Monday, February 27, 2006

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Champs! Char Wolfrom and Don Louks were medalists in the Valley Olympics in couples pool
Gerry Hanson residence in Wausau WI-It is not time to be leaving our sunny south Texas abodes!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Fishing around for a good deal?Thought you all should know that Lakeview RV Park Association is having an auction of all their equipment.
The park is being disbanded so everything must go. Pool tables, shuffleboard equipment, kitchen equipment...just think of all the stuff our association owns and all that kind of stuff will be for sale.
It is located in Weslaco south of Bus. 83 on 1015, turn left on Lakeview Dr. across from the Village Executive Golf Course.
Viewing of the equipment starts at 8:00 am Saturday, February 25th with the auction starting at 10:00 am

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Freezing our buns in sunny south Texas! Current temp at 11.00 a m is 41 degrees. Boy am I glad we do not have company expecting to see the best of what we have to offer. It is remeniscent of days up north where the only pleasant thing to do was stay indoors and mess on the computer or stitch on an afghan. I plan to stay inside and do both!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The annual Anniversary Party was held on Sunday February 12th this year. The emphasis is always on those married 50 years and this year there were only the Johnsons with that distinction. It was a great party and more pictures from the event will be posted soon.
Irma and Chester Johnson-1956
Irma and Chester Johnson-2006

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Not all of the Recognition Dinner honoree's were photographed but here are some of the ones I did photograph and the number of years they have been coming to Magnolia Park
Harold Endline-26 years
Anne and Gene Person-25 years
Robert and Rose Hendry-24 years
Andrea Villareal-32.5 years
Nelson and Mabel Zoet- 20 years
Joan and John Kent-26 years
Floyd and Eva Foote-32 years
Dee and Tom Beadle-24 years
Dorothy Babcock-27 years
Anita and Dick Nelson-32 years

Friday, February 10, 2006

Miss Ellie sampled the rum to make sure it was worthy of being added to the cake. She sampled many times.;-)
Pat Jones read a history of the park. Many of us for the first time found out about the humble beginnings and the phenomenal growth that has taken place in Magnolia Park.
Miss Ellie gave her famous performance about the making of a rum cake
Bob Hendry gave the blessing.
Dorothy Wendt mc'd the recognition dinner. It was a wonderful fun and fact filled evening in Allen Hall. Every aspect of it was well thought out and well done. The meal was delicious and a great start to the evening.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Bikers getting breakfast at McDonalds. It was chilly start to the day but it soon warmed up.
Next week the bikers will be taking a rural ride then eating breakfast at Martha's on Val Verde Road.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Here are some lesser known, interesting facts about Texas..

1. Beaumont to El Paso: 742 miles

2. Beaumont to Chicago: 770 miles

3. El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas

4. World's first rodeo was in Pecos, July 4, 1883.

5. The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North
America built over water.

6. The Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman who was the first full-time coach for Rice University in Houston.

7. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area in North America.

8. Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America's only remaining flock of whooping cranes.

9. Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978.

10. The worst natural disaster in U.S. history was in 1900 caused by a hurricane in which over 8000 lives were lost on Galveston Island.

11. The first word spoken from the moon, July 20, 1969, was "Houston."

12. King Ranch in South Texas is larger than Rhode Island.

13. Tropical Storm Claudette brought a US. rainfall record of 43" in 24 hours in and around Alvin in July 1979.

14. Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by TREATY, (known as Constitution of 1845 by Republic of Texas to enter the union) instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas flag to fly at the same height as the US flag, and may divide into 4 States.

15. A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be 1500 years old.

16. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.

17. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period after
Dr in Dr Pepper.

18. Texas has had six capital cities:

18.1. Washington-on-the-Brazos
18.2. Harrisburg
18.3. Galveston
18.4. Velasco
18.5. West Columbia
18.6. Austin

19. The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the U.S which is taller than the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. (by 7 feet).

20. The name Texas comes from the Hasini Indian word "tejas" meaning friends. Tejas is not Spanish for Texas.

21. The State animal is the Armadillo. (An interesting bit of trivia about the armadillo is they always have four babies! They have one egg, which splits into four, and they either have four males or four females. Well, I thought it was interesting anyway!)

22. The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston.

23. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS - TEXAS STYLE People here in Texas have trouble with all those "shalls" and "shall nots" in the ten Commandments. Folks here just aren't used to talking in those terms. So, some folks out in west Texas got together and translated the "King James" into "King Ranch" language:




Ten Commandments, Cowboy Style.

Cowboy's Ten Commandments posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Fairlie, Texas.

(1) Just one God.
(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa.
(3) No telling tales or gossipin'.
(4) Git yourself to Sunday meeting.
(5) Put nothin' before God.
(6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal.
(7) No killin'.
(8) Watch yer mouth.
(9) Don't take what ain't yers.
(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff

Now that's kinda plain an' simple don't ya think?

Y'all have a good Day.
Ye hear now?
"THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON YOU"

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