Texas Mom
Since Feb 3, 1998

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Very conservative, female, married to the same guy for 49 years, two grown sons and three grandchildren.. Have three dogs. A Beagle named Bunny and 2 English Bull dogs. One named Chesty, the other names Peanut. Also a cat named Dusty and one named Ginger. .. Stay busy with church and politics, community projects and the internet.

One Texan who still thinks G W Bush is the right man at the right time and Thank God he was the president during 9-11. I haven't agreed with him 100 percent of the time but no one is going to make everyone happy all the time.

The Land That Made Me Me

Long ago and far away,
In a land that time forgot,
Before the days of Dylan,
Or the dawn of Camelot.

There lived a race of innocents,
And they were you and me.
Long ago and far away,
In the Land That Made Me Me.

For Ike was in the White House,
In that land where we were born.
Where navels were for oranges,
And Peyton Place was porn.
We learned to gut a muffler,
We washed our hair at dawn,
We spread our crinolines to dry In circles on the lawn.

We longed for love and romance,
And waited for our Prince.
Eddie Fisher married Liz,
And no ones seen him since.

We danced to "Little Darlin,"
And Sang to "Stagger Lee," >br>And cried for Buddy Holly, In the Land That Made Me Me.

Only girls wore earrings way back then,
And 3 was one too many.
And only boys wore flat-top cuts,
Except for Jean McKinney.

And only in our wildest dreams
Did we ever expect to see
A boy named George with Lipstick,
In the Land That Made Me Me.

We fell for Frankie Avalon,br> Annette was oh, so nice.
And when they made a movie,
They never made it twice.
We didn't have a Star Trek Five,
Or Psycho Two & Three,
Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty, In the Land That Made Me Me.

Miss Kitty had a heart of gold,
And Chester had a limp.
Reagan was a Democrat Whose co-star was a chimp.
We had a Mr. Wizard, But not a Mr. T.
And Oprah couldn't talk yet, In the Land That Made Me Me.

We had our share of heroes,
We never thought they'd go.
At least not Bobby Darin, Or Marilyn Monroe.
For youth was still eternal,
And life was yet to be.
And Elvis was forever, In the Land That Made Me Me.

We'd never seen the rock band That was Grateful to be Dead.
And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson,
And Zeppelins were not led.
Beatles lived in gardens then,
And Monkees lived in trees.
Madonna was a virgin, In the Land That Made Me Me.

We never heard of microwaves,
Or telephones in cars. But they were not grown in jars.

And "gay" meant fancy-free. We hadn't seen enough of jets To talk about the "lag."
And microchips were what was left At the bottom of the bag.

"Hardware" was a box of nails,
And "bytes" came from a flea.
And rocket ships were fiction,
In the Land That Made Me Me.

Buick's came with portholes,
And side shows came with freaks.
And bathing suits came big enough To cover both your cheeks.

Coke came just in bottles,
And skirts came to the knee.
And Castro came to power In the Land That Made Me Me.

We had no Crest with Fluoride,
We had no Hill Street Blues.
Women all wore superstructure bras Designed by Howard Hughes.

We had no patterned pantyhose,
Or Lipton herbal tea,
Or prime-time ads for condoms
In the Land That Made Me Me.

There were no golden arches,
No Perrier to chill.
And fish were not called Wanda,
And cats were not called Bill.
"Middle-aged" was 45,
And "old" was fifty-three.
And ancient were our parents In the Land That Made Me Me.

But all things have a season,
Or so we've heard them say.
And now instead of Maybelline,
We swear by Retin-A.

They send us invitations To join AARP.
We've come a long way, baby,
From the Land That Made Me Me.

So now we face a brave new world In slightly larger jeans.
And wonder why they're using Smaller print in magazines.
And we tell our children's children Of the way it used to be...
Long ago and far away In the Land That Made Me Me.

" A wise man's heart directs him towards the right,but the foolish man's heart directs him to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2