Tuesday, December 18, 2018


One of the answers (questions?) on Jeopardy yesterday mentioned the Boy Scouts in the clue.  The correct response, which nobody got, was Trustworthy.
Not only did I get the answer, I found myself reciting that a scout is

  • Trustworthy,
  • Loyal,
  • Helpful,
  • Friendly,
  • Courteous,
  • Kind,
  • Obedient,
  • Cheerful,
  • Thrifty,
  • Brave,
  • Clean,
  • and Reverent,
something I hadn't said out loud, or even consciously thought of, in over sixty years!
I guess there are some things you never unlearn.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

More Football

If you watched the Jets' first possession in yesterdays game, you probably thought it was all over, that the Texans could take this one to the bank.  The Jets not only went three and out, they lost yardage on all three plays - including J J Watt's first sack of the day.
Our home team did end up winning, 29-22, but it was a seriously ugly game - certainly not one for the weak of heart fan. Even though the Texans only trailed once (briefly) in the fourth quarter, somehow they made you feel they were right on the edge of losing the entire game.
Still it was a win, and even an ugly win looks good in the record books.

Saturday, December 15, 2018


The Liberty Hill Panthers won another football game last night, 44-41, in a game that came down to the final seconds. The win ended the Carthage Bulldogs' run at a third straight title and a seventh state championship.
My grandson, Nash Robinson, plays for Liberty Hill, and the championship game being played at AT&T Stadium next week will be icing on the cake.  He is a life long Cowboys fan (can't help it, it's his father's fault) and playing in their stadium has to be a dream come true.
They'll meet Waco La Vega in the state championship game, and it won't be easy.  La Vega won their semifinal game against Decatur by a score of 53 to nothing!  

Friday, December 14, 2018

Anniversary Dinner

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Joined our old pals, the Sheltons, for dinner last night to celebrate our anniversaries.  We went to Shogun for the hibachi - the good  Shogun in Atascosita, not the poor imitation recently opened in Valley Ranch. Our cook last night was a Filipino of Chinese ancestry, but he cooked as fine a meal as any Japanese chef.
Travis and Cheryl were married on December 18, 1964, and Honey and I were married ten days later.  I was his Best Man, and he was mine.  
If we were being extremely picky, we would dine on December 23, but that day always seems to interfere with Christmas parties, preparations, etc.  Besides, after 54 years, we can pick any day in December and be off by about one half of one percent-  31 days divided by 54 years is 0.574, but if you divide by 648 months, it equals 0.0478.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Stop It!

I have absolutely no artistic ability myself, but have an inordinate number of highly talented Facebook Friends.  Most of them paint, but some also work in other media.
This is for all of them....
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018


I decided to "unfriend" someone on Facebook today.  
Not because of political rants, but because he had become obsessive about posting all the details of every segment of his life - too much information posted much too often.  It had become impossible to open Facebook without seeing two or three posts from this person on every page.
I had never actually met this individual, but I had followed him through failing health, an almost fatal heart attack and a divorce - I actually worried about him, and wished him well.  I was pleased when he seemed to have recovered and appeared to be getting his life back on track, but somewhere along the way he seems to have lost his mind - or at least his appreciation for what might be appropriate to share with the rest of mankind on an hourly basis.
I still wish him well, but he is going to have to live his life without me in the grandstands.