KYLE AND MEGAN HARTWIG'S SON, ABRAM, WAS BORN IN JULY.
JACOB ROBERT PERRY, SON OF BRET PERRY AND VICKIE SUDDS, WAS BORN JUNE 3, 1995.
ANDREW MICHAEL MAYBEE, SON OF WENDY MAY BEE AND SAM WARD, WAS BORN JULY 4TH, 1995
CHARLES JACOBS, JR., SON OF TINA AYERS AND CHARLES JACOBS WAS BORN JULY 14TH, 1995.
TARYN STIEBER WAS BORN TO FORREST AND ANITA STIEBER ON MARCH 3, 1995.
MARY ELLEN MAYBEE MARRIED JON R. HUNT ON THE SEPTEMBER 5, 1995.
WAYNE BELL AND TAMMY LYNN NYSTROM WERE UNITED IN MARRIAGE ON JULY 15TH, 1995.
Belva had called a doctor in Virginia and asked for the best doctor on Familial Periodic Paralysis on the West Coast. He promptly answered that it was Dr. Ptacek in Salt Lake City. He went further to say he was the best in the world right now and had even cloned the gene. (Dr. Ptacek told us that Hypokalemic and Hyperkalemic familial periodic paralysis are even caused by two different genes.) When I explained who I was, he seemed very short and said, "Come see me tomorrow at 2 pm." I barely had time to ask where before he was gone.
I had mixed feelings therefore when we went in the next day. The receptionist knew we were coming (although he was using a borrowed office, as he is not a practicing physician) and had us fill out the usual packet of papers. When he came he brushed them aside and told her we were there to visit. His appearance was reassuring. He had a haircut that looked like it had been cut with a very bad lawn mower and an ear-ring. He was about 30 years of age and full of fun. As he did neurological tests, I was never quite sure if they were real or just for fun. At one point, he held up a digital watch for me to listen to. As I listed the many ailments of the family we considered familial, he suddenly rushed from the room announcing he could not stand it anymore. He brought in a colleague of about the same age and the visiting continued.
The questioning went on and the air was so relaxed that
at one point when I could not answer a question I just told him to skip that one and we would come back to it later. Barbara had made charts of each family and he said he would study them at his convenience.
He said that the problem is definitely familial, but NOT FAMILIAL PERIODIC PARALYSIS.
He will be in Seattle on November 17th. He wants us to have our doctors send any results from recent MRI's brain scans or any other tests that measured brain waves. His address is:
Dr. Louis Ptacek
BELVA & BOB:
Bob continues his work for the Council of Churches. Now the L.D.S. Church will be bringing food to the homeless shelter and supplying overnight hosts for a week, once every 6 weeks. One of the nights, the person who was to have been a host at the shelter couldn't make it because of a sick husband, so Bob and Belva grabbed bedding, etc. and arrived at the shelter in 15 minutes. It was not a normal night. The rule is that children are to be in bed by 8:00 p.m. and adults by 10:00 p.m., but one woman kept constantly running to the door to watch for her husband. He hadn't come by 11:00 p.m. so Belva and Bob retreated to their room, hoping to get to sleep. They tossed and turned listening to the doors slam in the nursing home above them. Then all night long, the clients of the shelter would bang doors using the bathroom.
Of course, the woman who had kept everyone up didn't want to get up. As a contrast, there was a Hispanic family. She told them about her 6 children. She was busy cleaning the shelter when she learned they had been accepted into Housing Hope housing. She quickly packed, but was determined to finish her job of cleaning. Finally one of the teen age boys took the broom and finished cleaning.
The family got together for their annual outing at Wild Waves amusement park in June.
Belva and Bob traveled to see John, Kathy, young John, Wendy, Sam, Jon Nicholas and Alexander in July. Wendy's baby was overdue. He was born on the 4th of July and weighed over 9 pounds.
Meanwhile, John Sr. had been taken to an emergency room just before the trip and could not go to Portland. He promised to tell us more when he knew more and we are still waiting/
Byron has been working on his house all year. He began in the spring -- by mowing the lawn and hacking at blackberry vines . He is always heavily involved with computers--working on his own and helping many friends and relatives by upgrading theirs and repairing them.
Byron and Lori created items for the road-rally scavenger hunt. They made a beautiful trophy last year, but it was stolen, so they made another, using an old trophy from Goodwill and some match box cars painted gold. They even made a booby prize made from a hubcap and mini-matchbook cars.
He helped Lori move into her new house.
In July, young John visited Wendy and then went on up to see the Perry family.
He helped Bob and Bret haul things from the old garage, joined them for the 4th of July breakfast and then went on to visit his grandmother.
