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14
Dec
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2 Cents Worth

Carol Greenway -Holland

We had snow, yes we had a good snow, I know all the little ones had a ball, making snow balls, my sons wanted to know If I had played in the snow!!!!! I told them forget it, they weren’t little anymore and I wasn’t getting outside!!! We used to have fun in the snow but those times are gone, now I wrap up in my electric throw, get my good book on I pad and that’s where I stay!!!!!! The snow was beautiful, I say beautiful because it didn’t last long as soon as the temperature started going up, it started melting., The trees around the homes on Grace Street were beautiful, with the snow on top of all of them. I called Tennie Cade and told her I knew the pastures around her home were just beautiful, but I wasn’t getting out to take pictures,. Let’s go down memory lane with me for a minute, all of you that lived in Rotan, remember the old Grammar School hill, when we were all growing up it snowed and I mean it snowed.

Fri
14
Dec
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The Good Old Days Again

Essays from West of 98

The Grand Theatre reopened in Stamford on November 23, 2018. After being dark for the better part of the last decade, the neon lights of the theatre marquee again light the downtown skyline. Downtown parking spaces have more demand on weekend evenings than they used to.

Since the theatre’s re-opening, excitement has been palpable. In reading comments on Facebook and hearing discussion in town, I’ve noticed that the excitement transcends generations in an interesting manner. From teenagers to the elderly, each age group is excited based on *their* memories of the theatre.

Fri
07
Dec
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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dies Nov. 30

State Capital Highlights

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 1 issued the following statement on the Nov. 30 death of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States:

“The state of Texas mourns with the nation at the passing of one of our greatest presidents. George H.W. Bush was an American hero and icon, he was a friend to all he met, he embodied class and dignity. Texans are genuinely honored that he called the Lone Star State home and we collectively grieve this monumental loss. On behalf of Texas, Cecilia and I offer our thoughts and prayers to the Bush family in their time of need.”

Bush, 94, a Republican, served as the president from 1989 to 1993. He served as vice president from 1981 to 1989 alongside President Ronald Reagan. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Texas Congressional District 7, from 1967 to 1971, and went on to serve the nation in many other high-level appointed positions.

Fri
07
Dec
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2 Cents Worth

Carol Greenway -Holland

Good morning to all of you who read my column, grab you a cup of coffee, and set and visit with me awhile. It’s a beautiful day in Aspermont this morning, and all of you that left Fisher County, it was not a pretty day Friday and Saturday, remember what a good old fashioned sand storm was when we were all growing up. Well that is what happened to us last week, I just knew I was going to wake up Sunday morning with a nice sinus headache, with hot towels on my head, and a bath in vicks, but I got by with it because I’m in Aspermont, and you know that is the first thing I noticed when I married Joe, the sand does not blow up here like it does in Rotan, Joe, me, and all the girls all went to Snyder Tuesday night to the Senior Citizen Dance,

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Fri
30
Nov
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Faces & Places

Don’t hate me but I think that men should only be allowed to shop certain hours of the daylike between 12:00 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. with a mandatory trainer so they don’t hurt themselves. They can’t find anything at home so what makes you think they can find anything in the grocery store? The holidays only make it worse.

I’m a little jaded from two bad experiences last Christmas in Wally World. The first was an older man telling me that I was about the size of his wife, and what size pajamas do I wear and what I thought might be appropriate for her. I told him to try using that invention called the telephone and call someone who knows her, like her granny or momma.

Fri
30
Nov
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2 Cents Worth

Wow! What a wonderful Thanksgiving the Greenway Family had, all of us were together, and we all ate too much! Crystal, my granddaughter, had asked to cook Thanksgiving dinner and I told her wonderful, she, cooked the dressing, Charlie, Brian’s wife brought pies, and of course the deviled eggs that the family fights over, Lance brought a tray of veg-, Jay turkey, ., Jay can make my hot rolls as well as I can, and I made the giblet gravy since Crystal said, “Grandma I don’t have a recipe for it, so I’ve got to get one wrote for her,. We had a grand time, and it was such a pretty day. We left about 3:00 because the great grandsons said, “Grandma we’re going hunting this evening!

Fri
23
Nov
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Reasons for Thanksgiving

Essays from West of 98

We all heard the story of the “first Thanksgiving” as schoolchildren. In 1621, after a harrowing voyage to America on the Mayflower and the hardship of frontier life, the settlers at Plimoth Plantation celebrated a successful harvest. But how did our current national holiday come to be?

The Plimoth thanksgiving is an iconic part of history, even if it was not the “first” such celebration. Thanksgiving services were routine in the settlements of Virginia perhaps as far back as 1607. In 1619, a group of settlers arrived in Virginia with the London Company, whose charter provided that the day of their arrival be “perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God.”

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Fri
23
Nov
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2 Cents Worth

Carol Greenway -Holland

Great day it’s good to be back in Texas, even though it is cold here, I’m already ready for spring!!!!! We rolled in about 3:30 PM Tuesday afternoon had a good trip traveling 82, the roads were good and not much traffic. Joe and I have been busy trying to catch up here at home, he got the deer processed so we will have good things to eat, we cooked some of the tender lion, and it was so good and tender. We went to Rotan and visited Friday, some of my friends wanted to know which season I liked best in Kentucky,. I told them well, the last of April and May when we go, the dogwoods are blooming everywhere, and that is a sight to see blooming wild in the woods, and of course the towns have the dogwood trails.

Fri
23
Nov
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Field of candidates for House speaker narrows to one

AUSTIN — Eight members of the Texas Legislature filed papers with the Texas Ethics Commission to declare themselves candidates for speaker of the Texas

House of Representatives, and as of

last week, only one remained.

The candidacy of state Rep. Dennis Bonnen, RAngleton, gained momentum in October, and Bonnen on Nov. 13 announced he had the support of 109 members of the 150-member House. At minimum, it takes 76 votes to elect a speaker, which is 50 percent, plus one, of the 150 members of the House.

Thu
15
Nov
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Never Forget

By James Decker

On June 25, 2012, Dan Crenshaw was a Navy SEAL, badly injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. He ultimately lost one eye and part of the use of his “good” eye. On November 6, 2018, Crenshaw was elected to U.S. Congress in a Houston-area district.

Crenshaw has recently been in the news for more than just his electoral victory. Crenshaw wears an eye patch over his lost eye and “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson made an ill-advised pre-election joke about Crenshaw’s appearance. After winning his election, Crenshaw appeared on SNL himself to accept Davidson’s apology and move past it by wise cracking with Davidson and about Davidson.

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