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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.


Chrismas Eve
Just getting light out and the snow is my favorite color — lavender! Already I smell the egg and green
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The road to Big Bend
  Sunrise over Texas.  It just doesn’t get any better than this.  What a great example of “purple mountains majesty”,
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Country Kittycats
We know that there are cougars (aka pumas) in these thar hills, but they are only pictures and words until
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Paisano Hotel in Marfa
What an adventure to see this wonderful old hotel, where Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, and others of the
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Adobe Walls
These are walls of old buildings (most likely barracks) at Camp Marfa, a U.S. Army post that had prominence during
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The Rio Bravo
It’s obvious that I have seen too many John Wayne movies, where he rides out across the Rio Grande River
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The Gage Hotel
After a long day in the Big Bend, we were tired, thirsty and hungry.  The final ‘sprint’ out of the
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More about Marathon
I am adding to my collection of cow skulls starting now!  Must go straight home and start decorating the side
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Grounds of the Gage Hotel
   
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