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    joeywa

    ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***

    Well now, I cannot speak for any hogwash cockamammie story like orders for whiskey being slowed to a crawl. I am doing my part and supporting the bourbon industry, likely to the chagrin of my lovely wife.
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    We were always together. Never apart. People always said we were one person. She was concerned about my well being every moment of the 30 years we were together. She did everything from our finances to handling all of the electronic gadgets. I can barely use the flip phone. I didn't realize how much she did until she is not. I took her for granted and thought she would always be there. Miss her smile, her love, and her oboe playing, so much. I 'll never take life for granted again. Time will help, but right now I feel lost. Thankfully I have my sister and son to help. Thanks for your concern. Tell your love ones you love them every day.
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    primal defense

    ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***

    TEXAS QB SAM EHLINGER FOLLOWS TREVOR LAWRENCE LEAD, SETS UP CORONAVIRUS CHARITY WITH $1 MILLION GOAL. https://www.yahoo.com/sports/texas-qb-sam-ehlinger-follows-trevor-lawrences-lead-sets-up-charity-effort-to-try-to-raise-1-million-183040897.html
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    Sirhornsalot

    ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***

    I'm sure they'd love to see you buy some bourbon right now. Its on Charles St in old town Lewisville, located where the old Piggly Wiggly used to be. Its roughly one block or so south of downtown.
  5. 2 points
    Sirhornsalot

    ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***

    Denton County has now issued a Shelter in Place order, effective at midnight. We have seen a rise in the number of cases here, now at over 30 I believe. However, some of that can be attributed to more people being tested. After looking over the order as well as the National Landscape Association's statement on this, it appears that my company is an essential service and will not have to cease operations. This is good news as long as people in my company remain uninfected. So far, so good. My wife and I have been ordering out almost every night. A lot of restaurants have had to close their dining rooms but are still offering carry out. They need our help to stay afloat.
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    Slimer

