Myrna and John Hendrick recently spent 10 days in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, the Maritime Islands of Canada. While on Prince Edward Island, they celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. They especially liked Prince Edward Island because of the beautiful fields of potatoes, cabbage, onions, and other vegetables.
They spent the last part of the tour in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a beautiful town by the sea. When they left Halifax the temperature was 58 degrees, and on arrival at DFW Airport it was 104 degrees at 8 p.m.
They met many new friends. John and Myrna have met people from all over the world on these tours.
The longtime camping tradition of the Taylor and Tarpley families continues, even after 43 years. It was around 1970 when Gene and Mattie Taylor along with best friends Melvin and Grace Tarpley first started going camping at Proctor Lake. Their children ranged in age from teenagers to toddlers.
They have continued going to Proctor Lake and camping together three times a year: Memorial Day weekend, July 4th weekend, and Labor Day weekend, along with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Many friends have also attended over the years.
Gene Taylor has passed on, but Mattie continues to attend, and encourages all of her descendants to do likewise.
I remember attending one of these camping trips when I was in high school. I think all of my Sunday School class was invited. Melvin Tarpley drove the boat and taught us how to waterski. He spent many hours out in that boat, pulling us all over the lake.
Mattie told me that there were 78 people who attended over the Labor Day weekend, and 35 of them were children aged 12 and under. Dwayne Tarpley built a “play zone” for the littlest tykes, so they could play in the dirt safely. Some of the friends that attended were David Peacock and family, Jennifer Moore and family, and Dan Addison and family. Friends that are invited are asked to follow the Taylor/Tarpley rules, and fun and fellowship is enjoyed by all.
The first 4-H meeting of the new school year was held Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Lipan Community Center. Kelly Tuggle welcomed everyone in attendance. She and Jodi Overton are the co-leaders of this year’s 4-H group. President Wyatt Mercer presided over the meeting. Members voted to perform a community service project, “Adopt A Highway.”
Hood County Extension Agent Marty Vahlenkamp spoke briefly about the many opportunities available to 4-H members. Refreshments were provided by Jane Massey.
The next Lipan 4-H meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m. at the Lipan Community Center, when new officers will be elected.
Hood County 4-H members are selling raffle tickets where you can “Win-a-Ton of Feed.” Tickets are $10 each, and the drawing will be held Oct. 14. The winner gets to choose the type of feed from the feed store of their choice: Arrow Feed & Ranch in Granbury, Daniels Feed & Supply in Tolar, or R & R Feed in Lipan.
Belated birthday wishes go to Dorothy Powell – Sept. 4, Adam Rogoski – Sept. 12, and Neta Light – Sept. 13. Joanna (Brown) Stowe will have a birthday on Monday, Sept. 16. Paulie (Steingraber) Chiles and Dub Baldree will both celebrate birthdays on Friday, Sept. 20. Happy Birthday to all!
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