A big thank you is in order for Sharron Smith, who gave an informative program on Barbara Jordan to a group of us - brought back memories . . .
Thanks also go to hostess Betty Coffman, skilled cookie baker Joann Ryerson, and hard working note taker Carol Dearth . . .
Saw Margaret Baltis win a prize by answering a question the rest of us didn’t know, so some of us such as Nancy Hawkins, Kathy Haynes, Carolyn Landrum, Sally Stiff, Jane Kittleman, Peggy Nix, and Cheri Whitlock could just eat our hearts out . . .
Candie Wicker and Libby Brown were wonderful co-hostesses and cooks for sweetheart Susie Guidry, who created a Valentine extravaganza for Junior League sustainers . . .
Many of us had such fun visiting, such as Adelina Garza, Sharon Posluszny, Patty Fallek, Marylee Alaniz, Bailey Gurwitz, Darda Cardenas, Debbie Groves, Margaret Colley, Carmen Guerra, and Debbie Ingram, among others . . .
Saw Irma Zavaleta and Anita Yee honing their table decorating skills . . .
Also visited with Maria Elena Useda and Colleen Hook, two gracious ladies . . .
Ran into Esther Jenkins and Paula Moxley, which was fun because Esther was brimming over with good news - to be heard next week!
Enjoyed meeting Jesus Martinez and Richard Rodriguez, two nice men with McClelland Electric who spent the morning lighting up the shadows around my
house and garage . . .
Met Amy Booth and her mom Susie Booth, while we had fun at a moms’n daughters movie night out seeing He’s Just Not That Into You with so many stars I couldn’t list them all. (Drew Barrymore, for example)
Your free movie review: we enjoyed Taken with Liam Neeson. Lots of action with, yes, violence, so don’t go if you’re only in the mood for a sweet story . . .
This coming Saturday, don’t forget the Pioneer Ranching and Crafts Day at the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg. Fun is to be had by all, according to PR Director Jay Garza . . .
Happy birthday for yesterday is wished to Becky Gerling, Norma Woolsey, and Tommye Jo Clark; for today to Jody Guerra, Kathy Haynes, and Marissa Monroe; and for tomorrow to Garrett Forthuber, Ann Greenfield, Doug McClendon, Jessica Nelson, and Dillon Raad . . .
Note to all readers: the following phone number is not the newspaper’s phone number; it is a number just for this column. Call in your “I See You” news to 686-8056, or mail to the Town Crier. Remember, at least one week ahead!
• On Feb. 16, 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter entered the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen. King Tut lived around 1400 B.C. and died when he was still a teenager.
• On Feb. 21, 1952, Elizabeth Taylor, 20, married Michael Wilding. It was Taylor’s second marriage: At age 18, she had married hotelier Nicky Hilton, less than two weeks before the debut of her 1950 movie “Father of the Bride.” She would be married six more times, twice to Richard Burton.
• On Feb. 17, 1979, Garrison Keillor’s popular radio variety show “Prairie Home Companion” is first broadcast nationally as part of National Public Radio’s Folk Festival America. The show, which had been running locally on Minnesota Public Radio since 1974, is still on the air today.
• On Feb. 20, 1986, France and Britain announce that a tunnel under the English Channel between the two countries would soon become a reality. Trains, cars and buses would be able to speed through the tunnel in less than half an hour. Construction began in December 1987, and the “Chunnel” was finally completed in 1994.