Saturday, January 21, 2017

 

Texas Rangers To Retire #7 This Summer ...


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

 

Congrats Pudge ...


Dudleys favorite Ranger ⚾️

Monday, January 16, 2017

 

Frank Is Going To Be Eating Good ...


A Perini Ranch Tenderloin from Buffalo Gap, TX!

 

The Cowboys Got Beat In The Playoff Game ...




with the Packers. It was a great game but it looked to Dudley like the Refs had an agenda. Early on the Refs called a costly penalty against the Cowboys for unsportsmanlike like conduct by one of the Cowboys in the huddle. Dudley had been watching NFL Football for over 50 years and does not remember this penalty ever being called. It was a bogus call in Dudleys opinion. Green Bay got away with a flagrant and obvious pass interference in the end zone that the Refs failed to see and call. The Refs missed a bunch of holding calls that should have been called against both teams. A lot more penalities were called against the Cowboys than were against the Packers. Professional Football is a for profit business. Dudley worked in the Corporate World long enough to know that maximizing profits is the goal by any means necessary. For whatever reason those in control appeared to want a Packers victory. The system is rigged in Dudleys opinion. A lot of people are naive enough to believe professional sports are fair and above board. Dudley does not agree.



 

Two Old Time Texas Mule Deer Hunters ...


Those Monster Mulies probably came from Sonora Mexico. 

 

Early Texas Canoe And Camping Trip ...


 

Now That Is a Texas Sized Steak ...



Dudley Wants πŸ‚

Saturday, January 14, 2017

 

The Last Running By John Graves ...

is a great short story. Dudley gave a copy of this book to a rancher friend that raises Bison on his ranches in S Texas and in the Texas Hill Country. Dudley bought another copy today for his library. 



 

Southern Pacific And Texas Pacific Greatness ...

The Glory Days Of Passenger Train Travel!



Friday, January 13, 2017

 

Plaza de Toros (BullRing) In Acopulco Mexico ...





Dudleys Great Aunt Ava Maude and her best friend Gladys used to go to Acopulco every Summer and watch the Cliff Divers and go to the Bull Fights. 


Thursday, January 12, 2017

 

When Dudley Was A Kid Growing Up In ...

Wichita Falls, we only had 3 tv stations. After the 4th grade we moved to Fort Worth and Dudley was pleasantly surprised to discover we now had a total of 6 tv stations to pick from. We had one UHF channel 39 back in those days and 5 VHF stations. On Friday or Saturday nights or maybe it was Saturday or Sunday morning you could watch real Bullfights on channel 39. It was in black and white and Dudley would guess it was telecast from Mexico. Dudley tried to stay up and watch when he could. It is a brutal sport but it probably helped prepare Dudley for life which can be damned brutal at times. Especially so for a boy/young man with big dreams who tried to take on the world with an undiagnosed Neuromuscular Disease. Dudley fought long and hard to make it in a man's world and it can be brutal. Dudley did not have the strength, or the stamina of all those he was trying to compete against but it did not stop Dudley from giving it everything he had. Dudley had a wife and two little kids depending on him. Dudley worked himself to the point of a physical breakdown until he was hospitalized with pneumonia. Because of his failing health he was forced to move and start a new career. It wasn't long before Dudley worked himself into the hospital again this time with a collapsed lung and a herniated diaphragm. Dudley almost died after going into respiratory failure following surgery to repair the hernia and collapsed lung. Life can be brutal alright. Dudley never gave up hope and had faith in God and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that everything was going according to plan and would work out. Since that night in the hospital when Dudleys wife could tell something was not right and called for help and Dudley was rushed back to ICU and put on a ventilator, Dudley has fought a lot of battles but even though life can be brutal at times, Dudley has not given up. 

Dudley just bought a DVD of some Bullfights from Spain. Will be interesting to watch in color this time around and on a lot bigger tv screen! Dudleys Great Aunt used to go to the Bullfights every year when she would travel to Acopulco Mexico with her friend Gladys. She would tell Dudley about the bullfights when he was a kid. 

Ernest Hemmingway was a big fan of Bullfights and was an expert on the sport. He said there were only three true sports, Bullfighting, Auto Racing and Mountain Climbing. He said the rest were just games!

Yes, Life can be brutal at times. Dudley feels sorry for those that don't understand this because they have led an easy life. In Dudleys opinion, they have not really lived.



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

 

Rusty Is Enjoying One Of The Cigars Dudley Gave Him ...


and he is trying out his new Nubber Tool πŸ˜ƒ

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

 

Dudley Got His Wife A Pioneer Woman Cookbook For Her Birthday ...




It is a special gift edition. Dudley likes the Cow Skull on the cover!

Monday, January 9, 2017

 

Dudley Did Not Hunt On The Recent Trip To The Hill Country ...

due to his physical limitations. Dudley was kind of glad he made the decision to retire from hunting after his Aoudad hunt since it was really cold all three days we were at the ranch. Saturday morning the low was 10 degrees! Dudley stayed inside the heated hunting lodge and was content looking out the big picture window at the Chickens, Exotics, Turkeys and Monster Whitetail Bucks!


 

Hog Skull With A Snare On It's Snout ...

Rusty was sitting on his covered porch one night and heard a hog eating corn that he had put out. It was pitch dark so he went and got his rifle with a thermal night vision scope. He could tell it was a big trophy boar. He shot it and was surprised to find the snare. He had gotten trapped in a snare set on a fence line to catch coyotes and bobcats. It had broken the wire but the loop was still wrapped securely around his snout. He could barely open his mouth but was in good shape from eating corn put out for the deer and exotics. 


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