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Tira News for Aug. 15, 2012

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Michael Boyd broke his arm in two places in the elbow area. He also had cuts and an infection set in and he spent most of the week in the hospital in Mt. Pleasant. He had surgery last week. Sheila reports, “I would like to thank the community and friends for your thoughts and prayers during the last week or so. Michael is home and doing better. He will have some physical therapy over the next couple of weeks, but should do fine.”

Sherry Smiddy spent five days in Chicago facilitating a training at the University of Michigan. She reports that the weather was beautiful and the food was good as always. She stayed downtown and there were lots of activities, but she's always glad to be back home.
    Cody Fite spent a few days last week with Sherry and Powell. Sherry says. “Daylee and Aysha Day enjoyed pestering him.” During his visit they learned that Mr. C.E. Fite from Yantis passed away. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Fite family.
    Daylee Fite had an audience last week at her gymnastics class, with Mike Fite, Brandi Day and Kathy Day watching her practice.
    Aysha Day spent a few days with Kathy after having a dental process completed. She said her Nana took good care of her.
    Daylee also made a trip to Chuck-E-Cheese on Saturday with Brandi and Chanse. Sherry comments, “I know Daylee had fun!”
    Von and Janie Prahl visited Helen Weir on Saturday.
    Joyce, Brad and Trenton Dodd and a friend, Taylor Gafford, went to Jefferson on Friday night to see the sights, eat Mexican food, and take the Ghost Train tour. Joyce says, “It was a pretty drive and we enjoyed our time together.”
    Those of you who attended the last Northeast Texas Farmer's Coop dinner might remember J.R. and Donna Durst winning two round trip airline tickets. Well, Donna and her sister, Karen Fitzhugh, took a week-long trip to Seattle, Wash., from July 28 through Aug. 4. They had a wonderful time. Donna reports, "We saw some beautiful places. We spent a lot of time at Pike Place Market, rode the Bainbridge Ferry over so we could drive to one of our favorite spots, Poulsbo; ate lunch in Port Gamble; visited Snohomish County; ate eggs Benedict at Black Diamond; loved everything about Mount Rainier; drove to Orting for the best Buttermilk Bar; saw Tipsoo Lake; Snoqualmie Falls and Puget Sound were just gorgeous. We also had "tea" in the Panama Hotel. I'm reading a book titled "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" which is about that hotel, back in the 40s, so that was very interesting. Our main reason for going was to surprise our only aunt, Janice Cunningham. We've always called her Tiny. She moved from Athens, Texas, to Kent, Wash., back in January. We had the best time just ringing her doorbell and surprising her. She never thought she would see us again after she moved. We did a lot of hugging, crying and laughing. We stayed with our only cousin (Tiny's son) and his wife, Roland and Pam Cunningham. We did a bunch of shopping in antique stores and book stores. Also did a lot of eating. Everybody laughed at me because I had to purchase another suitcase to bring back all the books and trinkets that I bought. We both loved flying. Of course, we taught our cousins how to play our favorite card game, Shanghai Rummy. We both agreed it was one of our most favorite vacations and we hope we can do it again.
    Sandra Wester and Linda Andrasko went to Greenville early Thursday morning for Sandra to have lab work done. They ate breakfast at IHOP before returning to Sulphur Springs to run errands. Friday afternoon they went to the movie in Sulphur Springs to see "Hope Springs" and ate at Twisted S after the movie. Linda returned to Henderson Saturday afternoon
    Wynell Belz, JoNell Willis and Virginia Price Miller went to see Gene Watson in Oklahoma last Saturday night. They report that he put on a good show. Wynell says, “JoNell's son, Kevin, drove us and we really had a good time.”
    Dacy, Elise and Eli Campbell visited Robert and Yvonne Weir on Monday. Dustin and Natalie Weir were there on Tuesday.
    Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin stayed with us from Thursday afternoon until Sunday afternoon, while their parents, Malcolm and Tiffany Joslin, took a little break for their wedding anniversary. Morgan Joslin visited us during the day, but stayed at his home with Landon, Laiken and Rylan at night. Malcolm and Tiffany stayed at the Lake O' the Woods Resort on Lake Palestine. They also spent some time shopping in Tyler. Chip, the kids, and I enjoyed swimming at Cooper Lake. On Saturday, Yvonne Weir, Regina Taylor, Colleen McCray, Liz Wallace and I went to Dallas and did a little shopping at Sam Moon, and then had lunch at P.F. Chang's in Addison, before attending the play “Smokey Joe's Cafe” at the Water Tower Theater. We had a great time!
    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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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