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Saturday on the Square:) Octoberfest

29 Sep

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

–Benjamin Franklin


Just when I thought it was going to be a lazy uneventful Saturday, I got a text from Sherri Murphy asking if I wanted to go down to the Square and check out the Octoberfest festivities. Well, I dropped what I was doing, which was cleaning bathrooms, and changed my clothes and put on my shoes. I hate housework. It doesn’t take much to distract me.

I hadn’t eaten all day, so by the time we got to The Pantry, I was starving. I love their chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes and fried okra. It was a lot nicer eating indoors with the air conditioning, instead of waiting in the hot and steamy long lines outside for bratwurst and beer.

We walked around, listened to music, stopped by the booths and chatted with friends. It was so crowded and noisy, but fun to people watch and see the children running around.

You’ve heard of having a senior moment, this is my senior moment.

Thank you Sherri Murphy.

Happy Saturday, my friends.

Sanative Soggy Saturday

29 Sep

Healing rain is a real touch from God. It could be physical healing or emotional or whatever.
Michael W Smith quotes
North Texas has been in dire need of rain, so when the clouds threatened the Octoberfest activities on the square in McKinney today, no one seemed to care. The skies opened up and poured in the afternoon. These sanative rains soaked the streets and put a slight “damper” or “dampened” many activities, but little price to pay.
: having the power to cure or heal : curative, restorative
there’s nothing like the sanative value of a good night’s sleep
Origin: Middle English sanatif, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin sanativus, from Latin sanatus, past participle of sanare to cure, from sanus healthy.
First use: 15th century
Synonyms: good, healthy, medicinal, restorative, salubrious, salutary, salutiferous, healthful, tonic, wholesome
Antonyms: insalubrious, noxious, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome


Dark skies threatened.

The children had a wonderful time.

The firefighters from Station #1 were on hand in case of an emergency or perhaps some children wanted to climb on the truck.

Plenty of music, beer, bratwurst and fun!