Pets are beloved members of many families. In the U.S alone, about 85 million families own a pet. According to the American Pet Products Association, many of us also drive with our furry friends, from quick trips to the veterinarian’s office to longer road trip adventures.
Children have a seemingly endless supply of energy. Channeling that energy into something positive can benefit kids’ minds and bodies.
Who hasn’t been spending more time at home lately? Many families have perfected the balance of managing a household in which kids may be engaged in virtual learning while Mom and Dad are putting in a full day’s work from the home office. At several points during the day, families need to recharge. Having nutritious snacking choices on hand can tame hunger in a healthy way.
Experts predict allergy season to be exceptionally severe this spring, according to the Allergy & Asthma Network. Rising global temperatures and a forecast of warm, dry air this spring after a winter of heavy snow could significantly increase pollen production. This comes after a year many people spent mostly indoors in quarantine.
Not long ago, I told you about hearing a call from across the Kroger parking lot and seeing my buddy, Lawrence Higgins, striding towards me and then hearing him say, “Themer, we are going to be seventy years old during this next year!” I sarcastically thanked him for reminding me!
I’m always on the outlook for anything ‘new’ to make my outdoor lifestyle more fun and enjoyable and through this column, I have the opportunity to pass along these tidbits of information. Such is the case this week. Have you even heard of ‘peameal bacon’? I’m betting many of you have not. A good friend posed the same question to me a few weeks ago and my answer was something like “What’s peas got to do with bacon”? Let me explain!
O. K.—I have to level with you. I am asking about MUDBUGS, and that is not the “real” name of these creatures that are “crustaceans” of the “crayfish phylum” of the group, cambaridae. If you call them “crawdads” or “crawfish” and not “crayfish,” you are probably from the Mid-Atlantic or Gulf Coast states.
Couples will remember their wedding day for the rest of their lives. The day a couple says “I do” is often the culmination of months of planning, and much of those efforts are dedicated to creating a special ceremony that will create cherished memories.
Forney Messenger photojournalist Larry Golden gives us one final look back at Christmas 2020.
William E. Young was a high school senior when he became a Marine. Bill enlisted around Easter of his senior year but was able to complete the year and officially start basic training in San Diego the following June. From June of 1965 to July of 1971, Bill proudly served his country as a part of the United States Marine Corps, spending time in numerous states as well as Japan and Chu Lai, Vietnam.
If you did not “go to the movies” in 1989 or 1990 to take in the very popular movie, LEAN ON ME, surely you later rented it from “Blockbuster Video” in Mesquite or “Video Express” in Forney, or even later watched in on “Pay Per View” on your own big boxy almost square RCA television set in the living room, or even later tuned it in on Netflix or Hulu or AT&T On-Demand on your giant flat-screen television in your personal “media room.”
The turning of the calendar to January signals the beginning of the 35th season of the Toyota Sharelunker program. The yearround Toyota Sharelunker program offers four levels of participation for catching bass over 8 pounds or 24 inches in Texas.
Two Texas Game Wardens were recognized this week for their outstanding efforts and contributions toward supporting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) mission.
The tradition of having wild game on the table for the Holidays is a long standing one with my family. When I was a youngster, I can remember my Mom requesting my older brother to, “Take your shotgun down to Pecan Bayou and bring me back four fat mallards. It’s time for some Christmas baked duck, rice and gravy.” She would slow-roast those mallards with plenty of fresh garlic, salt and pepper. There was always a pot of rice awaiting the natural duck gravy. Mother demanded the ducks be ‘picked’ rather than the popular method today of removing only the breast halves. The fat on a wild duck is where the flavor is, she would say and she was right.