Phillips News

2004

Missouri Trip

Our last trip of the year was another great experience. Christine Kurtz-Fuerhoff and her daughter, Hannah, shared their beautiful St. Charles, MO home with us for several days. We always find lots to talk about and her dinner parties are exceptional. And St. Charles is always an interesting city with lots of civic pride. We especially enjoyed our visit to The Foundry Art Centre, where you can talk with artists at work. Tony Schanuel is a digital artist who essentially gave us a half hour lesson on his G-5 Mac; his work is wonderful!

Texas And The Russells

Lorraine and Bob Russell
It was a pleasant trip to Texas for an enjoyable couple of days with Bob & Lorraine Russell, friends from Air Force days. We talked for 2+ days and still had more to say! The two day drive both ways was about perfect and we again checked out one of our favorite "value" stores in Meridian, MS, Hudson's Treasure Hunt. Even the weather was wonderful. All trips should be this great.

Florida Trip

A quick trip to Florida was made this week to visit Wally & Emily Gore and Dorothy & John Selbmann. It was an enjoyable trip except for I-75 in South Georgia, where we had to use side roads to avoid huge back-ups. At least the weather was fine.

Michigan Trip

We just returned from a seven day trip to Michigan where we visited Robin and family in Kalamazoo and Brian and family in Walled Lake. The weather was unseasonably warm and the drive both directions was great. We also discovered that the Fairfield Inn now has high-speed internet access in all of its locations, so we have a new favorite motel!

Tropical Storm Ivan

Tropical storm Ivan passed about 10 miles east of our place, but we got just 50 mile per hour winds and about 5 inches of rain. The power was off for around 7 hours and a lot of tree limbs were blown down, but no other damage. Others had trees blown down on houses and cars. Overall no real problems in this area.

OCS Reunion at Dayton

This was a reunion of Jack's Air Force Officer Candidate School Class of 1961 where they all became second lieutenants. Read More...

Christoph Visits Arab

Our grandson, Christoph Seabrook, and his step-father, John Sloat, visited us on Thursday and Friday. They came up from Florida for loads of fishing and even a picnic on the back deck; lots of fun for all.

2004 "Trip To Nowhere"

We just returned from a 5 day trip to Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, and Tennessee. Here is a review of the trip and a picture. Read More...

Missouri Trip

We spent the past four days visiting Christine Kurtz-Fuerhoff and her daughter, Hannah, in St. Charles, MO. They were the perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome. Look at these pictures of a local statue. Read More...

Edwin Kurtz Passes

Edwin Kurtz, Barbara's uncle and God father, passed away Monday evening, May 17, 2004, at age 86. There were no services as he wished.

Michigan Trip - Nicholas Born

Nicholas Edward McNair arrived 5 weeks early at 11:18 pm, Wednesday, 5/12/04! He weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces. As luck would have it, Barbara and Jack arrived in Kalamazoo on Thursday afternoon for their spring visit and got to see Nicholas when he was only hours old. After two days with the McNair family we headed over to Walled Lake to see the Bos family.

Gospel Steel Guitar Show

We spent last weekend at a great music show in Indianapolis. Here are a few pictures of some of our friends.

Dawn Phillips Gets Married

Dawn Phillips and John Sloat were married in a small, private ceremony in Florida.