“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Texas Panhandle Journal: Post #2994
Sunday, June 28, 2009

1. They don't have Texan accents way up here in this part of the state. They sound more like Coloradoans. (Incidentally, Colorado natives don't much like Texans. I remember when I was a Colorado kid, it seemed that every other person you ran into on a ski slope was a Texan. Hence the popular T-shirt: "If God had wanted Texans to ski he would have made bullshit white!"

2. The spot reserved for fresh jalapenos in the grocery store is as big as the banana section in my grocery store in Florida.

3. The mascot for the local historic high school is the Sandies ... as in SAND STORM! Very cool, no?

4. The Big Texan Steak Ranch, which I mentioned in a previous blog as being the home of the 72-ounce hunk o beef, has a white limousine that will pick you up at your motel. It's a dusty stretch Cadillac with an immense pair of cattle horns mounted on the hood.


Anonymous Roscoe P. Coltrane said...


Though not set in Texas, I believe the limo you described was driven by Boss Hogg in the classic TV series, The Dukes of Hazzard.

June 29, 2009 at 10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the mid- to late-fifties, the football team was lovingly referred to as the "Standies" because they were not allowed to sit during the entire game. FYI from Me-who-was-there-back-then.

June 29, 2009 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Back many years ago in Burlington, CO - my name used to be Jessica Long (daughter of Gary & Corrine Long) ...I knew you and your wonderful mother when I was a 9yr. old girl on the Burlington swim team back in 1980 (some of the best days of my life - I miss the red/white striped suits and my long blond braids - LOL!)...I still love to swim, still remember your mother's amazing smile and laughter, and what a fun, kind person you were. I now reside in Amarillo, TX (got a good laugh out of your blog). It's great to read your blogs and remember you and your mom! God Bless!

June 29, 2009 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

Jessica: The thing about those striped suits ... they tanned only through one of the colors. Don't know about you, but I had a zebra ass until Thanksgiving.

Roscoe: it looks EXACTLY like that limo from the 'Dukes....P.S., is that your real name: Roscoe Coltrane?

June 29, 2009 at 3:41 PM  
Anonymous Roscoe P. Coltrane said...

Roscoe P. Coltrane was the name of the sheriff that was always after Bo and Luke Duke, and drove Boss Hogg around town. You need to watch more CMT Late Night or TV Land.

June 29, 2009 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

Damn, I knew it was too familiar....but wasn't Roscoe the bumblehead deputy?

June 29, 2009 at 5:33 PM  

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