Travel 1997- Page 2
      In July, we went to Houston for a long weekend and attended a play “Dirty Dealings in Dixie” in which Bruce made his debut as the evil villian’s sidekick.  He had the lead in another play later in the year, but we weren’t able to attend.

  In October, the store building was finished and the business launched as Mississippi Pet & Livestock Supply.  We then took off to Pigeon Forge, TN in the Smokies to spend 4 days with Bruce & Judy at their timeshare condo and check out the fall colors.  In late October we had a visit, for a few days, by Bob & Paula Anschutz from Missouri.  She attended grade school at Freeny with Nancy Sue.

  In November, Nita, Bob & the Grandkids were here for Thanksgiving.  Joe had all the Christmas Lights up for the Grandkids.  His big project was a 20’ long Helicopter with Santa sitting in the cabin door and rotors of chase lights so they appeared to rotate.  He said this might be his last project of this size, since without Harry Caldwell helping for 3 days he couldn’t have done it.  The day after Thanksgiving, Ed & Polly Roy, from Florida with their daughter Celia from Albuquerque dropped by for the weekend.  They had spent Thanksgiving with grandson Mike Meyer at Mississippi State.

In December, the local Business & Professional Women’s Club asked Sue to let our house be on their annual Christmas Parade of Homes to benefit their scholarship fund so we have been busy cleaning up the place for the big event on December 14.  We spent Christmas with Bob, Nita and the Grandchildren in Florence.

      We went to 16 craft shows during the year with Sue’s Stained Glass, but plan to cut back to about 5 next year.
This was taken from our Christmas
newsletter for 1997.  We could not find Nancy Sue's diary for the year.