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.
Sometime the world is a sad place to live
in. No matter how many times you hear the old saying--You can be
sure of only two things—death and taxes--the truth of it never really sinks
in until you have to stand at the graveside of someone you love. Death
respects no one. No one rises above it. No one escapes
it. No one cheats it. Miller will miss the lady who reigned our
little town from the corner of Beryl and Wardley. She was a Steel Magnolia long
before Steel Magnolia hit the big screen. Rest in
peace, Miss Silivia. You will be missed.
If you’re thinking that there will be no
gossip, then you’d be mistaken. Miss Silivia herself would be the
first to tell us we need to get on with business as usual. So in
honor of Miller’s true Steel Magnolia here is the latest tantalizing tidbits
hot off the streets. There is a great deal of excitement out at the
farm as the day of the wedding approaches. The Golden Years Peace
Corpser spent the weekend in Miller. Mama Golden Years had to
oversee the bride’s photoshoot. Pappa hung out at The Filling
Station and filled the crew in on the advantages of using mosquito
netting. Go figure!! Our farmboy just smiles, nods, and marks the
days off the calendar. He's a might impatient, it seems. Farmboy
isn’t the only one marking days on the calendar, these days. It has come
to this blogger's attention that Our Man of Steel, Mr. DD himself, has
taken a vow to abstain from dating for a year. He's made it five months;
only seven more to go. That might account for the surly attitude of
late. This blogger wouldn’t be surprised if old DT down at the water
office doesn’t have a pool on whether or not he makes it a whole year. If
such a pool exists, then you can read about it here. From DT’s lips
to the internet blog post so millions (okay that might be stretching the truth
a little) of readers can read about it. Don’t you just love
It’s summer, and that means higher utility
bills. One way to conserve energy and lower your bill is to turn
your AC unit down when you leave the house in the morning. Or should
you turn it up? Neither sounds right. Either way, 78° is the
recommended temperature for the daytime hours when no one is home. Not
only does it save you money, it helps reduce the drain on the power grid, so we
have less brownouts and rolling blackouts. Make it a habit. Don’t
worry, the cats will survive, and you will save enough dinero to buy them that
fancy cat food they crave. Nuff said.
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@the Double D Series: Book 3--Erlyne and Finnley's story
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…