    2021 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Sawyer Robertson commits to Leach. Nussmier more than likely to LSU. Hope this is it with QB and keep Milroe.
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    I'm sorry for your loss. Take care Dillo.
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    Cheap Trick was absolutely the worst show I've seen and the only concert that I've ever walked out of...horrible. I took my wife to see Phil Collins and have to agree, one of the best I've seen and "In the Air Tonight" is hands down the best song from any artist that I've seen live. The loudest concert was Sammy Hagar's "VOA" tour at the Summit. Sammy's one of the guys that you know would play all night if they'd let him, I've seen him a couple of times since and had a blast every time. Krokus opened for Sammy on the VOA tour...I didn't listen to them much before the concert or after the concert but they put on a good show that night and were a blast to watch. A close second when it comes to volume was KISS. I didn't get to see them until their first farewell tour with Peter and Ace but they were still rocking! When I was a kid we pulled up to my cousin's house in Baton Rouge, my aunt walked up gave me a hug and told me that my cousin had gone to the KISS concert about an hour before and had a ticket for me...no one would take me up there to find him. I'm still holding a grudge... The funnest concerts...Jimmy Buffett! I've been a Parrothead longer than I'd care to admit and have seen him at least 40 times...lost count after that.
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    The Texas Longhorns set the bar high when it comes to collegiate athletics and even more so when it comes to recruiting. Year in and year out, no matter the sport, Texas finds a way to bring in the best athletes from all around the country. UT’s softball coach, Mike White is no exception to this rule. In just a few short years he’s put Texas back on the map as a softball powerhouse. When you look at White’s 2020 recruiting class, there is no doubt that Texas softball is likely to be a well-oiled machine for years to come. One name in particular that should catch everyone’s eye, is Carlee Ratcliff. Ratcliff is a senior, triple-sport athlete at New Boston High School who in October announced she was ready to don the burnt orange. “All my life I have trained hard, worked hard and played hard, to be a winner. And, I have always been motivated by teammates and coaches who thrived on supporting each other. “The University of Texas Longhorns softball program has a history of being both a winning program and one where the players, coaches and school have tremendous spirit and a sense of camaraderie. I wanted to be a part of that. I want to play for a winner,” Ratcliff said on why she chose UT. Ratcliff is the definition of a star athlete. She was named District 14-3A Softball Defensive Player of the year whilst also receiving all-district nods in both Volleyball and Basketball. When it comes to Softball, Ratcliff is on another level. In her junior season, she hit over.500 with 12 home runs, 53 runs batted in while also stealing 18 bases. “I believe success comes from hard work. I have spent most of my life working hard to achieve my goals and dreams. Extra workouts, hitting drills, travel ball, and specialty coaches have helped me hone my skills and made me the ballplayer I am now. Sacrificing the short term, for a long term dream, is one of the keys to my success,” the star infielder said. With the inclusion of Ratcliff into the Longhorn family, there’s no doubt Austin could have a star in the making. Unfortunately for softball fans, this season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ratcliff, due to this national emergency, along with every other senior spring athlete at the high school level, has seen their final year slip away due to this virus. “Losing my senior year of softball is one of the biggest disappointments of my life. All of the offseason workouts getting prepared, all of the practices, just everything we did to be ready, was thrown out. It just sucks,” Ratcliff said. That doesn’t stop Ratcliff though from keeping herself prepared for her UT future. “To stay ready, and continue working toward the dream of playing for the Longhorns, I have stayed busy. Our coaches gave us workout schedules, plus I have continued my extra training on my own. When the time comes to play softball again, I will be ready!” Ratcliff has put herself and New Boston Softball on the map in recent years. Thus, she has lofty expectations for herself and the Longhorns upon her arrival. “My goals are very simple. I want to be the best teammate to the other girls on the squad, and I want to do whatever is asked of me by Coach White and the rest of our coaches, and I want to win. Winning and being a part of the tradition of the burnt orange is a major goal,” Ratcliff said. Mike White has compiled an incredible 2020 class that includes Carlee Ratcliff, Ryleigh White, Alyssa Washington and a slew of other names. White has invigorated an already great program and with Ratcliff’s commitment, it should be smooth-sailing for years to come. “The fans of UT should know that I always give it my all. I always leave everything I have on the diamond, and there will never be a day, a practice, or a game where they don’t see me giving 100 percent.”
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    Oh, no! I haven't been following the board lately, and just saw this. I am so sorry, my friend. I sometimes think of how my life would change without my loving wife, but can't stand to think of it too long. Instead, I hug and kiss her, tell her and try to show her how very much I love her. Then I thank God for sending her to me and I pray for abundant joy for her now and forever under His care and by His grace. And I believe that will happen. And though I would miss her terribly, there is comfort in knowing that she will enjoy peace and happiness forever in His care. I know this because that is what I believe about my seventeen year old daughter who was taken from us in 1997. When my heart hurts so badly thinking of what I have lost, I think of what she has gained, and that gives me comfort. I will pray for your wife's beautiful soul, my friend, and that you will find comfort in knowing how joyful she must be.
  12. 1 point
    All the team has to do is pretend every game is an NIT game and we are golden.
  13. 1 point
    But he's talking about the Shaka Virus. It infects our team every year.
  14. 1 point
    I understand why he will remain. The corona virus has put a question mark on all of our lives.
  15. 1 point
    I feel like my wife is just like yours was. She does so much. My current assignment is getting her to quit smoking . . . so she'll be around longer.
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    Dillo, I hope you find solace in your family & friends. I will heed your advice. My wife does our finances & tech as well although no oboe .
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    texbound

    2021 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I honestly didnt know much about Henderson and never really considered him a legitimate get. As long as the Horns can pull one of Wheaton or LJ Johnson and continue a strong pipeline of a top RB every year then I'm good. However, I do think it's vital they grab Bryce Foster and both Brockermeyers. Need top shelf Olinemen and Dlinemen to attract the others. They can't let them get away.
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    How are you doing, Dillo? Hoping you're keeping that chin up. Hang in there buddy.
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    Words can not begin to express my sorrow. I wish you and your family strength as you traverse this difficult path. Prayers to you and god bless.
  21. 1 point
    Sirhornsalot

