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Happy Hour / Re: A valued lesson I taught our Son
« on: Today at 05:14:04 PM »
I was never any kind of athlete in HS. My pleasure was working that's what I wanted to do instead of sports. I loved to fish and did a lot of that. The closet thing I did that was athletic was swim. Jewel liked to see me do push ups and would count them off for me, I don't remember how many, it was just something I did for her and no one else. Much later in life I took tennis lessons because that was her thing. Jewel taught me to dance and wrapping myself around her waist  was something I excelled at. Jimmy heard about the time I pitched his Mother up over my head and one day we were all playing at the lake. He wanted me to do what I had done with Jewel, I did and threw him out in the water. He thought that was lots of fun, that kid wore me out that afternoon.

                  Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: a picture that brought back a memory
« on: Today at 10:38:03 AM »
in April of 58 we left Tucson, Az. and moved onto a 50 acre farm at Greenville, Tx. The farm house was small, well built and warm in the winter. Jewel started college that fall. I was put on permanent at my job with a small raise. We only paid necessities out of my salary and I worked at any thing I could after hours and week ends to pay for tuition and other things, we kept most of the salary. Our frugality has lasted, it is hard to pay somebody to do something that we know how to do for ourselves.

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Happy Hour / A valued lesson I taught our Son
« on: Today at 08:13:27 AM »
Every time I came in from work Jimmy always met me running and always something of utmost importance on his mind. I never knew what to expect, but on one afternoon  he had standing on his head on his mind. Jewel said he had really been trying hard most of the day & was pretty sure I would show him how. When I found this picture Jewel remembered Jimmy's excitement as I was showing him.  We had another good laugh.

                                                   Monroe


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Happy Hour / Re: Amarillo and The Caprock
« on: September 23, 2017, 08:43:53 PM »
I did the research for Jewel on the Cherokee side. Her G-grandfather was born 1817 in PA -married in Ohio where the first son was born in 1845, I followed them through Ky. and on into Stewart co. Tn. Jewel's Grandmother was born I believe without looking it up in 1856. She married a white man, Jewel's grandfather. They ended up in OK where there were other relatives of grandmother.
Jewel's Dad never knew his father, he contracted TB right before Dad was born, went to Tucumcari NM where he died working on a cattle ranch. All this research took miles, time and money but at last between the two of us the family learned who they were on their Dad's side of the family. I wish Jewel's Dad could have known all we learned.

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Happy Hour / Re: Amarillo and The Caprock
« on: September 23, 2017, 07:10:14 PM »
I can sure fell the sadness with you as we unravel the truths of our Native Americans. Jewel's ancestry is Cherokee, although her great grandparents lived in peace there are relative descendants in OK who didn't.

                                                       Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Amarillo and The Caprock
« on: September 23, 2017, 05:52:08 PM »
one more thought, the musical Texas is a depiction of the rancher Charles Goodnight who started some major cattle drives. The TV series Lonesome Dove was a fictionalized version of the Goodnight--Loving third cattle drive.

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Happy Hour / Re: Amarillo and The Caprock
« on: September 23, 2017, 05:06:23 PM »
313 that is great information, about 20 miles from Amarillo is Palo Dura canyon, the land, like you say, is flat then there is an 800' drop into the canyon floor. Jewel & I have been there three times, we love the Musical --TEXAS-- for an out door theater the acoustics are unbelievable. The Indians knew this area and used it. Quanah Parker--great history. He is the Chief who said,"I will fight no more forever". We pulled the travel trailer there once and camped out at the bottom. Jewel made me laugh just before she took this picture--she said smile-- you look like that Indian.

                                                  Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: a picture that brought back a memory
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:28:30 PM »
that wasn't a very big house, but comfortable. I remember now how I got the freezer. this fellow had a Ford tractor & mower, I made about 65cents an hour cutting cotton stalks. He was a cotton farmer. I did this after putting in a day on the job.


              Monroe

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Happy Hour / a picture that brought back a memory
« on: September 23, 2017, 11:38:43 AM »
this would have been what we did with the last little corn crop before moving to the suburbs of Dallas. We started to put the corn up on the cob, but decided to cream it. I had pulled a tub full early that morning and Jewel, with Jimmy asking a hundred questions a minute wanting to know all about what was going on, shucked it. I creamed corn all morning. We worked hard those years between 1958 and 61 making every nickel count, but we did manage to get a good used small chest freezer from one of Virginia's friends. I remember this lady let us pay her any way we wanted to and I did some work for her husband that paid most of it. I would never tell anyone how to live their life, but we sure know what it took to fulfill our dreams we talked about as kids.

