Zina Maybee, the daughter of Bill and Zina (Limb) Maybee was joined in marriage
to Truyen The Pham on July 30, 1999 in Farmington, Utah.
Allison Reagan, daughter of Rich and Lori
Reagan was born July 27, 1999.
December 6, 1999, Rob and Carolynn Maybee had twin baby boys!!
& ZINA MAYBEE:
decided to reinstitute a family letter to keep in touch with family and friends
and to let you know how wonderful the grandchildren are. We probably won't go
back any further than the birth of Hayley Allison Reagan, who was born on 27
July, 1999. We think she did this on purpose, as she was scheduled to be
born on August 13'th, which would have been Alexandra's birthday and the day
after mine. Her mother also had an interview with Weber State University's
Volley Ball Coach, so she could write an article for the Weber Alumni
and Truyen were married on 30 July, 1999. It was a lovely wedding. The
Vietnamese Branch President, who married them, was serious, but also had a
streak of fun in him. When Truyen made a mistake, he said, "Well, I've
never been married before." The Branch President said, "That's good.
That's very good." When he asked the question, Do you take this
woman?", there's only one answer. "Yes" or "I do." The
wedding was very nice, but with a few Maybee faux pas' s. Annette brushed
against a tire on the way to the processional, and had a smudge on her beautiful
dress. The wind came up before the wedding, and huge rocks were put on the
tables to hold the table cloths down. As I said, the wedding went well. The
bride and groom had a receiving line to shake hands and thank every guest. In
the meantime, we put the food on the tables. The people made it through the line
barely, and mostly finished eating, when the rain struck. Bret and Vicky were
down during this time, and they attended parties for Theresa and Zina.
after Hayley was born, Rich finished writing his Video game which is named
is Bill speaking now. During the summer and early fall, we've been working in
Park City, and the surrounding area. As we demolished a Service Station, we had
to haul the construction debris to a land fill in Ogden Canyon, and as we'd pass
Hennifer, there's a white head stone with a black iron fence around it, I've
often wondered if it was the location of the burial of Zina's relative who died
in Echo Canyon on her way down from the valley.
boys (Scott and Robert, and sometimes Gordon), and I have been marking pipeline
from the other side of Park City to down in the Salt Lake Refinery. We come down
Emigration Canyon frequently and see the place that's marked Brigham Young's
last camp, which always reminds me that my great, great grandmother Smuin went
into town and got shoes at Z.C.M.I., and then went back up to the wagon train so
she wouldn't be barefoot, But she was already the first time when she came into
cross in close proximity to the "This Is The Place Monument", which my
sisters Barbara, Belva, myself, and Grandma and Grandpa Millecam saw dedicated
in 1947. They now have a State Park there, with the Deseret Village, which is
kind of a Pioneer Village. The thing that impressed me about the unveiling of
the statue was that it had a huge green canvas tarp over it. At any rate, our summer moved along swiftly with Nicholas
and Spencer's Soccer games, and Alex's T-Ball games. As a family we helped Gabe
put a sprinkler system in, and a lawn at his new house and we also put a new
sprinkler system in at Robert's house. Also Gabe helped Robert build a new deck.
Mary Ellen and Jon came to stay with us for a month or so. We sure enjoyed
having Jacqui in our home. Gordon and family have visited frequently, and that's
partly because of different church functions. Lori and Rich's baby, Hayley
Reagan, was blessed on the 26th of September, with a family dinner following.
The following Sunday was General
Conference, and Nicholas was baptized on the 9th of October, because the next
day was Fast Day in their Ward. Nicholas has a
great Bishop, and was surrounded by
about I 00 family members, who all went to Scott's yard for a Bar-B-Q after the
baptism. While Brandi was down from Rexburg to Nick's baptism, she and her
family also attended a wedding in Logan, and we then celebrated her birthday of
9th of October, on Sunday the 10th.
Barbara's back to school issue, we thought we would tell you that Chris is in
the 7th grade, and plays the trombone. Bryce is in the 5th grade, and starting on
the violin and seems to be doing well. Brandi is in the 3rd grade, and Trent
will start school next year, when the Maybee shock wave hits Utah and Idaho
schools. Next year Trent, Jason, Theresa, and Spencer will all start school.
Alex started the first grade this year. Jason is in a neighborhood pre-school.
Nicholas is in the 2 d grade. Spencer is also taking pre-school. Lori is still
finishing her dissertation. Annette has returned to Weber State University to
enhance her history degree with a teaching certificate. Lori went to Santa Fe,
New Mexico on the 16th and 17th to "read" a paper.
had a busy summer canning, and
playing with the grandkids. It's nice to see the bottles of freshly canned
fruit, and hear that "ping" when the lids seal, but for plain old joy,
you can't beat playing with the grandkids.
has been actively pursuing working in her field after working at Holiday Inn for
two years. She's had five interviews in two weeks, all in Social Work. We hope
she gets what she wants.
