Monday, February 26, 2007


Sometimes our friends up north get the idea all we do is play. Today I went for a walk and took pictures when I saw work taking place. A surprising amount of work was taking place with a couple of exceptions. To see the album click on the picture below.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Winter in Iowa

This is a picture of my sisters dog and the neighbor dog in Rockwell City Iowa. They are getting tired of winter up there. We remember, don't we?
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Saturday, February 24, 2007

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Santa Ana Nat'l Wildlife Refuge

We went to the Santa Ana Nat'l Wildlife Refuge south of Alamo Texas yesterday. I chose to go late in the day thinking that birds and wildlife might be more active then. Some right, some wrong...we spotted an Ocelot and that was a first. The Ocelot walked across the trail in front of us and it naturally happened so quickly and unexpectedly that a photo was out of the question. We were thrilled though! BUT we did not see the Green Jays and that was a disappointment. We saw far more Green Jays at the Altascosa park down by Padre. I am assuming it was not the right time of day.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Lowest Golf Scores

Robert Uekert shot a 31 for mens low score at the Village Executive Course today. Arleen Dobesher, new to Magnolia park, shot a low score of 43 for the women.

World Birding Center

One of the treasures of the Rio Grande Valley...Have you been there?

Sunday, February 11, 2007

More on carpets

From a friend:
I found a wonderful carpet cleaner. It is called Folex. I purchased it at Wal-Mart. It cleans quickly without leaving a residue to collect dirt later. It also has other uses. My sister used it on ball point pen marks on her grand daughter's tee shirt and it took the marks out. I used it on dried blood stains on Harold's tee shirt. Viola! They were gone. This house has a carpeted kitchen and being a messy cook, I use it a lot.


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Texas Trivia


1. Beaumont to El Paso: 850 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 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, instead of by annexation. (This allows the Texas flag to fly at the same height as the US flag.)

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:

a. Washington-on-the-Brazos b. Harrisburg c. Galveston d. Velasco e. West Columbia f. 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. 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, ya hear?

Friday, February 02, 2007

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