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(our county fair royalty 2017)

Yesterday I was flipping through my Facebook home page and caught a post from a cousin of mine asking if Homecoming Royalty has passed it’s time and whether or not it’s fair to the non-popular kids.  One of his options to keeping the tradition and making it fair to everyone would be to put all names in a hat and draw names and asking for peoples opinions. 

All but one person who had answered his question stated they thought homecoming royalty had passed it’s time by 50 years, that it isn’t fair and homecoming should totally be gotten rid of, that homecoming itself had passed it’s prime.  One person whom I don’t know but know the name as being from our school agreed with my thoughts.  One.  There were more than 20 people who had posted their opinion. 

Seldom do I give my opinion on any Facebook HOT BUTTON type issue/social anything and I stay away from Twitter because my blood pressure would only go through the roof more than reading many posts of FB.  Yesterday I dared to give my opinion in a way that was as non-blood pressure raising to those who think differently than myself. 

Homecoming isn’t forced on anyone, those who wish to participate can do so and those who don’t wish to can stay home and let everyone else in the community enjoy themselves.  When I was a senior in 1990/91, I remember homecoming week as a time of unity (my graduating class was around 45) and bonding.  I belonged to neither the popular group, athletic group or any of the other groups in our school, I went to school and did what I had to do and went home.  I got along with almost everyone in the school but it wasn’t my thing.  At the end of the day I didn’t socialize with school people, had other interests.  With that being said, homecoming week was so different.  Everyone was ONE, we were the Wildcats, we were proud of our school.  Guessing things haven’t changed that much, why take that away from those who so enjoy homecoming week and all that comes with it. 

The gal that agreed with me stated that my drawing names out of a hat for homecoming court would be the same as everyone getting a participation trophy, absolutely 100% agree.  She said that her daughter hadn’t been chosen for the court and even though her daughter runs in the popular crowd, it was no biggie.  Her daughter was happy for those who were chosen and was planning on enjoying next week.  Why can’t we all think that way? 

My niece was chosen for court (above as our county fair queen) and we are proud of her, she’s been super involved in school and out of school activities and is kind and giving.  If CR hadn’t have been chosen we still would have been happy for everyone who had made court. 

I feel that in this day and age there is too much super-sensitivity going on.  As the other mother also stated, if these kids don’t learn in school how to deal with being chosen or not being chosen for things they want, how are they going to be as adults when things don’t go their way?  Spot on!  Kids need to toughen up and the older generations who have gotten soft also need to toughen up.  This world is a mighty tough place…taking offense to everything doesn’t get us too far in life. 

Let kids be kids and enjoy something as simple as homecoming week during their youth.  Adulthood comes too soon in life, let the kids enjoy their youth for the short time they have it. 


Wonky Times

The past week or so has been wonky, to say the least.  I’m thinking a weekend getaway sounds pretty good right now!  Isn’t going to happen, but it sounds pretty damned good!  No responsibilities, no running in circles…just total relaxation!

Last week was homecoming week, team roping finals weekend, our local hamlet weekend fall celebration and to top it all off the girls were coming home to do homecoming, our hamlet celebration and shopping for business clothes for a college thing yesterday.  Kirk and I were meeting each other coming and going, one day he had to leave early to head up north for work and I had things going on in the afternoon and then he had roping in the evening, we didn’t see one another until almost midnight.

That time of year, my favorite time of year! 

Homecoming last week marked the 25th year since my senior year homecoming, so of course had to dig out the old pictures and post them to Facebook.

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It was Bubba’s first homecoming parade, the old school didn’t do them.  He got to ride the junior high football players float, he’s manager…of course I didn’t get a picture of that!



We played my sister’s kids’ school for the football game.  Had a nice time visiting, even though we had to leave just after half time.  Kaet’s ex-boyfriend was there with his current girlfriend and although she broke up with him and they are still friends, her seeing him with the new girl AND they both chatted with her little brother…she was seeing red and since I’d at least gotten to see the half time show, we called it a night.

Kirk and Dave roped down south all weekend, a good hour or so from here, so they traveled back and forth instead of camping for the weekend like we had at first planned to do.  It would have been nice to lay back and relax this one last time for the season, but there was just too much going on at home.


The boys didn’t do worth a crap.  Felt bad for them, but was tickled for them none the less, this was the first time in the several years they’ve been running the IRA circuit that they’ve qualified for the finals, think it’s only the top 16 or 18 teams in the IRA that progress to the finals.  Maybe next year they’ll get there again and do better!

We spent most of Saturday afternoon running in the city.  Kaet, Ryleigh, Bubba and I went for lunch at a nice little pub downtown.  Kaet got her hair cut and colored for fall and the girls found some nice business outfits for their business thing at UNL yesterday.  

The dance in our little hamlet was a lot of fun!  There weren’t as many people there as last year, but there were still a lot more people than our town’s population of round about 100.  There was a cattle show in Omaha over the weekend as well and many of the people that were at the party last year were at the cattle show with their kids.  Was able to chat with some friends I hadn’t seen in quite awhile and of course got some dancing in!  The girls came too!  

Sunday I started bringing in the pumpkin patch.  Normally don’t bring it in until mid-October, but we’ve gotten so much rain lately that I was leery about leaving everything on the ground with all that moisture.  


This was just the first days haul.  Have about three times this hauled in now.  Have three pumpkins left.  Two are going to take two people to lift and the third is going to take the loader to roll onto and move.  Have never had pumpkins so big ever! So stinkin’ excited!  Love this time of year, the gorgeous bounty displayed around the place.

Yesterday I started with decluttering.  I’m not a hoarder, but would say I’m pretty damned close.  Okay, so maybe I’m a cardboard box and plastic bag hoarder.  Just never know when they will come in handy.  The family likes to make fun of me. A few years ago gave my sister a birthday gift in a nice shoe box, about had the big one when she crunched it and threw it in the garbage!  Kept it inside, but damn, it almost hurt!

Anyway, it’s time for me to go through the basement and all the boxes of stuff that has accumulated over the past few years since the last time I went through things.  It’s just time.  We just have so much stuff.  There are clothes and coats that can go to the church for the twice a year gathering of clothes for the local people who need a hand and so many nice toys and books for the Christmas shopping day the church has for the kids each December.  Then there are just so many things that either need to go to the dump or need to go to the burn barrel.  

It’s time.

Walked upstairs yesterday to switch loads of laundry and found this little minion being naughty!


When I asked her what she was doing she laid down like, well, was planning on taking a nap.  These little buggers get away with so much more than what our big dogs did when we had big dogs.

This afternoon I was able to get in with our awesome masseuse, my back and neck were so jacked up and it was way past chiropractor time…now tomorrow I’ll go to the chiropractor and he should be able to get me back in place.  Always wait too long.  

Now….thinking it’s about time for a little Hannity before thinking about winding down and crashing for the night.