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.
December 30, 2018 The Eve of the Eve of the New Year
Is there anyone else out there who detests New Year’s Eve? Not that getting together with friends and family for a celebration is inherently detestable, but on this one night, the gathering seems a little too forced and most parties are full of strangers who you’ve never seen before and will likely never see again. Don’t even think about showing up at one of these shindigs in your ratty gender-neutral jeans and a worn tee without a date and no real career plans because this puts you in the LOSER category like nothing else ever will. Boom! The sound of the door slamming, shutting your scruffy self in the cell reserved for people with no ambition, echoes loudly in the minds of the party goers who adhered to the mandate that regardless of the truth this one night you must put on a show for the world. If you don’t, then well…LOSER might as well be tattooed on your forehead. Even here deep in the Piney Woods in East Texas, where fashi…
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…
December 28, 2017 The Dreary Days of December have come again!
Have you ever noticed that the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day seems drearier than the rest of the year? The presents are opened, the stockings are empty, the Christmas decorations have lost some of their luster...and we find ourselves wishing for summer. It could be the sugar crash that most of us experience. Or it might be the symbolic end of another year, although birthdays are a better anniversary for the passage of years, regardless of the annual year-end countdowns that fill our airways the last week of December. But this insidious feeling of bleakness has its roots sunk deep in our psyche. We have long been led to believe that dark, dreary, and dull equal depressing. There is actually some science behind this notion. It’s called a lack of Vitamin D. The most potent source of Vitamin D, which is not actually a vitamin, is sunlight. Think about it.