Frost family reunites in Lohn

The Frost family kin folks returned to the Lohn Tabernacle on June 20-21 for their annual ‘get together.’ This year’s meeting marked the 92nd reunion for the family. They have met at different places over the years and their reunions have become more interesting with each passing year. The family had the opportunity to view the awards and pictures and a video of the ceremony in Austin when the Frost family farm was recognized for having been continuously operated by the family for 100 years. A beautiful photo of the old Waldrip bridge framed in wood from the original barn at the farm was displayed, also. There was a silent auction and regular auction plus a raffle of the usual beautiful quilt made by Betty Hill. The noon lunch was catered by Reggie and Sylvia Osbourn of Llano. Attending this years festivities were: Barry and Lyla Bivens, Trixie and Richard, Betty Bingham, Jewell Hill, Georgia Ramsey from Brady; Janet Branham, Ed and Kathy Frost, Clayton and Ashley from San Angelo; Heather Ramsey Otte, Wesley, Charley and BryanJon, and Nelda Frost from San Antonio; Michael Wright, Michelle Wright from Pearl River, La.; Yvonne Thompson from Clayton, N. C.; Nicki Elliott from Odessa; Denise and Mark Matlock, Stephanie Matlock from College Station; Paul and Mindy Catching and Meredith from Lexington; Carolyn and Curtis Osbourn from Valley Springs; Larry and Leann Fisher from Abilene; Carroll and Nelda Hodges from Santa Anna; Jimmy Riley, Clara Riley from Jourdanton; Vivian Doss, Christy O’Keeffe, Marc Fuentes, Becky Heyse from Itasca; Dan and Jeanette Shell from Waco; Bob and Sue Ann Bunner, Terri, Rudy, and Beau Herbert, Ashley Kelly, and Brett Bunner from Austin; Reggie and Sylvia Osbourn and Ruston from Llano; Paula Miller from Richland Springs; Frank and Trisha Frost, Patrick, Lindsey, C.J. and Molly from Portland; Buddy and Juanice Scott from Greenville, N.C.; Vanessa Gunn from Odessa; Sandra Stidham from Blanket; Claude and Teresa Frost from Cherokee; Sheila Dunlap, Blyth and Sarah Dunlap from Brownwood; Kirby Huffman from Lubbock; John and Karen Hill and Chase from Kendalia; Stephanie Morris, Bill and Iva Dell Huffman from Rochelle; Betty Hill, E.W. and Polly Frost from Lohn. Nadine Browning visited with the family. Yvonne Thompson from North Carolina traveled the greatest distance, the oldest person attending was Clara Riley. John and Karen’s baby, Chase, was the youngest. Jewell Hill was the oldest invited guest. Just think how boring people would be if they never made a mistake! The manufacturing of pencils with erasers would have ceased long ago. But we do make mistakes and one was made in the Lohn family reunion last week regarding the youngest child attending. It was quite easy to see how this came about, Billy and Dannielle Lohn have a daughter named Emily and Jeanette Lohn Martin has a granddaughter named Danielle Emily, so we got our Emily’s and Danielle’s mixed up. Emily Lohn is four years old and Danielle Emily Martin is four or five months old, so Danielle Emily Martin is correct. Seven members of the 2003 Lohn High graduating class were accompanied by Alan and Kim Short on their trip to Mexico the week following graduation. Tanya Swenson, Jessica Soto, Jared Covin, Jeremy Couvillion, Daniel Salinas, Chris Capps, David Hays and the Shorts went to Playa Del Carmen, a 45-minute trip from Cancun and across the island from Cozumel. They stayed at the Viva Maya Resort and Hotel on the beach where the water is so clear one can see the bottom of the ocean. Snorkling and river tubing were enjoyed and a trip to view Mayan ruins. Deep sea fishing was on the agenda and Alan caught a barracuda. Several of the party went jet skiing and wind sailing. The young ladies attempted para-sailing, but had trouble with the chute. The Texans said the resort was great although the food did not live up to their expectations. Alan and Kim were impressed with the young people, their manners and decorum, stating that they were a wonderful bunch of kids who have a great future ahead of them. Carie and Cammie Riley moved back to Lohn several months ago. The Rileys moved to Menard and now are back living in the Jim Ross house they previously occupied. They are a busy couple. Carie in law enforcement and Cammie has been studying to obtain a real estate license. Cammie will be manning the American fireworks booth over the Fourth of July holidays and is planning on offering special packages of fireworks for the kids. The Lohn varsity cheerleaders will be working as car hops at Sonic Drive in on July 5 from 5 p.m. until closing. Tip money will used for cheerleaders camp and general expenses. There will be an opportunity to meet the author of “Rivers To Cross and Mountains To Climb,” Charles Robert Latimer, Lohn native and 1937 graduate of Lohn High School, at a book signing event at Back At The Ranch, 2215 South Bridge Street in Brady on July 4-5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Latimer’s book was published in January 2003 by iUniverse and his peers and classmates from Lohn are very proud of his accomplishment at age 85. He invites everyone to stop by the store and visit with him. Ladies from the Bible Baptist Church in Brady came to my home for lunch and a tour of the Rudolph House. The ladies, Ann Smith, Lorene Tennant, Julina Lindsey, Brenda Ziriax and Lou Alexander were joined by Rama Huie and Nadine Browning. We enjoyed our lunch and the tour of the beautiful old home. Our gracious hostess, Shirley Ellis, made our visit special by treating us to a delicious dessert and coffee. Kyle Fischer of San Angelo, son of Linda and Steve Fischer of Pear Valley recently completed a course of study to become a Certified X-Ray Technologist. This course was taken through Community Hospital of San Angelo and Hendricks Hospital of Abilene. Course work was done in Abilene. Kyle has passed his state board tests and is now a licensed X-Ray Technologist employed at Community Hospital in San Angelo. He distinguished himself by being the second person out of 51 classes to pass all 10 exams on the first try. He also received a Dependability Award for not missing a single class in the 24-month course. This is especially notable since the classes were held in Abilene and he was working part time at Community Hospital in San Angelo at the same time. Kyle was a 1999 graduate of Lohn High School.

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