Today I got my Punahou Bulletin. This is a magazine from my high school that I look forward to reading. Besides telling about the latest in education, it has class by year section, so you can look up the year you graduated and read about people you knew.

After nearly sixty years, most of the entries are obituaries and celebrations for birthday number 75 or 80.

I graduated in 1955 and I also read the 1954 news, as I knew some of these people also. I also check out the ”76, ’78, and ’80 classes, as these are when my three children graduated.

There was a blurb about a YOU TUBE by Joe Smith, ’54. He is a lawyer and he made a video about how to use one paper towel. The idea being to save millions of tons of paper.

As he lives in Oregon and this is a big lumber/tree/paper state, this is a huge issue.

This instructional video has gotten nearly one million ‘hits’. So I just looked it up. Check it out. Published on Apr 17, 2012 by

R. P. Joe Smith served as a District Attorney in Umatilla County and nearly won a race for Oregon Attorney General without taking a single contribution over $99.99. He is a former chair of the Oregon Democratic Party and is active with several local nonprofits.

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