Barbara and Dan Carter’s son, Adam Carter, married Bethany Petersen on Aug. 10. They met at UT dental school in Houston where she was also a student. She is from Montana and grew up with Glacier National Park as her childhood backyard. Of course, she wanted to get married there so they did… at Many Glacier Lodge. It was absolutely the most incredible setting imaginable! The historic lodge was built in 1913 and is amazing, but the scenery there takes your breath away! The ceremony was outside and the weather was perfect. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and are now practicing dentistry in Austin.
Family and friends attending were: parents, Barbara and Dan Carter; Jennifer and Ryan Deaton with their Caroline, Charlie and Charlotte; Jason and Nicole Carter with their Claire and 2-month-old Anna; Carolyn Bell with her Kate and Cody Loverine and their 2-month-old Alli, Kay Carter with her Dana and Cody, Janie and James Slack; Barbara and Wayne Corley; Barb Flournoy; Marcia Rutherford; Jan and Tommy Deaton; Blake and his lovely wife Jayne Anne Deaton; Helena and Jimmy Smith of The Resort at Artesian Lakes near Cleveland; and William and Kate Tamminga.
After the wedding, Dan and Barbara spent the week with most of their family at Gentry River Ranch near Whitefish, MT recovering! It was all wonderful.
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Prebble and J.L. Beaird would like to tell all of their friends in Lufkin that they have moved to Woodway, near Waco. They moved near their children and grandchildren. Mark and family live in Woodway and Carrie lives in Plano, which is closer. They are enjoying new friends, but miss everyone in Lufkin.
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Joy Coble and her friend since birth, Martha Tannery Jones, have been visiting. Martha is 5 months older than Joy and lives in Conroe. They called their high school friend, Alma Ruth Shofner, who lives in Nacogdoches, to meet them at Mar Teres Tea Room for lunch. Martha writes children’s historical fiction books, and she is in Lufkin doing research with Tom Gann for a new book about Chief Bowles, who was a friend of Sam Houston and the last Cherokee Chief in Texas.
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I saw the video of Josh Miller’s proposal on Aug. 8 to Cheyenne Perkins, who is the daughter of Stacy and Missi Perkins. Stacy is the senior worship pastor at Harmony Hill. Josh is the son of Lee and Kenla Miller, who run MSGPR. Josh is a senior at SFA and will be going to med school next year, and Cheyenne is studying nursing at SFA and AC. Josh directs the TV for the Lufkin Panther football games for MSGPR, and Cheyenne is the manager at Katie’s. The wedding is planned for June 14, 2014, at Harmony Hill Baptist Church.
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Happy Birthday: Patress Schaeffer, Cathy Kettering, Jerry Whiteker, Jamie Zayler, Jim Carswell, Jane Horn, Mary King, Debra Brown. Shelby Jumper, Iva Johnson, Cooper McCusker, Carol Looney, Jewel Stevens, Doris Harkness, Anne Fenley, Beth Hopson, Nancy Hicks, Herbert Cross, Carl Lively.
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Happy Anniversary: Phyllis and Bill Royle, Jody and Jimmy Tinkle, Bettie and Ray Scott, Mary Jule and Joseph Tatum, Nancy and Thomas Moore, Sue and Don Jones, JoAnn and Gene Nerren, Jeannene and Newt Courtney, Nancy and Michael Herde.
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Ernest and I left Lufkin for the airport at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, so I could go to Fairfax, Va., and see my son, Charlie Jumper. We were almost to Corrigan and had a flat tire. We called Good Sam Road Side Assistance and the help would have to come from Al Meyer Ford. Two “angels” with Biskamp Electric, Matt Keely and Randall Massey, were on their way to work and stopped and changed our tire before we could get help and we were on the road in 20 minutes. I made my flight, except the flight in Houston had to have the tire changed on the US Airways plane, and we were an hour late leaving Houston. That made me miss my flight out of Charlotte, N.C., that was to go into Dulles. I know that this is more than you probably want to know. At any rate, I did get a flight out at 5:50 p.m. into Reagan National arriving at 7:15 p.m. Charlie and friend Judy Lindsay were at baggage claim for me.
Friday, we were up and went to Fort Belvoir hospital for his radiation at 9 a.m. He was finished by 9:20. They put a mask-like mesh over his head and shoulders so he cannot move and they give the radiation on both sides. His incision is on the right side. He looks good other than a big scar on that right side of his neck. He has lost 9 pounds and is trying to eat and gain it back. Nothing tastes good because of the radiation on his taste buds and tongue. After his treatment, Christine Loudolph drove us to IHOP and he had eggs, grits and sausage. He does not eat much at a time but can eat. He is taking three cans of protein through his feeding tube each day to help his weight gain. He sleeps well and with the pain patch has not had too much pain.
Sunday, we drove 6 hours to Cary, N.C., near Raleigh, to see Tyler pitch in the USA Baseball 16U Capital Region baseball game. There are major league scouts there watching the players. Tyler was the designated hitter on Friday and had three at-bats and three hits. He scored two runs. I think that Charlie felt better because he wanted to go to see Tyler. There were college scouts at the games. I went up to one from Duke University and told him that I did not want him to pick my grandson because I wanted him to come to play in Texas. He asked who my grandson was and I told him that I was not going to tell him. He just laughed. The scouts that I saw were from Duke, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State and Clemson. This was at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
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