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BAYOU BUZZ THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF SWEETGRASS • NOVEMBER 2020

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Veteran. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. . . . . 7 National Night Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Sweetgrass Resident Tracks the Weather.. . 12 Thanksgiving Crossword .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Tips for Nighttime Driving .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Resident Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Play It Safe With Your Fireplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Overnight Pecan Pie French Toast . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Committees, Clubs, Groups & Activities. . . . 33 In the Neighborhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 THE OF

WHO'S WHO HOA Staff Dawn Spencer Community Manager Dspencer@ccmcnet.com Stephen Martinez Lifestyle Director smartinez@ccmcnet.com

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am honored to offer a few words for this 2020 Veterans Day about “what it means to be a Veteran?”. Many might find my answer to that question to be pretty hokey; but my thoughts come from my heart. Each of the letters in the word “veteran” has a special meaning to me and to many of my comrades in arms; although, most may express their feelings differently. The “V” is for victory – everyone who enters public service is expected to be successful, or if you will, victorious. This expectation of success is particularly engrained in those of us who served in the military services. American military service members and those of us that have served have never gone into harm’s way to lose.Winning, or if you will victory, is the baseline, the “A” paper, the expectation. To a military member, or to a Veteran, second place is “first loser”.Veterans expect to win. The first “E” is for esprit – pride, fellowship, camaraderie; those are the feelings Veterans have for one another. This we’ll defend, not for self but for country, service before self, always faithful, always ready, always above; these are the mottos of the U.S. military services. “T” is for time – a time in your life.“You've never lived until you've almost died. For those who have fought for it, life has a flavor the protected shall never know”; famous words from Guy de Maupassant and very applicable to all Veterans.Whether you “saw the elephant”, or not; whether you heard shots fired in anger, or not; whether you ran to the sound of canons, or not; serving in the military is fighting for your life and the lives of others and all Veterans can relish that flavor of life that the protected will never know – it was a time in your life. The second “E” is for experience – I have never sat at the bar of an American Legion or VFW club where Veterans have not talked about their various experiences while in the military. But even more than that,Veterans have gained experience and skills while serving that are transferable to life after service. Experience is an oft forgotten gift for experiencing the hardships often associated with military service. “R” is for respect – the first things I learned about respect came from my parents; my advanced degree in respect came in military service. Respect for authority, respect for the rules, respect for the law and respect for your comrades in arms. Respect not

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encumbered by race, gender, religion or one’s creed.And equal to all of the other respect, respect for one’s self. The “A” is for anthem, our national anthem and to the flag that the anthem relates; never to be disrespected, never! Long may our anthem be played and sung in the land of the free and the home of the brave. I’ve never seen a Veteran not remove his or her cap, place the cap over the heart as a sign of respect for our anthem and our flag – and I hope I never do. And finally, the “N” is for nation – our nation, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. It is for our nation, the United States of America, that we as Veterans have served; something we can always be proud of. Perhaps not every Veteran loved their time in the military or feels victorious in all things; but, from my perspective many share these same feeling about our nation and the time we served. Like Christian, husband, father, son and brother I’m proud to add Veteran to the names I like to be called. That is what being a Veteran means to me. So why the annual day of pomp & circumstance, celebrations, picnics & parades? Veterans, over the years, have been saddled with a full range of characterizations by friends, foes and even by the citizens of the nation they serve. Hero or baby killer, brave or coward, honorable or sadistic; each comparison seemingly justified based upon the popularity of a given war or the “times”. I often recall Rudyard Kipling’s poem “Tommy” concerning British soldiers and Veterans written in the later days of England’s imperial era. Kipling wrote:“For its Tommy this an’Tommy that an’‘Chuck ‘im out the brute’!; but its ‘Savior of ‘is country’ when the guns begin to shoot”. Veterans’ Day, first celebrated on November 11, 1919 as “Armistice Day” was originally a day set aside to honor the Veterans who served in the “War to End All Wars”. World War I ended officially with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919; however, hostilities essentially ended at 11:00 a.m., on 11 November (the 11th month) 1918 with the agreement by the combatants to an armistice. In May 1938 Congress made Armistice Day, November the 11th of each year a national holiday. By 1954, based on a suggestion ground swell from Veterans of World War II and the Korean Conflict, the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans’ Day to celebrate the service of Veterans

