Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fall colors

The fall colors are finally starting to show up on my street. This was on Thanksgiving. I hope everyone's having a great weekend.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Skywatch Friday-the day after

There was a television commercial when I was a kid. It's tag line was "I can't believe I ate the whole thing". That's still the way I feel after eating so much on Thanksgiving.

How about those Longhorns.

See all the Skywatch sites here.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stevie's BBQ on the Square, Kaufman, Texas

Saturday, Brian and I took a trip to Kaufman to take pictures of the square. Kaufman is the County seat for Kaufman County. They have a classic town square but most of the buildings are either empty or attorney offices. One new addition to the square is Stevie's BBQ on the Square. Reviews so far have been great. We are going to have to make another trip to try it ourselves.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ben Kentons visit to Terrell

Earlier this year I exchanged emails with Ben Kenton from the United Kingdom. Mr. Kenton was planning a trip to the Dallas area and wanted to visit the burial place of his cousin Vincent Cockman while here. Airman Cockman was killed during a training mission while stationed at #1 BFTS in Terrell during WWII and is buried at Oakland Memorial Park. Unfortunately, I could not get off work when when Mr. Kenton visited, so I didn't get to meet him. He did send me pictures of his visit to Terrell. Thanks for the pictures Ben, I hope you enjoyed your short time here and make it back someday.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Weekend work

This weekend was yard work, at least for a little bit....I cheated.


After - with a little help of my lawn mower. You can see the trees still are holding a lot.

Sure beats the heck out of last January's yard work.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Terrell Denny's and US Marines Toys for Tots

This is Butterfly, our usual server at the Terrell Denny's restaurant. We hit Denny's maybe 3 weekends a month. I only have a glass of water and a slice of tomato, cause I'm on a diet ;-) She is always on top of her game, but everyone who works there is nice.

This year Denny's has teamed up with the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots. You can donate $1 for a Denny's Cares $1 Holiday Tag. You can write your name on the tag and display it on the holiday tree they have in the store. The money raised will be given to the U.S. Marine Toys for Tots to purchase and distribute toys for needy and disadvantaged children in our area. For every dollar donated you get a coupon for $1 off your next Denny's visit. You can always give more than $1.

We donated $3 and will get $1 off our next 3 visits. You can donate up until December 10th. If your in the area drive over to Denny's have a Grand Slam and make a donation to Toys for Tots.

Congratulations to the Kaufman Lions. They have advanced to the third round of the football playoffs. They next take on New Boston 6:30 Friday night at Royce City.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Terrell boys basketball team wins home opener

The Terrell Tigers boys basketball team played their first home game of the season and came away with a 64-58 win over Dallas Conrad. Terrell's record is now 1-1. I added a few you tube clips of the game, click on the you tube link to the right. Hopefully as the season progresses the attendance will pick up. I think last nights game was played before faculty, parents and close friends.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Skywatch Friday-Over Lake Ray Hubbard

This is the evening rush hour over Lake Ray Hubbard about 15 miles north of Terrell.

To find all of the sites taking part in Skywatch Friday click here.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Moore Ave at sunrise, Terrell, Texas

OK one more dark shot. This is the same block as the last few pictures. This is looking east on Moore. The front of the old First National Bank building is on the left.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

First National Bank building, Terrell, Texas

This is just to the east of the American National Bank building. This is the side of the old First National Bank. Its now an attorneys office. This is a popular location in Terrell to have Senior pictures taken. If you enlarge the picture you can see a few stars in the sky.

Monday, November 17, 2008

American National Bank building

Another view of the American National Bank building taken Saturday night.

Be sure to visit Sitka Daily Photo today or tomorrow, his blog and photos will be missed.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

American National Bank building

Still playing with my new camera. This is looking up at the American National Bank building on Moore Ave. in Terrell.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Skywatch Friday-early morning storm brewing

We got a real nice storm earlier this week. This was the sky during a break in the rain on the way to work. It started really coming down again right after I took this photo. This was taken with my old camera.

See all the sites taking part in Skywatch Friday here.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Got me a new camera

Got a new camera today....and the flash works! I got a Samsung NV24HD, just what my budget can afford. I can put my old camera on the bench with the other antiques.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I showed the north east and south east corners of Moore Ave. and Frances St. the last two days. Here is Bass-Rutledge Drug store on the south west corner of Moore Ave. and Frances St. The sign says since 1876. Since I wasn't around back then, I will take their word for it.

I would show the the north west corner but its a parking lot.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Moore Ave at night, Terrell, Texas

This is a building across the street from yesterdays picture. The building has been under renovation for some time. They recently removed the scaffolding and barriers in the front letting us get a good look at the building. The bottom floor is suppose to be a salon and loft apartments above it.

The building next to it with the Terrell Office Products sign used to be an old theatre. I would love to know what it looks like behind that white tile facade.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Balloon over Central Expressway

Power lines? What power lines? I dont see no stinkin power lines.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

One year ago and today

The top photo was taken one year ago. The bottom was taken today. Looks like gas prices didn't shoot up after the election, did they Tony?

Tony, the owner of my favorite corner shop said after the elections the stations with gas under $2.00 would raise their prices. His gas at the time was $2.09, not very high but over a dime more a gallon. Looks like he was wrong, today he is at $1.99. Since he has changed over from Mobil to Texaco his gas has always been close to the cheapest in town.

We got a chill in the air this morning, but it looks like today's going to be a great day. I am going to go find something to do.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Skywatch Friday-Halloween night

Halloween night on Moore Ave. in Terrell.
View all of the Skywatch Friday sites here.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hard Bodies?

Not sure what to make of these three. They were all out front of my gym, Hard Bodies, passing out candy. Does this mean if I continue to work out, that someday I will look like them? I think I am already well on my way.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Taqueria Dos Aces

This guy and his lady friend were out front of Taqueria Dos Aces Mexican restaurant. They have the best combo fajitas.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween goodies

This week I am going to post pictures of the fun on Moore Ave. on Halloween night. Each year the businesses line up along Moore Ave. to pass out candy and goodies to kids.

These two ladies are with Heart of Texas Home Healthcare Services, just north of Terrell. They were passing out bags of goodies to the kids and motorist.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Under $2

Went out for lunch yesterday and noticed the price of gas had dipped again. It's now under $2 a gallon. Who would have thought it would go down that much. We filled up at Brookshires for $1.98. We filled up just in time. As we were pulling away they said they were out of gas. The people in the picture were out of luck, at least at this station. The Valero just down the road was $1.95.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Theme day-Books

This month theme is books or bookstore. This wasn't difficult for me, it had to be Books and Crannies. Not only is it a bookstore, but they have a small theatre in the back to show old movies and plays. They have space in the front of the store for book signings, demonstrations and celebrations. My photo is from earlier this year when they hosted a herb class.

There are 178 sites participating in this months Theme Day
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