The World Through the Hole in a Hanging Sock
UNITED STATESIAN LAUNDRY CULTURE
Texas, 1996, a rural location
My dad stared at our laundry line. “We used to do that.”Read More »
I can’t say what took hold of us that Saturday. We made a strange decision.Read More »
A Texas Ranching Adventure: The Family Milk Cow
Driving through the dark down a Texas highway, my husband at the wheel, I shone the flashlight at the book and read,Read More »
A Texas Ranching Adventure: They Paid a High Price
The Tree Was Witness
An ancient pecan tree was witness to the Jacksons’ violent deaths and, 140 years later, the tree provided shade for the people gathered together to remembering the Jacksons’ fates.Read More »
“Time to go, girls!” says Maria, the supervisory auditor, pushing back her chair, sticking out a leg, and checking her hose for runs. “This is important government business!”Read More »
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 »