When Mom & Dad moved to Cedar Creek Lake from Corsicana in 1985 they met Billie McLester and her husband, the next door neighbors. Mom & Billie became friends & enjoyed having coffee while sitting by the lake. They traveled together often. They enjoyed going to Oklahoma to an Indian Reservation to gamble and to Shreveport to the casinos.
In October 2009 Bobby, Mom and I took a two week road trip to Vancouver, Washington to see relatives and Billie. Billie’s husband passed away several years ago so she moved to Washington to be near her brother and his family. While we were visiting Billie we decided to go to the Spirit Mountain Casino in Oregon. It was a really good day and we all had fun talking about the past and the present while Mom, Billie and Bobby played the slot machines. This picture of Mom and Billie was taken in front of Billie’s apartment in Vancouver.