2 Square Highland(s) Folk

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Window Shopping
Kansas Ave (Main Street)
Liberal, KS USA

I have a great plan

For Saturday night

Don’t be a stranger

Don’t put up a fight


I was thinkin’ of  music

& Ms. Tammy Mauck

Waltzin’ Mathilda

Don Gato did rock!


But the very best part

(And, I’m sure you’ll agree…)

Was when we paired off

Hopefully, one chose ME.


And soon we were forming

Four big square pods

And inside those units

(Or was it four pair of quads?)


First couple to my left

(Well I can’t remember…)

But I can do si do

Allemande has no gender


So back to what’ prior

This tortuous drill

Were we sat and we waited

A ‘pre dance card’ thrill


of hope or rejection

When boys came around

Some numbered order

And squeaked out this sound…


Will YOU be my partner?’

And here, we first learned

To look forward to things

Now We seem to have spurned


But here once again

I’ve turned to the dark-side

So I will now focus

So time hits my Mark (Hyde?)


So, I saw this great place

I think off of Stone

Where they dance all in squares

(I’m hearing you groan)


I mean it now ‘Fren’…

(‘Course I won’t tell others…’)

But it rhymes with Cen

‘Hard “c”‘ has two brothers


I’ll ask around

Do a bit of research’ing

You can drink beer

(But please….no lurching…)


Your Combat boots fine

I have a nice frock

We don’t need to match

Just channel Ms. Mauck.


And, seriously Ken..

If we dance out our issues

We’ll perspire it “gone!”

(& I’ll bring some tissues)


And then we can eat…

more as food, today’s “goal”

I think Brother John’s

Has some ribs with some soul.


Highlands-pair…We’ll March On

For we do love You, Food.

& If you mess up a little,

I’ll try NOT to be rude.


Will be fun, holding hands

T’least to whip you around

No, that’s not what I mean

I won’t make a sound…


Though I do have a tangent

About the ‘big Hat’

Once up in Dodge

Wuz  whare we wuz at.


At the rodeo-‘Rena

(S’cuze ‘Larry’ twang)

Paired horses with Riders

square ridin’  their thang…


It was horses & Fun…

-All kicking together

And on top of these horses

People paired, mounting Leather…


If only we’d taken

This time at the Ranch

Marriage Improvement

The Work and The Dance


So if you come visit

(And I’ll stay in my chair…)

Hoping compadre

Finds me to Pair…


Seriously, it will be a blast

And We can Rock this House….


Highlands School we Love You

As time goes Marching By

We’ll Keeeep Your Flag on Hiiiiigh…!

Thank you for the beautiful birthday flowers.






Fiber Fiber Everywhere!

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Rose loved the thought….


P:  Rose, what is it that you are getting into???  Seriously…

Rose:  Well, no one has left me anything really tasty lately, so I did think maybe it was time to go to the local Trader and get healthy.

P: Hmmm…if I remember correctly,  you complained about my visit & provisions just last year.

Rose: Wrong again, that was Whole Foods. And, it wasn’t really that bad, it was just that I thought gluten meant vegan and I am not ready for that. In fact, it just isn’t in my 12 steps.

PDon’t say it!  No one likes it when you say it!

Rose: “What?  ____or be killed? Maybe tasty people who haven’t lived on a ranch full of coyotes are offended. Maybe they need some wilderness training on the Hi Plains. How do you think we became so revered in Asian countries…survival of the cutest face’est & intuitive-est….

Well,  I need some hard stuff. Let’s go shopping….

P:  What kind of hard stuff?

Rose:  Well, I do like the higher fiber from Dr. Poage’s .And, the gluten free at Whole foods wasn’t bad. Honestly, I really like all the bright colors though, like Kibbles & Bits and Rachel Ray’s…

P:  Totally get it, Lucky Charms, Trix, Fruit Loops. Everything your mom didn’t buy!

Did that Hill Brothers settle your tum after you found that delicious lunch someone left for you!??

Rose: Yes, but I mean it, I need that other stuff, it is HARD. Industrial Strength, like Foddy & All Bran, Tuff Stuff. I think there are some kind of chips or something in it…maybe I’m supposed to be spreading it around the ‘hood.

….I dunno, Dr Pogue never really gave me any instructions when I went in last.

P:  What’s it called?

Rose:  I don’t know….I think something with Bits, too, like maybe Simply Bits…It sounds delicious to me, I really want to try it, so hurry up & get your phone & purse.

Or, leave the phone-no pics. I feel I may have some kind of conflict of Pinterest.

But, bring your  cappuccino…on second thought,  bring it. You can get some Stars with your few last bucks. I heard your Gold Card is expiring. And…well…maybe not part of the program, BUT….

Now hustle!

I love Starbucks Cake Pops!