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Bobby Joe Wedding Party

We were happy to be invited to attend and celebrate the wedding of Bobby and May Joe. Their invitation forgot to mention that it was early evening in downtown Dallas on Texas-OU weekend, but we managed to make it and had a great time!

We decided that the first of March was such a beautiful, warm day that it merited another visit to the Dallas Arboretum. Young lovers were enjoying it also! (This statue always reminds me of a similar sculpture I saw in a park in Lima, Peru!)

Lots more pictures including the Chihuly glass exhibition here on flickr.

Another Early trip to the Arboretum

Jenny, Lynn, Lucy, and Angie together again!

January also brought a visit from the Dilleys that had been long promised and oft postponed. We really had a grand old time while they were here, and we all took advantage of a warm sunshiny January day to visit the Dallas Arboretum, tour the Degoyer mansion, and pig out on some good country cooking at Barbec's.

L-R: Marion Dilley, ShuFong Dilley, Angie Harrison.

Well guess who should wander in from China to say howdy in January! Ed Nance was back for his annual Chinese New Year visit & business trip. We took the boy down to Spring Creek BBQ and fed him some ribs so he'd feel at home.

L-R: George Huling, Marvin Howard, Allegra Burnworth, Mike Crye, Jim Rushing

Jenny, Lynn, Lucy, and Angie together again!

Together again! Before we left Taiwan to fly back home we managed to get a group of old friends and relatives together for a good, long catching up visit. Here are the four amigos, Jenny, Lynn, Lucy, and Angie together again for the first time in a long, long while.

It surely was good to see everyone again.

While in Hong Kong we got to meet old friends and neighbors Ed and Nenette Nance. This was snapped by a helpful fellow in the lobby of the Marco Polo Hong Kong hotel where we met. Ed located a nice dim sum restaurant just down the street, and we spent several hours catching up on what's been going on while having some good food.

Angie and I on the Great Wall of China

This year (2011), Angie and I took a slow boat to China! And yes we got to see the Great Wall. Angie made it up to that third watch tower you can see, but I stopped about a 100 feet below. Seems like I'm not 18 any more!

Actually we boarded the Diamond Princess in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and cruised until we reached Singapore. Between Vancouver and Singapore we visited Ketchican, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, College Fjord, and Whittier Alaska, Muroran and Nagasaki Japan, Vladivostok Russia, Busan South Korea, Qingdao, Dalian, Tianjin and Shanghai China, Hong Kong, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam, and Bangkok Thailand. After Singapore we flew to Taiwan and spent a couple of weeks with Angie's family and also got to visit with long time friends there.

I've already put a few pictures up on Flickr, and, as I get the time I will complete the set. Check by Flickr now and then if you'd care to see them.

Missed the monthly Alcatel luncheon in May as I traveled back to my home town of Dyer, Tennessee to attend the 50th reunion of my high school graduating class.

A few of us got together the night before the reunion to enjoy a meal at the "Toot & Tell It" and catch up on old times.

L-R: John Bonds, Patsy Flowers Johnstone, Jim Harrison, Reba and Tommy Finch, and John Taylor. Pam Taylor was nice enough to snap this picture with my camera.

More pictures are here.


Crawfish maniacs!

We dropped by the HBA hosted crawfish party in Craig's Ranch on April 28th, 2011 and who should we meet up with but Richard and Vernetta Fletcher.

From the looks of things, I believe the ladies should be well fed! Angie and Vernetta Fletcher chow down while Richard was dispatched for liquid refreshments.

Behind the camera the Zydeco Stingrays from McKinney are providing some good foot stompin' cajun music to go along with the food.

More pictures here.


I've had a good excuse for not keeping this website up to date the past couple of months. I've been off boat riding with not just one, not two, but three lovely ladies!

Accompanied by two of Angie's sisters we made a 28 day cruise of the Mediterranean starting in Barcelona and visiting Monaco, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Portugal before terminating in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Here we are on one of the few formal nights when they convinced me to get all gussied up just to go to dinner.

L-R: LiHsiang Huang, HsuWhey Chu,  Jim Harrison, and Angie Harrison,

I'll get busy and post more pictures as soon as I can and put a link to them here.

Angie and Jim Harrison at the Toranga Zoo with Sydney in the background

Angie and I took an extended vacation in November-December 2009, flying into Sydney Australia where we spent 6 days enjoying the sights. Then we boarded the Star Princess cruise ship for a trip through the Polynesian  islands and on up to Hawaii with a final destination of Los Angeles.

In Los Angeles we were hosted by Mike and Amy McKenna. We had a great time visiting, eating, seeing the sights, eating, etc. From there we drove up the Pacific Coast Highway making brief stops at Santa Barbara, Solvang, Moro Bay, and Big Sur. We then spent a week or so with Angie's sister and family where we celebrated Thanksgiving. We also got in some tourist stops in Northern California before returning home.

A few of the pictures have already been posted to the web, and I'm still working hard to get more posted. As I do, they will show up here on flickr.

We were happy to be invited to a special birthday party for Dot Parten, one of Angie's co-workers for many years. Here's a bunch of the old friends together for a picture at the party.

Back row: Dot Parten, Jody Riley, Connie Thomas.

Front row: Pat May, Angie Harrison

More pictures here!

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