Tag: Texas

When You’re Hit Between the Eyes

I grabbed my little sister’s button nose and held out my hand to show her my thumb tucked between my two fingers. “Cono, I’ve done told ya I was too big fer that!” Delma yelled and stomped her little feet in the dirt. Instead of kicking…

If I Tell You a Rooster Wears a Pistol …

To know him means you “got” his colloquialisms, his dry, sometimes sarcastic wit (I was a quick study). To know him means you understood what it was like to run away towards something good. And if it wasn’t “up to snuff,” you’d take advantage…

Damn Straight!

I don’t ride a horse I don’t shoot a gun I eat Mexican food and barbecue and bask in Texas sun I don’t say “ain’t” I don’t chew or spit I can put on a Texas drawl, y’all but only when it fits I…

No, not all the land in Texas is flat!

Nor do we all ride horses and I haven’t worn my cowboy boots in years. We have real hills and even a river that flows in west Austin and  downtown– The Colorado River. Just sharing a few photos of Texas’ state capitol with y’all….

What does it mean to educate?

It means having a sister like mine. Words cannot express how proud I am of her. Pat has forever changed the lives of so many people including the ones who struggled and fought to be the first in their families to receive a higher…

The Emigrant’s Legacy

Strong hands once built a structure in 1889 Ancestors who worked endlessly in an old, unsettled time.   And now, tis I who benefits a creation made of stone this house, a loving bounty and a place I call “my own”.   Author’s note:…

Backstabbing during a hurricane

In case you haven’t heard, Trump continues to posture and force Mexico to build a wall on the Texas border to “keep Mexican immigrants out” of the U.S Meanwhile, just over the border, Mexico has offered to help get Texas “back on its feet…

Trump’s on his way here?

He is on his way to Austin right now to visit our control center. I think I’ll crawl under my bed covers and take a nap so I can avoid his “Magnetic” personality. Daily word prompt: magnetic

Amen-er’s drinkin’ whiskey

Delma didn’t die. Every day my little sister got stronger and stronger and more and more like her old self again. Dad stayed about the same, hardly ever getting up outta bed. After the quarantine sign was pulled off our door and our prison…

My home away from home

The back yard …   elemental – weekly photo prompt