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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Leonard Ross Tudor~~The Love of my Life~~And His Family

 Leonard determined to squirt water on his daddy, 741 Westmoreland, Abilene, Texas, about 1958.


 Len-age 8, Don-age 3, Anita-7, Steve-12 years, Crystal City, Texas, 1964.

 Leonard Ross Tudor, age 1, Stephenville, Texas, 1957.




Leonard Ross Tudor, age 6, 1st. grade, Crystal City, Texas, 1962

 (from left to right) Len, Steve, Don (baby), and Anita Tudor, Abilene, Texas, March 1961. Steve Anthony Morgan, 1st. grade, Abilene, Texas, 1958. Anita, Don, Len, Steve, Crystal City, Texas, 1963.






(left to right-top row) parents-Annie Mae (McCann) Tudor and Donald Wayne Tudor, 1982-1984, Uvalde, Texas.
(second row) Anita, Gladys (second wife of Sol Ross Tudor), Len, Steve (Morgan), Don, and Grandpa Sol Ross and Wayne Tudor, Stephenville, Texas, 1961. Don, Wayne, and Ross Tudor, Stephenville, Texas, 1961.
(third row) Grandpa Ross Tudor and Donald Raymond Tudor, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas, 1961. Donald Wayne Tudor and children: Len, Don, Anita, and Steve Tudor, Jackson, Texas, 1961.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bob Wills and Leon McAuliffe - Steel Guitar Rag - 1936



Some of our country western greats from Texas. God bless Texas. 

Uploaded on Sep 17, 2009
Bob Wills was born in Kosse, Texas in 1905.
In 1929 he started the Wills Fiddle Boys in Ft. Worth, then came to the attention of perennial Texas Gubernatorial candidate Pappy Lee O'Daniel who ran the Light Crust Flour Mills in Saginaw, Texas just north of Ft. Worth.
Wills leapt to fame playing as the Light Crust Doughboys but after several years the band tired of the gig as they were also expected to load flour trucks during the day. In '34 the band moved to Tulsa to get away from Pappy Lee and formed the Texas Playboys.
They invented western music with a jazz beat known as Western Swing. Some of his music was dead-on jazz while other songs were straight western-his genre was hard to pin down. On clear channel 50,000 watt KVOO in Tulsa The Playboys broadcast from Cain's Ballroom on North Main and they played it all.
In 1968 Wills was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as the King of Western Swing- and as Willie Nelson crooned-he's still the King. Wills died in Tulsa in 1975.
Leon McAuliffe, his steel guitar player featured on this record, was born in Houston, Texas in 1917.
He played with Bob Wills band until WWII and after the war formed his own group in Tulsa.
Steel Guitar Rag was recorded in Chicago at the Furniture Mart Building, 666 Lakeshore Drive on September 29, 1936 on the Vocalion and Okeh subsidiary labels of Columbia.
Bob Will's Findagrave Memorial 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Why Texas is Booming: How Low Taxes & Small Government are Transforming The Lone Star State


