Why “The King of Texas?”

06 Apr

The Queen and I have three daughters, one of whom lives in Virginia. Some years ago one of her closest friends wrote a beautiful story about a “princess” who lives in the neighborhood and does kind, beneficial and beautiful things for her friends. The princess does all these things in a purely altruistic manner with no thought of recompense, asking only that those friends appreciate their mutual friendships and all things beautiful.

Her friend began the story by saying that the princess came from a “far-away kingdom” known as Texas, a beautiful and bountiful land ruled by her parents, the King and Queen of Texas, both dearly beloved by their subjects. I gratefully (and gleefully) accepted the mantle of Supreme Ruler—I felt fully qualified for the job, and it seemed to be the natural thing to do. The title stuck, and that’s why I chose it for my blog. So “now you know the rest of that story.” I solemnly promise that I will make every effort to avoid besmirching that mantle (and if I should happen to stray, please help me return to the proper path).


Posted by on April 6, 2009 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “Why “The King of Texas?”

  1. cindydyer

    April 6, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Oh, grasshopper! I am so proud of you—you’re up to two posts in just two months.

  2. chloë

    April 19, 2009 at 4:04 am

    hello cindys dad 🙂
    thanks for your kind words on cindys page :):)
    i’ve learnt a lot from cindy, she’s been an amazing influence & inspiration
    the little ‘fin’ that appears on the horizon, is another waverunner 🙂
    however, my partner did see a HUGE sting ray just meters from the beach! :/
    i wondered where you got the name king of texas from it’s brillant!
    keep in touch


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