Salient Days: Through Rose-Colored Glasses

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Author House, Mar 13, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 104 pages

Boredom never set in. She raised her six children while maintaining a family business of real estate and rentals. She painted far into the early morning hours after a long day behind the counter at Montgomery Ward. At age 51, she undertook and earned a Science degree from Pan American University in Edinburg. She and her husband travel the world studying cultures, collecting fine art, photographing wildlife, bird-watching. They began early this year to celebrate their golden anniversary. Staying busy keeps the couple young, and retirement is viewed as something for old people, something far into the future.

 

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Contents

Chapter One A Beginning
1
Chapter Two The House on Rooth Road
23
Chapter Three Life on an Indian Burial Ground
29
Chapter Four Urban Existence
39
A Riparian Woods
83
Chapter Five The House on Sixth Street
89
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She wrote of her father, Mike: He ruled the family with an iron fist, and we all were scared to death of him and hid away as soon as he arrived home from town. He was a despot, a real autocrat, and no one was allowed a say-so in family matters except he.

She found beauty in the harsh conditions of an isolated land deep in the brush country of Texas, walking the trails of the ranch, the beaches of South Padre Island, the cabin on Walker Lake, and in the tangled undergrowth of a riparian woodland.

Whimsical episodes depict life in South Texas from the 1930s to today.

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