Phillips News

2008

Dawn, John, & Chris Visit

John, Dawn, & Christoph
Dawn, John, and Christoph came by for an afternoon visit. They were briefly in town on a trip from their Florida home.
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Mel and Greg Jackson Visit

Melanie and Gregor Jackson
Melanie and Gregor spent the afternoon with us, which made a nice Christmas Day. This is the first time in many years that they have spent the holiday season in the United States. Read More...

OCS Class Reunion

A great time with some fine people! The last 5 days were spent in Montgomery, Alabama, at the 47th year reunion of Jack's Air Force OCS Class (when he became an officer). This was the best reunion yet and we are already looking forward to the next one. There are some pictures at the Reunion Recap site.

PLC Oktoberfest

We went to the neighborhood Oktoberfest Social yesterday and the weather was perfect. As usual, we enjoyed visiting with everyone and chowing down. A few pictures are on the PLC site.

Pine Lake Ice Cream Social

The Pine Lake Club ice cream social was yesterday and naturally we ate many different types of the great home-made ice creams. Weather was perfect and we had a great time. Pictures are on the Pine Lake Club site.

Dorothy Selbmann Health Problems

Barbara's mother, Dorothy Selbmann, has had some serious health problems in the last few weeks. Today she was moved to a nursing care unit. She and John have been in the assisted living section of Freedom Village, Bradenton, Florida.

Gregor Jackson Heads CARAA

Son-in-law Gregor Jackson is heading up the newly formed CARAA (Companion Animal Rescue of Arab, Alabama), which is helping to assist and place animals needing a home. Good work, Gregor!

Dorothy Selbmann's 93rd Birthday!

Lots of driving concluded yesterday as we returned from a quick trip to Florida. Saturday was spent with Barbara's mother, Dorothy Selbmann, and her husband, John, to celebrate Dorothy's 93rd birthday! They are in assisted living in Bradenton, FL. Our hosts for the trip were Wally and Emily Gore, long time friends; it was great to see them again. The drive down on Thursday went well with moderate traffic until we got to Florida. A huge area of rain slowed us to a crawl for over an hour and then an accident snarled traffic in North Tampa for another hour or so; it was a long day. After all the driving in the last two weeks we now plan to stay put for awhile.

Pat Bergmann's Farewell

We just returned from a trip to Manchester, Michigan, where we attended the Healing Farewell Service for Pat Bergmann, Barbara's Sister-In-Law. Read More...

Pat Bergmann's Death

Barbara's Sister-In-Law, Pat Bergmann, died yesterday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 57. Pat was the wife of Ed Bergmann.

Gregor Jackson Volunteers

Son-in-law Gregor Jackson made the local newspaper today with a nice story about his volunteer work with the local animal shelter. Read More...

Gospel Steel Guitar Show

Our annual trip to the Gospel Steel Guitar Show is now history and we had a wonderful time. You can read about it and view a few pictures of the performers on the Gospel Steel 2008 page. It sure was nice just driving a little over two hours to Nashville rather than eight hours to Indianapolis. This is one event we never miss and the new location drew even more supporters. They plan to have it in Nashville again next year.

Otter Sighting!

Northern River Otter
We actually saw a River Otter today from our back deck; really unusual for this area. He seemed to be performing for us by sliding down the bank a couple of times. Read More...

Dawn Sloat and Family Visit

The Sloat family from Florida came by for an afternoon visit and we had nice weather for their brief stay. It's always nice to see them. We even got a couple of pictures. Read More...

Woody Sears Passes

Kim Bos's mother, Juanita (Woody) Sears died February 28 of a massive heart attack. Her death came about a year after her husband, Gil, died on February 8, 2007. In accordance with her wishes no services will be held. Our sympathies and condolences go out to Kim, Brian, and Hunter.

Texas Trip and Russell Visit

Our first trip of 2008 was to see our good friends in Texas, Bob and Lorraine Russell. It was a wonderful time again. Read More...