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Nov 20, 2013 - Family Stuff, Uncategorized    Comments Off on Beloved Buggy

Beloved Buggy

September 1999 - November 20, 2013 I remember the first time I laid eyes on her.   Donna and I had caught Jetty as a stray kitten and we thought he needed some company when we traveled.  A friend of Donna's knew a guy Tom, who was renting an apartment and was moving.  He had three "teenage"  cats that he couldn't take so we decided to go pick one out.  I've never really liked scaredy cats - a stranger comes in and they run like some kind of demon has entered the house.   Honestly I never Keep reading [...]
Mar 10, 2009 - Family Stuff    Comments Off on Dawson "Dee Dee" Clements

Dawson "Dee Dee" Clements

Dawson "Dee Dee" Clements???? - March 9, 2009We were spending Thanksgiving 2003 with Donna's folks in Smithville.  As usual, Boppy and I were out at the office in the barn with the door open, enjoying the cool air.  An old ratty black cat was milling around, squauking, purring and generally looking for attention.  She walked with a crippled limp, and was skin and bones.  When Donna came out to check on us she immediately took interest in this old ratty bony cat.After Keep reading [...]
Aug 12, 2008 - Family Stuff    Comments Off on Joe Amadeus Stanton, RIP

Joe Amadeus Stanton, RIP

Joe Amadeus StantonAugust 25, 1996 - August 10, 2008When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.  Kahlil Gibran Joe was born some time in August of 1996.  He was a gift from Donna's sister to her father on his birthday on September 17, 1996 - carried home in a shoe box.  Everyone that saw Joe as a puppy commented on his big paws - "that's gonna be a big dog!"  Yes, they knew Joe Keep reading [...]
Feb 4, 2007 - Family Stuff    Comments Off on Granny’s Gumbo Recipe!

Granny’s Gumbo Recipe!

OK, here are the rules. If you happen to stumble onto this recipe and use it for commercial purposes, it must be sold as "Granny Clements' Gumbo". I guarantee this to be the best seafood gumbo you'll ever eat. After cooking this, you'll find that it's a lot like Louisiana gumbo.  My family roots are in Mobile AL, and many of our ancestors were from the New Orleans area.  Always a good supply of shrimp and crabmeat from the bay area, and okra from the deep hot humid southern Keep reading [...]