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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 12, 2014
Today’s Lenten Lunch is at The River of Life Church at 12 noon. Next week’s lunch is March 19th at First United Methodist in Mason. Then on March 26th, lunch will be at the First Baptist Church hosted by the Art UMC women. Next Sunday morning at 9 a.m., there is a community wide worship service in Heritage Park.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 12, 2014 • Photos
The weather is still “confused”, but at least the lows during the cold are not quite as low and the warm days are a little more frequent and it is beginning to feel more like Spring. Last weekend we sprang back into “Daylight Savings” time, and although we have to get up in the complete dark, and I am not sure that I have managed to change all of my clocks, but it does leave a longer time of evening light after the work day is through.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 12, 2014 • Photos
One can determine much about a man by observation, taking note of the way he dresses and carries himself. Overalls--like “duded-up” western wear--can easily deceive, however. Overalls carry no guarantee that the guy farms, nor do boots and chaps necessarily mean the man wearing them has ever mounted a horse. An example was Dr.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 12, 2014
Mad as a March hare. As in Alice in Wonderland. The March Hare always behaved as though it was tea-time. But it goes further back than that. Earliest notation was around 1500 in the poem Blowbol’s Test: Thanne ey begyn to swere and to stare, And be as braynles as a Marshe hare. [Then they begin to swerve and to stare, And be as brainless as a March hare.] Which is where “hare brained” comes from. In Europe, the hare bred during March and beyond. That sounds odd. The hair bread. ...
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 10, 2014
This is one of those “accidental” recipe finds. While looking for something else, I stumbled across this one, it sounded fast and easy, just like the Practical Baker likes his recipes to be. In addition to being fast and easy, the end result is very tasty. Mrs. Practical Baker has already informed me that these will be the rolls we’ll serve at our Thanksgiving gathering.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 6, 2014
“Rimuh! Thiway! Finnussasquirruh! Cummo!” That’s what Ronnie Faulkner sounds like when he’s hunting squirrels. Ronnie lives in Alabama, where they speak a language that’s sort of like English, only different. It’s actually almost exactly like Texan, except that the only punctuation they use at the end of a sentence is a question mark, unless they’re talking to their dogs.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 6, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, February 25th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 41 members and five visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were two Mason High School seniors, Caitlyn Felts and Kelly Kothmann. Lion Mark Lehmberg was responsible for the program and introduced Tony Plutino and Tonya Huston who spoke about the Imidido Project. Tonya explained that she was a physical therapist and had seen a need to help treat and educate the people of Rwanda, Africa, about the pro ...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 6, 2014
My Mother was into “DO-DADS!” That is, she loved to make stuff. You know, DO DADS! Some seem to think that I, too, did the DO-DAD thing? THINK AGAIN, I don’t. Mother was the happiest when she had a can of red spray paint in her hand. She loved to decorate and redecorate.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 6, 2014
Tommy Splittgerber recently donated a book, Ambassadors of the Aggie Spirit: The History of the Texas A & M Yell Leaders, that you may be interested in reading. Tommy, who was a yell leader from 1947-49, is listed in the book along with Red Duke and some other names you might be surprised to find.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 6, 2014
No, we aren’t talking about a cholesterol test here. But, knowing your child’s GDL may very well save your child’s life. That’s because GDL stands for Graduated Driver Licensing. Like all states, including Washington D.C., Texas has a GDL law. This law can help parents set limits on their teen drivers and prevent needless injuries and deaths during this high-risk time when teens are learning to drive.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 6, 2014
Ingredients are important, but many of us are too busy to read the labels. They are important on everything we use from cosmetics, household cleaners, pesticides, drugs, food, water and so on. There are increasing links between the number of toxic chemicals that we take in and the number of health problems we have.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 6, 2014
The first Lenten lunch will be held today, March 5th at 12 noon at St. Paul Lutheran church with Hilda UMC hosting the lunch. The volunteer “caravaners” building the Habitat for Humanity Home will be joining us. Other lunches in March are on March 12th at River of Life, March 19th at First United Methodist in Mason, March 26th at First Baptist Church hosted by Art UMC. There will be an Ash Wednesday worship service at 6 pm at Art UMC, followed by a worship service at 7 pm at St John Luther ...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 5, 2014 • Photos
Let’s face it. When national leaders agree to attend summit meetings, we don’t expect many tangible and/or desirable results. More likely, whatever proposals are on the table will cost billions, take great chunks of time and eventually run off the tracks. Additional probable results include ill will, insincere apologies and/or posturing, not to mention much media window dressing.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 5, 2014
Falling asleep. Feels so good. We all do it. We all want to. We all need to. Watching others fall asleep is a good spectator sport. Something magical happens. We get a glimpse into another world. A personal world. Known only to the fall-ing-a-sleep-er. A fussy baby finally conks out. Or the resident insomniac. Or maybe you’re having a conversation with your brother. He just got off work. It’s late. His eyes start to close. His head begins to fall forward. He catches himsel ...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
An old fashioned barber’s chair sits in a corner near the main entrance to the Southern Sportsman Hunting Lodge, a silent testament to the fact that staying longer than you’d planned is a distinct possibility. The rustic log building in rural southern Alabama is the kind of place you hear about, and read about, and sometimes see pictures of, but almost never find.