Elizabeth Ann Dunn
- Born: (Records Withdrawn)
- Marriage (1): Charles Winfred Lybrand in (Records Withdrawn)
- Marriage (2): Lt Col William John Schuck USA (Ret) in (Records Withdrawn)
Other names for Elizabeth are Maus, Oma, Liz and Sissy.
Motto: The Hills Forever
Although there are Dunne's in England, it is a numerous Irish name and it means "brown." The sept predominated in the midlands and Leix where at one time they were lords of Iregan, one of the important families of Leinster. In the 12th century the chief port of Leinster was Giolla-na-Maomh-O Dunn.
Many Dunn's fled from religious prosecution Ireland in the 17th century to fight with distinction in the continental armies of the 16th and 17th centuries. These soldiers were the famous "wild geese." During the 18th century James O'Dunne was a bishop of Ossary. He spent most of his life in France and many other religious distinguished themselves in the French army. They were very active in the Jacobite wars and afterward they immigrated to the USA where they served in the church, the law, and the army.
Charles Dunn was a famous judge in the USA. The American author Finlay Peter Dunn was of Irish descent. In Ulster the more usual form of the name is Dunn. As five time president of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland came from Scotland in the 17th century, Sir Patrick Dunn's Hospital in Dublin is a lasting memorial.
In recent years, Dunne's Stores, a country-wide chain store group, has become a household word. Dunne is among the 50 commonest surnames in Ireland today. The prefix O and Mac are seldom used.
Noted events in her life were:
• Publication: Fort Gordon Rambler, Abt Sep 1968, Fort Gordon, Richmond, Georgia, USA.
CHAMPION COOK CONDUCTS CLASS
Mrs. Liz Lybrand, a Ft. Gordon Army wife, dreams of working in a test kitchen some day.
A champion cook who has participated in national cook-offs, Mrs. Lybrand conducts cooking classes for the Officers Wives Club. At her July desserts flambé class, peaches, cherries and bananas were featured flaming fruit desserts. Mrs. Lybrand proved to her audience at the OWC activity center how simple it is to make these flaming desserts. During the taste session that followed class, it was agreed that the bananas flambé was the favorite of those present.
The wife of Maj. Charles Lybrand of Ft. Gordon, and mother of two children, Mrs. Lybrand's cooking highlights date back to 1961, when she won the title of junior cook of the year from her home state of Tennessee.
"Kroger-Westinghouse sponsored the event. I was one of the 20 finalists in the cook-off staged in the grand ballroom of the Hilton Hotel, Cincinnati," she said. "Each contestant was given a stove, and had an entire morning to prepare the recipe she had submitted. Newspaper and TV people came from my hometown in Nashville to do the publicity. They treated me like a million dollars," she continued. "It was all so elegant."
A "Choco-nut fluff pie" was Mrs. Lybrand's winning recipe. She said it was a "Bavarian cream pie with gelatin and whipped cream and a chocolate crust."
In reminiscence of the occasion, Mrs. Lybrand said, "get-ting ready for the cook-off was something. I made so many of my choconut fluff pies, practicing for the contest. I fed them to the neighbors, friends and anybody who would eat them. To this day," she laughed, "I can hardly eat this dessert."
"Each contestant in the cook-off received gifts and prizes, including the stove they used and $200 spending money. We were guests at the Hilton for a week."
The daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Dunn of Nashville, Mrs. Lybrand attended Austin Peay State Teachers College in Clarksville, Tenn., majoring in home economics. She hopes to return to school and graduate some day "if my husband is on another unaccompanied military tour, and if I am not having another baby," she said.
Although a busy housewife and mother, Mrs. Lybrand Finds time for other activities in addition to the OWC cooking classes.
She is senior hostess for the Signal School Officers Basic Courses, and arranges for coffees for the new Army wives. These wives meet at her, home and work on invitations, decorating and plans for the' monthly coffees. The senior officers' wives of Ft. Gordon attend these coffees so that the new Army wives can meet them.
