By L. A. Hill
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Lottie simply is familiar with that her boyfriend goes to suggest in the course of lunch at certainly one of London’s fanciest eating places. but if his tremendous query includes a visit in a foreign country, no longer a visit down the aisle, she’s thoroughly overwhelmed. So while Ben, an past love, calls her instantly and reminds Lottie in their pact to get married in the event that they have been either nonetheless unmarried at thirty, she jumps on the likelihood.
Disguise letters are the entire similar. They're dead. You write a similar lies again and again, directory the store-bought elements of your self that you simply admire the least. God is familiar with how they inform an individual aside, yet this is often how it's done.
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You begin threatening rather than begging. You inform rude jokes. You speak about your formative years and your sexual fantasies. You signal your actual identify and also you positioned your self in truth into letter after letter and there's no method you're ever going to get this activity. no longer with a letter like this.
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If the rattlesnakes, scorpions, and cactus didn't get you in those old days, it was likely the weather would. One pioneer wrote back East, "Don't come to Texas. The weather is awful. Yesterday I was driving to town and one of my oxen died from sunstroke. " <><><><><><><><><><><><> Wind was, and is, a constant in most of Texas. An early Texas wind vane was described as a logging chain tied to the top of a post. One looked to see which direction the chain was blowing. It was considered a strong wind only if the links of the chain snapped off the end.
One source called them "a congress of rounders" who arrived from places like Screamerville, Hyena Hollow, and Toe Nail. A local publication said, "If a member is too drunk to rise from his seat to speak, the chair shall appoint a committee of three to hold him up. " Page 19 <><><><><><><><><><><><> A hundred years ago there were still bears in the Texas woods, and bear hunting was a popular pastime, both for sport and for meat. Two townsmen decided to go bear hunting, but they only had one gun between them.
Some who are naturally funny work at it, too. Then there are some who seem to inherit their wit. Take my wife. ") Like her father, who was one of the funniest people in the world, Doris has a finely honed sense of the subtle line that goes right to the heart of a matter. One night when we both had the Big Eye, and neither wanted to disturb the other one, I made a noise that indi- Page 25 cated I was awake. " Then there was the morning she stood staring at a closet full of clothes trying to decide what to wear to work.