Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

In Memoriam- 11-18-99

Eleven years ago today, at 2:42 am, the Texas Aggie Bonfire collapsed, killing twelve Aggies and injuring many more. As long as we bleed maroon, we will never forget.

The Bonfire Twelve: 
Miranda Adams '12; Chris Breen '96 (my friend.); Michael Ebanks '03; Jeremy Frampton '99; Jamie Hand '03; Christopher Heard '03; Tim Kerlee '03; Lucas Kimmell '03; Bryan McClain '02; Chad Powell '03; Jerry Self '01; Nathan West '02.

"The Last Corps Trip"

It was Judgment Day in Aggieland

And tenseness filled the air;

All knew there was a trip at hand,

But not a soul knew where.

Assembled on the drill field

Was the world-renowned Twelfth Man,

The entire fighting Aggie team

And the famous Aggie Band.

And out in front with Royal Guard

The reviewing party stood;

St. Peter and his angel staff

Were choosing bad from good.

First he surveyed the Aggie team

And in terms of an angel swore,

"By Jove, I do believe I've seen

This gallant group before.

I've seen them play since way back when,

And they've always had the grit;

I've seen 'em lose and I've seen 'em win

But I've never seen 'em quit.

No need for us to tarry here

Deciding upon their fates;

Tis plain as the halo on my head

That they've opened Heaven's gates."

And when the Twelfth Man heard this,

They let out a mighty yell

That echoed clear to Heaven

And shook the gates of Hell.

"And what group is this upon the side,"

St. Peter asked his aide,

"That swelled as if to burst with pride

When we our judgment made?"

"Why, sir, that's the Cadet Corps

That's known both far and wide

For backing up their fighting team

Whether they won lost or tied."

"Well, then," said St. Peter,

"It's very plain to me

That within the realms of Heaven

They should spend eternity.

And have the Texas Aggie Band

At once commence to play

For their fates too we must decide

Upon this crucial day."

And the drum major so hearing

Slowly raised his hand

And said, "Boys, let's play The Spirit

For the last time in Aggieland."

And the band poured forth the anthem,

In notes both bright and clear

And ten thousand Aggie voices

Sang the song they hold so dear.

And when the band had finished,

St. Peter wiped his eyes

And said, "It's not so hard to see

They're meant for Paradise."

And the colonel of the Cadet Corps said

As he stiffly took his stand,

"It's just another Corps Trip, boys,

We'll march in behind the band."

By P.H. DuVal Jr. '51

Remembering Bonfire

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Feel like this hit me today...

Lovely, it's that time of year...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm ready to get on the train this weekend...

HP 7-1 this weekend! YAY! Hogsmeade Station, Hogsmeade.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Rock City

Not Detroit, think KISS would be lost? Actually in Chattannooga, TN.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Morning Glory

If you look closely, you can see the bee in the bottom flower... he was very intent on his nectar and took no notice of me...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Flag of My Grandfathers

I am the granddaughter of FOUR Veterans- Daddy Tom, Army Air Corps; Big Dad, Navy; Pappaw, Army; and Daddy Don, National Guard. I am extremely proud of this fact, and proud to be at all related to these men who were willing to answer the call when their country needed them most. (And also very grateful that all of them lived to tell about it.) I am sad that I cannot personally thank Daddy Tom and Daddy Don- but I can give an extra hug to Big Dad and Pappaw today. And I can say, with extreme gratitude, THANK YOU to all service members, wherever you are, whenever you served. Even though we celebrate today as Veterans Day, I honor you and thank you everyday.
And also- thank you to the military families who support these service members. You are just as much appreciated for sharing your father, mother, brother, sister, daughter, son.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Color Change

Natchitoches, LA, Oct. 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Chinese Pavilion, EPCOT, WDW

Monday, November 8, 2010


Harrison County Airport, Marshall, TX.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Disney's Electrical Snail... hasn't changed since I was 7!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010