Bag of Randomness

  • On Friday I got a very special package in the mail from my second cousin, who is pretty close to my age.  While planning a move and packing he ran across a Bible that belong to my grandfather.  For my longtime readers, you know that my dad had me late in life, so imagine this surprise.  I can’t find a copyright on the Bible, but someone transcribed a message to my grandfather saying that the Bible is presented to him for having perfect attendance in 1905.  That’s right, 1905!  My cousin was nice enough to send me a family heirloom that was over 100 years old.  On the back of it it had transcribed the names of my grandparents, their two children, and all of their date of births.
  • There’s also some interesting ‘old’ material placed int he Bible that I need to scan to show you how times have changed.
  • I started to think about the journey this Bible had to take to reach my hands.  It was given to my grandfather while he lived in Cincinnati.  He eventually moved to Texas with his wife where he died.  My grandmother had the Bible who then moved and died in California.  It was then passed down to my aunt and then down to her son, one of my first cousins.  After he died, my second cousin had the Bible in Las Vegas who was nice enough to mail it to me in Texas.
  • Yesterday a little after 4:00 PM, BabyGeeding’s godmother called and asked if we would like a  full bred Havanese.  WifeGeeding and I have been somewhat looking for another rescue dog as of late, but haven’t really found anything that we really connected with.  So we discussed this one over, and long story short, we decided to have a spontaneous adventure and drive to Abilene and back last night.  That’s right, there is now a DogGeedingII, and it appears that OtherDogGeeding is welcoming a new brother.
  • On the trip back home, I did think about DogGeeding quite a bit and was wondering if I was kind of backstabbing him in a weird sort of way.
  • On the way to Abilene I got to see a beautiful West Texas sunset that I use to take for granted.
  • Even though it was a very quick trip, WifeGeeding and I made sure to stop by and eat at my favorite BBQ joint.  BabyGeeding’s godmother was nice enough to pay for dinner, and funny enough I actually ran into the last girl I took out on a formal date.  The date was a Queen of Hearts formal.
  • OK, I’m tired.  That roadtrip wore me out.  I’m not as young as I use to be, but it was fun doing something like that in the spurt of a moment.
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7 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Peggy says:

    NewdogGeeding is happy he has found a wonderful home. Godmother is happy that Micah and I had some time to visit.. She is adorable. BBQ was great, but company was even better. Love to everyone and kiss Micah for me….

  2. KC1 says:

    Can't wait to see pictures of the new pup!!!

  3. towski says:

    Pics of the pup! Havanese are great dogs – also note that you now own the same breed of dog as the Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center…

  4. Micah says:

    Keith – Which bbq joint did you go to? My favorite in Abilene is Harold's…some of the best ribs i've had.

    • Geeding says:

      When I was in college the best place to eat BBQ was Joe Allen's. Joe and Sharon eventually divorced, and now all the locals say Joe's quality has went downhill and Sharon's new joint is the place to go. Eating at Sharon's tastes just like I remember Joe's when I was back in college. I had Harold's a few time, but to me it just never really held up. I guess one reason I like Sharon's is the potato salad. I'm not much of a potato salad fan, but this kind is to die for. Not to mention, they have great bread.

      • Micah says:

        Cool, i'll need to check out Sharon's. I was born in Abilene and spent part of my childhood there so definitely remember eating at Joe Allen's….tasty for sure. I'll check out Sharon's next time i go. One thing i like about Harold's is their 'Damn Hot' barbecue sauce.

  5. AndreaJN says:

    Just because you can love again doesn't mean your original love is diminished in any way. I'm sure DogGeeding is wagging his tail in heaven for y'all.

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