An Early German Settler explains: the Difference Between Living in Germany and Texas
This Texas Quote is so good and something to ponder in the crazy times in which we live:
"Here in Texas, the men do not have any pleasure. When they come together sometime what do they? They can only sit around the fire and speet. Why, then they drink some whisky; or maybe they play some cards, or they make great row. They have no pleasure as they do in Germany."
So why, I asked him, did you come here?
"Because here I am free," he said.
----- A German settler explains Texas to Frederick Law Olmstead, "A Journey Through Texas," 1857.
Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.