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Oct. 31 : Featured Item of the Week : Hand Held Welder

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The Eagle Hardware Farm and Ranch Featured Item of the Week for October 31 is:

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Oct. 31 : Featured Item : Hand Held Welder

Hand Held Welder - This do-it-yourself hand held welder is this week’s Featured Item of the Week. The Easy Weld is the perfect 110 volt welder for the hobbyist, maintenance technician and one who is learning the craft of welding. This affordable welder is a great entry tool and is a must to consider. Stop by and let us show you. See you soon.

Ladies Night Out at the Hardware Store

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
Feb ’16
6:30 pm

ladies night out 4 e1452036004809 300x225 Ladies Night Out at the Hardware StoreLadies, save the date and watch our Facebook page and website for more info soon. This event is just for you and it is FREE!  It is our 3rd Annual Ladies Night Out!

Does entering the hardware store scare you just a little?  Do you procrastinate fixing problems around your house?  Well, we have a fun filled night planned for you.  During this special night just for ladies, we’ll serve wine, cheese, appetizers, dinner and demonstrate how easy it is to make simple home repairs.  Speaker and author, Mardi Allen will speak about trusting our own judgment and intuition. We all have it and often times we women don’t listen to that little voice inside our head. She will give us insight in how to work through it, how often times fear and people pleasing effect it, and how to stay aware of these feelings.

Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, February 17, 6:30 – 8:30pm.  Invite your friends and RSVP by calling the store at 972-635-7878 or using the form below.

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Advice from an Aggie :: Proud to Fly the American Flag

Monday, July 6th, 2015

aggie blog pic 2015 170x300 Advice from an Aggie :: Proud to Fly the American FlagThank you!  Really.  A heartfelt thank you goes out to each and every one of you who, over the course of the last few days, has proudly displayed your American Flag.  Yes, tradition has it that we hang her during the days surrounding Memorial Day but something happens for some between Memorial Day and July 4th.  Some seem to get lost.  So refreshing it is to see them.  Gosh, I’m amazed at how creative some of you are.  In fact, I like the redneck display of ‘ol Betsie.  I won’t name names but you’d find his truck parked at Eagle Hardware and if you’d have seen it this past week, you’d see two small American flags zip tied to his brush guard on the front of his truck.  What creativity.

I like seeing the flag flown.  AND, I don’t like seeing the flag defaced, burn, and made a mockery of.  Yes, I’m all for free speech and all but just because we have the right to do something doesn’t mean we ought to.  And as much as is being said about the confederate flag, I sure wish more were said about encouraging the flying of the Stars and Stripes.  How is it that things get so convoluted when the Supreme Court rules one way or the other?  Last time I checked, some greater power upstairs had the final say on all matters … just saying.

I like keeping things simple and being reminded of how grateful I should be that we have our independence.  I am often reminded of the man I met in Steyr, Austria ten years ago or so.  As we hosted a team of volunteers from Texas A&M (WHOOP!!!), the group walked down into town from our home.  As they did, each one of them spoke, “Howdy” to the older gentleman walking a little slower up the path.  When I approached him, I smiled and greeted him in German.  He quickly deduced I was with the group and asked me about them.  He wanted to know where they were from and why they were in Steyr and not in Vienna or Salzburg or some other touristy area.  As I explained to him, I found myself apologizing for the boisterous greeting and wished him well.  He told me I should not apologize for them and that he was very grateful for America and its citizens.  I asked, “Oh you’ve been there?”  No he informed me. My curiosity was deafening.  “Why then?” His answered will stick with me the rest of my life.

As a young soldier fighting in a war, “not of his choosing”, he was stationed in France during the summer of 1944.  As fate would have it, he was shot by an American soldier and then attended to by an American medic.  He told me had he not be shot, he would have joined his unit as they were redeployed in Russia where none returned home.  He believed it was because he was shot by an American and cared for by another American that he was alive 60 years later.  He was proud of what American did and for what she stands.

And so there his story brings me back to yesterday and the past couple of weeks.  I enjoy being an American and am thankful for my freedom.  If someone who has never been here before and had the circumstances as he had still be grateful for America, holy schmoly I better too!  We do have an amazing freedom nowhere else on this earth greater!  For it, I am grateful.  I pray you are as well!  And the next time you see a man walking with a cane, think of the Austrian I just mentioned, I do.  And when I do, I am reminded of how great a freedom we have.

Advice from an Aggie :: The Easter Egg Hunt at Eagle Hardware

Monday, April 6th, 2015

aggie blog pic 2015 170x300 Advice from an Aggie :: The Easter Egg Hunt at Eagle HardwareI thought I’d never admit to it but I must.  I must admit before a group of my peers (well, you at least) an addiction.  Yes, I’m sad to say, I am addicted to light night TV.  I can’t stop watching it.  He is soooo funny.  Jimmy Kimmel is the funniest and most entertaining man I have ever watched.  Not to offend you Carson lovers but Kimmel…well, he ROCKS! (Do I sound hip yet?)

If you are not familiar with some of his antics on his show, some of them are absolutely hilarious.  Always clean and never vulgar.  One that I enjoy is when he asks parents to hide all their kids Halloween candy and video them as they are informed the parents ate it all.  The reaction of the kid’s faces are always a riot.  A few years back he talked a few parents into wrapping packages at Christmas and hide them under the tree for the children Christmas morning.  When the excited children tore into the perfectly wrapped packages, the voidness of the empty packages is deafening, deflating and downright depressing.  The look on the disappointed children is painful to watch and bordered on the downright mean….no, not bordered.  It was mean!  Kimmel only did that once.

But it got me to thinking…..

I bet you know where I’m going with this!  No, I’m not going to start taking products out of their packages and secretly video your reaction.  But I pen this on the evening of Easter and my mind is pondering.  Regardless of what you did or how you may have celebrated it or not, children around the world this morning are received Easter eggs all filled with stuff.  Many went on wild Easter Egg Hunts to search out, find, and bring home the loot.  Oh we stuff money, candy, toys, more candy and the like, all to surprise the children as they open their “finds”.

Eggs all filled.  Filled with fun!  And therein lies my new idea!  I think from here on out, we don’t ever EVER put stuff in our eggs we hide.  See, this week I got to thinking.  Why do we celebrate Easter?  We do so because a few hundreds of years ago, two ladies went to the grave of a man and found it what?  Not full but EMPTY.  And because they found it empty all those years ago, we find ourselves where we are today.  Whether you believe what happened Easter morning really did happen or not (I, personally do.), you still somehow observed Easter. So, empty is good!

And though Easter may be over, who knows maybe there’s still one final hidden egg at Eagle Hardware.  And guess what?  I bet it’s empty!

Empty is good!

See you soon.