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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.

Grounds of the Gage Hotel
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The most perfect bath tub
It really is the most perfect bath tub, even if it is on the sidewalk on the main street of
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We see lots of them going across the desert.  Back and forth.  Loaded with double-decked cargo.  Even a passenger train
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Moving on …
An ink-spotted pony caught my eye somewhere west of Langtry. His lips were puffing up little swirls of dust as
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Off to Texas
Our first exploration in bonnie Betsy Buick, and she was waiting patiently at the DFW airport for sumbunny and their
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‘Home’ to Austin
Back on the campus of UT again. It smells just the same. My little backpack of pencils and notebooks makes
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Down the road to Beaumont
And what a beautiful road it was! Up before dawn, so we are watching the sun rise over heavily misted
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Calcasieu Parish
We are finally here. So much to see and do, and we are overwhelmed. One thing at a time. We
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More of Louisiana
Now for the good part! We have arrived in New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish. Our ancestors came here in the
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