, WILL YOU?

 

Please Click here, enter your Central name and CELL number, including the
area code, and click “Send” This info will NOT be available for public viewing.

 

                                        This From Bobby Beeman


Woods at my house don’t Whisper any more since the little tornado we had a month ago. I lost
about 10 large trees in the back yard, and 4 in the front.  Thank God that we didn’t even have a
damaged shingle on the house.

 

I don’t like pine trees, anyway.  It has taken about $2000 to clean up, with more work on the way.
My next-door neighbor has spent about $4000 cleaning the debris out of his yard, and that includes
disposing of some of my trees that had fallen across his property.  Insurance doesn’t cover this kind
of thing, just house damage.

 

The tornado was a small one, but several neighborhoods were hit pretty hard. A lady at our church
lost her house, and the City of Roswell Park lost about 300 trees.  Nobody was hurt!

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion.

 

                  BOBBY BEEMAN WILL BE AT THE GRAND REUNION, WILL YOU?

 

SAY WHAT?!!  

 

"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to
change it."   (B.Hussein Obama)

 
FROM THE                      LAUGH TRACK  From Bettye Jo Olive

 

 

 

BETTYE JO WILL BE AT THE GRAND REUNION, WILL YOU?

Two brooms were hanging in the closet and after a while they got to know each other so well,they
decided to get married.

One broom was, of course, the bride broom, the other the groom broom.The bride broom looked
very beautiful in her white dress.  The groom broom was handsome and suave in his tuxedo.  The
wedding was lovely.
After the wedding, at the wedding dinner, the bride-broom leaned over and said to the groom-broom,

 "I think I am going to have a little whisk broom!!!"

"IMPOSSIBLE!!" said the groom broom. "WE HAVEN'T EVEN SWEPT TOGETHER!"

          

                                               Look who stepped into the Spotlite it’s Susan Gray McInnis
                                              Smoke Signals was finally able to convince Susan that she really

                                              should send in that updated bio. Click and scroll dwn for pics.

                                               

                                                SUSAN GRAY WILL BE AT THE GRAND REUNION, WILL YOU?      

                                                    

 

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

ONLY CHEST COMPRESSIONS NECESSARY IN CPR - CLICK HERE!  Penny Dollar Gilliam

 

                            PENNY AND MITCH WILL BE AT THE GRAND REUNION, WILL YOU?


IN THE NEWS WITH VIEWS send news of new jobs, retirement, kids, grandkids,

ANYTHING OF INTEREST going on in your life to SMOKE SIGNALS

 

April 6thPardon a Papa’s pride. 8 year-old Robert W. ‘Punkin’ Pepper III, bags his first wild turkey,
a 20 pounder in the Gurdon Ark. area. Click here to see Punkin & dead turkey .
The only Wild Turkey his Papa ever bagged was in a bottle.

 

                                   PAPA WILL BE AT THE GRAND REUNION, WILL YOU?

 

April 13thUpdate from Paula Wicker Hamby. James is now eating baby food by mouth along with
having the tummy tube for formula...another miracle...Melissa's (dtr-in law) van was totaled on I-24 by
a 30 ft towing truck...sideswipe....not one scratch on anyone, including the driver who cried...God is
good...Jim (son) found a great Chevy van to replace.

 

                                 PAULA WILL BE AT THE GRAND REUNION, WILL YOU?

 

April – Leeba has sent the latest Iraq update from Howard Click for letter

 

                 LEEBA WILL BE AT THE GRAND REUNION, WILL YOU?

 

 

NEWS FOR THE OUT-OF-TOWNER for more, visit THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL
 
April 11thU.T. Knoxville will begin charging students for football tickets this fall. The price, $90 for
season tickets, $15 for a single game.
 
Aoril 14thIn the first of two unrelated incidents at the county’s Southwind Middle School, an eighth-
grade boy was arrested after posting a Myspace entry threatening another student. Apparently, the
threats were in retaliation for the victim’s naming his attackers in an April 10th
assault during which four students beat the victim, requiring him to be transported to the hospital.
 
