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Virginia Wood

In Dave Cunningham, Newspaper articles on October 18, 2011 at 11:20 pm

I have neglected this Cunningham blog for a few weeks and knew I needed to get back to it tonight. So it was serendipitous to read the Comanche Chief and find Cunninghams right there on the front page.

I suppose most of the folks that read this blog do not live in Comanche, but you would enjoy receiving the Comanche Chief and you should subscribe. I have taken the paper for the last few years and mostly enjoy the library column written by our Tate cousin Margaret Waring. I also enjoy the Museum Musings that occasionally touch on pieces of history that have to do with Newburg or our family. And hardly a week goes by that I don’t see a member of the Perkins family involved in something in the community. Each week I also peruse the ads, hoping one day I’ll find the perfect little rock house on isolated acreage in the south part of the county to retire to (I can dream).

But today on the front page was a beautiful picture of Virginia Wood. If you come to the reunion, I’m sure you know Virginia and Weldon. They never EVER miss a reunion. Virginia has told me she has been to every reunion in her life except one. At that time she and her husband Bally lived in Indiana and there was no way they could get home for it. But she has never let that happen again and she is always a joy to see in August.

Here are Virginia and Weldon with a cart they have donated to the depot restoration project in Comanche.

They are also donating a bell:

If you are wondering how you are related to Virginia, her grandmother, Callie Cunningham Burton, was Dave Cunningham’s second oldest child. Virginia was the daughter of Eaver Strother who preached all over the Central Texas area and officiated a lot of weddings and funerals in our family.