The King Family Leaves Its Mark

The King brothers, H.D. and Bob, didn’t arrive at the same time, but when they got here, they both got involved in the agricultural side of things in Muleshoe. Their endeavors had an impact on this farming town that are still evident today, and their families are...

Grandmother’s Tea Cookies

My Grandmother Drum was quite the cook. Long before I was born, she was cooking for an extended family in Olney, Texas. I was told some of Grandaddy’s family lived with them, and along with their three children, they had a houseful. I wish I had a picture of her...

A Vitamind to Live By

More times than I can count, I have watched this scenario:  young males pushing  through doors or walking down an aisle or sidewalk followed by a girl friend, sister, maybe even his mother, meekly following behind  as best they can and obediently following him in to...

Cookie, Our Second Three-Legged Dog

We lost Mari In October 2021(“The Best Girl,” October 24, 2021). She had been with us since 2009 and came to our family missing a back leg. Colten brought her into the family. Cookie came to our house this September. Colten’s mother, Caroline, brought her into the...

The Things I Keep

I came across a page I had torn out of an old Parade magazine from 2018 about the things we keep that hold memories for us. What We Keep: 150 People Share the One Object That Brings Them Joy, Magic, and Meaning, by Bill Shapiro and Naomi Wax was the subject of the...

My Second Book is Finally Published

I am pleased to announce that Adventures Down the Texas Rabbit Hole is now available for purchase! After dealing with a few roadblocks, stories about Texas, Muleshoe, animals, and personal reflections are ready to be read. This book still has stories about Muleshoe,...

Career Fair at Muleshoe High School

Steven Butler, Student Services Coordinator at Muleshoe High School, wants students to be aware of all future career options available to them after graduation, so for the past five years he has organized a career fair at the high school. College or going straight...

Get a Leg Up

One time years ago when grandson Colten was younger and we were talking, somewhere in the conversation I made the comment that whatever it was we were talking about would give him a leg up. A leg up. What? He didn’t have a clue what I was talking about. So I explained...

Come Get a Peek at my New Book!

The Lubbock Book Festival sponsored by Literacy Lubbock will be Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16, at the Mahon Pubic Library, and I will be there! My second book is a work in progress right now, but I expect it to be ready before Christmas, and I want to give...

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