Grandmother’s Buffet

My  maternal grandmother, Carrie Tate, with whom I spent many a summer and lots of family holidays in Olney, Texas, had this piece of furniture, a great big dining room buffet, that ran the length of one whole wall and was strategically located to be handy for...
Our Thirty-Year-Old Ice Box

Our Thirty-Year-Old Ice Box

I don’t know about your spring cleaning procedures, but in my house spring cleaning is erratic at best, non-existent more often than not. Which is not to say I have a dirty house; it may not be the cleanest every single day, ┬ábut it is certainly not the...

The Vocabulary Story

As the years pass and time goes by, I suspect most teachers wish they had written down the funny things that happen in their classes that they are just sure they will remember, which of course, they don’t. I am at the top of that list, but here is one story that...

Nature is Cruel, But We Don’t Have To Be

I just watched  Temple Grandin on HBO. This is a heck of a movie about an amazing woman. I don’t even know where to start. Temple Grandin is a professor at Colorado State University, the designer of humane slaughterhouses and feedlot practices, and is...

Coach Washington 1925-2010

Muleshoe’s Coach George Washington passed away Sunday at the age of 84 after living 52 years in Muleshoe and coaching and teaching for 28 years in Muleshoe, becoming a local legend along the way. Gilrobert Rennels at Gil Lamb Advertising/Channel 6...