It surely seems as if this past Thanksgiving holiday weekend might have lasted for a week. Most of us that are into the Social Security set certainly realize how much faster time seems to pass with the advancing age on our body clocks, but every now & then, it seems to wind down a bit. A lot of folks seem to rail at things we have little control over, but it’s probably just as well to try & get along with it.
While it is a festive, thankful, family Holiday, most of the folks I’ve visited with early this week were sort of relieved to get through it & back to some sort of normalcy; whatever that might be.
Anyhow, the whole thing was observed in rather simple fashion around the Harkey House, but it’s still some sort of taxing. Friends & family in & out, way too much to eat, & even going so far as to interrupt one’s usual after-lunch nap time.
There was even too much football, & that’s sort of odd for a fellow that likes sports. There were some extremely developments on the College scene, but the pros have just about “outlawed” themselves to the nickel seats.
The Horns certainly had little problem with the Aggies on Turkey Day, but R. Barker & yrs. Truly were fairly pleased with the effort that the Aggies exhibited, especially considering the lack of speed & talent on this year’s team.
Bumpy Amthor is still a bit disgruntled with them , though The Baptist Brotherhood nearly slipped up on the Red Raiders, as Tech was still reeling from the stunning visit to Norman. Once again, most of the pundits are definitely finding fault with the BCS rating system as well as the Big 12’s adherence to that imperfect qualifier.
Looks like Coach Stoops is the lone supporter of such said system. Mack Brown & Colt McCoy are certainly not supporters. The Cowboys & Texans both registered wins, so the weekend wasn’t a total loss.
Speaking of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, it would be amiss to not give kudos to all the folks that had a helping hand in the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner occasion down at the Father’s House.
I certainly am not able to mention all the many folks involved in the momentous offering of benevolence from our Community, but can recall a few from past year’s experience & involvement.
Joe Ragsdale, R. Verette, and Cole & Co. roasted the big birds a day or so ahead of the dinner, while a lot of the ladies of the Church & community volunteers put together a lot of pies, dressing, taters, gravy & trimmings for the plates.
I wasn’t able to get a plate count prior to press time, but word is that they roasted about 35-40 turkeys and supposed to have served upwards of around 600 plates. They also had a delivery service that took some plates to some folks that couldn’t get out as well as some that had to work on the Holiday.
Carl Mack fixed a plate I took to a lil’ ol’ Lady and though Cousin Marsha’s hubby, Jim handed me a pie box marked “ch” he said was chocolate, turned out to be Chess by the time I got it delivered. That one turned out better, though. Anyhow, it’s a great community effort and all the sponsors, volunteers, and helpers deserve a great big Thanksgiving “thank-you”. A whole bunch of folks really enjoyed it.
This edition of the ’08 San Saba County Pecan Show is about in the record books, with about 46 entries being brought in this year. Though we don’t have the results at press time, the efforts and cooperation of the participating producers goes a long way in our maintaining “Pecan Pride” in San Saba. Oddly enough, the quality of the entries appeared to be a bit better than one would expect.
Jackie Brister, Olan Tisdale, Agent Alexander,Lady Z and yrs. Truly got the processing put together in due fashion, but did sorely miss the able assistance of T. Behrens who happened to still be off on an extended Holiday weekend up in the Panhandle. There should still be time to get your Pecan pie, cake, candy, or treat done for the County Pecan Bake Show, though. See if you can get it done, and the Mayor & yrs. Truly might give it a taste test out around Harkeyville!!!!!!!!!!!!!!