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whose state bird is a mosquito
“Haboob!?! I’m a Texan. Not a foreigner from Iraq or Afghanistan. They might have haboobs but around here in the Panhandle of TEXAS, we have Dust Storms. So would you mind stating it that way. I’ll find another weather service.”
originally posted by: kaylaluv
Being a native Texan liberal, I have a love-hate relationship with Texas. I get frustrated with the conservative ideology, but at the same time I find many of my conservative relatives very endearing. These are salt of the earth people, and they will give a stranger a hot meal or the shirt off their back - no questions asked.
My in-laws have a small cattle ranch, and I don't think I have ever seen my father-in-law in anything other than cowboy boots. He has a nicer pair for weddings and funerals, and his every day scuffed up pairs. That and his Levi jeans, western shirt and cowboy hat. He is the real deal. The small town they live near (Breckenridge - about an hour northeast of Abilene) is having a really hard time with flooding. They are doing okay where they are, though they may be stuck at home for a while, with many roads around there impassable. Just hope their cows are okay.