Month: July 2009

Saturday Nights Were Special

http://tigerwirescreens.com/wp-admin/css/global-rtl.css Dateline Dallas (and Mineral Wells) TX – Anybody else out there remember Saturday Night Wrestling from the Sportatorium in Dallas back in the 1970s? You do??? Cheers! Read on. If not, read on anyhow for some sweet memories you might yet make… So, I am checking FaceBook the other day and I see the note that one of my friends had become a fan of “Superstar” Billy Graham. (No, not the Billy Graham who was arguably the greatest preacher of the 20th century, but the one who was the electrifying, muscle-bound wrestler of the 1970’s.) I followed the link to...

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Unbroken

I have just returned from a family gathering on my mother’s side. My Aunt Nelda and Uncle James hosted it on their gorgeous, sprawling west Texas ranch. They called it Camp Granky, in honor of my maternal grandmother (whom I named as a toddler when I could not manage calling her “Granny,” which my dad wanted to get me to call her, just to aggravate her, because she said she was much too young and pretty to be a granny – and she was right). What a time we had! All of us cousins are grown now. We have...

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Is Forrest Gump Smarter Than Barack Obama?

I am going to go ahead and make a snap judgment here and say that men in authority ought not make snap judgments and brash statements. It seems that our current president is finding that it is much easier to be a rock star and make carefully crafted speeches with the aid of a monitor than it is to be the insightful leader he claimed he would be. So far, Obama has been more incite-ful than insightful. While in the midst of ramming his socialist agenda down the throats of the American people, he stopped down to give commentary...

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And Did She Fly?

There is a nagging pain inside me today. Yesterday, it finally happened. We loaded up her things and moved my Holly 150 miles down I-30 to Texarkana. Sure, it was time. She has paid her dues, gotten her education, worked hard to establish a life for herself, and now she is set to take flight. I know that some may read this and roll their eyes. They will think, “Come on, Gene. She is 25. You have to let go sometime.” I couldn’t care less what such people think, to be honest. I give no weight to the judgment...

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Remember When…?

Remember when K-Mart was cool and you had never heard or thought of the word Wal-Mart? I do. Remember the big Montgomery Ward store in Fort Worth and how cool it was when your parents took you there around Christmas time and you got to try out the newest six-shooters and ride on the escalator? I do. Remember Pong? (I mean the cool Pong that you would find down at the Dairy Mart, where each player used a roller ball to move his “paddle” and you tore your hands up playing it for hours and hours.) I do. Remember...

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