[tcb] Re: I Spy a bus

  • From: sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:00:28 -0700 (PDT)

Well, they were a bit after my time.  I graduated from NTSU with a degree in 
accounting in 63 and with an MBA in accounting in 65.  Most of my time spent at 
NT was spent commuting from Ft. Worth in various VWs.  If I remember correctly 
I went through a 61, 62, 63 and 65 during theat time.  This will really blow 
your mind:  Commuting round trip was a 60 mile day, 5 days a week; my budget 
for gas for the week was $2 per week.  Gas was $.17 per gallon and the VWs got 
31-35 mpg driving highway 377 every day. Taught my first college class of 
beginning accounting at NTSU as a grad assistant in the fall of 64.  Taught 
after that at Kilgore College, University of Arkansas, both as a grad teaching 
assistant and later as full time faculty, and at A&M-Kingsville as Chair of the 
Accounting Dept, A&M-Commerce, and Stephen F. Austin State Univ as Chair of the 
Accounting Dept (which is now a School of Accounting.)  Retired from as SFA in 
06 and still have an
 office on campus as Regents Professor Emeritus of Accounting.  When I first 
started to NT it was still NTSC then changed to NTSU I think in 61.  One of my 
fellow students took one of the NTSU stickers from the bookstore and rearranged 
the letters to NUTS and put them on his briefcase.  And until you reminded me I 
had forgotten they had changed the name again to UNT.
And yep, I was one of those people that got to listen to Professor Graham's lab 
band in what was then the student union building.  I even had a course in music 
appreciation under Professor Graham.
And one other music note from NT:  Don't know if you know Ray Hair:  But he 
lives in Denton, is an old bus enthusiast, has a degree in music from NT and is 
the Exec Director or some such title of the musician's union.  He also buys and 
sells busses on e-bay a lot.
And don't anyone ask an accounting question of me, and that includes tax.  But 
I will answer VW questions.

--- On Wed, 9/28/11, Cari Smith <cariandpaul@xxxxxxxxx> wrote
From: Cari Smith <cariandpaul@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [tcb] Re: I Spy a bus
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 4:34 PM


WOW small world.  My dad has been at NTSU/UNT since 1980 and taught BCIS. I 
even remember going to the big ceremony when they changed the name... even 
though it had poor implications for KNTSU, the radio station. His name is Wayne 
Spence.  My mom was at TWU in the mid 80's doing child development, then 
finished at UNT doing computer science, her name is Jan Spence. I avoided UNT 
like the plague, but then came back and did a Masters in Music Performance in 
'00, which qualifies me to wait tables.
Where were you a prof?

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 8:23 AM, sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 

Hey Carl:  I am also a retired prof, but not from NTSU or TWU.  But I have two 
degrees from NTSU.  Were they profs at NTSU and if so what did they teach?

--- On Wed, 9/28/11, Cari Smith <cariandpaul@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Cari Smith <cariandpaul@xxxxxxxxx>

Subject: [tcb] Re: I Spy a bus
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 6:06 AM

UNT or TWU, if we get the address we can look up at least the home owner on the 
tax rolls and go from there. Grew up in Denton, and both my parents are retired 
profs and would love nothing better than to do some detective work for us!!

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 9:00 PM, Ronnie Hughes <fracdogii@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Spotted across the street my daughter's sorority house in Denton.  Nice bus.  
Looks to be OG paint with very little rust.  I left the owner a note. Hope he 

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