East High School Class of 1956
to the East High School Class of 1956!
Home of the East High School Mountaineers......
The willingness to change allows you to turn a weakness into a strength. Pat Summitt
Thanks to each of you so much...my faithful readers.
God determines who walks into your life....it's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.....
The spirit of Easter is all about Hope, Love, and joyful living.
With OUR EYES we see
The beauty of Easter
As the earth awakens once more.
With OUR EARS we hear
The birds sing sweetly
To tell us spring again is here.
With OUR HANDS we pick
The golden daffodils
And the fragrant hyacinths.
But only with OUR HEARTS
Can we feel the MIRACLE of GOD'S LOVE
Which redeems all men.
And only with OUR SOUL
Can we make our 'pilgrimage to God'
And inherit His Easter Gift of ETERNAL LIFE.
The greatest man in history, named Jesus.
Had no servants, yet they called Him Master.
Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.
Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.
He had no army, yet kings feared Him.
He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.
He committed no crime.
Yet they crucified Him.
He was buried in a tomb, yet HE lives today.
Remember who Easter is about...
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"People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see,
in the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.""
— Mother Teresa,
found on the wall of her Home for Children in Calcutta
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK...
and maybe more....
If you want happiness for an hour
- take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day
- go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month
- get married.
If you want happiness for a year
- inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime
- help someone else.
Think Outside the Box
New Alphabet :
A is for apple, and B is for boat,
Now The New Alphabet:
A's for arthritis; B's the bad back, C's the chest pains, perhaps car-di-ac?
D is for dental decay and decline, E is for eyesight, can't read that top line!
H high blood pressure--I'd rather it low; I for incisions with scars you can show.
P for prescriptions, I have quite a few, just give me a pill and I'll be good as new!
S is for sleepless nights, counting my fears, T is for Tinnitus; bells in my ears!
W for worry, now what's going 'round? X is for X ray, and what might be found.
I've survived all the symptoms, my body's deployed,
HAVE A GREAT DAY !
They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.
In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.
We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam . We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America ; we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America .
Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.
It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies." You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what
you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.
Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."
Author, Anon. Grey-Haired Brigade Member
This is "right" on. I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great county. Can you feel the ground shaking??? It's not an earthquake,
it is a STAMPEDE.
One of the beautiful things
about getting "older"
is knowing that your secrets are safe
with your friends,
they can't remember them either!
This year, June has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years. This is called "money bags". So, forward this to your friends and money will arrive within 4 days. Based on Chinese Feng Shui. The one who does not forward.....will be without money.
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It's Springtime in Knoxville!
THESE REALLY WORK!!
I checked this out on truth-or-fiction and it's for real!
1. AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.
2. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS. REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.
3. A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON.
4. IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES. THEN YOU'LL BE AFRAID TO COUGH.
5. YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE - WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN'T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN'T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.
6. IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.
DAILY THOUGHT :
SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES - NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS.
I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me.
They're "cramming" for their final exam. *smile*
But, that being said here are some other choices which take a little more planning.....but maybe might be a little more "fun"?
St. Patrick's Day Green Tips
I am going to give you some "green" dishes. No,not "earth friendly green" but "wearing of the green" or, in this case, "eating of the green". Pick some of these foods for your special St. Patrick's Day meal.
- Green Fruits: kiwi, green grapes, honeydew, green apples
- Green Veggies: Broccoli, green peppers, Brussels sprouts, green beans, peas, asparagus
- Green Meats: I advise you to stay away from any green meats unless you want to spend some time in the hospital HA! HA! But you can serve corned beef (fresh, of course ;-).
St. Patty's Day Cookies
For a fast St. Patty's Day treat, dip Oreo cookies into melted white chocolate or almond bark then sprinkle with green sprinkles. All you need to do is to hold and dip half way in the melted chocolate. You can now get Oreos with the filling colored for different holidays and these would be fun to use.
Don't forget to do this for any holiday. Just change the color of the sprinkles and, of course, you could use different types of cookies.
1 pkg. unsweetened lime soft drink mix
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 oz.) container whipped topping
1 chocolate cookie or graham cracker crust
Mix drink mix and milk. Fold in whipped topping and place into crust. Cover and chill. You can make this without the crust and try different flavors of soft drink mix. You could use red for Valentine's Day, orange for Halloween and so on.
Cool Gelatin Salad
1 (3 oz.) pkg. lemon gelatin
1 (3 oz.) pkg. lime gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 package large curd cottage cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 (15 oz.) can crushed pineapple in heavy syrup
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Pour in remaining ingredients and chill.
It wasn’t his final column, according to the internet It wasn’t his final column. He first wrote almost the same thing in the early 80’s, Most of the below was written in 1995 and he retired in 2001, but I agree with it almost 100%.
