A Texas Ranching Adventure: Coping with Neighbors

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A Texas Ranching Adventure:  Coping With Neighbors

“But who are you married to?” the older woman asked again.

“The German across the road,” I said for the third time.

She shook her head and frowned.

“He’s my husband,” I insisted.

She stared at me.  “But . . .”

She just couldn’t believe that I, a white woman, was married to a German.*Read More »

A Texas Ranching Adventure: Chicken Employees

3 roosters 001A Texas Ranching Adventure:  Chicken Employees

Definition of chicken moat:  a double-fenced area surrounding a garden where chickens are allowed to roam and feed, thus creating a bug-free zone.

Driving through the dark on a Texas highway, I shone the flashlight at my book and read:
“Chickens can be decidedly stupid about finding their home after it’s been moved.Read More »

Palawan Story/Caroline Vu

Palawan Story Book Cover

Book Review:   Palawan Story

A novel by Caroline Vu

Published by Deux Voiliers Publishing

1968

I am eight years old and hiding behind a chair in our living room.  My little brother and sister are hiding under a table.  We jump out and shoot our toy guns towards a young man coming down the stairs.  “Bang, bang!  Got you, Chuck!  You want to play with us?”  We smile the smiles of young children.Read More »