Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

First off I want to thank all vets who have served this country (Whether they are still alive or not.) A special thanks to those who paid the supreme price for this country. I hope they will never be forgotten. Also thanks to the families who lost them and had to deal with the loss.

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A photo from last night with the moon rising over Red Bluff. Didn't turn out too good, but it was sure beautiful here!

And now a few ramblings...

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A potential disaster was averted yesterday after the bar manager at the legion forgot to order beer for the 6th Legiondary Jam coming up tomorrow (The 26th) Thanks to Judy for making the trip to Alpine to get the order! Now there should be enough beer to go around for the musicians who give of their time and talent for free to help others and those who attend the Jam. Thanks MUCH to the musicians and Pat O'Bryan for promoting the event.

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Booger was spotted by one of my friends yesterday about a quarter mile north of the legion so a couple of us jumped in the keep with a beef stick for a lure. We drove around the vacant buildings and the area and saw no sign of him at all. Later that afternoon I was sitting on the patio at the legion and saw him traveling at a fast run northwest in to the desert. I called him by name in hopes of getting him to come to me, but instead he stopped, looked my way and then took off like a rocket through the desert. Its at least comforting to know he is still alive and obviously coming up with food and water somewhere.

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In years past (many years) on Memorial Day weekend the ex, myself and the granddaughters spent the weekend listening to the top 500 countdown on a Dallas radio station. We danced and had a good time the whole weekend. Now its that time again and as usual I miss that a lot and am a little saddened. The Legion Jam will surely help out there.

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Got a couple of the above yesterday morning thanks to the Family Outreach Center via a friend. Neither were frozen so I put one in the freezer and one in the fridge. I plan to butcher the one in the fridge in to smaller chunks and make it available to locals out here when needed. Will probably do the same with the other one later. Problem is that having to chill and freeze so much meat over powered the battery bank last night so the inverter shut down about 6:00 AM this morning. The gas charger is broken (Still) so all I could do is wait until the sun was up good enough to start the inverter again to get the fridge working. All is well for now, but its starting to cloud up so I may have to move both of the hams to the freezer at the legion until the cloudy days are over. Too bad we aren't getting some decent rain out of them, but it could also be large hail so I'll try not to gripe much.

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Got tired of the long hair (Not real long) and decided it would be a lot cooler to buzz my head. It worked, but now I'm trying to avoid getting a red dome. (Sunburned head)
In case your wonder why all pictures of me show my head leaning to my right its like this... Years ago I had to have surgery on my neck after a fall off of a ladder. Unfortunately when they used cadaver bone to fuse my neck together it has caused my neck to be crooked every since.



12 comments:

  1. Glad Booger is still around - someone needs to tell him that you want to give him a loving home. Haircut looks great - but, as you say- the chances of getting that exposed skin sunburned are high. Reckon you may just have to invest in a Stetson :)

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  2. Dani, the reward was put up by the woman who gave him to me and she wants him back. I learned the evening I had him for a short time that he's way to skittish for me to deal with. There's a chance that he might respond to her voice, but not likely anyone else's. Would like to see her get him back though.

    I do have a sombrero and a few caps, but I haven't liked wearing anything on my head since I was wearing a steel pot in the army. I may start though.

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  3. I would like to second the sentiments you expressed for all our past and present vets who have served our country.

    Glad the little dog is still alive...he is probably looking for his original owner. Hope someone can capture him.

    Like the new haircut :)

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  4. see yu soon dude, glad yu posted yur new look as i go by this posts to recognize yu when in the area in june . In the legion I assume I might find yu. Beautiful pics, very interesting info (and Patriotic). Thanks man

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  5. MsB, if Booger was looking for his original oner he'd have to travel about 300 miles east north east. Doubt he could make it, but then I figured he was a goner by now anyway so who knows. Maybe the next time Susi comes down here we can get out in the vicinity he's been seen in and she can call him in?

    Pablo, I do spend a good amount of time at the legion and will likely spend more time there once I'm the commander.

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    1. I do not know who Susi is so figured she was a local who had given you Booger.

      Guess it would be a stretch for him to travel 300 miles but glad he is still alive.

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  6. Dang, I hope you don't expect me to cut my hair, too, just to look as pretty as you. Have a good holiday weekend, you handsome devil. . .

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  7. I started buzzing my hair off several years ago, and I would never go back to long hair again. Sure I have to wear a hat for a little while until it grows back some, but as soon as it begins to tickle my ears I get out the clippers again.

    Glad the little dog showed up. I wonder if it would be possible to get him used to going in a dog crate for his food and water, then rig a way to shut the door when he's inside.

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  8. MsB, Susi used to run Susi's Snack Shack on the Terlingua ranch road about a mile down from where the Grub Shack used to be. She had a lot of health problems and moved to Big Spring. That was where she got Booger.

    DD, I cut my hair off because all the women thought I was way to handsome. I just wanted to give them a break. Unfortunately I lost all my strength when I cut it off. ;)

    Bob Mc, I generally buzz my head every summer, but had let it go longer this time and my hair was longer than usual.

    The trick to trapping the dog would be finding out where he hangs out and no one knows that. Evidently he likes it out in the desert???

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  9. OK, I gues we will have to start calling you Samson. Both Samson and David are Biblical names, right.

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  10. Oh yeh, and both were lady killers for sure.

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  11. Ah DD, just call me Davson. That's a biblical name meaning "He who has no hair or women"

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