06.21.2020 Happy Father’s Day Roy, Chip, Chad and the wonderful fathers at Trinity Baptist Church!

Happy Father’s Day to my amazing husband Roy, our two sons Chip and Chad who are both amazing fathers of our six grandchildren!  Both of their families are very involved with their church and love God with all their hearts. God is the leader in both of their homes. I could not be prouder of both of them! I love you Roy, Chad and Chip! 

Some of these great men at Trinity Baptist Church are no longer with us so prepare your heart for when you see them. I’ve shared these before but everytime I see these my heart smiles so I hope they make yours smile too!

                                                            

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05.22.18 2009 Trinity Father’s Day photos that we will start with for 2018

These are the photos that we will start with for our 2018 Father’s Day slide show.  Those who no longer attend Trinity have been removed from the original slide show so we have room for photos from new folks or newer photos from current members.  Check it out so you’ll know which ones you don’t need to send in.

If you want any of yours removed from those you see below, please let me know really soon!  If I left in photos of members who have left Trinity let me know that also!

Please limit the photos per father to 5.  Photos can be sent to me at rosalyn@selu.edu.  The deadline is June 4th but I’d really like them by June 1st since we’ll be moving from our motor home to our house June 4th to June 10th.

                                                            

Well that’s it folks!  Please send me the names of the father’s and children in the photos you send to rosalyn@selu.edu.

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03.26.18 Treasured Photos from Trinity Baptist’s May 2012 Mother’s Day Presentation

Monday, March 26, 2018 – These precious Treasured Photos are from a Power Point presentation at Trinity Baptist Church shown on Mother’s Day in May 2012! The Moms and their children and/or grandchildren are identified in these photos.  Some of these precious ladies are no longer with us so prepare your heart for when you see them.

Feel free to save any of your family’s photos to your computer by right clicking on it and choosing Save Image As!  I know today isn’t Mother’s day but I included the first slide from the original presentation.

       

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03.24.18 Treasured Photos from Trinity Baptist’s June 2009 Father’s Day Presentation

Saturday, March 24, 2018 – These precious Treasured Photos are from a Power Point presentation at Trinity Baptist Church shown on Father’s Day in June 2009! The dads and their children are identified in these photos.  Some of these great men are no longer with us so prepare your heart for when you see them.

Feel free to save any of your family’s photos to your computer by right clicking on it and choosing Save Image As!  I know today isn’t father’s day but I included the first two slides from the original presentation.

           

Well that’s it folks, I hope you enjoyed these wonderful memories of some of Trinity’s dads and their children and grand children!  The next Treasured Photos post will be of the photos from the Mother’s Day Power Point presentation in 2012.

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03.05.18 Treasured Photos – The gang at Lakeview Baptist Church

Lakeview Baptist Church was flooded in Hurricane Katrina. It is now Harbor Community Church.

Monday, March 5, 2018 – Lakeview Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana was the church I was a member of until Roy and I moved to Hammond and joined Trinity Baptist Church.  These photos are treasured ones from my youth at Lakeview.  Roy and I were also married there!  I’m certain more photos from that time are saved somewhere but these are the ones I located!

I have scars on my knees from falling down as an active little girl while running around the concrete area outside the front door at the bottom left of this photo!

To our Lakeview church family.  I identified those young folks and chaperones that I remember but there are many that I couldn’t identify.  If you know who some of the unidentified are please let me know.  I’ll number the photos and if you can identify someone please include the photo number and the name or names.  Thanks!

Our summer youth trips were always taken in Greyhound Buses that we rented.  This first photo was taken there.

1. September Davidson and Rosalyn Blum

  1. At our pastor Rev J. Richard Randels parents Glen and Nettie Randels’ home in Buffalo OK. Mark Adams, Liz Kissgen Butler, April Phillips Scarlach, Brenda and Beverly Dixon, Jimmy Randels, Darrell Smith, Charlie Cook, Willene Schwamkrug, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Wylie, Rosalyn Blum, Kim and Karen Dixon, Terry Smith, Blimp Davis (our youth minister), Karen Keys, Ruth Burr, Gary Morlier, Suzanne Ellis, Susan Randels, Elizabeth “Gi” Lehmann, September Davidson and lots of other youth I can’t recognize!3. Rosalyn Blum, Elizabeth “Gi” Lehmann, Suzanne Ellis, Kim Dixon, Brenda Dixon, Liz Kissgen Butler and April Phillips Scarlach!  Why we all got in the bathroom to take a photo, I do not know! 4. Susan Randels, Kim Dixon, Elizabeth “Gi” Lehmann, Liz Butler, April Phillips, Brenda Dixon, Heather, Karen Keys, September Davidson, Bridget Burr and Beverly Dixon.

