Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Texas Treasure in Writing.

I just completed reading Leon Hale's book, "Turn South at the Second Bridge". This well-written prose captures the essence of mid-20th century rural life along the Texas coast and inland to the Hill Country, north and east. This is the route Leon covered as part of his duties as a columnist for the Houston Chronicle newspaper. First published in 1965, Leon writes about a simpler time before the Korean War but stretching back to some born two years after slavery was abolished. The language of the old-timers is captivating, and rings true...this is a time capsule well-worth reading. Thank you, Patsy, for such a wonderful and thoughtful birthday gift.