PULLEY BONE – MAY 28 by Eddie Trapp
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 PULLEY BONE – MAY 28 by Eddie Trapp

In a person’s lifetime, animal species may come and go in an area. In my 69 years I have seen the arrival in northeast Texas of cattle egrets, armadillos, black bellied tree ducks, fire ants, caracaras, black buzzards, and several kinds of doves. Then we have the disappearances of horned lizards, most bullfrogs, and most toads, at least in the Charleston area. But the strangest disappearance is not an entire animal but just part of an...

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KING OF THE GREENS – MAY 14, 2015 by Eddie Trapp
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KING OF THE GREENS – MAY 14, 2015 by Eddie Trapp

1383 KING OF THE GREENS MAY 14, 2015 There is a very healthy crop of poke salad this year and to me it is the “king of the greens.” Last week I filled a five gallon bucket with the leaves and tender stems. Not just thrown in but packed down in the bucket. It only took me about ten minutes as I didn’t pick off the individual leaves but broke off the stem and leaves a few inches from the top. Jean was gone somewhere so she couldn’t fuss...

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THANK YOU SO MUCH MAY 7, 2015, by Eddie Trapp
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THANK YOU SO MUCH MAY 7, 2015, by Eddie Trapp

Our language is continually evolving. With each edition of dictionaries come new words and their definitions. Words or phrases unheard of a year or two ago are very common now. Some words or phrases are used to fill in gaps while the speaker is trying to decide what to say next. One that hasn’t changed over the years is “you know.” For some reason this phrase is very common with coaches and athletes. Thankfully, most of these...

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LAUGHING ATTACK by Eddie Trapp – APRIL 30, 2015
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LAUGHING ATTACK by Eddie Trapp – APRIL 30, 2015

1381 LAUGHING ATTACK APRIL 30, 2015 Years ago many people liked to play tricks on each other since they were limited on other entertainment options. I have told you of Ma dressing up like a man then hiding in a gully beside a road and raising up to scare Aunt Ina half to death. Of Ma putting on a man’s clothes when it was a report of a crazy man running loose and scaring one of her sisters. Of my daddy going out to burn trash, pouring...

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BIG GUNS IN ANTIOCH APRIL 23, 2015 by Eddie Trapp
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BIG GUNS IN ANTIOCH APRIL 23, 2015 by Eddie Trapp

1380 BIG GUNS IN ANTIOCH APRIL 23, 2015 As suspected, the recent articles about Bonnie and Clyde brought in a few emails about their sightings as they sped along back roads. One was particularly interesting and thanks to Phillip Noble for allowing me to use it. “My name is Phillip Noble and my family is from Delta County. Mark Deatherage is my distant cousin and still lives in Delta County. I visit every summer for a fish fry in Pecan...

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The Ambush, April 16, 2015 – by Eddie Trapp
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WRECK IN WELLINGTON, TEXAS APRIL 9, 2015 by Eddie Trapp
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WRECK IN WELLINGTON, TEXAS APRIL 9, 2015 by Eddie Trapp

WRECK IN WELLINGTON, TEXAS APRIL 9, 2015 Continued from last week. The Bonnie and Clyde gang was hiding out in Joplin, Missouri when a neighbor called the police about all night, loud parties. The unfortunate officers had no idea who they were dealing with. Although taken by surprise, Clyde, Jones, and Buck quickly killed a detective and wounded a constable. Bonnie used her Browning Automatic Rifle to keep a highway patrolman pinned...

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BONNIE AND CLYDE APRIL 2, 2015 – Eddie Trapp
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BONNIE AND CLYDE APRIL 2, 2015 – Eddie Trapp

For ten or twelve years I have attended the Uncle Earl’s hog dog trials in Winnfield, Louisiana. Each time while traveling along Interstate 20, I pass the Gibsland, Louisiana exit and remember Bonnie and Clyde were killed in the area. One time Jean, some grand-kids, AND I were on the trip and we stopped at a Bonny and Clyde Museum in Gibsland. As luck would have it the museum was closed and we could barely see inside since it was so...

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Tuttie Frutti

1376                                      TUTTI FRUTTI                                        MARCH 26, 2015 Our family has never been one to go overboard on fancy restaurants. Just a hamburger and maybe some butter beans will get us by. When Jean was working on tax business in Houston years ago the company she worked for carried the crew to an extra nice, and expensive, place. One of the first things brought to the table was a tiny...

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IN A PICKLE, MARCH 19, 2015 #1375 by Eddie Trapp

For the record. As of this writing, Sunday, March 15, 2015, we have had no strong south winds. Very unusual for mid-March. Due to many soaking rains the ground is as wet as it can be. Only two days of sunshine in seems like a month. Mud, mud, mud. Makes it very hard for walking, or even riding four wheelers. Temperatures have been moderate though, allowing some snakes to come out. Recently, Ivan Iftink and Michael Woodring from...

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