Found myself checked into a Kaufman County hospital under the Texas Presterian chain of hospitals yesterday afternoon. It is pemounia. Hopefully in five days I hope I will be home again. It takes something like this to realize that one is destructable.
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Shortly after posting our signs for both our future vineyard and winery and farm and ranch we discovered that the name of “Silver Star” was associated with many low quality products in the State of Texas, hence our name change to “Stewart-Rigo” which represents the proud maiden name of my wife and my last name. The beautiful picture on the new farm and ranch sign actually comes from a picture taken of our farm and ranch.
We are proud to announce that our new name of our farm and ranch is now posted. After research and finding the name of “Silver Star” itself was associated with many low quality products in Texas, we decided to change our names on both our future winery as well as our farm and ranch. The name consists of the proud maiden name of my wife and my last name. The view on the sign comes from our own ranch.
“All Great projects and visions for growth in a community start with a dream and move forward with hard work and perserverence.” copyright and written by John J. Rigo
Are you as a rancher or farmer in the Austin, Wichita Falls, Graham and Ft. Worth areas of Texas preparting for the coming drought with pre-purchased hay prior to sky-rocketing prices? Hauling prices are in a range of $15 to $25 additional charge per bale, depending on distance involved from Eustace, Texas.
One call dream, cannot they!
"The Old McKinney Square Is Gone" copyright 2008 (Revised) John J. Rigo, upcoming book, "Passion Amidst Apathy"
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that I found as a young man in 1970. My background was of one born in New York City. I had no trinkets or heirlooms from my past. Old decaying Brownstones in Harlem had no such things especially from the poor family of an iron and steel worker. I discovered the joy of collecting antiques on the Old McKinney Square in those days. The collecting became a passion for me as I called each antique a precious find. There was a magic in those crowded dusty shelves packed with hidden mystery. Each shop owner each dealer became first name friends with a smile and greeting as I searched a part of each day. It was about 2001 that my quests were no more for you see I ran out of space for those treasures. Today in another April in 2013 added to my life. I decided to again visit my Old McKinney Square. The warm friendly faces that I once knew where gone into the dusty trail of time. The crowded shelves of discovery were no more. The store fronts were new. Their new chic names in Gold letters on them. The antiques were new made to look old. They lacked a certain warmth and history in their shiny new look. My heart filled with sadness for I then realized I too would soon be gone. The Old McKinney Square is gone never remembered but forgotten. All my sweet memories of joys past will also be gone into the eternal sunset.