5. Susan Randels and Elizabeth “Gi” Lehmann

6. Our church girls softball team.  We were called the Cuties! Rosalyn Blum, Kim Dixon, Susan Randels, Elizabeth “Gi” Lehmann, September Davidson, Karen Keys, Bridget Burr, Tricia Keys. https://rosalynandroy.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/rosalynlakeviewyouthgroup4.jpg

7. September Davidson hanging over the railing for some reason! 8. Roy and I while we were dating at a Valentine Banquet at church.  My best friend Brenda is sitting with us. Her boyfriend must have been taking the photo.9. The girls in our wedding party in the church’s fellowship hall.  Donna Cohn, Brenda Ellis, Colleen Coppenger, Dana Roussel and me!!

10. A photo at our wedding in the sanctuary taken from the second floor. Donna Cohn, Brenda Ellis, Colleen Coppenger, Dana Roussel, Roy and I, Mike Brauninger, Paul Chauvin, Eddie Tate and Rev. J. Richard Randels11. The happy wedded couple in the sanctuary!

For those who do not know why there are a bunch of girls dressed up, some with crowns, some with capes, some with scepters in the second photo below.  We were part of Girls Auxiliary which is a Southern Baptist organization that helps girls grow in their spiritual development as they learn the biblical basis of missions and discover their part in God’s plan. These two photos are of one of our “Coronations” one year.  Girls participated in “forward steps” and received awards at a coronation service for each level completed. Over time, the steps included: Maiden, Lady-in-Waiting, Princess, Queen, Queen in Service, Queen with a Scepter, Queen Regent and Queen Regent in Service. Girls’ Auxiliary later became Girls in Action in 1970.

12. Rosalyn Blum

13. Back Row: Denise Oubre, Dewelynne Burr, ??, Kay Schwamkrug, Marsha Mitchell, Carolyn Johnson, Jennifer Lehmann, Rosalyn Blum, Jeanne Bowers, Ruth Burr, Beverly Dixon

Front Row: Brenda Dixon, Bridget Burr, Karen Keys, Susan Randels, Janet Robertson, Lori Hogan, ??, Elizabeth “Gi” LehmannThese photos brought back great memories for me.  Hope it does for you as well.  I’d love to get more photos from Lakeview folks to add to this blog.  Please send them to me at rosalyn@selu.edu!

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02.18.18 Treasured Photos over 25 years old from Trinity Baptist

Monday, February 19, 2018 – Okay Trinity folks current and past!  I’ve collected these photos over the years for different reasons.  They are at least 25 years old, some are much much older.  I hope that anyone who wants one will be able to get it from here.  Just right click on the photo and when the option “Save Image As” comes up, click on it and find on your computer where you want to save it to and Save It!!

I am going to try to include the names of those that I am sure I know in each photo.  The photos will be numbered.  If I didn’t identify someone, or if I identified them incorrectly, please send me a message at rosalyn@selu.edu or leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post.  Let me know what photo number and the person’s name.  I’ll add them when I can.  If I’ve misspelled a name let me know that too so I can correct it.  The names in Red are corrections or additions given to me by others since I originally posted it.

I have enjoyed looking at these photos every time I run across them and don’t think I should be the only person who gets to enjoy them!  Many of these amazing folks are now living in Heaven with their Lord!  How wonderful that we can look forward to seeing them again!  I have lots more from recent years and those will be shared in a future post.

Trinity has a long history of wonderful church family members and you’ll surely see this in these photos.  There are over 80 photos, but I truly hope as you see these photos you will be warmed by the rich heritage we enjoy at Trinity.

Here we go!

1. Ray Beall, Almatine Scott, Louis Hill, Pearl Lipscomb

2. Harvey Taylor and Joyce Taylor, Whitey Lipscomb, Pearl Lipscomb

3. Robert Scott, Almatine Scott, Viola Beall East

4. Spot Traylor, Wylie Traylor, Teddy Forrest, Dickie and Dee Nelson, Mr. Ted Forrest (the best deepest voice I’ve ever heard) – AKA The Wayfarers

5. Grover McGee, Ray Beall, Larry and Patricia Pierson (Patricia is Ms. Bertie and Mr Willie Hill’s daughter)

6. Ray Beall, Willie Hill

7. Grover McGee

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9. Whitey Lipscomb, Viola Beall East, Jo Traylor, Gladys Dufreche

