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190325 March 25, 2019


Original Twilight Zone Opening

"The Twilight Zone"
Tommy Towery
LHS '64

    I saw on television that on April 1, 2019, a new version of The Twilight Zone series will be aired on CBS. Of course this made me think about the original series which came out when we were younger.

    The Twilight Zone was an American anthology television series created and presented by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964. Each episode presented a stand-alone story in which characters found themselves dealing with often disturbing or unusual events, an experience described as entering "the Twilight Zone," often ending with a surprise ending and a moral. Serling served as executive producer and head writer; he wrote or co-wrote 92 of the show's 156 episodes. He was also the show's host and narrator, delivering monologues at the beginning and end of each episode. Serling's opening and closing narrations usually summarize the episode's events encapsulating how and why the main character(s) had entered the Twilight Zone.

    The video above is or the original opening for the series. Later on a different opening emerged.

Later Opening

    Personally, I loved The Twilight Zone shows, and still remember the themes of many of the episodes even today. Some were the things nightmares were made of. Some were just simple science fiction stories which amused me.

    Even today I remember “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” as being one of the most talked about episodes. Oddly enough, it still has a message we should all pay attention to today. Here is the 3 1/2 minute "Reader's Digest" version of it.

The Monsters are due on Maple Street.

    I personally think “The Invaders” is one episode I have always remembered, even though I had to look it up to get the title of the episode. It was the story of an old woman being attacked by miniature beings from a flying saucer which had landed on her roof. The ending was the shocker.

    I think the fact the show was filmed in black and white added to the suspense and wonder how different the show will seem being shown in color. I expect the new series to try more for sensationalism than the basic sci-fi stories to which we were treated. Here is a short clip from another one I have always remembered. It was called "Time Enough at Last."

Time Enough At Last

    How about some of you? Which episode do you still remember as being your favorite? Email me with your thoughts.

        Memphis, TN - My teams are dropping like flies in the March Madness, but my bracket is still strong.  I hope all of you are doing well and feeling okay. Please take care of yourselves. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019
11:00 AM
Galen’s Restaurant
Andrew Jackson Way
Huntsville, Alabama

    Hello to all of you fellow Lee Generals from the classes of ’64, ’65, and’66. It’s that time again! Be sure to save the date for our upcoming spring luncheon. As always, we meet on the last Thursday of April and October of each year. No excuses for not putting those dates on your calendars in advance. This year begins our ninth year for the Lee Lunch Bunch, so I hope to see as many of you as possible this time. Please do, if possible, let us know if you plan to come by phone, text, email, or Facebook. Hope to see you there!

Patsy Hughes Oldroyd ‘65
H (256) 232-7583
C (256) 431-3396

Judy Fedrowisch Kincaid
C (256) 656-3667


From Our Mailbox 


Subject:    Lehman's Health

Joel Weinbaum

LHS '64


    Lehman Williams sounds like me in consideration of our youth, and my decision to take on the expense of dental implants. We all see patterns in our family for longevity, and mine has several living into their late eighties to nineties, if they didn’t go early from cigarettes and such. My maternal grandmother lived just short of 100. I wore braces as a teenager with my dentist saying I needed to let him pull a bottom front tooth to avoid crowding as i got older. My teeth were very straight at 15 so I chickened out. Now at this age the crowding began to impact a top front tooth working it loose to the point I was sure it would fall out. My dentist said there was still time for that to happened but in the process they discovered i had lost some bone mass in that upper jaw which is less dense than the lower. The solution became apparent that a bone graft would be need to shore up that root area and implants would work well. I didn’t like the idea of a bridge with all its problems. I wanted permanency. Asking my dentist to coordinate my Periodontist, and my Orthodontist, it was decided to pull both upper middle incisors to be replaced by implants, but the bone density also required bone grafts. And to correct the bottom crowding a middle front tooth would have to go. The three teeth were pulled by the Periodontist who also inserted the bone grafts. While waiting for that bone to build up I cracked an upper molar, third from the back, all the way through the root. No way to repair so that tooth went away with a bone graft inserted for bone growth. In the discussion of bone grafts by the Periodontist, he said "at your age" you cannot expect any regrowth of bone to fill the tooth sockets without the grafts. My last vestige of a youthful illusion was completely shattered. And he went on to add “if you were a young guy,” the bone would grow itself. We are still young..right? And on the bottom to close the newly formed gap, I am wearing an Invisalign brace i change to a new brace every two weeks. No more wires. The Invisalign braces are made on a 3D printer, with changes to slowly press your teeth into the desired position, by snapping into place over your teeth.. And tooth wear is now more pronounced visually with all the changes. I’m like Lehman, if I go tomorrow it won’t matter with all the expense. But if i live to my Granny’s age I don’t won’t to look back and say “why didn’t i have that teeth work done while I was still young.” C’est la Vie!

Subject:    Dean Hanks
Dianne Hughey McClure
LHS '64

    I thought would let you know Dean Hanks ,Carolyn McCutcheon's, LHS '64, husband, passed away last Friday.  His obituary can be found under Berryhill Funeral Home Huntsville Alabama. I don't know all the details but I know he had a bad wreck a while back. 



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