The descendants of Brice Alexander (1858-1941) and Mary Elizabeth Garner (1857-1940) met June 9 at the Morgan Mill Community Center. The original Garner children were Ollie, Artie, Abbye, Jewel, Gertrude, Charlie, Ross, and John. Some descendants from five of these were present. There were 25 family members and three visitors present. They were there from Morgan Mill, Lingleville, Granbury, Archer City, Sugarland, College Station, Hico, Dallas, Florida, and Arnett, Oklahoma. There were lots of visiting and, of course, a lot of wonderful food. Everyone enjoyed our beautiful and comfortable facilities. Thanks to Bernice Larner for this account of their 22th Garner Reunion. It is always fun to hear the folks who have never visited Morgan Mill talk about our town. They enjoy our old family pictures and our Center.
At Saturday Breakfast, Clarence Bostock was proud to announce that his granddaughter, Heather, is once again winning bowling tournaments. She will be competing in a regional event in El Paso and then she will be at the National Bowling Tournament in Buffalo, New York. Good luck. Heather will be a sophomore at Stephenville High School next year.
Newlyweds, Merideth (Lincoln) and Garrett Dodd, were seen at Senior Citizens last week. Verbie Burns made the comment that it was probably the first time that a member had turned in their nametag wanting a new one due to a name change caused by marriage. That evening, everyone enjoyed the program. Bethany Kolter from W. K. Gordon Center in Thurber expertly portrayed her Polish character.
This time of the year I am always looking for new authors to read during those long hot summer afternoons. Several years ago, Rose Ann Kincannon introduced me to Susan Witting Albert. Mrs. Albert is a hill country mystery writer who writes about a woman in the herb business. Of course, she is always getting into tangles, but her recipes are a delight. Since I have now read most of her works, I turned to her husband for material this summer. They write together under the name of Robin Paige. These are Victorian mysteries. It is best to read them in order starting with the earliest ones. You will find them on the bottom shelf of the Stephenville library.
A news brief appeared in the Star Telegram concerning Lane Hedemen, son of four-time world bull riding champion Tuff Hedeman, and, of course, a Morgan Millite. He is competing in this week’s Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals in Abilene. Lane won the boys all-around title in the association’s Region III. I am sure that grandparents, Jack and Thelma Stepp, will let us know the results when we visit the Morgan Mill Store.
Everyone is invited to a community-wide picnic at Horseman’s Ranch next Thursday, June 21. Senior Citizens will be meeting at the park at approximately 7 p.m. Bring your “picnic” style potluck dish and a chair. Barbara McKnight or anyone from Horseman’s Ranch can fill in the details. They have recommended bug spray also. This is a new adventure for Senior Citizens and it promises to be a hit.