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R almost ever since its original PUBLICATION AND I RETURN TO EVERY and I return to every years Damn now here s a book Opens with a bitter old man re visiting his old haunts and wanting to puke He s angry and helpless But he s comforted by stories of how South Texas used to be Back when it was violent and stupid My prejudices Are Allen S Prejudices. Allen s prejudices. F it and the color of its raw An Egg-cellent Easter! (Barbie) life sank into John Allen’s soul He writes of the sweat soaked days roping cattle of drunken nights in town of senoritas and vaueros of theast days of a US Cavalry post – forgotten and useless in this ost region – of the bull ring at Nuevo Laredo of strong drink blood and sudden death He writes too of his great uncle Beverly duelist and adventurer a soldier of fortune in Trelawney tradition who galloped on impossible attacks in the Civil War and foll. .


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John Houghton Allen s account of growing up in Jim Hogg County Texas among the vaueros in the 1920s and 30s has Texas among the vaueros in the 1920s and 30s has had a great appeal to me Its poetic almost surreal style and content never cease To Captivate Me Even Though captivate me even though ve read it many times I ve owned a copy first in paperback and now finally in a first edition hardcove. Along the Tex Mex Railroad as it nears the end of its course from Corpus Christi to Laredo Wish Upon a Wedding lies a hard deserted country Thirty years ago there were great ranches here grandees and senoritas and Chihuahua cattle herded by the finest Spanish ponies It was a countryike Spain ike a painting by Remington This country John Houghton Allen knew as a boy He writes with nostalgia of what it once was and what it has come to be Years ago it was a cruel brutal and and the heat of it the violence Southwest A Zia book