Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – Good Bye Theta Burger

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – Good Bye Theta Burger

I took pictures the last time I was there knowing Hut’s Hamburgers would soon be a memory.

I shall miss my favorite – the theta burger and the biggest and best onion rings ever!

Friday, June 7, 2019 – Do You Ever Wonder?

Friday, June 7, 2019 – Do You Ever Wonder?

Do you ever wonder what the crime lab team would say if they had to come into your house if you had an accident while you were away?

Here’s what I’m thinking they might say upon entering my house.

  • Ooh, PHEW! She has a cat!
  • Not much of a house keeper, was she?
  • Did she have a date or is she just lazy and doesn’t pick her clothes up off of the floor? (I think we all know the answer to this one.)
  • Help, me! I’m stuck in the kitchen. To the floor!
  • Well, she did make her bed!

Stay cool this weekend. In Texas the weekend weather forecasts just post pictures of the hinges of Hell. Then again, God gave the Devil the choice of where to live – Hell or Texas in the summer. Heat index could be 107 degrees.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 – “An Uncommon Ability to Inspire Men and Lead Them to Exceptional Achievement”

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 – “An Uncommon Ability to Inspire Men and Lead Them to Exceptional Achievement.”

Watch the news and see those WWII soldiers who stormed the Beaches of Normandy. They are now in their 90’s and return to the beaches where many gave the greatest sacrifice. You will see them tear up as they remember that day. They were 18 and 19 years old. They saw their friends and buddys blown away in front of their eyes. They took bullets. They will tell you they were scared, but doing what had to be done.

We owe these brave men our gratitude, our respect and most of all our freedom. He is the story of one.

James Earl Rudder

May 6, 1910–March 23, 1970

The German army considered Pointe du Hoc a perfect spot for defending the coast of France from Allied forces during World War II. From atop its hundred-foot cliffs, German guns could reach both Omaha Beach and Utah Beach. The Germans thought their position was secure. And it was—until June 1944, when Texan James Earl Rudder and his Second Ranger Battalion began to climb those cliffs.

Rudder graduated from Texas A&M University in 1932 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Reserves. He taught high school and college and coached football until he was called to active duty in 1941. He trained U.S. Army Rangers for one of D-Day’s most dangerous operations: taking Pointe du Hoc.

During the assault, over half of Rudder’s men were killed or wounded, and Rudder himself was shot in the leg. But the high ground was seized, and the German guns were silenced.

After the war, Rudder continued to take on tough challenges. As president of Texas A&M, he supported optional membership in the Corps of Cadets and helped open the university to women, despite great opposition.

When he died in 1970, Rudder was celebrated for his courageous leadership in both war and peace. An inscription on Rudder Tower, located on the A&M campus, remembers Rudder’s “uncommon ability to inspire men and lead them to exceptional achievement.”

For More about James Earl Rudder

In June 2011, Humanities Texas published an excerpt from Thomas M. Hatfield’s 2011 book Rudder: From Leader to Legend in our monthly e-newsletter. The excerpt details the Second Ranger Battalion’s first night on Pointe du Hoc.

The James Earl Rudder Collection, 1918–2001, is held by Texas A&M University’s Cushing Library. The collection includes materials from Rudder’s time in the service during World War II, clippings from newspapers, posters, magazine issues, memorabilia, and Rudder’s awards.

In recognition of the significance of Rudder’s tenure as president of Texas A&M University, the university erected a sculpture of Rudder in 1993. The statue, which was designed by Lawrence M. Ludtke, was originally located in front of Bizzell Hall, but was moved in 2009 to stand at the south end of Military Walk.

https://www.humanitiestexas.org/programs/tx-originals/list/james-earl-rudder

James Earl Rudder’s Legacy Was Born 75 Years Ago At D-Day

June 3, 2019 – WOW! Thank You and Crazy People in the South

June 3, 2019 – WOW! Thank You and Crazy People in the South

Well, dang! I think every friend I have on Facebook left an emotion or a comment on my Van Gogh postings. I had no idea ya’ll is as cultured as I is. Of course, none of my family bothered as usual to read. Between those who do not do FB and those who have probably unfriended or unfollowed me, that leaves only one and she has some very important things going on in her life so she is excused for the moment. Oh well, we must love them as they are and vice versa.

