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Monday, November 28, 2011

Bribes and Other Adventures

We found ourselves back at the lake to walk, play on the big slide and do some boy stuff again.

There was a cold wind. I got a cold the next day. I know the weather doesn't cause colds, but just sayin'.

Boys love to throw rocks. Meanwhile, I pray desperately that no one falls in.
You know all those great pictures their Mom takes? This is the back story. Skittles for smiles. I'm sure she got them free with a coupon. Also there was a trip to the Yogart store planned for afterwards that was mentioned a few times.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Making a Cake for Mom

Every year Wendy's boys and I enjoy making a cake for her birthday.
We made cards, too.
They worked really hard for a long time on their cards.
When they heard her open the garage door, they turned out all the lights and jumped out and sang, "Happy Birthday".  (Z organized all of that.)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fort Worth

I went to visit my friend, Charlsie, this weekend in Ft. Worth. Even after 30 years, this skyline still says "Welcome Home".
I lived near this street for 35 years and never thought of this before: Beach beach or water anywhere near it!

We had a very ambitious day planned. Our first stop was Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. A big sign on the gate informed us they were closed for the holiday. Gotta love those small towns! We proceeded to the 2nd item on our list, Grandbury. We got there just in time to see the parade. Do you think a guy who rides a purple bike might have a lot of self confidence?
The high school band had 8 tubas today. This is the first time I ever heard a piece of music only for tubas . It actually was very enjoyable.

I can't resist antique medical equipment.

Grandbury has one of the prettiest courthouses in Texas

and a very nice lake.

One of the hotels has a nice place to walk

and the city has a nice sand beach.

I can't imagine how many trucks full of sand were brought in to make this beach. We had the whole thing to ourselves even though it was a beautiful, sunny day.

We went to the Grandbury Opera House and saw a very cute play. 

Charlsie has known me longer and better than almost everyone and loves me anyway.
You will not be surprised that we knew all the songs from the play. 1950's r us!
The road from Abilene to Bronte (277) is one of my favorite Texas Highways.