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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.


Creekside Tree House
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Naming Conventions
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A jewel on YouTube …
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Calming the soul
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John Ford’s Point
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Postcards make staying home fun
I totally love getting postcards. They are a sometimes trite communication: Having a great time. Wish you were here. That
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Whose woods these are …
I know for sure that these are my woods … though not today’s scene. Maybe as they will be in
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Hot time in the old town
Wirt, Oklahoma – Christmas Day in 1920 This virtual shanty town was thrown together to house an influx of oil
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Christmas Past
When I hear the song, “I’ll be Home for Christmas“, this is the picture that comes to mind. It’s the
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