By Glenn Dromgoole, Jay Moore, Joe W. Specht
A choice of interesting and colourful tales spanning the background of Abilene, Texas.
Although Abilene has lengthy lived within the shadows of the literary limelight, it has now not been for a scarcity of excellent writing, solid writers, or fascinating tales. Now popping out of the shadows, Abilene tales: From Then to Now bargains a group scrapbook, a meeting of the civic congregation the place greater than 100 acquaintances have stopped by way of for a trip. The laughter is strong and the grins large as tales are informed and thoughts jogged.
Pull up a chair subsequent to Katharyn Duff as she relates a number of old chestnuts. provide your realization to overlook Tommie Clack for a ringside seat to the previous. Step into the poetry of these who understand this position good and some who simply saw it in passing. take pleasure in the pointy perception of Pulitzer-nominated Frank Grimes. hear for the non-public aspect which A.C. Greene wove into the majority of his writings.
The assortment starts with tales from earlier than Abilene...
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C. GREENE Buffalo Days—JAMES HALEY Paso por Aqui—WILLIAM STAFFORD Let Them Eat Cactus—MARY HAMPTON CLACK Frontier Failures—ROBERT F. PACE AND DONALD S. —TOMMIE CLACK Let the Sale Begin—FRANK GRIMES Early Ordinances on Morals and Decency —ABILENE CITY COMMISSION Moving the County Seat—KATHARYN DUFF The San Jacinto Day Shootout—ROBERT W. SLEDGE Chinese Laundry—TOMMIE CLACK Cock Fighting—TOMMIE CLACK A Hanging in Abilene—ABILENE REPORTER Police Chief Clinton—LARRY ZELISKO The First Dry Hole—KATHARYN DUFF Bankhead Highway—JOE W.
Those who seemed gifted toward some prescribed use? William Smith, of dour loyalty; Chuck Francis, the fairness in him already recognized by us as unusual; Delmon Rice, with a watchmaker’s scrutiny of things. Are our villages but the extension and expansion of human ego, or the last possible Eden where reality can retreat to innocence? I would rather think not. To me a village is where, for the last time, everything around you seemed made for your use and measurement. The beauty or the drama of the locality may be as unimportant as whether or not the clock face, across which the time was measured, was beautiful.
C. ” And although Abilene is a personal place, it largely feels comfortable from the common experiences which mold us into a civic congregation— experiences which have ripened into a shared harmony. It is the sights and sounds which we know in concert—a roaring C-130 soaring overhead, a rumbling train passing through, “The Eyes of Texas” from the horns of the Cowboy Band—that create a familiar, pleasing sound. Our Abilene Home is where our common vernacular always conveys much, much more—wind farms, cross-town rivalry, Impact, Woodson High—and where the odd words are not odd at all—Catclaw, Shotwell, Phantom, Dinosaur Bob—and where you know that the Winters Freeway doesn’t go to Winters.
Abilene Stories. From Then to Now by Glenn Dromgoole, Jay Moore, Joe W. Specht
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