USAF RETIRED BAND DIRECTORS
Col. George S. Howard
REMINDER: If you haven't already made your $5.00 donation for 1988 please send it to Dick Thurston, postage rates have gone up!!!! Thank you!
Sadako & Col George S. Howard: Col Howard has been making frequent visits to the dental office at Wilford Hall. He was chosen to be a comprehensive dental patient. It seems he had one tooth, a partial, for 42 years, and that to a dentist is a miracle. Photo's were taken with and without his partial and from every angle possible, studied by student dentists and viewed as an antique. Result decision - tooth was capped. After clearances required and blood tests, EKG and an appointment for new glasses, he finally was sent to the Dunn Dental Clinic to have two fillings replaced. He is booked for four hours in the dental chair, during which time he gets caught up on needed sleep. Sadako keeps in good health and makes sure the
Wilda & Woody Wood: Both in good health. Kept busy with his clock collection and visiting their grandchildren.
Arlene & Dick Daugherty: Dick reports he has been working with a company that dates back to 1792 (unfortunately, so does its inventory). Arlene's still working and loves it. They and their family are all doing fine.
Jennie & Bill Dries: Still busy - Bill left retirement to accept a position with Tacoma Public Utilities as a Meter Reader. The daily walking does wonders in keeping him "slim" and healthy. Jeannie continues to work as a Personnel Assistant in the Personnel Department of the City of
Maxine & Curt Parsons: Both are doing fine. They have not traveled much in 87 due to health problems Maxine was having (a cataract implant surgery, limiting vision in one eye). However, she is coming along well now. Curt and Maxine report they are sorry to have missed the reunion in
Pat & Freddie Fredric: An update for those at the
Leona & Hank Uhland: They report they continue to enjoy good health and life in general. In Sep 87, they spent 21 days visiting
Lady & Harold Copenhaver: Enjoying retirement and the idea of getting things done without a time schedule. They came down to
Wilda & Presley Wood: The weatherman has kept them close to home. Lots of snow and with a new car, they don't want to give the "fender benders" a green light. However, Woody is still busy with his clocks and both are enjoying good health.
Iris & Dick Thurston: Dick still working at Southern Music and enjoying the position. Last March at the ABA Convention in
Micki & Lou Kriebel: Lou is fully retired now; keeping busy re-decorating around the house and getting ready for trips in their motor home. Hope to make it to
Ed Dougherty: Doing fine, still enjoying "Life in the Sun" here in
Betty & Ross Whitehead: They have a 34 foot motor home and will leave in Jun for another trip around the
Helen King: Busy, busy, busy, since she moved back to
Blanche & Bob Allee: Bob keeps busy with his golf everyday. Both are fine and send their best to everyone.
SPECIAL ANOUNCEMENT FROM THE "CHIEF OF BAND BRANCH -
LTC Ray Toler: Will retire 1 Sep 88 after 22 years of service. Ray has signed a contract with Texas A & M. He will become their Asst Director of Bands for one year; then will become their Director of Bands. Col Toler has been a great help to us during his career in the USAF. We will welcome him to our society and give him our CONGRATULATIONS for the future, plus wish him continued success in his new position.
Note from the Editor: The only way we know how you are doing is to get a note or letter from you. We are interested in you! Drop me a note; I know, some say that they don't do anything of interest, but when you get up in the morning and keep moving around, that is of interest, so let me know. I enjoy passing your good words on to our society and many like to hear from you, even through our bulletin. Take care and keep in touch.
Louis C. Kriebel