Month: November 2020

Never Know What You’ll Find In A Christmas Tree!

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for November 26, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             By now, everybody has read about or watched on one of the news channels the poignant story about the little saw-whet owl that was found in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree after the bright-eyed, feathered …

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Haircuts, Barber-Sheared Or Self-Inflicted?

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for November 19, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             A few days ago, one of my granddaughters came by the house and told me I looked cool, because I had a “mullet” haircut!              “What’s that?”  I asked.             After she explained the trendy …

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When The Horse Was King Of The Prairies

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for November 12, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             Probably the closest thing I have ever seen to a real stagecoach was the horse-driven funeral hearse, still owned and preserved by Knesnek’s funeral Home in Wallis. It seemed to be modeled after a 19th …

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German Language Newspapers And Poetry In Early Texas

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for November 5, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             German-speaking people immigrated from Germany to Texas in large numbers in the 1800’s. In Wharton County, not quite as many, but there were enough German-Texans in Lissie, Texas, to start a German-language Lutheran church in …

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