Thursday, July 12, 2012

As Texan as Royer's Pie

Ya know...after writing the previous post, it got me to wondering if we really have rubbed all the shiny offa blogging.  Blogging for me became an outlet for writing and continues to do so.  It allows me to put in words, the voices in my head...without actually having people catch me talking to myself.

Curious to see how far I'd come with my word skills, I decided to do a little sleuthing in my own back-yard and reread some of my earliest posts.  Some of what I dug up needs to stay buried deep in the files, but as I read the comments, I could feel the sweet rush that came at the beginning. 
Rereading my old posts also rejuvenated the sense of accomplishment that came with posting.
   The point is...stepping outta the boat and hitting publish the first time was scary, but exciting.  I couldn't wait for that first comment and bless her heart...Sweet T was my one and only!

Deb:  Wow!! Your first entry, how exciting!!  Let me know if you need any help.  See ya soon, T

July 14, 2008 1:02 pm

Had Theresa not made that first step and then went on to take further steps by introducing me to her blog readers, I'd probably still be waiting for that first comment.  She didn't wait for permission...just did it.  She went on to be my go-to when I didn't have a clue and always answered my never-ending questions.  She encouraged me and was my biggest cheerleader.  I know I'm not alone. She helped so many new bloggers and we all need to drop in en masse and just say thank you every so often...ya know?

I guess I had allowed myself to become blase' about blogging, but no more.  When I read a new blogger and feel their excitement jumping off the page, I know blogging shouldn't be regarded an unpleasant chore...kinda like cleaning the toilet.  It should be the best of me being shared with the best of y'all.  I don't have to be chained to the keyboard or duty bound to post on a certain day at a certain time.  I'm free to relish in the written word and the opportunity to make new friends.

As SweetT did for me four years ago, I'd like to follow her lead by paying it forward...starting today.
Photography by April
I don't know of a soul around these parts who hasn't heard of Royer's Round Top Cafe and Bud the Pieman's famous pie, but let me now introduce you to Tara...the Pie Queen.

Tara is part of the whole pie adventure of Round Top and while that alone makes her outstanding...she is so much more.  She's mother, wife, font doodler extraordinaire (her signs knock me out), and a beautiful young woman... inside and out.  She just started blogging and her blog is gorgeous, filled with color...and pie!  She rocks the Greatest Generation's style with  a whole lotta va-va-va-voom, serving up a piece of her heart all wrapped up in a slice of warm pie.

Psst...don't tell her, but I stole borrowed this darlin' photo from her blog!  Is this not the cutest ever?  I figure that makes us just about even since she stole my heart with her post The Power of Pie...And The Strength Of A Little Boy I should warn you...take tissues and be prepared to rethink your life.

She reminds me of why blogging will always have a place in my life.  I ask y'all...just where else on this green earth would I ever get the opportunity to share her...and two of my favorite things...Texas and pecan pie...with all of y'all?

So high-tail it on over there and you'll get two rewards for the trip.

One...her words

and two...





holli said...

Thank you for introducing us to Tara's blog. I cant wait to make a trip from Dallas to get some of pie baked with happiness!! Maybe you can meet me there.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ohh, what a fab photo!!!!! I'm going to go visit Tara right now!!!


Olive Cooper said...

Marsha is right, what a photo. It looks like it was taken in 1955. You my poet are not gonna run out of words, no nevah.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I was about to check in on you and see what the heckydoodle was going on, but I see you're rules or deadlines, Deb. love ya!!
Tara's adorable, she has a darling blog!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Deb, you know how to make a girl blush. I've been trying to leave you a comment all day. Blogger kept messing up on and wouldn't post it. are the sweetest soul for sure. I've checked out Tara's new site. How exciting for them. It's only the beginning!

Vintage Home said...

HI Deb.....Please feel free to blog when you have the desire...but just don't quit! If you wanted to you could make some $...but I understand your not doing it. I salute all who have & understand all who don't!
Please believe your honesty & sweet drawl are music to my ears!
Deeply appreciative...Colleen
p.s. Thanks for dropping by & your kind comment, I am on my daughters laptop ..still having comment problems!

Laura said...

This is just wonderful Deb.
You said it perfectly.
I am going to visit your friend's new blog and find someone to shout out about too.


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Wonderful post Deb. I visited Tara's blog and it was a beautiful post, but did make me cry.... what a wonderful little boy. It's so great that they made the day so special for him.
Hugs~~~ Dapne

Sisters Treasures said...

Thank you for sharing the link to th Pie Queen and that amazing story, I too was brought to tears. I also adore Theresa and Garden Antqs Vintage for her encouragement and great posts. She's always my "go to" post to see what she's up to and to follow her links to all the other great bloggers (like you!).
Have a great day,

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Sweet T. got me started in blogging too. She's the one who first suggested it to me, and the first to put me on her sidebar. It would be hard to believe that blogging is going away anywhere. Can folks really prefer "In Your Facebook?" Well there's plenty of social media out there. Take your pick. Thanks for the pie and blog tip. A perfect combo!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

How I go!