                    Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: What a night of music
« on: September 22, 2017, 04:12:02 PM »
Rabbit you would have enjoyed this group, they had the right sound, instruments and costume. Concerts usually last about two hours with 15 minute middle intermission. This group ran a little over at the end by coming down & letting the audience take selfies with them as they sang. Jewel & I just sorta slipped out during the commotion. That way we got off the parking lot without the usual traffic jam.

                                         Monroe

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Happy Hour / What a night of music
« on: September 22, 2017, 09:17:52 AM »
Our concert season started with the music of ABBA. This group billed themselves as ABBAFAB. Some we weren't familiar with but we did hear some past favorites like Mamma Mia, Fernando, Waterloo, Gimme Gimme Gimme/Money Money Money, and Take a chance on me / Honey Honey. We remember the 70s as we started rubbing elbos with the business world and on a couple of the songs I saw myself in a floral shirt, light blue bell bottoms and my white boots out there on  the floor with the prettiest girl there. Last night she was sitting beside me and we were just holding hands. I show a picture of the selections.

              Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: old fat man doing window repair
« on: September 22, 2017, 08:54:50 AM »
hello Rick, I'm still up & going, the window is completed except for clean up. This has been a busy week, we took out time getting ready for our season concert opening. Jewel never needed any help from me in the past getting pedicures, manicures and a perm, but life changes, the place we go has a soft sofa and soothing music. I just kick back and visit with the ladies , I know most of them. I'll show a couple of pictures taken as I progressed along with the window. When I get it cleaned up and the tint film off the inside I'll show the completed job.

                          Monroe

                                           

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Happy Hour / Re: Got any interesting news?
« on: September 21, 2017, 05:52:42 PM »
the roar of the crowd after a good play is telling these jocks , It's ok to be disrespectful just keep making those plays. The only thing that will stop this BS are the fans letting sponsors know of their disapproval or start boycotting the games. I doubt that will ever happen. Jewel & I have lost all interest in football & we were once ardent fans.

                                             Monroe




 


                                                           

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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: September 21, 2017, 11:52:59 AM »
 wish I could relieve you from some of that rain. we're in a drought and having in the upper 90s. I need to hill a row of potatoes but hate to pull that dry powder around them.


                            Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Got any interesting news?
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:34:49 AM »
the way kids are being taught most of this disrespect is from learning by example. They are following what they see every Sunday from ones who certainly should know better, but the ones who should know better are getting cheered on by anywhere from 65 thousand to 85 thousand stadium filled fans. My wife was a 31 year career teacher and in defense of education I'll say that is not the problem. Look at the cheering section of this society each Sunday, cut off the big bucks and things would improve over night.

                                                                  Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« on: September 21, 2017, 07:22:27 AM »

                              Be a good captain of the  boat, always do what is best for
                               the First Mate and yourself-


"Happiness is the peace of mind that comes from feeling that I am living a worthy life in the company of people I love and in the service of something bigger than myself"


we raised our son by example, not by harsh rules                             

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Happy Hour / Re: I ain't eating that!
« on: September 20, 2017, 09:43:40 PM »
one time Jewel called the office & left word for me not to be late because one of her tennis friends was having a quiche dinner for the group & husbands. The message was relayed to me by the parts man and I asked, "what is quiche, damned if I know he said ask Mary Lou she took the call. She had just left so the first thing I asked Jewel when I got home, "what's this we're going to". Jewel didn't really know but said the tennis bunch was always talking about it. We ate it and had a good time with everybody, on the way home I told Jewel that it was pretty good but nothing I'd go out of my way for. She agreed, I don't know if she ever ate any more but I haven't.

                                Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« on: September 20, 2017, 08:38:22 AM »
                              On a bike no one ever asks

                    "Are we there yet"






this was the first one--then a Harley 250 Sport-- then a new Honda
when Jimmy first got the Cushman he was to little to start it--Jewel or I would usually ride with him at first

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Happy Hour / Re: old fat man doing window repair
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:11:19 PM »
this set of windows has 18 panes 8x12--I'm down to the last six being through with the glazing. The window sill wasn't rotted anywhere but was badly weathered and had weather cracks. I made the old sill look new again by using Minwax epoxy. I've made repairs before using this product. I was 32 years old when we started building this house & gave no thought that I would be 81 some day and repairing a window I didn't want to put in but Jewel wanted this very one , it was in the plans.

                                      Monroe

 

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:48:17 PM »
cut & gave away the okra--picked out three of the best plants and am leaving two pods on each of these for seed--watered the potato row again--probably will till and hill in a few days--watered a couple of tomato plants.

                                                 Monroe

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