This is the blog site of an old man. As a native Californian I call myself a prune picker. I live in a fifth wheel trailer. My front door is 25 steps from my daughter’s front door in the Piney Woods of North Louisiana. My blogs are often silly and or trivial, and some times educational and serious. I hope that some are interesting. None are long.
Preparing these blogs seems to fill a need in my life. I am compelled to do it. It helps fill the time until I die. It gives me something to do everyday.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Deer hunting is really a big thing here in North Louisiana. The area is mostly wooded. It is full of deer leases, deer feeders, deer stands, and people in camouflage clothes with guns. At the Jefferson Corners Chevron Station where I have morning coffee you can see dozens of hunters passing through early. They want to get to their deer lease and up in their deer stands before daylight.
Most hunters take their deer to a processing plant. The plant that John uses in Arcadia processes 3000 deer per season. There is a plant the other side of Ruston that processes 7000 deer per season. And the woods are still full of deer. People fill their freezers with venison, deer sausage, and ground venison. Several members of the Jefferson Corners Liars Club drive to Jackson, Mississippi to have gourmet deer sausage made.
Deer hunting is highly regarded here and has many dedicated devotees. I shudder to think would would happen to the woods and to the deer if there were no deer hunting.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Picture was taken in 1946 in the side yard of Neway's home in San Luis Obispo, California. I was married to the beautiful girl in bobby socks for 63 years. Today is Jackie's 85th birthday. It is also Christian Newberry's 2nd birthday. It is a day of tears and joy for me.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
|10.12.28||246.2||50.2||117||61||79||98.1||1383||(Had a virus, upchuck, weak for 3 days.)|
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The numbers in the list are:
|Date||Weight||Waist||High BP||Low BP||Pulse||Temp||Steps|
Monday, December 27, 2010
Date Weight Waist High Low Pulse Temp Steps
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The graph above is of my daily weight since the day before Thanksgiving Day. I believe the graph indicates that my starting weight is 243.5 pounds. Therefore, if I do not weigh over 248.5 on New years Day I get the tee shirt. My weight this morning was 248.4. In fact yesterday it was 249. Woe is me, my tee shirt chances look poor.
I have not given up! Yet.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Van Nuys is in the center of the San Fernando Valley. When I was there it was mostly farmland. I can remember watching a wheat combine at work. The area now is full of freeways and skyscrapers.