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Tira News by Jan Vaughn for September 28th, 2018




           Georgia Smith and Joyce Dodd were in Paris on Wednesday, September 19th, for some shopping. Georgia treated Joyce to lunch at Magel’s Grill for her birthday.

        Judy Petty reports, “Rick and I were in College Station Friday, September 21st, for the Texas A&M ring ceremony.  Our grandson Tyler Petty received his ring.  His finance Caitlin Valley also received her ring on Saturday.”

            Yvonne Weir and Brenda Allen returned from a wonderful journey to Nova Scotia, Canada on Wednesday the 19th.  They traveled by coach to Prince Edwards Island, Cape Breton, New Brunswick, etc. Yvonne reports, “The highlands were beautiful and the oceans were, too. We also went on a successful whale watching tour and a sailboat ride. We especially enjoyed the Maritime museum and the Maud Lewis Art exhibit in Halifax. We took a cab to Fairview cemetery to see the graves of 130 Titanic victims. It was very moving to see all the graves, which just had numbers because they could not identify them. We are busy planning our next adventure.”

            Yvonne adds, “While I was gone the army worms and the wild hogs tore up our grass and pasture. Wesley kept Robert busy.” On Friday night they met with Dacy, Elise, and Eli, Eben, Destri, Mena, Emmy, and Nico, as well as Dustin and Natalie, to celebrate Destri’s birthday. She comments, “We met at Dodie’s Cajun Diner in Rockwall and I am sure it will be an unforgettable birthday, as we ate outside and got a good shower from the big rain.”

            The North Hopkins Alumni Homecoming is coming up on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Registration, visiting, and bingo will begin at 4:30 p.m. A barbecue meal be served at 5:30. The Monday Night Jam Band will provide dinner music. There will be a program honoring the Classes of 1968, 1978, and 1988 for their 50-, 40-, and 30-year reunion. Please help spread the word. All former North Hopkins students, staff, and their guests are encouraged to attend. The cost of the meal is $12.50, payable at the door.

            Chip and I met Frances and Keith Klein, Shirley Charles, and Phil and Carla Kenley at Juan Pablo’s on Wednesday, September 19th. We celebrated Frances’ birthday, which was a couple of days earlier.

            Our grandson, Morgan Joslin, completed his 507-mile cross-country flight for his aviation training on Tuesday, September 25th.  He flew to a few airports on the way to Kansas and then returned by a different route.

            Morgan and Chip helped with the Young Eagles event at the Sulphur Springs Airport on Saturday, September 15th. Morgan enjoyed taking several youngsters for a plane ride and Chip was a “ramp rat”, helping direct planes and people.

            I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or janvaughn73@gmail.com.




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