Your Line in the Sand

Texas Quotes

1. “You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas.” Davy Crockett said this angrily after losing his Tennessee bid for the U.S. Congress.

I think he really said, “Y’all can go to hell,” but grammatical purity likely corrupted the original transcription.

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Learning Texas History Through Song

Teaching History with Music!  🙂

“Every fall our 7th grade students in Texas study about the Anglo-colonization of Texas, featuring Stephen F. Austin. This is a video I created that sums it up.”

Marty Robbins – Ballad of The Alamo


Davy Crockett died fighting for Texas independence so he’s a Texan through and through.

Jim Bowie · Fess Parker


“Texas, Our Texas” is the official state song of Texas. It was written in 1924 by William J. Marsh, who was born in Liverpool, England, and emigrated to Texas as a young man, and Gladys Yoakum Wright, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and selected as the state song by a concurrent resolution of the Texas Legislature in 1929 following a statewide competition. Older songs, such as “The Yellow Rose of Texas” and “Dixie”, were also considered but ultimately it was decided a new song should be composed. At times, there have been movements to replace “Texas, Our Texas” with the better known “The Eyes of Texas.”

The first word of the third line was originally largest, but when Alaska became the largest state when it was admitted to the United States in 1959, the word was replaced with boldest.

This song was sung in group by elementary students in Texas at the beginning of their school classes during the 50s. At that time “largest” started the third line of the first verse. As of the 1980s, this song was still sung before classes in some schools, along with the pledge to the American and Texas flags, but with “boldest” instead of “largest.”


I’ve been Everywhere – Texas Version

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Teach Texas – cool site

Lesson plans

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Memorize the 6 Flags over Texas


The flags of six nations have flown over Texas. They are:

Spain (1519-1685; 1690-1821)

France (1685-1690)

Mexico (1821-1836)

Republic of Texas (1836-1845)

Confederate States of America (1861-1865)

United States of America (1845-1861; 1865- )

Interactive Web Site to memorize Tx facts:

According to this site (  )

“Simply envision some wadded up flags in your mind, which will help you remember the phrase: state flags might really crumple up. The first letter of each word matches the first letter of each flag that flew over Texas – in the correct order, too boot. Easy, huh?”

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2016 New Year’s Eve Worksheet for 2017



Here’s to a new adventure!  Another trip around the sun.  🙂  Tick tock!


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Cranberry Pecan Salad per Mom

1 3 oz pkg strawberry jello
1 3 oz pkg raspberry jello
2 C boiling water
1 16 oz can whole berry cranberry sauce
1/2 c pineapple juice from crushed pineapple
1 10 oz can crushed pineapple (drained)
1 cup chopped pecans


Dissolve jello in boiling water with beater add cranberry sauce
Add Pineapple juice and nuts
Put in ice box until thickened
Stir to distribute nuts evenly (will rise to top)
Set in 4 or 5 hours
Serve plain or with salad dressing (1/2 c mayo w/ 1/2 cup cool whip)

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Sermons 4 Teens

John Piper: A Challenge for Young People

10 Words of Counsel for Single People – John Piper

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