Hello to All:

It has been a quiet week out here.  We had a couple of cold nights.

Maybe that will help the flea problem.  The cats, now being moved outside,

Just cuddled up together and stayed warm.

On that Wednesday that we got some rain/sleet/snow our neighbor Esley had a bit of bad luck.  He and the daughter , Ashlyn, had been to town to do something.  Them were coming down a FM road to 167 and it was a long ,slow curve that had a bit of a slope.  He said that he was not going fast at all and the backend just started moving out from under him.  So, he did as he should have, not step on the brake and steered into the slide, foot off the gas.  The pickup did correct some but Esley saw that they were going to slide head on into a pole.  He said that it was all happening in slow motion and there was nothing he could do.

Esley waited until he was almost to the pole and jerked the steering wheel

hard left and the front end did move over enough that it wasn’t a head on crash. The pickup whammed the passenger side door pretty good and then just crumpled the right rear panel of the bed.  No one was hurt. Ashlyn was a little shaken but okay.  So, the pickup was still drive able, no one was hurt so give thanks for that and go on.  It could have been much worse.

Sunday, Judy and I drove from Talpa to Seymour, TX.  We met up with her grandson, Justin, from Verden , OK.  There were a couple more guys with him.  We exchanged packages for Christmas.  Then we went to Dairy Queen for a taco or burger for lunch and came on back.  Nice warm day for a drive and we enjoyed the country being green for a change.  We passes a field where the pond had gotten way big with the extra rain of late and there were hundreds of ducks stopping off on their migration.  Then in Abilene we stopped at Drug Emporium for a coupe of things and then on to Sam’s.  We went on to Winters as I recalled the gas there was cheaper that at Sam’s.  That is unusual.  But 4¢ is 4¢.

Then we made our way back to our quite little corner of Coleman County.

Talpa Bob


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