For cousin, R. Faraldo, we were wondering when you said you climbed the walls of the asylum like Van Gogh, were you climbing in or out? Of course, I am from the same gene pool so I imagine it could have been either way. Given the stories told and the alleged stunts our families did, we all should have been in Pineville at some point. Of course they are from Louisiana. Thank God, I was born in Texas and we have crazy people too – they just carry guns.  For the record like Dr. Sheldon Cooper, “I am not crazy. My mother had me tested.”  I have a unique sense of humor.

I do hope my family sits me in the living room because as Julia Sugarbaker says about Crazy People in the South…

https://youtu.be/Bb4eVbmHcbg

 

Thursday, May 30, 2019 – Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Thursday, May 30, 2019 – Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Yesterday I spend a lovely day with friends at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts viewing the Vincent Van Gogh exhibit.

Photographs cannot do justice to the beautiful work and there were so many beautiful pieces, one could not capture them all.

Of course, had I been the model the paintings would have looked like this.

Monday, May27, 2019 – Never Forget Their Sacrifice

Monday, May 27, 2019 – Never Forget Their Sacrifice

Never forget the sacrifice made for our freedoms.

https://youtu.be/bI3QVsW30j0

 

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019 – All Good Things Must Come to and End

Thursday, May 16, 2019 – All Good Things Must Come to an End

“…Math, science, history unraveling the mystery; it all started with a big bang.”

Tonight we bid a fond farewell to Dr. Cooper, Dr. Hofstader, Dr. Koothrapoli and MR. Wolowitz and all of the other fabulous cast members as The Big Bang Theory has its series finale. It is my favorite program. I hope it ends with a big bang. Thank goodness for syndication.

One of my many favorite episodes is The Shiny Trinket Maneuver. “Ohhh! It’s tiara! Put it on me! Put it on me!”

I am so Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler.

Do you have a favorite episode? If so, sing Soft Kitty.

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – Cat Nip or Peach Tails

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – Cat Nip of Peach Tails

Peach The Cat here to tell you about the horrible day I had yesterday. It was all Dr. Biped’s fault.

First she forgot I was in the garage and shut the door and I could not get back in the house. That was not too bad because I like to sit on top of the car. I am Cat on a Hot Sun Roof.

When she opened the door, I came inside only to find she was changing light bulbs in the ceiling. She had a big yellow stick and was poking it in the holes in the ceiling. I was checking out the box on the floor when suddenly the light bulb came crashing to the floor sending glass everywhere. It scared the kitty crap out of me. I was so scared I ran to my secret hiding place and did not show my fur face for almost an hour. Not even when the Biped was trying to find me with apologies.

When I did come out of hiding, Dr. Biped let me go sit on the screened in back porch. I know I am not supposed to go outside, but the screen had come loose and it was just too tempting. I had a great time eating grass and listening to the birds. But then I could not get back inside and had to scratch and scream until Dr. Biped heard me and let me back in. I ran back inside and hid in my other secret hiding place.

It had been such a trying day I slept the remainder of the evening in Dr. Biped’s lap. I am so loved.

Tuesday, May 14,2019 – Three – RIP

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – Three – RIP

https://youtu.be/H7c5DlIwlMI

https://youtu.be/xZbKHDPPrrc

https://youtu.be/7cUZhHS0PMM

 

 

Monday, May 13,2019 – Doo Doo Doo Looking Out My Back Door

Monday, May13, 2019 – Doo Doo Doo Looking Out My Back Door

Just got home from Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy!
Got to sit down, take a rest on the porch
Imagination sets in, pretty soon I’m singin’
Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door

I had a visitor in my back yard yesterday. This is what I saw looking out my back door. Check out those talons. Yikes.