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A Cyclic Poem Written by Time

My great-grandmother was named Mabel Marie Marcroft, but I knew her as Mamo, and she was one of my favorite people in the world. An old lady with snow-white hair, she’d had a long, long life in which she’d already run across both Bob Hope and Pretty Boy Floyd by the time I was born….

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Unwilling Participants

The Germans left their home and everything they knew, risked their lives in the holds of stinking ships, and landed in the port city of Indianola to find it disease ridden and over crowded. Once there, they were stranded with no food, no housing, and no transportation to the new lives America promised. Relying on…

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Living History

Captain Ralph Lay adjusts his frock coat and looks at his surroundings. His canvas tent is holding up nicely against the constant onslaught of the vicious wind. His companion sits near the camp fire, eyes squinted, focusing on readying their noon meal. It has been a long day already. Setting up this camp has been…

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Publisher – August 2013

Dearest EXPLORE Reader, There’s a tribe in Africa, (the Massai Tribe, I believe) that does a most unique thing when somebody makes a mistake. They believe that people are constantly in the pursuit of 4 things: safety, love, peace, and happiness. However, they also know that people do some stupid things while seeking those basic…

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Book Review

Walking Hill Country Towns by Diane Capito – Second edition, Published 2010 by Maverick Publishing Company, and German Settlement of the Texas Hill Country by Jefferson Morgenthaler – Kindle edition, Published 2011 by Mockingbird Books Since I am new to Boerne (and to Texas, for that matter) I stay on high alert for any book…

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History – June 2013

Hometown Heros By Marjorie Hagy | thefam2001@yahoo.com History isn’t just the stuff that happened to George Washington, or Napoleon for that matter, or King Tut, nor even one hundred and sixty-four years ago when a town named Boerne was born. It’s not just the crumbling limestone walls of Tusculum or the sepia-toned wedding pictures of…

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History – April 2013

Nothing is permanent but change. —Ludwig Börne By Marjorie Hagy | thefam2001@yahoo.com I’ve just finished a lovely version of this (what I think is a) fascinating story, and alas, when I read it back over I found that it was about as dry as a mouthful of cinnamon and not nearly as exciting. Scholarly tome,…

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Wine – April 2013

Discovering AVA’s in the wine country By Tom Geoghegan | TGeoghegan@boernewineco.com As we move from the refreshing chill of our brief few weeks of winter to the almost perfect weather of our spring season, we have the luxury in the Hill Country of being able to enjoy our favorite reds almost year round. With that…

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History – September 2012

By Marjorie Hagy One hundred years ago this month, the people of Boerne were gearing up for the election just like we are this September. On November 5, the men of Kendall County would decide between Rudolph Phillip and Adolph Theis for the office of County Treasurer; Otto Schweppe was running for re-election for District…

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