and family share fond memories with children
Jean Gordon/Daily Courier Gathered around a small tree at the home of Eddie and Sandi Wright in Ellenboro, Don and Angela Williams
are home for Christmas from England.
Eddie Wright, Angela's
father, was at work.
, got an early Christmas gift Sunday when he
received a Cam Newton jersey while at the Carolina Panthers football game.
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Jean Gordon/Daily Courier Among ornaments on the Wright's Christmas tree is "Sissy Duck" a yellow plastic duck in an Air Force uniform to honor Angela
Angela Williams, 28, who is a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Lakenheath, England, is on vacation from her job as an accountant.
This is an expensive trip," Angela
"The kids are getting older and we wanted them to experience what we experienced here at home
We took them to see the Forest City Christmas lights.
We saw them as kids and we wanted them to see them, too.
They have seen Santa," Angela said.
said the couple wanted their children to be around family and the places they grew up.
In July, Angela
will head out to Texas for training for her
new job as an Air Force recruiter.
Since being home she's
has been "unofficially" trying to recruit her
brother-in-law, sister and a cousin.
After completing recruiting school, she hopes the family will get a transfer to the East Coast and closer to home and family.
"But we do not know," she
Sandi has helped the family several times and in different parts of the world when when Angela
Angela joined the Air Force in 2006 and since then the couple has seen a lot of the world and will see even more since Angela plans to retire in the Air Force.
They lived in Germany three years, she
was deployed to Israel four months and they lived at Shaw Air Fore Base in South Carolina for three years.
was deployed to Qatar for six months and later to Atlanta, Ga. before moving to England.
Other deployments have been in Bulgaria and Turkey.
and Don talked about their first meeting while in the same English class at R-S Central High School
, two years younger than Don, decided to join the Air Force
after high school to follow in the footsteps of her father, grandfather, uncles and other family members.