Texas in Her Own Words
Facebook...
Twitter...
Tumblr...

In Memoriam

Of those great Texans in this book who are no longer with us.
In   the   second   paragraph   of   “Texas   in   Her   Own   Words”   I   said   this   book   was   really   written   by   Texans,   I   merely   served   as   the   conduit   for their   words.   That   was   true   in   2006.   I   believed   it   then   and   I   KNOW   it   now.   Yes,   I   love   this   book—not   because   I   wrote   it   but   because   it   has become   such   a   big   part   of   my   life.   It   speaks   to   me   and   has   served   as   such   as   a   wonderful   learning   tool. Almost   everything   I   have   come   to know   about   Texas   has   come   through   the   process   I   used   to   research   and   write   the   book.   The   most   critical   component   to   all   of   that   was and remains her people. I   initially   interviewed   right   at   125   people.   I   culled   it   down   to   sixty-two   interviews   that   made   it   into   the   original   volume.   I   put   what   I   thought were   the   best   interviews   or   most   illuminating   concepts   at   the   time   in   the   book.   I   had   never   intended   to   do   a   second   volume.   I   figure   I’ve already   done   this   book   and   I   can   put   sixty-two   different   people   in   it   but   I   figured   I   would   still   come   out   with   the   same   conclusions   because the   concepts   I   was   talking   about   were   then   170   years   in   the   making   and   they   are   not   going   to   change.   As   I   thought   about   it,   an   update began   to   make   some   sense   because   over   the   past   ten   years,   I   have   learned   so   much   more   and   I   have   met   and   conversed   with   some really interesting people and characters (and I mean that in a good way). I wanted to share them with you. As   I   went   back   to   see   what   I   had   and   where   I   wanted   to   go   I   was   stunned   by   one   of   my   findings!   I   started   working   on the   original   volume   in   2003,   the   research   and   the   writing   was   two   years   and   add   another   year   to   the   process   after the   publisher   got   involved.   That   process   began   fourteen   years   ago.   That   is   a   considerable   chunk   of   time.   A   lot   of things can happen in fourteen years—and do. I was stunned to find that no less than fourteen of the people in this book have died. I   often   joke   about   not   being   the   brightest   bulb   in   the   knife   drawer.   I   get   things   done   without   even   realizing   it   at   times.   When   I   wrote   Texas   in   Her   Own Words   I   never   once   thought   about   creating   legacies   for   people,   but   quite   unintentionally,   that   is   exactly   what   I   did.   I   wrote   (with   their   help)   what   they   were contributing   for   their   part   of   the   book.   I   was   preserving   their   words,   thoughts   and   insights—a   little   piece   of   them.   I   was   deeply   grateful   for   each   one,   for   no two thoughts or opinions were alike. It was suggested that I go back and reflect on those folks and remember them. I will do that in context with the book. Some   of   the   folks   we   lost   I   only   met   once   or   twice   and   some   were   dear   friends   of   mine.   So   please   bear   with   me   as   I   bring   up   my   memories   with   them.   In no particular order, let’s begin:
The Texas Legacy
Poodie Locke Bobby Boyd Sheriff Marge Mueller Olin Murrell Darrell Royal
Liz Carpenter William “Bill” Goetzmann John Kelso William “Bill” Leftwhich Johnny Henry
Don Taylor Joe Yurick Steve Fromholz Jutta Matalka Charlie Yates
Texas   in   Her   Own   Words   is,   in   my   humble   opinion,   a   great   book   for   what   it   does.   It   was   made   that   way   by   the   people   who   became   it. You’ve   just   met   fourteen   wonderful   people who helped make it that way and now all we have is their memory and this book with them in it forever. To them I will forever be thankful. God & Texas. -Tweed Scott
Texas in Her Own Words
Facebook...
Twitter...
Tumblr...

