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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: February 19, 2018, 03:03:41 PM »
Gymgirl my row is only 55', the soil was good & loose---the tiller is still on the tractor so I figured I could get the taters planted in less time than then it would take to put the middle buster on the tractor. With the rain that's in forecast  I wanted the taters high on the bed.

                                                     Monroe

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: February 19, 2018, 01:24:50 PM »
my soil is easy to work so I just used my three point furrow opener--threw down some triple 13--- dropped the taters about a ft. apart --covered with my garden rake--got in out of the on coming rain

                                            Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: A senior moment
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:43:16 AM »
Ben, here is one of mine---Jewel & I stopped for lunch & the place was divided into rooms the hostess seated us & took our drink order, then invited us to help ourselves to the salad bar. The drinks we ordered were on the table, I sat there waiting for Jewel in a minute a lady walked in with salad, it wasn't Jewel . I finally found her where the host had seated us, she was wondering what had happened to me.

                                                                      Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: The meaning of President's Day
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:13:42 PM »
Rabbit our bed had wood slats then a set of wire bed springs , then the cotton mattress. When we first married the bed had all that plus topped off with a feather mattress. Jewel really liked that and still remembers it. Before we married I slept on a folding roll away bed, on the front porch in the summer and living room in the winter. That feather mattress after marriage fit me pretty good also. Across the street from the Whataburger we frequent is a mattress store and they had President Day sale signs all over the windows.

              Monroe

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Happy Hour / The meaning of President's Day
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:19:54 PM »
It used to be something folks understood, it was the big day for mattress sales, now there's nothing but confusion, we've seen Washington's and Jefferson's bed and was told they slept on a cotton one so we have that in common so have I. Here's where I get confused I didn't know they drove Ford trucks, I'm told on TV I can buy one cheaper on Presidents Day but I don't need one. We could use a good Washington or Jefferson mattress.


                               Monroe 

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General Discussion / Re: Irrigation/Fertigation This Year
« on: February 16, 2018, 09:51:18 AM »
Tbird weeds and grass is good , but seeing your name in the mix makes them lots more tolerable


                                                                 Monroe

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Happy Hour / our busy day ended with sweet notes
« on: February 16, 2018, 07:32:27 AM »
our day started at the Baylor Health Care Clinic for blood work, then the Whataburger for breakfast, then 16 miles to get the car inspected , then a stop at the sub county court house to register the car, back home , had lunch, then to the beauty shop for 1pm perm appointment, then to Braums for ice cream, back home for a brief rest then off to CONCERT NIGHT where we heard some really sweet music by the Quebe Sisters , beautiful to look at and easy on the ears. Their rendition of Wayfaring Stranger was outstanding. Jewel & I got in bed last night about 10:30 feeling good about the day.

                                                         Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Children of the 30's and 40's We're the Last Ones
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:31:15 PM »
Ben , Jewel & I will be 82 this year and have experienced just about everything written. Every achievement we have made was rightfully filled with pride. We both remember as children how hard our parents had it , but always ready to help others. Dad helped folks keep their old car going , never charging for anything , but as time went by many neighbors remembered. We grew up with not much but plenty. Jewel & I honestly believe we were always meant for each other and was put together by our God. Her Dad & Mother was like mine always giving to others. Her Dad never butchered an animal that a neighbor in need didn't get meat. Her Mom saw to it that those in need, especially with children had plenty of milk & eggs. Ben I am not a preacher, but I would suggest that what is needed is a full study, understanding, accepting, then living the meaning of "The Kingdom Of God Is Near". I have never believed in beating any one over the head with the Bible, but a good place to start reading is the  18th chapter of Mathew.

                                                                         Monroe

                                                             

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Happy Hour / Re: February 14th
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:34:23 AM »
remember that first kiss---I don't suppose either of us ever kissed anyone before because that first time we got tickled, but e things did change. Jewel was coming over to stay a few days with sis , we stood at the back of the car to get her things from the trunk, I could not help myself she was so pretty just standing there. It was the real deal I couldn't even get the trunk open after that.
                                             Monroe
                                                                                                             

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Happy Hour / Re: Do you remember--the group called Up With People
« on: February 14, 2018, 06:40:58 AM »
thank ya'll, our  involvement with these young people back then was very special. They had a contagious enthusiasm about them that wasn't artificial. Our downstairs was full for dinner that day, I was almost wishing we had used the church facilities. One of the boys walked in, someone asked what he had been doing he said he was leaping over car hoods, it was true we had to go out & watch, turns out he was a lead dancer in the group. I am trying to find a few pictures. They left by bus on Saturday morning we  got hand shakes & hugs, the dancer hugged Jewel & asked if he could kiss her on the cheek, he did. Chipper thanks for video I would watch the half time show if they were brought back.

