Near-perfect weather for Thanksgiving. Friday a cold front blew in, but wasn’t all that bad.
Larry Max and Donna Hensley, sons Trent and Daniel of Midland, and the other two sons Jason and Cory from Waxahachie, were in over Thanksgiving. Larry and his family of Midland came in Wednesday afternoon and the two from Waxahachie came in Friday, spent the nigh,t and everyone left late Saturday morning. Food and more food were the menus for the four days. The families enjoyed Mexican food, the usual Turkey and ham with all the trimmings, a
wiener roast, more turkey and ham and of course the usual breakfast casserole Saturday morning. Robert, Spring, Haley and William Price also attended all the happenings. There were 10 for Thanksgiving dinner, 12 for
the weenie roast Friday night, and 12 for breakfast Saturday.
Jane Tinney reported on their family Thanksgiving get-together. There was Alton, Kim, Trey, Trevor Tinney, Gary, Melinda, Jacob and Shelby Freeland of Canyon Lake, Ann, Jerry, Tommy Reyes, Chris Munoz of Richland Springs,
Mindy, Nicholas, Brady, Erica Freeland of Grand Prairie, and Darrell and Nora Tinney of Abilene. Everyone enjoyed the dinner, playing games, eating and
eating. Brady, Nicholas and Jacob went on their very first deer hunt while visiting. They made a couple of shots, but no deer. They are already looking forward to next year. Some of the older men went hunting, but no report if they had any luck or not. She reported that usually she and Tommie have more, but due to other commitments some were unable to attend.
Patsy Henniger reported that she and better half R.J. spent Thanksgiving day in Cedar Park with son and daughter-in-law, Mickey and Jill their son Jacob, and married son Jeremy and his wife Kayla. Pete Henniger and his children from Lampasas were also there. She reported that they had their fill of turkey and the meal was really good.
Jane Clark reported on their celebration of the late Edmond and Elsia Henniger Christmas reunion that she has each year on Thanksgiving. All the children of William and Jane Clark attended, as well as other members of
Henniger family plus other relatives.
Elsa Dean Shirley of Portales, N.M. and her two grandchildren Cayman and Timber Rogers of Cloud Croft, N.M. arrived Saturday, and Kenneth and his wife
Vanessa Shirley of Belton, Emerson and Gladys Brister and their granddaughter Autumn Rose of Thrall, Bobbie and Kit Clark from Round Rock,
son Clinton and Rachel Wallace and their children Lane and Colton of Hutto, and McKenna Ray. Boyd Clark and his two boys Eli and Silas came in Wednesday
night from Lubbock for the Saturday celebration. Lloyd and Pam Henniger, along with Jack, LaNell Daniels, her daughter and husband Bob, Tammie Fullerton and their grandson Kyle Tomlin-son and his step-brother of Lampasas, Doug, Kristi and the two children Jordan and Jaylee Messer of Lampasas, and Jamie Houdyshell and boys A.J. and Andrew made an appearance for the Saturday celebration.
Pat and Bonnie Millican had a very busy time this past week. They had a total of 14 relatives to be with them over Thanksgiving. They started arriving Tuesday evening, they came from Amarillo, Houston, San Antonio, Ft.
Worth and College Station to be with them. Needless to say there was much eating, visiting and getting out and about. There was some talk of hunting but the decision was made not to because of the mild weather and the fact
that it would be a lot of trouble to dress a deer and then have to take it somewhere. Instead , they just enjoyed each other’s company. They had fun to "veg out"and enjoy the football game. The Houston and Amarillo contingents left Saturday morning, leaving Geoff, Lindsay and Henry along with Gail Callahan and nephew Brian Strouhal, Pat and Bonnie to take care of the
leftovers. It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it! There was still plenty of food to send home with Brian to A&M. He will graduate in December and was hoping that he would have enough so that he wouldn’t have to buy many groceries between now and then. College kids are always grateful for home-cooked food.
When the cold front moved in Friday morning, Bonnie decided it was a good time to air out the house and cool off a bit. When it started getting cooler and cooler, the windows needed to be closed. There was one room that she
forgot to close the windows and that just happened to be the bedroom where Geoff, Lindsay and Henry slept, and it got quite nippy! The heat was turned on in the morning to thaw everyone out! But they all agreed that they
had slept really well under the covers in a cold house. Years ago that used to be the norm to sleep in a cold house, not like today with all the modern furnaces; and they say that was the "good old days." Geoff and his family,
along with Pat and Bonnie, attended church Sunday before returning to San Antonio. Bonnie reported that they had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had so
much to be thankful for.
Lesa Preece reported on her Thanksgiving day. She had her mother Malissa Lemons, Clay Bradley, Cathie Lackey, Bruce and Moira Lemons from Lampasas, Eric and Ashley Hernandez from Lampasas, Kristen Preece and Ytaga Fields from Killeen, and Keith and Wanda Lemons from Brownwood. She reported that they had too much food and lots of visiting. Catie Lackey stayed until Monday. On Thanksgiving day her Shih Tzu had a litter of 5 pups. Their father was a Yorkie.
Happy birthday greetings go out to Tennyson Gary who will celebrate a birthday December 3, to Lewvon Hicks who will celebrate a birthday December 5.