Subject : DAYS OF OUR LIVES #54
Date : Fri, 15 Feb 2002 16:03:14 -0600


Newly found VET'S

ANDERSON, Ron and Debbie, 05H, Det 4-4, 15OC68-15OC70. DE from Mike Findley: Guys, Ron gave me the okie-dokie to pass around his e-mail: Ron was trained with us as a dit dah catcher at Devens; Chuck Carpenter, Greg Kearney, Howie Lovell, etc. We were the first batch of nugs to get to Karamursel (4-4) after the pro's moved from "THE DET" from Ankara. I sent Ron a roster and one of the Memory Book discs that does not work in my 'puter' of the Memory Book (I was sent 3 by different people trying to get me one that worked in this #%**$! machine!). $$ is in hand and the daughter and I are in the process of picking out our new 'puter. Any suggestions from U experts? Soon I'll be able to see what all of this computer gibberish is that you've been sending me for a year!! Hope all is well. God Bless - Mike Findley, Rhinelander, WI., 05H, Det 4-4, 68-70

PEISINGER, Roman Joseph, Maj, CE, Post Engineer, Det 27, JL64-JN66, (Gretchen), 1 Towers Park Ln., San Antonio, TX 78209-6423, 210-826-8947, Wanted to acknowledge that I received your e-mail. My info is correct except I go by Joe and my zip code is 78209-6435. If you have an e-mail newsletter, please send me one of your latest editions and I have a cable modem which downloads very quickly. Thanks - Joe Peisinger

P.S. I'm impressed that you were able to gather so much information. I was rather surprised how much you knew about me!

POPE, Calvin, 05H/05K/72B, Det 27, 62-65, (Elaine), P.O. Box 424, Bay Minette, AL 36507, 251-580-0763, ----Well done, Green Hornet! Again you have gone above and beyond. I will certainly be contacting him. Thanks. Also, the hat and polo shirt are a big hit here in town and at work. They elicit many questions, and allow me to expand on ASA's role in the days of the Cold War. Ted and Merry Midtaune, Torrance, CA., SP4, 05H, Det 27, 24OC62-64

VAN RENS, Charles, SP5, 98C, RMP/T, Det 27, 5653 Olde Post Rd., Sylvania, OH 43560, 419-824-0825,

VARAT, Murray A., CPT, Doctor, Det 27, 63-65, 6950 Rosewood St., Pittsburgh, PA 15208, 412-361-3561, I called Dr. Varat on January 13th. He was pleased with my call and said that he enjoyed his time at Manzarali. He lived in Ankara with his first wife, Rachel and learned the Turkish language while there and still speaks the language with a Tim Menees who works for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Tim was an interpreter/translator in Ankara circa 1964. Dr Varat recently retired and says that he will be looking forward to the roster and the newsletters. He remembered Dr. Jim Jacobitz quite well. He said that Jacobitz after his stint at Manzarali was a dermatologist in the San Francisco area and an expert in hair transplants. Dr Jacobitz and his wife (Regie) lived on post at Manzarali and that Regie was a good looker, but later gained weight, etc., and that, he believes led to her suicide. I'm sure that Dr. Varat will correct any of this that might be off kilter.


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ATTACHMENTS - check 'em out!

1. The Turkey-Promotion courtesy Gary Richard - Ah, Promotion Time.....Maj Cima and my beautiful wife, Carolyn, presenting me with E7 stripes. This is at Det 4-4, of course. Gary Richard, San Antonio, TX., SSG, 05K, Det 27 & 4-4, 66-69

2. The Val & Tony is courtesy of Tony Antonello, Burke, VA., SSG, 05K, Det 27,65-67



That's easier said than done. Here I sit, frustrated that I'm not getting the reunion news outPerhaps U are not in a position to actually get involved with helping to set up the 2002 reunion, but there are other areas where U might want to apply some of your talents. Let's face it, it is more than a one man jobI am always looking for writers to assist me with the newsletter and the Memory Book. Up-dating the Memory Book from BIO's and from items included in the newsletter takes a lot of my time and it feels like it is a never ending task. I have been going through all of my newsletters (FOCK Rock, Hourglass and Days of our Lives) and pasteing the interesting items into the Memory Book. Boy does that take time

Your Opinion Counts

1. For comments or submissions to the "DAYS OF OUR LIVES," e-mail and the lone editorial staff will respond to every e-mail but reserves the right to edit for content and clarity.

