Whew! The turkey and ham are all gone, the company has all gone home and everyone is gearing up for the next big event which will be Christmas, which is just 21 days away. Some attended the Black Friday and the more sane ones stayed away and rested up. It just goes to show it takes all kinds of people. What a dull world it would be if everyone was the same.
Celebrating Thanksgiving in the home of Phillip and Bobbie Morris were Dardon Ann and Dennis Hayter from Pasadena; Amanda Morris of Ft. Worth;
Deidra, Sean and Ethan Nixon of The Woodlands; Walter Cashell, David Rathman, Dave and Jamie Garrett of Lampasas; Dickie Eckhoff and Lola Morris of Bend. Sean and Ethan stayed over a few days after Thanksgiving with their
Jimmy and Sylvia Stinnett hosted their traditional Thanksgiving bonfire and hot dog feast Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. Guests who attended were
from Canton, Ft. Worth, The Woodlands, Pasadena, Burnet, Chappel and Bend. The fire felt good and the food was great and so was the entertainment.
Elsa Dean Shirley and son, Kenneth, along with her two grandchildren, Cayman and Timber of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, and The William Clark family enjoyed Thanksgiving with Emerson and Gladys Brister on the Brister home place. After eating all the turkey and fixings the Clark family members along with Elsa Dean, Kenneth, Cayman and Timber enjoyed a big bonfire and roasted wieners down on the creek. Boyd, Melissa and children was in for Thanksgiving as was Bobby and Kit of Round Rock. Some members got up early Friday and shopped Walmart.
Friday night Mexican food was served to members of Moody and Ella Henniger’s family, R.J. and Patsy Henniger of Bend, Calvin and Peggy Henniger of Pasadena, Bob and Doris Poe of Lometa. Members of Wilma Meischen’s
family who attended were Jimmy and Sylvia Stinnett, daughter Autumn and her husband, David from Burnet and Dickie Eckhoff. Family members of Moody and
Ella Henniger’s family were William and Jane Clark, Jamie, A.J. and Andrew Houdyshell of Bend; Doug, Kristie, Jaylee and Jordan Messer of Lampasas; Boyd, Melissa, Silas and Eli Clark of Lubbock.
Saturday night the Late Edmond and Elsia Henniger family members celebrated a family Christmas. Those attending were Emmerson and Gladys Brister;
Walter, Eathon, and Elliott Brister of Thrall; Jack and LaNell Danials, of Bend; Tammy and Tessie Fullerton and Heath of Llano; Kyle Tomlinson of Lampasas; Lloyd and Pam Henniger; Ben Ed, Brinti and Audie Jo Henniger; Elsa
Dean Shirley and her grandchildren Cayman and Timber Rogers, and son Kenneth Shirley; William and Jane Clark; Doug, Kristi,Jaylee and Jordan; Boyd, Melissa, Eli and Silas Clark; Jamie, A.J. and Andrew Houdyshell.
Sunday dinner was served at the William Clark home to Jamie, Andrew and A.J.; Doug, Kristi, Jordan and Jaylee; John and Nancy Hicks, Patsy Henniger, CheeChee Brockman, Toni and George Mayben and Pennye Pierce and
grandchildren, Caleb, Joshua and Luke, Bobby and Kit Clark.
Jane reported that if it had not been for her two girls, Jamie and Kristi helping it could not have ever taken place and she was most grateful for all of their help
and to all the other family members who assisted.
Rufus and Tommye Cobern had visitors over the Thanksgiving holiday. All of his children came in and stayed at the ranch. From Duncanville, Vee and her husband, David Peters and children, Garrett and Ryan. Ryan and his girlfriend,
Beth attend A & M . They hurried back to Bryan to watch the football game between Texas and A & M. Rusty and Pam Cobern, their two boys, Chas, Mason, and their sister, Aubrey Lee-Ellen live in Austin. Jill Toppy of San Antonio who is Tommye’s niece came in Wednesday and will remain until this Wednesday before returning home. Son, Kerry Marley came in Thursday and went home
Sunday. All the family had Thanksgiving at the Cobern ranch.
Jeff, Tanya and Ashley Chalfant of Cedar Park flew down to Florida and spent the week at Disney World in Orlando.
Visitors from Midland to the home of Bill and Jo Price were her brothers, Larry Hensley and his family and Jerry Hensley and his family from Denison. They arrived Monday afternoon, but Jerry and family had to leave Wednesday
and Larry stayed until Friday afternoon. Tuesday the boys installed a shower in the fishing cabin which was greatly appreciated. It was a week long spent eating, catching up on family news and a wiener roast throwed in for good
measure Wednesday night on the bank of the river. A bit chilly, but the fire kept everyone warm.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Tennyson L. Gary who will celebrate a birthday December 3, to Lewvon Hicks who will be celebrating her birthday December 5, to Chee Chee Brockman and Sylvia Stinnett who will be celebrating their birthday December 7, to both OraBeth Hicks and John Hicks
who will celebrate a birthday December 8 and to Jimma Hicks who will celebrate a birthday December 9.