Murdo Girl…I’m a long way from Murdo

I’m packing to head south toward Galveston way. It’s crunch time. B-day is looming before me…and before you, but first things first..Do I have all my crowns?

check, check, check, check. The last one is just a hat. I’m bringing the no make-up crown, but I won’t be wearing it because I changed that rule. The mask with a crown is even scarier than me without makeup.

I do have another crown. Kip got me a crown charm for the Pandora bracelet his sweet sister Karlyce gave me last year. Something tells me a water tower charm will be hard to find.

I haven’t lived in South Dakota for many years, but whenever I’m on a 4 lane highway going through a large city, I still wonder where all the people are going. Unless they’re old like me, shouldn’t they be at work? It’s 10 am on a weekday. 

Go to work people!

 When I hear a horn honk, I still wave. In Murdo if someone honks their horn, it usually means, “Hi, good to see ya.”

We live in what most people would consider to be a small lake community. We went to Denny’s for breakfast the other morning. It was Wednesday around 10 am and it was packed. I looked at everyone in the place and I didn’t know a single person.

In Murdo, unless it was tourist season, I knew everyone everywhere I went.

If you had told me back when I lived in Murdo that someday, I would have to walk my dog on a leash, I would have been surprised. If you also said, if he relieves himself in a manner which doesn’t involve lifting his leg, you will have to pick it up with your hand inside a poop bag, I would have spread a rumor that you were crazy. Berferd would have been mortified.

Awe… Here we go..It’s December 28th and we made it to Galveston Island where it’s 75 degrees. There is a slight breeze blowing over the ocean. Our friends Ron and Barbara just pulled in and Linda and Leroy will be here tomorrow around 10 am. We are at the Jamaica Beach RV Park right across from Jamaica Beach. 

I have to go ahead and post this now. Kip and I have to get out on the highway again with all the other blue hairs. We forgot to get poop bags at Walmart.

Every situation has it’s trade offs. That’s why they say you have to grow where you’re planted.

It’s getting dark. I hope we make it back to the RV park soon. Nothing good happens to blue hairs after dark.

We have rap practice Friday at 10 am. It’s nice that everything happens at 10 am. It’s easier for me to remember.

9 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…I’m a long way from Murdo

  1. Mary Francis McNinch December 29, 2016 / 11:24 am

    I won’t know until rehearsal tomorrow. They haven’t fully commited yet, but they will.

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  2. scoper07 December 28, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    We’ll see if those face exercises you did in Ontario help you with your rap performance. Is the crowd going to rap the “Happy Birthday to you”… I guess I’d better wrap this up as it’s getting stupid. Enjoy the 75 degF weather Murdo Girl. Sounds like a wonderful setting for a birthday party.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch December 29, 2016 / 10:56 am

      Don’t look for the sounds of silence 07, cuz it ain’t happening🎤🎶🎷🎹🎸


      • scoper07 December 29, 2016 / 11:09 am

        It it isn’t in your key, I don’t blame you. Try something Stevie Nix sang. I could say Adele!!!

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  3. sanjuan831 December 28, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    So glad you are in warm Galveston and packed all your crowns and hats. Will they supply a teleprompter or cue cards for your rap performance? I feel the same about old Murdo customs. I still wave at people and my kids will ask,”Who was that, Mom?” I’d just say that I think I knew them but maybe not. When I go back there, to Murdo I’m instantly calmer, happier and feel younger. Lav told me she didn’t want a grey wig or to look 90 whilst being the Queen. Work hard enough looking younger than 60. Have fun and happy 56th bday soon. Loved that charm Kip bought you!

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      • sanjuan831 December 29, 2016 / 11:08 am

        You’re gonna be fine. Will all four of you be doing the rap together or are the others your backup crew?

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      • Mary Francis McNinch December 30, 2016 / 11:36 am

        They’re going to be watch me now back-up. We’ll show you part of rehearsal later for direction.


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