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Thoughts from Kelln

Memorial Day

Posted on May 27, 2019

Thanks to all that have served and sacrificed for this great nation.  At present times, there are things about this country that makes one go “hunnh?”  but the fact that we can question our nation is due in part to those who fought for these rights.  Thank you and GOD bless all that have or are serving. We are wet.  Real wet.  But not as wet as those east of us.  Prayers for you all.

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Wicked

Posted on May 24, 2019

We were never in line of the tornadoes last night, but it is kind of wicked when the news is rattling off county road numbers and you could 1) drive to that location in just a few minutes and 2) you know the people that live nearby. That was a bad looking set of tornadoes that came out of the TX panhandle and made a direct line for Laverne.  Luckily, that is wide open spaces

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Next Adventure

Posted on May 23, 2019

Wednesday found the Kelln Klan traveling to Kansas.  We got to see lots of water in bar ditches, overflowing ponds and rivers that were at maximum capacity.  I35 near Tonkawa, had water that was nearing the point of crossing the interstate.  We traveled to Arkansas City, KS to the campus of Cowley College. Duke is now enrolled in college.  His main focus is for the TIG welding program but he is enrolled in the full

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It could be worse

Posted on May 21, 2019

According to the tv news channel weather experts, most of Oklahoma was not supposed to live through Monday, May 20.  We made it. Here in paradise, we are just really wet.  Now, I have seen pics of those on the east side of the state.  No tornados but record flooding.  Not fun moving animals to higher ground all while trying to keep water out of homes and barns. The rain started here earlier than expected.

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1985

Posted on May 15, 2019

There is a cool song about “1985” by some obscure band.  Cool tune!  They reference a lot of highlights from that year. Some of my highlights from 1985 include running a tractor and combine for Omer Schneider on the property that I now live.  Van Halen’s tune “Why can’t this be love?”  ….it has not lost it’s allure to me.  I still listen to Q102.3 just for the off chance they actually play some bad

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Random, random, random

Posted on May 10, 2019

I have been sicker than all get out since Monday night.  No gut problems.  Just severe aches and wicked, wicked chills and shakes.  I’ve still taken care of business but I have managed to steer clear of people.   I told Tammy to shoot me on Tuesday and Wednesday.  I’m still surprised that she didn’t take me up on it.  I think that she had a guilty conscience.  Because I have since found out that

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Big Day!

Posted on May 07, 2019

I went to my job for a bit this morning.  Made it to the weekly teacher’s meeting.  Kind of a big accomplishment since the weather has jacked up the Shattuck school calendar for the last week or two.  Why?  Well…between softball and baseball state tourneys and tri-state music and state FFA convention and state track and….I’m not sure about the complete educational journey of any kid in Shattuck but the extra-curricular activities is second to

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Stupid Grins

Posted on May 06, 2019

It is that time of year.  Baccalaureate sessions and graduations.  Lots of people will have stupid grins on their faces as others make them stand still for pictures.  Kids, parents, grandparents….anybody tied to a graduate. I got in from the kidding barn and I kind of had a stupid grin on my face.  I actually did some physical labor this weekend and cleaned pens.  And I like watching some of these kids.  As a huge

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Gladness & Sadness

Posted on May 03, 2019

I’m Back!!!  I apologize to those that have clicked to here looking for something.  But I have had way too many irons in the proverbial fire.  Something had to give and guess what…this blog was it. I have a lot of gladness that the State FFA convention is done.  YESSS!!!!!    I’m glad to be done with CDE contests, proficiency awards, speech contests, star interviews, scholarship apps, entry deadlines & on & on & on.

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I do not know

Posted on April 29, 2019

Where to begin…..there is so much about the goat industry that I do not understand  (maybe: that should have been spelled knot?) Yes, that would make more sense.   For what I know about the current goat business….it is all KNOTTED up like two dogs in the front yard.  Yep–they are happy.  Yes, somebody is going to have to get a water hose to spray them.   Yes, some parties will be glad–not happy.  

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