Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Lena & Judy
Yummmmmm, I can smell Lena’s turkey cooking from my house…….
Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday for many reasons and this year especially as we are so glad to be out west and enjoying the day with Lena and Steve, Rhonda, Dan, Nancy, Gloria and Sully, and Judy, who traveled from Salem to celebrate the holiday week in Tucson. While we all have so much be thankful for, nothing matches having Lena back in her kitchen cooking up a storm and directing the rest of us. Although it has been a long recovery after her stoke last November, what a difference a year makes. She, as usual, has beaten the odds with defiant will and a lot of hard work, and we all couldn't’t be more thankful to have her back, almost new, and with a flare. Now that’s a Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Nooooooooo, not the amusement park, (although Texas history is where the park’s name comes from) but it is actually the number of flags flown over Texas from 1519 to the present time. Texas has flown the flags of Spain, France, Mexico, Texas as a Republic, Texas in the Confederacy, and Texas as a state of the USA. Texas is a big state, approx 900 miles wide from Texarkana, which is where we were this morning, to El Paso where we will be tomorrow. Of course, everything in between is big from the big sky, the 10-gallon hats, and the monster trucks; gun racks optional. And, the bumper sticker of choice is, “Don’t Mess with Texas”. Certainly, I ain’t misbehaving till I get to New Mexico.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The Ryman, Nashville, Tennessee
The Grand Ole Opry is the show, the Ryman Auditorium is the threater, and WSM/650 on the am radio dial is the live broadcast to the nation. Whether you like country, bluegrass, or gospel music, it's all happening on stage every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights to a packed house of country music fans. Last night Don and I enjoyed a night at the OPRY with Bill Anderson, Jimmy Wayne, Montgomery Gentry and the Hee Haw comedy of little Jimmy Dickens.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Our last weekend for the season, Don and I were so happy to have two of our most welcomed visitors finish out our 24th year, and bring more family along for the fun. Terry and Ali (standing), returning for a Mom and Daughter weekend getaway, decided that this would be a nice treat for one of the Grandmother's birthday. Having heard their daughter and granddaughter talk for years about how they love coming to Salem, the grandmother's wanted to come too. Led about town by two pros, both grandmothers truly got a fast paced Salem 101 course. They are going home tired, but a good kind of tired..............
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I hate to brag, but today I top the leaderboard of our Fantasy Football team, "SalemCity" on ESPN Fantasy Football. I'm sure my placement will be short lived and I will be knocked down to my rightful place as the novice that I truly am. But it is exciting even if just for a fleeting moment. Sara, our other girl teammate should be congratulated as she has been number one too, and for a few weeks. GIRL POWER............ I think they thought they would just easily take our money. Not so fast guys.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Boy, have I heard that before. We need a bigger place!
A Salem Lights cigarette & ashtray and a princess.
A Jack Sparrow lookalike threatens his wench.........
Elvis is a live and well, and this Scream character just won't leave town........