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"Them ole cotton fields here at home"

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Pokey: Thank you for posting these cotton-field pictures....reminds me so much of the two cotton fields just on the other side of the canal that separated our property from those. It was always fun to watch the tractors pulling the trailers (some quite old) full of cotton as they headed from the fields down the road to the Cotton Gin. Ah! Yes! Those were the days! I thank God for memories!.......KayD
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You're very welcome, Kay! I wish we'd have gotten some photo's a couple of weeks ago...the farmers are scrambling now to get it all harvested before the next rain. Every time we were out, we didn't have our camera, so I put it in my hand bag! :D Seems there was more cotton planted this year..guess it was the year to plant cotton instead of so many soy beans, as they rotate crops, etc. for the nutrient factor. I remember we used to jump up and down in those old timey wagons of cotton when I was a child, and let me tell y'all who are not familiar with it..cotton is NOT soft until processed! :lol: those cotton seeds and bolls are hard on little tooties!
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Pokey: I never was one who could go barefoot (still cannot) so never tried walking on the cotton bolls, but I do know how rough the bolls were and how hard the seeds were and it seemed a real struggle just to pull the seeds out of the bolls......yeppers.....dem were de good ol' days........KayD

PS: I think it is picture #3 with the mountains in the background.....our mountain at home looking across the cotton field was the rugged rocky Organ Mountains with not much growth and definitely for sure no trees with changin' colors.

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Oh How I wish we'd have gotten some photos sooner..the mountains around here were just brilliant with God's paintbrush this year! The wind has just about blown them all off now..I raked and burned some, so that the dogs would not track them in from the back yard, but it was a futile effort..oh well, it will fertilize the ground for next year..Jeff mulched a lot of it with the mower.
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Pokey,
These photos are Beautiful! I really enjoyed them Thank you for sharing them with everyone.

God Bless You Love Eva
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The photos are great. It looks so much like north Texas. But, in North Texas, it is totally flat as far as you can see. So beautiful....but lots of work. If you have ever seen the movie, "PLACES IN THE HEART", these photos remind me of that movie and how hard those people had to work to bring in their crops by hand.

NOW, NO CHEATING ALLOWED..........NO LOOKING UP ON THE INTERNET............HERE IS A QUESTION THAT EVERYONE SEEMS TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO AND I HAVE NEVER UNDERSTOOD WHY..........BUT:

WHO INVENTED THE COTTON GIN?????

NO CHEATING!!!

Ha ha ahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!
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ELI WHITNEY, IN 1793!!!! HAW HAW HAW!!!!! This was fun!
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Who discovered penicillin?
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aS A TEENAGER i USED TO SING THOSE OLD COTTON FIELDS BACK HOME

ONLY NOW DO I REALISE WHAT I WAS SNGING ABOUT HE HE.

NEVER TO OLD TO LEARN

BLESS YOUR COTTON SOCKS FOR POSTING THESE AWESOME PICS.

LOVE AND HUGS DOUG.
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Doug Holt wrote:aS A TEENAGER i USED TO SING THOSE OLD COTTON FIELDS BACK HOME

ONLY NOW DO I REALISE WHAT I WAS SNGING ABOUT HE HE.

NEVER TO OLD TO LEARN

BLESS YOUR COTTON SOCKS FOR POSTING THESE AWESOME PICS.

LOVE AND HUGS DOUG.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7wlmByH70g
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Well, bless your lil cotton pickin heart, Doug! We sang that song, too, and I remember following my mama in the cotton field where our house now sits, (it isn't a cotton field anymore, of course) with a pillow case, picking my little share of cotton, ha ha! Such sweet memories.

"Oh when them cotton bolls get rotten, you can't pick very much cotton, in them ole cotton fields back home.."

Man, picking cotton was hard, hot, backbreaking work, and tore one's hands up with scratches!
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POKEY BEE.............!!

I wasn't prepared for that penecillin question! I know that Jonas Salk discovered the Polio vaccine. I think it was in the 50's but don't know exactly when...........does that count????

heheheeeeeeee!! The only thing I remember about history was that cotton gin question! And I can't figure out why I could never remember about all of those wars and stuff, but I ALWAYS knew who invented the cotton gin!!! Very strange!
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Looking at all these beautiful things that Jeff does and then your beautiful wallpapers and the tags you make and all the beautiful backgrounds, etc., that you do, not to mention both of your poetry, makes me realize just what a gifted couple you are.

God bless you both for all the things you do that point all you know toward the Lord. I love you, Pokey Bee.

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