A Story in Honor of Our Fathers
An Invisible Bond
Just as mothers and sons share a special bond, so too do fathers and daughters. It was that way with my Dad and me. My Dad loved to tell of coming home from work late at night when I was a baby. When he opened the door to the apartment, there I would be, standing in my baby bed, waiting for him. If he looked my way and smiled, I would grin from ear to ear and bob up and down until he would come pick me up.
He would carry me to the kitchen and hold me on his knee while he ate a bedtime snack of cereal and milk. He would give me a bite and then he would take a bite. Sometimes he would bypass me and my pouty bottom lip would stick out and I would almost start to cry. That would all straighten out when he would give me another bite. This special time we shared lasted for many months. "I felt a little sad when I came home one night and you were sound asleep in your crib," he said. After that I did not wake up at night anymore.
It was the late 1940's, and we lived in an apartment in downtown Fort Worth. The downtown was alive on Saturdays with people coming to town to shop. To give my Mom a break, she would dress me up in a frilly little dress and Daddy would take me with him and we would walk all over downtown and window shop. I was just the right size to sit in the crook of his arm and my little chubby hands would hold onto his shoulder. He bragged about how people would tell him what a pretty little girl he had.
Protecting our Elderly
There appears to be a quiet epidemic underway involving our elderly citizens in our country and maybe closer to home than we think, in our county! Many people are not even aware of it! It is not the type of epidemic that would be visible in the form of say a sickness or when thousands of people show up at a hospital. But it is still a terrible thing and can cause untold anguish, pain and financial loss to families.
Many victims have no idea they have this sickness amongst them till after a relative or close family member has past away. It is only then the family realizes that a family member
Llano Estacado Winery’s 2010 “1836”
Llano Estacado Winery in Lubbock has been producing excellent wines since 1976 and is the largest premium winery in Texas. I enjoyed visiting Llano Estacado in May and since that visit, they will be building a new public tasting room and visitor’s center this year.
One of their recent releases is the 2010 vintage “1836” Texas Red Table Wine which is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Syrah. There was a 2008 vintage of the “1836” with a different blend, but not a 2009 because Llano Estacado could not get the fruit they wanted.
The 2010 vintage has done very well in wine competitions. For example the “1836” won a Double Gold at the 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition.
As mentioned, the 2010 vintage is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Syrah from grapes in the High Plains and Far West Texas. It was aged for 28 months in 59-gallon French and American oak barrels and was bottled in March 2013. The wine has a deep red color with flavor tones of red and black fruits and black pepper. Tannins are medium with a medium plus finish.
Eating Healthy - Organic and Non-GMO Foods
More and more people are becoming aware of the health benefits of eating a diet of natural and organic foods. Unfortunately, they may find that the high cost and scarcity of these foods put such a diet somewhere between difficult and impossible.
Enter the Green PolkaDot Box. Don't have an organic food store or a good farmer's market in your city? Not a problem. Can't afford the high price of natural, non-GMO foods? They have you covered.
The Green PolkaDot Box sells natural and organic, non-GMO foods at wholesale prices, and delivers them directly to your doorstep. They carry hundreds of your favorite brands, and they even offer fresh meat and dairy products*. They offer a lowest price guarantee on all the items in their inventory, and free shipping on orders over $75.
Glamour Girls for the Cure
Helping to find a cure for Breast Cancer
Two women with faith and a mission, to help find a cure for breast cancer. "Glamour Girls" was launched in 2007 in San Francisco, California by sisters Anana and Madrid Simmons. The impetuous for Glamour Girls occurred when Madrid was diagnosed with breast cancer in May, 2007. After going through treatments and chemotherapy, Madrid did not want to lose her glamour. She believed that no matter what is going on in our lives, we women need to maintain our beauty.
Lets Build our own Boat!
The Easiest Way To Build Your Boat
MyBoatPlans is a comprehensive collection of 518 boat plans, 40 videos and about 500 pages of boat building guides. I've just browsed and read the entire package and this is my review on the product:
What Is MyBoatPlans?
The Plans package offers step by step blueprints on over 518 boats and video lessons on boat building. The creator, Martin Reid offers a simple, efficient and user-friendly system to construct any type of boats in a simple way. MyBoatPlans shows the user how to build over 500 different types of boats ranging from simple canoes and kayaks to complex designs like a cabin cruiser.
Lone Hen Winery
Lone Hen Winery is located in College Station and is owned by Steve and Vicki Kirkpatrick. Their first vines of Blanc du Bois and Champanel were planted in 2004 on their ten acre lot where they live. They continued by planting Cabernet Sauvignon in 2006 and will be replanting with Lenoir soon. They currently have 1.5 acres of vines and will have four acres of vineyard when completed. In 2009, Lone Hen Winery officially became a winery.
We first saw Lone Hen Winery at the Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival where the wines being tasted were sparkling wines. At the time, they said they did not have a tasting room yet so I decided to wait a while until we would be in the area again to visit. We called in advance recently to see if we could make an appointment to visit the winery.
The Burleson House, Yep It's Haunted
Burleson House, (located at 1206 West Main Street in Waxahachie, Texas), was the original headquarters of T.W. Burleson & Son's Pure Honey (a family-owned business), which was established in 1907 by Thomas William Burleson.
Windows 8 - Some Like It, Most Hate It!
If you have purchased a laptop or PC, recently, you were probably told Windows 8 is your only option as for as Operating Systems selections go from the laptop manufacturers. Windows 8 was primarily designed for Smart Phones and Tablets with touch screens. It has become evident that Microsoft feels PC and laptops are a thing of the past and has pretty much deserted th PC or laptop user market.