2. Why did you do a survey when you knew the obvious! - anonymous

3. I am patiently waiting for the Holiday Inn in Hersey to email me back. What's the hold-up? Thanks, Ed Jones, Bismarck, IL., 05K, Det 27, 62-65 [See item #1 under Did y'all know that....]

4. We have basically decided to come to Hershey in September. Although I have it somewhere in my files, would you please confirm the dates and the name and phone number (or whatever) of the motel. Dave and Sue Tavernetti, King City, CA., 1LT, Watch Officer, Det 27, MR62-SE63 [See #1 below].

5. It's been awhile since you mentioned the Hershey reunion this Fall. I don't keep my email past 2 months, so could you enlighten me as to the dates of the reunion this year. Is it 13-15 September? - Maybe it's time to post the event again on your regular "Days of Our Lives" missives for those who have recently joined or need to make plans. My wife works for a dentist and we usually plan our vacations around his for the simple reason that when he goes the place closes and her income stops. Last year's trip was not cheap (a sleeper on AMTRAK) since we don't fly, so we're thinking about a truck trip with a camper on the back for occasional sleeping. I'd like to visit my son in Georgia, then head up to PA or the other way around. See ya later. Phil Kelly, Ridgecrest, CA.,Det 27, DE62-JN63 [[Thanks for the reminder. It is important to remember and worth mentioning that I'm more or less an Army of One and that the Newsletter, Memory Book and Reunion is my secondary MOS(!) as I do seem to be busy every day. Seems like I never get anything done. Don't know how I did it when I wasn't retired. Guess I'll just have to get a hired hand. Its vet’s like Phil Kelly, et al that I need to find who are willing to share what's within them in assisting me and my fervent search for other TUSLOG'ers. I always need a hand, especially a reminding one as U all know I'm an OLD GEEZER, but still able to cut the mustard. So thank you for reminding me and thanks for sharing your prostrate problem with us. See item #1 below for an up-date on the reunion]]


Did y'all know that:

1. The REUNION this year will be 13-15 September at the Holiday Inn in Hershey as the main lodging (at $79 per nite) and hospitality site. They are a convention hotel and fill up quickly and are trying to meet all of our needs, albeit from a distance. I signed a contract with Donna Centofanti in November or December for our stay at the Hershey, PA Holiday Inn. Please send the following or similar email to and be sure to include me, as Cc. ASAP. I'll use that info to insure that enuf rooms are available, if needed. They may or may not reply, but don't worry. Keep me posted and when we get back from FL the first part of March Patty and I will travel the 3 hours to Hershey and deal with Donna directly, Also, at that time I will finalize the menu choices. Please bear with an old geezer like me........ I'm trying my best at a distance. You can make the reservations by calling 1-717-469-0661 or 1554. If U call, please let me know so that I can keep an accurate count, etc. Thus far, 25 people have registered.


I will be attending the TUSLOG Det 27 and 4-4 Reunion and request that a NONsmoking room (King Preferable) be reserved for me and my wife for (13-14) Sept 2002 @ $79 per day, per contract agreement between Elder RC Green and Donna Centofanti.

Please confirm my reservation by return Email (list your email address) with Cc copy to (Elder RC Green)

(Check-in on 13 Sept, Check out (15) Sept)

Please advise of any other requirements, such as Credit Card info and arrival and cancellation policies. Many thanks,

Here the reply that Walt Dubicki received: Thank you for your inquiry into the Holiday Inn for your conference. We have you checking in on 9/13 for 2 nights. Confirmation number 65712141. Your reservation is tentatively being held for 10 days. Please call Leslie Brinton at 717-469-0661 x-504 with your credit card to secure your reservation. We do have a 6pm same day cancel policy should you need to cancel. Thank you. Jill Chatfield, Holiday Inn Executive Assistant

2. In my opinion discipline is a virtue that has been lost and forgotten and discarded in favor of a increasingly dysfunctional society

3. I'm not sure about the validity of this, but Bill Hartranft just switched servers and his wife was helping him set up his computer, and at the appropriate point in the process, [the screen] told him that he would need to choose and enter a password . . . . something he will need to log on. Bill was in a rather amorous mood and figured he would try for the shock effect to bring this to his wife's attention. So, when the computer asked him to enter his password, he made it plainly obvious to his wife that he was keying in, P-E-N-I-S. His wife fell off her chair laughing when the computer replied:******PASSWORD REJECTED ..... NOT LONG ENOUGH**** (Bill Binney)

4. If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things. - Vincent Van Gogh

5. Sometimes I think people have become so desensitized that they have forgotten how degenerated family values have become.

