Saturday, January 13, 2007
Before bed, a Friday Top Five
2. It was 10:30, that's Ken standing in the serving window. He is an ex-Marine (WWII). He claimed he was there at six in the morning setting the tables. Sounds pretty gung-ho to me.
4. These are four of the five other helpers. Left to right is Ellen, Annette, Sandy, and Ken. Not here yet was Cheryl. I finished out the crew of six. The four ladies worked the kitchen, Ken and I served the food.
5. I've done this before (link). I'm on Annette's standby list. Our church, the First Baptist Church of Conroe, Texas, serves two Fridays a month. The Salvation Army serves noon meals M-F and breakfast on Saturday morning.
Today the meal was Frito Pie, green beans, bread, dessert, and red punch. Several ladies brought pie earlier so about half of the group had pie, the rest had cake or cookies. Friday Friday Top Five Photos Army Salvation Army Food and Drink Food Friends Current Affairs Hungry
I'm tempted to show up there some Saturday morning. Just to check it out, I am thinking the food at breakfast will be really good. [Note, I'm not homeless or terribly poor, I just would like to check out the breakfast activitey.]
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Ok, now we can know where in the world Jim was
There's a hint here someplace.
Guess Number 2
This isn't an abandoned house and it's residents aren't homeless. [Other homeless post link]
Not so good a clue here. If you're from the South you know the scene, just not where.
Up North or West you just don't see people with couches on their front porches. Most of their porches are screened to keep out the squitos
I took this picture on a Sunday morning on the way to church. Most Sundays there were at least a couple of men sitting and talking. Note the street was wet. I think it was a little cool for sitting out on the porch.
This particular double couched porch is on South Main Street in Conroe, Texas.
Now it has to go. Mrs. Jim has a nice chair and a hassock to match that replaces this couch. [She may get a more petite sofa also.]
What to do with the old couch? You guessed it, put it on our back porch. Our front porch is too small for a couch. Now we will watch the golfers. Too bad we can't be out front to watch the traffic.
Guess Number 3
I give up, you tell me here too
This picture is a dud. It was supposed to be a part of a blog I didn't write. A blog about pictures I didn't take while I was in Iowa.
The shot is of Karen's and my feet taken at the Delta Lounge in Cincinatti.
Pretty feet? Not pretty enough for the pretty feet contest I'm sure.
You will really have to beg me to blog about the pictures I didn't take. The blog I didn't write too!
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Beyonce at Houston Rodeo
Well, it's time for the Houston Rodeo again. It start's Thursday, February 27. Beyoncé is a hometown Houston girl, I predict her performance will be an early sellout
Did you know her voice covers five octaves and is insured for $Millions and $Millions? I remember when she was starting as a local hit with her group, Destiny's Child, in 1999.
ZZ Top is also a hometown group. They will put on the finale and should be an early sellout as well.
Generally every performance is a sellout eventually.
Let me know if you are coming. We have a nice guest room and blogger friends are welcome.
RodeoHouston announces 2007 concert lineup, Houston Chronicle, January 08, 2007 (link):
Beyoncé tops the list of returning favorites, hot on the heels of her success with B'Day, released last September.
RodeoHouston warhorses Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn will be making their 16th appearances at the event.
But no one can touch George Strait, who will be celebrating his 20th performance at RodeoHouston in 2007.
A few new faces include Sheryl Crow who ... [triumphantly returned from a bout with breast cancer] which forced her to cancel her Rodeo Houston debut in 2006.
Expect a sellout when Houston's 'tweens gather en masse to worship at the feet of the Disney-created Cheetah Girls and Hannah Montana.
... here is the complete lineup:
[Please note that each star has an Web site, just click on his/her name.]
Tuesday, Feb. 27 -- George Strait
Wednesday, Feb. 28 -- Los Lonely Boys [debut]
Thursday, March 1 -- Reba McEntire
Friday, March 2 - Black Heritage Day with Natalie Cole and KEM [debut for KEM]
Saturday, March 3 -- Clay Walker
Sunday, March 4 -- The Cheetah Girls [debut] and Hannah Montana [Disney creations, debut]
Monday, March 5 -- Josh Turner [debut]
Tuesday, March 6 -- Gretchen Wilson
Wednesday, March 7 -- Sheryl Crow
Thursday, March 8 -- Alan Jackson
Friday, March 9 -- Pat Green
Saturday, March 10 -- Martina McBride
Sunday, March 11 -- Go Tejano Day with Pesado [debut] and Emilio
Monday, March 12 -- Spring Break Stampede with Sugarland [debut]
Tuesday, March 13 -- Spring Break Stampede with Toby Keith
Wednesday, March 14 - Spring Break Stampede with Rascal Flatts
Thursday, March 15 - Spring Break Stampede -- Beyoncé
Friday, March 16 - Spring Break Stampede -- Dierks Bentley
Saturday, March 17 - Brooks & Dunn
Sunday, March 18 - ZZ Top"
"Ticket prices range from $16 to $300 and can be purchased through all Ticketmaster locations, at rodeohouston.com, or by phone at 1-800-726-1313.
Tickets will be available starting Saturday (Jan. 13). To avoid service charges, you may also purchase tickets at the Reliant Park box office beginning Jan. 15."
Besides these entertainers, there is an honest-to-goodness rodeo. I like to go over to the livestock show as well. Four H'ers and FFA kids show first, followed by the professionals.
Last year the top steer sold for $315,000. The 16 year old owner plans to use her $85,000 cut to attend Texas A&M University, where she wants to study agricultural engineering [link].
Monday, January 08, 2007
Adi Can . . . . . . . . . Sleep in the sunshine (while Jim is working)
Today is window washing and blind cleaning day for Jim!
Well, a few of the windows anyway.
She follows that sunshine too!
Adi might be glad she isn't a farm dog.
What do you think?
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Sunday, January 07, 2007
"All things are full of labor; Man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing,Nor the ear filled with hearing." [Ecclesiastes 1:8]
[Click on pictures to enlarge]
. All the rivers run
To the place from which the rivers come,
There they return again.
Ecclesiastes 1:7 [NKJV]
BibleGateway.com - Passage Lookup: Ecclesiastes 1:6-8 (New King James Version): [link]
"6 The wind goes toward the south,
And turns around to the north;
The wind whirls about continually,
And comes again on its circuit.
7 All the rivers run into the sea,
Yet the sea is not full;
To the place from which the rivers come,
There they return again.
8 All things are full of labor;
Man cannot express it.
The eye is not satisfied with seeing,
Nor the ear filled with hearing. "Nature Mother Nature Religion and Philosophy Photos Science Writing and poetry
Earlier still *** was the writing of Job ** which states this same way of Mother Nature.
Ecclesiastes was probably written by King Solomon around the year 940 BC. That is 3600 years before present time.
King Solomon was noted for his wisdom, how in the world did he know this principle of nature way back then before modern science?
** Job 36:27-29 [NIV]:(link)
27 "He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams;
28 the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind.
29 Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds, how he thunders from his pavilion?
*** Job lived between 2000 and 1000 BC, the book of Job may have been written by King Solomon or a later author but before 597 BC (the Exile).