(I am not sure I am getting all these
events in order. Judy is such a
sweetheart; she sends a letter every week.)
In September she mentions that Jon
and Romeny traveled to Denver to attend a wedding.
Some of the others in the family rented a van and visited a Cajun
festival in Sebastopol and the Oakland Zoo. Teresa and Ralph went to Las Vegas
and while there the teenagers saw Insync.
She went to a barbecue after work at Wayne and Tammys and met a
neighbor, a retired school teacher whose name was Marge Truxxilino.
Judy immediately said Truxxilino Tamales, and she piped in Butte,
WAYNE & TAMMY BELL
It appears that the brothers
immigrated from Sicily to Butte, Montana. She says she had a wonderful
birthday, with cards from the Relief Society and cards and gifts from her
family, including two players masks (comedy and tragedy).
Teresa and Ralphs bid for a house
in Pomona was accepted. Michael Paul traveled to Bali, Bangkok and Malaysia and
will return for the holidays.
ASHLY, TERESA, JOSHUA
& TAYLOR JULIANNE
fell at work in October and hurt her leg, which continues to be stiff and
painful. Her house is taking shape.
She just installed sheet linoleum in the kitchen and dining area
squares of parquet looking wood/vinyl tiles and an off white Berber carpet in
the living area.
SHELLY & KEEGAN AT
14; she writes about Keegans birthday and tells us that Jacob Bell well
receive an award for achievement in Boys Brigade (sort of like Boy Scouts,
but affiliated with his church.)
says that Shelly and her children created a large turkey from wood and plants
that they put in the front yard for a Thanksgiving welcome.
says that she is thankful for all happy moments of the past year, especially
that her baby brother, Joe, is able to enjoy his lovely family.
On Christmas Eve she and all her children will attend the Christ Lutheran
Church, which is the church her children grew up in and purchase flowers to
commemorate Michael Bell and Belva and Bob and other friends who departed this
& KATHY MAY BEE
John writes that all their children
and grandchildren will be at their home for Christmas.
A wonderful time. Better
than the old days (with snow.)
But my thoughts always go back to
Butte Christmases in the 40s when we carefully divided that dollar or two
among 4 brothers and sisters, Mom, Grandpa and Grandma
.the washer and sewing
machine starting up after we were all in bed.
Grandpa taking us out to see the lights through fogged or frosty
again. Long time no hear from. I am sitting back with the laptop on my lap and
watching over Jacob, who has a 103-degree temperature. Kendra just returned from
learning how to cheer lead for a high school basketball game. A girl from our
ward is a cheerleader at Cascade High School. She use to baby-sit the kids. She
was in charge of a mini cheer leading camp that grade school girls were invited
to participate in. This Friday night at the Cascade vs. Bothell game, Kendra and
her cousin Tasha will be the half time entertainment, along with 50 other girls.
I will be taping it all, so I should have some good pictures for this letter.
Friday will also be the day when our main Christmas present arrives. At about
11:30 a.m. the installers will be cutting a hole in our roof to prepare for our
new wood stove. We decided to make our house Y2K compliant.
During an emergency
preparedness tests for our Ward, one of the
was, "Do you have an alternate source of heat when the power goes
out?" As I thought about it I thought about how cold it gets with the moist
air here in Washington, and huddling around a gas stove at my parents house was
not a very good option. So this year we decided for Christmas we would get one
big present that we all could share instead of a lot of little ones. We spent
the day after Thanksgiving laying tile and Saturday we grouted tile. Actually we
had a member of our ward, who I had worked on his computer, lay and grout the
tile for us. I figured the work he did was more difficult, so I gave him a card
and slipped a twenty in it. He figured we were even so when he dropped his son
off for scouts he slipped a present in our living room. He had stuck a bow on a
box of fireplace tools that he bought with the twenty we had given him. I am so
glad for wonderful friends in the church, unfortunately we will be losing them
to Ogden in a couple of weeks.
The kids made the card
holders by spraying card stock with a spin art kit and then cutting them into
turkey shapes. Vickie made the
pilgrim man and woman.
was a good experience this year. I had invited
someone from work to join us this year since she had no where else to go. We
changed our tradition of going to a movie after eating to going before we ate.
