Mr. and Mrs. Taulbee, of Denison, are home movie hobbyists and keep adding to their hobby as they travel. Mrs. Taulbee is the former Mary Ellen Simmons. She sews a lot, making her own clothes and those for her daughter, Cathy. Cathy, 10, is a baton student and member of Camp Fire Girls for which Mrs. Taulbee was a leader. Her son Mike, is a member of Cub Scout Pack 601. The family attends St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Mary Ellen and her husband prize one antique, a Regina, something like music box, which Mr. Taulbee’s great-grandmother gave to his grandmother when she was a little girl. Mrs. Taulbee holds one of their steel perforated records, which plays on the Regina.

SIXTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 27, 1954


Slated to battle Sherman for second place behind Gainesville, the Denison Jackets stayed within five points throughout the afternoon and captured the track and jump meet by taking three of the four places in the broad jump — the final event. The performance turned fantastic at the jumping pits where Denison picked up valuable points.


Tops was the effort turned in by Denison’s Coy Davis who rolled over the high bar set at 6 feet, 1 inch, some nine inches better than the winning height at the district meet last spring, believed to be a Denison record. Davis then cleared the bar in the pole vault finishing in a tie with Richard Parten of Gainesville at 11 feet.


FIFTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 27, 1964


Mr. and Mrs. Taulbee, of Denison, are home movie hobbyists and keep adding to their hobby as they travel. Mrs. Taulbee is the former Mary Ellen Simmons. She sews a lot, making her own clothes and those for her daughter, Cathy. Cathy, 10, is a baton student and member of Camp Fire Girls for which Mrs. Taulbee was a leader. Her son Mike, is a member of Cub Scout Pack 601. The family attends St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.


Mary Ellen and her husband prize one antique, a Regina, something like music box, which Mr. Taulbee’s great-grandmother gave to his grandmother when she was a little girl. Mrs. Taulbee holds one of their steel perforated records, which plays on the Regina.


The portable machine is one of very few in existence and its mechanism has never been touched. The Regina requires an old-timed hand crank on the handle to play the perforated steel records which trip tiny needles as the wheel turns to give the chiming sound. With the top of the machine closed while the record plays, a stereophonic effect is heard. The couple has 31 records and spends many enjoyable hours alone or with friends listening to the music.


FORTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 27, 1974


Scholastic achievement is a family affair at the Bob Reister home in Sherman, where everyone is a student at Grayson College.


Bob, his wife, Sue, and daughter, Tami, were all initiated recently into Grayson’s Phi Theta Kappa a select honor society, which recognizes the highest in scholastic achievement.


The father and daughter are enrolled in business, while the mother is enrolled in secretarial science.


With three full-time college students in the family, and three younger members of the family also in school, studying can be difficult. Finding a quiet spot in the house may require imagination and planning. Their exceptionally high marks show that they’re succeeding.


THIRTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 27, 1984


STAFF PHOTO — Nine-year-old Shane Crowell of Sherman sits in the new chair of 59th District Judge Ralph Elliot during Saturday’s tour of the Grayson County Jail-Justice Center.



Sherman High’s Vaughn Gentry was the lone first-team all-district selection while Darren Kaats made Newcomer of the Year among the coaches’ District 5-5A basketball selections. All five of Sherman’s starters were recognized by the coaches with Gentry among the six first team selections and Kaats and junior James Thomas second-team picks.


Shenell Cox was the lone Sherman Bearkette to make the girls first team. Greta Scruggs and Tammy Cooksey of Sherman received second team honors while Patricia Isabell gained honorable mention.


TWENTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 27, 1994


Actor David Harrod of Denison will have a guest appearance in a motion picture made for TV, to be shown on Fox 33 or Chanel 7. The movie, entitled "Rise and Walk," is the story about the paralyzing injury and agonizing recovery of football player Dennis Byrd of the New York Jets.


Harrod plays Danny Byrd, the brother of Dennis Byrd. Harrod studied under Sylvia McBrayer at Denison High School, and with Bob Fair, drama instructor at Grayson County College.


Harrod also has a roll in the movie "Chase," starring Charlie Sheen. He will be starring in a movie called "House On Toddville Road," to be released for video. He is currently living in New York and is the son of Jim and Sue Harrod of Denison.