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August 2021 Letters

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Letters and comments from our readers

Co-ops Persevere

We are blessed to have co-op employees who persevere in all types of weather to restore electricity and risk their lives to do so [‘That’s What Co-ops Are For’, June 2021].

Jane Patterson, Bowie-Cass EC | Texarkana

The most glorious sight in Aransas County after Hurricane Harvey hit was the arrival of the linemen from all over. Heroes all.

Karen Beverly | Via Facebook

Wheel Fact

Texas Talk Man [June 2021] describes a trip that some of the cast of the movie Giant took to the state fairgrounds in Dallas in 1955, mentioning they “boarded the soaring Texas Star” Ferris wheel. That particular wheel was shipped over from Europe and set up in Dallas in 1985.

William F. Culver III, Farmers EC | Collin County

 

Jessica Ridge wrote a great story. Also, the photo by Wyatt McSpadden of Hinkle leaning on the tree branch with the horse in the background was perfect.

Larry Reese, Bluebonnet EC | Brenham

Fruitful Adventure

Armed with our April issue, we went in search of Alphonse and Martha Dotson on a recent trip to the Hill Country [The Seed Flourishes, April 2021]. What we thought would be a short wine tasting turned into an afternoon of great memories. We left with extraordinary stories, exquisite wine, an autographed cover, new friends and a promise to return.

Traveling is really about the people you encounter along the way.

Patti and Larry Terrell, Bowie-Cass EC | Red Lick

Well, Trinity It Is

Jacob’s Well is spring fed from the Trinity Aquifer, not the Edwards Aquifer, as described in Deep Dip [June 2021].

Jensie Madden, Pedernales EC | Fischer

 

Fleeing Thought

I never realized that while the armies of Texians and Mexicans fought, many civilians found it necessary to abandon everything they owned and relocate in a hurry [The Runaway Scrape, April 2021]. This makes me wonder what I would do if that situation arose in my lifetime.

B. Jason Epps, Trinity Valley EC | Heartland