The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 67, July 1963 - April, 1964 Page: 312
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
daily tussels with the elements, Indians, wild animals, and the
ever dangerous poisonous snakes. To the stoic settlers these
dangers were regarded as "natural" risks to which they had
to be exposed in order to attain their goal.
The style in composition is truly natural, since each con-
tributor relied on his or her own descriptive literary ability.
Throughout these stories, one finds and can trace a thread of
sincerity born of basic knowledge. Yes, one can pick up a thread
in the introduction extending through the closing chapter and
perceive a woven fabric covering the area in question, truly
expressions of a common interest in preserving their community's
history within the historical fabric of our great state.
Hundreds of Texas communities have the background of a
moving panorama distinct in their own history. Just a spark
from another Williedell Schawe and others may be preserved
such as Wimberley's and become a part of the whole. Wiilliedell
Schawe did an outstanding service inspiring an entire com-
munity in sharing their memories as well as adding dignity to
their character in this worthy endeavor.
It is certain that former residents of Wimberly, after reading
this book, will load up and drive home for a visit just to relive
Susie Brooks Danforth's "Cypress Creek" (page 196). Lillie
Saunders Day adds a relishing thought on page 220 in "Then
and Now" which the reader shares with her wholeheartedly.
These two items tuck at your heartstrings, especially when you
recall your own feet cooling in the crystal clear waters of most
of Texas' Cypress Creeks or artfully snatching that extra cookie
in the belief mother would not know or rather would not mind.
Collectors of Texana will find in Wimberley's Legacy an
added advantage for future reference, as a number of its early
settlers as well as descendants have carved their names indelibly
in Texas history in various fields of endeavor.
To native-born Texans, especially those of its "Hill Country"
area, "Cedar Brakes" (page 2gg) and "Nature's Bounty" (page
239) describe in minute detail phases of history which are
never erased from a lifetime of memories. The many contribu-
tors are "run-of-the-earth-folks" without advantages of journalis-
tic background (just as the writer of this review), however, the
publisher's Addendum (page vi) voices the wholesome and re-
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 67, July 1963 - April, 1964, periodical, 1964; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101197/m1/354/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.