Category Archives: Dirt Roads

By Nikki Pelezo

Going Green, But Beware of Garlic Goot

Going Green, But Beware of Garlic Goot By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads Well, the time has come for me to step up and be counted by those persnickety eco-people as a member of the Going Green crowd.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Mr. Fix It

Mr. Fix It Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads Charlie and I have been married 30 + years.  As we are getting older we are starting to look alike and we sound alike over the phone, but that’s where it ends.  … Continue reading

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The Fall of the Giants

The Fall of the Giants      By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads We bought our home just for the old oak tree.  She was mighty, broad, tall, stately and she was old.  It was always cool under her limbs and she … Continue reading

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Fine Dining in Upshur County

Fine Dining in Upshur County    By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads   Charlie, being the romantic that he is, decided to take me out for a Valentine’s Day dinner, especially since he forgot to buy chocolate.  Upshur County doesn’t have what … Continue reading

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East Texas Know How

East Texas Know How  By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads The other day my husband, Charlie, went to all three auto parts stores here in the Gilmer area looking for a doomaflotchy for his gizmo.  Please bare with me, I don’t … Continue reading

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Is a Cobbler Worth It?

Is a Cobbler Worth It?   By Nikki Pelezo / Dort Roads Several years ago, in the dead of night, we drove into Oklahoma and stole a hunk of Aunt Rade’s blackberry vine.  We snuck on the old abandoned home place, and … Continue reading

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Zumba

Zumba  By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads  It all started the day after New Year’s.  I looked at myself in the mirror and looking back at me was a frumpy broad wearing the only clothes I had left to wear, … Continue reading

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She Waits

She Waits By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads  She’s down an old dirt road here in Northeast Texas.  You can’t miss her.  She’s been standing in the same spot for over 150 years.  The old church is quiet now, the … Continue reading

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Old Dog-New Tricks

Old Dog-New Tricks By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads      Like other seniors my age, I was given an internet device for Christmas. Just what I need, something else to control my world and make me appear less than intelligent. This booger can take … Continue reading

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Open for Bids

Open for Bids      By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads My aunt Imogene, just this minute, left to go home after five of the most God-awful days of my life.  I know each and every one of you would love to … Continue reading

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