News From the Control Tower - 3/22/2023
I’m currently reading and really enjoying Lauren Hough’s book of essays, “Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing”. When I saw she had a new piece published in Texas Highways, I stopped to read it. Her story, which explores her grandfather’s (tall?) tales of growing up in the Texas panhandle, turned out to have great parallels to today. He grew up in the Dust Bowl, where his family lost their farm to a bank. In his view, it was the bank who stole his horse. He grew up daydreaming of robbing a bank, and told stories of aiding Bonnie & Clyde.