As an Army wife Mrs. Lybrand has lived twice at Ft. Campbell, Ky.; at Ft. Knox; and Stuttgart, Germany. She returned to her home in Nashville while her husband served in Vietnam prior to his present Ft. Gordon assignment as an instructor at the Signal School.
The Lybrands live at 2404 Golden Camp Road. Their two children, Lydia, 5, and Mark, 18 months old, were both born in Nashville.
• Award: Army Commendation for Sustained Superior Performance, 3 Jan 1984-2 Jan 1985, Frankfurt am Main, , Hessen, Germany.
Department of The Army
Elizabeth D. Schuck Is Officially Commended For Receiving A Sustained Superior Performance Cash Award. Assigned Duties Were Performed In A Superior Manner, Warranting Recognition And Reflecting Credit Upon The Employee And The Department Of The Army. This Award Is For The Period 3 January 1984 Through 2 January 1985.
/s/ Edward C Hackney
Colonel, U. S. Army
• Employment: Lead Library Technician, 1 Feb 1987-31 Jan 1988, Frankfurt am Main, , Hessen, Germany. 1
Liz receives a Sustained Superior Performance Award as the Lead Library Technician at the Frankfurt Community Library. She is flanked by Michael H Workman, Director of Personnel for Community Activities and Anne Burski, the Chief Librarian for the Frankfurt Community.
• Award: Army Commendation for Sustained Superior Performance, 3 May 1988, Frankfurt am Main, , Hessen, Germany.
Department of the Army
Elizabeth D. Schuck
is officially commended for
Sustained Superior Performance as the lead technician in the Frankfurt military community main library from 1 February 1987 to 31 January 1988. She directed an outstanding outreach program of story hours for children and drew upon her own creativity and talents in meeting very critical needs of youngsters. She also managed the summer reading program which reached children throughout this wide-spread community. She has worked closely with other staff members to strengthen and promote the entire library program. Mrs. Schuck's outstanding performance reflects great credit upon herself, the Frankfurt military community, and the army library program.
/s/ Michael H. Workman
Director of Personnel and
Elizabeth married Charles Winfred Lybrand, son of Willie Ora Lybrand and Minnie Idell Haynes, in (Records Withdrawn). (Charles Winfred Lybrand was born in (Records Withdrawn).)
Elizabeth next married Lt Col William John Schuck USA (Ret), son of Raymond William Schuck and Kathryn Edith Scherer, in (Records Withdrawn). (Lt Col William John Schuck USA (Ret) was born in (Records Withdrawn).)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage: and Liz was introduced to John's Army unit, 14 Nov 1981, Worms, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
• Travel: when Liz joined John for the last six months of their tour in Germany, 14 Aug 1981-28 Feb 1982, Worms, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
• Travel: the first of many trips to Berlin, 5 Nov 1981, Berlin, , Berlin, Germany.
• Letter: From Liz Dunn Schuck to Kitty and Ray Schuck, 14 Aug 1987, Bad Vilbel, , Hessen, Germany. 2
Dear Kitty and Ray,
John has allowed me to be the one who gets to tell about our anniversary dinner.
Honestly I don't know how he "tops" himself every year but he does! I have enclosed a brochure of Friedrichshof, but let me tell you that dinner at Kaiser Wilhelm's mother's house was wonderful. His mother was Victoria Adelaide Mary, the daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. After her husband, Frederick III died; she built this castle in Kronberg, Germany. General Eisenhower had lived here after World War II and when it was returned to Germany it became a luxury hotel and restaurant.
It's in a small park about 20 min. from our house! The service and the food were divine. We had three waiters, six forks, six knives, and three spoons! The waiters were easy to figure out, the cutlery was tougher.
The room where we ate was the Green Salon. It had 25-foot ceilings, carved wainscoting, lovely oil paintings and marble fireplace, and long windows overlooking gardens. We tried not to stare and make these folks believe we dined in this kind of surroundings at least once a week.
