Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

January 31, 2011


Filed under: Uncategorized — Freddie Keel @ 12:09 am

(this email is circulating.. not sure if it is true) 

Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8% sales tax on it?  That’s $3,800 on a $100,000 home etc.

When did this happen? It’s in the health care bill. Just thought you should know.

SALES TAX TO GO INTO EFFECT 2013 (Part of HC Bill)  Why 2013? Could it be to come to light AFTER the 2012 elections?

REAL ESTATE SALES TAX  So, this is “change you can believe in”?  Under the new health care bill – did you know that all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8% Sales Tax? The bulk of these new taxes don’t kick in until 2013. If you sell your $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax.  Does this stuff make your November and 2012 vote more important?  Oh, you weren’t aware this was in the obamacare bill? Guess what, you aren’t alone. There are more than a few members of Congress that aren’t aware of it either …..

click on this to verify ……  http://www.gop.gov/blog/10/04/08/obamacare-flatlines-obamacare-taxes-home

January 30, 2011

Just resting after shopping

Filed under: Family — Freddie Keel @ 12:57 am

January 29, 2011

our special little guy

Filed under: Family — Freddie Keel @ 12:48 am


happy after school

January 28, 2011

A star is born!

Filed under: Family — Freddie Keel @ 12:52 am

Singing and Dancing with a nice young lady


He loves to sing.

A mircophone is his buddy.


He looks at home in the Kings’ Chair.


The star with an autograph seeker.

January 27, 2011

Should have listened to my dad!

Filed under: Fishing & Hunting — Freddie Keel @ 12:17 am

He said more than once,

“if the cows are lying down,

the deer aren’t moving and

the fish are not biting.”

Fishing today was terrible.

Fished most of the day and did not get a bite.

Not cows, but ‘thunder beast’

were lying down!

January 26, 2011

Nasty Weather – Rainy and 40*

Filed under: Fishing & Hunting — Freddie Keel @ 12:01 am

But great fishing weather.

Plenty of spots to fish without other fishermen on the lake.

But no one to take a photo.

So I tried this.

The restrooms at the boat ramp had a mirror.

Next time maybe I should lower the camera?

January 25, 2011

Just scrolling thru TV Program Guide and noticed!

Filed under: Misc — Freddie Keel @ 8:43 pm

From 7pm to 8pm “THE BIGGEST LOSER”

From 8pm to —- “STATE OF THE UNION”

Am I to assume these are different programs.


On the Bright Side – Mary Howell

Filed under: Uncategorized — Freddie Keel @ 12:57 am

On The Bright Side
Mary Howell
January 26, 2011

The year 2011 is off to a great start with lots of activities to brighten the
days for the residents of Hemphill Care Center.

We celebrated the coming of the new year with special music by CJ Michaels and
a delicious pizza party hosted by the activity staff.

Our residents enjoyed an afternoon of laughter when the Hope Family from Lakes
Area Hospice came by for a visit. Laughter flowed during their performance.

We celebrated the January 8th birthday of Elvis Presley by eating fried peanut
butter and banana sandwiches and drinking Shasta sodas, which are two of Elvis’s favorite treats. The party was highlighted by listening to a CD of some of his
classic songs.

Our Resident Council met January 6th and selected our volunteer of the
month-Lakes Area Hospice, our resident of the month-Dwain Rhame and our
employees of the month- Martha Margieolis and Delois Thomas.

On January 13th we enjoyed making bird feeders out of pine cones, peanut butter
and bird seed with the help of our Hemphill Garden Club friends.

Tiffany Green treated us to delicious chili dogs. We always look forward to
“Tiffany’s Tasties” every month, but this month was exceptional.

Our bingo sponsors in January were Hemphill’s Church of Christ, Parkway Baptist Church, Texas Home Health and our own activity staff.

We say a big Thank You to these volunteers who take the time to brighten our day.

We were blessed with worship services and gospel sing-a-longs provided by our
friends from Hemphill First Baptist Church, Fairdale Baptist Church, Bethel
Chapel Baptist church, Parkway Baptist Church and Hemphill Church of Christ.
January 17th the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10351 came by to visit and served us
wonderful refreshments.

Last Friday was National Pie Day. We had a pie party with a wide variety of
pies made by our staff, friends and family members. We had all the pie we could

We are looking forward to Friday when C.J. Michaels the One Man Band will
entertain us with his wide variety of golden oldies.

Happy Birthday wishes go to Mary Green, Darwin Stroud and Elouise McLemore.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Mrs Alma Hardy, who was one of
the first volunteers from the Hemphill Church of Christ. She and her husband
James were faithful volunteers to the Hemphill Care Center for more than 20
years. Our sympathy is also expressed to the family and friends of Pearl
Beauchamp, Wendell McDaniel and Merline Elrod.

We would like to say a big Thank You to all of our friends, families, care
givers and visitors who bring a ray of sunshine and give us a Day On The Bright

January 24, 2011

Little Dribblers

Filed under: Family — Freddie Keel @ 12:23 am
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On Saturday afternoons the Little Dribblers show their stuff.

Luke brings some toys to play with rather than watching the game.


There are two games going at the same time.

Lots of boys and girls participate in this church sponsored youth program


They do not keep score but today Brett was the leading scorer for his team.


These games start at 9am, last one hour and continue most of the afternoon.


Brett has become a good passer.


And he is tired at end of game.

January 23, 2011

Our new spot in Lufkin

Filed under: Misc — Freddie Keel @ 12:16 am

Standing on our future home site looking to the right.

We’re adding big porch on front and back porch

plus a car port on each end of the dwmh.

From future home site, looking back to left where

our 30′ x 36′ barn is under construction.

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