Like kolaches baking, sausages simmering,cabbage with paprika boiling,and all sorts of delicious aromas....A resturant that had been closed for a few years reopened and when I went to town today and parked down the street I could smell all those dishes wafting through the air..it smelled so good it made me want to hug someone..
I just got off the phone with the new owner Jerry Mazanec(damn I hope I spelled that right)and he said they bake pies, kolaches and bread fresh every day..they make their own soups and dressings for salads..they make the cutest little individual breads and I can vouch that they are good, very good...The resturant is called Sulak's..it's been in the same place since 1923 and Jerry is only the 4th person that has the orginal recipes..I have eaten there many times but not since Jerry bought it..he's the guy that had the Chicken Shack that I used to go to all the time..he sold that and bought Sulak's..so a familiy tradition of West is being passed on.I wish that you could be here and just stand on the sidewalk and smell what I smelled..it will make you smile and giggle..what was funny was when I called some woman answered the phone and when I said is Jerry there? she said I knew that was you...Melissa is a friend(kinda sorta kinfolk..she was married to one of my cousins by marriage)and recognized my voice right off..most people that know me..can always recognize my voice..even after 20-30 years..I just have one of those voices...sort of like a cross between Lauren Bacall and Harvey Firestein, with less smokes and more whiskey.
We are taking up a collection of wood for a bonfire for the last high school home game.We have a winning record so far, so we should have a nice turnout..I love bonfires,and just hope the kids don't jump the gun and set it on fire the night before..Holloween was a huge success this year, with the West Chamber of Commerce Holloween Alley. We really go all out for Holloween and Christmas here..
The West Volunteer Fire Dept has a new fire truck.It was made right here in West by Wextex Welding.The total cost of the truck was $158,331. The truck chassis was purchased through a grant from the Texas Forest Service while it was equipped with money from the City of West and proceeds from the West VFW annual Barbecue cookoffs. Yes, folks we paid for it...My little town rocks..The West Volunteer Fire Dept. also has 5 fire fighting trucks:first response truck,Jaws of Life truck,a 1972 pumper truck and 1952 pumper truck. In addition, they have a 2,000 tanker truck.
We welcomed Michael Eric Slovak into the world,weighing in at 8 lbs.15 oz.and 21.5 inches long..wow, that's a long kid.
Makayla Leanne Watson was born on October 12th and weighed 6lbs.4 oz.and was 19.5 inches long.Ashley McCoy turned 18,Mary Jo Slovak turned 2,Brett had a birthday, no age and some old fart celebrated his 88th birthday and a lovely lady named Shirley had a birthday too..Deanra Ellison and Mattew Stubblefield exchanged vows in Waco,and Noelle Chmielewski and Rider Barnes were married at the Beaumont Ranch in Grandview, Texas...Elera Vrba,Johnnie A. Ward,and Benjamin Upmore are no longer with us.Which means 3 out 2 in...Picture of my x-daughter-in-law Kathy(j&j's mom) in the paper along with Rose Ann Morris and David Pareya for the pancake supper for Kiwanis..I can't see how pancakes would be a big draw, but I guess they are..We have pancake suppers all the time..She pricked my finger for me this morning and it was 129...so that's a good thing..to celebrate I went to community Grocery and snuck a long neck Dr.Pepper. Not the Dublin,Texas kind, as they were all hot and I couldn't wait for it to get cold..I have been nursing it for 34 minutes..I swear to the Goddess I have never had any thing taste so good in my life.Dang! Nectar of the Goddess..
The West High School cross country runners won first place in all divisions...West High School football team beat Kennedale 13-10, which I guess is an upset as they were underdogs..The Lady Trojans Volleyball team is going to the playoffs, and the West Middle School 7th graders beat Venus and Hillsboro.
In the articles about what happened over 50 years ago, they mention that in 1955,38,300 people died on American Highways.
You can buy a 2-bedroom, 1 bath home in the country, 2 miles west of West, on 1/2 acre.Owner financing available for $52,500.I keep checking out the help wanted ads, but so far can't find anyone that is willing to hire an old lady to sit on her ass and be funny.Jeanette Karlik mentioned in her little weekly article that it was nothing unusal to have weddings in West with over 800 guests.. considering they are all related by marrige one or two generations removed, they have to invite that many..ha..Well, that is all the news that is fit to print from West, By Goddess, Texas.
I had a great day today..my gluclose is down, I had a Dr.Pepper, i talked to one of my grandaughters who is doing terrific,saw an old friend I haven't seen in years and years and she was in shock when I told her I hadn't drank in 15 years. Jaw hit the concrete..She is one of those ol'drinking buddies of mine, we would hold Church Services in the Capital bar on Sunday mornings before the bar opened and drink red beers and shoot pool, trying to drink ourselves sober so we could start all over again when the cowboys game started..
ahh, the good ole days..When if you squeezed me hard enough my liver would produce Lone Star.