Benita's family and our family saw Toy Story 2, and Bianca and Carly saw a
different movie. We got home just before 3:00 p.m. which is when I told my guest
to show up. We were all at my parent's house getting ready for the feast, when
my guest misunderstood and went to my house next door.
wasnt there, she took her salad and went home. After a half-hour of waiting
for her to arrive I tried to call her on her cell phone, then at home, there was
no response from either. I left a few messages and was beginning to worry, but
there wasnt anything else I could do. We began eating about 4:00 p.m. and had
a delicious dinner. At about 5:00 we were full and sleepy. I headed for home and
found a message on my answering machine. My guest had shown up at our house and
found us not home, so she went home ate her salad and fell asleep. I felt so
bad. I called her back and invited her over, but she just said maybe, and
shed see, which means probably not. I am going to try to invite her over for
dinner on Sunday and to see our new wood stove.
has been busy taking care of herself and sick kids. She still does cub scouts
and squeezes in aerobics, trips to the doctor, joy school for Jacob, and cheer
leading mini camp for Kendra. Also the regular cleaning the house and doing the
BIANCA, KEVIN & FAMILY:
Life is never dull at the Krall home.
We still have an exchange student Aki from Nagano Japan. Dustin has been hunting
quite a bit with his Dad. He even went to Wisconsin with his Dad for 10 days.
They didn't get anything, but had a great time with all of the cousins and
uncles. Carly is in the play "Annie" she loves to act and has
been going to lots of rehearsals, The performance will be in Dec. She is still
doing 4H with her horse. She really doesn't trust Neilsen anymore since she fell
off and broke her arm, we hope we can help her get her confidence back. Kevin
has been keeping very busy selling his Dad's house. We finally found a buyer but
she had lots of items that she wanted repaired. This turned out to be a month
long project. He also is one of those guys that cannot say no to anyone so he
has remodeling his sisters bathroom and helping friends work on weekend
projects. I have been going to lots
of meetings with my calling. I am still the counselor over Homemaking. We have
made it through Super Saturday, a lesson the next day on "Strengthening our
sisters in times of trials in their life."
That was pretty appropriate timing
for me. I now have a new charge from the stake president on the Church
Humanitarian Program. This has been very exciting. I love reading the church
news and all of the great ideas from there. I will be helping all of our
auxiliaries get in the spirit of it. We have grand ideas for the young women for
the newborn kits that we will make up for other countries and since I work at a
school we will get donated items from surplus to send oversees along with the
chalkboards our Young men will make. When our Relief Society got together to
make dozens of Quilts for the people in Turkey and Kosovo we had such an
overwhelming feeling of the spirit of service. It was a very special day for me.
to get away from it all at the Veterans Day 4 day weekend. We went to
Disneyland, Universal studios and Knott's Berry Farm. It was a great time with
had a great summer. Markay, Dennis
and children came in early August and Leesa later in the month.
We went camping with the Kerns and had our annual Cousins Day.
It was so nice that Loretta and Danny were able to come!
October, Leesa and I went to the Periodic Paralysis Association Conference in
Las Vegas. She and I and Benita are
in an on-line group dedicated to people who have HKPP.
(In case there is anyone left who does not know about this yet, this is a
genetic condition that we have on the Maybee side of the family.
It is not always easily diagnosed. The
major symptom is temporary paralysis, caused by a sudden shift in potassium.
of the women had attacks at the conference.
Kay slumped to the floor, which is what Leesa and Benita and I do, and
what Belva did. We have HYPOkalemia
(which is low potassium). Gillian just became very weak.
(If I remember right, she is
LEFT: DR. LEVITT, PATRICK & KAY COCHRAN & DONNA.
is head of the PPA. Kay, his wife, is the one with HKPP. They remind us, both in looks and mannerisms of John and
doctor, Dr. Jacob Levitt, told a funny story about how when he was in his early
year at medical school, he began to have an attack and dropped out of his chair
and began crawling down the hall, attempting to get to his dorm room.
He says two cute girls helped carry him to his room.
But, he says, they didnt stay, darn it.
learned a lot and had a lot of fun.
Leesa was particularly honored, because they printed her essay The
Yellow Line on the programs. She
also took the photographs for the conference.
Her photography also is showing at the Comedy Club at Disneys Pleasure
Island. One day when the moon was
especially beautiful, she laid on her back in her driveway to take a picture.
The enlarged version of the picture is now a stage setting for the club.
PPA is working on trying to educate doctors in the disease. We are also doing a
genealogical base to see if we can find common ancestors of those who have HKPP.
I am the repository for this information and people will be sending
information to me. So that it will
be ABSOLUTELY confidential, the records will not be available in the PPA
archives, just on floppies here. No one except PPA officers will have access to
this information. Nothing will be
available over the internet.
Mark Hoffman, a geneticist talked about gene therapy.
