Talk to TH: January 2013
“Gotta get a TH subscription started because we just bought a motorhome. Such a great magazine!”
—GUIDA RUTH, TH Facebook Fan
Sheila Scarborough’s story about the Sweetwater WASP training and the National WASP WWII Museum [November] was very good. Those who enjoyed it may want to read Janet Dailey’s Silver Wings, Santiago Blue.
And Julia Robinson’s article on Charles Goodnight in September [the first installment was in August] was outstanding. Another good read is Matt Braun’s book Texas Empire.
MEL WILSON, College Grove, Tennessee
The November front cover showing the shallow pool in McKittrick Canyon was beautiful. Shall I dare say, “artistically” beautiful?
JOEL LANINGHAM, Beaumont
EDITOR’S NOTE: We heard from several readers who thought the cover image was upside-down, when it’s actually a multilevel view of the rocky pool bottom, and on the surface, a mosaic of maple leaves and a reflection of the surrounding mountain terrain. TH Art Director Jane Wu says, “It’s certainly not one of our typical wide-angle landscapes. Sometimes we like to publish more unusual perspectives to engage readers.”
A Natural Fit
We have an addition to Steve Schwartz-man’s excellent article on native plants—“The Unexpected Season” —in the October issue. The Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville should be on the list of places to view native plants in a natural habitat. The Kerrville Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas cooperates closely with the center and meets there once a month. The center welcomes visitors and inquiries.
BILL STONE, President of the Kerrville Chapter Native Plant Society of Texas
TH READER RECOMMENDATIONS
Uptown and Downtown
We recently returned from a visit with friends in Bulverde. Our last dining-out experience was at Uptown Blanco in Blanco. The restaurant has been beautifully renovated, the staff is very efficient, the pianist plays beautiful back-ground music, and the food was superb. And check out their restrooms—wow!!
ELAINE DODDS, Shearwater, Tasmania, Australia
We had lunch at the Comfort Cafe in Smithville, across from the train station downtown. We each had the chicken-salad plate and sat outside on a very nice patio. It was by far the best chicken salad either of us had ever tasted.
The restaurant is a nonprofit and works to promote the arts in Smithville. The staff is friendly and efficient—a truly delightful experience.
BOB McCLURE, McAllen
Comfort Cafe is at 111 NW First St., 512/360-2100; also find on Facebook.
From the January 2013 issue.