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Sumerlan
post Nov 15 2008, 03:27 PM
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Something to make us smile this morning ... calling all Texas folks!!

Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about folks from Texas ....

If someone in a Lowe's store offers you assistance and they don't work
there, you may live in Texas ;

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Texas ;

If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a
wrong number, you may live in Texas ;

If 'Vacation' means going anywhere south of Dallas for the weekend, you may
live in Texas ;

If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Texas ;

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live
in Texas ;

If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both
unlocked, you may live in Texas ;

If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them,
you may live in Texas ;

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph -- you're going 80 and
everybody's passing you, you may live in Texas ;

If you find 60 degrees 'a little chilly,' you may live in Texas ;

If you actually understand these jokes, and share them with all your Texas
friends, you definitely live in Texas .

Need to be cheered up?

Happy, Texas 79042
Pep , Texas 79353
Smiley , Texas 78159
Paradise , Texas 76073
Rainbow , Texas 76077
Sweet Home , Texas 77987
Comfort , Texas 78013
Friendship, Texas 76530 Lakeway, Texas 78734

Love the Sun?

Sun City , Texas 78628
Sunrise , Texas 76661
Sunset, Texas 76270
Sundown, Texas 79372
Sunray , Texas 79086
Sunny Side , Texas 77423

Want something to eat?

Bacon , Texas 76301
Noodle , Texas 79536
Oatmeal , Texas 78605
Turkey , Texas 79261
Trout , Texas 75789
Sugar Land , Texas 77479
Salty, Texas 76567
Rice , Texas 75155
Sweetwater , Texas 79556

Why travel to other cities? Texas has them all!

Detroit , Texas 75436
Colorado City , Texas 79512
Cleveland , Texas 77327
Dayton , Texas 77535
Denver City , Texas 79323
Klondike , Texas 75448
Nevada , Texas 75173
Memphis , Texas 79245
Miami , Texas 79059
Boston , Texas 75570
Santa Fe , Texas 77517
Tennessee Colony , Texas 75861
Reno , Texas 75462

Feel like traveling outside the country? Don't bother buying a plane ticket!

Athens , Texas 75751
Canadian, Texas 79014
China , Texas 77613
Dublin , Texas 76446
Egypt , Texas 77436
Ireland , Texas 76538
Turkey , Texas 79261
London , Texas 76854
New London , Texas 75682
Paris , Texas 75460

No need to travel to Washington D.C.

Whitehouse , Texas 75791

We even have a city named after our planet!

Earth , Texas 79031


Like to read about History?

Santa Anna, Texas
Goliad, Texas
Alamo, Texas
Gun Barrel City, Texas
Robert Lee, Texas

For the kids...

Kermit, Texas 79745
Elmo, Texas 75118
Nemo, Texas 76070
Tarzan, Texas 79783
Winnie, Texas 77665
Sylvester, Texas 79560

Other city names in Texas , to make you smile.....

Frognot, Texas 75424
Bigfoot, Texas 78005
Hogeye, Texas 75423
Cactus, Texas 79013
Notrees, Texas 79759
Best, Texas 76932
Veribest, Texas 76886
Kickapoo, Texas 75763
Dime Box, Texas 77853
Old Dime Box, Texas 77853
Telephone, Texas 75488
Telegraph, Texas 76883
Whiteface, Texas 79379
Twitty, Texas 79079

And our favorites...

Cut n Shoot, Texas
Gun Barrell City, Texas
Hoop And Holler, Texas
Ding Dong, Texas and, of course,
Muleshoe, Texas

Here are some little known, very interesting facts about Texas .

