I remember when the city of Galveston took such a horrible hit from Hurricane Ike and I was ranting to one of my Yankee friends about the lack of national or even regional media coverage.
“I mean, does anyone remember the names Katrina or Rita? Of course they do because they were both plastered across every media outlet for weeks, as well they should have been!”
Allowing me to finish my tirade, my friend finally answered me without the sympathy I expected.
“It’s because you’re just so darned independent down there. We always assume you have it under control.”
I’ve thought about those words almost daily for a few years now. Too independent, hmm?
Are we Texans truly more independent than the rest of the country? Is that why we seem to always be on the giving end and seldom on the receiving end. You do remember who stepped up first to open the door to refugees fleeing Katrina, don’t you? Actually, you do remember that we sent the buses to transport these people, don’t you?
I’m going to have to think on this a while longer, and you do the same. Are we too independent for our own good, or are we just good and independent? You decide, and then tell me. Fredda