by Sandy Fahy
Photo by SANDI FAHY
A tip of the hat to Abbe Degroat, who has been accepted for admission to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine ... It's nice to see Vera Bouchard back in town after her recent trip to Indianapolis to visit family ... Doris LaFlam and hubby Bill travelled abroad not long ago. Holland and Belgium were among the countries they visited. Doris especially enjoyed seeing the tulips in bloom ... Kellie and Alan Simpson were spotted at East Bay Country Club following their recent trip to Biloxi ... Bob Richards took off for Los Angeles last week ... Friends of Virginia Morgan want her to know they are thinking of her and wishing her all the best ... Congratulations are in order for the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Bob and Nancy Sawyer (Aug. 16); Dennis and Karen Meno (Aug. 18); Doug and Sara Irving, Gil and MaryAnn McArthur (Aug. 20); Bob and Millie Van Ham, Bill and Mary Lou Taylor (Aug. 21). It's anniversary #45 for the McArthurs ... Belated anniversary congrats go to Henry and Jane Skwirut (Aug. 15); Harry and Myra Mernagh, Richard and Jeanne Reynolds, Richard and Sally Brown, Bob and Patsy Schneider (Aug. 12); Jack and Maryrose McWhirter, Raymond and Frances Lever (Aug. 10) ... Did you know today is Ellie Holmes' birthday? Shannon Spear, Megan Earney, Rebecca Houghton, Vic Spoto, Emory Hammett, Jay Wagstaff, Joann Ferra and Jarrod Mattheus are among those who share her August 16 birthdate ... Hope you remembered the birthdays of Maria Coward and Kenley Menefee yesterday and those of Joan Case, Ruth Frey, Brenda Stima, Richard Shewell, Geoff Anderson, Kim Jackson and Dick Wise earlier this week ... Betty Ferris, Jeanne Bereznoff, Martha Bobwich, Madeline Fitzpatrick, Ryan Kelley, Will Dillahey, Eric Grant and Andrew Wright will be turning a year older tomorrow ... Saturday brings the birthdays of Jackie Ormerod, Kristine Tracy, Gwen Wegner, Marilyn Foster, Selena Hawks, JoAnn Alfriend, John Thorne, Steven Heidt, Dorothy Papworth and Don Lewis ... Bring out the cake and ice cream on Sunday for June Parliment, Martha Ginn, Mary Neel, Erica Wagner, Arthur Goodale, Peter Makres and Colman Duncan ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Monday to Kelly Handoga, Catharine Riggs, Leslie Fowler, Susan Daniels, Betsy Sanderson, Regina Anderson, Constance Painter, Rita Spillers, John Skicewicz, Meg Hoffman and John Kerwin ... Be sure to wish Laurie Ann Fidler, Katharine McAllister, Lois Johnson, Elizabeth MacKenzie and John Gerlach all the best on their special day, which is Tuesday ... The birthdays of Betty David, Casie Colamarino, Claire Moore, Mary Connell, Veronica Contos, Betty Marsala, Lillian Lopez, Angelica Smith, Amy Thompkins, Veronica Cothern, Dennis Kellenberger, Susan Davis and Chris Payne are coming up on Wednesday ... A little bird told us the following persons recently had birthdays: Kelly Brinkman, Sandra Anderson, Susan Wilson, Pauline Monize, Carolyn Earley, Glad McCurtain, Donna Anderson, Susan Geiger, Jennifer Kaelin, Phyllis Sipos, Frank Chilton, Vivian Marshall, Rachel Smith and Craig Robison ... Mary Kelly asks, "Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks? ... Have a great week, everyone.