1. Beaumont to El Paso : 742 miles
2. Beaumont to Chicago : 770 miles
3. El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas
4. World's first rodeo was in Pecos , July 4, 1883.
5. The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built
over water.
6. The Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman who was the first full-time coach at Rice University in Houston .
7. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area in North
America .
8. Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of No. America 's only
remaining flock of whooping cranes.
9. Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978.
10. The worst natural disaster in U.S . history was in 1900, caused by a
hurricane, in which over 8,000 lives were lost on Galveston Island ..
11. The first word spoken from the moon, July 20, 1969, was ' Houston .'
12. King Ranch in South Texas is larger than Rhode Island .
13. Tropical Storm Claudette brought a U.S. rainfall record of 43' in 24
hours in and around Alvin in July of 1979.
14. Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by TREATY, (known as the
Constitution of 1845 by the Republic of Texas to enter the Union ) instead
of by annexation. This allows the Texas Flag to fly at the same height as
the U.S. Flag, and may divide into 5 states.
15. A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be 1500 years old.
16. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.
17. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period in Dr Pepper
18. Dublin , TX has the oldest and only Dr Pepper bottling company that is
still working and producing the original Dr Pepper.
19. Texas has had six capital cities: Washington -on- the Brazos, Harrisburg,
Galveston , Velasco, West Columbia and Austin .
20. The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the U.S. which is taller
than the Capitol Building in Washington DC (by 7 feet).
21. The name ' Texas ' comes from the Hasini Indian word 'tejas' meaning
friends. Tejas is not Spanish for Texas .
22. The State Mascot is the Armadillo (an interesting bit of trivia about
the armadillo is they always have four babies. They have one egg, which
splits into four, and they either have four males or four females.).
23. The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston .

Cowboy's Ten Commandments posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in
Fairlie , Texas :

(1) Just one God.
(2) Honor yer Ma &Pa.
(3) No telling tales or gossipin'.
(4) Git yourself to Sunday meeting.
(5) Put nothin' before God.
(6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal.
(7) No killin'.
(8) Watch yer mouth.
(9) Don't take what ain't yers.
(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff

Susan
Sumerlan ... located in Magnolia, Texas!!
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post Nov 15 2008, 05:37 PM
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Hey, Susan, You forgot Moscow, Texas. JK
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post Nov 15 2008, 05:48 PM
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Y'all had better believe it! Now I'm fixin' to go feed my horses.

Signed a true blue, born in, not transplanted or immigrated to, unabashed and dyed in the wool Texan,
Jakki
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post Nov 15 2008, 05:55 PM
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Ha! There's a Moscow, Idaho, too. Big rivalry game up there today with Boise State (who will come home 10 and 0, I'm sure!!) laugh.gif

Texas sounds a lot like Idaho - maybe that's why all them Texas A&M grads come up here for vet internships - and then stay! laugh.gif

Texans - gotta love 'em! (especially since they let Bush's pretend to be Texans)

Ray rolleyes.gif
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post Nov 15 2008, 05:58 PM
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Hey, I am qualified to join the Daughters of the Republic of Texas through my Great Great Grandfather who came to Texas and fought in the Texas revolution and owned 17,000 acres in the 1740's. It was in Red River County. JK
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post Nov 15 2008, 06:19 PM
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Susan,
Well you know I sure say a good thing or two every now and then about our Texas. We are in history rich East Texas just next to good ol' Arkansas.
Jerel
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post Nov 15 2008, 06:44 PM
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My body may be in New Mexico, but as a native born Houstonian of 50 years my heart, sole, and love still is in Texas.
Evidence and memories around our home.
One photo is our one and only bluebonnet plant that survived with a Texas variety horned toad.
Another photo is our three sided shed and the New Mexico flag is painted on the third side.
The third photo is our front gate with the Texas star on one gate and the New Mexico Zia on the other.

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post Nov 15 2008, 07:00 PM
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Lots to love about Texas ... one of my favorite things ... George Strait!!! Dang that boy can sing and isn't too hard to look at either ... wink.gif

One thing for certain ... if you live in Texas ... you had better be prepared with Banamine for the sudden drops in temp (like last night!!) when the weather is 80 degrees in the day and then 30 degrees in the night! It is truly beautiful here today with the winds blowin' and the sun shining ... but you had better bring the firewood cause this evening is going to be chilly!