Perry family members, take note
gene replacement is now being
done for Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Unfortunately, gene therapy will not work for HKPP because it is not
caused by a missing gene, but a defective one.
came up for Thanksgiving and stayed until December 6th.
Thanksgiving was at
Charlies house and Haven and Kitty cooked most of the food.
We had great turkey with all the trimmings and many
They invited several friends from work; Soi, her husband and baby and
Dillon and her husband Bill. Dillon
and Bill just joined the church recently.
girls decorated the table and house beautifully. They made very artistic
vegetable and fruit platters. (Leesa did the fruit platter.) We had a great time.
Leesa was here, we also went out to cut our trees.
Since we went very early, we almost had the place to ourselves.
It was a beautiful sunny day. Haven
& Kitty got a large tree and picked out a little Charlie Brown
We had our family Christmas party here on
December 5th. Most of
the family who are in the area were able to attend.
Tina and children didnt make it because of transportation problems.
the children and others made gingerbread houses.
Valerie had glued them all together the day before.
We ate and talked. Games
were available, but we never seem to get around to them.
WE ALSO WENT TO SEE LIGHTS IN FIR GROVE
came with her boyfriend, whom Valerie gave her usual third degree, and gave her
reminds me of the stories that Milas and Dan told about questioning boyfriends
of their daughters.
was leaving to go to a dance with a young man and wearing a strapless dress with
quite a long slit in the skirt. At
the last minute, here is Dan with a needle and thread, sewing up the slit and
telling the boyfriend that he had better keep his eyes at face level.
says that when Tony first came to take out Michelle, he gave him the third
degree and then said, You know, I didnt really mean to kill her first
boyfriend. Tony just gulped and
said, Yes, sir. Ill take good care of her, sir.
He must have passed the test, because they have been married for 3 years
was also here when the World Trade Organization came to Seattle and we got to
see some of the demonstrations first hand, while on a trip to Pike Street
Market. (Pictures later).
had gifts that she wanted to buy which you couldnt get anywhere else.
So, we waited day after day to see if it was okay to go to Seattle. For several days all of downtown Seattle was closed off to
anyone except delegates to the WTO. Some
days, even business people could not go in the restricted areas.
Finally on Friday the area by the Market was opened again, but traffic
was rerouted around and some areas only buses could enter.
So Leesa, her friend Cheryl and Cheryls daughter, Sam and I drove to
Ballard, then took the bus down town. Several
times we were stopped and detoured by police.
one point the demonstrators had a huge semi blocking the street crosswise.
Demonstrators for the labor organizations invited us to join them. They were all very calm and quiet. Many organizations had problems with the WTO, especially when
it comes to child labor and inhumane working conditions in some countries.
But it was only one group who intentionally caused trouble
Anarchist movement. They dressed
all in black and covered their faces, so they were not hard to identify. It was
a little scary, with policemen in full riot gear marching in lockstep. Im
afraid some of our policemen reacted badly.
I understand that they had been out there for hours, sometimes without
food or bathroom breaks, but some of them tear gassed people who were not even
demonstrating or in the closed off zone, they were just attempting to get from
work to the bus. I dont understand why the mayor and city council
thought we could handle it, when there were
similar problems wherever the WTO met previously.
and Bill leave for Bellingham on her birthday in January and so she is very busy
right now with the mountains of paperwork that all jobs, especially government
ones entail. She will also be in
charge of the P.A. systems on the ferries. Bill had a sad experience recently.
I dont know if you read about the shooting in an office on the
waterfront. Bill had an appointment
with the older man who died for 10:30 that day or the next.
He was so busy that he put off the
appointment. He says he wishes he
had kept it, then Russ would have been on the boat with him and out of harms
way. Lynn points out, however, that
maybe Bill would have been shot too.
and family are here for the Christmas holiday and Jenny will be here tomorrow
and go back next week.
have been really busy with the Maybee Society newsletter.
It takes weeks to get it all done.
I have the help of Bret & Byron and Charles Gorton, who was a
professional copywriter for many years.
He proofreads and edits my material and makes notes as to why something
should be the way it is.
His advice is as good as taking a college level class in journalism.
In between, there are queries, adding the information to the genealogical
program and card file and filing.
The most important item between newsletters is scanning all the notebooks
(one for each of 280 members) onto a disk.
At least my memory is improving.
I am taking Ginkgo Biloba (sp) and it is helping.
Bret, Vickie and kids went out and cut down a huge Christmas tree for the living
room, and last Sunday we all decorated the tree and the house. They spent
Christmas Eve with Benita & Bianca & families and Christmas day with her
did 2 family Christmas pageants, which were adorable.
In one, Vickies brother plays the donkey which Mary rode to