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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.

Ham and Joy
How can one little furry bundle bring so much joy into my life!? This is a chronicle of not even two
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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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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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