The underlying philosophy of wearing pajamas in public escapes me.
I’m not referring to just running out to the front yard for a few seconds to grab the newspaper by the dawn’s early light while wearing your Snoopy PJs. We’re talking about going to town dressed for bed.
I harbor no ill will toward anyone who dresses differently than me. Some members of my family used to watch the spectacle of Liberace when he made TV appearances wearing enough sparkly attire to be visible from other galaxies.… Read the rest
I was attending a conference in Washington, D.C., and the question tossed out to the room was this: What is the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S.?
That is an easy one – traffic accidents. Or so I thought, and I was wrong. Since 2009, traffic deaths have taken a backseat to accidental poisoning as the leading killer. While many are due to alcohol the one on the rise is overdose of prescription drugs.… Read the rest
We were notified by the cable company that all customers must have a box to receive the TV signal or your TV would go dead. I went down to the cable store to get the boxes we need, and she told me I would need a new modem also – a word which was not even in my vocabulary 20 years ago.… Read the rest
That’s when the baby is coming. My due date is May 7, but on April 8 I went for my routine doctor’s visit and had a sonogram. The ultrasound technician asked me if I’m diabetic, which I am not. I asked her why she was asking me that, and she said, “Because this baby is really big.” … Read the rest
Let’s organize to clean shoreline
The level of our lake is without a doubt a huge concern for our community.
For decades, vast amount of old cans, bottles and other lovely treasures have found their way to the bottom of Lake Granbury. Although the water level being low is not beneficial, Granbury as a community could take advantage of this time of drought and organize shoreline cleanup days.… Read the rest
Kinfolks and neighbors threw an 80th anniversary reception for my Uncle Mort and Aunt Maude the other day.
It was a sunny afternoon of fretful breath-holding that violent springtime weather predicted would take a different route.
And it did.
No doubt Mort had a hand in preparing invitations. They stated “no gifts expected, unless from charitable hearts without any reservation.” (Yep, he arranged for these words to be in boldface type.) … Read the rest
Common wisdom says that one person can make a difference in a community. In Granbury, we have seen that proved true many times.
One such person has not received nearly the recognition or accolades he deserves. This is Mr. Jerry Don Hodges, the branch manager of First National Bank on Hwy. 144. … Read the rest