Comanche: Hell Or Texas?


Comanche, Texas: Most of you know I love history, and there is some confusion as to whether one of my all-time favorite quotes came from General Sherman or General Sheridan. It goes something like this:

“If I owned both Hell and Texas, I’d rent out Texas and live in Hell!”

The writer of the following may have been a descendent for all I know! It came to me from Mack Courtney, and while I’m certainly not making light of the flames of Hell….well….it is really hot in Texas right now!

June 1st

Just moved to Texas!

Now this is a state that knows how to live!!

Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings,

What a place!

It is beautiful.

I’ve finally found my home.

I love it here.

June 14th

Really heating up,

Got to 100 degrees today, not a problem.

Live in an air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car.

What a pleasure to see the sun everyday like this.

I’m turning into a sun worshipper.

June 30thHad the backyard landscaped with western plants today,

Lots of cactus and rocks.

What a breeze to maintain.

No more mowing the lawn for me.

Another scorcher today, but I love it here.

July 10th

The temperature hasn’t been below 100 all week.

How do people get used to this kind of heat?

At least it’s kind of windy though. But getting used to the heat is taking longer than I expected.

July 15th

Fell asleep by the community pool.

Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body.

Missed 3 days of work,

What a dumb thing to do.

I learned my lesson though, got to respect the ol’ sun in a climate like this.

July 20thI missed my cat, Lomita, sneaking into the car when I left this morning.

By the time I got to the hot car at noon, Lomita had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag, then popped like a water balloon.

The car now smells like Kibbles.

I learned my lesson though.

No more pets in this heat.

Good ol’ Mr. Sun strikes again.

July 25th

The wind sucks.

It feels like a giant freaking blow dryer!!

And it’s hot as Hell must be.

The home air-conditioner is on the fritz and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.

July 30th

Been sleeping outside on the patio for 3 nights now.

$225,000 house and I can’t even go inside.

Lomita is the lucky one.

Why did I ever come here?

August 1st

It’s 105 degrees.

Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today.

It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to 85.

I hate this stupid state.

August 3rd

If another wise guy cracks, “Hot enough for you today?”

I’m going to strangle him…Danged heat.

By the time I get to work, the radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like baked cat!!

August 5th

Tried to run some errands after work, wore shorts.

When I sat on the seats in the car, I thought my buns were on fire.

My skin melted to the seat.

I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs.

Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried buns, and baked cat.

Aug 6th

The weather report might as well be a recording.

Hot and sunny…Hot and sunny…Hot and sunny…

And the weatherman says it might really warm up next week.

Doesn’t it ever rain in this darn state?

Water rationing has been on the last six weeks.

My $1,700 worth of cactus might just dry up and blow over.

Even the cactus can’t live in this heat.

August 8th

Welcome to HELL!

Temperature got to 110 today. Cactus is dead.

Forgot to crack the window and blew the windshield out of the car.

The installer came to fix it and guess what he asked me???

“Hot enough for you today?”

August 10th

My sister had to spend $1,500 to bail me out of jail.

Freaking Texas …

What kind of a sick demented idiot would want to live here??

Will write later to let you know how the trial goes…

…Of course, we Texans might spout every now and then, but when it comes right down to it, there aren’t many of us who would live anywhere else, are there? Besides that, no matter where in Texas you live, you are one day closer to rain than you were yesterday! -Fredda

About Stacy Dudley

With a BBA with an emphasis in Marketing, Stacy is the owner of The Moxie Room, a marketing firm located in Comanche, Texas. She is the master of strategy and the executor of said strategies. From conception to completion, she oversees each and every project acting as a liaison between creative and client. Before founding The Moxie Room, Stacy bulked up her portfolio all over the continent. From strategic planning, media relations, special events, internal communications, cause branding, ideation and new product launch management, her work has taken her from living in Texas to Tennessee to Toronto to Edmonton Alberta Canada.
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