SEPT. ‘05

 THE MOUSE THAT ROARED….see what he said  CLICK



THIS MONTH’S MOST WANTED WARRIOR

               JUANITA ELIZ. WILMOT

ANY information regarding this Warrior, i.e., previous address,
names of: parents, siblings, children, friends, colleges attended,
etc. should be sent to
:  Bob Pepper
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                                            PLEASE NOTE!!

SMOKE SIGNALS is about to begin a new series called “Spotlite On”. Each month we
hope to feature a couple of paragraphs of a ’63 Warrior’s biography along  with a recent
picture. The first paragraph should succinctly bring readersup to date on  what  you’ve
done since May ’63. The second paragraph should detail what’s going on currently in your
life, including, but not limited to: kids, grandkids, current interests, jobs etc. We would
prefer a RECENT PIC limited to just the Warrior or the Warrior and a significant other.
Scanned pics should be approximately 1 inch by 1 and a half inches and sent to BOZ .
If scanning cannot bedone, email BOZ for mailing instructions. THE SUCCESS OF THIS
SERIES DEPENDS ON YOU, PLEASE MAKE IT WORK!

 FALLEN WARRIORJohn Michael Hewitt (CHS’63) died Friday, August 5,
in Memphis. To view the Commercial Appeal
OBITUARY

 

As most of us will reach the age of 60 this year, send a couple of pics of your
celebration, if available, along with a short narrative to
PHIL

 

See how Larry Solomon et al. celebrated CLICK

 

LET’S PARR TEEE - David (Peb) Stone and Lynne Preston Smith arecelebrating their
birthdays his 60th and her 39th,and WE’RE ALL INVITED. The event will be held on Sun.,
Oct. 9 th, from 2pm – 6pm+ at Huey’s, 4872 Poplar. If you can’t bring an ostentatious and
outlandishly expensive gift, bring nothing. Order whatever you want, and can afford, from the
menu. They’ve even invited Jimmy P. Cole; there goes the neighborhood.

 

8/6 – Say what!!  As the world observed the 60th anniversary of our dropping the atomic
bomb on Hiroshima, a recent BBC documentary reported what may be the biggest under-
statement in recorded history. On his first visit to the devastated city after the bombing,
Emperor Hirohito was quoted as saying…”There seems to have been considerable damage
here”

IN THE NEWS - send news of new jobs, retirement, kids, grandkids, anything of interest

going on in your life to Bob Pepper

 

Editor extraordinaire – This from Kit Rushing. My latest scholarly project is slated for
release by UT Press this October
(just in time for Christmas) CLICKor access the UT Press
website CLICK and go to the Fall/Winter 2005-2006 catalog and locate A FAMILY SECRET
 
by Eliza Frances Andrews.

I've been working with the papers of Fanny Andrews (Eliza Frances Andrews) for seven or
eight years now. A FAMILY SECRET was Fanny's first novel. The novel was published in
1876 and became the country's top selling fiction work during the first year of release.
A FAMILY SECRET follows the 2002 publication of Fanny's 1870-1872 journal by UT Press,
JOURNAL OF A GEORGIA WOMAN 1870-1872


And while Kit edited, his son Sam…well, read on. In March, Kit Rushing’s son Sam and his
wife Karen presented Kit and Frances with their second grandchild, Jacob Sirrius Rushing.
Jacob joins sister Gillian in Atlanta with his stay at home mom and computer tech dad.


Kate Yarbrough - formerly Kathy Ketchum, CLICK was featured in the Aug. issue of The
Artist Magazine
. You’ll be able to read more about Kate in an upcoming issue of Smoke
Signals.

 

8/10 – 19 and counting. Leeba Andrews Curlin has become a grandma for the 19th time with
the birth today of eight pound, thirteen ounce Caroline Anne Curlin. The parents are Farr and
Kimberly Curlin. Mother and child are doing well. For those of you keeping score, that makes
12 grandsons and 7 granddaughters, for Leeba and John… as of this date.

 

8/10 – Barbara Brewer Luton is recovering from knee surgery, necessitated by degenerative
joint disease, in layman’s terms, age.

 

8/18 – A White Tiger? From the Arkadelphia Siftings Herald.” 6-year-old GOLFER GETS HOLE-
IN-ONE. Playing on the par-3 course at the Jack Stevens Youth Golf Academy in Little Rock on
Thursday, 6-year-old Trey Pepper’s tee shot hit the flag on the eighth hole. Undaunted, the
Arkadelphia golfer used a 3-wood to ace the 57-yard ninth hole.” The feat was witnessed by the
tournament Director, who signed the scorecard. Trey is
Bob Pepper’s Grandson. EATA YOU
HEART OUT, Mickey Emmons.

 

8/21- Barbara Ragsdale, wife of our very own Mr. Lafayette Ragsdale will have her story “The
Slam Book” published in the Chicken Soup: For a Girl’s Soul book series, to be release in
September.
TEMP. LINK TO STORY

 

8/31 – Patsy Sims Moore and husband Ted have moved into their new home in Springdale, Ark.

 

SupperClub 7P.M., Oct 7th at Corky’s in Cordova, $16.65/person, Reg.forms will be emailed

 

NEWS FOR THE OUT-OF-TOWNER for more, visit Commercial Appeal

 

Be glad you’re an out-of-towner – In July 2005, Memphis recorded a single month record number
of homicides, 23, one every 32 hours. On August 27, the city recorded its 100th  for the year.


Even Memphis’ finest aren’t safe – The C.A. reports that a police motorcycle, awaiting repairs in
the weight room of the MPD’s west precinct, was stripped of $7000 in parts.

 

8/18 – Another Memphis Marquee Vanishes.  Union Planters has joined Goldsmith’s, NBC, and
Seessel’s on the trash heap of Memphis history as it changes its name to Regions Bank. Last
year, Regions Financial Corp. of Birmingham acquired the Memphis landmark. 

 

8/15 - Ancient of days. With the death of the former record holder in Amsterdam, Memphian
Elizabeth Bolden became the oldest person in the world; she turned 115 on this date.

 

8/19 – Herman Burkle, who, along with his late sister, Ruth, owned the landmark Buckle’s
Bakery, died at the age of 82.

 

8/21 – The Pink Palace celebrates its 75th birthday. The actual opening date for the Memphis
Museum of Natural History and Industrial Arts was March 8, 1930. The Memphis Press-Scimitar
nicknamed Clarence Saunders intended home “The Pink Palace” for the pink Georgian marble
from which it was constructed. That name was officially adopted in 1967. Drawing over a half
million visitors a year, it still is not the number one tourist draw in Memphis; that honor goes to
Graceland.

 

Talking about name changes – The most recent national embarrassment to feature the Bluff City,
is the drive by a few prominent blacks to rename three city parks, Jefferson Davis, Confederate
and Forrest. During a public meeting, one gentleman suggested that after that name change,
the city demolish the pyramid, which represents centuries of slavery to our Jewish citizens.

 

WAR OF THE WORLDS revisited …again.
Our slip is showing and Harla Kaplan caught it Evidently, the news of Mars’s Aug. approach
being the closest was actually referring to Aug. ’03. SEE SNOPES. So, if you spent a Hot August
Night
looking
for Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Sorry.

 

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