6. Many will scoff and ridicule me for including the gay and hashish issues in the Days of our Lives. In short I ask, have we lowered our standards and can't stop it? Frankly, I'm puzzled.

7. I have no intention of watering down the scuzzy 60's things

8. That when y'all throw epithets my way, I know that I've struck a nerve

9. I enjoy reading your responses and respect everyone's opinion. Hhhhmmmmmm?

10. I grew up on a farm before the ASA took over.

11. From the very start, some naysayers said that this would not work. Nevertheless I remained dedicated to my vision and its worked and do not impeach them.

12. I have a itch to work on my family tree and its about time that I scratch that itch again.

13. Why do we need armed police officers in our schools nowadays?

14. Chuck Bergmann was not squeamish about expressing his TURKEY dilemma. Chuck is my right arm in sending the Memory Book to those with cable modem.

15. Census data is the most sought after records in the USA

16. We can all look back and say, "Whatever else I did in life, I enjoyed the ASA assignment to Turkey and was a part of something that was very secretive and was bigger than my ability to understand it."

17. You should never forget, even for a day, that U were an ASA'er

18. That I sent a comeuppance e-mail to those who attended the 2001 reunion and did NOT order a copy of Jim Harber's CD-R of the event. It contains 47.82 MB of photo's and is well worth the double sawbuck that he's asking for it. If interested, stuff an Andrew Jackson into an envelope and

male to: Jim Harber, 1326 Oakmont Dr., Acworth, GA 30102-5711

19. None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding

except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.---Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-82



Subject: MP's and their 45's

Elder; I read with interest the story of the MP firing a round and being charged 17 cents for it. If that's all that happened he got off cheap. [Here's part of that story]: "Anyone remember the MP with last name of CISCO who was practicing a quick draw at the PMO or guard shack and shot the place up....... Oh, yes Bob Cisco quick drawing at the Main Gate and forget he put the clip back in his .45 and as I recall he paid for the round, 17 cents or something close to that - Rob Nearpass."

When I was there in 1961 and 62 we had something similar happen. We were not allowed to carry weapons on the main post but in the Ops area we carried loaded 45's or M1 carbines. Clips in the weapons, but no round in the chamber. When shifts changed the MP's on duty would unload the clip and the other MP coming on duty would put it in his weapon. The way we would do a 45 was to unload the clip then pull the slide back and lock it. Then after we exited the Ops area we would point the weapon at the ground or bottom of the vehicle we were in, release the slide and pull the trigger. That's the way it was suppose to be done. One day at the end of a day shift the MP's did there thing but either the day shift guy put the clip back into his weapon or the swing shift guy put it into the dayshift guys weapon (I was not either of the guys; however, I am not going to say who they were). Anyhow the two day shift guys got into a 3/4 ton truck and the one with the 45 released the slide and pulled the trigger. From what I heard when the gun went off 2 MPs exited the truck so fast it was a site to behold. At some point the MP told Major Forrest Clark under whose command the MP's fell., and the MP was reduced from Spec 4 to PFC on the spot. I saw the truck the next day. The round didn't go through the floor, but put a mighty dent in it. These are the life long lessons one learns in the Army about covering your ass and keeping your mouth shut etc. They have been invaluable lessons that have helped me get through life!! Roy DesRuisseaux, Upper Darby, PA., PFC, Det 27, JN61-AU62


From: Dumbo

To: ercgreen

Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: DAYS OF OUR LIVES #53

Elder, if you remember the story I told at the reunion in Sep about the guy that smoked that strange smelling pipe on the shift with me. We were doing the 5 level tape preparation of daily reports. I started on this duty when I arrive at site in January 1966. The guys name was Slim Sanders/Saunders and he was pushing dope world wide. As I recall, one of his couriers got caught in New York and the trail led back to Slim. He was picked up by the MP's and later turned over to the Turks who put pressure on Slim to name suppliers. He did and they were picked up by the Turks who eventually shot (as I recall) 8 out of nine of them.

