Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

March 31, 2010

golfing buddies

Filed under: Buddies — Freddie Keel @ 7:55 pm

One is over 90, two over 80, one slightly over 60 and  I can’t beat any of them and I keep score.

frum Sabine County

Filed under: Misc — Freddie Keel @ 7:33 pm

A group of  Sabine County friends went deer hunting and paired off in twos for the day.

That night, John Booker returned alone, staggering under the

weight of an twelve-point 200 pound buck. “Where’s Ken Rams?” the others asked.

“Ken had a stroke of some kind.  He’s a couple of miles back up the
trail,” the John replied.

“You left Ken Rams laying out there and carried the deer back?” they inquired.

“A tough call,”   nodded Mr. Booker. “But I figured no one is gonna steal Ken Rams!”

Clyde Brewer was overheard saying, “When the end of the world comes, I hope to
When asked why, he said, “because everything happens in HEMPHILL  20 years
later than in the rest of the civilized world.


Clyde Brewer from HEMPHILL came running into the store and said to his
buddy, “Tadpole, somebody just stole your pickup truck from the parking lot!”

Tadpole replied, “Did you see who it was?”

The Clyde answered, “I couldn’t tell, but I got the license number.”

Clyde Brewer frum MILAM had a flat tire, pulled off on the side of the road,
and proceeded to put a bouquet of flowers in front of the car and one behind

it. Then he got back in the car to wait. A passerby studied the scene as he

drove by and was so curious he turned around and went back. He asked the Clyde what the problem was.

Clyde replied, “I have a flat tire.”

The passerby asked, “But what’s with the flowers?”

Clyde  responded, “When you break down they tell you to put flares in the
front and flares in the back. I never did understand it neither.”


A Texas State trooper pulled over John Toner’s pickup on Hwy 103.  The trooper asked,
“Got any ID?”

Toner replied, “Bout whut?”


The Sheriff pulled up next to John Toner unloading garbage out of his pick-up
into the ditch. The Sheriff asked, “John, why are you dumping garbage in the
ditch? Don’t you see that sign right over your head?”

“Yep”, he replied.  “That’s why I dumpin it here, cause it says: ‘Fine For
Dumping Garbage’.”

You can say what you want about Sabine County,
But you never hear of anyone retiring and moving North.

Cause HEMPHILL ain’t on no map and no one knows which road leads out.

March 30, 2010

Golf Course Work Day at Pendleton Harbor Golf Course

Filed under: Buddies — Freddie Keel @ 7:49 pm

David and Danny spreading sand onto a golf green.

Do not let the gloves on Paul’s hands lead you to believe he was worried about blisters on his hands.  Nope the reason for the gloves?  It was getting near lunch time and he was just trying to keep his hands clean and ready to eat.

We’re fortunate to have David and Danny as our maintenance guys.  And we’re especially fortunate to have many volunteers when something needs to be done on the golf course.  Paul is just on of many dependable volunteers.

March 29, 2010

Fish Fry, Fish Fry

Filed under: Buddies — Freddie Keel @ 6:47 pm

Joe and David- Now each has a special talent.  David can cook fish and Joe can eat fish.  Pretty good team, huh!

Brandon and dad (David)  – Brandon can eat his share of fried fish.  And he can catch his fair share of fish.

March 28, 2010

Good Friends

Filed under: Buddies — Freddie Keel @ 6:13 pm

Kelly signs “He Lives” at the Nursing home church service.  And she did a great job.

Do you like this family photo or??

Or this photo of Kyle, Kaylee and Kelly?

Kyle was there to give the devotional.  Kaylee was there to hug everyone.  And we appreciated all of them.

March 27, 2010

Pendleton Golf Course March Tournament

Filed under: Buddies — Freddie Keel @ 8:14 pm

Most golfers are just coming out after the long cold winter.   For the first tournament, we had a small group ready to get spring and warm weather started.  The weather was just great this Saturday morning and the golf course was in very good shape thanks to the maintenance men.  The greens are in that transition from winter to spring grasses.
The winning team with Jimmy Clark and Freddie Keel was led by team captain Robert Gutel.  They barely edged out the 2nd place team of George Johnson, Bob Brittner, Paul King and team captain Verle Wright.

March 26, 2010

My Breakfast Buddy

Filed under: Buddies — Freddie Keel @ 7:25 pm

Elizabeth is a breakfast buddy.  She and her cousin, Reece, are headed to school after a snack at Brookshires’ with their grandfather (Terry McGraw).   Occasionally, Elizabeth will clean our table (do the dishes) by taking the paper plates to the trash and I give her a tip.  And occasionally,  I’ll get a hug from Elizabeth which the highlight of my day.   She is a real charmer.

March 25, 2010

Craft Day at Hemphill Care Center

Filed under: Buddies — Freddie Keel @ 7:44 pm

Sunshine with Wilma and the Easter Bunny.  And then Rene helping mother with her bunny.

Sunshine with Mary and her Easter Bunny.  Mary is always smiling and happy.

Tiffany helping Sarah with Jerry in the background.

Dwain, Rene, Volunteer and Bobby

A volunteer helps Alma with her rabbit.

These volunteers are a blessing to our love ones.    These gals come every week with a sack full of craft supplies and entertain our love ones.  The staff helping on this day was Tiffany, Sunshine and Rene.  They have so much patience when  helping construct the item of the day.  They are really special people.  They are family.

March 24, 2010

Cell Phone Info

Filed under: Misc — Freddie Keel @ 7:10 pm

Five Things You May Not know Your Cell Phone Can Do For all the folks with cell phones.

Here are a few things that can be done in emergencies.

Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:

FIRST Emergency The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find Yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to Establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.

SECOND Have you locked your keys in the car? Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys In the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot From your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other ‘remote’ for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).

THIRD Hidden Battery Power Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time.

FOURTH How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? To check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone: *#06# A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. If your phone gets stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones. And Finally…..

FIFTH Free Directory Service for Cells Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don’t have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800)FREE411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.

Vehicle Id Number (VIN) and Theft of your vehicle

Filed under: Uncategorized — Freddie Keel @ 7:08 pm

VIN – WARNING Here is INFO worth the price of your car….

WHAT WILL the car thieves THINK OF NEXT? The car thieves peer through the windshield of your car, write down the VIN from the label on the dash, go to the local car dealership and request a duplicate key based on the VIN.

Call your car dealer: Will the Car Dealer’s Parts Department make a duplicate key from the VIN?

The thief doesn’t have to break in, do any damage to the vehicle, or draw attention to himself. All he has to do is walk up to your car, insert the key and off he goes to a local chop shop with your vehicle.


To avoid this from happening to you, simply put some dark tape (electrical tape, duct tape or medical tape) across the VIN Number Metal Label located on the dashboard.

You can slip a 3x5 card over the VIN.

By law, you cannot remove the VIN, but you CAN cover it so it can’t be viewed through the windshield.

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