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Blown Away

panhandle treeThe Texas Panhandle is a place where you can stand knee-deep in mud and have sand blow in your face. The wind blows so hard there, and so often, the trees all lean the same way. As I stood in the muddy street—not knee-deep by any stretch of the imagination—I could attest to half the saying being true. Gritty sand stung my cheek as I stood staring at the old house. It leaned to the east, and I couldn’t decide if the wind had pushed it that way, or it was somehow alive and straining to look around me with its two dark eyes. It spoke to me in groans and creaks, and I found it sad. I tried to recall the love and laughter that had once filled it; the singing on the porch, the smell of frying chicken and biscuits made from scratch. The memories, much like the sand, had a sting to them, so I turned and walked away.

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My Super Bowl

Two years ago we drove to Cashmere, Washington to see my youngest grandson, Nathan, play football. It was  a trip I’ll never forget.  This is the story I wrote the day after the game. Read the rest of this entry »

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Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Ten ~ Workin’ the Bugs Out

Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Ten!

Workin’ the Bugs Out

We got back to College Station last night, and things didn’t go that well. But, I’m not here to tell you about the little problems (one of them was ants, thus the title of this piece), because that’s not what I preach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Eight & Nine! ~ Winding Down

Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Eight & Nine!

Winding Down

Well, the vacation is almost over, and day eight was spent winding down from the excitement of the big game. We had breakfast at our hotel with Bill, Meegan, and the boys, then watched the Alabama/Texas A&M game at their house. Read the rest of this entry »

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Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Seven! ~ How Ya Like Me Now!?

Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Seven!

How Ya Like Me Now!?

After watching Nathan play football last night it’s hard to even concentrate on the other stuff from day seven of our trip! Read the rest of this entry »

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Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Seven! ~ Who Could Ask For More?

Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Seven!

Who Could Ask For More?

When Nathan was leaving the house to go suit up for the game, I told him, “Have fun, and play every play like it’s the last one you’ll ever play.” As I sit here this morning reflecting on the game and writing about it, I’m thinking maybe he took my encouragement to heart. Read the rest of this entry »

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Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Six~ White Lines and Wheat Fields!

Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Six!

White Lines and Wheat Fields!

The morning of day six found us in eastern Washington, and all we could see for miles was white lines and wheat fields. Read the rest of this entry »

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Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Five ~ Window Falls, Idaho?

Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Five!

Window Falls, Idaho?

Y’all ain’t gonna believe this! I’m still scratching my head, and Sherry’s still rubbing hers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Five ~ Little Troubles! (continued)

Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Five!

Big Sky! Little Troubles! (continued)

SO! After we stopped and had a great lunch at Sparky’s Garage—a little retro diner in Dillon, MT—we got back in the car and the speedometer had magically returned to normal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Five ~ Big Sky! Little Troubles!

Foobaw 2013 ~ Day Five!

Big Sky! Little Troubles!

Undaunted by my little scheduling blip, and after about an hour and a half of backtracking, we were back on schedule and headed north to Montana. And it seemed the minute we entered the state, it was suddenly obvious why they call it the “big sky” country. Read the rest of this entry »

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