Amarillo Southwest Life Magazine

It has been a few months since Charlotte was interviewed about her 50Amarillo Southwest Magazine Charlotte 50 years playing years with the Amarillo Symphony. When she went out to get the mail yesterday 06/22/13 there was a magazine called Amarillo Southwest Life in the mailbox. She was reading it and there she was in the magazine it was talking about her being with the symphony for 50 years, her picture which our son Jeff took and an interview with our three children. Needless to say she was quit surprised when she was reading it for she had no idea that the kids had written these articles. She was so cute watching her reaction for she is quit shy when it comes to being recognized about anything so watching her face was neat I just wish I had been ready with the camera had taking a picture of it.


My 64 1/2 Mustang Fastback

I found this picture taken in February 1967, it is of me and my Mustang. I My mustangbought this Mustang with insurance money I received from a bad car wreck that I was in. I got this Mustang in about August of 1964 off the showroom floor of the local Ford dealer down town Amarillo Texas. I’ve always called it a 1964 ½ Mustang because of when I bought it, I have a good friend who is really into Mustang’s and he told me that the Mustang fastback did not come out until 1965. That may be true but I still call it my 64 ½ Mustang.

Heart check up

It has been 19 days since I had my heart attack. I went to my heart doctor today for a follow up visit, my usual heart doctor happened to be out of town the weekend that it happened and so a Heart doctor that was on call put in my stent. Any way I followed up with my doctor, they did an electro cardiogram of my heart and he said I had very little damage praise the Lord. I feel recognizing the signals and acting so fast getting help here to me and then getting to the hospital so fast is what helped me the most. So please be alert for these signals so you too can survive a heart attack.

The Forging of a Nation

History                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CeAnne Harbin

September 29, 1986                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Period – Four

Extra Credit – “WashingtonWashington Extra credit

The teacher wrote “Organization superb- could be strengthened by specific example. 100 substitute grade + 20”

In history we learn about accomplishments of historical figures. Georg Washington was the first president. Alexander Hamilton first saw the need to form a union with in the thirteen colonies. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration on Independence.

Believe it or not, these mighty leaders were human too. They had fears and weaknesses just like you and me.

George Washington looked for his support through his wife Martha. She was his best friend he trusted her with all his secrets. Imagine, our first president leaned on his wife more than his government helpers. To some this would seem a bad move. But Martha was a strong, faithful, and intelligent woman. Teacher wrote in the margin “giving a specific example would have added strength to your paper”. In fact Mr. Washington did the United States a great favor by leaning on Martha. She gave confidence and stood behind what he thought was right.

Alexander Hamilton’s wife became ill after child-birth and, at first, couldn’t be with him. He was all alone in a situation that he needed his wife’s love and support. Mr. Hamilton was so desperate for some type of encouragement that he began having an affair. His mistresses’ Teachers note “ I don’t think you could ever use this term. Hamilton was trapped by foolishness. Mistress is a choice long-term relationship”. Husband had left her and she was stuck in a place Teachers note “ The woman with whom he had an affair was also alone” where she didn’t know anyone. So, see even the highly regarded Mr. Hamilton made some bad decisions. His wife came back and got back on the right road. He wasn’t a bad man, just a person with needs that couldn’t be met at the time.

Jefferson was a strict conservative. He believed that what the constitution said was the absolute rule. No flexibility! No exceptions! But even he gave in when Napoleon offered him Louisiana and the Mississippi river. But the constitution said nothing about buying land from other countries. In his haste to get it before Napoleon changed his mind, he did something he swore he’d never do. No flexibility! No exceptions!

Everything turned out okay, but I’m sure at first he thought he was the worst hypocrite on earth.

George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson, were all mighty, glorious leaders. Yet all were humans with fears and weaknesses.

A note to Mother

This is a mother’s day card from when Ce was six and in kindergarten. The teacher typed up the poem and helped the kids glue it on the card.

To Mother
Sometimes you get so discouragedCard  Ce. Card  CeAnne
Because I am so small
And always leave my fingerprints
On furniture and wall

But every day I’m growing up
And soon I’ll be tall
That all those little handprints
Will be hard to recall

So here’s a special handprint
Just so you can remember
Exactly how my fingers looked
On Mothers’ Day this year!

May, 1976