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Letters and comments from our readers

The Sorcerer’s Cave

What a fascinating story about a fascinating aspect of our state [A Deep Dive, May 2022]. I was amazed to learn such a unique place exists in the Lone Star State.

Donald Hahn, Hamilton County EC | Hico


It Takes the Cake

The Texas Praline Sheet Cake featured in March was one of the most amazing cakes I’ve ever made. It was a big hit on our Easter table.

I’ve made several of the recipes featured in the magazine over the years and really liked them all, but this cake takes the cake.

Cindi Boyd, Medina EC | Freer


Jihyun and John Wantland with daughter Lilianna and son Noah visit the Round Top Family Library, which partners with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.


Hope Lives On

To find that the photo of the Wantland family was taken inside what was the old Hope Lutheran Church of Buckholts really took my breath away [‘A Little Source of Joy’, May 2022].

Our family were members of Hope Lutheran, and our daughter’s wedding was the last one before the old church was hauled off to the pasture of the man who purchased it to use as a barn. The building was later cut into several pieces and moved to Round Top to be restored and used as a children’s library.

Lamerle Zajicek | Lucas


I love Ms. Dolly, not only for her music. She has done so much for the community she grew up in.

Sherri Constable | Via Facebook



A Great Mix

I love your magazine. I am always surprised at how much you get into so few pages. And it’s a great mix of heartfelt stories, usable information, wonderful recipes and beautiful pictures. You represent our state well.

Anita Askew, Pedernales EC | Wimberley


Illustration of Alex A. Ramon III in Iraq based on a photo provided by his family.

Illustration by John Kachik

Touching Tale

Very impressed and moved by this great story [The Shoes, March 2022].

Fran Sonnenberg-Oleksiuk | Via Facebook


Along Those Lines

As a child in the 1940s and ’50s, we would travel between Vernon and Amarillo. There were always hundreds of scissor-tailed flycatchers on the electric lines [Scissortail Signals, April 2022]. My favorite bird. I love them.

Penny Haulman | Via Facebook


Illustration by Traci Daberko

Rail Reminiscence

The Inside Track [March 2022] brought back memories of living across the street from railroad tracks in the late 1940s and early ’50s. The whistle as the train approached an intersection was especially mournful at night.

Betty Berry, United Cooperative Services | Granbury