On Wednesday, an eighth-grade Southwind girl was arrested and faces expulsion for physically
attacking a teacher.
 
April 15thMeanwhile, back in the city, 16 Northside High students were arrested and charged with
simple assault, disorderly conduct and inciting a riot for their part in a fight at the school. Five MPD
squad cars responded to the scene.
Click here to review Northside test scores.
 
April 17thToday’s C.A. reports that AhDream Smith, daughter of Shelia Smith, the Homecoming
Queen from Central High School is a finalist in the 28th Tennessee Homecoming Queen competition.
Click here to review Central test scores. 
 
April 17th - ♪♫ And the beat goes on.. ♪♫ A fight in the cafeteria of the Pyramid Academy resulted
in one student being transported to the hospital and 30 students being charged with inciting a riot,
disorderly conduct and simple assault.
Click here to review Pyramid Acad. test scores.
 
April 18th Calvin Hicks CHS’61 died this morning at his Midtown home.
 
April 20thJoe W. Davis III, who attended Fairview and then Central, died today in Dallas, Tx.
Click for temp. link to obit.
 
April – 22 – Larry V. Craig CHS ’63, died today in Memphis.
 
                                                  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.

 Roll of dice linked to roll in hay.            It's all in the timing         Alzheimer's early warning

 

Wife sues husband for loss of virginity!    Another great trip back. Busselle     Click for guard

 

Overweight? No problemo!!!      Calculate your BMI    THE PILL given out at MIDDLE school.

 

                     MARILYN BUSSELLE WILL BE AT THE GRAND REUNION, WILL YOU?

 

                                                     HENRY’S CORNER

 

                         Speaking of Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, we were, weren’t we; you

                            undoubtedly will remember her better as the great Dusty Springfield. The female
                          member of the “British Invasion” making the greatest impact in America, Dusty
                          Springfield’s voice has been described as sultry, husky, erotic. She has been
                referred to as "White Negress" and "White Queen of Soul.

Dusty’s career began in the Lana Sisters vocal group. From 1960 – 1963, Dusty sang with brother
Dion O’Brien (AKA Tom Springfield) and Tim Field in The Springfields including on their one major hit,
the folk classic, “Silver Threads and Golden Needles”

 

From 1963 to 1970 she had 18 singles to hit the “Billboard top 100” Her top U.S. hits include “I Only
Want To Be With You”, “Wishin’ and Hopin”, “Son of A Preacher Man” and “You Don’t Have To Say
You Love Me”. This writer’s personal favorite is the haunting "I Just Don't What to do With Myself".
 Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, the 1964 single hit #3 in England, while remaining
uncharted in the U.S. One of her most successful albums, “Dusty In Memphis was recorded in 1969

at The American Sound Studios with Jerry Wexler., the back-up vocal band The Sweet Inspirations
and the instrumental band  the Memphis Cats.

 

As her popularity waned, Dusty sank into abuse of alcohol and drugs. However, she did host various
BBC programs and provided backup to various pop singers. She enjoyed somewhat of a comeback
in the late ‘80’s and early 90’s. In 1995, while in Nashville recording her final album “A Very Fine
Love”, she became ill. Upon her return to England, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Dusty
Springfield died on March 2, 1999, ten days before she was to be inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame; she was 59.

 

DUSTY WILL NOT BE AT THE GRAND REUNION, SHE’S DEAD, WHAT’S YOUR EXCUSE!

 

Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat apiece of celery than the celery has in it
to begin with. It's the same with apples!

 

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for  automobiles. At that time, the
most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

 

The best-selling passenger car in history is the Toyota Corolla.

 

 

    DUSTY WILL NOT BE AT THE GRAND REUNION, SHE’S DEAD, WHAT’S YOUR EXCUSE!

 

 

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