James and Maygan want you to know their wedding is set for May 21, 2011. If you have trouble remembering the date, they painted a reminder on a rock just west of Weatherford, Texas. James tells me that painting this rock is a tradition in Weatherford going back to the days when his dad (age 59) was a kid. There is even an unwritten code of ethics about painting the rock: (1) No obscene or vulgar messages; (2) Messages are to remain untouched by anyone else for at least seven days.
The rock has a sad tradition, too. In high school, James had a close friend named Janakae. In 2006, Janakae, age 20 and a student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, was serving as designated driver for a friend, when she was killed by a drunk driver. Now Janakae’s mother comes to this rock each year and paints a tribute to her daughter. You can learn more about this young woman by doing a search for “Janakae Sargent”.