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Backyard barbecue held in Oklahoma City

by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: July 2, 2013 at 8:05 am •  Published: July 2, 2013


Barney Semtner, Daniel and Jennifer Vaughn enjoy the party. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

 Gayle and Barney Semtner entertained at a backyard barbecue dinner honoring their son-in-law and author, Daniel Vaughn, and daughter, Jennifer Vaughn, Dallas, Tx.  Daniel Vaughn has written a book called “The Prophets of Smoked Meats  A Journey Through Texas Barbecue.” The book, about best barbecue places in Texas, tells how to identify good barbecue and has recipes for meat “rubs”. The book was launched in New York City with Anthony Bourdain, chef, author and television personality. They had a question and answer session at Barnes and Noble and Vaughn’s book is Bourdain’s first book in a series of endorsements this year.

In keeping with the barbecue theme, the Semtners featured a huge array of barbecued chicken, turkey, brisket, jalapeno sausage, along with cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, brownies, lemon squares, and cookies. Jamie Bramble played the guitar during dinner. Many bouquets of roses, daisy mums and peonies were on tables inside and outside the house.

Daniel Vaughn autographed books for the guests who got them at the party or at Full Circle Book Store.

Among the guests were Elizabeth and John Semtner, Zach Semtner, Jeffrey Semtner, Jean and Larry Lucas, Betty and Larry Edwards, Alison Taylor, Jeary and Mike Seikel, Patricia and Greg Burns, Nora Medley, Don Brannan, Beth and Carl Shortt, Sarah and Rick Vermillion, Jane and Sandy Elliott, Sody and Robert Clements, Kris Frankfurt, Susie Nelson, Seyan and John Hefner and Linda and Ken Howell.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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