Even the local cowboys from the various nearby ranches were called in to help quell the fires!
While Dyke was out on the front lines, I (we) were having our annual Famous Texan Day, where each 2nd grader chose, researched, and made a doll (out of recycled materials) to look like their Famous Texan. They also had to give an oral report, to the class, on their Famous Texan. Some of them even dressed up like their Famous Texan! One student across the hall chose his dad as his famous Texan...his dad is Jeff Bryant - the drummer and vocalist for the band Ricochet...you'd know their songs...one famous one is "Daddy's Money"...It was so cool! Jeff came up to school (after hours) and talked to some of the teachers about life on the road, the music business and living "the Nashville Dream"...his wife said it wasn't all fun and games for her. He has realized how much he missed by being gone on the road. It was very interesting to hear that side of "life". He told us about all of the famous musicians he played with, partied with and knew! George...Garth...Kenny...the Judds...etc... He comes from a very musical family - his dad played/traveled with Roy Orbison and some of the other GOLDEN OLDIES! Here's a picture of his band...he's in the back row - the 4th guy (long hair). He's an aide at the other elementary school here in Vernon. REALLY COOL TO TALK TO!
Of course the winds are a constant out here. A week ago, during the biggest fire outbreaks, it gusted to 60 mph! CRAZY! The cows have been out since then, so Ed and I checked fence the other day...several places were damaged....hopefully they'll stay in now. The green wheat on the other side of the fence is definitely a distraction to them...but in about a month, the "wheaties" will roll into town from Canada, and sweep through this area, harvesting thousands of pounds of wheat. I hope the prices are good...
Well, better run for now. Pray for the fires and for some desperately needed rain...it's so dry and with summer on the doorstep, if we don't get rain, it will be a tremendously destitute situation. God Bless!