10. Ms Vera Dyess (Ray Beall’s sister), Grover McGee, Ruby McGee

11. Viola Beall East

12. Joyce Taylor, Harvey Taylor

13. Viola Beall East, Grover McGee, Jo Traylor, Pearl Traylor

14. Jo Traylor, Pearl Traylor, Pearl Lipscomb

15. Whitey Lipscomb, Willie Hill, Birdie Hill

16. Ruby McGee, Grover McGee, Mildred Forrest17. Joyce Taylor

18. Whitey Lipscomb, Mr. Ted Forrest, Ray Beall, Brent Dufreche, Willie Hill

19. Pearl Traylor, Mildred Forrest

20. Ray Bealle, Leander Willie, Robert Scott, Edgar Traylor, Mr. Ted Forrest

21. Betsy Traylor, Wiley Traylor

22. Matt Traylor,

23. Connie Burleson Holden, Ron Burleson, Bobby Hill, Julie Lester

24. Vivian Trimble (Trinity’s first pastors wife) and her two daughters Rebecca and Jerri

25.    Teddy Forrest IV, Jeff Gatlin, Otis Traylor, Scottie Matherne. Coach was Jimmy Gatlin, Bryan Alford

26. Slim Traylor, Robert Ray Traylor, Jeffrey Hill

27. Mildred Forrest, Pearl Lipscomb,  Joyce Taylor,  Viola Beall East, Helen Traylor, Ora Nell Farris, Pearl Traylor, Ruby Traylor, Emily Wall

28. Bro. Malcolm Massey, Louise Traylor

29. Leanna Willie Traylor, Marie Willie

30. Ashley Traylor Louviere

31. Louise Traylor, Leanna Willie Traylor

32. Leanna Willie Traylor

33. Mary Grace Traylor Lamonte

34.  Paw Paw Bill Traylor, Curtis Kinchen

35.  Trinity’s Youth Building

36. Patricia Young, Mary Grace Traylor Lamonte

37. Dickie and Dee Nelson, Gene Traylor, Diane Haase, Jenny Nelson (between Dickie and Dee) Dickie is holding Jeremy

38. Johnny Compton, Doug Williamson, Pat Young, Charles Paradelas, Raymond Rawls, Jimmy Young, Herny Matherne, Clara Ann Scott, Charlotte Paradelas, Wanda Forest, Pat Found

39. Otis and Mary Catherine Traylor

40. Kim Sirone,

41. Trey Sirone

42. Bro. Malcolm Massey and his wife Georgia, Louise Traylor, Dottie Traylor

43. Almatine Scott, Gladys and Judge Brent Dufreche

44. Kim Sirone

45.

46. Mary Catherine Beall Hardy, Eula Mae Beall & Robert Ray Beall

47. Annabelle Arthur, Buren Hollis, Jr, Inez Vitrano, Ronnie Traylor

48. Rebecca Bankston Willoughby

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50. Mary Grace Traylor Lamonte, Sheree Daniels

51. Philip Bankston (waving)

52. Gordon Traylor, Almatine Scott

53. Kim Sirone

54. Teddy Forrest IV and Kim Sirone at Wiley and Betsy Traylor’s wedding

55. Ashley Traylor Louviere, Louise Traylor, Pam Waffler, Kim Sirone

56. Barbara Davis, Jessica Davis and Daniel Davis

57. Susan Traylor Griffin, Gladys Dufreche

58. Trey Sirone

59. Mary Grace Lamonte, Linda Cummings, Sharon Compton, Clara Ann Scott, Pat Anderson

60. Louis Hill

61. Tom Coplin, Byron Wild Sr., Harvey Taylor

62. Vivian Traylor, Jo Blum Traylor

63. Ronnie Daniels, Gene Traylor, Johnny Compton, Spot Traylor, Jimmy Young, Teddy Forest

64. Edgar Traylor, Oliver Thompson

65.

66. Louise Traylor, Leanna Willie Traylor

67. Deyampert Traylor, Viola Beall East, Gene Traylor, Edgar Traylor, Mary Catherine Traylor (their mama)

68. Harvey Traylor,  Mary Grace Traylor Lamonte

69.  Jessica Davis, Amanda Russell

70.  Jessica Forrest and Jessica Davis

71. Louise and Edgar Traylor

72. Connie Burleson, Sharon Compton, Mary Grace Traylor Lamonte, Jan Foster Traylor

73. Nan Traylor, Spot Traylor, Edgar Traylor, Mary Grace Traylor Lamonte, Louise Traylor

74. Vivian Traylor and Jo Blum Traylor

75. Ashley Traylor Louviere, Jessica Davis, Christina Picou

76. Rosalyn Chauvin, Margie Allen, Eddie McGhee, Mike Landry, Spot Traylor, Lee Russell, Bob Beall, Sue Picou, Chrissie McGhee, Kim Russell, Sherry Beall

