Since our last reunion five years ago Shelby has retired from Cobb County Health Department and has joined me as a house mom. I do not know how she did that job for all those years. Both of us are physical challenged with health problems. I have a back problem and heart problems and Shelby has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which has both of us operating at a reduced capacity.
We have added to our family by two grand children, Noah and Tristan making a total of six grand children. Our newest member is a little boy born on December 23, 2002 a great grandson Thomas Lane.
I have taken up a hobby of woodworking making gift items, desk clocks, pens, turned boxes, and other items. Shelby is still making crochet items.
We still have our mind set on returning to Springdale, to finish our retirement years there. We spent 17 years there and really like the climate.
Hope to see you all in Ft. Smith Oct 10th and 11th to renew our friendships.
Tom Ed and Shelby Carter - 2003