Anyway, this led to the dope round-up that took 1/3 of ops so we all went to 12 and 12 , 6 and 2 for about 4-5 months till we got enough new folks in to go back to a normal shift. I never knew that Slim was a lingi. I only knew him on the shift preparing messages. I think I remember him as a Sp5. When they searched his room, as I remember, he had 30 lbs of Hashish in his locker. That's my memory of the story. Bill Binney

Bill is referring to the following from Tom Bodine: "Hereīs a little bit of memory for you guys who were at Det 27 in '65-'66 ....Hey, they were good guys, and I especially recall making acquaintance with one young man, whose name I cannot now recall, who was from Old Shasta, California. Are you reading this, my man? I was so glad to meet someone from my neck of the woods (I grew up in extreme Northern CA. too). We never grew close, but always had a cordial greeting for one another.......But.......Seems like it was '65.......a bunch, and I mean a lot got busted for hashish..... You recall that? There was an RU lingi by the name of "Slim", and I canīt remember his real name, who was definitely a doper, and who I understood at the time was intimately involved with the general drug bust that netted [some 27'ers]...... Old Slim was a strange guy. Of course I was plenty ignorant in 1965...... I really didnīt have any idea who Bob Dylan was at that time, but it wasnīt too many years later that I realized that Slim was doing his best to imitate him, especially in his "Mr. Tabourine Man" phase. Slim used to ride the site bus into Ankara sitting there in his beret, plunking his guitar and singing. The perfect beatnik image. But I didnīt recognize it being from so far out in the sticks at the tender young age of 18 or 19. At work, however, I have to say,............. I had the opportunity to work with Slim, and he was a good lingi, seemed to take his work seriously, but Iīd like to put emphasis on the word "seemed" because I just donīt know. Anyone recall this episode?

Tom Bodine/US Embassy, Madrid/E5, 98C/Det 27,MY65-OC66


Subject: My 17 months, 10 days at Manzaralim Det 27, 62-63

I was posted to Turkey after completion of the advanced Signal Officer Course at Ft Monmouth. My escort officer was a Capt Koslow who picked me up in a jeep at the Ankara Airport. Just after clearing customs we took off for the Manzarali Station. I thought I was back in the Bible. Koslow asked if I had a wife and I said the Aint coming. He said you are an easy one. He droped me off at the BOQ and headed back to Ankara. I spent l7 mo and l0 days on site unaccompanied. I remember an awful lot of what went on there and having spent 11.5 years in the US Marines and having never been around the spooks I can tell you that I should write a book. Col Cornelius was the CO. My immediate superior was Maj Jim Parker QMC. The most amazing thing was we never had to want to funds to do anything. I was treated just great by everyone. Col Cornelius wanted me to stay with ASA transferring me to Germany and arranging to have my family meet me there. Had I have started out W/ASA I would have taken him up on it. But heard the reg army calling. I was posted to Ft Irwin, Calif. as CO of 585 Sig and later post Signal Officer and then to IRAN. I will tell you later of my trip to the Turkish prison to pay Pvts Cox and Brizentine(sp) who were awaiting trial for stabbing a turkish prostitute. All bad guys should visit a Turkish prison. The warden told me that if your family doesn't feel like feeding you, you simply fade away. So I am very much enjoying the Days of Our Lives and glad I got in touch. THE UGLE AMERICANS by Roy DesRuisseaux relates to Gene Hamrick's remembranceL "Not every incident I remember is a pleasant one. In the summer of 62 we got a new post commander. As an attempt to start off with a clean slate he released a prisoner we had been holding for a month or so. The prisoner's name was "Cox," and he fancied himself as a professional criminal, a regular John Dillinger or Baby-Face Nelson. He was fond of wearing a white jacket with the collar turned up and black gloves. "Cox" was picked up one evening trying to break into the post office wearing his jacket and gloves. He was pretty easy to spot. I believe he was court-martialed and ended up in our jail. He used to tell some of the MPs that he wished they had sent him to the Air Force prison in western Turkey so he could learn from the mistakes of other prisoners. Such was the mentality of this punk. So the new post commander released this guy and he hooked up with a newly arrived GI named "Harris." [possibly Brizentine or Brisideen] It is my understanding that "Harris" was married and his wife in the States was having a difficult pregnancy, so Harris had a request in for hardship leave. One evening while I was at the main gate a taxi pulled up and the driver got out holding his head and carrying a loaf of "Wonderbread" or some other American-made bread. He was speaking to me in Turkish and I really needed to get an interpreter down to the gate. Our new interpreter, Ali, came down and talked with the driver, who explained that he was bringing two GIs back to the post when one of them said he was feeling ill. The driver pulled over and helped the sick GI lie down on the ground and was giving him some smelling salts when the other GI hit him over the head with a billy club. He said he dropped to his knees but was able to see the two guys running off. When Ali asked him if he could describe either of them, the driver said one of them was wearing a white jacket and black gloves. "Cox," I told Ali, and we got the information to O'Leary. Shortly thereafter word came down to the main gate that there had been an incident in Ankara where a Turkish lady of the night had been cut up by some GIs. I was told to start sending all buses and cars to the PMO as the brass wanted to question everyone about this incident. I don't know at what point I started thinking that the two incidents might be related, but it was pretty soon after I got the info. I know at midnight chow most of the MPs who were working the swing shift thought this was probably true. We were all pretty wide awake at this time, as this was the biggest thing that had happened at Det. 27 during our time there, so we all headed over to the newly installed bowling alley. At about 2 or 2:30 a.m. we went back to the PMO to see if anything new had happened. It was during this time that one of the officers wanted to look at the log from the swing shift. After going over the log he wondered if maybe the two incidents might be related. It seemed he had finally reached the same conclusion most of the MPs had several hours earlier. It was decided that in the morning our squad would split up into several teams along with several MPs from the day shift. We would go out and search several of the nearby villages to see if we could locate Cox and Harris or find someone who may have seen them. Ed Larkin, Pat Baker and I went together and went to a couple of villages without any success. At about noon we went back to post to eat and to map out where we would go in the afternoon. We decided to check out a quarry where they made pottery or bricks, I've forgotten which. It was located near the road that came from Det. 27 into the main road to Ankara. After looking around we decided we better get back as we would need to get ready to work the swing shift. As we were about to leave the quarry entrance we saw a couple of Jeeps and an Army staff car coming from Det. 27 heading out onto the highway to Ankara. "They must have caught them," we all said. "Let's head back."When we got back to post O'Leary told us that Cox and Harris were picked up a mile or so behind the ops building. They had on backpacks and were planning on walking to Lebanon. They were turned over to the Turkish authorities. I believe they were sentenced to 7 1/2 years. I wonder if they survived? I heard that Harris's hardship leave was approved a few days later."......... You may want to look up Dr. Derby who was the Post Dr when I was there. He interned at Walter Reed an became one of the best Orthopods on the East Coast working out of Groton, Conn. Chaplain Devany (deceased) was one of the finest men I have ever known and the one man everyone looked up to. He was an enlisted man who made the parachute jump into Holland on D-Day and went to Brown and Yale after being dicharged for wounds and came back as a Chaplain. My best to all who served in Turkey. It wasn't a soft assignment. Nathan G. Hamrick, Deltona, FL., Maj, SigC Ret.


