Saturday evening I had on my t-shirt that has the Texas flag on it. Addie looked at it and said “Does Texas just have ONE star?” I explained to her that Texas is called the Lone Star State. I didn’t go into the reasons why it was called the Lone Star State but simply told her the “lone” star on our flag represents the Lone Star State.
Addie: Hmm . . that’s pretty wimpy. One star.
Me: How many stars does the MO flag have?
Me: Nope . . it has 24 stars. Do you know why?
Addie: 24 is better than 1.
Me: Well, it’s because MO was the 24th state in the United States.
Addie: What number was Texas?
Me: Number 28 . . and you know what else?
Me: Girls from Texas are just a little bit better!
Addie: That’s just a song and it is NOT true!
Me: Watch it girl! You’re talking to a girl from Texas!
Thanks Pat Green for that song. I love it. Every time I cross the Red River, I think “Once you cross that Red River, hoss, you’ll stay there forever.” I wish it wasn’t so darned true but it does seem to be a fact.