Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wonder if these guys will be having turkey for dinner today?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sweet Paper Dolls

I have always loved paper dolls. I had tons of them when I was growing up and spent hours playing with them. I even had two that had real hair. Tall ballerinas, Barbie, sisters Cindy & Sue (which is ironic because my cousins had the same names & are sisters), and 4 special ones that Grandma Kinney bought me. These had holes in the dolls and the clothes were attached with buttons of different shapes placed inside the holes. I found some like them on eBay several years ago and bought them for Mia to play with. I never realized how much trouble Mama went to cutting out all the clothes for these dolls. I don't ever remember cutting them out. She was probably afraid I'd cut myself with the scissors!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Whoo's That

Lurking in the garden during daylight hours? He's back! I just love to see this owl. He makes me smile when he hoots and he is loud!

I don't know if he was cooking something on the grill or just hoping it would keep him warm.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Today's technology is great! With a touch of a button you can see and hear what's going on anywhere. In the 1930's or 40's, Grandma Kinney's sister and her family moved to California from Texas. The only way of communication was by letter. Now Sonya and her family are in Oregon & a phone call or a click of the mouse keeps us in touch.

When Sandi was in college at Stephenville, which was in the 90's, our main source of communication was by letter. Occasionally, there would be phone calls. Cell phones were too expensive to own then.

Sometimes the technology gets above my head, but I'm thankful for the giant steps we've made in communication!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Clint Strong

The guitar player I talked about earlier is Clint Strong. I thought it was Carl Straughn, Behm thought it was Clint Sterling. At least we had the initials right! I searched the internet for Carl Straughn, but couldn't find anything. Daddy had Merle Haggard's autobiography and in it was a picture of The Strangers with Clint as a member. With the right name I found videos & a web site for him. If you're interested, go to YouTube & search for Clint Strong & Merle Haggard. I would put the video on here, but haven't figured out how to do that yet!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Late Night

This cow's eyes and mine have something in common. The dark circles under them! To celebrate our 13th anniversary, Behm & I went to a concert in Bowie. Branson Comes to Bowie! Tommy Horton & Leona Williams were the stars and they did a great job, but the guitar player was awesome! They introduced him as having played with Merle Haggard & I believe he did. If he didn't, he should have. He had Merle's sound down perfect. It was really a terrific concert! We may become groupies!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Angel Signs

Have you ever found a penny while walking along, even somewhere you just passed by earlier and there wasn't anything there? That's a sign an angel is thinking of you!

Small pieces of copper only worth one cent, not even enough to buy bubble gum anymore, but oh those pennies from heaven are priceless! Signs to us to remember loved ones who have gone before us and remind us that God will be there for us to help us through whatever trials may come.

Next time you find a penny think about the angel who sent it to you. It will bring a smile to your face!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Same Name Blues

When I was growing up I always looked for my name on things to buy. You know the little license plates & hair barrettes you find at amusement parks and variety stores...I could never find my name anywhere. All my cousins names were there, but not mine.

When I moved to Jacksboro in high school, there was another girl with the same first & last name as mine. Our names always had our classification after them... Soph. & Junior.

After my divorce, my ex married a woman with the same first name as mine. Then I was #1.

Now after almost 13 years with a different last name, it's happened again. Someone with the same first & last name as mine was in the paper for getting an occupational driver's license. Usually these are for people who have gotten a DWI & need a license to drive to and from work only. We didn't see it, but Behm's boss asked him about it the other day. Subtly of course. First he asked what an occupational driver's license was. A little later he mentioned I was in the paper for getting one. Behm assured him it wasn't me.

Everyone around here has been wondering why I haven't driven the new pick-up. I guess now they think I didn't have a license! So for all of you who might have read that article, it wasn't me!

Any suggestions for a new first name that no one else has?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


In Jacksboro, lots of buildings are being torn down or moved. New schools were built and the old depot is being restored for the Chamber of Commerce office. A new bank & Dollar General store have also been built. Are we growing?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Go West Young Family

My Coloradoans are now Oregonians! They left yesterday & Sonya called last night from Salt Lake City. They are all excited about the new step in their lives. Good luck Ryans! Love you much!