An opinionated gossip column written by the intrepid blogger from the @the Double D Series. It could contain bits of news, interesting facts, and who knows what else. These blogs entries are meant to keep the citizens of the fictional city of Miller, Texas up to date on the happenings around town. The posts are a mix of fact and fiction.
Winning drawing from MCMS art contest: Sights and Sounds of Miller.
Congratulations Candace Drinkwater
April 22, 2013
appears that those April showers have finally shown up. Along with those showers, the possibility of
flash flooding. As always, it’s either
feast of famine. The rain, even though
it came as a gulley washer, was a welcome break. Now that the rain has arrived,
everywhere you look, you see signs that spring has sprung. The cooler temperatures have people out
walking, children are practicing baseball and soccer on every available patch
of grass in Miller. When the rain lets
up for a minute, that it. It is a
beautiful sight to see. Kind of gives
you a glimpse of what life was like before we became so dependent on air
conditioning. Put me, coach, I’m ready to play.
those of you who are hungering for some good gossip, pull up a chair. There is news to be had on the progress of
farmboy’s alleged pursuit of the snowbird.
Rumor has it that they were seen together at the welcome home party
heading outside for a little alone
time, and then HE disappeared suddenly...before we sang “For she’s a jolly good
fella.” Interesting. She stayed, smiled,
and charmed the multitudes. Can this
blogger just say that the new favorite color in Miller is red? The guys out there will be adding a chorus of
amens to that thought, no doubt. Also,
it has come to the attention of your truly that the locals have a pool
going. They are betting on how long it
will take before wedding bells are ringing in Miller. Everybody is chipping in a dollar, and the
person who gets the date of the proposal, no we’d better make that wedding,
given what happened the last time, will get the pot. This intrepid blogger will be joining in the
fun. All of Miller is crossing their
fingers, but farmboy has some serious making up to do if he wants to keep the
snowbird as his own. It will be
interesting to see how it all turns out.
the rain is falling creating slick streets.
Drive with care, and for goodness sake, don’t be daft. When the stream has flooded out of its banks
and is running across the road, turn around and find another way to get where
you are going. Do not drive through running water. It just isn’t safe folks. But hey, don’t take this blogger’s word for
it, ask old HM down at the feed store.
Cost him a pretty penny to get his brand new Jeep pulled out of Salty
parents, don’t forget to wish your children good luck. This is the week that 3rd and 4th
graders take their Reading and Math STAAR tests. Happy bubbling to all.
September 29, 2014 All the rain
falling in our neck of the woods lately has the citizens of Miller feeling a
little like ducks. Although rumor has it
that ducks don’t like the rain any more than humans. True or not true? Good question. No ducks could be bothered to answer that question
with anything other than a raucous, “Quack! Quack!” But it isn’t ducks that that come to mind on
this dreary Monday morning, day number seven of rain, rain, and more rain.
Okay, now you’re thinking about Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, right? You know, water,
water, every where, / and not a drop to drink. No.
That isn’t what’s on tap for today.
He! He! Today is about the post
office. Usually the mail runs by nine in
the morning. Not today. Today it is nearly noon and no mail yet. Is it a federal holiday, you know one of
those that only government employees, banks, and the post office get off? Nope.
Today is not a holiday. Now, what
could be holding up the…
May 14, 2017 Mother's Day Did
you know that it is estimated that more than 23 billion dollars will be spent
on flowers and presents for Mother's Day this year? Mind boggling, isn't it. One can only imagine
how the lady who considered herself the Founder of Mother's Day, Anna Jarvis,
would react to that. Even though it was her life long quest to have a day
in May designated as Mother's Day, a day to honor the mothers, she fought
equally as hard to keep it from becoming a commercialized holiday.
Regardless of her intentions, the idea grew--backed by florists, restaurants, and card shops--until in 1914 Congress passed
a law making the second Sunday of May a national day to remember mothers.
Why May, you ask? Jarvis' mother died in May. She wanted the day to be closed to the anniversary of her mother's death as possible. Jarvis's mother,
Anna Reeves Jarvis, was active in helping mothers learn how to take care of
their children in what was th…
January 12, 2017 As I sit here and listen to the weather for the next few days, high 50s with a less than 40% chance of rain during the day; low 30s at night, I can’t help but feel a little relieved. Especially when The Weather Channel flashed a map of all the places in the U S that it's snowing today. Brrrrr! So. Glad. I'm. Not. In. The. Northwest. Today. Animals at the Portland Zoo feel a little differently. They seem to be enjoying their "closed because of heavy snow" day the way that school kids do when school is closed because of snow. If you have trouble getting the video to play, you can view it on youtube at this link: First Day of Snow at Portland Zoo.
Don't worry folks if the rumors are a little thin today. You know that this blogger has an
ear to ground for all the latest gossip and will fill you in later...on that
you can be sure. Things are definitely heating up in Miller, even if the
temps are warm enough to shed the old jacket and roll up your sle…