• It’s Not Only The Rattlers Making Problems In Texas

    Rickey and I went to a wedding last week, taking our granddaughter with us. We returned via my parents’ house, and Ric decided to check a valve on their sprinkler system since we were there anyway. And yes, it was after dark.

    Our granddaughter Presley who was still in her wedding sandals decided to go with her Gramps, and as they were walking across the yard on a sidewalk, it dawned on Rickey to tell Presley (who was in the lead) that they should watch for snakes.

    Thankfully, he thought to say it because as Presley dropped her eyes to the sidewalk, she let out a scream. There just a step in front of her lay a very large copperhead, much larger than we normally see.

    Well, of course, that finished the outdoor trip for Pres, and she ran back inside. Ric killed the snake and continued on down the walk where, literally two steps later, he saw the second snake.

     He killed that one and no, the sprinkler valve still has not been checked!

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    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    8 Responses to It’s Not Only The Rattlers Making Problems In Texas

    1. Amy Coffey Amy Coffey says:

      Wow! That’s scary business!

    2. Dennis Marken says:

      You can add chicken snakes to that list. Tina and I have killed 7 or 8 this year. They eat a lot of eggs. Of course I will take those over Copperheads.

    3. Gail Youngdale says:

      I have really enjoyed your stories of old Comanche history as well as 1950’s history, etc. I want to have copies of these stories plus others in the future for my grandchildren. I tried to print some but am not able to print the full lines (truncated). Any hints for being able to print the stories? Have you published a book I can purchase? I enjoy this web site. Keep up the good work!

      Perhaps you will be able to print my dad’s high school football team picture and ask for identification for some of the players. I have another photo, plus the museum has a copy of the photo. Thanks.

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