    2021 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Brainiacs saying that Texas is pursuing Tarik Black, former WR at Michigan who is in the portal. He is a former 4-star WR from Texas.
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    Sirhornsalot

    ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***

    https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/lewisville-distillery-making-hand-cleaner-for-community-during-covid-19-crisis/287-96662050-56d0-4513-b56b-b1a33c311f01?fbclid=IwAR38eEJh0GoCv1MIjrc_JdxPMfdrbL1qEvQFjVR0uIZB6KZYTROkYJR-NPk Lewisville distillery making hand cleaner for community during COVID-19 crisis Hand sanitizer is hard to come by during the coronavirus outbreak. Bendt Distilling Co. is making hand cleaner and giving it to people for free. LEWISVILLE, Texas — With coronavirus spreading, this week has been a change of pace for Natasha DeHart. She and her husband own Bendt Distilling Company in Lewisville. Over the weekend, they stopped the tasting hall, tours and events at the distillery. "Essentially half of our staff just became unemployed," said Natasha. "Yeah. We're all scared." She's been doing everything she can to keep her shop clean, and noticed how hard it is to find hand sanitizer in stores. Natasha decided to make her own hand cleaner and give it to her staff. She decided to make some for law enforcement, first responders, nearby businesses and even customers too. "It's made with the first spirit that comes off the still, and it's not really suitable for consumption. It's very high proof," she said. Natasha dilutes it with water, xanthan gum and a drop of essential oil for smell. She said it contains 70 percent alcohol, more than the 60 percent minimum recommended by the CDC. "It just became obvious that there was a bigger problem and so we started looking at ways that we might be able to fulfill that need," said Natasha. Word spread about this project. In three days, her team handed out more than 1,500 free bottles of hand cleaner. She bought as many plastic 4-ounce bottles as she could find, but quickly ran out. On Wednesday, she resorted to mini liquor bottles as a way to keep going. She said, "They don't have the convenient dispenser top, but we will do what we can. We will keep handing them out." Even though her business is feeling the impact of the COVID-19, Natasha hopes the free hand cleaners will help the community through this crisis.
  23. 1 point
    DBut82

    ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***

    I can agree with this 100%! Idk about you @joeywa but I've been drinking plenty of whiskey and smoking plenty of meats! LOL! @Sirhornsalot, I had no clue there was a whiskey distillery in Lewisville. I work in Coppell. Can I swing by and grab a bottle during this "shelter in place"?
  24. 1 point
    Sirhornsalot

    ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***

    In the realm of what JoeyWa was talking about . . . we have a whiskey distiller here in Lewisville. Its Bendt Distillery. They make bourbon and distribute to restaurants and stores all over the DFW metroplex. Needless to say, the order for whiskey have slowed to a crawl so they are using excess alcohol and making hand sanitizer gel with it. They are distributing it free at their downtown Lewisville location.
  25. 1 point
    joeywa

    ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***

    This is very important, and good on you for doing this. Also, one thing to remember about this, not only are the restaurants in need of the support, there is an entire community of suppliers that provide goods and services to restaurants that are feeling a mighty pinch right now. All of that food, drinks, paper and cleaning supplies as well as the companies that distribute this to each restaurant are part of this. The foodservice industry will be forever changed when this is over. And I fear not in a good way.
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    MikeV73

    ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***

    Couldn’t resist: or they are at the gym with Rand Paul
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    How often/what time/how long should I be watering my lawn? Thx!
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    I’m still tied to my high school/college years and the music that made an impact on me then. Spent a lot of time in Sound Exchange in college. Anyone remember this place at 21st & Guadalupe?
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    Purchases today. The Irishman is the Caribbean cask version. Stored in America Bourbon barrels then finished in Caribbean rum barrels. It's really good
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    USA TODAY: UT athletic director: Shaka Smart to remain for next season https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2020/03/28/ut-athletic-director-shaka-smart-to-remain-for-next-season/111469094/
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    Tell your spouse and other family members that you love them every day. You will wish you had said so some day.
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