Published on Mar 27, 2014"A state like this where you see so much growth and so much change...having a limited government apparatus on top of that and a robust private sector has been really good for us," says Erica Grieder, senior editor of Texas Monthly and author of the book Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas. "For the past 10 to 12 years, every economic metric you look at is better than the country as a whole—is better than what you see in most states—and is also pretty broad-based."
Texas has done so well economically, that in October 2013 TIME Magazine declared Texas was the country's future. 
Grieder credits what she calls the "Texas model"—a limited government apparatus based on low taxes and low services—for the Lone Star State's economic success. Between June 2009 and June 2011, Texas created 40 percent of America's new net jobs. In that period, Texas saw a net population migration of 110,000 people—making it the fastest growing state in the country. 
But the solid growth of the Texas economy didn't stop critics like Paul Krugman of The New York Times from attacking the data and dismissing the state's performance as myth.
"The critique of it I was really surprised by, especially when the country was not doing that well. I would think you would at least stop to check the numbers first," says Grieder, who believes criticism of the Texas model is rooted in negative political attitudes toward a state that is largely Republican. "People have this feeling of Texas, [that] it can't possibly be doing well. It's this sort of belligerent state, or not that smart of a state, or whatever their perceptions may be." 
The state's explosive growth and changing demographics (Hispanics are expected to outnumber the state's White population by 2020) have made Texas a valuable prize on the electoral map. Democrat strategists—and even President Barack Obama—have expressed the goal of turning Texas blue in coming election cycles. But Grieder doesn't think that change will come any time soon.
"So far we're not seeing the Democrats putting out the candidates or campaigns or really the message," she states. "The Republicans aren't either which is kind of interesting. Given how well the state has done I've been surprised how the state Republican Party in this last set of primaries is just focused on issues that nobody cares about."
While Grieder says she has seen a surprising resurgence of the religious right in the latest round of primaries, the turn toward the Christian conservative movement is not indicative of mainstream Texans. 
"I think that a lot of Texas Republicans—a lot of Texans in general—are sort of quasi-libertarian or tacitly libertarian because of the issues they prioritize," says Grieder. "I think that the social conservative movement is intrinsically at odds with the libertarian side of the party, but if those issues aren't advanced from the social conservative side then you don't see that tension become so manifest."
Approximately 8:00 minutes. 
Produced by Alexis Garcia. Shot by Paul Detrick and Todd Krainin.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Republic of Texas~~~God Bless Texas



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Monday, September 16, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, ERATH COUNTY, TEXAS


 Bosque River in Stephenville, TX 
My husband's ancestors Thomas "Tom" Benton Tudor and Sallie Hampton Keith family moved from Tippah County, Mississippi to Stephenville, Erath County, Texas in 1886. They had  thirteen (13) children together. 











Sunday, September 15, 2013

Waltz Across Texas - Ernest Tubb, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels & Charlie McCoy


What I Like About Texas (HD)


Uploaded on May 15, 2010 Song What I Like About Texas. Artist Gary P. Nunn. Pictures are from Google. I don't own the song or music. Watch in HD. Please Comment & Rate Interesting facts about Texas 1. Beaumont to El Paso : 742 miles 2. Beaumont to Chicago : 770 miles 3. El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas 4. World's first rodeo was in Pecos , July 4, 1883. 5. The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built over water. (Destroyed by Hurricane Ike 2008!) 6. The Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman who was the first full-time coach at Rice University in Houston. 7. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area in North America 8. Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America 's only remaining flock of whooping cranes. 9. Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978. 10. The worst natural disaster in U.S.... history was in 1900, caused by a hurricane, in which over 8,000 lives were lost on Galveston Island. 11. The first word spoken from the moon, July 20,1969, was " Houston ," but the space center was actually in Clear Lake City at the time. 12. King Ranch in South Texas is larger than Rhode Island. 13. Tropical Storm Claudette brought a U.S. rainfall record of 43' in 24 hours in and around Alvin in July of 1979. 14. Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by TREATY, (known as the Constitution of 1845 by the Republic of Texas to enter the Union ) instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas Flag to fly at the same height as the U.S. Flag, and may divide into 5 states. 15. A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be 1500 years old. 16. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state. 17. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period in Dr Pepper. 18. Texas has had six capital cities: Washington -on- the Brazos, Harrisburg , Galveston, Velasco, West Columbia and Austin. 19. The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the U.S. which is taller than the Capitol Building in Washington DC (by 7 feet). 20. The San Jacinto Monument is the tallest free standing monument in the world and it is taller than the Washington monument. 21. The name ' Texas ' comes from the Hasini Indian word 'tejas' meaning friends. Tejas is not Spanish for Texas. 22. The State Mascot is the Armadillo (an interesting bit of trivia about the armadillo is they always have four babies. They have one egg, which splits into four, and they either have four males or four females.) 23. The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston.

