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Easy going / Leon Hale ; illustrations by Ancel Nunn.

By: Hale, Leon.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Bryan, Tex. : Shearer Pub., 1983Edition: 1st ed.Description: xii, 266 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0940672103; 9780940672109; 0940672111 (lim. ed.); 9780940672116 (lim. ed.).Subject(s): Texas -- Anecdotes, facetine, satire, etcAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Easy going.DDC classification: 814/.54
Contents:
"Hello, highway..." -- Home to the country -- Uncommon folks -- Old-timey talk -- Shirttail days -- Cornbread, beans, and banana pudding -- Tales passed along -- "Hey, Hemingway!" -- "This here's a paper man..." -- Fly balls and end runs -- Natural wonders -- Bad signs -- Blessed events.
Summary: Here the author goes 'on the road again', taking us with him across the Grand Prairie, the Piney Woods, the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and other Texas territory as he records the sights and sounds of the state's back ways. Most often the road takes him home to the country, and he lovingly portrays a rural lifestyle that is changing -- perhaps passing -- even as he writes.
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Selected articles from the author's column in the Houston post.

"Hello, highway..." -- Home to the country -- Uncommon folks -- Old-timey talk -- Shirttail days -- Cornbread, beans, and banana pudding -- Tales passed along -- "Hey, Hemingway!" -- "This here's a paper man..." -- Fly balls and end runs -- Natural wonders -- Bad signs -- Blessed events.

Here the author goes 'on the road again', taking us with him across the Grand Prairie, the Piney Woods, the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and other Texas territory as he records the sights and sounds of the state's back ways. Most often the road takes him home to the country, and he lovingly portrays a rural lifestyle that is changing -- perhaps passing -- even as he writes.

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Born in Stephenville, Tex. and raised in a succession of small West Texas towns, Leon Hale is one of Texas's best-known journalists. A newspaper columnist for 46-plus years, Hale worked at the Houston Post for more than three decades before leaving for a job at the Houston Chronicle. <p> In addition to his collection of columns, Hale is the author of nine books, including the two novels Bonney's Place and Addison, and a memoir. In his book Home Spun, Hale pieced together 76 of his past newspaper columns to provide readers with narratives of ordinary experiences ranging from "What can happen when you turn off the television" to "What it's like to grow older." <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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