BIANCA & KEVIN:
Bianca was on Federal jury duty in Tacoma. Kevin rushed home from work to get the kids to school. Dustin received the "Principal's Award" and received a gift certificate, and his name was not only in the school newspaper, but also the Olympia news paper. Bianca and Carly exercise every day and Bi has lost 14 lbs. The Kralls went to Sun Lakes , Grand Coulee Dam and Victoria B.C.
|BENITA & JON:
In March , Jon, Benita and family gone to Victoria and had a wonderful time staying at the Empress Hotel. David and Jonathan visited Belva and Bob for spring break and had lots of fun making taffy and chocolate suckers. The boys spent a couple of months in Utah with Mike (their father) and Darla.
Benita, Jon and Tommes took a trip down the Oregon coast with his parents and Uncles Tommes from Norway, his wife and the dog. They dropped off his family in Reno. From there it was to Utah to pick up DAvid and Jonathan and then on to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Yellowstone Park.
BRET & VICKIE:
Vickie and Kendra went to a special Mother's Day program at Relief Society. The program featured a fashion show with clothing purchased at garage sales and thrift stores. The best dressed woman in the ward revealed her secrets. Belva says the people who did the show were not poor, and that some of the people who think something is not worthwhile unless it costs a lot were flabbergasted.
During the summer, Bret and Vickie were busy with swimming lessons, trips to the park and t-ball.
Vickie and her Mom flew to Utah to help a cousin who was going on a mission. Tylor and Kendra stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Perry and helped them can and sweep and vacuum.
Bret and Vickie went to Viacom's catered picnic with all sorts of fun things, such as gunny sack races and a clown.
JOHN & KATHY:
Kathy wrote the pastor of the church in Germany where she found the record of her great grandfather. He sent her that birth certificate, the parents' marriage certificate and the names of the brothers and sisters. John found a descendant of John York's father, William.
THE HARTWIG FAMILY:
Kyle and Megan had a baby boy, whom they named Abram. Carl and Karen will come for the blessing and Carl will be seeing a specialist in Seattle again because he is constantly in pain.
JUDY AND FAMILY:
Wayne Bell married Tammy Lynn Nystrom on the 15th of July. Mike Bell attended , as did John and Kathy May Bee. The wedding was wonderful, the bride was beautiful, her dress was outstanding and there was a large turnout . Even the fact that the temperature was over 100 degrees didn't dampen the spirits of the participants. Tammy's 3 year old son got to take part and even got a ring.
Unfortunately, Jon Bell couldn't come. He works for one of the fortune 500 companies in Colorado and their company was downsizing, so Jon thought it was wise to stay there
Shelly is refurbishing her new residence. She has two part time jobs decorating windows and working in an antique shop along with her home health services.
Judy worked for Helene Curtis Shampoo Company, then in July she was a receptionist for a Family Health practice for 4 days The job required more computer experience that she had. She now works for the D.A.V., but is looking for a better job. The grandchildren enjoyed the D.A.V. picnic, though, where they 3-legged races, water balloon throws and egg tosses.
Judy has now moved to: 1517 W. San Bernardino, Apt. 9E, West Covina, CA 91790 and her phone number is (818) 856-8717. She will continue to have her mail delivered to her Post Office box.
Joshua was excited about living in a new apartment, because it has a good play ground and because his mother has enrolled him in Karate. He also plays in a Junior football team. Judy enjoys being back in the Los Angeles area as she has so many friends there.
Michael Paul is going to school at the University of Oregon and working as a lifeguard.
BILL & ZINA:
Bill and Zina are now in their new home. It has a nice yard and two of the oldest sycamore trees in Farmington, which are about 5 feet in diameter. Zina loves the house and they love the ward.
Bill is working hard. He starts his work week by working 31 straight hours without sleep.
Kim says Spencer is a dream baby who sleeps through the night. Scott says he sleeps and eats well.
Margi has been accepted at Weber in their school of Social Work.
Annette went on a trip to Viet Nam.
Lori has a scholarship to teach at Auburn as she works on her doctorate. She is engaged to Rick Reagan. He writes computer programs (mostly games) for one of the large software companies. (They may be married around Christmas time.)
Mary Ellen was married on September 5th to Jonathan Hunt, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rosco Hunt. The wedding was held at the home of Kim's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hintze.
Bill and Zina:
P. O. Box 601
Marisa Larson wrote to say that their family has moved to Butte. She says they are presently living in Delsa's house. Lance was transferred from the Colville Walmart store to the Butte Walmart store.
Their house will be on Bayard Street.
Next year Marisa will be in 8th grade. Breean will be in the 6th grade, Joshua in 4th . Breean and Josh will be going to Hillcrest and Marissa to Junior High with Sarah and Denise Stark.
At camp, Sarah, Denise and Marisa were to have gone on a 5 mile hike, but instead got lost and walked on the wrong trail, so they turned around and headed back and were told they had walked about 9 miles.