Thought it was time to update you on the haps in West...First of all..there are 70 days till Westfest...labor day weekend..I think(if things work out) my nephew is going to rent a booth at the arts and crafts tent and I will sell his t-shirts..I will have more information on that as they are coming down to take me to a dinner and a movie...hot dang..How much you wanna bet we don't go to Doc's...heehee..
Ok...so this Saturday West is having a squeeze off...According players from across the state will be here for the West Accordion Club's annual "Squeeze off" from 10am to 5pm at the West Community Center which is right next to the Library and .04 of a mile from me..A jam session and open mike session is planned throughout the day with food and drinks available.A swap shop is also planned..John Sulak one of the organizer's says we had over 30 accordionist last year.They come from as far away as Houston, Dallas,Fort Worth,Austin and all over Central Texas...Hooboy...Be still my heart..Ok..so I'm not an accordionists lover but this is a town of Czech's...Polka rules here..After over 30 years I just realized that Westfest is not the official name for it...it's called Westfest Polka Festival...hmm...must have mentally blocked that out..I never came for the music..I came for tent one...tent two...the beer tents..which have evolved to 3 tents now..sigh*..I remember the good old days when I came to party..buy 20-30 pevo tickets..(beer tickets)and drink beer all day long, go home take a nap..come back and drink some more..or take a little snooze in the 'little blue jeep'..
eat sausage on a stick,corn dogs,Frito pies,etc.
My couch makes out into a queen size bed..anyone wanna come?..
West Kiwanis Club and Carter BloodCare have joined together to conduct a blood drive from 2-7pm today..Yeah, have to pass on that..having hepatitis keeps me from donating blood..
St. Mary's Vacation Bible School attracts an estimated 175 kids...It will be entitled Avalanche Ranch:A Wild Adventure Through God's Word ...they have pictures of God as a Buffalo with wings and a bull with wings..God is Strong, God is Tough...yeah buddy...
St. Joseph's in Elk, Texas is having their annual picnic...on the church grounds..will have BBQ, bingo,children's games,a country store,
raffle, wagon rides and because this is Texas..beer will be served along with cold drinks...Church and Beer...don't ya love it..?
We have 2 engagements..2 anniversaries..one for 2 years, one for 50...Aiden Perdichi and Julia Hykel both turned a year old..Raymond Nemecek is celebrating his 96th birthday..I see him all the time..still drives his truck and looks about 70..Four deaths and no births...
Henrietta and I were talking about how the population of the town hasn't changed in at least 10 years...For every baby born 4 die..when kids graduate from school...they leave town..we need an industry...bring some jobs in and keep them here..or at least some of them..
There is a new business in Elm Mott which is 9 miles from here..it's called Gonzos Pinatas and More..They make custom pinatas and have packages of a bounce house, pinatas, tables and chairs..vary from $95 to $160+ tax..wonder if they can make a Bush Pinata?.....hey..maybe I should start making Bush Pinatas and go into business for myself....nah..I'm to lazy..
Eleven West Lady Trojans were named to the All District 12-AAA softball teams..West Senior Jordan Vannata took home top honors as she was selected the district's most valuable player..hot dang..
Blue Bell Ice Cream is on sale at West Food Mart 2 for $8 and at Community Grocery 3 for $11..sigh*
If your interested in moving to West..you can buy a 4-5 br,3 bath or corner lot with lots of extras for $175,000 or how about a 3 bed,2 bath, appliances, ch/ac, electrical,plumbing and flooring all new for $75,000.The Village Bakery is still for sale..
When I first moved back here 14 years ago..you couldn't find a house to rent or one to buy..now every block has houses for sale and at least 5-10 rentals ....There is a housing area with nothing but brick homes..mostly all built since I moved back..so they are almost spanking new..one owner type of houses..huge lots..big yards...fancy smancy..really nice..at least 2-3 houses for sale on each block...make for great yard sales though..
That's the news from West...I may be out of pocket for the next day or so..Taking the computers to get the zombie erased..He's back..
fucker..Called the guy in Waco and said"Hi, I'm Jackie and I have a zombie..."..he said "Hi, I'm Wayne I have a witch doctor.."..so we will get along fine..think he charges $55 to rid me of it..but taking all 3 computers and see what kind of deal we can work out..to get the best one of the three...
I went back and got a few more albums..not going to buy all of them..the coves aren't in terrific shape..but I got..Jackson Browne Running on Empty,Bruce Springsteen, the Wild the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle,Prime Prine, the Best of John Prine, and Scarecrow by John Cougar Mellencamp.Life is good in West, by Goddess, Texas....come on down...Y'hea?