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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Books could be written about lives radically changed by introduction to strings. Before duct tape, string had endless uses, ranging from Yo-Yos to string cheese. This time, we’ll limit fame’s floodlights to individuals who--at ages 15 and 10, respectively--began pilgrimages toward major world venues--thanks to strings. Of this “twosome,” Everett (Bunny) Martin is farthest down the road.
, 2014 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
There are times in everyone’s life that are extra special. Last week I wrote about a gentleman and his wife who worked as a team to conquer a mountain-like obstacle and succeeded. It was a story of determination, bravery, love and spunk. This week, there was a different story that played out in full drama with those same elements with a few others thrown in as well.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Make up. We all use it. One way or another. We make up our face. We make up our minds. Make up the bed. Maybe make up an excuse. Or make up the difference. And sometimes we have to make up for lost time. Some of us make up a story to entertain. Or one to put the kiddos to sleep. Some of us make up our lives as we go along. We change our hair. Our furniture. Our house. We change jobs. Vehicles. Even partners. Or we kiss and make up. We make up businesses. Creating something o ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
The lobster is a large bug. It crawls around on the bottom of the ocean, eating whatever falls from up above, such as fish parts, and fish doots, and whoever Marlon Brando has decided to sink lately, and other stuff you should avoid thinking about, especially if you happen to be eating a lobster while you’re reading this.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
Digestion is a top to bottom process that is vital to our health. Digestion is the means by which we assimilate nutrients that run our bodies. Problems with digestion interfere with the way our bodies are fed at a cellular level. I always say that we are what we eat, assimilate and do not eliminate.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, September 7th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 27 members and one visitor in attendance. A thank you letter was read from the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville thanking our club for giving 300% of the recommended dues to fund the camp. Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read minutes from the board meeting held prior to the regular meeting and gave the financial reports. The club reminds anyone interested in participating in the September 27th 5K/10K ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
I haven’t always scored high in staying focused. No, I don’t have that ADHD or whatever they want to call it now disease. I just don’t want to tend to what I need to attend to at that moment. If it isn’t a matter of life or death, I will let it slide.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
Slow cookers are fantastic kitchen appliances. They require a little planning ahead but they save so much time and effort!! Many people have had them handed down to them like a treasured family heirloom. But if you’ve never owned one before, cleaning a slow cooker can be a bit of a mystery.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
Thursday, September 11th, is the anniversary of 9/11. We are all aware that something big may happen. Pray for peace and love and that the everlasting grace of our Lord Jesus Christ continue to watch over us during this time. God bless you all! Celebrate God every day. Stay radical in the Army of God! Robert Hall will celebrate his birthday on Sept 17th. The Nominating Committee will meet at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
Most of you know that the Friends of the Library hold a book sale once a year as their major fundraiser for the Library. Many of these books come from donations. While we certainly are grateful for donations and hope they continue, we hope donors will follow a few guidelines before bringing their books.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
In our culture’s relentless intent to get more things “right”—at least on paper—we’ve marched boldly into territory where angels fear to tread. Consider, if you will, our almost unanimous resolve on a topic awash in the rivers of further review: “germophobic correctness.” Time was, we talked a lot about germs without really doing much about ‘em.
, 2014 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014 • Photos
Can you guess what all of these people have in common? Isabella Bird (1831–1904) UK. Traveller, writer and natural historian; Karl Blodig (1859–1956) Austria. Optician and journalist; Lester Germer (1896–1971) USA. Physicist, World War I fighter pilot; Conrad Gessner (1516–1565) Switzerland. Naturalist; Charles F. Hoffmann (1838–1913) USA. Surveyor; Wasfia Nazreen (1982) Bangladesh.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
Beef. It’s what’s for dinner. Or supper. Or lunch. Maybe even breakfast. Where’s the beef? All over town. Beef. From Old French “boef.” According to trusty Webster. Beef is a full-grown ox, cow, bull, or steer. Especially one bred and fattened for meat. One can also beef up a football team. Go Punchers! Or have a beef with somebody. That’s no fun. Have some beef tea instead. Supposed to be good for you. Then there’s beefcake. Which has nothing to do with beef wh ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
I am still receiving information in regard to articles that I wrote in May giving some light on those items pertaining to London and the events of a 100 years ago. I would imagine that there are many versions of the events and I enjoy hearing those as well. If you will remember, I had an article about the fellow by the name of Bober who died and was smoked to cure.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014
When Leret, the youngest of my three sons, was about five years old, he and his brothers were getting rowdy in the back of the Suburban on a road trip. I’d called them down several times, and the other two settled down some, but Leret was too wound up. This is why parents need more than one child to get the full effect of parenthood.