Texas Women…Ranchers & ‘Dames’…
The women who make up Texas Ranch Women: Three Centuries of Mettle and Moxie…the women who make up Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History:
I love to tell their stories, whether they are women who…
- Swapped bread and pies for hunks of venison from the Indians of Texas;
- Traded quips with legislators over women’s right to vote;
- Picked up ranch reins from fallen husbands, sons, fathers and brothers…and thrived;
- Sallied into fields as “risqué” (at the time for women) as medicine, law and preaching;
- Swapped high fashion couture for mud huts—jacals in South Texas, soddies in West Texas;
- Ran dynasties of family and ranching—cattle, sheep, polo, army and cutting horses…and mules.
- The first to fly the skies…when it wasn’t “feminine”
- Who lived in the 1700’s or the 20th Century
- Who wore native dress or Spanish fashion
These are but a few of the stories I’m privileged to tell—when people ask—about Texas Women, “Ranchers & Dames” – “firsts” in law, aviation, medicine and the arts….as well as Women on the Plains and Prairies!
Dec. 4, 6 p.m.—telling the stories of Texas Ranch Women for the Fort Worth Public Library Central (Downtown location) with a booksigning to follow.
Scheduling Now For 2015 Dates…Several Are Booked that I’ll Announce Closer to the Time…Would Love to Visit Your Organization—Professional, Business, Trade Group, Civic, Special Interest or Religious.
Ph: 817 737 6958 or 817 726 0412
Thanks and may you have the happiest of holidays!
“Texas Ranch Women During the Republic of Texas” – program for Daughters of the Texas Republic, the Frances Van Zandt chapter.
AT TCU Women Exes, Saturday morning group.