American Sniper-My Turn

Since American Sniper is making money hand over fist, generating much comment, and giving the talking heads fodder for arguing their political views, we went to see what all the brouhaha is about. I am not rich or famous, so my opinion won’t show up on MSN or make the...

Watch Out for Mealy Bugs

 By mid to late winter the mealy bugs have decided to descend in full force on plants in the greenhouse. Lack of air circulation seems to be the prime factor with these pesky little bugs because this is when I always have the most trouble with them, when they...
A Cautionary Tale About Assuming

A Cautionary Tale About Assuming

My friend Nola is compiling a cookbook of 3rd and 4th generation recipes of Texas cooks. I contributed two recipes, my Grandmother Drum’s tea cookies and my Grandmother Graves’ green grape cobbler. In the course of getting all the details right for the cobbler story...

Keeping Your Cactus Warm

 When I started this, we had had below freezing weather for too many days in a row. I lost count, but suffice it say I have worn my long underwear under my jeans to stay warm in and out of the house. I probably don’t need them in the house, but it saves having to...
Bill and Alice’s Big Adventure-The Liberty Bowl

Bill and Alice’s Big Adventure-The Liberty Bowl

The Aggies made it to the Liberty Bowl, and we decided we needed to go. So two days after Christmas we set out for Memphis. We spent the night in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, where Bill spent his teenage years and where his dad and his wife Lucille are buried in the Ft. Smith...