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November 16, 2009

Personally from Perrin

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PERRIN – The Census 2010 will hold a testing day for crew workers and other employment on Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Perrin-Whitt Library from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. To apply for any position, you need to bring a photo ID and your Social Security card or official birth certificate. The test will be timed 30 minutes for 28 questions. Filling out the paperwork is what takes up the majority of the time. Starting salary is $10 an hour plus mileage. Anyone 18 years and older may test. There is more information and practice booklets in the school library.

Pamper yourself after the holidays fund raiser for American Cancer Society Jack County Relay for Life. A night of being pampered from head to toe with two different massages-legs and feet with pedicure and manicure. There will be movies and refreshments provided and for a cost of $75 for all. There is room for just 10 reservations for the ladies, so call early. The date is Saturday, Jan. 23, from 5:00-8:30 p.m. The fundraiser will be at the Perrin Advent Church. Call Marlene Hughes to reserve your place at (940) 798-2001 or (940) 229-2001 (first come, first served) to reserve your spot.

We passed another anniversary. I’m a record keeper and most is on my calendar. On Jan. 16, 1943, on Saturday evening we set out to get married. I was 17 and R.D. (Todd) was 18. My brother, Paul Montgomery, and new wife, Novella, were going with us. We decided to drive by the Rev. Lon Shawver’s place and see if he would do the act. Todd went into the house to talk to him. After a short time here they came to the car. He stood by the car and did the ceremony. It was short and sweet and must have been alright as it lasted 62 and a half years.

Todd passed away July 8, 2005, and is buried in the Perrin cemetery with a double stone with our names on it. He spent a hitch in the Navy Sea Bees, stationed in Providence, R.I, on the East Coast and at Berkley, Calif., on the West Coast. After the service we came back to Perrin for awhile. We learned about “doodlebugging” and went to work for a geophysical seismograph crew out of Tulsa, Okla. Todd was a surveyor on the first crew for Geophysical. We lived in Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and then back to Texas while on that job.

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