Who Knew?

i282600889618751790._szw1280h1280_I don’t recall learning Texas history when I was a child. I suppose that my private school didn’t deem it necessary. It wasn’t until I was teaching fourth grade that I began to glean a bit of information about our state, but even then my knowledge was somewhat incomplete. My mother-in-law, on the other hand, was filled with stories of our great state. Her relatives came to Texas before it was even a Republic and settled on about three hundred acres just north of present day downtown Houston along what is now the I-45 corridor. She grew up in the days of the city’s growth, attending public school and learning how to proudly sing Texas Our Texas. She celebrated Texas Independence Day as though it was the fourth of July. She was quite proud to have descended from one of the pioneer families of our great state and often regaled anyone willing to listen with recitations of how the place we call Texas came to be and the part that her grandparents played in its earliest days. Continue reading “Who Knew?”