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Monday, December 17, 2018 – The National Football Championship Returns to Texas

Monday, December 17, 2018 – The National Football Championship Returns to Texas

And the championship trophy belongs to the Crusaders of Mary Hardin Baylor University from beautiful downtown Belton, Texas. This is the second time the Crusaders have won the title in three years. They beat Mt. Union 24-16 in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for the Division III National Football Championship.

The Stagg Bowl was played in Shenandoah, Texas in the Woodforest Bank Stadium. The Stadium is also the home to the Oak Ridge High School Eagles, The Woodlands High School Highlanders, the Houston Dutch Lions, The Woodlands College Park High School Cavaliers and The Woodlands Wildcats.

Here’s what I’m thinking. Everything is bigger in Texas. Football is so big in Texas that small universities play in large, urban high school football stadiums.

Happy Birthday to Maggie Lou in Heaven.

Happy Birthday to DeeWee. You kinda look like this picture even today.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 – Two Weeks from Today

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 – Two Weeks from Today

Christmas Day is two weeks away from today. You have two weeks to get in the Christmas spirit. There was a question asked on Twitter this morning. How do you honor the memory of a deceased loved during the holiday season? Here are some of my favorite responses. What do you do to remember your loved ones who are at THE Big Birthday party in Heaven?

  • We have an extra place setting at the table with an empty chair and a flower.
  • We cook their favorite foods following their favorite recipes.
  • We decorate the tree with her/his ornaments.
  • We lost a son at six months of age fourteen years ago. Since his death we adopt a family that has a son who would be the same age as ours.
  • We decorate with our dad’s trains and have the Christmas tree in his train room.
  • Our son was killed in Afghanistan. We donate to Wounded Warriors.
  • We play their favorite songs.
  • I read A Visit from St. Nicholas (The Night Before Christmas) to the family, just like Daddy used to.
  • Donate to a local charity.
  • We go to the cemetery and have a toast of Jameson to our father.
  • We tell some of our relatives’ favorite jokes.
  • We put a photo in chair, light a candle on the table and tell a favorite story.
  • We put poinsettias on the graves and say a prayer.
  • Our church holds a mass for them.
  • We go to candlelight services at church on Christmas Eve.
  • We donate to the food bank in our community.
  • Cry a little bit but carry on with memories.
  • Celebrate for them.

    Dale, I never took down your Christmas tree from last year because you still light up our family. And Peach and Meela have not yet torn it down so that’s a plus.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 4141 Train and Flyover

Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 4141 Train and Flyover

Magnolia, Texas was one of the premier sites to see the train carrying the casket of former president George H. W. Bush. I was so blessed to capture some photographs of a historic time in our nation’s history.

For those familiar with Magnolia, I am standing on a Constable truck near the Library.

Looking south toward Pinehurst

Looking north toward FM 1488

I was also blessed to get back to College Station to see the flyover. There were five contingents of four jets. I tried to give some perspective of how low the formations were. The missing man formation was done over the George Bush Library. The lone aircraft took various directions. One actually flew back over the National Hamburger of Texas.





You can hardly see the aircraft. Visibility was becoming terrible.


Wednesday, December 05, 2018 – Farewell Flyoverover Texas A&M University.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 – Farewell Flyover over Texas A&M University

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 – The George H. W. Bush Library

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 – The George H. W. Bush Library

Sunday, December 2, 2018 – George H. W. Bush – A Story and Photos

Sunday, December 2, 2018 – George H. W. Bush – A Story and Photos

This morning I went to the George H. W. Bush Museum and Library. It is already a very busy day there. Security already has a presence. There are landscapers at every piece of grass and ground. The media is already staging.

Here is a story from Aggieland about President 41 and some photos from the Library today.

The staff at the George H. W. Bush Library were informed in October the about the former president’s failing health. They were told to begin to execute the pre-planned protocols. The spokespersons representing the family and the library were in constant contact.

Then it was Thanksgiving week ending with the football game between Texas A&M and LSU. The family and the library began to panic. What if President Bush passes during this time? The logistics would be a nightmare. What if the game had to be canceled?

As you recall (or would like to forget if you are LSU) the game was a history making football game. Allegedly, after the game, the Bush spokesperson called the library and said “We made it. He is such an Aggie!”

President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush did love College Station, Bryan and the Aggies. And College Station, Bryan and the Aggies loved the Bushes.

Rest in Peace.

There is already a security presence. The media is already beginning to stage.

Flags at half staff.

My favorite. So much history in this photograph.

I hope you enjoyed the photoes. Hey, Dan Quayle was GHWB’s Vice President.

Friday, November 30, 2018 – Championship Snarky Friday

Friday, November 30, 2018 – Championship Snarky Friday

It is championship weekend in college football. By Sunday we will know Who’s In the Big Four and who is left crying in the rain awaiting their crappy bowl destination.

Since it is a special weekend the Snark has devised a sing-a-long to commemorate the occasion.

Our weekend begins tonight on Fox at 7:00 with Utah and Washington in the Pac 12 championship. (Sung to California Here We Come because game is in California)

California here we come; the Utes and Huskies to have some fun; That’s why we can hardly wait as the Huskies come undone; Go Utes!

December 1 at 11:00 on ABC we have THE University of Texas and Oklahoma University in the Red River Rivalry Redux for the Big 12 Championship. (Sung to well, you know)

I’ve been working on the railroad, all the live long day; Yes, I’ve been working on the railroad this one will slip away; Boomer Sooner will play often as Kyler throws the ball; Yes, OU will be the champions and will be # 4 Ya’ll.

At 3:00 on CBS we have Alabama and Georgia in their redux of the SEC Championship. (sung to While We Are Marching in Through Georgia )

Hoorah, hoorah, we’ll sing the jubilee; Hoorah, hoorah the Tide will roll in free; So we sing a chorus from Atlanta to the sea; While we were rolling in through Georgia!

At the 7:00 hour on ABC we have Clemson and Pitt for the ACC Champion (sung to Jingle Bells)

Tiger stripes; Tiger stripes; nothing rhymes with orange, but Clemson will be # 2 and in the playoff forms;

Opposite Clemson and Pitt at 7:00 on Fox Northwestern and Ohio State playing for the Big 10 Championship

(Sung to Hang on Sloopy) Here is the Ohio State Band in 2006 introducing this as one of their official songs. Ohio State is just weird. Maybe it’s the pot leaves.

Hang on Sloopy; Sloopy hang on…

Thursday, November 29, 2018 – Knit One Purl One

Thursday, November 29, 2018 – Knit One Purl One

I am sorry for such a late post. It took me all day to make this. I was doing the knit one purl one and knitting Peach’s Christmas stocking. Yeah, right! I went to Target.



Sunday, November 25, 2018 – 7 OT LSU 72 Texas A&M 74

Sunday, November 25, 2018 – 7 OT – LSU 72 Texas A&M 74








Thursday, November 22, 2018 – It’s Turkey Time

Thursday, November 22, 2018 – It’s Turkey Time

Be safe this Thanksgiving. You do not want to be the one on the insurance claim who burned downed Sheryl’s She Shed.

Now bow your head and give a Thanksgiving Day pray, “Oh Lord, it has been 16 years since the Aggies …” To be continued.

Oh no my eggs are boiling. I have to go before Sheryl’s She Shed catches on fire. Don’t forget The Egg Bowl is tonight between Mississippi State and Ole Miss. and the Football Snark is tomorrow.