Who's your papa?
Papa Hoo's Hill Country Popcorn is more than a
cute popcorn shop in Wimberley.
Open the door and prepare for all your senses to be ignited.
Owners Neal and Christi Johnson, along with their son Noah,
will gift you with
the aroma of "made from scratch" caramel popcorn,
the sound of popping corn kernels in coconut oil,
the taste of sweet, salty, savory, spicy, cheesy, fruity, or mixed flavors,
the visual display of colorful candied or chocolate drizzled popcorn,
and the opportunity to take home your experience in a bag, tin, or gift box.
Choose from over sixty options, including seasonal offerings,
made with real cheese, real butter, real vanilla, and the finest sugar.
Papa Hoo's also has an assortment of
old fashioned glass bottled drinks, candy by the pound, roasted nuts,
salt water taffy, and gourmet drizzles, sauces, and glazes.
Papa Hoo's and the Johnson family
became a favorite to locals and tourists within days of opening their shop
on the square in 2014 because of their dedication to service and quality.
They make you feel like you've been invited into their home
as they extend authentic southern hospitality
with every complimentary tasting cup.
Discover the variety of popcorn flavors, colors, and packaging
for your next event,
or create a fun, edible gift with their products and containers.
Their tins make great, easy to ship, corporate gifts.
Talk to the Johnsons if you want to take a leap into the popcorn business.
They will teach you everything you need to know,
and you will gain a lifelong friendship.
Check out these happy customers.
Papa Hoo's is my go-to shop for party favors, holidays, celebrations,
or watching the Cowboys in the backyard with the Johnsons.
It's the attention to details that make guests feel special.
So I'll order pink popcorn drizzled with white chocolate for a baby shower,
provide popcorn bars for parties,
or present a bag with colored ribbons to match the occasion
to each guest on their way home.
With a little creativity and a dependable, friendly local source like Papa Hoo's,
I can make any gathering pop!
You can too!
"For we walk by faith, not by sight."
This passage from 2 Corinthians 5:7 is a personal and business
motto for the Johnsons as they serve our community.
Comfort & Joy
Whatever you do, do well.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 NLT
Jane Jones and her daughter Lucy are self-proclaimed
carnival food junkies. Read about them in my novel
All In For Life.
I have a favorite child.
She's super smart, uniquely beautiful, and affectionate.
Her name is Tessa, and she is a rescue dog.
My adult sons know Tessa is my favorite.
She's a tri-color Australian Shepherd with
a shaggy tail, an amber eye, a blue eye, and a gimpy leg.
My kids have dogs, so I have granddogs.
Bailey, Lucy, Barney, and Ruby
I've had a dog most of my life. One family dog we had growing up was a
red dachshund named Oscar. (Oscar Meyer Weiner. Not original.)
Back then, dogs were free range from breakfast until suppertime.
Oscar spend most of his days waddling around town from
pool hall to playground with his best friend Cocoa.
Oscar hated the garbage truck and barked at its tires.
(Sad spoiler alert)
One July morning, while my siblings and I watched The Lucy Show,
we heard the garbage truck, the barking, the brakes,
and the sudden and short yelp of Oscar.
We buried his crushed little body in the backyard.
Our 90-year-old neighbor delivered a Mason jar with
giant magnolia blossoms for his grave.
Oscar had been a frequent visitor on her front porch.
To this day, the fragrance of magnolias tugs me to
a mound of dirt under the apple tree next to the white picket fence.
The worst thing about having dogs is losing them,
but I believe dogs will be in heaven.
While dogs are with us on earth, they teach us through
their nature how to have a relationship with God.
Dogs want to please, spend time with, and learn from the Master.
Cats want to be served and live life on their terms.
(Concept from Cat and Dog Theology by Bob Sjogren and Gerald Robinson)
The Bible has may representations of dogs and cats. Here's one.
Ten lepers recognized Jesus and asked Him to have mercy on them.
Jesus told them to show themselves to the priests. On their way, the leprosy faded from their skin. They were transformed from societal outcasts
painted with a disease until death to restored healthy citizens
with a second chance to live.
Only one former leper ran back to find Jesus when he realized he was healed.
He shouted praises and fell at the feet of the Master,
overwhelmed with gratitude.
You can read this miracle story of Nine Cats and One Dog in Luke 17:11-19.
There's a surprise ending for the rescued dog.
Speaking of rescued dogs . . .
Wimberley Adoption Group & Rescue (WAG Rescue)
comes to the aid of abandoned, neglected, unclaimed, and surrendered dogs
and puppies in and around the Wimberley area and western Hays County
regardless of their age or condition.
Check out their website, adopt a dog, volunteer, or donate.
Comfort & Joy
Anyone who is among the living, has hope –
even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!
Ecclesiastes 9:4 NIV
I love dogs so much I have three Pinterest boards dedicated to them.
Dogs are in all my stories.
Meet a Border Collie named Ronald Reagan who runs the beach
with his master to the Donut Station and
instigates a meeting that changes a life and affects a murder investigation
in my novel All In For Life.
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