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must to see if you are in Washington D.C., those faces graphically portray the feelings of Veterans who have served in God forsaken areas doing God forsaken duty with only a glimmer of knowledge of why they were there. My era, where I earned the moniker “Veteran” was Vietnam. I remember each day the 58,266 men and the 8 women who paid the ultimate price for that simple title – Veteran. Their names appear on a black granite wall at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. There have been wars and rumors of war before and since my era, each producing men and women who proudly served this country in the uniformed services. Not everyone who served has “ridden to the sound of the cannons”, “heard the bombs bursting in air”, or “seen the elephant”; yet each and every one has earned the title of Veteran and deserves our nation’s thanks and respect. Here in Sweetgrass our Veterans’ Club is active: raising funds for several local charities that support Veterans; conducting Memorial Day,Veterans Day and 9/11 commemorations;honoring those Veterans that have passed on and providing camaraderie and fellowship for our members. All residents of Sweetgrass, regardless of Veteran status are welcome to join. I’ll close this salute to Veterans with a short definition from an e-mail I, and many of you, received a while back:“an American Veteran is a man or woman who signed a blank check payable to the citizens of the United States of America for any amount up to and including their life”. May God bless all living and deceased Veterans and continue to bless the United States of America.

of all wars. After a stint between 1971 and 1978 when our Federal Government mandated through the “Uniform Holiday Act” that the celebration of Veterans’ Day would occur on the fourth Monday of October, the observance has returned generally to the traditional 11 November date (note: even today if the 11th of November falls on a Sunday the observance is moved to the 12th; and if the 11th is on a Saturday the observance is moved to the 10th). As for me, I try to be true to celebrating on the 11th of November. As with Memorial Day I am profoundly moved each Veterans’ Day to remember those who have served our Nation. And let us also never forget those who stayed behind: wives, husbands, parents, spouses; all of those who sent their kith and kin off to defend America’s precious way of life. Although I never met him personally, I remember Frank Buckles, the last living Veteran of World War I who passed away several years back at the ripe old age of 110. Buckles fabricated his age to join the Army and serve his country; reinforcing to me the spirit of Americans who proudly live in the “home of the brave”. I remember my father-in-law, a Veteran of three wars, with tears in his eyes as he toured the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. In his youth he was eager to do his part and, in his dotage, so very proud of his efforts – a sentiment that lingers in the hearts of most Veterans. I recall Veterans promoting the remembrance of America’s “forgotten war”, the Korean War. If you look at the faces on the statues of the Korean War soldiers at the Korean War Memorial, a

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scarpment Ridge celebrated National Night Out (NNO) with a whopping big party while observing pandemic safety protocols. Nevertheless, we all had a great time

and a great turnout. With plenty of food and drink, fun and games, we all enjoyed the good camaraderie amongst all who could attend. As a very diverse group of friends and neigh-

ter gun “fights” on ping pong balls, darts at balloons, bean bag toss, corn hole and aggie golf. We also had an intriguing game with about 15 containers filled with candies and everyone had to guess the number of pieces in each closed container. Meanwhile, we all found time to converse and catch up

bors, we came together for a great evening, tossing aside the concerns of the pandemic and politics. Within the Ridge, of

on various ways each of us was dealing with the pandemic

those whose severe health issues did not hold them back, we

and changes in lifestyle that resulted. With the great group

had a 2 out of every 3 households joining us… better than

of neighbors who showed up, it was terrific to trade stories

any previous NNO.

