Genell Dellin


Honey Grove Farm, Rock County, Texas
July 19, 1950,
Meredith Kathleen Rawlins

Genesis 8:22

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

—Genesis 8:22

Canning tomatoes today

Canning tomatoes today—for the third day in a row—and I’ve got the jars scalded and the canner on the stove with the rack in it, waiting. But I can’t shake off the dream I had last night where my Lilah is a woman grown, with daughters and granddaughters of her own.

I’m still picturing our long line of Texas Steel Magnolias, marching on down the years, screaming with laughter in the good times and holding each other up in the hard times.

This scrapbook is for all of y’all.

Courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones; and then when you have accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace— God is awake.
—Victor Hugo

Passage West

Passage West
By Elizabeth-Ellen Long

Like wagon wheels the thunder
Rolls past us all night long,
Turning to the tune of Wind’s
Old pioneering song.

While through the sky’s vast prairie lands,
Up dark and down, a train
Of white-topped Conestoga clouds
Moves slowly West again!