Tuesday, July 13, 2021

A Good History Of Texas

 I'm reading Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth. If you have any interest in the history of Texas it is a great read. As I have posted before my family was in Texas before Texas was Texas and BTW it wasn't that long ago. The book is an example of CRT and makes the case that preserving slavery was the driving force behind Texas leaving Mexico and and becoming an independent nation for 10 years before joining the States as a slave State. Of interest to me as I've always been proud of my family history of civil rights work is were the early Maverick family slave holders. I have doubts as they were ranchers in the San Antonio area and the slave holders were mostly cotton farmers on the coastal bottom land of Central and East Texas. But I did grow up on the family West Texas cotton farm.

Last night we walked to the beach shortly after Sunset. The Sun was still lighting the scattered clouds and a New Moon was setting with Venus just below the Moon to the right, breath taking beauty.



  1. Sounds like you are relaxing and enjoying yourselves, Maggie included :-)
    Enjoy while you can

    Bob, with a summer full of outdoor projects

    1. Bob,

      Yeah, it is pretty nice here. It is good to have something to piddle with but with no pressure.

      Don't over do it, If yours are like most of mine it makes no never mind if they are finished or not.