More About The Weekend

Sing 4 Joy Some people won’t leave me be so I’m going to share a few random pictures and stories from last weekend.

Look at what GGG brought me from Texas:

It’s a box of Texas Fortune Cookies. Each contains Texan trivia. This is what I’ve learned.

1. Texas leads the country in the sale of pick-up trucks.

2. The King Ranch, the largest ranch in Texas, is located in Kingsville, and is larger than Rhode Island.

3. DFW, the nation’s largest airport, has the world’s largest parking lot. It is located in Grapevine, Texas.

4. Dallas has more retail shopping space per capita than any other U.S. city.

5. Houston is the largest city in Texas by population.

Not only am I a history geek, I also hoard useless trivia. (I am such a blast at a party!) So this was right up my alley.


This is mostly for S4J and GGG. On our way into Philadelphia I was telling them how I loved the multitude of old farm houses and churches in our area. In fact we have one of the prettiest farms just around the corner from us. Katie piped in, You mean the one with “God Bless America” on the barn?

Me: It doesn’t say “God Bless America”, it says “Live Free or Die”.

Know it All: No. It says, “God Bless America”. I know because I see it every morning from the bus.

Me: Well, then they’ve changed it very recently because it used to say “Live Free or Die”.

Omniscient Teen: No. It’s always said “God Bless America”.

Okay. Not the time or place for this argument so we drop it. Until we come home and I drive by the farm to see. Let’s take a look, shall we??

Can’t read it? How about now?

BAM! Who’s yo mama now?? Well. Would you look at that. Apparently I was correct. Isn’t it a beautiful farm? I want to live there but the residents aren’t real keen on me moving in.


Don’t fret. There is more to come!!


  1. DeeMarie on October 16, 2008 at 11:06 am

    I also hoard useless trivia in my little brain!! 🙂 The farm looks so peaceful. Can’t wait to see more!

  2. Angry Woman on October 16, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    I love useless trivia too. I guess that’s why no one wants to play Trivial Pursuit or Jeopardy with me. And I thought I’ve seen it all, Texas fortune cookies. Gotta love it.

  3. Lynilu on October 16, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Now I get it! All the parking space that is missing in Ruidoso was moved, probably sold, to DFW!! I wondered about that! I’m so glad you posted this, and I can sleep at night again! LOL!!

  4. Girl on October 16, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    What great shots! I love that little box too!

  5. Cheryl on October 16, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Texas fortune cookies??? I’ve seen everything now, how fun is that. You never know when you will need to use your new, Texas trivia skills, lol. Seriously, it looks like fun.I love farm houses too. I love the picture you showed. I can just see you living there, are you sure you can’t plead you case, asking real nice, if they would mind moving.Live free or die, indeed!XXXXXXXXXXX

  6. Sing4joy on October 16, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    I think ‘gentle requesting’ is what I have been doing. And I also think that those fortune cookies were from me too. Now I feel like chopped liver. I knew all along that you were right about the barn. And, you are the best ever for sharing. Do more.

  7. susan on October 16, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Man…I just love being right too!

  8. Gretchen on October 16, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Well shut my mouth! I thought S4J went with y’all. Isn’t it great being right?! We have to sing the song, “I was wrong, and you are always right! I was wrong, and you are always right!” (to Mozart).Maybe we should ask the family to move out of the farm for the fall season, so we can decorate it and enjoy it, and then they can have it back in the dead of winter. yeah, I said “we”. I like it, too.

  9. His Girl on October 16, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    BAM! WHO’S YO MAMA NOW?i adore you.

  10. mel on October 16, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    I fall out of chairs every time I read your blog — and the ones about Chicas require wine, I think.Congrats on another October of being cancer free. We’re all about the pink here. I get to see my mom this weekend. I asked if I could call her Spike….she wasn’t too game….but she has hair, PTL!

  11. Monnik on October 17, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    bwahaha. you were right! I love being right. Makes my day. Beautiful farm, by the way…

  12. Tina on October 17, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    OOOO Snap, Katie!In her defense, I’m pretty sure they just painted that barn last week and it USED TO say “God Bless America”

  13. God's Guitar Girl on October 17, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Schuykill!!!Yes, for the record, we jointly gifted the cookies. Glad to see they were interesting!

  14. Lainey-Paney on October 23, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    other useless Texas trivia, that kind of combines your #1 & #2:they make a "King Ranch" pick up truck that is the Big Honker of a truck with the nicest of the nicest. And…down here in good ol' Texas when your Hubby drives one of those trucks that has all nice everything & you pay like $800 a month for the f*cker, it's called a "Cowboy Cadillac". 🙂

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