Christmas 07-ishTerry Lynn and Steve 2005 Moonshine BallTerry Lynn & Steve Moonshine Ball 2005

For those who only hear from us via our Christmas letter-- no, we have not dropped off the face of the Earth.  I just didn't get a Christmas letter sent out last year (2006 or 2007).

Steve will be eligible for retirement this November (2008).  He is still teaching geography at Capon Bridge Middle School.  (Check out our classroom webpage:

You can see photos of the Class of 2012 or Another Class of 2012 2007 May, 7th grade at Cacapon State Park.

Steve really enjoyed a bike ride                        in  2007 May 29 in DC.                  

Reflecting Pool

Terry Lynn is still on medical retirement (Fibromyalgia), but stays very busy.

2006 had a wonderful beginning with the birth of out 1st grandchild, Piper MaKenzie Brown to Josh and Steph Jan.20                       So many important tasks-- like napping. 

Here are some Feb. 2006 videos of Hillbilly Olympic Sledding:

March 26, 2006. The Methodist Women put on a  Murder Mystery Dinner  Theater Murder, Mayhem, and Marshmallow Salad 

                                                            Julie-(Molly) interacts with audience (Steve)  Julie- (Molly Devaro Keal) interacts with audience (Steve)

                 St Pattys Day Steve and Terry Lynn   Terry Lynn and Steve like to observe the St. Patrick's Day appropriately and maturely.


         Peter Rabbit's Family PortraitPiper made her 1st trip to the farm for Easter2006

In April 2006, Terry Lynn and Sue's Sun. School presented John Wesley and Co.

                             Director, Terry Lynn  

Steve worked a camp for adolescents at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, WV: kayaking, climbing walls and snakes. 
Here is a Camp Bear Paws 2006 Kayak Movie clip

Terry Lynn and Steve coordinated a pilot environmental program in May 2006 at Camp White Rock, Capon Bridge,WV.                                                        

                                                       DUCKS Wetlands Camp DUCKS Wetlands Daycamp

In June 2006, Craig left for Grad School, UNC Raleigh.

On our 30th anniversary, Aug. 7, Terry Lynn kidnapped me to

                          Berkeley Springs

             2006Aug11TuttiFruitiStephHeatherHeather and Steph put together a memorable "Hoo-Ha" for Terry Lynn and I-- our 30th anniversary and Terry Lynn's 50th birthday.  I posted photos at or  or you can click the photo cube at: As Terry Lynn said, it was a very humbling weekend.

In August Ornella stayed with us a couple weeks.  Ornella Gangi hosted Terry Lynn and I when we visited Vercelli, Italia in 2004.  We thoroughly enjoyed the time with Ornella and Pipo.

CaudysCastle Michael and MattOct. 2006, the church camped out at our farm for                                                           Weekend in the  

Kingdom annual event.

In October 2006, we went to the                                                    NC_Renaissance_Festival in Huntersville, with Steph, Josh and Piper.                           

Lawrence of Arabia?

ColeAmberAlso in Oct. 2006, Terry Lynn and Sue's Sunday School class presented a fundraiser Balloons (which  netted $1063 for Operation Christmas Child!)   It was a play on discovering and using your spiritual gifts 


Steve took Terry Lynn to Ireland for Holiday over Thanksgiving 2006. .  We met so many wonderful people and saw so much beauty on the    

                            Emerald Isle.

Failte, Ireland! This was the Sistertian monestary in Cashel.

Our Christmas Program in 2006 was "Oh, Savior Where Art Thou?" Billy Bob Steve was part of the orchestra. 

 Heather and Steph, their families, Doris and Francis                          got together for Christmas 2006 at our house.


              2007 Boxer2007 Feb. brought Snow and ice.  Photos highlight Steve's electrical prowess and frog balls.


Terry Lynn (as Dr. Phyllis) starred in the United Methodist

Womens' dinner theater, "Mission Possible", in March                                                                   Dr. Phyllis (Terry Lynn) .

