2020 January 30 Thursday

2020 January 30 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Texas

Now this is a true throw back Thursday. This is my Teddy bear. Teddy was given to me by my sister on the day I was born, 73 years ago. I’m sure he was much more plush 73 years ago. However, all of those years of fighting off cattle rustlers and space pirates has left him a little tattered and torn. In one horrible parachute accident, his head was knocked completely off from his body. Though my stitches would have made Doctor Frankenstein shudder, I was able to reattach the head all by myself. You may notice that Teddy is missing an arm. I’m not sure when that happened, it could had been when we were swinging through the trees Tarzan style. I have the arm and Ella thinks I need to sew it back in place. But I think it gives this old soldier a sense of mystery and drama. He has earned each battle scar.

loudy? Yep. Cloudy It began and cloudy it remained. See the “sunrise” photo below and compare it to the “sunset” photo and the end of this post.

gain the day was completely overcast. There are even a grew start drops of rain that landed on the windshield as we drove home this afternoon

made fry bread and eggs for breakfast.

also made a caramel apple pie with a crumb topping and walnut crust. I took it to the Over The Hill Gang* this morning and it all quickly disappeared,so I assume people liked it. If I make it again, I won’t bother with the walnut crust, as any taste it may have had, was completely overwhelmed by the filling. Also I would dice, rather than slice, the apples.

here were forty seven senior citizens in attendance today for lunch. Lunch was bbq brisket cooked by Tresa, who also happens to be Ella and my landlady at the Stocktank RV Park. The brisket was good. However, after having brisket at Brotherton’s Black Iron Barbeque yesterday, today’s meat was too dry for my liking.

adine and Lu played canasta with us. We had not taken our Fast Track game out of the truck from when we played yesterday at Grandies**. That was a good thing because Bill, Karen, Rex, and Blanca wanted to play it. Yes, we’ve addicted another couple to the game. It is amazingly simple to play and so difficult to win.

This was today’s sunset as seen from or “dining room” window. Not very interesting.

God bless and g’nite

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  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

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