TLC logo TLC #79:  August 26, 2005

Dear Hearts & Gentle People:
I've had so many phone calls today that I realize my reporting skills were inadequate. Let me add the information about Susie Skelton everyone seems to want:
Ike's address here is:  1814 Franklin Ave. Lexington MO 64067
The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Susie's name to the First Christian Church (1515 South St. in Lex, 64067) or Delta Delta Delta Sorority (901 Richmond Ave., Columbia MO 65201). The Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home is handling arrangements, and burial will be at Machpelah.
I hope I have remembered everything this time. If not, please call.
Many notes came in today, and I will include the appropriate ones in TLC #80. One of the phone calls was from Jim Tabb, formerly of Lexington, now of Tyron, NC.  A retired airline pilot, he is big in the world of BBQ. Jim promises to write a note for TLC. Meanwhile, there is an article about him in Southern Living Magazine, the July 2005 issue.
Another nice surprise for me was hearing from John Graves '57. I haven't seen him since we graduated from high school. John writes...
I live in Killen, Alabama, which is a small town in the northwest corner of the state, about 50 miles west of Huntsville. We have been here since 1987, and I retired from working at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Athens, Al. We lived in Los Angeles for 25 years before coming here. My wife, Betty, was born and raised in this area, so here we are. I met her in L.A. and we both thought it was time to make a change. After I retired, in fact the next day, I found myself in the hospital having 4 by-passes and a valve  repair. Go figure. It has been a year since then and I am doing just fine.
What a way to celebrate retirement. Glad you're doing well, Johnny.
More photos to come soon, as the old Bridge comes down.
Your devoted scribe,

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