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Mike Varing - An AorticValve Transplant

 

Jack Etheredge - glioblastoma

 

Frank Mirabella - recovering from freaky fall

 

Lana Weber - knee replacement

 

Vicki Plaia - numerous health issues
 
Linda Dillingham - cancer
 
Pat Trahan - ongoing health issues
 
Bart Darby and Laura Meece - multiple heath issues
 
Diane Barker - pacemaker implanted
 
Charlotte Pace - cancer
 
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Margie Coleman Hobbs - mother of Beth Hobbs
 
Dorothy Sewell - mother of Bob Sewell
 
Tighe Huber - '70 grad of Thomas Jefferson
 
Ruby Vandewerker - mother of A.J. Hebert
 
James Sutherlin - brother of Beth Sutherlin
 
   
 
   

A Christmas Story: For the Man Who Hated Christmas

  It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years.
It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas. Oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of it – overspending and the frantic running around at the last minute to get a tie for Uncle Harry and the dusting powder for Grandma – the gifts given in desperation because you couldn't think of anything else. Read more
   

A Little Port Arthur History by James West lll

In 1895 a fella from Rochester, New York, a traveling salesman who ironically worked for Traveler's Insurance had come upon a good deal of money. Seems he was the one who invented what you now know of as an insurance "annuity".  Well somebody had to invent annuities, just happened to be this fella.
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The following photos are located in Photo Gallery in  "Most Recent Photos"

Pat Trahan and Jan Russell

  Shirley Roll and Elizabeth Hall - around 1963
  Black and White Ball at Port Arthur Country Club 1968 by Elizabeth Hall
  David Petit transported "Big Buzz" to out of town games
Kenny Bragg
  Linda DeCuir and Kenny Bragg
  JoAnn Duplant and Lenny Larson
  Candy Cane Lane on Lakeside Dr. in Lakeview
  Jenny Rhodes son hosting the President's ceremony to remember American World War
  xxxxArmy Veterans 
  See photos from the Mini Reunion held in Nov. 2018, located under reunions

US troops travel to France to commemorate Meuse-Argonne offensive

 

The video is taken at Meuse-Argonne during a WWI commemorative service.  My son, Matthew P. Brown, retired Army, lives in Paris France and works for the ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission).  He is the superintendent of Surenes and Lafayette Esquidrill in Paris.
Matthew is the son of Jenny Rhodes.
See video - https://youtu.be/r34DUoaf9S8

   

An Update to Our Military page

  More photos added to Ricky Bradley in Army page 1.
Added Ruelle Parker to our Marine page with photos. 
Added Jim Sandifer with an Army photo in Army page 2.
   
   
   
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