July 16, 2013
Washington, D. C.
United States Senator From Alaska
Paul, Daniel, Les, Michael, Bill, Senator Begich, Jackie, Ellen, Chuck,
Ron, Jan, Elise, Yumi, Julia
August 31, 2010
Candidate for U.S. Congress
Chuck and I have been impressed with
this candidate from day one.
We joined his staff to help in his campaign,
using every force we could muster.
We truly think
he could make a
tremendous difference in our country.
Go get them, Mike!!!!
(Unfortunately, Mike lost, but he will
October 7, 2005
Bossier City, LA
Mayor of Bossier City, LA
Colonel, U.S.A.F., Retired
FPHS 53 rd Class Reunion
Bossier City, LA
Mayor "Lo" was one of our
FPHS schoolmates from 1951,
just one year ahead of us.
I actually remembered "Lo" when I went back and looked at the
yearbook. It was delightful to see him again and to get
picture for my
"Famous People Page"
I was privileged to meet
General Tibbets when I was working on a research project, interviewing
attendees at an aviation show in Orlando, FL. He was selling and autographing his book "Enola Gay."
is pictured above with his crew. General Tibbets was the pilot on
the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on
Hiroshima, Japan, August 6, 1945. I bought a book and he autographed
it, as you can see above, on "9-11-02."
11-02-07 - Excerpt on General Tibbets from The
On June 18, 1945, President Truman approved military plans for the
invasion of Japan. The initial assault, by 815,000 troops, would
begin on the island of Kyushu on November 1, followed five months later
by an attack by 1.2 million troops on the island of Honshu. Gen.
Douglas MacArthur said it could take 10 years to wipe out the last
pockets of resistance, with total American losses reaching 1 million
Less than a month after Truman approved the
the first automatic bomb was tested successfully at
Because he feared giving protestors a place to
General Tibbets did not want a funeral or headstone.
He requested that his ashes be scattered over the North Atlantic Ocean.
GENERAL PAUL W. TIBBETS
Enola Gay Pilot
Jackie in front of the
Enola Gay at the
Air Museum in VA/DC
To the left is General Paul W. Tibbets and me in 2002.
There was a long
line at his table all day to buy his book and get his
The book states "President Truman summoned
me to the White House one day,
and he said: "Don't you ever lose any
sleep over the fact that you
planned and carried out that mission.
It was my decision. You had no choice."
stated that he often thinks of the
well-known sign on
"The buck stops here."
General Tibbets went on to say "I didn't start the war,
I didn't do
anything except what I was told to do,
what I had sworn to do, years
before, which is
"Fight for the defense of this country."
site for General Tibbets
RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI
Mayor of New York City, NY
(In Tampa to root for his NY Giants)
came through the Tampa, FL airport to attend the 2000 Super
I had been fortunate enough to be working at the
souvenir table at the airport.
We saw a lot of celebrities
that day, but my favorite was Rudy.
In picture 1,
he is walking over to shake my hand as I am standing there in awe.
picture 2, he is shaking my hand as he is talking with a TV
with a microphone in her hand;
In picture 3, he is
as we all held up our hands and waved,
He turned around and waved back
at us and said "bye, bye"
with that great grin of
his. I have always admired him.
web site for Rudy
Chicago Bears Running Back
Gayle Sayers and Brian Piccolo were star running backs for the
Chicago Bears. Their story was depicted in the movie
Gayle was in Tampa, FL for the Super Bowl. He was
autographing a football for me in this picture.
web site for Gayle
A web site for Roy
|We were celebrating Chuck's birthday in Branson, MO. I had
booked the Roy Clark show as a birthday gift to Chuck. I
asked at the box office if we could get a picture of Chuck with
Roy for his birthday, & they said " not possible."
During the show, (I had front row seats again) I asked
Chuck to go stand by the stage so I could take a picture of him
with Roy Clark in the background. Roy saw what I was doing
& stopped in the middle of his song & asked if he could pose
with Chuck. Then, he chatted from the stage with Chuck
about his birthday. Chuck also got an autographed T-shirt from
What a thrilling birthday for Chuck!
CHIPS Star/Movie Star/Entertainer
The grandchildren nicknamed me:"Grammy Jaws")
What a thrill! I got to meet the CHIPS star, Erik Estrada,
danced with him and got a kiss. Also got video of
it. He is as handsome in person as on television.
AND, he is quite a kisser.
Virgil Sims, if you are reading this, I know you will give me a
rough time, since I missed your genealogy computer class at the
Sims reunion just to go party with Erik Estrada. You will never
forgive me for that, right?
Jackie - Erik - Betty (my
A web site for
What a thrill to see Wayne perform in person. My sister,
Betty, and I had front row seats and he came out to shake hands
with each of us on the front row. I took a great picture
of Betty with him, but you can see what Betty did to my
picture. Now, is that sisterly love, I ask you? I
will put her picture with Wayne on here, IF I ever find it.
web site for Wayne
Disney World, Orlando, FL
Jackie with Mickey Mouse
(I will always be a kid at heart)
4 Time Iditarod
1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1990
I had always admired Susan, and wore her T-shirts
that Les and
Jan had given me.
The T-shirts said ""Alaska,
where men are men and women win the Iditarod."
So, when Les saw Susan at the Alaska State Fair,
Les asked her if she would pose for a picture with us
I was such a fan of hers. She was quite the Iditarod
Star and Champion.
Les went the extra mile and sent the
picture to her for her autograph.
THANK YOU, LES!!!!
02-2006 - We just learned that Susan
diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, also known
as AML, and is undergoing chemotherapy to be followed by a bone
once the leukemia is in remission.
will certainly keep her and her family in our prayers.
is a special lady and was very gracious to us at the state fair.
Update site for Susan's progress
Be sure to click on the
4 minute video on the right side of the updated page
Updated letter from Susan
web site for Susan
Susan Butcher Video | ALASKA.ORG
Susan passed away August 6, 2006
and we will always remember and miss her
adn.com | Susan Butcher : Butcher loses
1988 - Palmer, AK
Chuck, Margie, Les, Susan, Jackie
Susan's autograph says:
"Jackie: It was nice meeting you at the
Thanks for the support in FL.
Margie and Christopher Reeve
web site for Christopher
New York City, NY
Margie and I were in New York sight seeing and happened to see
Christopher Reeve looking in a store window, so we asked him if he
would pose for a picture with each of us. We were
notorious for that. This is the picture that I took of
them, but the one that Margie took of me with him didn't turn
out, doggone it!
Margie Sneed - Governor Sheffield - Jackie
site for Governor Sheffield
Governor of Alaska - 1982-1986
Margie Sneed and I were visiting with my son, Les, at the
company where he worked in Anchorage, AK, and we saw this
entourage come into the building. Someone said the
Governor of Alaska was arriving, and when he came over to shake
our hands, we asked if we could have our picture taken with
him. He was gracious enough to oblige. Very nice and
personable, even after we told him that we could not vote for
him, since we were from Florida and Louisiana.
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