Susan
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post Nov 15 2008, 07:34 PM
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QUOTE (Sumerlan @ Nov 15 2008, 08:00 PM)
Lots to love about Texas ... one of my favorite things ... George Strait!!!  Dang that boy can sing and isn't too hard to look at either ... wink.gif

One thing for certain ... if you live in Texas ... you had better be prepared with Banamine for the sudden drops in temp (like last night!!) when the weather is 80 degrees in the day and then 30 degrees in the night!  It is truly beautiful here today with the winds blowin' and the sun shining ... but you had better bring the firewood cause this evening is going to be chilly!

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Boy, you got that right! Ain't nobody can pick and sing like that boy! He came to Idaho more than once, but the time I remember was the time I went to see him. I usually don't do concerts, but went to this one to see George. It was what, about 15 years ago, at our Ann Morrison Center which is a small stage and not a very big audience capacity - less than 2,000 I think. So sitting in the 10th row back was just as good as being in the front - you could actually see his face and watch him perform. His band is fantastic!! They played one song right after another for what seemed like hours.

Ray
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post Nov 15 2008, 08:05 PM
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This is a GREAT thread, Susan, and it sure did bring a BIG smile to my face!!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
Even though I'm not a born and bred Texan:

Our filly and her momma where born there,
Yellow Roses are my most favorite flower,
Followed by Bluebonnets,
Then there's those neat lookin Texas Longhorns,
and last but not least, we're hoping that one day we can call Texas our home!!
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Carol

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post Nov 15 2008, 08:08 PM
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And, don't forget those Santas Gertrudis cattle developed by the King Ranch!! JK
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post Nov 15 2008, 09:09 PM
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Ditto on the George concert Ray ... one of my best memories of my younger days ... and we aren't going there on the age thingey ...I use to volunteer for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo ... did it for 9 years ... strait (hehe) and one of the best memories I have was sneaking up the back elevators to the top of the old Astrodome ... where all of the private parties were held ... and dancing to the Milk Cow Blues by George ... around the top of the upper floor of the dome ... good looking cowboy too!!

Picked up a little magazine today at the feed store ... guess what one of the articles was?? The BEST Doggone People, Places, and Things in the Lone Star Heaven ... voted by the readers, and compiled by the Staff of Texas Horse Talk Magazine!

Best Texas Bred Thoroughbred Race Horse ... Gold Coyote,

AQHA Horse of the Year, Sorrel Stallion ... Sixes Pick

Willie and the Paints ... Iconic Texan Willie Nelson adopted more than a dozen American Paint Horses,

Best Bullfighter, Ever ... Miles Hare,

and there are more of course ... but wanted to also mention Most Sadly Unused Venue is the Astrodome which now sits forlornly during Houston's giant rodeo extravaganza ... once the proud Eighth Wonder of the World has been relegated to hosting late night revelers when it is converted to The Hideout ... world's biggest beer joint!!

Guess I'll have to revamp that darn memory I have of the Milk Cow Blues to someone important ... cool.gif

Susan
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post Nov 15 2008, 09:21 PM
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I agree with you, Susan, George Strait is sure EASY ON THE EYES...!!! wub.gif wub.gif
And this one is just for you: MILK COW BLUES wink.gif
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Carol

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post Nov 15 2008, 09:25 PM
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Isn't Texas famous for it's chili???

Where's the recipes!!!!!
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post Nov 15 2008, 09:32 PM
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QUOTE (Carol Cooper-Hall @ Nov 15 2008, 10:21 PM)
I agree with you, Susan, George Strait is sure EASY ON THE EYES...!!! wub.gif  wub.gif
And this one is just for you: MILK COW BLUES  wink.gif
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Oh my gosh Carol rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif ... I can feel da beat coming on girlfriend!! I turned my speakers up full blast and just smiled! Thank you so much for making my weekend!! Sail on ... sail on ... sail on ... little gal ... sail on .... laugh.gif ... wonder where that good looking cowboy ended up??

Susan
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