Today is Texas Independence Day

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On this date in 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico.


Dear Mamas,

And yes, it became the soverign Nation of Texas, which in its great beneficence deigns to consort with the rest of the lowly forty-nine, lending to them some of its majesty and dignity.

We may remember the Alamo, but we celebrate San Jacinto and the split that allowed Texas never to be stained with the blood of the Blessed Miguel Pro and others. She can stand proudly and say (bilingually)

Viva el Cristo Rey!



for your beautiful homage, mr. riddle, may you, like Texas, stand supremely blessed.
please rise for our state song:
Texas, our Texas! all hail the mighty state!
Texas, our Texas! so wonderful so great!
boldest and grandest, withstanding ev'ry test
o empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.
God bless you Texas! and keep you brave and strong,
that you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.
Texas, o Texas! your freeborn single star,
sends out its radiance to nations near and far,
emblem of freedom! it set our hearts aglow,
with thoughts of San Jacinto and glorious Alamo.
Texas, dear Texas! from tyrant grip now free,
shines forth in splendor, your star of destiny!
mother of heroes, we come your children true,
proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you.
God bless you Texas! and keep you brave and strong,
that you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages looooooong.


And now, were it not for the fact that it is Lent and such celebrations must be postponed, it would be time to grab a Shiner Bock, put on your boots and hat, get in your pickup, and hie yourself down to the White Elephant Saloon for some honky-tonkin'.

the only problem being, of course, that i don't do "honky-tonk."

Did I ever tell y'all that my momma was born in Childress, and one of my brothers was born in Ft. Worth?

coolmoe, alicia!

Somethin' is WRONG with you smock. That's what you get for growing up in Houston--the city--instead of somewhere else!

I've always wanted to drive across Texas one day. A friend did it and she said it was the worst drive of her life. I hear you can have open container in Texas so it can't be that bad.
1 beer = 20 miles.

I loved "Plowboys, Cowboys and Slanted Pigs" by Jerry Flemmons. He wrote for a Fort Worth paper in the '70s.

TSO: It is about 900 miles from Texarkana to El Paso. 45 beers is a lot of beers to have to drink. That gets you east to west.

It's about the same if you drive the tip of the panhandle to Brownsville (the north/south trip).

You will have to stop the car to potty a WHOLE BUNCH of times!

I've been in a car that drove across texas - more than once at that. east to west.

Sending you a virtual bouquet of yellow roses.... :)

Dear Mommas,

I have been longwise across Texas once to see some of the most remarkable fossils in the world from near El Captian in what are sometimes called the Glass Mountains. When you dissolve away the limestone perfect siliceous fossils remain, preserved in remarkable, magnificent detail. And this only from Texas.

Not to mention those huge doorstop corals in the geology department of UT. Oh, and the ultra cool Glen Rose Trackway. When you're doing your all-things Texas tribute, don't forget the Glen Rose Trackway!



Terry, whoa Nellie! I'd better take it slowly and drive it over a week. One West Texan said he didn't like driving in East Texas because he couldn't "see where he was driving tomorrow". teehee.



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