Sunday, November 30, 2008

Jane Morris Bay - Careers & Experiences

Our own Jane Morris Bay has led a very interesting life - sad in ways, but seemingly fulfilling with two wonderful careers. The first is with George Lucas, an American film director, producer, and screenwriter, the creator of the epic space opera saga Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Her second career is as an author. Her first book, PRECIOUS JEWELS OF TIBET – A Journey to the Roof of the World, was written on weekends during the three years between her first and second visits to Tibet. Her second book, LOVE & LOSS – A Story About Life, Death, and Rebirth, was born out of grief for the loss of her beloved adopted Tibetan daughter, Namgyal Youdon. She is currently working on two other books, a memoir entitled Growing Up Southern, and an anthology of short stories called The Magic of New Mexico about her experiences on the Navajo and Hopi reservations, and the Pueblos along the Rio Grande River.

Jane has a web site that has many interesting links about her careers and experiences. Please visit this web site at the link shown below.

Jane Bay's Web Site

The Dalai Lama Foundation has a couple of interesting blogs in which Jane is interviewed. The first one below is about her career with George Lucas. Please follow the link below and click on the pod player.

Jane Bay's Day Job With George Lucas

The second is about her relationship with and loss of her beloved adopted Tibetan daughter, Namgyal Youdon. Please follow the link below and click on the pod player.

Love & Loss: A Story About Life, Death, and Rebirth

Note: The pod player uses QuickTime to play the interviews. Older versions of QuickTime are not compatible with Vista, so you may have to update your QuickTime player.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Update On Leon Futch

An update from Rosemary Futch

Came home to get clothes and back to Tampa. Leon came through the four hour operation okay but he had a nerve block on his leg and still is numb which is a side effect. Can't walk on the new knee replacement because his knee buckles because it is still numb. They won't release him from the hospital until he can walk with a walker on the new implant-catch twenty two situation. He is aggravated and bored laying around , so if anyone wants to call and talk to him his direct line in his room is: 813-8441756.

Rosemary Futch

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Leon Futch To Have Knee Replacement

Leon's surgery is set for 11:00 am on 11/26/08.Can you believe we have to be at Tampa General Hospital at 7:00 am! This will be a total knee replacement.I will keep everyone updated.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Rosemary Futch

Contact information:
4000 Berkley Road
Auburndale, FL, 33823

Friday, November 14, 2008

James Waibel Had The Coolest Chopped And Channeled Hot Rods At LHS

You remember Jimmy Waibel? He was the one who had the coolest chopped and channeled hot rods at school. He blueprinted Chrysler engines, and became so good at it that after he graduated, he built racing engines for Chrysler corporation. He also built world record dragster engines, and held some world records himself. I remember he also built the engines for the Smothers Brothers racing team.


James Elbon


James, I found these on the Internet.


The Smother Brothers racing team will enter the GS field with their 1969 Oldsmobile, driven by Jim Waibel of Lakeland, Fla.

STOCK ELIMINATOR 1. James Waibel, Lakeland, Fla., '82 Cutlass, U/SA, 13.891 seconds, -1.259 under index

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sandra Hooker Stedman Enrolled in Charis Bible College


Sandra Hooker Stedman, we have found, has started a new phase in her life. She is a newly enrolled student in the two-year program at Charis Bible College in Atlanta, GA. Charis Bible College offers one-year and two-year, non-degreed programs. The one-year program is the Bible Training Institute. The two-year program is the School of Practical Ministry.

Charis Bible College Link

Sandra's husband of many years, Norm Stedman, passed away last year.

Let's all wish Sandra much success and happiness in her Christian training and ministry.