Some of it is a fairly recent addition, for example the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan hadn’t yet begun when he retired in 2001. He is putting the blame where it belongs, on Congress.
Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN. (see my note above You have possibly read the former column without the update of more recent information.)
Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The
article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or
democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando
Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who
it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the
judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short
but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!
545 vs. 300,000,000 People
-By Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and
then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are
against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation
and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on
appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine
Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300
million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible
for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that
problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its
Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally
chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound
reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to
coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one
cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1
million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or
reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the
legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that
what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con
regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive
amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a
Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating
deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force
the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole
responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and
approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House
now? He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House
members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the
President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot
replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of
incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single
domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545
people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people
exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow
that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they
want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement
plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they
hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and
advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to
regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not
let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied
mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that
prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who
are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage
their own employees...
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren't so true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he's fed.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.
Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.
Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid...
Put these words
Upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me
to my doom...'
When he's gone,
Do not relax,
It’s time to apply
The inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Personal Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the
most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in
the world, and Mom, if agreed, stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help
it get there!!!
GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN!!!
Watch out for this one. I also confirmed with truthorfiction.com
Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on. This information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and Norton. Please send it to everybody you know who has Access to the Internet. You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail titled ?Here you have it? If you open the file, a message will appear on your screen saying: 'It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful....'
Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC. And the person who sent it to you will gain access to your Name, e-mail and password. This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon. AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the antivirus software's are not capable of destroying it.
The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner'.
PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS E-MAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS, And ask them to PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY!
THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY SNOPES. (THO I don't depend on them much anymore!)
They Teach It at Stanford
In an evening class at Stanford University the last lecture was on the mind-body connection - the relationship between stress and disease. The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford) said, among other things, that one of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends. At first everyone laughed, but he was serious.
Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life experiences. Physically this quality “girlfriend time" helps is to create more serotonin - a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of well-being. Women share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities. We share from our souls with our sisters/mothers, and evidently that is very GOOD for our health. He said that spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out at a gym. ( Whew! Saved FROM the gym again!)
There's a tendency to think that when we are "exercising" we are doing something good for our bodies, but when we are hanging out with friends, we are wasting our time and should be more productively engaged—not true. In fact, he said that failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking!
(Hummmmm, have NEVER smoked, so I guess that means I am doubly blessed!)
So, every time you hang out to schmooze with a gal pal, just pat ourself on the back and congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health! We are indeed very, very lucky. Sooooo let's toast to our friendship with our girlfriends. Evidently it's very good for our health.
Forward this to all your girlfriends – and stay in touch!
Thanks to all the GF's in MY Life who have helped me stay healthy, happy, and feeling very loved.
I love you all!
The Things I Owe My Parents 0r
(Rambling thoughts of the 'retired") <g>
1. My Parents taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside... I just finished cleaning."
2. My Parents taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
3. My Parents taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
4. My Parents taught me LOGIC.
" Because I said so, that's why."
5. My Parents taught me MORE LOGIC.
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."
6. My Parents taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."
7. My Parents taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."
8. My Parents taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."
9. My Parents taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"
10. My Parents taught me about STAMINA.
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."
11. My Parents taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."
12. My Parents taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"
13. My Parents taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out...”
14. My Parents taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father!"
15. My Parents taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."
16. My Parents taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."
17. My Parents taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it when you get home!"
18. My Parents taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."
19. My Parents taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"
20. My Parents taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
21. My Parents taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
22. My Parents taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."
23. My Parents taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"
24. My Parents taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."
And my favorite:
25. My Parents taught me about JUSTICE.
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!”
