I Remember When…

Being a young woman in the 50’s wasn’t an “equal” time.  Damn, I was devastated when I learned that I couldn’t pitch for the New York Yankees. I survived that disappointment and many more.   I tilted at some windmills and others I just accepted or worked around. Life on the farm was hard in many ways,Continue reading “I Remember When…”

I Remember When …..

Life was in the slow lane, but was good. I remember the time I went to “the ole swimming hole” on my bike (peddle power only) and decided  to give my girl friend a ride home.  Remember we only wore shoes during school, so I was barefoot.  She was on the seat and I stood upContinue reading “I Remember When …..”

I Remember When…

I remember when buying a new car was not a knockdown drag out fight to the death of your entire savings.   You took pride in your “vehicle of transportation” and could have it paid off and enjoy it for years before it needed tons of work. We never had a “new” car when I wasContinue reading “I Remember When…”

I Remember When…..

Now try not to faint, but I remember the Fourth of July celebrations that were small, but fun.  Lots of food vendors and we used to buy Lobster “all you could eat” for $1.00 a plate.  That’s right one dollar. Of course the wages were considerable smaller.  Although not that smaller. My Step-Dad worked on the Railroad making peanuts for hardContinue reading “I Remember When…..”

I Remember When….

Going shopping was only to get flour, sugar, salt, beans, salt pork and sometimes a “store bought treat”.  The operative word is sometimes. We lived on a farm and grew everything.  We had a garden that was at least one acre and my Mother canned everything!  We always had chickens….so we had fresh eggs.  WeContinue reading “I Remember When….”

Life is strange, just when you think you have closed the door on one chapter of your life, a new door opens.  The trick is to have enough guts to step through the door and embrace what is waiting to challenge your courage. I have discovered that I hate being the new kid on theContinue reading

What took you so long?

Wow!  It has been more than 24 hours and only one person from the 623 area code (that’s  in Arizona) has called to bend my ears on what they think about the “Sit In” in the House of Representatives to try to get a vote on gun safety. You perhaps wondering why anyone would call meContinue reading “What took you so long?”

All the jobs I’ve loved and hated before

All the jobs I’ve loved and hated before In my long young life I have worked at many places some were nice and some were not so nice. My first job was picking potatoes.  I was only allowed to pick on Saturday and Sunday as Mom wanted one of her kids to graduate from HighContinue reading “All the jobs I’ve loved and hated before”

Nadar’s Raiders why have you forsaken us?

Nadar’s Raiders why have you forsaken us? Your dream was only to become President of the US We wanted you to shine a light on the manufacturer’s short cuts We needed you to continue making a big fuss Over their huge profit by using lies and such You told us what they used to makeContinue reading “Nadar’s Raiders why have you forsaken us?”

Bigger, Stronger and Smarter, but not necessarily in that order!

Recipe for raising children!  At least that was ours. I’ll give you an example of someone that did not get or understand that concept. We invited a couple over to our apartment to play cards. The mother said “We would love to, but our daughter just will not go to bed, she will stand rightContinue reading “Bigger, Stronger and Smarter, but not necessarily in that order!”

Are General Physician’s becoming obsolete?

Now let’s think about this! When was the last time that you visited your GP and he/she actually examined you? Never! You are untouchable. You are invisible! Medicine is a corporate business; caring personalities do not enter into it, anymore. In and out in 15 minutes or less, (you can’t even get a good burgerContinue reading “Are General Physician’s becoming obsolete?”

Dearly Beloved and Unbeloved

I wrote this and submitted to my GM at a RV Resort because we were working on a renew Wedding vows theme.  It was rejected, as a matter of fact the whole theme was rejected in favor of a Photo Op of anyone that wanted sort of wedding pictures. She said it was “sort ofContinue reading “Dearly Beloved and Unbeloved”

Sir Fit the White Knight

Hi, Sir Fit, the White Knight here! Hoping that your year has been good and you are traveling safe and happy! I am taking over for Red Rover as spokesperson for the Colbath’s. Another family fell in love with Red Rover and she has gone off on a new adventure.   No Worries!  It’s all good! Continue reading “Sir Fit the White Knight”

Sights of Ft. Stockton

Annie Riggs Museum Annie Riggs lead a colorful life and bore 10 children to two husbands.  She was born November 24, 1856 near Las Cruces, NM to George & Mary Frazier.  After the Civil War the family moved to Ft. Stockton. In 1877, Annie married James Johnson, who became the first Sheriff of Pecos County;Continue reading “Sights of Ft. Stockton”

Another Great Adventure

We have had many Great Adventures in our lives.  Some turned out better than others, and some were Great Disasters!  But we lived them all and are still living this Greatest Adventure to the fullest. Perhaps some introductions are in order, we are a slightly Over the hill couple in our second childhood.  The reasonContinue reading “Another Great Adventure”

Well, another year in the wilds camping out with Mother Nature

This is one of my old Newsletters sent out in December of 2011   Well, another year in the wilds camping out with Mother Nature.  NOT!  We have been in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, and now Benson, AZ at Butterfield RV Resort.  All in one year! How did this happen?? Well, Miranda wanted a workContinue reading “Well, another year in the wilds camping out with Mother Nature”

Dreams are a wish your heart makes!

So why does an “over the hill” old fart think that she can write?  You ask or didn’t ask; here’s the answer!   Because I want to!  I need to write!  When I was little, I dreamed of many things that I wanted to become; baseball player for the New York Yankees (I was 12 beforeContinue reading “Dreams are a wish your heart makes!”

Our home on the Range

When we bought our Motor Home it was going to be for week-end jaunts to flea markets, but, when life sends you Lemons, as a good friend said, you make Lemonade, and so we became full time RV’ers. We bought our 32 foot, 2005 Motor Home in 2009, with only 6000 miles on her odometer;Continue reading “Our home on the Range”

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Colbath’s

The Colbath’s have been wintering in North Phoenix RV Park in Phoenix, AZ and volunteering as Activity Directors but will be heading for Waller, Texas in January to work as Activity Directors at Lone Star Jellystone RV Resort.  This year I am tagging along with them.  In case they didn’t introduce me, I am DollyContinue reading “Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Colbath’s”

HI Red Rover & Miranda Here!

Well, we had another adventure!  It all started with Shirl getting a release from his Heart Doctor with no restrictions! Yeah! So Shirl and Brenda accepted a job in Lasson National Forrest at Hat Creek RV Resort.  They were hired to work office and escorting  guests to sites and general maintenance, well when they gotContinue reading “HI Red Rover & Miranda Here!”

REX

We got Rex when he was a small pup and he became a member of our family, that is, to everyone except Mother!  She would not let him come in side even in the dead of winter.  There was none of that dog sleeping at the foot of our beds, or getting up on furnitureContinue reading “REX”

What Workampers want to see in Work Wanted Advertisements?

Employers Listen Up Even though we do want to know all the wonderful things that your park has to offer! What we really want to see is specifically WHERE you are located, what are the hours that you are expecting us to work for trade-off for our site, what is included with the trade-off siteContinue reading “What Workampers want to see in Work Wanted Advertisements?”

Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area

Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area Last night we visited the Old Tunnel WMA to watch the Mexican Free-tailed Bats emerge from the old abandoned Railroad tunnel. It houses a seasonal colony of approximately 1 to 3 million Bats. Everything that you have heard about Bats is not true, however they are wild mammals, and doContinue reading “Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area”