The Hughes Family State of Affairs for 2017

1517 Aylesbury Ln, Plano TX, 75075 - (972) 423-8611(h)


  • Beverly Officially Retired On May 31st.  We Had a Party For Friends, Family & Staff.  The Church Had A Lunch Reception As Well.
  • Beverly Said That Now She Is Retired She Would Like To Do A Bit Of Traveling.  So In Four Months We Visited Family In Arizona, Met Up With Our Children's Family In California, Took A Viking River Cruise, Attended A Wedding In Kansas And A Friend's Reunion In IA.
  • Our Big Trip This Year Was Traveling to Basel Switzerland For A Few Days Then Cruising On A Viking Riverboat Up The Rhine, Taking Excursions In Germany And France. We Disembarked In Amsterdam Netherlands, Where We Toured For A Few More Days.  We Can Truthfully Say That We Traveled to France And to Germany 5 Times This Year (Not Mentioning That Rhine Shores Span The Two Countries).
  • I Took Some Motorcycle Day Rides With The "Easy Riders" Riding Club

A Month By Month Account Of The Year


  • Celebrated David's B'Day With His Family In Iowa
  • We Rang In The New Year With Friends
  • We Attended The Installation Of Beverly's Brother "Jim Hirl" As Potentate Of Omaha's Tangier Shrine


  • ZoŽ's 11th B'Day
  • James' 7th B'Day


  • Sara's 40th B'Day
  • Celebration & Road Trip - Attended  Beverly's Brother's Potentate Ball In Omaha NE, On To Rochester Minnesota To Visit Mark & Meet Jeanne Olson Then to Des Moines To Over Night At The Potratz' And Return Home.  It Was A Whirlwind Trip.


  • Easter Dinner At Sara & Leigh's Home
  • We Rented A Camping Trailer For A Week To See If That Would Fit Our Life Style


  • Sara & Leigh's 11th Anniversary
  • Mother's Day Celebration 
  • Beverly OFFICALY Retired


  • Mary & Evan Potratz Stopped By For A Visit On Their Driving Vacation
  • We visited our Niece Melissa & Husband Bryan In Gilbert Az
  • Leigh's B'Day
  • Elaine's B'Day
  • Spent The 4th Of July With The Children's Families At Disneyland And Universal Studios California
  • Traveled With Beverly's Sister & Her Husband to Basel Switzerland, Then Took A Viking Riverboat Cruise Up The Rhine To Amsterdam.



  • Attended Our Niece's (Diane Hughes) Wedding In Lawrence KS
  • When Returning Home We Stopped In Tulsa OK To View The Woody Guthrie Museum & Discovered That The Night Before A Tornado Destroyed The Hotel We Were Planning On Staying At.
  • Beverly Turned 66
  • Our 46th Wedding Anniversary.  The Solar System Held An Eclipse To Honor Us.


  • Although I Turned 29, I Find That My Body Is Aging.  This I Do Not Understand!
  • Maia's 10th B'Day 


  • David & Elaine's 14th Anniversary
  • We Attended The Texas State Fair On Senior Day & Indulged In The Fair Food
  • Road Trip To Des Moines - Visiting Some High-school Friends, The Bridge Group Reunion And A Tour Of What Use To Be Our High-school.
  • Beverly & I Took An Overnight Motorcycle Trip To Haunted Jefferson TX
  • Halloween At David & Elaine's


  • Caia, Ethan & Daughters Stopped By For A Visit
  • Grace's 8th B'Day (TG Holiday In Her Honor)
  • Thanksgiving Feast - The Whole Family At Our House
  • Beverly & I Attended A Reba McEntire Concert
  • Mark & Jeanne Olson Stopped By For A Short Visit


  • Michael's 6th B'Day
  • David's  B'Day   
  • The Christmas Letter Is Sent Out
  • Here We Go Again!!!

Beverly -       Wayne -

Folks Do Come To Texas For Vacation.  If Y'all Want To Take A Vacation, You Are Welcome To Come On Down!  We'd Enjoy It.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year - Live well & God Bless!!
Wayne & Beverly Hughes

Note: Michael Godecke wasn't well & not in the picture