Showing posts from May, 2015

The Most Boring Day in History

May 31, 2015
The storms are gone from East Texas for the time being.  Tree Service companies are busy as beavers cutting up trees.  School is out for the summer.  SO…on to other things.  Because it was a very slow day here in Miller, this blogger had to turn to the internet for inspiration.  If you google May 31st, which you will most likely do now that it has been suggested, you’ll find a whole list of things that happened on this day in history—a whole list of things that nobody cares about.  So it might be appropriate to dub this day, May 31, with the title, THE WORLD’S MOST BORING DAY.  Really!!   However, there are two things that keep this blogger from issuing that proclamation. 
First, Clint Eastwood was born on May 31, 1930 AD.  Imagine, The Man With No Name is 85 years old.  He has to ask himself one thing every morning, “Do you feel lucky, punk?”  If he is able to get out of bed, the answer is yes.  Ha. Ha.  Why aren’t you laughing?  Okay.  Okay.  All kidding aside, the world w…

School could be out for the summer.

May 27, 2015

Tomorrow will be day three of no school.  Parents and teachers in Miller are beginning to despair.  The storm that blew through East Texas Monday night knocked down trees and power lines and interrupted electrical services to most of the northern half of Cherokee county.  All three of the schools in Miller are without electricity.  Every day at four o’clock the school officials meet and make a decision as to whether or not to have school the next day.  With seven and a half days of school after Memorial Day, (three of which have now been cancelled) parents are in a quandary.  Do I hang in here day to day, or do I ship the kids off to grandma’s house for the next two weeks?  

Crews are hard at work trying to get the trees off the roads and electricity restored, but evening thunderstorms hamper their efforts.  Teachers, the very people who are normally ready for school to be over, are chomping at the bits to get back into the school so they can get those end of year chores ou…

A Day to Remember the Fallen

May 25, 2014

Politics.  No, it’s not a four letter word, but perhaps it should be.  More lives have been ruined by, families destroyed by, countries torn apart by the games politicians play.  Yesterday was the anniversary of the Fall of Saigon—the end of the Vietnam War, or maybe Churchill had it right when he said (after the WWII victory in North Africa), "the end of the beginning." There are many things about the Vietnam War that were controversial.  It was the war that changed American’s perception of war because television allowed reporters to bring the war into the living rooms of the viewing audience.  The old timers talk about gathering around the television each night to see the pictures of the war and listen in horror to the names of the men and women killed in action that day, praying that no one they knew made the list.  Reporter David Hume Kennerly was quoted as saying, “the whole arc of the war is really captured in photographs. And they go right to your soul.”  …

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Happy Mother's Day, With Love

May 10, 2015

Mother’s Day!!
This blogger will begin with a "hi dee ho" to all the mother’s out there, and a special shout out to the woman who gave birth to this blogger once upon a time.  Yeah, it sounds like I’m going to tell you a fairy-tale, someday maybe, but not today. 
Today this blog will be dedicated to the self-less women who work so tirelessly to make sure that their children go up strong, healthy, and happy.  There are all kinds of mothers--working mothers, stay-at-home mother, birth mothers, adopted mothers, foster mothers, step mothers, and grandmothers (listed in no particular order).  Regardless of where you fall in that list, you deserve this day of celebration. 
For all the nights you got up to care for a sick child when all you wanted to do was sleep, for all the hours you sat at practice (ball, dance, band, etc) patiently waiting for it to finish, for all the dinners you cooked, dishes you washed, floors you mopped and vacuumed, for all toilets you scrubbe…

CC said YES!

May 4, 2015

Well, would you looky, looky here.  The Houston Chronicle’s food editor featured the Double D Roadhouse Houston in the Sunday edition. As the Chronicle is the largest newspaper in Texas, that’s a pretty big deal and well worth mentioning.  The people of Houston are really digging the down home cuisine of our own Chef M.  Not that’s so surprising really, good food is good food no matter what city you are in.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know that the roadhouse is technically in Katy, but it’s close enough to Houston for the Big H to claim it. The motel will be open for business on Memorial Day weekend.  Check out the Double D website for pictures.  It’s pretty amazing.  Guess it’s obvious that this intrepid blogger is a die hard fan of the Double D.  And no, Bruce Willis isn’t the one writing this blog.
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