Growing up

I grew up in the small town of Thompsons, TX. Population: all 236 of us. We had a post office built into the left side of the General Store. I spent my days picking dew berries in the summer and riding my bike up and down Oil Field road. I walked to the General Store/ Post office to catch the school bus every morning. School was 10 miles up FM2759 in Rosenberg. I had a short stint of Rebellious years where I dropped out of school and sewed a few wild oats. Thankfully I got my head screwed back on straight and went back to school, graduated, had a semester of Wharton county Jr. College and at age 22 married and moved to Mississippi.


Nearly 30 years later, we have five children (3 boys and 2 girls) and a small farm of cows, sheep, chickens, ducks, and a goose. The chickens came with the marriage. All the other animals we added and learned about along the way. Which has included goats, horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, turkeys, and even a stray peacock took up residence with us for a while. I’ve learned how to buy and sell, laugh and cry for all that we established and then many times had to let go and watch them take a different journey in life, animals and children.

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