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The Life Event Timeline of Amy Drury

By ADrury
  • Maw Maw's Birthday

    Emma Marie Edwards is born to Regina Mattie Morgan Edwards & Donald Simeon Edwards.
  • Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hr airplane flight, Fort Myer, Virginia.

    Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hr airplane flight, Fort Myer, Virginia.
  • Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park

  • Paw Paw's Birthday

    George Summerdyke Smith is born to Mary Eliza Gallion Smith & George Percy Smith.
  • Papa Joe's Birthday

    Joe Hollis is born to Marry Ellis Holllis and George Hollis, in Nederland, Texas.
  • French cavalry enter Belgium

  • Maw Maw Penny's Birthday

    Jewell Penny Neal is born to Lou Rutherford Neal and Charles Neal, in Louisiana.
  • Last San Francisco firehorses retired

  • Maw Maw Penny & Papa Joe's Wedding

    Jewell Penny Neal and Joe Hollis are married in Nederland, Texas.
  • Bruce's Birthday

    Bruce Raymond Drury is born to Ada Marjory McGuire Drury & Howard Raymond Drury, in Fullerton, Nebraska.
  • Amelia Earhart is officially declared dead after her 1937 disappearance.

  • Marriage of Maw Maw & Paw Paw

    Emma Marie Edwards & George Summerdyke Smith are married in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry make their cartoon debuts

  • U.S. presidential election, 1940: Franklin D. Roosevelt wins reelection to a record third term

  • Daddy's Birthday

    Donald Wray Smith is born to Emma Marie Edwards Smith & George Summerdyke Smith, in Natichidotches, Louisiana.
  • Regular commercial television broadcasting begins; NBC television launched.

  • Donna's Birthday

    Donna Marie Wademan is born to Esther Marie Rose Wademan and Albert "Ikey" Edward Wademan, in Blue Hille, Nebraska.
  • Mama's Birthday

    Glenda Fay "Sue" Hollis is born to Jewell "Penny" Neal Hollis & Joe Hollis, Sr, in Nederland, Texas.
  • Divorce

    Maw Maw Penny and Papa Joe get divorced.
  • Mama & Daddy's Wedding

    Glenda Fay "Sue" Hollis & Donald Wray Smith are married in Lecompte, Louisiana.
  • Donna & Bruce's Wedding

    Donna Marie Wademan & Bruce Raymond Drury are married in Blue Hill, Nebraska.
  • Jen's Birthday

    Jennifer Susan Smith is born to Don & Sue Smith, in Beaumont, Texas.
  • Jon's Birthday

    Jonathan Wade Drury is born to Donna & Bruce Drury, in Beaumont, Texas.
  • My Birthday

    Amy Elizabeth Smith is born to Don and Sue Smith in Beaumont, Texas, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
  • Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford becomes 38th president.

  • Move to Huntsville

    Our family moves to Huntsville, TX.
  • David's Birthday

    David Gallion Smith is born to Don & Sue Smith in Austin, Texas. His two big sisters, Jennifer and Amy, are not sure what to think of him.
  • Amy Starts Kindergarten

    Amy starts Kindergarten at Leander Elementary School in Leander, Texas.
  • NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms

  • Move to Beaumont

    Our family moves to Beaumont, Texas. Amy finishes Kindergarten at Roy Guess Elementary School, and meets her best friend, Stephanie Stambaugh.
  • Cancer strikes our family!

    Mama is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in her nasal cavity.
  • Amy meets Jon

    I meet Jon at Austin Middle School, and we become friends. We have two classes together.
  • Staph Infection Hospitalization

    Mama develops a horrible staph infection and is hospitalized for several weeks. She almost dies.
  • Amy Graduates High School

    I graduated from Central Sr. High School, in Beaumont, Texas.
  • First Date

    Jon and I go out on our first date to see Total Recall. This is followed by a taco bell picnic at the park.
  • Papa Joe Dies

    Papa Joe dies. I was just getting to know him.
  • My Wedding

    Amy Elizabeth Smith & Jonathan Wade Drury are married at Wesley United Methodist Church, in Beaumont, Texas, at 2:00 in the afternoon.
  • Paw Paw Dies

    Paw Paw dies as the day before they are scheduled to amputate his leg. He is in the final stages of Alzheimer's and has diabetes.
  • Maw Maw Penny Dies

    Maw Maw Penny dies.
  • Homeowners

    Jon & Amy Drury purchase their first home in Spring, Texas.
  • Miscarriage

    After several years of trying to get pregnant, we finally succeed, and then miscarry the baby at 10 weeks. We were completely devastated.
  • Hannah Marie's Birthday

    Hannah Marie Drury is born to Amy & Jon Drury in Houston, Texas. She weighs 8 pounds, 12 3/4 ounces, and is 19 inches long. JOY!!!
  • Mama's Death

    Mama died after a long struggle with cancer related complications. It was very difficult to see her deteriorate so much over the last year. This was the saddest day of my life.
  • Aaron Hollis's Birthday

    Aaron Hollis Drury is born one month early. My preemie weighs in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and is 21 inches long. JOY!!
  • Maw Maw Dies

    Maw Maw dies. She was 99 years old.
  • Amy Graduates SHSU

    I finally finished my BS degree. HAPPY!!
  • Grad School

    I got accepted to the MA Counseling program at SHSU. I am SUPER EXCITED and feel very empowered!! JOY!!