We ate for two solid hours, having selected from the "gourmet menu". We began with pâté and champagne. "Our house," the waiter said, "would like you to have this while you select from the menu." We then began with smoked salmon and dill sauce and John selected a white wine grown locally. Next we had lamb soup - perfect medallions of lamb (rare) with carrots and zucchini, carved into balls the size of green peas. We weren't sure if tipping soup plates is good manners but we didn't want to "miss" any broth.
The fish course was next. We had turbot in mushroom sabayon. Wonderful! I did restrain myself from sopping up the sauce with bread. It was now time to "clear our palates" with Campari sorbet. That was also real good and I don't even like Campari. We got down to business with the main course - veal medallions and some kind of sauce, broccoli almandine (very al dente) and potato medallions with some kind of herbs. All good, real good and we cleaned our plates. We tried to hurry along, as we didn't want to make the guy waiting in the wings with the cheese cart to have nothing to do. It was a huge cart - carved walnut - with a domed cover. We will never be able to eat these cheeses again. We don't have any idea what we had and didn't recognize any names.
We, especially John, thought we knew something about cheese. They serve them with almonds and grapes and as I was reaching for French bread along came one of our waiters with very dark bread so whatever they are you eat them with dark bread. One of John's was wrapped in grape leaves and probably was goat cheese. I thought one of mine was Brie, but the taste was not. Dessert (divine dessert) was last! Plate the size of dinner ones dusted first with powdered sugar and then arraigned with kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, papaya, and zabaglione - a work of art. We were thinking how swell when along comes a silver, footed compote with strawberries dipped in white chocolate, tiny, tiny sugar pretzels, chocolates with liqueurs inside and bitty, bitty pastries with cherry filling (we ate every one). The waiter with the liqueur cart and coffee started towards us but we "cried uncle" at that point.
We waddled on home to regale Billy, Claudia and Mark with our stories. They didn't have much to tell as Mark had grilled steaks for them for dinner!
It was a fabulous way to celebrate 6 years - the best 6 years two folks could have.
• Travel: on the Berlin Duty Train with the Schuck Party of 11, 2 Feb 1988, Berlin, , Berlin, Germany.
Val Puzulis, John Schuck, Jim Singer, Pat Patterson
Billy & Claudia Browers
Dina Puzulis, Liz Schuck, Tomi Singer, Erika Patterson
Ellen Beckmann (insert) took the photo.
• Residence: 8851 81st Av SW, 1 Aug 1989, Lakewood, Pierce, Washington, USA.
When Lindsay was five years old she flew from San Diego to Lakewood with Lydia and Geoffrey to spend Easter with Oma and Opa. After a week they returned but Lindsay remained for two more weeks to have her solo "Bacation" with Om 'N Op just as Geoffrey had done when he was five, four years earlier.
One of the adventures planned for the visit was a Mad Hatter Tea Party sponsored by the Tacoma Children's Museum. Oma made a garden hat with flowers and even a sprinkling can on top for Lindsay. For herself she made a hat with two crows on the side. But Opa had the costume!
He wore a pair of pajama pants which Oma had made into an outfit for an earlier contest at the first "Overnight At The San Diego Zoo." The pants were dark green with a jungle print of lions, tigers and elephants. There were orange sweatshirts with a stripe of the jungle print across the chest and the four of them plus two dressed bears won a contest for the best dress at the outing.
But for the Tea Party Opa had on the pants with the left leg bloused into an Army boot. On the right foot he had a wing tipped dress shoe with a white sweat sock that went up almost to the knee and was held up with a pair of white and a pair of red suspenders tied together over his shoulder and being used as a garter. He had on a white dress shirt which was carefully tucked in on one side and the tail was out of the pants on the other, and bow tie which was only tied on one side. On his head he wore a German Volksmarch hat with little pins from all over the world. Lindsay giggled at the outlandish outfit and whenever others would laugh too, she would say, "My Opa dressed hisself!"
That became a family catch phrase for anyone who later wore something odd or mismatched... - he dressed hisself!