By Jerry Flemmons
"We are a wordy bunch, continuously were, and for nearly centuries, outsiders, intrigued through the entire commotion down the following within the Southwest, have come to examine, dissect, cuss and compliment. . . . Texas is a heroic tale, the stuff of desires and myths. Born of an very unlikely revolution, settled via peoples from in other places, Texas engendered the epic American suggestion of freedom and independence, of self-sufficiency and derring-do. Texas, especially else, has been a religious adventure-and the full grand chronicle is there on library cabinets, in newspaper clippings, previous letters, written stories. there is little approximately Texas that hasn't already been stated or written, and Texas Siftings is a type of social catalog to a lot of it." So wrote Jerry Flemmons within the advent to the 1st quantity of Texas Siftings, which has been learn and precious by means of Texans, expatriate Texans, and would-be Texans from coast to coast. Now he is again with extra Texas Siftings, an both attractive and engrossing selection of tales either funny and dramatic, letters, recipes, snippets of Texas language, outrageous compliment and offended condemnation for the Lone megastar country and its population.