OCT. ‘05


WEB MASTER CRUSHED, AQUINO IN PAIN 
see in the news



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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 readers up 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 WARRIOR – Frances W. Guthrie, 91 of Memphis,
died Sept. 11 th. OBIT

 

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

 

GOOD ADVICE from  Bettye Jo Olive Johnson

This might be a lifesaver if you can remember the following advice, sent by a nurse, whose
husband is a medical doctor. Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. A
stroke victim may suffer permanent brain damage when people fail to recognize what's
happening. Now, doctors say any bystander can recognize a stroke, simply by asking
three questions:

                  Ask the individual to smile.

                  Ask him or her to raise both arms.

                  Ask the person to speak a simple sentence.

If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 911 immediately, and describe the
symptoms to the dispatcher. Researchers are urging the general public to learn to ask
these three questions quickly, to someone they suspect of having a stroke. Widespread
use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of a stroke, and prevent
permanent brain damage.

 

8/6 – Say what!! "It don't make no sense, does it?" says James Greer, the line foreman and
the only one who pulls down $8 an hour, as he ambles down the sidewalk, picket sign on
shoulder, sweaty hat over sweaty gray hair, spitting sunflower seeds. "We're sacrificing for
the people that work in there, and they don't even know it".

 

They're not union members; they're temp workers employed through Allied Forces/Labor
Express by the union—United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). They're making
$6 an hour, with no benefits; it's 104 F, and they're protesting the working conditions inside
the new Wal-Mart grocery store. From the Las Vegas Weekly
 

 

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

going on in your life to Bob Pepper

 

7/17 - A Child is Born – Sarah Love Swanton and Ronnie have another granddaughter.
Sophie Swanton was born to Buster and Elisa. She joins her sister, Amanda, 9, and lives
in the Houston area.

 

Web Master – Phil Aquino’s hurting. He wants more BIOS, pics of PAST reunions, and
narratives of experiences revolving around our “Fallen Warriors” as he continues to revamp
the WORLD BEST WEB SITE. Email pics as an JPEG attachment to PHIL . If you can’t
scan pics contact BOZ
.  If you want to see some of the 1983 (yes 22 years ago) reunion
pictures, click here. You'll see Hines, Sisco, Stern, Solomon, Dow, Cole, Andrews, McCall,
Macdonald, Gaither, Spence, Meeks, and others.  There's even a group picture taken at the
Peabody that's very good.

 

Helping Katrina Evacuees   From the Commercial Appeal  9/3/05
“PIGS UR PERFECT” cooks up a feast. A Local barbecue team picked four motels housing
Katrina refugees and took barbeque to them on Friday Evening. 

 

A group of 20 people who are part of the team ‘Pigs UR Perfect’ barbecued 18 butts and
served it with six gallons of beans, cole slaw and homemade deserts to an estimated 350
people, said team
coordinator Jo Ann Solomon.” Jo Ann is the wife of team member and
Warrior
Larry Solomon.

 

There’s still time and space for:

SupperClub 7 p.m., OCT.7TH AT CORKY’S IN CORDOVA,  

$16.65/person   email RESERVATIONS with name and number in party.

 

ALSO
LET’S PARR TEEE - David (Peb) Stone and Lynne Preston Smith are celebrating their
birthdays his 60 th and her 39 th,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.

                                                                   

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

Long time local politician, Michael Hooks Sr. was indicted this month as part of the on-going
federal ”Tennessee Waltz” corruption investigation. Hooks has served on the city council, as
County Assessor and recently as chairman of the county commission.

 

LAUGH TRACK – This from our Resident Sage, Gene Johnson

 

TAKEN FROM ACTUAL FEDERAL EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS

 

 “Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.”

 “I would not allow this employee to breed.”

  “This employee is really not so much of a has-been, but more of a definite won’t be.”

 “Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap.”

 “He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle.”

 “This young lady has delusions of adequacy.”

 “He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them.

 “This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.”

 “This employee should go far, and the sooner he starts, the better.”

 “Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thing to hold it all together.”

 “A gross ignoramus---144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus.”

 “He doesn’t have ulcers, but he’s a carrier.”

 “He’s been working with glue too much.”

 “He brings a lot of joy whenever he leaves the room.”

 “When his IQ reaches 50, he should sell.”

 “If you see two people talking and one looks bored, he’s the other one.”

 “ A photographic memory but with the lens cover glued on.”

 “A prime candidate for natural de-selection.”

  “Donated his brain to science before he was done using it.”

“Gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn’t coming.

 “He has two brains: one is lost and the other is out looking for it.”

 “If he were any more stupid, he’d have to be watered twice a week.”

 “If you give him a penny for his thoughts, you’d get change.”

 “If you stand close enough to him, you can hear the ocean.”

 “It’s hard to believe that he beat out 1,000,000 other sperm.”

 “Some drink from the fountain of knowledge, he only gargled.”

 “Takes him two hours to watch 60 minutes.”

 “I’d suggest a reprimand, but this employee’s personality is his own
punishment.”

 “The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead.”

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