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.
One gets a much better sense of geography when on the ground in a foreign country. Sailing east from England and Scotland,