Category Archives: Texas

Memorial Day 2022

Thank you to all who have served. In memory of Dad, Uncle Glen, Uncle Bill, and my brother by another mother, Lynn.

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Wandering Wednesday: I am on a streak!

I started an online Spanish course and have completed 22 days straight of exceeding my target goal. I took Spanish in college, and retained a tiny bit. Later, I developed a special directed study on Spanish for Medical Social Workers … Continue reading

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Unmarked: La tumba de Gregorio Cortez

Is this the place Gregorio sleeps? Does he lie beneath the iron cross Fashioned by some forgotten man To mark his final resting spot? Far to the east of the little plot Are rows of graves alone Their names told … Continue reading

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The big rock and the little rock…and Grandma’s lost rock

Things have been hopping on Taylor Hill this week, what with ongoing studio work, the water well repairs, and the parking pad/cat playground. It is pretty exciting around here, so hope you can keep up! 😴 The well service dropped … Continue reading

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The 1939 Community Quilt

This quilt recently made a grand reappearance, and is now safely packed ready for transport back to Texas…albeit, not Elbert where it originated. In 1939, a group of women from the Elbert, Texas community pieced this quilt and signed their … Continue reading

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Today’s post is not for the squeamish: The CWA and WPA Sanitary Privy Projects

A few days ago, I completed a submission for the Living New Deal project about the state-wide sanitary privies built in Mississippi. Looking at the photographs taken by New Deal Administration photographers, I realized Grandma and Grandpa had one. The … Continue reading

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Cousin Reunion at Cedar Cove Ranch

Cedar Cove Ranch is a resort near Eustace in Henderson County Texas. I grew up and lived half of my life in Texas, and I never heard of Eustace, so you probably have not either. The best way to describe … Continue reading

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Things I miss about Texas

We crossed over the Louisiana line into Texas Friday night just about sunset–albeit a couple of hours later than intended. Considering this is the first long trip we have taken since my last trip to Texas in fall of 2019, … Continue reading

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The importance of being flexible

The first year I was on faculty at the University, our department chair gave us each a pin like this one. He said he knew it was “cheesy” but he also knew we were embarking on the difficult journey of … Continue reading

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The Wreck of the Brazos Bridge

While I was searching for information about the Newcastle Variety Store earlier in the week, I ran across the newspaper advertisement of the town lot sales in 1908: the town’s founding. The Perkins Townsite Company of Decatur, Texas ran a … Continue reading

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