Wondering about wild grapes

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wondering what to do today

A cool, damp morning here in Cut & Shoot. It was 56 degrees this morning before the sun came up, not too cold for the end of December. Suppose to get some rain but so far it has only sprinkled a little. We really need rain; some of the areas around Houston are a foot below normal rainfall. Now I wouldn’t want to put a damper on your end of the year celebrations, but I do hope it rains a lot. That would lower the chances of all the neighbors’ fire works from stating fires.

OK, let’s see. . . what is on the “to do” list for today? OH yeah, it is lotto day and the estimated pay out is about ten million. I think that would be enough to get me through until the end of the year (grin). I made (what I think is a very funny card) to send to my Aunt, so will have to go to the Post Office to mail it, and while out I will get my lotto tickets. Sorry Ben, unless you have the same numbers as mine, you will not win today.

While out and about, may just run to town. Always need something, or think we do. Middle of the week, maybe things have slowed down a little and the crowds have thinned out. Only thing I think I need is an adaptor for my hard-drive so that I can use it in the hard-drive reader I purchased the last time I was in town. Where is town, you may be asking? The closest one is Conroe. It is located at the intersection of I-45 and TX 105.

If I have time, I had started a painting a week or so ago and should get back to it so that I can get it finished. I made a couple of sketches of some of the old adobe ruins at Terlingua that I saw when I was there last Spring. The one is exact and also shows the ravine next to the buildings. The other sketch I took liberties with, drawing in some close mountains that were not actually there. I am painting the latter. If it turns out, maybe I will do the accurate one, and maybe not, depends.

Got to get everything done by 15:30 so that I can watch “The Virginian” TV show. It is on every day on the Western Channel and both my wife and I like that show. After that is “Cheyenne”, then “Have Gun – Will Travel”, and then “Gunsmoke”. Usually eat supper while watching Gunsmoke. We like the old westerns. Also watch Maverick, the Magnificent Seven, and sometimes even watch Gene Autry.

Ben brought back some memories yesterday when he talked about old TV shows. But I used to listen to shows on radio, like “Straight Arrow”, Sergeant Preston, etc. That was back when there was only a half hour of music on the radio. I bet not too many of you remember back that far.

You all have a good day now, you hear?


  1. Ah, Sgt. Preston of the Yukon! How about Sky King, or the Lone Ranger?

  2. Sadly, I remember them all! Guess we all are showing our age a bit, huh?

    I liked the old mystery shows as well, like Boston Blackie and The Shadow!

    Good show and great times!

  3. OK,I don't know how to make a click link,but copy and paste this http://www.oldtimeradiofans.com/ They ask for donations,but not required to listen

  4. John Wayne In Riders of Destiny (1933) he became film's first singing cowboy, via dubbing

  5. Gypsy, oh yes, I remember them all. Except I don't remember Sky King on the radio, just on the TV. The Lone Ranger, and Gunsmoke was on both radio and later on TV.

    You Bet Hermit Jim. And don't forget my favorite, Inner Sanctum.

    Ben, thanks for the link.

    Ted, Dang that was almost 10 years before me.

  6. It sprinkled here in Terlingua last night for about 1/2 hour. First water from the sky since August.

  7. Frann, who knows, maybe the desert will move over here and the piny woods will move over there. Of course not in our life time. I thought that it the rains came mostly in the summer months as thunder storms. Am I wrong?

  8. So Ya wanna see a Texas Cowboy town? Post Texas!


    And how about this one! Glen Rose, Texas


    I nick named the two people in the satatues Glen and Rose thinking they must be the folks the town was named after.

    BTW, I have been to Cut & Shoot.

  9. Didn't know you were here in Cut & Shoot. Did you just pass through? I know you were in Conroe, I met you at the ham radio breakfast there. Isn't wonderful how an hour of visiting ended up with long term correspondence and friendship?

  10. I took the wrong road (guided by GPS of course) but after truning around in several driveways due to the road getting narrower and narrower as I went along; I eventually came out on to a county road and with right through Cut & Shoot.

    Unfortunately, there was no place to pull over to take a picture of the sign welcoming me to Cut & Shoot.

    So, I was there but quite accidentally!

    Did you take a look at the photos of Post, and Glen Rose?