Around 35 people gathered at the Tira Community Center on Friday night for the community Christmas party. We enjoyed a delicious meal and a wonderful time of visiting. Ally Massy and Emma Vickery provided special musical entertainment, and other children joined them in leading the group in a few Christmas songs. David
Larkin, pastor of the Tira United Methodist Church, shared the Christmas story. The kids were thrilled to visit with Santa Claus and tell him their wish lists. Canned goods were collected for the Meal-A-Day program in Sulphur Springs. Tira mMayor Powell Vickery and Council member Sherry Smiddy took the items to the Senior Center on Monday.
Yvonne Weir, Brenda Allen, Regina Taylor, Tiffany Vaughn and I enjoyed a “girls get-away” on Friday and Saturday. In spite of the cold weather, we bundled up and enjoyed a tour of Dallas in an open electric cruiser. After the tour, we went to Grapevine and had a wonderful meal at P.F. Chang's Asian restaurant, and then drove around and saw the beautiful lighted Christmas decorations all around the downtown area and the Gaylord Texan. We left Grapevine and went to North Richland Hills, where we spent the night at Comfort Suites and enjoyed soaking in the hot tub. Afterward, we played games (Catch Phrase and Tri-Bond). On Saturday, we shopped at Grapevine Mills mall, and then ate at Jason's Deli before returning home.
Tonja Horn came for a quick weekend visit with her mother, Liz Steinsiek, in Sulphur Springs. She had planned to fly back to Chicago on Sunday, but flights were cancelled due to the snow storm there. Chip and I met them at Chili's for lunch on Sunday.
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