77. Leanna Willie Traylor, Louise Traylor, Jo Blum Traylor, Vivian Traylor, Susan Wild, Rosa Mae Traylor78.  Marie Willie, Leander Willie,

79. Gene Traylor, Michael Traylor, Allie Traylor, Sharon Traylor Compton, Connie Traylor Burleson

80. Spot Traylor and Edgar Traylor

81. Spot Traylor, Edgar Traylor

82.  Dr. Randy Davis and Jessica Davis

83. Gene Traylor, Sharon Traylor Compton, Connie Traylor Burleson and Mike Traylor

84. Gene Traylor, Darryn Compton, Lance Traylor & Bryan Burleson

85. Zach Traylor, Tellius Traylor

That’s it, whew!  The next group of Trinity photos will be photos less than 25 years old.  We even have Linda Graves in a clown costume!!!!  I’ll be sharing some of my and Roy’s family photos next time.

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02.02.18 Treasured Photos – Trinity Family Picnic and Softball starring Madisyn, Cat, Jeri, Philip, Noel, Sean, Caroline, Chip, Byron B., Byron’s girls and more

In May of 2012 we had our Annual Family Picnic at Trinity.  The picnic included a softball game with our young children and some of our young adults. It was so much fun even for the spectators.  Our granddaughter Madisyn is in most of these photos but they also show lots of Trinity’s finest softball players like Jeri Bankston, Cat Davis, Noel Louviere, Byron Bankston, Chip Chauvin, Philip Bankston and their precious children.  Paw Paw Roy and  Grannie Rosalyn were big supporters and fans along with other family members and friends at the picnic.

Madisyn wanted to play but she needed a little help rounding the bases. Jeri Bankston, Cat Davis and her daddy Chip took Madisyn on their shoulders or carried her from base to base and she had such a good time!

 

I know, Madisyn is everywhere. I am her Grannie!  I would love to see another softball game with all of these young folks and plenty of younger ones that are now old enough to play!

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01.29.18 Treasured Photos – Trinity Softball Women, Men and Youth Teams 2002

Earlier this century Trinity Baptist Church had an amazing Softball program.  These are the three Trinity teams that represented our church at one time.

Jessica Forrest
Gay Sterken
Julie Dufreche
Jaala McGhee
Ashley Brumfield
Megan Landry
Kim Reitz
Sonya Traylor
Stephanie Smith
Shannon Tribble
Gina Jory
Lindsey Nyeki
Leanna Traylor
Deanna Traylor
Jennifer Vicknair
Kristi Hoffecker
Jerri Bankston
Michelle Hill


George Martin
Philip Bankston
Lucas Hill
Matt Traylor
Chip Chauvin
Daniel Davis
Scott Tribble
John Lefleur
Hunt Louviere
Noel Louviere
Bob Beall
Greg Effler
Steve Bourgeois

I couldn’t find the team roster for either of these two years but the youth I recognize in these photos are:

Daniel Davis
Jenni Smith
Lindsey Nyeki
Erica Willie
Chip Chauvin
Mark Whisenhunt
Megan Landry
Danielle Willie
Morgan McGehee
Amelia Brumfield
and I think J J Hill

Here’s young Tim Reitz, one (and sometimes the only) of our church members who umpired then and still umpires around the area!

Brian

Heath was our Scorekeeper

I can’t tell you how the awesome the Softball Ministry was in our life.  Such a wonderful  ministry.  Every church member player was required to attend their church a certain amount of weeks during each month.  Each team was allowed to have couple of players who were not church members.   These non church members got to see Christians having a great time in a clean and wholesome environment.   And we did have A L O T of fun! Church members from the softball teams got to know other church’s members and life long friendships were formed.

The concession stand was a flurry of activity selling burgers, hot dogs, candy and drinks.  All Trinity players gave some of their time throughout the season to work in the concession stand.

Men, women and youth and family members from other area churches all piled in to see the games played on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening.  Three games a night!

We also had Friday and Saturday tournaments that were also so much fun!

I can no longer offer to participate in operating it but I would love to give guidance on how we did it if this ministry was ever resurrected again!  We had a web page on the church’s web site for softball.  I have numerous graphics that I’d love to share with someone when the time comes.  Please, hint, hint!

I have scaboodles of photos of Trinity children who are now adults, some with their own children.  I’m going to work on those photos soon.

If you know the names of some of the folks in the photos that I didn’t include please let me know!

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