The Bandera Courier
Bandera Courier
Thursday December 14, 2017
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Remembrances, parades and BBQ

Doug White

Before I start this week’s column, I want to convey my condolences to the family of Bill Baxter, he was an Army veteran and a joy to be around and share stories. I always teased him about being a First Sergeant. And he loved my joking around. Condolences to his family and his wife, Carol. They were and are a wonderful couple! God Bless.
Man, what a wonderful time for not one but two special parades. The first one was in Bandera Saturday 2 September 2017. There were over 50 floats in this parade and the crowd was larger than ever. It was so much fun to be a part of such a special day. The parade organizers deserve much credit for a job well done.
The second parade was the Tarpley VFD parade and it was a very nice one too. The parade organizer was a young lady by the name of Bailey Alf and you would never know that this was her first parade to organize. She did a super job and it was a pleasure to meet her. I had a very special passenger in the Chicken Car by the name of Telvy Robbins. He was a joy to have on board and we shared some memories of the past.
The BBQ that the Tarpley VFD put on was second to none. Thanks, Telvy for risking your Cattleman’s membership by riding in the chicken car, it was an honor, Sir. It was a very fun weekend and I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day.