By Nikki Pelezo

The Fall of the Giants

The Fall of the Giants     

By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads

We bought our home just for the old oak tree.  She was mighty, broad, tall, stately and she was old.  It was always cool under her limbs and she didn’t mind the old swing tied to her lower branch.  … Read More

Fine Dining in Upshur County

Fine Dining in Upshur County   

By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads  

Charlie, being the romantic that he is, decided to take me out for a Valentine’s Day dinner, especially since he forgot to buy chocolate.  Upshur County doesn’t have what I call a five star restaurant.  We have eateries.  Which … Read More

East Texas Know How

East Texas Know How 

By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads

The other day my husband, Charlie, went to all three auto parts stores here in the Gilmer area looking for a doomaflotchy for his gizmo.  Please bare with me, I don’t know auto/motorcycle speak.  He wasn’t making any headway because … Read More

Is a Cobbler Worth It?

Is a Cobbler Worth It?  

By Nikki Pelezo / Dort Roads

Several years ago, in the dead of night, we drove into Oklahoma and stole a hunk of Aunt Rade’s blackberry vine.  We snuck on the old abandoned home place, and by the light of our old truck we dug … Read More

Zumba

Zumba 

By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads 

It all started the day after New Year’s.  I looked at myself in the mirror and looking back at me was a frumpy broad wearing the only clothes I had left to wear, a baggy pair of flannel pajamas bottoms and a size … Read More