Celebrate One Year, C’mon!

Yahoo! This is CBXB’s celebration!

Celebrate good times,come on! Let’s celebrate.

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There’s a party goin’ on right here,

Cowboys and Crossbones has been blogging for one year.



 So bring your good times, and your laughter too,

Who me, loud?

I’m gonna celebrate my party with you.

Good times

Come on now…


Let’s all celebrate and dance for a good time

Good Time



We gonna celebrate and be fed party food all night long.

Feed Me


It’s time to come together

It’s up to you, what’s your dancin’ pleasure?



Everyone around the world

Come on! It’s a celebration.



Celebrate good times, come on!

This calls for cake, it’s all right.

Want Some?


Celebrate good times come on!

Skinny Pirates for everyone!

For You, Mom

We’re gonna have a good time tonight

Let’s double fist, it’s all right



We’re gonna have a good time tonight

Dress Teddy up, then get him drunk

Mr. Ted E. Bear with his Christmas flair.


Oh Baby…

We’re gonna have a good time tonight (Ce-le-bra-tion)
Lose a shoe, it’s all right.

Red Solo Cups are so chic - only in Miami.

We’re gonna have a good time tonight (Ce-le-bra-tion)
Drink all this, look like shit.

Our 1,345th toast of the evening.

Look Like Shit


Thanks for the year of good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate)
Writing this blog is so much fun, come on, stay tuned for more!
It’s a celebration!

Celebrate my readers who hung with me all year long! (Let’s celebrate)

Ted loving Ted

We’re gonna have a good time tonight, all of my readers, you’re outta sight!

We’re gonna have a good time tonight, cheers to this year, it’s been dynamite!

See you all here again next year, we’ll celebrate, my blogging year two.

Everyone around the world, come on!




Ghosts of Christmas Past

How different would Christmas be if I wasn’t surrounded by family?

Opening packages would be such a bore,

love of pink

If I wasn’t surrounded by cousins galore.

Oh what fun!

A lone gal Christmas sock affair,

star of show

Instead of hanging stockings by the chimney with double the care.


All dressed up with nowhere to go,

Carrying the Christmas load alone...

Instead of trying to be the star of the show.

Can we cousins ever get a pose down?

Christmas pageants with one can be so annoying,

I minded so much

But with two, the show is much more enjoying.

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Lonely lonely would Christmas celebrating be

Without the decades of fun with family.

From past to present with futures near,

Hold those dear, with your heart full of cheer.


Thank God for Pilgrims

Aren’t you glad you had pilgrims to sit with, no matter what table you were destined to dine during Thanksgiving?

My sister and I with our Brown Boy cousins, quarantined to the kid’s table, drinking out of our fabulous Care Bear glasses and fashionable, festive holiday hats.

Topics often covered during the meal were knuckle sandwiches (usually whether or not I wanted one), my sister’s love of her “Gaggy” (my dad, although she couldn’t enunciate the “d” sound but she was always thankful for nothing but her “Gaggy”) and who was going to get a Jell-O knox blocks for dessert first.

So while it’s a day for appreciation, I’m thankful for my fellow pilgrims who weathered the children’s table with me every holiday gathering…still to this day.

Hope you’re enjoying the seat at your table, wherever it may be.

Gobble on.


How to Grow Your Heart Three Sizes

Working at a production company in Nashville, I never know what kind of day to expect.

As soon as I walked through the door this morning, the Country Music Association called and needed a piece of sound equipment ASAP.  They were holding a press conference in 45 minutes and needed it like now.  I gathered the gear and headed over where I was welcomed to stay for an announcement regarding their upcoming CMA Country Christmas show, hosted by Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland.

CMA press conference stage.

I snuck a seat in the back row, quickly hoping to see Santa as the holiday music jingle jangled all around and wrapped gifts sparkled on the stage (why is it only October?!).

Not Santa but she’ll do!

Jennifer Nettles  graced the stage, announcing the “A Gift for All,” campaign at this year’s CMA Country Christmas show.  When concert goers fill the Bridgestone Arena on November 3, they are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for a child of any age.  The CMA will be donating all gifts to the Nashville based non-profit, The Bridge Ministry.

Now I’m not very churchy so I typically would have tuned out at the word ministry.  But this organization not only holds a weekly outreach for homeless people and their families under a Nashville bridge, they also collect toys for them during the holiday season.

At 6pm on Christmas night, volunteers take donated toys and gift them to kids under the bridge. Last year, The Bridge Ministry ran out of toys before all of the waiting kids received a gift (much to the devastation of volunteers – I was near tears at the story and I have a prickly Grinch heart).

As a result of the shortage last year, CMA created “A Gift for All.” By taking donations the night of the Christmas show, they hope to grant all homeless kids under the bridge with at least one toy to open this Christmas day.  And it’s a brilliant idea.

So while we’re just on the brink of the most wonderful time of the year, budget to get a toy for a kid in need. No matter where you live. It will make your tiny Grinch-sized heart grow three sizes.

I swear.