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Friday, February 18, 2005



I'm not sure how to respond to this post except to say that I fully, unapologetically agree with it. That doesn't make me bold, but I want to affirm these thoughts. I think of Abe Lincoln: "Most men can stand up under great adversity. If you want to test a man's character, give him power."


Just want you to know, Thad, that I face the exact same thing: I feel like the best of my thoughts receive no feedback whatsoever.

BUT YOU KEEP IT UP, BUCKAROO! I appreciate the wisdom.


The fact that a guy like Richard Simmons became famous...that makes me nervous.

Dr. Jayhawk


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Douglas C. Burrous

Crane Doug Burrous, 75, passed away Feb. 28, 2005, at Odessa Medical Center Hospital, after a sudden illness. He was a resident for 42 years of Crane, where he taught for the Crane Independent School District for 27 years. He was born in Seminole, Okla., but was raised in Crosbyton. He attended Baylor and Texas Tech for his undergraduate degree and achieved his graduate degree from West Texas State University in 1954. While in Crane, Doug taught history, drama and speech. His passion was his debate team. His secondary passions were woodworking, going to garage sells and antique collecting. He never met a stranger, and loved public speaking. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crane for 42 years and taught Sunday School until his death. He married May Dell Davis Jan. 31, 1964, in Crane.
He is survived by his wife, May Dell Burrous, of 41 years; a twin brother, Dal Burrous of Dallas; four children, Beki Morris of Austin, Dal Burrous of Lubbock, Emily Castleman of Houston, and Maurine Lee of Pflugerville; and six grandchildren. He is also survived by a step-son, Danny Davis of Lubbock, who has 5 children.
He was preceded in death by a step-son, Ricky Baker. He is survived by Ricky’s two 2 children, and 7 grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for Wednesday, March 2 at the First Baptist Church of Crane at 2 p.m. Immediately following the internment, there will be a memorial bonfire honoring a fine man for anyone with a passion for smoking to throw their last cigarette into the fire and prolong their life.
Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home of Crane.


Thad-this is a great post. You know my thoughts on this. I don't think that all "famous" Christians are doing the music scene with ill intentions. I don't think that at all. However, there are major issues here. This really is a big deal. If we are to honor the Lord in all we do, how easy is it for pride to well up in our hearts after giving a ton of autographs and taking fan pictures? I don't know. It's a good topic, Thad.

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