Sunday, January 13, 2013

Kids grow up


I mentioned the Conrad family a few entries back. Strange thing, in the late 1950’s early 1960’s, I met the cutest kids on a farm in Missouri. Very mannerly. Now two of them in/near Okeechobee, Florida.  They are back near the mothers roots.


We are invited to attend church with them today, it is poetic that we are invited to a Cowboy church, since the paternal end of the family is from near the birth of the Pony Express and the Home of the James brothers, And Florida is really cow country.


As I said, South Florida is Cow country. When we pass the herds of cows Sherry always tells them how lucky they are to have the green grass. She tell them of cows she has seen in Tex, NM & AZ that have to hunt for grass to eat.  Yeah, she is as crazy as some of you folk who talk to animals.

cover tobys tales

I once wrote a book called ‘Toby’s Tales’. Inspired by our friend Paula the cowgirl from Texas.   She had a land turtle living behind her house she called Toby. Pauline wrote many ‘kids poems’, She allowed my to use one with each chapter. One of the chapters, Toby crawled into a Cowboy church.

I’ll look for Toby tomorrow.

Nite Shipslog,


Be nice to kids, they grow up, and will remember it!



This must be a NYC station, wow I see a Metro and a 1950’s caddy.(This is a wealth of cars)


betty said...

Let us know if you find Toby at church Jack. Never associated cows with Florida; when I think of Florida alligators and hurricanes and oranges come to mind, not cows. But I bet it is a great climate for them. Interesting picture with the cars all stacked by the Texaco station. How did they get the cars parked there? Amazing!

I hope it is a great church service!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thanks to you I've once again learned my something new today. I didn't realize that Southern Florida was cow country. I know about their oranges and citrus crops but that is about all. Another thing I learned awhile back about Florida was that there are hills there. I had previously only thought of it as a place of sandy beaches. Hope you enjoy the church services today.I'm missing mine due to a sinus thing I have going on here.

Jackie said...

Your wife has a kind heart...I can tell that from reading your blog.
And, it's so nice to read about mannerly children...and children that have grown into mannerly young men and women. Thank you for sharing that.
Continued smiles to you both as you enjoy God's mile at the time.

Anonymous said...

Yes, they do, they do.

Please have you all a good new week.

shirl72 said...

I guess I didn't think about cows
being in Fl. Lucky for them with
all that green grass. The grass
here is brown. Glad you enjoyed
the Cowboy Church.

Paula said...

I think Sherry is perfectly normal talking to cows. Thanks for the shout out about my poems. Hope you enjoyed the Cowboy church. I heard of another new one coming to our area.

Louis la Vache said...

Hey now (or is that HAY now?) - «Louis» APPROVES of COW COUNTRY!

«Louis» agrees that Sherry is perfectly normal talking to cows...

«Louis» sees a '55 Chevy, a '51 or '52 Olds, a '54 Packard Clipper, a '55 Olds, etc. in that parking garage photo in addition to the Metropolitan and Caddy you mention. Indeed, it is a wealth of cars!