Congratulations are in order for Dusty O’Dell and his bride to be, Lana McNeill! That’s right! It’s an engagement. So exciting. Congratulations, Dusty and Lana! Congratulations to their families. Watch the news for exclusive information on the official announcement and future plans.
Few emotional swings reach from the highest high to lowest low in a period of 60 hours. My wife Brenda and I celebrated our 54th wedding anniversary on August 12. Three days later, our oldest daughter, Julie Choate, succumbed to a pulmonary embolism.
The first doctor to arrive in Eliasville was Dr. Wm. Giles Parrott and his wife, Mary (Stover) Parrott. They came from England originally and then to North Carolina. The Parrott family then joined the westward migration, first to Tennessee and then to Montague County, Texas and then finally to Eliasville by 1880. The move was to aid his wife’s asthma. The couple had four boys, which included Richard L. ‘Dick’ Parrott, who became the wagon boss for the Childress-Parrott Cow Outfit for several years. He made the last cattle drive before all the fencing went up to separate each rancher’s land.
At the time I’m writing this, two hurricanes are headed toward the Gulf Coast … at the same time? Get real, won’t they bump into each other and like the Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat … just eat each other up? Nope. Like a good man, Marco decided to wait for the lady Laura to make an entrance first … fill up the bar ditches, soak the ground, over-run the ponds and lakes, and bring those bayous up to the top. The poor alligators won’t have a place to sun … even if there is a break in the clouds.
Ah, the dog days of summer! Hot, dry, no breeze, and calm… NOT! Well, not the calm part! School has brought the town of Woodson back to life and it is in full swing! We are already in our third week! Hard to believe. Before we know it, it will be next summer!