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I live in South Texas in Wilson County, growing up during the 1930's and 1940's, where there is much history. I grew up here on a farm with 7 brothers and sisters. We were poor and worked hard on the farm, but we had each other and love.

Background Information

I write a column for a local newspaper and have for nearly 8 years. I love history and people. People are so interesting. Everyone has a story to tell. My stories are true stories. Most are full of nostalgia.

Growing up on a sandy land farm with seven brothers and sisters during the depression of the '30's and the war years of the '40's was not easy. But there were lots of stories that came out of that. After leaving the country in 1949, I married and lived in big cities like San Antonio and the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. In 2007 I moved back to my roots in Wilson County, Texas. I love the quiet life and my life has slowed down some. Reading and writing is what calms my soul.

I have been an avid reader all of my life. Reading was my salvation and still is. I have written long letters all my life and always search out old lettters to find out about historical things.

The Lord is my strength and I lean on Him to guide me through the hard times.

I have four children and 10 grandchildren and sevn great-grandchildren. My husbandhad Alzheimer's and I cared for him at home for many years. He passed away in 2009 in the Texas State Venteran's Home in Floresville, Texas. He was in the Navy in World War II.
I stay busy and love to meet people and hear their stories. I guess you could say I am a story teller.

Birth Place
Floresville, TX USA

Achievements: Staying married 58 years,rearing four wonderful children and publishing two books after the age of 70.

Additional Information

My book "Rainy Days and Starry Nights", published in 2003, can be purchased at any book store and on the internet through,, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other websites selling books. Also my latest book entitled "Looking For the Silver Lining"or "Staying Positive in an Alzheimer's World" came out in October 2008. The book is about my and my husbands life before Alzheimer's and after. It is written with humor, love, and also includes passages from a diary I have kept for the last 15 years. Find out how I have managed to stay positive. I always for something good to focus on, a silver lining in the dark clouds of life.

Favorite Links

I was just thinking
I write a column called "Rainy Days and Starry Nights" and an online blog called "I was just thinking.."for this weekly newspaper, which has a circulation of 11,000. My column is part of a page called "Reminisce" that covers stories and pictures from the history of Texas and Wilson County in South Texas.These are personal stories of real people.The column cannot be accessed on the internet however. You have to buy the paper.

Wilson County Historical Society
Wilson County, in the south central part of Texas, was legally organized by an act of the legislature of the State of Texas, on February 13, 1860, out of Karnes and Bexar counties. Floresville was first settled by Don Francisco Flores de Abryo, six miles northwest of the present town, before 1832. With the approach of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad in 1885, a township, built on land donated by the Flores family and named Floresville, reached a population of four hundred and became the county seat. Wilson County was named for James Charles Wilson, a native of Yorkshire, England, who came to Texas in 1837. He was a member of the Mier Expedition into Mexico. Being one of the lucky prisoners, he escaped the Mier murderings and later became a State Senator.

Texas Escapes Online Magazine
A great online magazine to look at old pictures and read stories about Texas and people, especially in the old days, it is history! You can find several of my stories on this great website,

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