It is too bad I can not include a frown face in my message icon, along with the smiley face.
First, the frown news. From the Bandera Bulletin, our weekly news rag, on the first page.
BELOVED VETERAN DEAD AT AGE OF 103
WW II Veteran, Stanley Johnson, a centenarian, and beloved figure at events in Bandera, died Tuesday March 5th. He was our oldest surviving WW II veteran.
Last week, 92 year old Charles Maltsberger died. He served in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1946.
To both, I owe my gratitude.
Now, the fun news. Also reported in the Bandera Bulletin. Again, front page news ! Of last week.
THE WILD HOG EXPLOSION CANCELLED
This was a yearly fun event, a fund raiser for our local library. Organized by our library. The action group which organized the festivities was the "Warriors Heart". The Warriors Heart pulled out due to pressure from outside agitators. In this case, an animal rights mob. Pressures which included 'death threats' from keyboard warriors.
My library claimed, that with less than a week to go, they could not reorganize the event. Thus the cancellation.
I first learned about this travesty on the radio. A local DJ, from the next town over (Kerrville), whose head is on straight, derided us for giving up. Saying it was not the Texas way. I felt ashamed.
In steps the Bandera Wranglers. With less than a week to go. The next weeks headlines ?
HOG EVENT RETURNS AS "BACON BASH".
The library wanted to keep the "WILD HOG EXPLOSION" moniker. The Bandera Wranglers donated all procecdes the the Boy's and Girls Club of Bandera County.
What was cliffw to do ?
What a great time I had ! I don't remember when I laughed as much and clapped so much. I also met many great 'neighbors'.
Oh yeah, the outside agitators showed up. What can I say ? I went to meet them,
. I never did. I was having too much fun. I got there early, the early bird gets the worm. I was looking for those that 'did not fit in'. I was expecting seeing a good 'ole' fashioned Texas Howdy Do.
I was 'a looking for them and in walks a local who mentioned they were protesting outside the gate. Heck, I was having too much fun.
I did notice a drone, thought it was cool, and was watching it. It had a camera. I noticed the drones camera filming the contests, then the crowd, and then it left. I watched it land, outside the gates. Hmm ... It was them, Unparalleled Suffering
I urge you to check out their "cause". I did before I decided to attend. I did more intelligence on them. They claim we eat decaying meat ? Question ? Do you eat live meat,
[This message has been edited by cliffw (edited 03-17-2019).]