with those we don’t see as often and to know that everyone

By 5:15 most neighbors had arrived and the “feast” began:

is safe and sound. The feelings between all were warm and

Frito pie was the “entrée dish”, along with chili - both meat

heartfelt; we really coalesced as a group, much closer than

style and vegetarian style - veggie cups, sausages on a stick

just neighbors. While we have had fun NNO’s in the past,

and cookies and candies for dessert, along with water, so-

this one was truly the best of all! We’re really going to have

das and a few brewskies. By 6:00 PM many headed towards

to think and work hard to top it for next year… but we’ll

the Bluestem Cove cul-de-sac to watch the parade of first

surely try; it’s well worth it. Finally, as the sun set behind

responders and their vehicles; they actually made two passes

the field of Veranda, we all headed home to avoid becoming

about 20 minutes apart. Following the parade nearly every-

blood donors for the onslaught of mosquitos, but not with-

one participated in various games including ring toss, wa-

out fond memories of a good time for all.

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wood-burning fireplace is a real treat when fall's cool temperatures hit, but take some basic precautions before you light up. Stonehollow Inc.'s Steve Gladstone, past president of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), recommends you follow these steps: Get the right smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in place. As of January 2013 ASHI recommends that all smoke detectors be photoelectric models, not ionization models, and chances are you own the latter. Photoelectric models can detect slow, smoldering fires, whereas ionization models are better at big blazes. The National Fire Protection Association actually recommends installing one of each so that you’re protected no matter what kind of fire breaks out in your house. It's also wise to place a CO detector near your fireplace, not just near your sleeping rooms. Glass fireplace doors often have vents that can allow CO back into the room if there's negative pressure in the house (say, if you have a bathroom exhaust fan running). Shine a flashlight inside your fireplace and look around. If you see cracks, gaps in the mortar, or soot buildup, call a chimney pro for advice. "That black stuff you see is creosote, which is highly flammable and can cause your chimney to catch fire," Gladstone says. "But don't try to clean it yourself, or you and your house will end up filthy." Make sure the damper is operating properly. The damper should open and close easily. If it's blocked, one possibility is that a wild animal has taken up residence, so correct the problem before you light that first fire — "unless you want an impromptu barbecue," Gladstone jokes. "I've found dead birds and nests in chimneys many times. And to a raccoon, a chimney is just like the hollow logs they normally live in, only nicer because it's warm and sometimes there's music." If you suspect something's inside, make noise and bang on

the damper before you open it; otherwise, whatever it is might enter your living room instead of escaping through the chimney. If an animal is the culprit, have the chimney professionally cleaned. Hire only a certified chimney professional for repair and cleaning. If you do need a pro, choose someone with credentials from a respectable organization such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America, and seek out referrals. Besides their specialized skills, certified chimney sweeps have advanced camera technology with LED lighting that can show what's going on in parts of your chimney that you can't see. Start small. For your first few fires, use just a couple of logs of seasoned hardwood so you can be sure everything's burning safely before you get a roaring fire going. Begin by opening the damper and warming the flue — if the air in your chimney is cold when you start a fire, the downdraft will pull smoke into the room. Hold a lit rolled-up newspaper in the opening until you feel the air start rising; then start your fire. Check heat levels on the mantel. This is especially important if you hang your flat-screen TV there. Once your fire is going, set a candle on the mantel — if it melts, find another place for your expensive electronics. Also visit the attic and any rooms above the fireplace. If the walls or mantel become too hot to touch or you see smoke coming into the house anywhere, consult your chimney professional ASAP. Don't neglect your gas fireplace. Ventless gas models need less attention than a wood-burning fireplace, but they still benefit from occasional maintenance. Dust and pet hair are the primary enemies of a ventless unit, so familiarize yourself with your manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and use a compressed air can to blow debris out of the burner air injector holes and ports. Don’t burn ventless logs for more than an hour without opening a door or window to allow more oxygen into the room.

Source: https://www.hgtv.com/design/remodel/interior-remodel/play-it-safe-with-your-fireplace

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Sweetgrass Clubs and Groups Card Crafters Club

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In the Neighborhood Big Cypress

Cindy Hess (281) 799-7487 ckehess@gmail.com Tom Queret (832) 603-1675 tqueret@att.net Bill Foster (832) 449-3071 wmfoster@mail.com Joan Barrett (832) 945-5186 joan@fsonline.com

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