Toddling off to bed was an important part of the simple life, as one usually got up before dawn to start a fire and haul water from the crick for the morning latte. Bed is also important for filling the otherwise endless space between dusk and dawn when nothing much is going on anyway, and you couldn’t see it if it was, what with burning brands not giving off all that much illumination.
For over 100 years, folks still find out what’s going on in Trenton, Texas with a weekly copy of the Trenton Tribune. It has been owned and operated by the Holmes family since the beginning.
We are always attracted to anything that elevates ordinary to extraordinary while at the same time making sure that every recipe we put on these pages can actually be prepared in a typical home kitchen. And of course we love to add a bit of Texas flair to a menu.
It is called deltiology, from the Greek for “writing tablet.” It is the collecting of postcards, and it is one of the three most popular collecting hobbies in the world.
“There is a passage in the Talmud that I think about a lot,” said Marjorie Hass. “It says that you should have a piece of paper that on one side says ‘I am but dust and ashes,’ and on the other side it says, ‘The whole world was created for my sake.’ The trick in life is to know when to turn the piece of paper over and look at the other side. Anytime you have a position that has this much responsibility and this much privilege, you have to live like that.”
To accompany the September/October issue’s story about the early career of master chef Warren Leruth and introduction of classic French cuisine to Texoma in the 1960s, Texoma Living! decided to recreate a Leruth dinner using recipes from three of his cookbooks.
“We didn’t make homemade ice cream. We made Ashburn’s Ice Cream,” said Bill Ashburn in the July-August issue. Now you can make Ashburn’s Ice Cream too.
From Ashburn’s Ice Cream’s beginnings in 1907 until well after World War II, almost all ice cream was local and made in small batches to satisfy one day’s worth of customers. Its local flavor meant that local tastes became accustomed to unique offerings, not the uniformed sameness of mass-produced ice cream.
Quilting reaches back before recorded history. Quilts were made in the shadows of the Pyramids. In America, though quilts are often associated with Colonial times, they were actually rather rare. Early American homemakers had their hands full with spinning, weaving, and sewing and had little time for quilting.
Bill Douglass, whose fifteen-store Lone Star chain has been the cutting edge of the convenience business for more than a decade, making Sherman, Texas a world leader in mini-mart innovation.