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e-machine

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-10-2010

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Since none of you readers expressed concern about the e-machines I decided to give one a try. I lost a lot of stuff on my old computer last week. I will get back in the groove soon. I will do some more post at a later time as I grow accustomed to this machine……well, its “later” enough. It seems to work about as well as my old computer, seems a little faster but I still need to download some of my flash drive info into my documents….probably not nearly as much as I used to have. So far though, so good…..I hope it works out…Pete

Big Momma and the Cousins

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-10-2010

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Now folks, don’t forget about my downloads…..Big Momma getting baptised…and then the cousins being just a tad scared of Big Momma. Read all about them in Chapter Six of Cousins ….click on downloads….

Coal Fire (AL) Baptist Church, What is going on?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-10-2010

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Tell me what is happening at Coal Fire Baptist Church, Coal Fire, AL. Is everything ok there? I should hope so but I hear they are looking for a preacher…Probably need to start praying, huh?…That church is pretty special so we need someone special to preach there…If you read my downloads, Chapter Six from my book Cousins, “Big Momma”, that is the church I am talking about. The church where my granddaddy died one Sunday night. The church that I, and a bunch of my kinfolks, were saved . They used to do the baptising down at the Bridge across Coal Fire Creek on Hwy 82. That’s where Big Momma was baptised, where us cousins were baptised..Yeah, I called it Middle Creek and I wish now I would have called it’s real name…It just “don’t get no better than “Coal Fire Creek” now does it.” Anyway, that church has been through a lot, lot of folks been through that church….How many families have called that church home? Now let me see if I can recount some of the names: Collier, McCool, Bonner, Bishop, Davidson, Darling, Estes, Burgess, Bell, Hester, Bates, and several families with the same last name attending at the same time, and I am sure there were a lot before me and a more after me, maybe my buddy THE BISHOP OF POSSUM TOWN can name a few more folks…Anyway, praying is always in order…It won’t hurt for us to talk it up a little, will it? That’s where our roots are…..We have to….

Denish/Martinez: Will a Lady be our new Governor?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-10-2010

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Re the KOAT-TV Debate….Well, our new governor will be a female, but I am not so sure about a lady…We need some boxing gloves, huh?….Denish said, “You are a liar.” Martinez said, “You are joined at the hip with Bill Richardson.”….I don’t know which comment was worse or which comment was the most truthful…The liar comment came about because of Herb Denish’s client that won big tax breaks from the Richardson administration for an Albuquerque developer, since Diane Denish is Lt. Governor…Diane said he was only paid for his consulting services and did not profit from the deal….The joined at the hip comment from Martinez concerns more of the same spending and pay to play attitude of the Richardson administration going forward should she be elected. Denish accused Martinez of mis-spending federal border security funds provided her district attorney office down in Las Cruces….Martinez contends that the spending for car pruchases, staff bonuses and meetings in a Ruidoso resort was needed to deal with the “burgeoning case load of border crimes”…… On same sex couples rights or domestic partnerships, granting them all the rights of a married couples….Denish said, “its the right thing to do.” Martinez said, “Domestic partnership is just another word for gay marriage, and I do not support that.” …..So now,  New Mexico voters will have to sort through all this stuff and figure out what we need to do….But, back to my question, “will a lady be our new governor?”……Yeah, I guess so…they just play rough…

Hawaii vacation

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-10-2010

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Here is another of the 1600 photos taken by no. 2 grand daughter….waves pounding on a rocky beach is completely alien to us flat landers, huh…one can just view this picture and almost hear the pounding surf and feel the wind blowing your hair…oh, wait, I don’t have any hair…but I can see it blowing yours, ok…nice picture…thanks, no. 2 grand daughter…I wish you could have taken me…oh, well, maybe next time….

