Natalie Weir spent Feb. 1 with Robert and Yvonne Weir. Yvonne reports that she and Natalie “enjoyed dinner at Lou Viney's, visited the Pocket Shoppes and listened to the music on Main
Street.” Natalie is attending TWU College of Nursing in Dallas and getting ready to start her clinicals at Baylor-Carrollton.
Destri Weir visited her friend, Julie Littlefield, in Austin the weekend of Feb. 2, and, according to all reports, they had a great time. Floyd Benefield visited the Weirs on Sunday afternoon. Yvonne says, “We laughed and laughed together. Good friends are hard to come by.”
It was a busy week around the home of Floyd and Martha Payton. Regina Payton came on Tuesday evening to spend a few days with her parents, and they decided to do some spring work in the yard. Floyd pulled up some stumps and shrubs with the tractor, while Regina and Martha prepared some flower beds for new "knockout" roses, with crape myrtles at a later date. Brad Payton and son Eric from San Diego came on Thursday afternoon. Friday morning everyone had a job, Regina and Eric laid drip irrigation lines in the flower beds, planted the roses and mulched the flower beds. Brad and his dad worked on the mailbox, while Martha prepared lunch. She comments, “We all had a very nice time together, and us old folks certainly appreciated all the work.”
Sherry Smiddy is spending nine days in Chicago, where it is very cold, snowy and windy, as usual. However, it is restaurant week, and staying on “The Magnificent Mile,” she made good use of the deals for amazing restaurants. Sherry says, “Ready to get home to Texas … the 5,000 canceled flights over the weekend will make it an adventure to say the least.” Daylee Fite and Aysha Day attended the “That's My Girl Dance” with Chanse Fite. Everyone had a great time.
Rick and Judy Petty were in Magnolia, Texas, this past weekend to watch their grandson, Tyler Petty, compete in swimming. While there, they visited with Judy's sister, Dorothy Pennix and family.
Malcolm, Tiffany, Jaidyn and Kenden Joslin, Kenden's friend Dayton, and Chip and I attended a fellowship for the deaf, hearing-impaired, interpreters and their families on Saturday at The ROC in Sulphur Springs. Twenty people gathered for the event and enjoyed good food and fun. Chip and I took Kenden to his Little Dribblers basketball game in Campbell on Saturday evening. Tiffany helped Jaidyn get ready for the “father/daughter” dance, which Malcolm and Jaidyn attended at North Hopkins School on Saturday night. Morgan Joslin spent Friday evening and Saturday in Civil Air Patrol training for their upcoming Color Guard competition.
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