Now, if you’re gonna say things Texans say, you’ve got to be sure to get the pronunciation right. Here are a few tips:
In Texas, the “g” in the suffix “ing” is silent. Thus, “fixing to” becomes “fixin’ to.”
chester drawers: that piece of furniture you put your socks in.
nuther thing: another thing
hairyew: a greeting used when one wants to discern the physical and emotional wellbeing of his/her companion.
ah’mo: I am going to. E.g.: “Ah’mo get back to work.”
sure’nuff: (one word). Used as a superfluous question in place of “Really?” or “Is that right?” Also used as an adverb in sentences.
rench: the process of laving with water, possibly to remove soap or shampoo. You can also “rench out” socks, if you’ve a mind to.
warsh: the process one engages in before renching.
Today was a big day for the Rogers family. Both Ty and Minnie were baptised, this was exciting for so many reasons, they have been asking for quite some time but we have not been “grounded” in a church family and did not feel like they had the understanding of the importance of the decision that they were choosing to make. We also had the honor to have Josh’s uncle and the kids great uncle do the baptisum. It was a real special day I wish y’all could of been with us to c elebrate, but I will bring you as close as I can ….
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I love you all… ~Rach
This fabulous little restaurant serves excellent German food in the metropolis of Walburg, TX. We enjoyed wiener schnitzel, sauerbraten, wurst, meatballs. spätzle and more! They have a nice buffet with most of the items on the menu, which goes for about $15/person. Unfortunately, that is about the same price as most of the items on the menu, so I’m guessing their regulars rarely venture to order off the menu.
The place was packed out quickly on a Friday night, and we left right before the live music started (around 7:30). The restaurant is laid out VERY casually, almost a ‘picnic’ theme. The shelves are adorned with steins, and various German memorabilia.
Larry recommended a pint of Spaten, which I enjoyed immensly.
The only notable disappointment was the chicken Rachel had ordered, which had arrived not fully cooked (raw in center), so we asked them to put it back on the grill for a couple minutes. Half an hour passes, and our waitress is no where to be found. Larry finally got up and hunted down a waitress and asked her to find out about the chicken. She comes back out and says it’ll be a few more minutes. I’m guessing they took it back and set it down and forgot about it. I’m not sure what was going on with our waitress, or why she was no where to be found, but poor Rachel got the short end of the stick. Then to add insult to injury, it would appear that the potatoes were seasoned with something non-gluten free, because she was sick the rest of the weekend.
So, in summation.. If you’re hunkering for some good German food (or beer!) , don’t have any allergies, and prefer to get up to get your own food, then you should check out Walburg Restaurant.
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