Tales Tall & Short
Every little podunk town has stories, but who would have thought that a small town of a thousand citizens would have so many stories? Five years of a story a week and the tales keep coming.
It would seem natural that there would be a lot of, “It didn’t happen that way.” That has not been the case. To stimulate others more knowledgeable about local history to tell better stories or add details or spin off another tale was the hope, and that is exactly what has occurred.
It has been wonderful.
Numerous people have come forward with more complete stories. Several folks have spun off stories tangential to one told earlier. All this adds to the story of Santa Anna.
That’s all one can hope for.
These stories may differ from someone else’s. But getting those stories out there is a start. If one of these tales calls up a memory of a story, put it to paper. Together maybe we can increase our community memory and pass that memory to those who come behind.
– Montie Guthrie