Lavender Shirts Not Required

Leaning against the wooden porch fence at the wayside barbecue stand in his crisp lavender shirt and black dress pants, he explained that he’d just come from the church up the road. With a defined zest for life, the man spoke about local news and history to us that stood in line for our Sunday…

That Guy!

This guy has taken me all over the world. Or I guess I could say: I have followed him all over the world. There are a lot of reasons why I like this and will continue to follow him… Two good reasons are that he puts up with these two fur babies of mine. And…

Ten Things to Learn about Being from Texas

I am a Texas transplant. I was born in Colorado and married a Texan and have learned these rules of “being Texan” through trial and error. A friend forwarded these to me by email, and I enjoyed them so much. I don’t know who wrote them, or I would give credit. Believe me these are…

Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas are a Texas tradition on New Year’s Day. We ate ours yesterday at a little Texas, home-cooking cafe called Jake and Dorothy’s. This Mom and Pop place gained national attention in the Texas Monthly Magazine for their wonderful food last December. And by the way, that plate also has boiled cabbage and chicken-fried steak on…

Snow in March… in Texas!

  Last night at ten, I went downstairs to let the dog out one more time before bed. I walked out the front door to a winter wonderland. It had been cold all day, and snow was forecasted. By afternoon, I had given up on the idea. Well, this Colorado gal was pleased to find a…