In Memoriam

Of those great Texans in this book who are no longer with us.
In   the   second   paragraph   of   “Texas   in   Her   Own   Words”   I   said   this   book   was   really   written   by Texans,   I   merely   served   as   the   conduit   for   their   words.   That   was   true   in   2006.   I   believed   it then   and   I   KNOW   it   now.   Yes,   I   love   this   book—not   because   I   wrote   it   but   because   it   has become   such   a   big   part   of   my   life.   It   speaks   to   me   and   has   served   as   such   as   a   wonderful learning   tool.   Almost   everything   I   have   come   to   know   about   Texas   has   come   through   the process   I   used   to   research   and   write   the   book. The   most   critical   component   to   all   of   that   was and remains her people. I   initially   interviewed   right   at   125   people.   I   culled   it   down   to   sixty-two   interviews   that   made   it into   the   original   volume.   I   put   what   I   thought   were   the   best   interviews   or   most   illuminating concepts   at   the   time   in   the   book.   I   had   never   intended   to   do   a   second   volume.   I   figure   I’ve already   done   this   book   and   I   can   put   sixty-two   different   people   in   it   but   I   figured   I   would   still come   out   with   the   same   conclusions   because   the   concepts   I   was   talking   about   were   then 170   years   in   the   making   and   they   are   not   going   to   change.   As   I   thought   about   it,   an   update began   to   make   some   sense   because   over   the   past   ten   years,   I   have   learned   so   much   more and   I   have   met   and   conversed   with   some   really   interesting   people   and   characters   (and   I mean that in a good way). I wanted to share them with you. As   I   went   back   to   see   what   I   had   and   where   I   wanted   to   go   I   was   stunned   by   one   of   my   findings!   I   started working   on   the   original   volume   in   2003,   the   research   and   the   writing   was   two   years   and   add   another   year   to the   process   after   the   publisher   got   involved.   That   process   began   fourteen   years   ago.   That   is   a   considerable chunk   of   time.   A   lot   of   things   can   happen   in   fourteen   years—and   do.   I   was   stunned   to   find   that   no   less   than fourteen of the people in this book have died. I   often   joke   about   not   being   the   brightest   bulb   in   the   knife   drawer.   I   get   things   done   without   even   realizing   it   at times.   When   I   wrote   Texas   in   Her   Own   Words   I   never   once   thought   about   creating   legacies   for   people,   but quite   unintentionally,   that   is   exactly   what   I   did.   I   wrote   (with   their   help)   what   they   were   contributing   for   their part   of   the   book.   I   was   preserving   their   words,   thoughts   and   insights—a   little   piece   of   them.   I   was   deeply grateful   for   each   one,   for   no   two   thoughts   or   opinions   were   alike.   It   was   suggested   that   I   go   back   and   reflect on those folks and remember them. I will do that in context with the book. Some   of   the   folks   we   lost   I   only   met   once   or   twice   and   some   were   dear   friends   of   mine.   So   please   bear   with me as I bring up my memories with them. In no particular order, let’s begin:
Poodie Locke Bobby Boyd Sheriff Marge Mueller Olin Murrell Darrell Royal
Liz Carpenter William “Bill” Goetzmann John Kelso William “Bill” Leftwhich Johnny Henry
Texas   in   Her   Own   Words   is,   in   my   humble   opinion,   a   great   book   for   what   it   does.   It   was   made   that   way   by   the   people   who became   it.   You’ve   just   met   fourteen   wonderful   people   who   helped   make   it   that   way   and   now   all   we   have   is   their   memory   and   this book with them in it forever. To them I will forever be thankful. God & Texas. -Tweed Scott
Don Taylor Joe Yurick Steve Fromholz Jutta Matalka Charlie Yates
The Texas Legacy
Texas in Her Own Words (2nd Edition) home page...
Texas in Her Own Words
Facebook...
Twitter...
Tumblr...

In Memoriam

Of those great Texans in this book who are no longer with us.
In        the        second paragraph   of   “Texas in   Her   Own   Words”   I said    this    book    was really      written      by Texans,      I      merely served        as        the conduit      for      their words.      That      was true      in      2006.      I believed   it   then   and I   KNOW   it   now.   Yes, I    love    this    book—not    because    I    wrote    it    but because   it   has   become   such   a   big   part   of   my   life. It   speaks   to   me   and   has   served   as   such   as   a wonderful   learning   tool.   Almost   everything   I   have come   to   know   about   Texas   has   come   through   the process   I   used   to   research   and   write   the   book. The   most   critical   component   to   all   of   that   was   and remains her people. I   initially   interviewed   right   at   125   people.   I   culled   it down   to   sixty-two   interviews   that   made   it   into   the original   volume.   I   put   what   I   thought   were   the   best interviews    or    most    illuminating    concepts    at    the time   in   the   book.   I   had   never   intended   to   do   a second    volume.    I    figure    I’ve    already    done    this book   and   I   can   put   sixty-two   different   people   in   it but   I   figured   I   would   still   come   out   with   the   same conclusions   because   the   concepts   I   was   talking about   were   then   170   years   in   the   making   and   they are   not   going   to   change.   As   I   thought   about   it,   an update   began   to   make   some   sense   because   over the   past   ten   years,   I   have   learned   so   much   more and   I   have   met   and   conversed   with   some   really interesting   people   and   characters   (and   I   mean   that in a good way). I wanted to share them with you. As   I   went   back   to   see   what   I   had   and   where   I wanted   to   go   I   was   stunned   by   one   of   my   findings! I   started   working   on   the   original   volume   in   2003, the   research   and   the   writing   was   two   years   and add     another     year     to     the     process     after     the publisher     got     involved.     That     process     began fourteen   years   ago.   That   is   a   considerable   chunk of   time.   A   lot   of   things   can   happen   in   fourteen years—and   do.   I   was   stunned   to   find   that   no   less than fourteen of the people in this book have died. I   often   joke   about   not   being   the   brightest   bulb   in the   knife   drawer.   I   get   things   done   without   even realizing   it   at   times.   When   I   wrote   Texas   in   Her Own   Words   I   never   once   thought   about   creating legacies   for   people,   but   quite   unintentionally,   that is   exactly   what   I   did.   I   wrote   (with   their   help)   what they   were   contributing   for   their   part   of   the   book.   I was     preserving     their     words,     thoughts     and insights—a    little    piece    of    them.    I    was    deeply grateful    for    each    one,    for    no    two    thoughts    or opinions   were   alike.   It   was   suggested   that   I   go back    and    reflect    on    those    folks    and    remember them. I will do that in context with the book. Some   of   the   folks   we   lost   I   only met   once   or   twice   and   some   were dear   friends   of   mine.   So   please bear   with   me   as   I   bring   up   my memories     with     them.     In     no particular order, let’s begin:
Poodie Locke Bobby Boyd Sheriff Marge Mueller Olin Murrell Darrell Royal
Liz Carpenter William “Bill” Goetzmann John Kelso William “Bill” Leftwhich
Texas    in    Her    Own    Words    is,    in    my    humble opinion,    a    great    book    for    what    it    does.    It    was made    that    way    by    the    people    who    became    it. You’ve   just   met   fourteen   wonderful   people   who helped   make   it   that   way   and   now   all   we   have   is their   memory   and   this   book   with   them   in   it   forever. To them I will forever be thankful. God & Texas. -Tweed Scott
Don Taylor Joe Yurick Steve Fromholz Jutta Matalka Charlie Yates Johnny Henry
The Texas Legacy