IF IT WASN'T FOR TEXAS-GEORGE STRAIT


What I Like About Texas!

HAPPY 175th. BIRTHDAY, TEXAS!

FAMILY ROOTS RUN DEEP!

I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY GENEALOGY SINCE 1987, WHEN I TOOK TEXAS HISTORY AT THE SAN JACINTO JR. COLLEGE. I HAD TO WRITE A RESEARCH PAPER, AND I CHOSE TO WRITE IT ABOUT MY FAMILY.

1994 IS WHEN I REALLY STARTED WORKING DILIGENTLY ON MY GENEALOGY, BECAUSE THAT IS THE YEAR MY MOTHER, JEAN MARIE LINDERMAN MANCILL, AND MY STEP DAD, LOUIS CLIFFORD MANCILL, HELPED ME TO GET MY FIRST COMPUTER. NOW, I'M ADDICTED!!!

MY OLDEST BROTHER, JOSEPH LEE FREDERICK, REBUILT COMPUTERS AND SO HE PUT US ONE TOGETHER. MOTHER AND LOU EVEN HAD THEIR OWN COMPUTER.

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT A 67 YEAR OLD WOMAN, AND A 70 YEAR OLD MAN USING A COMPUTER!!!
MY DREAM WAS ALWAYS TO BE AN AUTHOR, LIKE LOUISA MAE ALCOTT, AND I PLANNED TO WRITE A BOOK SOMEDAY. I HAVE WRITTEN SEVERAL POEMS AND STORIES. FOR A LONG TIME I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WANTED TO WRITE.

MY DAD, HAD ASKED ME, " WHY DO YOU DO ALL THIS WORK? NO ONE WILL EVER READ IT!" FOR AWHILE THAT KEPT ME FROM WRITING ANYMORE, BUT THEN I DECIDED THAT THERE HAD TO BE SOMEONE IN OUR FAMILY WHO WOULD ONE DAY BE INTERESTED TO KNOW OUR FAMILY HISTORY, AND EVEN IF NOT, THEN MAYBE SOMEONE YEARS FROM NOW WILL BE INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW WE LIVED.

WHEN I FINISH THE FINAL DRAFT OF MY FAMILY STORY I PLAN TO DONATE A COPY OF IT TO THE GEORGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY, IN RICHMOND, TEXAS, AND ALSO, A COPY TO THE CLAYTON GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY, IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

I THINK THAT I AM GOING TO WRITE FIRST ABOUT THE STRONG, DOMINANT WOMEN IN MY FAMILY, I HAVE WRITTEN SOME ABOUT THEM, BUT I PLAN TO WRITE MORE AS I GET THE TIME.

MY MOTHER, JEAN MARIE LINDERMAN FREDERICK MANCILL, WOULD BE THE FIRST ON MY LIST. MY GRANDMOTHERS, BESSIE MAZAC FREDERICK, OR PHYLIS PALEN LINDERMAN. OUR NEIGHBOR, DOROTHY JOHNSON, MY SPONSOR BIRDIE MAE NEFF, GLADYS LINDERMAN NELSON, AND YVONNE LINDERMAN BURGESS LEVESQUE.

------ROOTS-------
EACH OF US HAS ROOTS AND THE ABILITY TO TRACE THESE ROOTS, TO IDENTIFY OUR ANCESTORS.

THE HIGHEST AND MOST POWERFUL MOTIVATION IN DOING THAT IS NOT FOR OURSELVES ONLY, BUT FOR OUR POSTERITY, FOR THE POSTERITY OF ALL MANKIND. AS SOMEONE ONCE OBSERVED, "THERE ARE ONLY TWO LASTING BEQUESTS WE CAN GIVE OUR CHILDREN--ONE IS ROOTS, THE OTHER WINGS!!"

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