Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sabbath Silliness Revisited

It is said that it is better to give than to receive. A few days ago, I received the makings of a first class cold (not the flu as I thought back then), and now I have given it to my wife. That's just the kind of guy I am - constantly thinking of others. Besides, I consider it sort of an early birthday present to her. Just to prove to you that I am a giving kind of guy, I am now going to give you the business some of my finest musings from weeks past on Three States Plus One.
I don't wanna overdo the silliness on the Sabbath. I am certain that the Almighty has a sense of humor, but I don't want to be the one to test His patience. I already owe Him big time.


  1. This is a great post, Toby. I especially liked the one about my hero Willie Nelson. He is bar none my favorite country singer, well, maybe first or second favorite, 'cuz I forgot about how much I love Ray Price.

    But anyway, my favorite Willie album is "Healing Hands of Time". I love the stylings of those old pop tunes, even with those strings behind him. I keep that album handy, and sometimes I put it in my computer and let it play while i work.

    The first time I saw him in concert, he had short hair. I loved his "Funny Valentine".

    About Ray Price. I probably like him equally as I do Willie. And he can still sing. I saw him a few weeks ago on Huckabee's show. His former band leader and marimba player is from Del Rio. His folks have a restaurant there, and have pics of him all over the place. I can't remember his name. We always love to attend Ray's concerts whenever we can.

    I know I am rambling, but you always seem to incite some old memories.

    Thanks for doing so,

  2. Bob...I love Ray Price's music, too. Thanks for the comment, amigo.

  3. Bob...I need to add that when Wilie and I had our little visit, I was smack dab in the middle of my rowdier years. :)

  4. I hear ya! I had them kind of years, too. Your remark about being on the edge of "acceptable and not so acceptable" or something like that on your 248 acres of awesome reminded me of something.

    A few years ago when Ann and I were paying a visit to kin in Michigan, we passed this farmers place. Well, you remember and have probably seen those cowboy silhouetts cut out of plywood, usually depicting a cowboy leaning agin a wall smoking a cigarette.

    Well this farmer put twist on them. His were of a cowboy leaning back taking a piss. The stream was depicted by a length of plastic tubing extending out from his crotch to some spot on the ground. I bought one of those and planted it right in our front yard against the house. Our neighbors didn't seem to mind for awhile, and if anyone wanted directions to my house I just told them to look for the peeing cowboy. Finally about a year ago somebody stole it.

    So I too, like to live a little on the edge. It can be fun.

    Damn, I wish I had the chance to sing a duet with Willie! :-)



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