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New Home for Pure PadreFebruary 8, 2009
Kite Festival TodayFebruary 1, 2009
Today was the kite festival on the flats at South Padre Island. It was very busy today with so many people everywhere. It is wonderful to see so many people out and about in this fantastic weather.
Tomorrow will bring more of the same and I will post pictures of the best of the best for you. Followers continue to increase for the best inside scoop on this blog and on www.purepadre.blogspot.com. I am so blessed.
Can You Believe?January 28, 2009
Can you believe that it was only a little over a month ago when everyone was singing glad tidings?
Everyone was in good spirits and there were spirits everywhere?
Beautiful Santa’s helpers were only too glad to help.
Children excitedly waited for the annual visit by dear Old Claus and told him their deepest desires.
He listened with patient ear…
and was the most popular guy in town.
These adorable reindeer were decorated and hung on the Christmas tree with care.
I have found that the people here in this small town have the same giving and caring spirit year round.
Today was 76 degrees, warm and sunny and these memories of Christmas are long gone in some people. Toys have broken and gifts returned but I will never forget what a wonderful season it was.
Grapefruit SaleJanuary 27, 2009
If you want FRESHLY PICKED grapefruit, please call the Martinez family at 956-233-9660 or 210-723-3002 or send an email to email@example.com for some sweet, freshly-picked Rio Red grapefruit from their farm at 104 Chachalaca Dr. in Bayview, Tx.
The grapefruit will be in season until June ’09. They can deliver 5 bags or more in Port Isabel, SPI, Los Fresnos, or Bayview. $5.00 – 18 lb. bag or $6.00 – bucket or pick your own.
Dolphin HeroesJanuary 24, 2009
(photo credit- spadre.com)
Dolphins have been said to be angels in animal form. Here is an example:
Dolphin Heroes Save Swimmers
Last November four lifeguards were on a training swim about 100 yards off
shore at Ocean Beach in New Zealand when a pod of six or seven bottlenose
dolphins suddenly appeared. “They started to herd us up,” said Rob Howes,
one of the four swimmers. “They pushed all four of us together by doing
tight circles around us, rather like a sheepdog rounding up sheep.”
Then they saw why. A great white shark was cruising toward the group only 7
ft below the surface, “as clear as the nose on my face.” The dolphins had
moved in to protect the swimmers, slapping the water with their tails,
presumably to deter the shark. They surrounded the swimmers for 40 minutes
and did not open their circle to allow the lifeguards to swim to shore until
the shark had disappeared. The four swimmers were saved thanks to the heroic
efforts of these gentle mammals. Auckland University marine mammal research
scientist Rochelle Constantine said that the dolphins’ altruistic response
was normal. “They like to help the helpless.”
You Dirty DogDecember 21, 2008
I spent time with my BFF who was complaining about her ungrateful child. You want to see ungrateful?
Our Schnauzer got out after I had just given her a bath.
She really could not stand smelling nice.
She’s like, “What?”
“Hide me, PLEEZE!”
There’s a bad dog? Where?
Surely, you can’t mean me.
Guess who had to get right back in the washatron?
Dropping the ballFebruary 16, 2009
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