Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fragments for a Friday

This will be my first time joining Friday Fragments at Half Past Kissin Time, although I think that many times my posts are kind of fragmented!  Where to start.....

1.  The election is over, and we have to just move on, right?  The ad slogan I heard so frequently during the pre-election was "I'll FIGHT for you!"  Really.  I think we have quite enough fighting going on, and fighting is not the way I would approach anything.  Just really turns me off, and every single candidate uses it.  I suppose they think it makes them sound tough and dependable.

2.  Had some friends over for dinner.  It was fun to decorate the table with chargers, pumpkins, golden flowers and leaves and glassware.  What do you think?

I found this cute little floating candle in Chandler AZ in a gift shop.  It was really nice to see it lit and floating near the appetizers.

My Sister in Law Judy Lynn makes the most scrumptious pies, and this one was from her recipe for Raspberry Apple Pie.  It is basically apples in a pie shell with a box of raspberry jello sprinkled over them, then a flour, sugar and butter crust over the top.  It's pretty sweet, but such a lovely dessert to serve.

3.  The San Antonio Express News had an article on Sunday about Helena TX, which was once a notorious outlaw town.  They had a reenactment of a gun fight at their Summer Heritage Festival.  The article goes on to say that the town is now a ghost town in the middle of the Eagle Ford Shale and lots of oil.  It seems the oil boom is adding new life to this little town.  The Shale covers some 20,000 square miles across 26 counties.  Isn't it interesting how time changes things as some things that were once deserted suddenly find new life.  Many small towns have found ways to bring new life through investments in various venues.  We owe that to lots of ingenuity and confidence.  Or just to fate.

4.  Tonight my two daughters and I get to go to the Majestic Theater in San Antonio to see "Dirty Dancing" on stage.  This is our second year of season tickets.  Last year my older daughter suggested this as she loves the theater and has been exposed to it in New York and all over the world, basically.  My younger daughter had never been.  So we are now enjoying our joint adventure.  We'll have dinner out, then head for the theater.  I'll let you know how it goes.

5.  And finally from our local paper The Fredericksburg Standard an article describes the concern for affordable housing for the huge growth in and around the city.  Fortunately, we have lots of tourists here, but that tends to drive up some of the housing prices for rentals, etc., especially when some come here for the winter months from the North.  We have many new facilities opening up, but some of them will be hiring workers in the lower wage brackets.  With low pay, the housing is becoming a challenge.  Check out the article for how the city is looking at how to assist private builders to provide options.  Hmmm.

Well I'm out of fragments for this Friday.  Just sharing with you some things on my mind.  Thanks for hosting the Friday Fragments.

Linda Kay
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