Sunday, November 9, 2008

Texas Homecoming

Here in Del Rio Texas everything is bigger. You already know Texans are obsessive about the size of their state, the size of their truck and the size of their steaks! But, I bet you didn't know the high school population has also bought into these ideas.

Here is a High school Mum. For Homecoming each of the guys will buy or make a mum for their date. Here in fabulous Del Rio the street vendors are set up selling mums out of the back of cars and tents. Also, Wal-mart dedicates a whole craft area where you can buy your own supplies. That is what Ashley and Ivan did. Ashley is a senior and daughter of my co-worker. She needed some help[ finishing her mum and so she brought it to work so her mom could glue the flowers and the cow on. You can hardly see it, but I made the bow-tie the cow is wearing!This is a fairly average mum. From what I hear, some gals get mums that go all the way down to the floor and if you are really a cool kid then your mum will loop over your shoulder and down your back! The whole thing is ribbons and steamers. You also attach bells and little trinkets to the get to make noise as you walk down the hall.
I find the whole thing WAY OVER THE TOP!!!
But, I couldn't resist trying it on just for size! In Ohio we don't do this! All I got was a carnation with a pipe cleaner "X". I think it's true what Kelly Rippa says, (yes I am going to quote Rippa) "If the USA was a high school, Texas would be the cheerleaders". They do seem to have much more spirit than Ohio!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Under God

I am reading one of the best book I have ever found!
Under God by Toby Mac and Michael Tait...(yes from DC Talk)
Here is part of Lincoln's Presidential Proclamation:
We know that by His divine law, nations...are subjected to this world. May we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people?
We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have gown in numbers, wealthy and power as no other nation has ever grown.
But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness or our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own... we have become too self sufficient to feel he necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and pray for clemency and forgiveness...
All this being done in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the divine teachings, that the united cry of the nation will be heard on high, and answered with blessings no less than the pardon of our national sins, and the restoration of our now divided and suffering country to its former happy condition of unity and peace.

Monday, November 3, 2008


We have no government armed in power capable of
contending with human passions unbridled by morality
and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a
religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate
for the government of any other.