Date Posted: 12:11:38 06/21/05 Tue
Subject: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit
Hey ya'll.... I'm thinking about trying to do a "Texas" Survival Kit and even though born and raised, I would like to have some things that ya'll would think would go in it. The insect repellant came to mind, a mint to say you were "mint" to be here, and some likewise small things. I would appreciate any ideas that you may have. Thanks in advance. ((HUGS)) Kathy
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- Lisa, 12:56:03 06/21/05 Tue 
Bluebonnet seeds come to mind. Or silk flowers. A shotgun shell. A snuff can. A small Texas flag. (They have them at WallyWorld.) A small cowboy hat and/or boots. (Have them at Hobby Lobby.) A bandana. Still thinking..........Lisa
Might decoupage this on a small tile and make a magnet.
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- granniekato2, 13:03:05 06/21/05 Tue 
Those are great Lisa... I have thought of a magnet with something about no matter how far you may roam... you're always near home... hadn't even thought of the boots and hats...I have some wildflower seed I bought at $$ tree... thought I'd put them in too..Thanks for the suggestions..((HUGS)) Kathy
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- Lisa, 13:35:03 06/21/05 Tue 
You're just more than welcome, Kathy. I have some more "Texas" graphics. Let me know if you want them. Hugs, Lisa
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- granniekato2, 13:44:03 06/21/05 Tue 
Will do. I have a few that I keep using all the time. It might be good for a change. Thanks Kathy
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- DeniseM, 13:48:34 06/21/05 Tue 
How 'bout a dictionary of Texas slang. Just Google "texas slang" and you'll be surprised at the amount of stuff you get back.
The engine's runnin' but ain't nobody driving
As welcome as a skunk at a lawn party
Tighter than bark on a tree
Not very generous
Big hat, no cattle
All talk and no action
We've howdied but we ain't shook yet
We've made a brief acquaintance, but not been formally introduced
He thinks the sun come up just to hear him crow
He has a pretty high opinion of himself
She's got tongue enough for 10 rows of teeth
That woman can talk
It's so dry the trees are bribin' the dogs
We really could use a little rain around here
Just because a chicken has wings doesn't mean it can fly
Appearances can be deceptive.
This ain't my first rodeo
I've been around awhile
He looks like the dog's been keepin' him under the porch
Not the most handsome of men
They ate supper before they said grace
Living in sin
Time to paint your butt white and run with the antelope
Stop arguing and do as you're told
As full of wind as a corn-eating horse
Rather prone to boasting
You can put your boots in the oven, but that don't make em biscuits
You can say whatever you want about something, but that doesn't change what it is
That's a fur piece.
It'll take you awhile to get there
Don't worry 'bout the mule son, just load the wagon
just do your part and I'll do mine
Don't call him a cowboy, till you've seen him ride
Don't judge a book by its cover
She's been rode hard and put away wet
refers to an unnattractive, hard-looking woman
a heavy rain
also a heavy rain
finer than frog hair
use anywhere you might use the word "fine"
rarer than hen's teeth
pretty darn rare
to spill, as in "I jes' tumped over mah beer"
Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Sprite, Mountain Dew, Big Red, etc.
Some Texas Wisdom
Never slap a man who's chewin' tobacco.
Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back in.
If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.
If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.
Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
There's two theories to arguin' with a woman. Neither one works.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
Don't squat with your spurs on.
It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
There are 3 kinds of people: The ones that learn by reading, the few who learn by observation, and the rest of them who have to touch the fire to see for themselves if it's really hot.
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- pam, 13:56:59 06/21/05 Tue 
how about some texas barbque sauce? we are known for our barbque...horses...horseshoes.
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- granniekato2, 14:13:21 06/21/05 Tue 
These are really great ideas. Looks like I may need a bigger box...lol...As they say, things are bigger in Texas.lol ((HUGS)) Kathy
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- Lisa, 14:27:18 06/21/05 Tue 
Kathy, you have mail. Hugs, Lisa ;^)
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- msjunejoy, 16:54:37 06/21/05 Tue 
I'm not from Texas but I buy Texas Pete Hot Sauce all the time. You could think up some good texas saying to go with it!
You have to have a yellow rose! Always take time to smell the Roses!
I'll keep thinking....
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- Jerry, 19:33:35 06/21/05 Tue 
How about including some trivia about Texas?
Examples: Texas is the only state that came into the union by treaty. This means that we can secede any time we want to.
The Capitol Building, in Austin, is the only 1 that is the same height as the capitol in Washington D.C
3. We are the only state that can fly our state flag the same height as the U.S. Flag.
If you want more, email me & I'll send them to you.
Also, how about some Texas recipes?
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- granniekato2, 20:30:55 06/21/05 Tue 
These are all such cool ideas that I never even thought of. WoW.... thanks guys.... this just sets my whole thought process in a different direction....and that could be dangerous... lol and Jerry.... I'm always up for more recipes.
Thanks ya'll... I don't think I'll sleep too well thinking about the different ways I can take this monster I've created.....lol
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- Sue, Tx, 21:44:38 06/21/05 Tue 
I hear my Texas friends calling me and I can't think of
anything else, My mood today was wrap a wet cuptowel
around your neck , mosquitoe repellant and wasp spray.
Along with the bluebonnets, add Indian Paint brush seeds
and I think we about covered it all for now. I have a
Texas sign out at the highway with my address on it and a
yellow rose in the middle. Everybody comments on it. My
Dad made the wood part and I did the rest. Have fun with
this and you gave me an idea. Thanks everyone for sharing
and here's something for all of yall!!!!
Hugs from Central Texas
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- granniekato2, 22:06:57 06/21/05 Tue 
Sue.... Glad to know I could help with an idea for you ... I love the the siggy. I wish I was able to do the things you do. I'm clueless with things like that. ((Hugs)) Kathy
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- Renee' from Texas, 17:38:52 06/22/05 Wed 
How about a Texas Prayer to include in this kit. Everybody knows "God Blessed Texas with His Own Hand". And how about a kit for all those wanna be Texans? Ya'll know who you are.
One Proud Texan,
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- granniekato2, 18:12:05 06/22/05 Wed 
Renee' I would appreciate a copy of the Prayer. The kit is something I'm trying to do for wanna be's...I was trying to keep it simple, but there have been so many great ideas that it may turn into something "as big as Texas"...lol
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- Linda Green, 00:13:15 06/23/05 Thu 
this is wonderful. renee I would like a copy of the Texas Prayer. What part of ttexas do you live.
Thank you in advance
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- Barbara P, 20:56:01 06/24/05 Fri 
Lisa would love to have some of your Texas Graphics
some really good things here..
I did have a Tx book and don't know where it is but if I find it I will post some more sayings.
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- LINDA GREEN, 01:50:34 06/29/05 Wed 
DID YOU EVER FIND THE TEXAS PRAYER. I would like to get his so I may put it with my things , to go to Wi.
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- Deanna, 12:09:56 06/29/05 Wed 
How about packaging your survival kits in cowboy hats...Maybe you could find some cheap kid size hats at oriental trading company....Just a thought.
Re: Calling All Texas... Survival Kit -- virginia, 17:00:12 07/06/05 Wed 
How about some of those 'willie warmers' You know:"Everythings bigger in Texas.".....(No I'm not a Texan.)