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Brashear News Dec. 24, 2008

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“Christmas Eve Gift” has anyone ever heard that? This was a tradition that my grandmother always started the day out with. The first one who said it got a present the first of the day. She was a Brashear girl too. So I just wanted to share some of our family Christmas traditions.


Well where to start, Jeffrey Haygood ran in the White Rock Marathon two weeks ago and did very well. He placed 1900th out of 8500 and 65th out of his age group. You have to remember this is a young man who is in good shape. Beverly said it was so fun to cheer him on. Beverly, her husband, Jamie, and her husband were there to cheer Jeffrey on to victory.

Our sympathies to Sherry and Poss Baxter they lost two family members last week that must have very hard at this time of year.

Congratulations to Jessica Arledge and Chris Allen on their marriage on Dec. 20. Jessica’s grandparents, Peggy and Joe Weatherly, were so proud of their granddaughter. We wish the two the best of luck.

Carolyn McPherson Clark emailed me that her granddaughter, Carissa Story, was involved in the State game because she is a Blue Blaze.

Last week, Tom, myself, and Beverly Haygood decided we would be a part of the Brashear send off for the Wildcats. Called Pat Higginbotham to see if she wanted to join us, but I must have missed her. We waited on the bridge over I-30 to show them that we were behind the Wildcats. We had a sign and were waving our pompoms. Beverly waited outside of the post office but was inside when they finally went by.

Wow, what an experience for that team and the community of Sulphur Springs. I want to thank every one of you involved with that ride. I saw people that I haven’t seen for a long time at the game on Saturday. I hope that everyone got home safely.

Last week, my mother and I were going through some of my grandmother’s stuff, Lela Buckholt, and found the book from my grandfather’s, W. F. Buckholt, funeral. He is buried in the Brashear Cemetery. I was wondering if some of you recognized some of these names: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Murich, Clarence Adair, Statts, Sattirwhite, G. W. Watson, Polly Gafford Bailey, Nona Ruth Toles, Nooma Potts, Button, Bevel and W. G. Coppedge. There a lot more but these were a few of the names of people who signed his book.

Still having some people ask about the Orphan Train, I am still investigating so please give me a little more time. I appreciate all of you that have sent information, asked for more, or called with more. More will come, I hope.

For those of you who are disappointed about the Dallas Morning News not covering the Wildcats, I e-mailed Matt Wixon and got an e-mail quickly back. He told me that his editor said that Sulphur Springs is not in their coverage area. So I e-mailed back my thanks and then my sympathies on what a great story they have missed by not covering our team.

Let’s all take care and enjoy family and friends and remember “the reason for the season.” May the Lord bless you and yours until next week.




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