Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Texas Independence Day

Monday was Texas Independence Day - the celebration of the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. We celebrated that holiday yesterday at the Trust. My relative Steve Moore, who is also the executive director of Murdock, is a native of Texas and invited (or forced) all of the staff to join in the celebration. So some of us donned our boots, some tied a bandanna around their neck, and one lady even wore denim clothing from head to toe. We gathered for a hearty meal of chicken corn chowder, corn bread, fruit salad and Texas sheet cake. All of this food was made using Steve's grandmother Meemo's recipes - it was just as delicious as I imagine she used to make it! I won the raffle prize which was a refrigerator magnet of the state of Texas. I told them I already had one and graciously gave it to another coworker. Then we learned the good 'ol country song "Drop Kick Me Jesus Through the Goal Post of Life", which I had never heard but convinced them that it was a common hymn sung regularly at Southern Baptist churches in Texas. Everyone told stories of relatives they used to visit who lived in the south and we had some good laughs.

It seems that no matter where we live, we remain proud Texans for life!

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