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Give the boy a chance!


September 23, 2013

One 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.

With that in mind this blogger is sad to report there is still no news of a reconciliation between our farmboy and snowbird.  S…

Light up the sky!


July 1, 2013

Will Washington ever get it right?  Wikileaks.  What will it be next?  Okay, this blogger is not going to go down that road.  Plenty of blogs out there weighing in on this mess, and any fool knows that one subject best left alone is politics, so let’s move on to something less volatile.  

Like fireworks.  Yep, it is the week of the 4th.  Many of you will head on over to Lake Jacksonville and watch the city’s firework show.  It’s pretty impressive.  Just remember, as you make your plans to celebrate Independence Day, this is the time of year that we have to be exceptionally careful.  Too many young ‘uns end up in the emergency room every year because they mishandle fireworks.  Too many of our fields and pastures get burned because adults mishandle fireworks. So, have fun, but be safe.  Final word of warning, you are responsible morally, legally, and financially if you mess up. Nuff said.

With that in mind, JJ will have his annua…

Hit by lightning. Sizzle. Sizzle.


June 17, 2013

Whoo! Whee!  That was some storm that blew through here this past weekend.  Knocked down power lines, tore up trees, had all of Miller thinking that a tornado was headed straight for our little neck of these here piney woods.   This intrepid blogger can’t remember ever seeing so much lightning.  There was a time that lightning flashed so fast and so bright that it felt like aliens might be landing in our backyards.  This morning, even though the Double D was buzzing with all the damage wrought, there have been no alien sightings reported.  So guess that’s a positive from a negative.  However, Millerites are having to put up with the inconvenience of not having electricity.  Old Harold over at Meade’s Feed and Seed is running a special on generators.  Might be the time to check out how much it would set a body back to get one.  No deaths and no one injured, Millerites have much to be thankful for.  Yes sir, they sure do.  If …

Eyes and Ears Everywhere


May, 6, 2013

After our brief, but heavy, rain the May flowers are everywhere.  Bees are buzzing.  Swings are swinging.  Laughter filled the John B. Miller Park this weekend. With this sudden rush to be outdoors comes…you guessed it, baseball fever.  The MCHS boys are hanging up their cleats for the season.  Sadly they were beat out in the 2A area tournament by a powerhouse team from Edgewood.  Coach Peterson did a fine job with our boys this year.  Go Huskies!  The girls’ softball team is still hanging in there.  If they win the regional quarterfinals tournament this weekend against Lone Oak, it’s on to the semifinals.  Good luck Lady Huskies and Coach Olsen. Miller is behind you all the way.  Ah, the memories.
With that in mind, let’s turn our attention to a certain snowbird and farm boy who, if rumors are correct, got caught up in a little Houston Astros fever this weekend.  The Astros came out on the losing end of their contest with the…

Seeing Red

April 22, 2013
It 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.

For 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

No April showers, just heat, heat, heat!


April 15, 2013
Hot and dry .

Smokey the Bear has all of Cherokee County on high alert, which means no burning. Let me repeat that. No. Burning. Unless of course you want to take a chance of burning half the county and getting yourself a whopping big fine when the fire chief pays you a visit. I know the poem says April showers bring May flowers, but so far April has not brought any showers to Cherokee County. Lakes are suffering. Wildlife is suffering. Tempers are suffering—the heat makes us all a little crazy. Remember that before you give into a little, well, let’s call it, HEAT RAGE.   Speaking of getting a little hot under the collar, today is the last day to file your income taxes on time. There is no point in griping about it. Griping just makes the people listening to you want to tell you to stick a sock in your pie hole. Truth is nobody likes to have the government taking money out of their pocket, but with the threat of …

The Prodigal returns as heat climbs


April 8, 2013

Can you believe this heat?  The thermometer hit 95° yesterday.  That just doesn’t seem right.  This blogger can almost hear the echoes across cyber space--why are you talking about the heat in Texas? How redundant.   Maybe so, but even down here in Texas, we raise an eyebrow when it hits 95° in April.  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  This blogger’s ears are burning, and you’re right, this blog isn’t about the heat in Texas, what would be the point of that?  Blogging is kind of new for me, this being my first attempt.  The idea to start a blog came to this blogger out of the blue when the radio was belting out an oldie but a goodie, Back in the Saddle.  It started me thinking about how sometimes the hardest thing in life is to give something a try again once you’ve gotten hurt the first time.  Ergo--the idea for this blog where yours truly will be “riding the range” so to speak and doling out encouraging words to all the little doggies in…


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