I’ves of Texas: Buffalo, Wags, and Confederate War.
Faster than The Bolt is this one.
Zapping a couple of quick updates.
That eyes of Texas thing.
Greenville White Buffalo Calf: Lightning Medicine Cloud.
The jury is out, seriously. It is.
The Hunt County, Texas grand jury scheduled to meet didn’t.
But Arby Little Soldier and his wife, Pat, were summoned by authorities to discuss details deaths of the calf and his mother.
- There was a concern about an insurance policy supposedly from Lloyd’s on the white buffalo calf. Actually there wasn’t one. Little Soldier considered the calf a gift from God – priceless. (Besides they couldn’t afford the cost.)
- There was discussion about the slaughter – (now listed as a “cold case”), possible suspects, the reward fund (intact), and a check sent for either reward contribution / expenses of the case / for the Scholarship Powwow.
- Little Soldier and his wife seemed to feel they were suspects in the case.
At this point, Little the Soldiers, the Sheriff, and the Texas Rangers feel they need to take this case to the national/federal level to seek justice.
Arby Little Soldier says he will spend time and money to see justice served.
The buffaloes donated to the Little Soldier ranch are still in their home pastures waiting.
Morsels to chew on
(Or who’s taking care of whom?)
Interfaith Ministries who ferries around “Meals on Wheels” is bouncing with joy.
- The agency became concerned that the economy has many elderly becoming like Old Mother Hubbard who found the shelves bare – and emotionally torn between eating themselves or feeding their friends – and you know how old people are willing to sacrifice…
- The group has expanded their aniMeals on Wheels. Now once a month, volunteers drop off pet food and treats for existing clients’ pets.
- How could you look at Tinker Bell, PooPoo kitty, and a dog named Sincere and not want to help these companions?
- The community responded to a recent plea by the agency for pet food donations.
- Since then, individual donors have continued to pull up with trunk loads of pet food bought on sale. As one donor said, “I have a pet. And I understand the value pets have in life.”
Food for body and soul.
Thanks to all who are helping.
And if you are interested in becoming part of this national Meals on Wheel initiative, maybe call Interfaith Ministries in Houston. If Denise Atkerson isn’t organizing volunteers or making deliveries, she’d probably be glad to help you get started.
Read more: “Agency feeds kitty, too”
Texas. Germans. And the battle between brothers.
Just a page torn from history.
Things most people don’t know about Texas.
- A large number of German immigrants settled in Texas.(1830′s)
- 1 in 4 Texas families may have had slaves or servants
- Texas entered the Civil War very late
- Not all Texans wanted the state to enter the war at all
- There were 5 major Civil War battles in Texas.
- And it was brother against brother in many cases.
The Battle of Nueces 150 years ago today was one of those bitter events.
A battle, then an execution – a line of civility was crossed.
The German descendants of those soldiers – both blue and grey – are having a private ceremony at the battlefield and public events nearby – German food, authors signing books, and a folk opera: “The Blues and the Grays”.
Take a minute and read more: “Battle of Nueces recalls conflicted Texas”
Clacking this out polka style.
Know you just can’t be distracted from the Olympics for very long!
(Accounts for that glassy-eyed look?)
Hoofin’, trottin’, and respectfully marchin’ outta here,
Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge
NOTE: Sorry for the rush. Elderly uncle took a tumble; need to check. They do Ok apparently until over 100 – then they trip up: curbs or loose carpet – on the way to seemingly healthy things such as Doctor’s appointment or going to exercise. (Not sure what to think of that.) Gotta keep an eye on them.