|Two of several Lone Star flags - as well as a vintage auto -|
may be seen at Dorothy Newberry's house.
|We pledged allegiance to the U.S. and Texas flags.|
The September meeting of the Charles G. Davenport Chapter of the DRT was held at the Tyler residence of a member, Mrs. Dorothy Newberry. I drove onto the designated street and started to look for house numbers – and when I spotted a yard full of Lone Star flags, I knew that I had found the meeting place. Just as I parked, Mary Frances Murphy drove up, and we walked to the front door together. The meeting was scheduled for ten o’clock, but we had arrived early – and so had everyone else!
|With Chapter President Mollie Jacobs (left) and|
First Vice-President Johnnie McWilliams
My program was about Margaret Houston, the Southern belle from Alabama who became the third wife of Texas icon Sam Houston. Margaret was First Lady of the Lone Star Republic, First Lady of the State of Texas, and mother of eight children. After the program I answered questions about Margaret and about Sam’s first two wives. Afterward the business meeting was opened, but Mary Frances and I slipped out to drive to the Murphy home, which is just across the road from Hollytree Country Club.
|My delightful lunch companions: Mary Frances,|
Ryan, and Foster Murphy