BVFD Flag Pole Dedication

The new firehouse has been built, the trucks moved in, fires put out in the area and now, we’ve had our flag pole erected and dedicated.  The new flag pole, a 5′ x 8′ American flag, a smaller 4′ x 6′ American flag along with a 4′ x 6′ Texas flag were donated by the Woodmen of the World. 

The local Woodmen of the World and almost all of the Burkett Volunteer Fire Dept. members were in attendance.  The Honor and Remembrance ceremony was in honor of the heros and victims of 9-11.





One of the Woodmen of the World officers gave the dedication, followed by lowering the flag to half-staff by Dana, then the Pledge of Allegience.        



 The dedication plaque.








Kenneth, Pam and Lovera.  Don’t you love those bright T-shirts!  We’re hard to miss, lol.



Ernie in florescent, Jo Nell in plaid with 2 members of the Woodmen of the World.



Some of the Woodmen of the World members.  

 Before the ceremony, there was a lot of mingling and catching up with friends.  Very nice morning.


Thank you to the Woodmen of the World for this beautiful donation.  To have the American flag flying in all her glory is an honor for the community of Burkett.

 One of the lots that the new firehouse is built on was owned by the Woodmen of the World way back when Burkett was a thriving community!  Funny how history has a way of coming back around :-)

Susan ~ Patchkat


Is it a full moon or what?

The answer is NO…not yet.  Then why oh why is everyone acting weird and wacky?

It’s been a week of craziness at work and around the house.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a wild week of stupid.  My co-worker swears it’s in the water supply and we need to tell everyone to switch to bottled water!  I’m thinking she could be correct, lol.

The week started with a moving, thought provoking sermon in church, continued with a whole day of quilting with one of my favorite people, WWanda…then there was the Dr visit with great labs and another injection…lots of rent collecting at work, and finally, finally FRIDAY! 

What was so great about Friday?  Ernie and I met with Judy and Vince Laquidara (that’s JudyL to most of us quilters) for dinner!   A most enjoyable evening :-)  The conversation was “mile a minute” and the guys commiserated about how much fabric a quilter really needs in the stash.  That was a discussion they could NEVER win, ROFLOL!   As if all that wasn’t enough, my fried catfish was purr-fect! 

 These are the lovely, fluffy clouds yesterday evening.  I love watching the sky and the cloud formations.   The clouds were beautiful, but unfortunately…DRY.   See that dark cast at the bottom right…it looked real promising for awhile. 

Today saw us in Brownwood shopping.   When we got back to Burkett, it was time to water the peppers, feed all the kitties and do laundry (which the love of my life took care of).  I rearranged furniture in our bedroom to make a better cubby for my wigs, hats and growing scarf collection.  Think we’re both beat tonight. 

Susan ~ Patchkat