TYLER — The beauty of spring will come to life in Tyler during the 1984 Azaleas and Spring Flower Trail. Residents will open their gardens to more than 1,000 visitors in the ten-day event to give a breathtaking view of red, white, and pink azaleas, tulips, daffodils, jonquils, narcissus, hyacinths, wisteria and dogwood trees.

COMPILED AND EDITED By Micaela Hoops


Herald Democrat


SIXTY YEARS AGO


March 27, 1954


Mrs. Helen (Granny) Williams of the Tioga community isn’t making any claims to a title as she quietly muses and watches the world go by from her favorite rocking chair, but she could easily be called the queen of grandmothers. She recently observed her 102nd birthday. She has 187 direct descendants which cover six generations, a record in itself. She is the wife of the late John Williams.



Proving herself an astute movie judge, Mrs. J.D. Brown Jr. of Westminster correctly guessed all five major Academy Award winners in the Texas Theater’s "Oscar" contest, and won for herself a six-month theater pass.


FIFTY YEARS AGO


March 27, 1964


Denison girls competing in a weekend baton twirling contest in Dallas won nine first places while the local peewee corps placed second.


They also took 16 other place medals in the American Athletic Union sanctioned contest.


Pamela Grantham placed first in two-baton, first in flag, fourth in fancy strut, second in advanced solo and third in Miss AAU queen.


Natalie Brown was first in Miss AAU Queen, first in advanced solo and fourth in fancy strut.


Gina Judd took in advanced solo, second in fancy street and third in military march.


Ann Montgomery won first in intermediate solo and first in duet with sister Susan Montgomery who won second in intermediate solo and fourth in Miss AAU Queen.


Debbie Atkin won fourth in advanced solo and fifth in duet with Sue Crawford; Vickie Dalton was third in two-baton and fourth in intermediate solo; Alisa Chesshir took third in intermediate solo; Patti Webb was fifth in fancy strut.


The girls are all baton pupils of Lillian Coonrod and were accompanied by their parents and teacher.


FORTY YEARS AGO


March 27, 1974


Mrs. Richard Myers, newly elected president of the Woodlawn Women’s Golf Association, will be guiding her group toward keeping the traveling trophy given in the Red River Golf Association tournament.


The assocation has won the trophy two years in a row and a third consecutive win will mean the trophy stays permanently at Woodlawn.


Mrs. Myers, petite wife of Sherman businessman Richard Myers, has been a Sherman resident for eight years and has played golf for six.


She is the mother of six and her interests in addition to golf include flowers, bridge and antiques.


THIRTY YEARS AGO


March 27, 1984


TYLER — The beauty of spring will come to life in Tyler during the 1984 Azaleas and Spring Flower Trail. Residents will open their gardens to more than 1,000 visitors in the ten-day event to give a breathtaking view of red, white, and pink azaleas, tulips, daffodils, jonquils, narcissus, hyacinths, wisteria and dogwood trees.


In addition to the flowers, there will be several events spread out over the days such as Tyler’s fourth annual Heritage on Tour featuring four homes built during the 1930s oil boom; a free porcelain exhibit, a 10-K and Fun Run; the Quilters’ Guild exhibit of new and antique quilts, pieced and appliqué work, wall hangings, pillows and quilted clothing; the Victorian Celebration of music and antiques; and finally a fashion show entitled "80 years of Wedding Dresses," as well as an afternoon of family fun with games, clowns, a melodrama, music, horse and buggy rides and an old fashioned ice cream social.


TWENTY YEARS AGO


March 27, 1994


STAFF PHOTO — Jill Baker of Cleburne displayed her talents with her kid-size fiddle in the Texoma Junior Fiddlers Contest at Loy Lake Park. The competition drew junior fiddlers from all around North Texas and Oklahoma.



Booty Wright and Jim Vandagriff of Sherman had a cooker full of good stuff at the barbecue and chilli cookoff held in connection with the opening of the Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show. Wright and Vandagriff are members of the Homestead Cooking Team.