haven’t had to write to share sad news in such a long time, but, we have lost
another classmate. Tara Hobbs Smith passed away early this morning in her home.
She and her husband, Kevin were regulars at our monthly dinners at Harrigan’s
Tavern, driving the nearly 90 minutes from Bell Center, Ohio. Tara had been
ill for many years, but always seemed to bounce back. A few months ago, the
doctors told her that the end was nearer than they had hoped. Tara was
determined to hold her first grandchild due in mid-October, but she just didn’t
have enough strength.
If you would like to send a card to her husband, Kevin, please send
11308 Wilderness Way Court
Bell Center, Ohio 43310
The funeral arrangements are:
Saturday, September 5th at Crossroad Baptist Church 9903 W.
National Road in New Carlisle, Ohio—across the street from Tecumseh High School
from 10:00-11:00 with the service at 11:00.
She will be buried in the Centerville Cemetery alongside her
If you would like to make a donation, Tara requested they be sent to the
Crossroad Baptist Church
As always, if there comes a time that you would like some extra thoughts and
prayers, please e-mail me and I’ll get it out to the class. There have been a
few over the years. I hope it helped.
is a change in Carol’s going away party at Bob McBain’s home. Instead of THIS
Friday---we’re changing it to NEXT Friday (August 28th)! I hope
everyone who RSVP’d they would be coming this Friday can still make it next
Friday---------and I hope that those who couldn’t come this Friday find they can
come next Friday!!!! J Let’s hope the weather NEXT Friday
will be just as nice as THIS Friday has been forcasted!!! But---if it is a
stormy rainy Friday-we’ll just all meet at Harrigan’s instead of
who haven’t RSVP’d Bob---please do-- 937 470-1759. We’re going to have a great
send off for Carol!
Carol Afanador has sold her condo and is moving on to Florida to be with her daughter and grandchildren.
We’re going to miss her terribly!!!! My, oh my---who will call Harrigan’s and secure our tables for the last Thursday of every month?
So…………………..Bob McBain is having a PARTY!!!!!
When: on Friday, August the 21st, from 6:00 to close. 1571 Valley Heights Rd. Xenia 45385
Bring a dish if ya can. Bob will have some food and drinks, but BYOB preferably. Should it be raining, and looks like a wet nasty night, all bets are off - plan B is "Go to Flitches" as Vonahain's German grandfather use to say :)
(I mean Harrigans of course.)
Please pass this E-Mail on in triplicate, notify the IRS and NSA to save tax dollars. Ranger Bob's cell: 937-470-1759
PS Carol said to keep any gifts simple, and in denominations of a minimum of $100.00 bills. Please call Bob if you plan on attending!!!
Thankfully, I did not put ‘sad news’ in my subject line.
But, sadly, we do need prayers for Tara Hobbs Smith. Tara has been ill for many years, but now is an especially hard time for her. She has been transferred from Kettering Medical Center ICU to Ohio State University for more specialized treatment. She and her husband have asked us to send out an e-mail asking for prayers for her recovery.
If you would like to send a message to her, you can send it to me and I will direct it immediately to him….or you can send a card to her at:
Tara Hobbs Smith Room 6034 Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center 452 W. 10th Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43210
This is also a reminder that if anyone needs to get a message to the class for help with prayers or to convey sad news, please e-mail us and we’ll get it out as soon as we can.
Thank you all very much.