SPRING TIME IN TEXAS


ALL THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT TEXAS ARE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW…ITS SPRING TIME IN TEXAS…THE BLUE BONNETS ARE BLOOMING AND ANYONE WHO HASENT BEEN TO TEXAS IN THE SPRING TO SEE THIS WONDERFUL OCCASION…WELL, SORRY…BLUE BONNETS ARE THE STATE FLOWER….THE INDIAN LORE ABOUT HOW THEY CAME ABOUT IS THAT THERE WAS A TIME OF GREAT DROUGHT AND THINGS WERE GETTING REALLY TOUGH ON THE INDIANS OF THE PLAINS OF TEXAS…THE GROUND WAS DRYING AND CRACKING, CROPS WERE DIEING AND ANIMALS WERE STARTING TO DIE ALSO…THE INDIANS WERE IN DIRE STRAITES…ONE LITTLE INDIAN GIRL HAD A DOLLY THAT SHE LOVED ABOUT ALL THINGS…SO SHE DECEIDED TO SCRAFICE HER DOLLY TO THE GODS AND SEE IF IT WOULD BRING RAIN…AND SHE BURNED HER DOLLY AND THEN STARTED TO CRY AND THEN IT STARTED TO RAIN..AND WHERE SHE HAD CRIED..BLUE BONNETS POPPED UP..THERE IS EVEN A SONG ABOUT IT AND REMEMBER SINGING IT TO MY GRANDDAUGHTER WHEN SHE WAS A BABY…EACH GIRL HAD THEIR OWN SONG…
THE OTHER THING I LOVE ABOUT TEXAS IN THE SPRING IS BASEBALL SEASON…WEST, TEXAS IS VERY SERIOUS ABOUT KIDS AND BASEBALL. WE HAVE 73KAZILLION TEAMS OF BASEBALL. FROM TBALL TO PONY LEAGUE…AND WE HAVE SOME SERIOUS BASEBALL PLAYERS… AND THE NICE THING ABOUT IT,IS (KNOCK ON WOOD) THAT WE DONT HAVE ANY OF THE PSYCHO PARENTS THAT GO CRAZY DURING THE GAMES AND THREATEN TO KICK EACH OTHERS ASS OR KILL THE UMPIRE…THEY ACTUALLY ARE JUST PARENTS THAT ARE HAPPY THAT THEIR KIDS ARE PLAYING BALL…WENT TO LIBARAY THIS AM TO CHECK OUT NUMBER 5 OF THE DARK TOWER SERIES AND THE BASEBALL PARK IS RIGHT THERE AND THERE MUST HAVE BEEN 400 CARS…CONSIDERING THE POPULATION IS LESS THAN 2,000 THATS A LOT…IT IS A REALLY GREAT COMPLEX..HAVE 4 FIELDS I THINK…A NICE CONCESSION STAND AND NICE BLEACHERS…AND EVERYBODY GOES TO WATCH THE GAMES..MOM, DAD, SIBLINGS AND MOST OF ALL THE GRANDPARENTS…AND THE GREAT THING ABOUT THAT IS THERE ARE ALOT OF CZECH BORN PEOPLE STILL HERE AND THEY ALL SPEAK CZECH…AND LISTENING TO THEM YELL ENCOURAGING THINGS TO THE KIDS IN CZECH IS PRETTY FUNNY…
I THINK TODAY THEY ARE JUST SIGNING UP KIDS FOR TEAMS…EACH BUSINESS IN TOWN SPONSERS AT LEAST ONE TEAM…SOME SPONSER 3-4 TEAMS…IN DIFFERENT LEAGUES, DIFFERENT AGES AND OF COURSE THIS IS TEXAS..DIFFERENT SEXES…I DONT MEAN WE HAVE DIFFERENT SEXES (LIKE SOMETHING OTHER THAN BOY, GIRL..) I MEAN THAT THE BOYS HAVE THEIR TEAMS AND THE GIRLS HAVE THEIRS…WHICH I THINK SUCKS…BUT…AT LEAST THE GIRLS CAN PLAY. WHEN I WAS A GIRL MANY MANY MANY MANY MOONS AGO, GIRLS COULDNT PLAY BALL…I WAS BORN IN 43…BUT DURNING SUMMER I PLAYED ON THE SAND LOT TEAMS AND KICKED ASS. I WAS CATCHER AND MY HERO WAS ROY CAMPANELLA OF THE BROOKLYN DODGERS… MAN I LOVED ROY CAMPANELLA…THAT WAS WHO I WANTED TO BE….THE CATCHER FOR THE BROOKLYN DODGERS… I WAS AN ONLY CHILD OF A AIR FORCE M/SGT. AND HE TAUGHT ME THAT I COULD DO ANYTHING AND BE ANYTHING….JUST HAD TO PUT MY MIND TO IT AND GIVE IT MY ALL…SO I SAID I WANT TO BE A CATCHER FOR THE BROOKLYN DODGERS….HE SAID ASK FOR SOMETHING ELSE..BOY WAS I PISSED…

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