NOV.2008                                                                                                                ISSUE # 56

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Patsy Sims went north, Paul Sisco Went to Hong Kong. Phil Aquino and Sheri are heading to
Australia/New Zealand in November. Where are you going? Send us your plans and when you return,
send us the pics and the ‘rest of the story’.


This October, Smoke Signals learned that Robin Nall Smith would be traveling to Vienna, Austria to
visit her youngest daughter.


Here’s Butch Emmons travel plans. We are flying to London 10-13, and then to Edinburgh, Scotland
and finally to St Andrews. The purpose of the trip is to pick up two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
My wife raises and shows them. I said I would go if I could play golf. We're staying a couple of days
at the Fairmont in St Andrews and I will play Carnoustie where they had the Open two years ago.
We'll spend a couple days in Lanark, Scotland where my wife will show the dogs and I will play
Dondonald Links on the West Coast. We will also spend a couple days in Seaham, England visiting
with the family that's selling us the dogs and then I will drive to London and return on Oct 21st.


WARNINGS TO WARRIORS from Smoke Signals medical advisor Dr. Vinny Boombatz
GUYS,quick on the trigger? Could be in your jeans, er..genes         


                                                 SAY WHAT?!!

"He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings."

                            Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins:



FROM THE                        LAUGH TRACK  The field trip

A group of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, accompanied by two female teachers, went on a field trip to the local
racetrack (Churchill Downs) to learn about thoroughbred horses and the supporting industry, but mostly
to see the horses.When it was time to take the children to the bathroom it was decided that the girls would
go with one teacher and the boys would go with the other.The teacher assigned to the boys was waiting
outside the men's room when one of the boys came out and told her that none of them could reach the
urinal.Having no choice, she went inside, helped the boys with their pants, and began hoisting the little
boys up one by one, holding on to their "wee wees" to direct the flow away from their clothes. As she
lifted one, she couldn't help but notice that he was unusually well endowed.Trying not to show that she
was staring, the teacher said, "You must be in the 5th" "No, ma'am", he replied. "I'm the jockey riding
Silver Arrow in the seventh race, but I appreciate your help.

While riding into the sunset, we caught up with Larry Neaves and he’s in the Spotlite.

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.

    Larry Neaves                         Click for Larry's story.


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



Oct 3rd -  Number 24 is the 12th girl. John and Leeba Andrews Curlin became grandparents again
with the birth of
Marjorie Ann Curlin, ‘Margo’. Margo was born by emergency C-section and aftera few
tense hours, both mom, Betsy, and baby are doing well. Dad, Caleb, is a U S Army Ranger who,at
last report, was home from his Iraq deployment. Oct. 25th Update - John, who had surgery a few months
ago for prostate cancer, continues to improve over his pre-surgery condition. The chronic fatigue and
severe muscle spasm and pain are gone. Since there is some cancer still present, John will undergo
39 radiation treatments, finishing on Dec. 23rd.


Oct 9th – Patsy Sims Moore writes that her daughter, Kamesha 31, who had been suffering
crippling headaches has been diagnosed with Arnold Chilarai. Surgery was performed in Little Rock
with the incision running from her occipital bone to inches below her shoulders. Kamesha is
recuperating at home.




Oct 15th – The oldest person in the world in Whitehaven?  Temp link to story.


Oct 15th -  TOM II the U of M Bengal tiger mascot since 1992 was euthanized after being diagnosed
with cancer during a routine physical exam. Temp link to story.


Oct 25th -  The C.A. reports that the Memphis City Schools’ graduation rate has declined to 66.9%.
The No Child Left Behind law required that MCS attain a graduation rate of 71.6 for 2008 increasing to
77.6 by 2010. Temp link to story

                                          LINKS YOU’LL LOVE
Although these links never contain material that would be considered obscene, some links may occasionally
contain content that might be offensive to some. Henceforth, they will appear BLACK in color.
Right = Nice             A century without sex.         Do daily to stay sane. That ship has sailed.
Our strangest addictions               Medical myths     Sex myths   Cold sock treatment.
Starbucks worse than Pizza Hut?!!

                                                    HENRY’S CORNER


Speaking of Robert George Pickett, we were, weren’t we? You would recognize
him by his stage name, Bobby ‘Boris” Pickett, “The Guy Lombardo of Halloween”. 
Pickett is best known for his gift to music that keeps on giving Halloween after
Halloween “The Monster Mash” Born in Somerville, Ma. just north of Boston,
Pickett grew up watching horror movies in the movie house that his dad managed.
An aspiring actor, he moved to Hollywood after his tour in the Army. In addition to
his nightclub performances, Pickett began singing with a local group, the Cordials.
While covering the Diamonds “Little Darlin”, he injected his well-rehearsed imitation of Boris Karloff into
the spoken “bridge” of the song ("To hold in mine your little hand / I know, too soon, that all is so grand.").
Band member Lenny Capizzi convinced him cut a novelty horror record. Produced in one cut “The
Monster Mash”, inspired by the Hollywood Argyles “Alley Oop, was first rejected by the four major labels.
Mega producer Gene Paxton pressed a thousand “Mash” records and distributed them to radio stations up
and down the California coast. The song rose to the top chart position in eight weeks, Oct. 20, 1963, just
in time for Halloween. It became one of only three records to hit the charts three times, the last being Sept.
of ’73. The group comprised of Gary Paxton, Leon Russell, Johnny McCrae, Rickie Page and Terry Berg,
recorded the song under the name, The Crypt-Kickers.The song was banned by the BBC as “..too morbid”.
Bobby Pickett succumbed to Leukemia in April, 2007, at the age of 69.

Click here for a video of the "Monster Mash."

Accidental trip
Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann took the world's first acid hit in 1943, when he touched a smidge
of lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD,a chemical he had researched for inducing childbirth. He later
tried a bigger dose and made another discovery: the bad trip.

Say What? No really.
If you're stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. It's better than
your left at following the rapid rhythms of speech, according to researchers at the UCLA David
Geffen School of Medicine. If, on the other hand, you're trying to identify that song playing softly
in the elevator, turn yourleft ear toward the sound. The left ear is better at picking up music tones


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