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The May Family; Garland, Texas


22 September 2004

2004 NFHS Choir schedule

We attended the opening concert for the 2004 Naaman Forest High School Choir yesterday evening. Rebecca is once again participating and this year is a member of the Women's Chorale group.

Last night's recital was entitled "Fall Concert" and featured performances by all six choir groups. The Women's Chorale was third on the evening roster. They performed two works: Ave Maria (Jacobus Arcadelt) and Niska Banja (Nick Page).

While the full 2004-2005 concert schedule is available at the NFHS web site, the following is a list of those events at which Rebecca will either perform or participate in some other manner. All family and friends are welcome to attend.

date time event location
21 September1930Fall ConcertNFHS Auditorium
19 & 20 November1900"British Invasion"NFHS Auditorium
07 December1930Holiday ConcertFirst United Methodist Church - Garland
15 & 16 April1900Madrigal DinnerFirst United Methodist Church - Garland
10 May1900Spring ConcertNFHS Auditorium


13 September 2004

Catalina registered

It is official! Catalina has been officially liberated from her servitude to A&T Kennels and is now a full-fledged, official member of our family.

Today's mail brought the certificate of "ownership" transfer from the National Greyhound Association. With this document, all ties to her previous life as a track racer have been severed and she is simply a much loved member of our family. Her entry in the Greyhound-Database; joining her adoptive brother, Oberon, in this regard.

We would like to recognize the former owner, James Tuddy Dietz, for his generosity. When solicited for his signature on the transfer application, he willingly complied and included a check to cover the cost of the transfer fee. This was unexpected and greatly appreciated. It is good to see that some of the breeders are interested in seeing that their former wards find a happy home and are willing to assist with defraying some of the costs associated therewith.

09 September 2004

Shooters fall 2004 schedule

The fall 2004 soccer schedule for the Garland YMCA 4th/5th grade boys teams has been established. Following is the list of dates, times, locations, and opponents as it stands now. Any are subject to change based on weather or other causes. Please bear this in mind if you are planning to attend any of the matches. It may be advisable to posted on the 'net to confirm.

date time location opponent
11 September1100Canyon CreekRed Flyers
18 September1200Canyon CreekDragons
25 September1100Canyon CreekLonghorns
02 October1100Garland YMCABroncos
09 October1400Canyon CreekHawks
16 October0000<no game> 
23 October1200Canyon CreekHot Shots
23 October1300Canyon CreekRed Flyers
30 October1100Canyon CreekEagles


07 September 2004

Fall 2004 soccer

Clarifying an earlier ambiguity, Collin will be playing soccer this fall for a YMCA team. The first practice was held last Friday, but insifficient notice was given to allow Collin to attend. Instead his first practice will be Wednesday evening. The games will be held on Saturdays with the first being this weekend at noon. More information and a full season schedule will follow in the coming days. Stay tuned.

06 September 2004

2004 Labor Day Parade

This year's Labor Day Parade was almost an exact reply of last year's event — rain! However, whereas last year it rained during the parade, this year it let up just as the throngs were gathering to stake out a viewing place and held off for the remainder of the day.

A cool front began to push through the area at just after 0300 bringing with it rain. The precipitation persisted pretty much nonstop until around 0800 at which point it began to let up. When Rebecca was dropped off at the staging area at 0810, sprinkles were about all that remained. By the time Elizabeth and Herman had located a viewing location, it had completely stopped.

Naaman Forest was the first school featured in this year's parade. We parked the van at a business approximately two-thirds of the way through the route and popped the hatch to provide a covered viewing platform. It took approximately twenty minutes for the procession to make its way to our vantage point. The Starlettes followed immediately behind the band and were quite beautiful. As a squad leader, Rebecca was in the front row and outside on the right offering a perfect photo opportunity as they passed.

01 September 2004

Starlette schedule

Family and friends are welcome to attend any of the following junior varsity football games or public appearances featuring the Naaman Forest Starlette Dance Team. With the exception of the first contest, all of the football games take place Thursday evenings at 1900. Most of this season's games will be played at Naaman Field.

In addition to performances at the JV games, the Starlettes will be appearing at two civic events. The first of these will take place Labor Day, Monday, 06 September, in downtown Garland. The annual Labor Day Parade will begin at 0900 in the parking lot of the central DART rail station.

The dance team is also scheduled to appear in the Neiman Marcus Adolphus Children's Parade. This event begins at 1000 in the parking lot of Reunion Arena and progresses throughout downtown, eventually ending at City Hall.

Date Time Opponent Location
27 August1900SamuellHome — Naaman Field
02 September1900AllenHome — Naaman Field
23 September1900LakeviewAway — HBJ Stadium
30 September1900GarlandHome — Naaman Field
14 October1900South GarlandAway — HBJ Stadium
21 October1900North GarlandHome — Naaman Field
27 October1900SachseAway — Sachse Field
04 November1900RowlettHome — Naaman Field

There are an additional two games, one on 08 September and the other on 16 September, at which the Starlettes are not scheduled to attend. They have been dropped from the list.

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