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It’s not about Lucy …

She exists now only in my imagination. 
Lucy could be a mental compilation of the pioneer women of my heritage.

Katy Caldwell Windsor (1897-2000) who homesteaded with her young husband in the desert country of  New Mexico and Arizona;
Sylvia Rogers Caldwell (1899-1998) who was born in Indian Territory and married a cowboy-turned-wildcatter;
Elizabeth James Caldwell (1799-1873) who braved the Civil War alone on her farm in the north Georgia mountains;
Elen Fox Fagan (1826-1903) who carried on as a South Texas stockraiser after being widowed at a young age; 
and Lucy Fagan DuBois  (1874-1931) who ranched with her daughters on the Old San Antonio River Road in South Texas.

“Lucy” is about courage, perseverance, diversity and character.


Go with Grace
9 September 1930 Beeville, Texas – 30 July 2015 Victoria Texas I look into these eyes and see myself staring
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Friday night. Date night.
The excitement of Friday nights has not dimmed through the years, even as I have lived these past 20 of
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Blowing in the wind
I love the Louie L’Amour novel, “Conagher”. Or was it that I loved the movie of the same name starring that
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Intersections
I just met the most fascinating young man. Yes, fascinating! He stepped out of the pages of time to usher
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My early-marriage nemesis
I read this little poem (below) as a new bride. From college to career to marriage took a few short years,
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Staying on Track
I was on this very track. From Montreal to Quebec City. From Lamy to Santa Fe. From Atlanta to Washington, DC.
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Secret Gifts
An excerpt from Pope Francis’ homily on Ash Wednesday: “When you do something good, almost instinctively born in us is
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Peace on Earth
For so many years after the death of my parents and the complete dissolution of my little family, I lamented
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Haunting Relics
One gets a much better sense of geography when on the ground in a foreign country. Sailing east from England and Scotland,
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