In my book, A Life Worth Remembering, a historically fictional account of my Aunt Billie’s life during the Women’s Suffrage Movement is intricately portrayed. The first part of the book gives glorious detail of her adolescence in the city of Palestine, Texas which was at the time a railroad town. It served as a hub between the four corners of the State and was heralded as a “boom town.” As transportation gave way to more modern vehicles, the Texas State Railroad has since become a tourist attraction of East Texas culture.
This weekend, Palestine will celebrate another historical tradition for which they are known – their beautiful Dogwood trails. From March 24-26, 2017, join me and a myriad of other vendors in downtown Palestine and experience the quaint history of a people who love to thrive. The Texas State Railroad will be open for business. Drive the breath-taking dogwood trails littered with the most gorgeous picnic spots you’ve ever seen. The Dulcimer concert begins Friday evening and the festival will last from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm all day Saturday.
Even though Papa’s grocery store has long since been replaced, you can stop by and see my Aunt Billie’s grave in Palestine’s original cemetery, drive by the First Baptist Church where she was a member, gaze at Lady Justice atop the courthouse where Aunt Billie worked with Lee, and see the tall metal slide in Green’s park where her story began. If you’re looking for a weekend to remember, come see us and sign up to be eligible for a free book bundle including autographed copies of both of my books. I hope to see you there.