My late father, T. J. Newbury, was a grand story teller. Friends and neighbors in Early, TX, gave him high marks for joke-telling, and so do I.
The recent tough times in the oil patch began in 2015 when rising oil and natural gas production, primarily in the United States, began to outstrip demand as worldwide economies began to slow down. The trend continued, and when the coronavirus pandemic hit in early 2020 economies around the globe shutdown and demand for petroleum products dropped as did their prices.
There are times in life when you just “should-a-stood” in bed. This is probably one of those.
It still lurks in my mind’s “crannies,” jumping to the forefront of my thoughts more often than I’d like. It was a single sentence--uttered by someone whose name I don’t know--imparting an important truth usually requiring paragraphs, chapters or even volumes.
Gov. Greg Abbott has again suspended elective surgeries in hospitals in 104 counties located within 11 of the state’s 22 trauma service areas.