A recommendation for you memoir and history enthusiasts.
It is really interesting to hear this gentleman’s description of his life in the late 1800s, between the Dallas, San Antonio, and El Paso triangle. The language changes are intriguing, as is the distinction in culture in less than two hundred years. He summarizes in a few pages the coming of age of the Southwest, the railroad age, the evolution from pre to post civil war South, the ‘elimination of the Indian’. Yes…some is socially prickly. I found it particularly interesting to read about the home down, (El Paso, TX) ala 1881. 99 cents. Very worth a few minutes reading every night for tons of historical insight.