I heard from an area resident, Paula Wiser, who reported that they have a family friend who is suffering with what seems to be poison in her blood caused from a kidney stone. Paula’s mother has been friends with the McDonald family, of Dallas for about 65 years. The Wiser family is requesting “abundant prayers”, because their friend “isn’t doing well at all.”
Paula also reported that her neighbor, Pat Reed, passed away on March 10th, following traumatic injuries from a vehicle accident. She requested prayer for his wife of 38 years and the rest of his family. We want to express our sympathy to the family.
Martha Payton sent the following note. “The family of Floyd Payton would like to give special thanks to Andy and Mary Lou Wright, Mayor Powell Vickery and the ladies of the community for the delicious lunch prepared and served to all, job well done and appreciated. Our hearts were blessed by the service conducted by Andy Wright and beautiful music by Janice Joslin. Thank you for all the visitors that came by to visit with Floyd. He was able to recognize everyone almost to the end of life. We ask God’s blessings on each and everyone in this great community.”
Eben, Destri Nicolass, Mena, and Emmy spent the weekend with Destri‘s parents, Robert and Yvonne Weir. Yvonne reports that they had a bonfire on Saturday night. Their daughter, Dacy, and her children, Elise and Eli visited on Saturday, also. Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley spent Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Yvonne comments, “Wes loved the tower and we all enjoyed Garvan Woodland Gardens. We did lots of walking.” She added that she and Wes tried a new 4D ride that was fun.
Kim and Lee Beck had a Spring Break visit from daughter, Maddie and her two nephews, Anthony and Beckham for a couple of days. Kim shares, “The “city boys” enjoyed running around outside with the dogs, sitting around the campfire, a trip to Cooper Lake, and shooting targets (trash) in the burn pile. They loved being in the country.”
Our daughter, Tiffany, and grandchildren, Kenden and Jaidyn, traveled with Chip and me to Galveston on Tuesday. We spent the afternoon at the Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid, and then went to the beach. It was really too cool to swim, although we saw a few who braved the chilly waves. Kenden and Jaidyn even splashed around for a little while. Jaidyn enjoyed collecting sea shells. We enjoyed a seafood meal at Gaido’s that night. On Wednesday morning, we went to the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and then took the ferry on the way to Beaumont to pick up our great-granddaughter, Dixie, and bring her back to spend time with Landon, Laiken, and the boys.
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 [email protected].