"The sixteen-mile delightful detour [through Gordon, Mingus
and Strawn] reminds me that there once was another America, a wistful
place full of pleasant and pensive scenery..."
"Memory is a curious thing. I recall vividly some of the movies
I saw there in the 1950s, but the appearance of the theater itself
is vague in my mind. The old State Theater in Winnsboro, Texas,
was one of my favorite haunts for several summer weeks when I was
"I have always loved railroads, both the trains and tracks...
One railroad line in particular has been for me an umbilical cord
that has connected me to my roots and my life. I have lived close
to this line for most of my life. It always reminds me of where
I've been and where I could have gone."