                                                           Monroe

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Happy Hour / Do you remember--the group called Up With People
« on: February 13, 2018, 03:51:42 PM »
"I'd like to teach the world a song"---Jewel was in the church choir  & often was called on for the worship solo. We both worked together as Sunday School Teachers in the young married couples class. She is a Deaconess and I am an Elder and in 1977 also the vice chairman of the board. That was the year the churches of Terrell brought a large group of UP WITH PEOPLE in. This happened over Thanksgiving week end. The large overall group was divided up with each church then providing food and shelter for their bunch. Jewel & I took two boys--one from NY & the other Venezuela. Before the board meeting was over Jewel invited not only our church group but wanted the word put out that the invitation was for any of the other kids. That Thanksgiving Day was something else. Our Sunday School class was the first to show up with food and ready to help, everybody with some of the kids brought food , there was more than enough. The next night, Friday, those kids put on a performance from their hearts--I wish whoever is in charge of the stupidity of Super Bowl half time shows would look back at the  time UP WITH PEOPLE had the stage at the Super Bowl.----Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Got any interesting news?
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:09:01 AM »
I am not into guns nor intend to be, but I do know the name Remington Target Master model 510 that is highly collectable now. Dad purchased one when I was about 5 years old , this gun is still in perfect condition.


           Monroe

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General Discussion / Re: "The Three Sisters" Revisited
« on: February 11, 2018, 09:19:39 PM »
don't forget that the Indian women did all the growing and gathering so if ya'll are going to do it the Indian way let us know how it worked out for you.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: February 09, 2018, 05:20:12 PM »
we recently had a good rain, the soil has just about the right amount of moisture to work good--didn't do much the rows are in good shape

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: February 09, 2018, 01:55:31 PM »
the rows are 55'--set out two rows of candy red---sowed a row bed of turnips


                           Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: our son Jimmy is 62 years old today---memory
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:01:37 PM »
thank ya'll , one more thing I remember about that morning, it had rained all night and still raining. I was driving the car, 50 Ford, when I got to the highway going into town I dropped the hammer, hit a patch of water and not only came near losing it the car almost drowned out. By the time I got to the hospital I was scared and upset then to be told we was going to lose our baby almost finished me off.

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Happy Hour / our son Jimmy is 62 years old today---memory
« on: February 08, 2018, 10:34:00 AM »
Jewel had to be hospitalized a couple of days before because of complications---the morning of Feb 8 1956 at 5 am the message was, "you need to get to the hospital immediately", the nurse met me in the hall with, "we think your wife will be ok, but we're going to lose the baby'' I followed the nurse in the delivery room and walked straight to Jewel , I was told to leave, I wouldn't go, then I was told to stand over by the wall, in a few minutes I heard our baby cry. The doctor said "a boy" . I was 19 years old but from the time I got the message until I heard that cry I had aged. I show a picture of Jewel June 8, 56 in front of a motel on my first job transfer.  Back at that time we were on the road a lot--Temple Tx.--Marshall--San Angelo--a long hot July and into August down at Laredo, then Tucson. She was by my side often living out of a suit case with a baby.. my message to all the young Moms out there is--You are God's Angels, God Bless You--

                                                   Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:40:46 PM »
"some peoples life is the fruit of their own doing--they have no one to blame but themselves"

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thanks --crazyhorse disk brakes standard pads--I get all my auto parts from Nappa--the original owner & I grew up together--served in the Guard together and now his son has taken over, I get the mechanics discount.

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Today I replaced the front brake rotors and pads on the car. The bolts holding the caliper brackets on were tough , but with a 1/2"long handle break over, a good 18mm 6 point impact socket and cheater bar finally busted them loose. It was a good day.

                                      Monroe

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