New Mexico Lobos did not lose this week……

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-10-2010

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We had a bye week….we did not win but we did not lose….hopefully our fortunes will change with a week to rest up,….. learn some new plays, learn some more of the old plays,  learn some more fundamentals, learn how to hold so the ref can’t see it,…no, no, I didn’t mean that…ok, forget that part of the lesson,…learn that the most important thing in school is the classroom…Really, it is…we yell and scream about winning, but since only a few of you will play sports after college, earn that degree and just have fun with football…Ok?….Don’t tell the coach we had this little talk…..

Home made ice cream….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-10-2010

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We have been looking for a ice cream freezer…Ours broke a few weeks ago and we are looking for a replacement, naw, not the old hand crank kind, though it is best, but an electric that will do the turning for you. Well, we have gone to most of the stores in town that we thought would carry them and have not been able to find one….They all say, that’s seasonal stuff…The other day we were at K-mart, a nice young lady was working behind the information, customer service desk and my sweetie asked, “do you have any ice cream freezers?”…”What is that”, she asked?”. We first thought she was kidding, but she really had no idea. I said to her, “Are you telling me you never sat on a ice cream freezer while someone was cranking it to make ice cream?”…You could tell she thought that was last century stuff…you know what, it is…Folks really, I know I ask you for comments and you don’t care to leave a note, but please talk to me on this,…..am I getting that damn old?….People don’t know what home made ice cream freezers are anymore? That is really sad….Every child in America should have to sit on an ice cream freezer while it is being cranked.  You learn so much waiting on good ice cream, about sharing a bowl of ice cream with family and friends, about patience and anticipation of something good to come, about sharing the work for something good, I think I could go on and on regarding the values of home made ice cream….Maybe that is what is wrong with America? Reckon?….What do you think?…..

Fall, a sad time of the year….sometimes

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-10-2010

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Alabama gets beat…..Dallas Cowboys gets beat….New Mexico Lobos get beat….Matter of fact, the paper stated this morning that New Mexico has a bye this week and the bye is favored by 3 and a half points….Now thats bad, huh?…I remember years ago when “Bama would get beat how my Dad would mope around until they did beat someone, but he always felt terrible after Bama took a beating….Well, I am the same way and when all my teams take a hit, golly, I am really down and out….It’s just a ball game you say and I say the same thing, but my heart just will not listen…I hate I’m like that….Usually, a big dish of ice cream helps….I am going to look for some support down at the DQ….Probably feel better in a little bit, a large cone or maybe a strawberry shake….Yeah, I’m feeling some better already….

Brett Favre…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-10-2010

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Say it ain’t so…..Brett…My hero….Well, we still got to hear what he has to say about it….I certainly hope it is not like some of the other sports stars, where the damn breaks and all kind of stuff start pouring through….I guess money, stardom and power brings some other stuff with it, but don’t get me wrong, I am still hoping for the best for Brett….Stuff happens and it happens to all of us, just more often to the rich and famous seems like and of course, more folks that hear about it and then they have to tell everything to everybody, put it on facebook and websites….whoa, now wait, I wouldn’t do that….would I?… Naw, I say he is innocent until proven guilty and I ain’t gonna talk about it…..

Women troubles

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-10-2010

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I went down to the bank a couple of weeks ago. The teller had waited on me before, a nice,  cute, personable young lady. I noticed she had a design painted on her nails, I mentioned it to her and she held out her hand for me to see. It was a black design at the top of the nail then it worked on down the nail into a yellow and black webbing, kind of, but the top was totally black. I told her, “you know my nails kind of look like that when I’ve been working in the garden.” Well, she kind of went yuk, smiled and went on with her work. I happened to mention it the other day when talking to my sweetie and she said, “that’s a terrible thing to say to that poor girl. You should be ashamed saying something like that. She had her nails done and was very proud of them and then you say something like that.” ….Well, I never meant any harm by it, it was just an off the top of my head honest opinion, and I don’t leave the dirt there, I always clean it out with my pocket knife, so I don’t understand why that would be a bad or upseting statement….geez, sometimes its better just to keep your mouth shut, huh? I thought that design was pretty enough, but with red or blue, I would not have thought about the dirt, but with black, that’s just how it looks…I ain’t gonna talk gardening with that young lady any more…..