The Hughes Family State of Affairs for 2019

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


  • Started The Year Off By Shutting Down Amateur Radio Station WA0TGH.  There Just Aren't Enough Folks Operating CW (Morse Code, My Mode Of Choice) Anymore.  Sad Days.
  • We Did A Fair Amount Of Traveling This Year: Phoenix AZ, River Cruise Through Portugal,  Salt Lake City Utah, Yellowstone National Park, London UK, 50 Year HS Reunion in Iowa, Wedding In Colorado, Iceland With A December Departure For Panama Planned At The Time Of This Writing.
  • Beverly Continues To Battle Her Rheumatoid Arthritis.  We Feel Fortunate We Are Able To Travel.

A Month By Month Account Of The Year


  • Beverly Has Been Working On Losing Weight Since Oct.  She Is Now Successfully Down 30 lbs


  • ZoŽ's 13th B'Day.  Officially A Teenager!
  • James' 9th B'Day


  • Sara's B'Day
  • We Traveled to Gilbert AZ To Meet Our New Nephew - Richard James (R J) Reinsche
  • We Took a 2 Week Viking River Cruise to Portugal's River Of Gold (Douro River) With Some Extended Sightseeing.  Made A Few New Friends On The Trip.  We Highly Recommend Viking.


  • Easter Dinner At Our Home With The Whole Family
  • David's Family Moved From Allen To Frisco.  A Bit Further But Still Near By.


  • We Attended A Friend's Group Reunion At The Hunter's In Salt Lake City Utah 
  • Yellowstone.  With The Schulte's We Saw Old Faithful And Many Other Sights
  • Sara & Leigh's 13th Anniversary
  • Mother's Day Celebration Dinner With Family 
  • I Performed In A Talent Show: Joke, Song, Guitar - I had Fun


  • Leigh's B'Day
  • Elaine's B'Day


  • Spent The 4th Of July With The Children's Families
  • We Took Grace & James To The UK - Touring London, Windsor, Stonehenge, Etc.


  • Beverly Turned 68.  While Celebrating At The Waffle House, Folks Sang Happy 21st B'Day.  She Says "Don't Argue With People At The Waffle House!"
  • We Attended Our 50th Des Moines Tech High-school Reunion
  • Our 48th Wedding Anniversary.  


  • Beverly Joined The Church Choir
  • I Turned 29!  Didn't See That Coming Did You?
  • Maia's 12th B'Day 


  • David & Elaine's 16th Anniversary
  • Colorado Trip To Visit Family And Attend A Wedding
  • Beverly Started Volunteering At The Plano Animal Shelter, Utilizing Her People And Animal Skills


  • Grace's 10th B'Day
  • Thanksgiving Feast - The Whole Family At Our House


  • We Traveled To Iceland.  Saw The Northern Lights, Earth Split, Geysers, Swam In The Blue Lagoon, Etc.  Great Trip.
  • Beverly's Sister And Jim Came For A Visit
  • Michael's 8th B'Day
  • David's  B'Day   
  • The Christmas Letter Is Sent Out
  • We Leave For A Panama Cruise

2020 Plans (Including But Not Limited To)
  • Travel To New York
  • Friend's Reunion in NM
  • Homesick For Iowa.  Spending the Month Of Oct In Des Moines

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