May 02

When I Was a Kid

When I was in kindergarten my school was doing a stage show for the parents. All of the different grades had at least one performance to do. My afternoon class was doing something to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell.” For many weeks before the show we would practice in our classroom. Somehow, I was to be the “Farmer.” The children held hands to make a large circle. I, the farmer, stood in the middle. The children walked around and around me and sang:

The Farmer in the Dell
The Farmer in the Dell
Hi-Ho the Derry-O
The Farmer in the Dell

At this point it comes to a part in which the farmer picks his wife, and so on. Every time we practiced I invariably chose a classmate named Leigh Barker to be my “wife.” When the day of the performance came we went on stage, and I was scared. I hated being the center of attention. The song came to “The farmer picks his wife” and I pointed at my friend Neal Gray. Everyone in the audience laughed at me that day.

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Oct 19

Moved to Melissa Lane

So sad to leave Dallas proper. Circumstances including budget dictated that we move to the ‘BURBS! No more condo – we now have a house. I’m forty years old and, for the first time in my entire life, I have a garage space for my car.

We’ve had the keys for exactly one week. It’s now all starting to sink in and I kinda wanna cry for leaving the city. But overall I’m happy and excited.

Come see the site for our new home!