Upbringing in an austere abode instills long-lasting values My first feature article, based on my experiences growing up in the original house on our family ranch in West Texas, is published in the June 2017 issue of Texas Co-op Power magazine. Read it here. After reading the article, you’ll appreciate this photo my dad recently found of Aunt Lorene in front of the ranch house, heels, hat-n-all. I love the fashion and standards one kept in those days.
If you grow up on a ranch in West Texas, you learn about the finer things in life. You eat oysters (of the mountain variety), you hire full-time lawn service to maintain every acre (some call it grazing cattle), and you even get your own pair of designer muddy jeans for free (it’s a thing, check it out). And of course, dawling, we always had a pool. Granted, the cows thought those livestock tanks were for them, but I believed my dad put them all over the ranch just so us girls could take our pick of swimming location for the day. The water was always ice cold and as…