Subject: (no subject)

Reading the Memories from Elder Green made me remember some of the things that happened while I was at Manzarelli Station. I arrived in Ankara in July of 1963. It was shortly after the attempted coup. We were hustled through customs and herded into a van and driven to the site. We remained restricted to base for some period of time. I recall hearing that the men heading up the coup were hung in downtown Ankara at the site of Attaturks statue.

A much more significant memory was that of the assassination of President Kennedy. I got up that evening and began preparing to go to the comm center for the midnight shift. I was still in the Det 66 barracks when I heard that JFK had been killed. It was difficult to believe that someone had murdered our Commander-in-Chief. When I got to the mess hall for the midnight meal that was the only topic of conversation that I remember. Was it the Russians? Were we going to war? One black guy that I was eating with was very concerned that a black might have done the job and that his race would lose all that they had gained.

Standard procedure in the receiver area of the comm center was to print AP, UPI and Rueters news services for the Col.. The wires were humming for the whole night and we kept track of what was coming off the wires. I remember that a formation in dress greens was held on the parade field and some formal document was read. I don't recall who was in charge of the formation. They were very somber days.

Det 66 had a mobile comm center in those days. I recall that the Greeks and the Turks got into a squabble on Cyprus probably in early 1964. Bishop Marcharios (?) was the Greek leader of Cyprus. It got pretty heated and the Turks gave all Greek nationals living in Turkey 48 hours to exit the country. I often stayed at the Otel Emperial in downtown Ankara. The manager was a Greek. (At one point he tried to get me to furnish him with American cigarettes, which I refused to do. I liked living in the barracks just fine!) He and his family had to get out and quickly. We were on the verge of going to Cyprus with the mobile unit for a few weeks. Things cooled off after a while. I never did see the Greeks come back, although I am sure they did eventually.


