Where were we? Oh yeah. Bugs. As in insects. Not Bugs Bunny. More like things that stick, sting, or bite. Which is nearly everything in Texas. Some are familiar. Though not necessarily desirable. Cockroach. Cricket. Grasshopper. Housefly. Termites. Both winged, and wingless. Then there’s the three evils. Rice weevil. White pine weevil. Cotton boll weevil. […]Read more "SHOO, FLY!"
What’s bugging you? Perhaps an “injurious insect.” Not just a bug. But a harmful one. At least, one likely to cause injury. So says Trusty Webster. There’s more than 50 to choose from. Some sound familiar. Others sound diabolical. The list begins with Bedbug. Which can be found just about everywhere. Then, two kinds of […]Read more "IT’S NOT NICE TO BITE"
It’s okay. OK. A-o.k. Okeydokey. O period K period. From the Scottish dialect och aye. According to trusty Webster. Which means “ah yes” or “oh yes.” And Gaelic och (“ah, oh”). OK became an American colloquialism. First known usage was March 23, 1839. By C. G. Greene. An editor at the Boston Morning Post newspaper. […]Read more "OKAY BY ME"
2018. Twenty-eighteen. Two thousand eighteen. However you say it. It’s here. Welcome. Heaven knows what we’re in for this year. Two things are for sure. So they say. Death and taxes. But in that order? Hopefully there’s good things too. Like rain. Abundance. Prosperity. Good health. Hard work. A hearty appetite. A warm bed. Less […]Read more "WHAT’S NEW"
This is it. The last of 2017. And so it goes. Time. Going, going, gone. December 31, 2017. Sunday. At midnight. Ring out the old, bring in the new. Horns blow. Confetti rains down. Balloons float in the air. Bells ring. The champagne flows. Kisses and hugs. Laugh and smile. Usher out the old. Welcome […]Read more "CLEAN SLATE"
Countdown. Five more days till Christmas. Shop local. And when in doubt, Gift Certificates. Get them for just about anything. Square Plate Restaurant. Post Oak Spa. Reigning Cats & Dogs. So much to be had right here. The Thing Is Boutique. Cherokee Rose. Mason Feed Store. Market Square. And good prices too. The Shooting Star […]Read more "BIG CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM A SMALL TOWN"
Time. It passes. It flies. It stops still. (Or seems to.) Or it marches on. Time heals all. Give it time. Just in the nick of time. Tap your foot and keep time. We take time to make clocks. And watches. And stopwatches. So we can measure time. Or watch the clock. Inevitably time passes. […]Read more "HAVE A GOOD TIME"