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FAMILY of F. CARRINGTON WEEMS II

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Featured in Town & Country Magazine article on “The Founding Families” September 1991

The Weems name is well-known not only to Houstonians but to children across America: ancestor Parson Weems originated the tale of George Washington and the cherry tree.  Today, the family head is Fontaine Carrington Weems II, a commercial real estate brokerage firm owner who was founder and president of the Texas Diabetes Research Foundation and chairman of the Contemporary Arts Museum.  He and his wife, Mary Ann, a member of Alabama’s Sledge family and descendant of Virginia’s Seabury clan, have three children: Alexandra, Carrington III and Mathilde.

WIFE:

Married Mary Ann Sledge on February 15, 1958 in Greensboro, Alabama

♫ Mary Ann Calypso ♫

Lyrics
All day all night is Mary Ann,
Down by the seaside, sifting sand.
Even little children love Mary Ann,
Down by the seaside, sifting sand.

Oh, when she walks long the shore people all she greets,
Wild birds fly her over and fish come to her feet.
In her heart there’s love but I’m the only man,
Who’s allowed to kiss my, oh Mary Ann.

All day all night is Mary Ann,
Down by the seaside, sifting sand.
Even little children love Mary Ann,
Down by the seaside, sifting sand.

Oh, when we marry we will have the time we ever thought,
I would be so happy, I’d kiss my mother-in-law.
All the little children running in the bamboo hut,
One for every palmtree and the coconut.

All day all night is Mary Ann,
Down by the seaside, sifting sand.
Even little children love Mary Ann,
Down by the seaside, sifting sand.

♫ ♥ When I Fall in Love ♥ ♫

In Memoriam, Mary Ann, Rest in Peace, April 1, 2013

My beautiful wife was such a graceful dancer.  To see her dancing, click here.