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Love brings couple home
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Feb 17, 2014 | 1164 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Hoyt and Sally Brown both traveled with their jobs before they retired but the couple never had a communication problem, even before mobile phones, due to the love letters Hoyt would leave, and still leaves, for Sally.
Hoyt and Sally Brown both traveled with their jobs before they retired but the couple never had a communication problem, even before mobile phones, due to the love letters Hoyt would leave, and still leaves, for Sally.
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Hoyt and Sally Brown stand outside by their lake.  A pontoon ride on the lake is one of the attractions of a visit to ‘Sho is Peaceful.’
Hoyt and Sally Brown stand outside by their lake. A pontoon ride on the lake is one of the attractions of a visit to ‘Sho is Peaceful.’
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The story of Hoyt and Sally Brown is definitely a love story but is one that goes beyond romance, extending to family and community.

The Bradley couple could have chosen most anywhere to live but decided to return to Jones County after they retired. They named their home ‘Sho is Peaceful’, and its name certainly reflects their post-retirement lifestyle.

The Browns will celebrate their 42nd anniversary in September, but Hoyt jokes they have only lived together about half that long. Sally was a Delta flight attendant for 33 years and was away from home an average of three days a week. Hoyt worked for Eastern Airlines as Houston’s city manager for 16 years and then was the Director of Marketing and Community Affairs of the Department of Aviation for the City of Houston for another 25 years, which also involved being away from home several days a week.

During the early years of their marriage, people did not carry cell phones with them as they do today, but Hoyt had a unique way of communicating with his wife. He wrote and still writes her love notes. Sally has several large brown envelopes of the notes that she has kept, which she said are only the ‘good ones’.

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