Heritage, Volume 12, Number 1, Winter 1994 Page: 14
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Janice Woods Windle's "True Wom
a tale of three womenfrom two Texas dyr
that had its roots in the author's own J
history. She says, "I began writing this
when I realized the vivid tales that had
passed down from mother to daughter, g
mother to granddaughter, aunt to niece,
to daughter -- to me -- were a treasure tr
women's history. The colorful stories
Author Janice Woods Windle with her mother Virginia Woods of Seguin.
en" is had taken for granted as a child were true-life get mo
lasties adventures of real women. knowr
family "When I became a mother I would try to retell the da
book them to my children who had been raised in an docum
been age of television, and they would challenge me - my me
grand- - 'Is this true? Are these women real?' Friends wanted
father who heard the stories asked for more details -- the mc
ove of 'It's so interesting; do you know more?' "T
that I "I decided to prove the stories to be true, to whose
*re details and to write them down. I had
i two of the main characters and knew
ughters of the others, but I decided to
lent as much as possible, with the help of
)ther, my cousin, and some assistants. I
d to verify the oral history and compile
Iterial in literary form.
his book is a tribute to true Texas women,
lives touched mine."
14 HERITAGE * WINTER 1994
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