Monday, January 31, 2011

The Reason

Before Christmas, Mama was telling me about when I was little and pinched my finger in something and she had to take me to the doctor in Jacksboro to get it lanced a couple of times before it healed.  Christmas Eve I asked what I was doing to get it pinched.  Daddy had the car jacked up to change a tire and I put my finger in the jack for some unknown reason.  We were laughing about it and Sass said she couldn't believe Daddy would let me around when he was doing that.

I was brilliant child.  I threw a piece of metal in the landed on my head.  I climbed the windmill tower when I was first walking...Mama had to climb up & get me down.  The bottom rung was removed.  I stuck my head in a gate pretending to be in jail...couldn't get my head out until they bent the pipes to get me out.  I was breaking Coke bottles and cut my finger badly...still have a L shaped scar to remind me.

Now we know the reason Daddy has always been overly cautious about telling us not to do don't stick your finger in a jack, don't walk with your hands in your pockets when it's icy, etc. He learned with me he had to tell me things not to do or I wouldn't have survived.

I've almost made it to 57!  Thanks Daddy!

Friday, January 21, 2011


These are cows.  When I talk about cows, I know they are not all cows.  There are bulls and calves too, but I always say cows.

The other day when I went with Behm to feed cows, I asked him if those were our cows on the other side of the fence.  He looked and told me I needed glasses.  They were horses!  Guess it's time to go change the prescription to my glasses.  I might not can tell from a distance if they are bulls or cows, but I should be able to tell the difference between cows & horses!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Superstitions or How to Win at the Casino

People watching can be a fun experience, especially at a casino!  Most have their own superstitions and tricks to try to win at the slot machine.  They include rubbing or tapping the screen, hitting the buttons a certain number of times, and then there are the others. 
There is the writer.  One guy writes on the screen each time after he spins.  I still haven't figured out what he is writing, but he takes great pains in writing whatever it is.

Next is the Sneaker.  One lady walks away from the machine, turns, jumps back & hits the button.  I guess she's sneaking up on it.

My favorite one is the guy who plays the "Lucky Ducky".  After he hits the button, he quacks at the machine!

What tricks do I use you ask?  I do rub the screen when it spins and have even played "Duck Duck Goose" with the Lucky Ducky.  Do any of these help me to win?  Not yet, but I just haven't found the right combination.  Maybe I need to try the sneak attack, then quack, & finally write on the screen at the same time. 

With my luck, I would win the Big Jackpot at the time they were hauling me away in a strait-jacket!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Wish I had bought these last year at an auction.  They might have helped organize my store.  Probably would be better to just get rid of everything instead of trying to find new things to add to the already uncontrollable treasures.

I try to watch "Hoarders" to get inspired, but so far can't seem to get it together.  I only have 360 more days to try to get organized this year.  Impossible!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

No More Holidays

Back to work today after holiday.  I feel like I need to just go stand in the corner and hit my head against this rock wall.  Probably would be as productive as anything else I will do today!  Starting this year off with a great attitude!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Last year I attended several funerals.  Some were family, some friends, some old, some young.   At one of these, a message was told that struck me deeply and continues to this day in my thoughts.  A simple thing that most people probably know, but I had never even considered.  The message was:

"You are God's gift to the world.  You have an effect on different people throughout the world by your actions and deeds."

Wow!! The Whole World!!  I always thought of being a gift to your parents and grandparents, but had never considered that the world would be affected by me.  Simple minded me, I know. 

From this seed, I hope this year I grow to be a better gift to the world.  Be kinder, more patient, more caring, more giving.

Happy New Year Everyone!! I love you!