June 1, 2021
I have a crackerjack researcher named Gay Mathis. I have never met her but she has found so many long lost items for me it's not even funny. For example, when I was doing my memoir book, "The 66 Kid" (2014), nobody in Kingman had a photograph of our eighth grade teacher, Mr. Paul Lomasney—not the museum, not the Mohave County Historical Society, not the school, not the newspaper. So Gay went deep on the web and found a photo of him from the Las Vegas, New Mexico school where he graduated. Amazing. So, I sicced Gay on the Dean's List mystery and she couldn't find the actual Mohave County Miner newspaper clipping of me making the Dean's List (they haven't put the 1960s online, yet), but she did find this listing in the Tucson Daily Star that listed all the Dean's List Fine Arts students from the year in question (1966), including Robert M. Bell of Kingman! I'm Robert A. Bell, so they got his name right but gave him my hometown. Oh, the humanity!