My late father, T. J. Newbury, was a grand story teller. Friends and neighbors in Early, TX, gave him high marks for joke-telling, and so do I.
I’ve worn out a pair of slippers.
Southern Idaho is the land of the Jolly Green Giant. The area along the Snake River valley is rich volcanic soil which is well suited for the famous potatoes and more vegetables. It is that volcanic activity that caused the creation of one of the larger national monuments.
My husband and I agree on many things. We share a lot of the same opinions and have even been known to finish each other’s sentence or have the same thought at the same time.
There have been some amazing changes in technology in the education environment over the years. When I started working for Lamesa ISD 20 years ago, we had only about 300 computers in the entire school district. Now we have over 2000.
Gov. Greg Abbott has again suspended elective surgeries in hospitals in 104 counties located within 11 of the state’s 22 trauma service areas.
It still lurks in my mind’s “crannies,” jumping to the forefront of my thoughts more often than I’d like. It was a single sentence – uttered by someone whose name I don’t know – imparting an important truth usually requiring paragraphs, chapters or even volumes.
My husband, Peter, and I miss having a dog. I see a lot of dogs on the trail during my daily hike, and so Peter (who is always full of good ideas— usually about things I should do) suggested I carry dog treats.
About 28 years ago we were visiting friends of ours in Western Tennessee. Back then I did a lot of bicycling. We met our friends in Memphis and were to follow them to Jackson about 65 miles away on Highway 70. I was going to meet them in Jackson.
It was carried home on the last day of school with all the careful energy a 6-year-old can muster. It didn’t look like much at first glance: a basic yellow plastic cup, filled to the brim with smooth black dirt.