OK, I confess. I've been vegging at night instead of blogging. But you knew that, by the number of posts I wrote in September --0. Not that I haven't done things to share...here's a short list: renovating, traveling, giving programs, writing articles and exploring.
So before another day goes by, I'll share one of my latest adventures, a Spaces lifestyle article about a home built in 1887 by Euphemia Texas Ashby King, a woman who came to this region when it belonged to the Comanche; before Texas was a country, let alone a state.
Her family still lives in that home, the fifth and sixth generations among furniture, keepsakes and family history accumulated over more than a century. As her great, great grandson Wayne Windle told me, “It's quite comforting and reassuring to live here. When you think about what my ancestors survived while they lived here, my problems seem trivial.”
Here's the home's story: If walls could talk.
Want to know more? Check out the book True Women by Janice Woods Windle, or cruise Netflix for the TV mini-series of the same name, starring Angelina Jolie.
I'm off to Galveston tomorrow but I won't be away from Hill Country Mysteries so long this time. Promise.
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