“We have frequently heard of nowhere and meant it someplace in Texas.”—Galveston Times
“I went to Texas and ran wild on her prairies.”—William Sydney Porter (O. Henry)
“God made Texas while he was once a small boy and sought after a sandbox.”—Folklore at the American Land
“A Texan ain’t not anything yet a person manner out on a limb.”—John Wayne's line in The Searchers
“We are a wordy bunch, regularly were, and for nearly centuries, outsiders, intrigued by way of all of the commotion down the following within the Southwest, have come to examine, dissect, cuss and compliment. . . . Texas is a heroic tale, the stuff of goals and myths. Born of an most unlikely revolution, settled via peoples from in other places, Texas engendered the epic American proposal of freedom and independence, of self-sufficiency and derring-do. Texas, primarily else, has been a non secular adventure—and the total grand chronicle is there on library cabinets, in newspaper clippings, outdated letters, written thoughts. There’s 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 way of Texans, expatriate Texans, and would-be Texans from coast to coast. Now he is again with More Texas Siftings, an both enticing and engrossing choice of tales either funny and dramatic, letters, recipes, snippets of Texas language, outrageous compliment and offended condemnation for the Lone famous person nation and its inhabitants.