MILLER, JERRY WAYNE, SR. "ACE" - age 72 of Knoxville passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012. He was a living testimony of the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. Ace led an honorable life filled with dedication and years of hard work in the support of the Golden Gloves Boxing Program. His most treasured accomplishment was the marriage to Lady Di on August 6, 1962 only to be followed by the birth of his three children and becoming Pop-Pop to seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Best friend to Miss Dixie... the one who has stolen his heart with her looks and devotion! Ace was the best friend anyone could ask for... always supportive and dependable. Forever a Ya-Ya-Ya. He was a true and dedicated father that has shown us all to love with all of our heart and unconditionally! Preceded in death by parents, Carlos and Edith Miller; beloved grandmother who raised him, Grandma Miller and Granddaddy; brother, Ted Ray Miller; sister, Jennie Lou Sendo; and daughter, Kelly Miller. Survivors include wife, Di Miller; son, Jerry Miller, Jr. and wife Denise; daughters, Tracy Davis and husband Greg, and Dusty Graves and husband Kelly; brother, Jim Denver Miller; sister, Barbara Sue Ferris; grandchildren: the Big Three... Dustin, Tyler, and BreAnna and husband Clint, the Final Four... Trace, KaLynn, Jackson, and Taylor, and Plus One... great granddaughter, Harmony; beloved cousin, J.R. Miller; beloved sister-in-law, Regina Odom and Husband randy; brother-in-law, L.M. Sams and wife Brenda; and special friend, Ashton Berry. A Celebration of Life service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at the Ace Miller Golden Gloves Arena with the eulogy given by Mr. John Anderson and Rev. John Stone and Rev. Larry Cash officiating. There will be a private interment on Monday. Pallbearers: Greg Davis, Kelly Graves, Dustin Davis, Tyler Davis, Trace and Jackson Miller, Doug Eckard, Tommy Cox, Jack Rose, Judge Hill, Randy Odom and L.M. Sams. Honorary pallbearers: Golden Gloves Board Members, a host of volunteers, and the Ya, Ya, Ya's. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Golden Gloves Charities, PO Box 6230, Knoxville, TN 37914. The family will receive friends following the service until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at the arena on Ace Miller Way, Chilhowee Park. Arrangements by Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 865-523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com.
BACK TO OLDER INFORMATION - - -
"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. "
~Native American Saying
"When we are connected to others, we become better people."
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
Knoxville boxing trainer Ace Miller dies
A well-known Knoxville boxing trainer passed away Thursday.
Family members tell 10News that Ace Miller died of what they believe was a heart attack.In 1964, Miller borrowed $500 from a local bank to open his own arena.
"That $500 started me in a boxing program and opened that old pool room and life just came at me," Miller told 10News in 2011.
In 1977 he was asked to take over the city's Golden Gloves program.
Miller trained boxers at the arena for years, including world heavy weight champ Big John Tate, who Miller said was the real "Rocky" story.
Ace Miller saw much success in his career over the years, something the city recognized by naming a street at Chilhowee Park after him. His was also added to the Golden Gloves Arena.
Ace was a personal friend. I got better acquainted with him working on the KESHAA All-School Reunion. I was impressed that he was the first person that I saw when I arrived early that day to help set up and prepare for the "guests" to arrive and to get our class table ready for viewing and to Welcome our Classmates.
Later, I was honored when he invited me to come to the ceremonies when he was honored. He was a fine, Christian man which was a friend to me and to our class. He was the one that told me about the wreck that Jim Mitchell had and we were standing talking when he got the phone call.
He worked so hard in the KEHAA until he and I went on to pursue other endeavors apart from the KEHSAA.
Here are a couple of pictures of the honors he received.
"In Life there are no strangers,
only friends we haven't met."
If you met some here and became
friends, then one of my goals have been met!
There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
~ Albert Einstein
Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"When one door closes,
But we often
look so regretfully upon the
closed door that we don't see
the one that has opened for us."
PLEASE remember that the NEWEST posts are inserted right
here in this place each time. That way you don't have to read
through all the older posts to get "caught up" since last
time you came by.
REMINDER: Monthly Luncheon is coming up Thurs. March 15th....I will announce when I hear the meeting place.
Practice Random Acts of Kindness...
Hold Hands...Not Grudges.
It is nice to be important,
but it's more important to be nice.
Embrace The Moment.
Remember Where You Came From.
Keep an Open Mind and an Open Heart.
Treat others as you would like to be Treated.
Be Kinder than Necessary...
...You never know what someone else is going through.
One of the beautiful things
about getting "older"
is knowing that your secrets are safe
with your friends,
they can't remember them either!
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Reasons Not To Mess With Children
A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.
The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.
The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.
Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.
The little girl said, “When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah”.
The teacher asked, “What if Jonah went to hell?”
The little girl replied, “Then you ask him”.
A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child’s work.
As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.
The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.”
The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.”
Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, “They will in a minute.”
A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.
After explaining the commandment to ‘honor’ thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, “ Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?”
Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, “Thou shall not kill.”
One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head.
She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, “Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?”
Her mother replied, “Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.”
The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, “Mommy, how come ALL of grandma’s hairs are white?”
The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy acopy of the group picture.
“Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, “There’s Jennifer, she’s a lawyer,” or “That’s Michael, he’s a doctor.”
A small voice at the back of the room rang out, “And there’s the teacher, she’s dead.”
A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, “Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face.”
“Yes,” the class said.
“Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn’t run into my feet?”
A little fellow shouted, “Cause your feet ain’t empty.”
The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray:
“Take only ONE . God is watching.”
Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.
A child had written a note, “Take all you want. God is watching the apples.”
Kids just say it like it is..............don't they?
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