"Good Day for a Story"
Columns from Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas
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Town with Star Quality|
"On several occasions, our little town has been used to film movies and commercials.
And while you would think we'd become accustomed to all the hoopla that accompanies
such activity, well, we don't."
If By Land, Two If By Sea
" When watching Saturday afternoon movies
back in the 1950s, it was easy enough to tell the difference between good and
evil. ..... But today, without clear understanding, I join my country as we struggle
to define the enemy.
Will All Pull Through
"Basically, we're like a wounded family who just lost a loved one and our
patience with each other's shortcomings seems boundless. "Hurry up" has been replaced
by "Take your time" and long-lost friends are calling just to say "Hello." ..."
Home in It-lee, Texas, USA
career in radio broadcasting took him to Dallas, Louisville, Providence, Atlanta,
Los Angeles, New York and then back to Los Angeles, where he became well known
as a premier broadcaster. As a young boy on Italy's Ward Street, his favorite
pastime was listening to Gene Autry's radio show..."
out a closet in my parents' home, I found an old, rusted green trunk. It's not
worth anything and isn't of any use, but as I opened it and looked inside, I found
more than my share of wonderful memories."
Night on the Avenue
from Home - Bluebonnets in Ellis County
Town Tidbits: A Friend Indeed
"What prompted me to write this little
story was something that happened yesterday ..... Figured that's something that
doesn't happen much in the big city."
"If it hadn't been for the Optimist Club, growing up
in Ellis County wouldn't have been much fun at all."
Arkansas rice country, to be known as Mr. Chick's granddaughter said it all. I
wore the identity like a royal robe.
He's a sophisticated
cowboy with a flair created by Neiman Marcus and his white Stetson is always part
of his attire.
known by the name "Gentle Justice", which he earned during the 20 years he served
as sheriff." Twelve
Men and a Pizza Let
It Snow If
You Get to The "Boxcar Willie" Overpass, You've Gone Too Far. The
Spirit of Christmas
Published with permission
1955 when Jeanne Moseley was about to start first grade, her family relocated
to Waxahachie from Little Rock, Arkansas. Other than a few years here and there,
she's been a permanent resident of that small Texas town.|
over the past 25 years meant spending most of her daylight hours in the "big city",
but at night, she'd always come home to the tree-lined, historic streets of Waxahachie
to enjoy the company of her family and friends.
Her parents built Waxahachie's
only radio station in 1955, this remains her family business where Jeanne now
airs a weekly program, "People & Places of Ellis County."
It was her
upbringing in a small Texas town that provides Jeanne most of her story ideas.
Now, after a 25-year career, she's spending more time among her neighbors.
Stories selected from Jeanne
Moseley's website :
Jeanne Moseley hosts "People & Places of Ellis County" each Friday morning
at 7:00 AM on KBEC Radio 1390 AM
Moseley's Waxahachie |
Jeanne Moseley is very fond of Waxahachie and
Ellis County and she doesn't care who knows it. She would state it differently,
of course, but it amounts to the same thing. Our travels around Texas have introduced
us to people with very strong attachments to where they were born or raised. Although
this fondness of region is sometimes dismissed as being simply a love of the familiar,
we've found that there is a higher plateau - that of someone who has left and
has returned to more fully appreciate the hometown. Jeanne never really left,
except for time spent in Hawaii. While others simply commute to the big cities,
we get the feeling from her writing that for Jeanne each day she left for work
in Dallas was a separation and return.
Finding a person who loves their
region isn't all that hard. Finding someone who can write about his or her hometown/
region isn't all that easy. Fortunately, for all of us, Jeanne Moseley found us
(TE) and recognized our desire to share Texas. Her stories can be enjoyed whether
or not you've visited Waxahachie, but we're sure they will provide a strong temptation
to visit. It's a genuine pleasure for us to include Jeanne's descriptions and
observations of Waxahachie and Ellis County on Texas Escapes. - Editor