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Thu
24
Jan
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I’m snuggled up on the couch watching my favorite player of all time getting ready to lose his match to a young man almost half his age. Although Roger is not playing well, he is still staying close. Everyone must lose; that is part of the game. I just hate to have him lose to someone who is brash and not quite the same genre of gentleman as Roger.

One of the qualities that makes Federer beloved of all tennis fans is his quiet sportsmanship and excellent playing skills. He is not braggadocios or wild. He just plays the game nicely. I really wanted young Tiafoe to win his match, but I disliked his outlandish display of bare chest pounding antics. Those just don’t go with the tennis I know. I expect to see soccer players throw their shirts around and strut their stuff, but not tennis players. I guess I am just a little old school person. I hope all these young athletes coming up take a good solid look at the manners of the men who have held this game for so long.

 

Thu
17
Jan
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I am not a fan of cold weather. I realize thatTexas cold is nowhere near Canadian cold, but it is not to my taste. I am comfortable in the 60 to 90 range. Australia was pretty close to that mark, but once you go there the cost of visiting family is horrendous.

It was while I was walking down a dark street in Sydney that I realized that should anything happen to me, my parents would never get closure and certainly couldn’t come and look for me. It also made me grow up just a little and gain an understanding of that annoying parental habit of wanting to know where you are and where you are going. I was so sure I could take care of myself. How little we understand when we are young and arrogant. Times and kids have not changed very much.

Thu
10
Jan
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Our beautiful break is over, and it’s time to get back to work. The San Saba County Stock Show and Youth Fair is this Thursday through Saturday. The kids are excited, but I am not ready.

Typically, we have multiple projects to bring to the show, but I must be falling down on the job because my classes are looking bleak when it comes to show material. Mr. Dennis has the show animals ready. My wishes are for everyone to show well and enjoy themselves.

Thu
03
Jan
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Welcome 2019. We are welcoming the New Year on a frosty note. Now comes the post-holiday let down. As a grandparent and parent a house full of children is absolute heaven. The peace after everyone is gone is bitterly sublime but needed after the hustle and bustle. I know it is a little morbid, but when everyone leaves a sadness descends on my heart. Russ and I are getting up there in years and tomorrow is not promised. I feel as if this will be the last time I see any of my precious family. I know that is silly, and I certainly don’t stay in that state, but for a few minutes I shed my momma’s tears.

Our family has trickled in a few at a time this year.

Thu
29
Nov
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What a difference a week makes. My house is finally at peace. Blue and Fuzzy are not fighting; Blue has learned some manners the hard way, and Russ has decided that having a rested wife is better than keeping a barking dog in the shed. So Mama is getting her sleep and the boys are getting along. Life is good. Big Blue cries when he is separated from Fuzzy now. It really is pitiful because I have this awful suspicion that when we go for a walk, Fuzzy is trying to lose him in the woods. Fortunately, Blue doesn’t like to wander too far even if he is having a good time following the little brown dog.

The kids will be here Sunday to reclaim their big Blue boy. He really is sweet. Fuzzy on the other hand is going to have a few days with the buzzer on his neck. He has chosen to show Blue how to chasecows andis notcomingback when I call. A few pops on the buzzer, and we should be just fine.

 

Wed
10
Oct
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By Sue Ransom

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