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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Here Come The Judge

I mean here comes a baker's dozen deer across from the judges house. We stopped and stared at them and they stopped eating to stare at us. I like our town because in places it is city and in places it is country. The deer were in town,. but there is enough brush for them to hide if they get nervous. Someone feeds them so they come on out before the sun goes down. It isn't the judge though, as she is senile now and probably wouldn't even be interested in the deer or in playing a game of dominoes with John like she and other seniors used to do.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Everyone Has Toys

Jack over at Shipslog gave me an idea again. He wrote about big people's toys, such as boats and computers. Childrens's toys, such at dolls and toy trucks. When I was young I didn't have many toys and didn't know the difference. My sister and I made a playhouse with an apple crate for a cabinet and an old car gas tank as a sofa, it worked fine. I do have a memory of my first real doll though. It wasn't made of cloth like a Raggedy Ann. It was made of the clay like stuff that dolls used to be made of. Not sure what it is called. I loved that doll. One day another little girl came to play and she slammed my doll down on the front porch and broke it. I was heartbroken. My mama taped it's wounds. The doll looked ugly but I still played with it. The next time the girl came over she slammed my doll on the cement porch and that "did it in for good". I don't know why the girl was so mean because she lived with her parents and grandparents which three people in their household was working so I'm sure she had more toys then I did. I don't remember ever getting another doll. I'm sure I probably did but it didn't come to a bad end for me to have a memory of it. Now as an adult my favorite toy is my computer and my I-pad. what is yours?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Are You Blue On Monday?

LV at Meme's Corner has a pretty blue picture for Blue Monday but I'm not blue on Mondays, are you? Monday is my favorite day of the week and has been for a long while. I think of it as a new start and I don't know what is going to happen, good or bad. We're not big week-end people. On Sunday we do the same thing most every week. Go to church, eat out, take a nap. then it is almost time for our Patty Melt. Our waist lines are beginning to tell how many of those we have consumed in the last few months. We live very near a Whataburger. By chance we tried a Patty Melt and that was it, we're hooked. We can share one as it has two large hamburger patties, grilled onions, and melted cheese on a toasted bread. We add a medium fry (bad), and two senior drinks. I had planned to clean out my storage shed today to celebrate my un-blue Monday but we had a beautiful rain last night so walking in the wet grass is out. Maybe I'll just take a long nap.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Lovely Tribute To A Mother, I Presume

This Mother must have loved this land to be buried there along side a quiet country road on the property. There are two benches and the area is mowed and well kept. I can see her family meeting there to visit her grave and swap old family stories.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

I Just Had A Stand-Off With Swallows

I'm not sure yet who won. It seemed several birds were all working on trying to make the same nest under my porch. Is that the way they build? I didn't notice that several years when they tried to invade my territory. Don't get me wrong, I love birds. I don't love poop on my small porch or on my one chair with a new pretty cushion. My porch is just too small to share with them. This is the first year they have come back after I fought them off one year. First let me say I would never harm eggs or baby birds but I caught them that year before they got far into building their nest. They really were determined, but so was I so we will see later today.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Subject Is Ants

Thanks for the clue Jack, you gave me something to write about. I don't know exactly when the fire ants arrived here but anyone who has been stung by one doesn't forget it. They itch and hurt and burn for days. I really don't know a good remedy for them. Once when it came a flood here John and I decided to ride to the east to where I think it was the San Antonio river crossed. The water was so high we couldn't cross, the road was blocked off by the highway department. We parked and walked as near to the water as we dared. Among the things we saw floating by was a long board loaded with fire ants. When that board found a home I guess the fire ants floating on it did too. When I was growing up the ant that I learned to try to avoid was the Big Red Ant. I was stung many times playing until I got the message to watch for them and avoid them. They hurt so bad and actually made me sick. I don't know if I was allergic or if they do most people that way. These are the ants which the Horny Toad liked to eat. The ranch where John's cows live have Red Ant beds all over. When John first leased the ranch he carried poison in his truck to doctor the beds to try to rid the ranch of them. He thought they would sting the cows and maybe make them sick. When one of the landladies found out she straightened him out on that subject. Don't take away the food of the Horny Toads so he stopped. Now the ants are still there but the last Horny Toad we saw was about five years ago.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Thinking Of Elvis

In the 50's when my friend and I were going to graduate from high school we played hooky from school. Our parents knew because we were going to San Antonio to try to find a job. We did get one at an insurance company but they insisted we take a week or two vacation before we started after the end of school and graduation. We had to wait a month for our first pay check. When we did get it us and two more girls headed straight to the new Sears, Roebuck just opened on the south side of San Antonio. I had been told about the new singer who was pretty good named Elvis Presley. My aim was to buy a record player which I did. It sure didn't have a stereo sound but to a country girl it was a proud item to have. I needed some 45 records to go with it. Humm that is the singer I heard about so I bought Elvis' first two Sun 45 records. I wish I could remember the names. Don't have time to look it up right now but I really liked my very first paycheck purchase. Now if I had kept them they may be worth more then I paid for them and then some.