Tag Archives: Texas Tales

Memories. Halloween, Sometime in the 1960’s.

My son wanted to cover one of his eyes and make an eye low on his cheek. We went to a theatrical make-up store and bought make-up to work on his idea. (This was his favorite holiday). We did the … Continue reading

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Reflection

Memories are sweet and painful at the same time. My husband died and I thought he left me. I felt so lost, 54 years of marriage with one person made every thought about US, him and I. Now suddenly I … Continue reading

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An Individual in the Making

Once upon a time there was a child that was sure to become a unique individual. The child was raised in the city. His great-grandparents lived in a far rural part of Texas. There were no city noises only the … Continue reading

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She Could Not Let Go

Blacky Cat came meowing loudly to my bedroom door. I got up and followed as she rushed to Catherine’s room. She got in the doorway and looked right then left. When she didn’t see Catherine, she led me to the … Continue reading

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Eeeeuuuuwww!!!!

I am all for sustainable living but there are limits. Catherine, my daughter sent me an email with recommendations that I check out a website. Her response to this site is Eeeeuuuuwww!!!! What do you think? http://intotheborderlands.blogspot.com/2008/06/eating-brown.html

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Ants In The Pants

As a young woman, I was fascinated by these industrious little marvels of the insect world. I even wrote a paper in biology class in high school on the extraordinary little creatures. But that was then, when I was in … Continue reading

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Lightning Adventure

“Honey, I just had an Adventure! As we are in the process of leaving Caldwell, Texas and beginning again in Smithville, Texas-I am feeling very nostalgic for our 16 years in Caldwell. Memories crop up at odd times. A thunderstorm … Continue reading

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High Tech High Jinks

This blogging is fun. I can share some of the funny things happening on my way through Texas. Much of the fast developing technology is so new to me that I have a hard time keeping up. I went over … Continue reading

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Getting to know our new home in Smithville Texas and it’s dangers

We decided to investigate the cost of removing some of the standing dead trees, fallen trees and stumps on the Smithville property which was caused by a forest fire February of 2009. We wanted to begin planning the layout of … Continue reading

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