Sandy and Wayne’s 2017 Christmas Letter

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017

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As we look forward to the birth and celebration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we will attempt to bring you up to speed on the past year as it happened at our home.  Of course this all depends on what we have written down and what is left of the old minds.

 Our health is about the same, very little change and that of course is a good thing.  We work out at the Olympic center twice a week.

Our nephew John Backman comes every week, he mows, edges and trims during the late spring and the summer months and often into the fall.  Needless to say he is a BIG help.

Our spring season this year was very wet along with some very tough weather.  April 29, 2016 we had large hail and a lot of damage to our home. Sandy and I and our pups spent that storm in our hall closet as several tornados cruised through our area about 4 or so miles to the east, then on to Van, TX., where they did major damage.  Well, as it happened April 29, 2017 (exactly one year to the day) several tornados estimated to be 5 in number, started south of Canton, TX and wondered north and hit the town of Canton and caused major damage.  The tornados on the east side of that storm were only 6 or 7 miles west of us, so we escaped any damage. We have been lucky.

In early November we lost our big dog Cassie to old age.  We had gotten her from the Humane Society when she was an estimated 2 years old.  Her first couple of years may not have been the best, but the last 11 years she lived the life of a queen.  She was Sandy’s shadow and followed Sandy where ever she went.  Sandy and I, plus our little Beagle Sassy miss Cassie very much.  She was a dandy.

Sandy and I attend the Edom Civic Theater performances, (about 3 or 4 a year) and we really enjoy the plays. We are still active in our church. We have lost some good church members and friends this year, but that comes with where we are in life and is expected, but not a fun deal.

 Have a happy and wonderful holiday season, Wayne & Sandy