May 5, 2014


Bessie Furgurson and Fran McClain traveled to Fulshear to pick up Teena Kellam for a trip to Kerrville. While in Fulshear, they enjoyed having dinner with Suzanne Stubblefield. Bill and Linda Fulmer were their hosts in Kerrville. They also visited with Bill’s sister, Kristen and husband, Norman, who are their “down the hill” neighbors. The ladies enjoyed lunches at Camp Verde and the YO Restaurant and visiting the Apple Store and the beautiful Wildseed Farm. Bessie and Fran caught them up on the folks in Diboll and of course they had a great time remembering “Old Times” growing up in Diboll.

Enjoyed meeting and visiting with two ladies that are good friends and grew up in Diboll, graduating from DHS: Debra (Taylor) Dunn, class of ’71 and Barbara (Ligon) Burton, class of ’69. They bought some of the gourmet preserves and Debra bought some flowers to plant. Debra moved to California for several years and lived in Los Angeles where she worked for the LAPD. She lived 55 miles from her job and it took her 2-1/2 hours to drive to work. That’s just one reason moving home to Diboll and East Texas was a good decision. I remember her beautiful daughter, Ayesha, working at Beall’s and later, at Belk’s selling Clinque products. She now sells the same products at Northstrom’s in Houston’s Galleria and like her mother, drives a long distance from Diboll to Houston everyday to her work.

Mike Gipson works very hard in his large garden and he so kindly shares the produce with the neighbors who live nearby in the Pine Valley area. A good friend of his and Dianne’s, former Dibollian Sarah (Salmon) Weathersby from Baytown, sent Mike some unusual radish seeds she ordered; some were purple, black, yellowish and red. Mike planted and harvested them this past week along with new potatoes and fresh onions and sautéed them in butter. He then served them with two large T-bone steaks that were grilled to perfection. Oooh, sounds good!!

The DHS Alumni Association is still trying to locate former DISD employees for the October Diboll Day Reception:  We need contact information for these  from the 2000’s: Wanda Bailey, Arsenio Barrera, Randy Batten, Heather Bergman, Steven Berry, Justin Biddle, Emily Breedlove, Kacie Bridges, Juliann Brooks, Phyllis Bryan, Ruby Burton, Jenesia Bushman, John & Susan Capozzoli, Joseph Carroll, Miriam Caurhon, Janie Clark, Ernestine Conley, Lorelei Cummings, Aubrey Davis, Shellie Davis, Elena Dejesus, Elida Dejesus, Jacob Denman, Anna Dominey, Susan Doss, Crystal Douglas, Karann Chew, Mark Dreid, Tonya Easley, Katherine Eaton, Lisa Elliott,Kellie Farr, Shigale Foster, Deborah Frazier, Doug Gerrard, Joan Giudici, Tricey Godfrey, Terri Gray, Tricia Hall, Julia Hardin, Lisa Harrington, Lynn Harris, Malena Henderson, Christina Hodge, James Holland, Vee Huggins, Amy Hutchison, Valerie Hyde, Zach Johnson, Suzi Kelley, Angie King, Jamie King, Crystal Lacy, Miriam Lambert, Florisela Lar!

a, Bradley Latham, Merry Alisha Lewis, Kayla Martin, Melissa Martinez, Kevin Mathis, Sonja McClellan, Laurissa McCormick, Jennifer McCullough, Beverly McGee, Vicki McNeil, Michael Mettlen, Andres Mijares, Linda Mitchell, Stacey Monteau, Brenda Montelongo, Kevin Moran, LaSandra Murphy, Dustin Nessel, Beth Neu, Alejo Pacini, Janet Kaye Page, Elizabeth Perkins, Deanna Petersen, Jason Pitts, Kasey Polk, Denise Price, Jamie Quinn, Johnnie Ray, Mindy Richardson, Maria Sanchez, Amanda Seago, Amy Seaman, Kristin Sherman, Vickie Sims, Aubrey Sledge, Stephanie Sloma, Katherine Smith, Stephanie Sparks, Cassie Stringer, Anna Sturgeon, Toni Sullivan, Brett Tucker, Cecilia Vann, Kay Verhoef, Bertha Villanueva, Cedric Vinson, April Wallace, Pat Wallis, Jeremy Wamsley, Darla Warden, Heather Whitcomb, Lori White, Horace Williams, Jennifer Williamson, Shannon Windsor and Michael Woodard. Please contact Fran McClain  829-2779 or if you have any information.