Tar Troubles

China Bombs Ready To Explode

You may recall that last season, thanks to the roads in Lousyana, I picked up a nail in a tire on the trailer. The auto club came out and put on the spare. Four hours later, I was on my way. It was somewhat bittersweet as I felt I had gotten my money’s worth out of the auto club membership, however it put me way behind schedule and I was forced to tow in the dark ...

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No Room at the Inn

Invasion:

(noun) an incursion by a large number of people or things into a place or sphere of activity.

After a pleasant, all-too-short visit to the “Valley”…..

( The Rio Grande Valley – or “RGV” is an area located in the southernmost tip of South Texas. It lies along the northern bank of the Rio Grande, which separates Mexico from the United States. ...

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Redneck Grave Diggers

Fixing Myles

With some help and a lot of Redneck ingenuity, I went back to La Feria Cemetery to improve my father’s grave marker. In tow was my friend, David, a self-confessed Redneck Engineer.

The first thing we did was to chop down the tree, with apologies to George Washington’s father. David was quite right when he pointed out that no one, when planting a shrub, thinks twenty years down the road. It was David’s mother who made the very kind gesture ...

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Plus ça change…

..plus c’est la même chose.

 

Twenty-seven years ago today, March 2nd, 1992, was the reason for my very first visit to the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas. I had never heard of the Valley, and had  certainly never heard of Harlingen, Texas, somewhat surprised that the Delta Air Lines ticket agent had when I called to book my flight.

My parents were Winter Texans, traveling in their motor home and Workamping at Frontier Baptist Mission in La Feria, Texas, outside of ...

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Jessie Smollett

Part Two

I don’t watch much television. If I do happen upon a preview for a pending episode of a featured program, my reaction is, “Thank you for the warning.”

Of current programming, I watch Blue Bloods, Judge Judy and Dr. Phil if the episode focuses on a fallen woman. My most-watched network would be “Cozi” for twenty-year-old reruns worth watching a second time around, although I never saw them the first time around. PBS has its moments, “Nature”, “Frontline” plus “Masterpiece ...

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