Friday, February 9, 2007
You may have noticed that I included a link to Hillbilly Willy's blog over on the right-hand side of the page. It's because Hillbilly Willy is a transplanted Panhandle native. It's amazing where life can lead a person sometimes. Old Willy has been in the same ag related service business just about since he graduated from Texas A&M (quite some time ago). He worked around the Panhandle for awhile after graduating and then spent some time on the Colorado River before ending up in Arkansas. It's a far cry from West Texas to Arkansas. I did get to stop and visit him the other day. I was traveling to Nashville for a convention and his place made a great stopping spot. In fact, just as you could read on his blog, he was the one that got me interested in this blogging. You know, Arkansas is a pretty nice looking place to visit. All the trees and water and hills made me a little claustrophobic though. In the Panhandle you can hunt all day just to find a tree that wasn't planted by somebody! Now, we do have a few lakes, but it's a pretty good hike between them. Don't think that I'm complaining though. What we lack in scenery, we make up for in people. We've got some of the friendliest people in the country. And Hillbilly Willy was one of 'em until he moved to Arkansas. You know, he talks kind of funny in his blog. It makes me wonder if Arkansas is rubbing off on him a bit too much!