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.
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.