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From: "lacenter" <>
Subject: RE: [ARIZARD-L] some OT news and photos
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 23:12:16 -0400
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I hope you feel much better soon and that your husband returns to you safe
and sound.

My grandmother used to call me Susiq.

Lee Anne (also originally from OK)

-----Original Message-----
From: S G Shoemake [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2002 8:16 PM
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] some OT news and photos

Dearest "Izzies"

I could have sworn that somewhere I read an email from somwone on this list
who is coming to Williamsburg. I live about 20 miles from there, and work
even closer to there--and LOVE going to Colonial Williamsburg. I would be
thrilled to meet up with someone, and have lunch or even be a tour guide.
That is for any of you any time. Just send me an email and we can work
something out.

After I badly hurt my back last June, I have had a very slow
recovery--compounded by my falling on my stairs and re-injuring myself about
a month ago. But it was a good thing in the long run, because I got to see
a new doctor who gave me different medicine (arthritis stuff and a less
overpowering muscle relaxer) and am finally getting to where I can sit for
longer than 20 minutes at a time. huray!!

My mother had a heart attack over Labor Day and scared us all to death, but
she got good care at the tiny little hospital in Tishomingo Oklahoma, and by
the time they were ready to transfer her to the fancy cardiac care unit in
Denison Texas, she was on the road to recovery. Her cardiologists told her
that the small town doctor saved her life. We feel very blessed.

...SO, we decided to make a quick trip home to see her. My dad rented a
couple of cabins at a state park, and we met there as well as my sister and
her husband and daughter for a 2 day visit that was wonderful. We flew into
Dallas, and one of my aunts met Steve and I at the plane and drove us up to
Beaver's Bend, in SE Oklahoma late on a Thursday night/Friday morning, and
we went back to Dallas on Sunday morning and got home about midnight Sunday.
(okay, it was 3am Monday)

...the following weekend, Steve and I drove to DC to meet his mom and
stepdad for a couple of days at a hotel there and likewise had a lovely
time. (this was the week BEFORE the dreadful sniper attacks started)

Then, last Friday (Oct 11), I packed up my husband and sent him off to
"summer camp". He and 4 co-workers have gone to someplace far away, and may
be home as soon as 1 February.

The tall guy in the upper 2 photos is a guy that works for Steve. He is a
super guy and kind of acts as a "Deputy" for my husband. His name is Phil.
I do not know the other gentleman. The bottom photo is my husband--the one
with the desert shirt on, who is NOT in the ditch.

I miss him tremendously, but he is able to email me, and can call for 10
minutes every other day, so it is not as bad as the soldiers going off to
war years ago. And actually, since Steve is a computer guy, he is very much
behind the scenes, and behind the lines, which is more to the point, so I am
firmly convinced there will be no reason to hear about him on the news. I
told him that I don't want Katie Couric to have to interview me!

He tells me that they are working so hard, and such long days (and nights)
that he can't decide if it makes the time go faster or not.

Those of you who pray, please keep them in your prayers.

If I owe anybody anything, I have started getting things out, so I will get
to you. Please feel free to bug me.

Suzi Shoemake
Newport News, VA (at present),
but I am a Sooner born, and a Sooner bred girl from Oklahoma City.
also, sometimes aka: Suziq

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