Stephanie and Josh introduced  Memphis Ryan Brown,                 born April 16, 2007, in Charlotte, NC

Memphis and Terry

On the 2nd weekend in May, we held  our  annual Ice Mt./N.River Mills Day.


Steph, Piper and Memphis Came for the WeekendIn June, 2007, Steph brought the kids to WV for a Grand-Dummies Weekend (When our girls were learning to talk, they combined Mummy and Daddy and called us collectively, "Dummy.")  Janet and Michael, dear friends who stayed in Mom and Dad's house for about a year, packed up for Michigan.



Redneck Surfin           Kayak It seemed Steve tried to drown himself in his kayak in flatwater.  

Hamphsire High Class of 72 ReunionIn June, Terry Lynn hosted Steve's 35th Hampshire High Reunion
at the "Rustic Tail Race Inn" in downtown North River Mills.  More photos are posted at:          

Click: 2007JuneGeneBiker We are member of a worldwide organization that offers hospitality.  Our shower curtain depicts the sillhouette of the shower/knifing scene in "Psycho", and I forgot to warn Gene, the cross country biker when he went to use our shower.                        

In June, Doris joined the distinguished ranks of the octegenarian .                                 


Terry Lynn and I got down to Up Yonder 2007 (Summersville) for the Hughes/Foster (Bailes) Reunion am so glad Rock and Dad got us "reconnected" with this wonderful bunch of family.

DSC05410.JPGOn August 4, Dad's birthday, many of the Bailes clan gathered at "the Farm" for swimming, rootbeer, a hayless ride, mountain climbing. "Uncle Steve" thought it was great to see the new generation building new traditions, and continuing some of the old.  Stephanie posted photos:            You can also View Bob and Robin's Album or Play_slideshow



           Kirstyn and Alex on the edgeKirstyn and Alex went camping with us in   

                                      August to Dolly Sods 


Ben N Jerry?We went to Myrtle Beach, SC, in Oct. 2007 with Jan, Kirstyn and Alex.


                   Chris the Bat                    The Church was out to the farm again for the Weekend on Gilligans Island

No Hollywood agents have contacted Steve yet, but he's still waiting.  In October he was on Ch. 70, the Style Network, "Married Away".  He led the couple who were married at Ice Mt. and the TV crew They were speaking over my cameos, so I guess they were most impressed with my good looks rather than my elocutionary prowess.

 In January 2008, the CB charge shared their talents to help Raise over $1200.00 for      

                               mosquito nets in Africa in conjuction with the NBA and Sports Illustrated. 

 Ron bids on Leah's doll


               QuiltRevBailesWe just recently got information about  a quilt which was presented to Rev. and Mrs. E.G. Bailes.  The names of the quilters are embroidered on individual squares.  Bill Dowdell recognized the names of family which attended GrandDad's church in Boothsville, WV in 1938.  Photos of the quilt are posted at     

 Piper and Memphis authored a book, GrandDummies for Dummies.  book ID: M530764, password: 1028885

We are awaiting exciting news from Sam and Heather.  They are expecting a little girl in the end of April. 

The Bakers will be coming back East in July.  Heather has accepted a church assignment in western Massachusetts.

Terry Lynn and her mom went west the end of January to visit Heather and Sam (CA),

and Joyce, and Chris's family (Idaho).

          You'll find some "different" photos in My Public Shoebox                  Steve Learned Not to Back Talk his Woman


We are very saddened to hear , cousin, Eloyce Trader, apparently had a massive stroke and is not expected to recover.  Some of Steve's earliest and fondest memories involve this mischievious lady.  Eloyce is the daughter of the late Lyle and Alma Parsons, wife of Bud, mother of Hal and Kim, and granma to Jake, Erin and Evan.  We will miss her tremendous spirit. Click here to see some photos of Eloyce

 Click below if you just want to browse some photo albums:  

  Church caponbridgemethodist
Family wvmemab
School CaponBridgeBobcat
Travel Italy
Samoa School and Friends

 Piper Makenzie Brown

Old Christmas Letters 

Photo links 

With love, 
                              Steve and Terry Lynn