From: Don Salcido

Subject: Re: The 2002 Reunion

I will be unable to attend the 2002 reunion meeting in Hersey. Family commitments have occurred which preclude my attending. If this changes, I will let you know.


From: Don Creig Myers

Subject: The Lone Ranger

In #53 Bill Walters mentioned the Lone Ranger not being unmasked.........and now the rest of the story..Judge Ted Poe, Houston, TX, in the mid 60's Clayton Moore aka The Lone Ranger came to Houston to do a benefit around Christmas. The next day he flew out of the airport but upon his arrival he found that someone had stolen his pearl handled revolvers..long story short the bad guy was caught and Mr Moore came back to Houston to testify, he was dressed as the Lone Ranger of course. The defense attorney objected to his manner of dress and asked that the judge order Mr Moore to unmask. The judge, whose boyhood hero was the Lone Ranger, refused mainly because those that had tried to unmasked the Lone Ranger never lived past the attempt, and he was not about to tempt fate. Long story short..the supreme court upheld that the witness could wear what-ever outfit he desired as long as the testimony given was the truth. IN OTHER WORDS...Don't mess with the LONE RANGER....hi ho silver away...Creig Myers, Houston, TX., SP4, 05K, Det 4-4, JA70-JN71


From: David Frederick

To: ercgreen

Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 2:36 PM

Subject: shoe shine boy

If I remember correctly the shoe shine boys name was Kamel but dont remember his last name. I do remember that from the money he collected shinning shoes he took some of it and bought a tractor for his village, but they refused to use it!!!!


From: Tonyvalanton@aol.
Subject: Re: FSB reunion 2002

Hi Elder & Patty,

Hope you're both enjoying this Valentine Day :) We fully agree with you that FSB was a great assignment and Berlin was a real party town. Yes, it would have been nice if you had initiated the FSB thing. We both enjoy reading the "Days of Our lives" that you head-up and we appreciate all your hard work to keep it going. Job well done! Nice of you to think of me, but I must decline on the offer to head up the FSB forum. We just got back from six weeks in Alabama and will be heading up to the coal mine region of NE PA next week. Also, we might be going to England in the May time frame for about a month. We already made reservations for the Chitose Reunion in early October and plan on stopping in at Hershey for a few hours to visit with you all during the reunion. We also plan on going to the Chitose and Harrogate reunions next year. Unfortunately, all the reunions seem to be planned on or about the same time frame each year which makes difficult for us career types to make them all. Not to mention cost! I have been trying to persuade Val to get a part time job to pay for all these travel plans :) :). Then she wouldn't be able to go. At least that's her excuse! No, we haven't received the Memory Book yet. That's probably because we did not attend the reunion. Regarding a recent photo, we'll send you one from the last Chitose Reunion. I'll try to scan it and forward it to you in the next couple of days. I think I remember how to do it!

Tony and Val Antonello, Burke, VA., SSG, 05K, Det 27, 65-67 [[This is in ref to my e-mail: "The fol came into my in-box ref FSB reunion. Maybe I shud have started the FSB forum before the TUSLOG bit. We certainly enjoyed BERLIN better than TURKEY. Hey Tony, maybe U can head up the FSB forum like I do theTUSLOG newsletters, etc. Apparently they aren't having too much luck. Hey, how about some recent foto's of youse guys for the Memory Book. Did y'all get it yet?]]
Subject: School Kids

A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her

class to look at TV commercials and see if they could

use them in some way to communicate ideas about God.

Here are some of the results:

GOD is like BAYER ASPIRIN ... He works miracles.

GOD is like a FORD ... He's got a better idea.

GOD is like COKE ... He's the real thing.

GOD is like HALLMARK CARDS ... He cares enough to send His very best.

GOD is like TIDE ... He gets the stains out that others leave behind.

GOD is like GENERAL ELECTRIC ... He brings good

things to life.

GOD is like SEARS ... He has everything.

GOD is like ALKA-SELTZER ... Try Him, you'll like him.

GOD is like SCOTCH TAPE ... You can't see him, but

you know He's there.

GOD is like DELTA ... He's ready when you are.

GOD is like ALLSTATE ... You're in good hands with Him.

GOD is like VO-5 HAIR SPRAY ... He holds through all

kinds of weather.

GOD is like DIAL SOAP ... Aren't you glad you have Him.

Don't you wish everybody did?

Bless someone else with this.