A Slice Of Texas
I would be a very rich woman had I been paid for every single time I have said it, “You just never know.” Why I had no idea that Texas had yet another Texan of which to boast, I have no idea, but the fact totally went over my head. I think you will find it interesting.
His story began on February 7, 1908, in Mason, Texas when a baby boy was born to a young couple known as Beck and Emma. He grew up a farm boy and continued in the farm life until 1933 when, during the height of the Great Depression, the boy now grown up enrolled in the University of Texas.
While at the university, he wrote for two different publications until he left school (without a degree) to pursue a career as a newspaper man. In 1946, his first novel was published but it would not be until Fred Gipson wrote Old Yeller that his would become a household name.
In 1957, Old Yeller became a Walt Disney movie and its sequel, Savage Sam, followed in 1962…all because a young Texas farm boy had an idea. What a slice of Texas!