Michael and Shelia Boyd enjoyed a trip to Branson, Missouri. Shelia reports, “We got to spend time with his sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Gary Furzman. They fed us and we had time with our niece and nephews. At Branson, we caught a show called Absolutely Country Definitely Gospel dinner show with Faith’s Journey. It was great. The cooler weather hit there first, so Michael loved it. We hadn’t been to Silver Dollar City since the kids were little. Had a ball, but I would suggest the two day pass, that is what we did. That way, the first day you can find your bearings, stay until you get tired and then finish up the next day.”
Robert Weir celebrated his 70th birthday (October 6th) with his children and grandchildren in Durant. Yvonne says, “Lots of swimming and arcades for the kids.” She adds, “Wesley played Bright Star baseball Monday and had a good time. Hit the first ball both times.” Yvonne attended a ladies retreat in May Pearl with her church the 12th and 13th.
Tommy and Carolyn Long met their son Reid in Waco and they went to Austin last weekend. They, also, met their other son, John, and his wife and son, Stephanie and Quentin and celebrated John and Stephanie’s birthdays. While there they attended the Texas Longhorns football game against the Baylor Bears.
Our granddaughter, Jaidyn Joslin, and I celebrated our birthdays together on Friday, October 5th. Mine is October 6th and hers is October 9th. Chip grilled steaks and Tiffany made the birthday cake and helped with the meal preparation. Also joining us were Tiffany’s friend, Perry, from Arkansas, Malcolm and Kenden Joslin and Kenden’s friend, Whitney, and Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Morgan, and Slaiden Joslin.
I met my friends, Yvonne Weir, Brenda Allen, and Regina Taylor for a birthday lunch at Roma’s in Sulphur Springs on Tuesday, October 16th.
A small group gathered for the North Hopkins Alumni Association homecoming on Saturday. I’m sure the weather kept many away. They missed an evening of good food, prepared by Andy and Mary Lou Wright, good music by the Monday Night Jam Band, a good video honoring the Classes of 1968, 1978, and 1988, prepared by Amie Davidson and her students, and a good time of visiting with old friends. Mark your calendar for next year. The homecoming will be on Saturday, October 12th.
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