|Set-up for the Panola College Library program.|
|Introduction by Head Librarian Cristie Ferguson|
|Introduction in Dallas by Dr. Berri O'Neal.|
Berri and her staff outdid themselves with Texas decorations, including flags and posters from my collection. A Texas barbecue lunch was catered by Dickey’s. People began to arrive by 11:30, and many of them took tours of this sparkling new TAMUC facility. My brother took a day off from his business in Carrollton, and many other former students and friends of mine added to the crowd. Because it was a lunch hour event I shortened and changed the presentation, especially since the occasion took place on Texas Independence Day. And I was privileged to sign numerous books before and after the program.
|Introduction by Dr. George Larson.|
|Part of the crowd at the Bosque Museum.|
|Bosque book signing.|
Karon and I began our 210-mile drive home about four o’clock (Karon had Monday morning math classes at Panola College). We had been together during the three events that introduced the Sam Houston book, and we began talking about the upcoming week, which holds four State Historian events in five days. But my second term as State Historian expires on October 22, just over seven months away, and I am enjoying and savoring every event, every appearance shared with fellow Texas history enthusiasts.