It’s almost time for the annual Tira Homecoming. There will be a program and business meeting inside the Tira Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 3. Make plans to attend and bring your lunch to share at the picnic tables on the grounds.
Contributions to help maintain the cemetery grounds are appreciated and may be given on that day or, if you wish, you can mail your contribution to the Tira Cemetery Association, c/o Floyd Payton, 1601 CR 4612, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
Rosemary Horn spent Wednesday with Helen Weir and they enjoyed lunch together. On Saturday, Janie and Von Prahl and Mary Helen Foster and Dana visited Helen.
Brad Dodd celebrated his 37th birthday with his family on Sunday. William and Joyce Dodd hosted the party, and guests were treated to brisket and home-made ice cream. Joyce also reported that their great-grandson, Gavin Shelton, had his nose broken while playing ball on Sunday night.
Tira volunteer firefighters responded to a tragic house fire in Charleston during the early morning hours on Tuesday. Gloria Kirkpatrick, mother of my co-worker, Cindy McPherson of Peerless, perished in the fire. We want to offer our condolences to Gloria’s family.
Mary Rawson’s granddaughter, Michelle Markides, and her husband Conn and daughter Sophie, along with Sophie’s babysitter, are visiting Conn’s family in Cyprus. Michelle and Conn are also vacationing in other countries while in that part of the world.
Linda Andrasko came to visit her sister, Sandra Wester, last Thursday afternoon. She went with Sandra to a medical appointment in Paris, and afterward they enjoyed eating at The Fish Fry. They watched the Mavericks win another playoff game that night. They spent a lazy Friday morning visiting, and that afternoon Linda went to Sulphur Springs to visit with Grace Murray. Sandra went by to visit with Grace and Linda after taking care of errands, and then June Chapman Vessel arrived shortly. After visiting for a while, Sandra returned home to leave the three friends to enjoy their visit. On Saturday afternoon, Linda returned to Henderson and June to Campbell.
Robert, Yvonne and Wesley Weir ate lunch with Dacy and her family Sunday in Greenville, after returning their dog. They had been “dog-sitting” while the Campbells were in California for a week. Dustin drove down Tuesday to work on his boat. Yvonne says, “We all enjoyed watching the Mavericks play and win!”
Kelly, Nancy, Raven and Lane-Allton Potts spent the weekend in San Antonio. They went to Nancy's niece's wedding. Nancy says, “It was a quick and long ride, but it was very nice.” Nancy's other niece, Ashley, from Kentucky is here to stay a few weeks. Raven and Ashley left out Sunday afternoon and finished up church camp in Lone Star, along with the others from Posey Baptist Church. Posey Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School on June 23-25. Call 903-945-2977 for more information.
Tiffany was treated to a meal at the Fish Fry in Paris for her birthday. Malcolm, Morgan, Kenden, Jaidyn, Chip and I helped her celebrate a day earl, on Tuesday, June 7. Malcolm, Tiffany, Morgan, Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin attended the Hot Air Balloon Rally and Glow on Friday night and then went to the Dairy Festival Parade on Saturday morning. Jan Vaughn was there for the parade, too. Morgan and other cadets from the Civil Air Patrol (C.A.P.) walked along with the veterans' float and passed out flyers about the veterans' memorial. The Tira Volunteer Fire Department also participated in the parade. After lunch at China House, Malcolm, Tiffany, Kenden and Jaidyn went to the Tyler Zoo, and then shopped at the mall and enjoyed a delicious meal at Mercado's Mexican Restaurant.