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.
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September 23, 2013
would never know from the temperature outside that summer has ended. 92ᵒ. Bring on the lemonade. School bells are ringing, and duck hunters
are lying in the marshy river bottoms waiting for the ducks to come to roost,
fighting off mosquitos no doubt. More
importantly, fall sports are back.
Soccer, football, or volley ball, choose your fav. The Huskies football team is 3-1 so far, and face
their biggest district competition when they play Grapeland this Friday. We need to fill the stands and cheer for our
boys. Let’s not forget the Lady Huskies
are knee deep in volleyball as well. The
girls are heading off for a tournament in Lone Oak, and as always Millerites
wish them the best. Anyone that has time
this weekend, drive on over and support these hardworking young ladies. Go Huskies.
that in mind this blogger is sad to report there is still no news of a
reconciliation between our farmboy and snowbird. Six weeks and counting. Something seems to have put a spoke in the
wheel of romance, but neither is talking nor have any of this bloggers sources
been able to ferret out anything. Tsk!
Tsk! No more sitting together at Sunday
service. More’s the pity. There is even talk of disbanding the Marriage
Pool. This intrepid blogger says don’t
be too hasty. Give our farmboy time, he
has grit, he’ll come through, just see if he doesn't.
be especially vigilant when passing through school zones. The speed limit is 20 mph. By vigilant, this blogger mean that you
should keep a careful eye out for the little ones. Remember, they don’t always look both ways
before they dart out into the street.
Which means, don’t be talking on your cell phone while you are in a school
zone. Not only is it against the law,
yes that’s right, the police can write you a ticket for talking on the cell
phone in a school zone, it is just dumb!
Our children our most precious resource, be sure you do your part and
protect them by hanging up your phone.
Jumping down off my soap box now.
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…