Thursday, July 28, 2005

Some nice writing about Oklahoma

Please check out Stories in America for some nice stories about Oklahoma and the folks who live here. Her interview with Rabbi Cohen is particularly interesting. Rose Aguilar has taken a unique approach to traveling around the country, and I look forward to reading more about her travels.

I'm also really interested in The Downtown Guy--he writes about Oklahoma City and has some interesting thoughts about inner-city development. I don't always agree with him, but it's good reading.

I've just discovered another blog--Western Americana--written by Sue Schrems, a historian from Norman. I inherited my interest in Western history from my dad, so I look forward to reading more of her work. I'm especially interested in something I saw in the sidebar--"Who's Rocking the Cradle? Women Pioneers of Oklahoma Politics From Socialism to the KKK, 1900-1930." Apparently, according to something I read tonight, Oklahoma had a large number of women who belonged to the KKK, and there were a great deal of socialists in the state also. I know at one time my grandfather joined the Socialist Party (I have his membership card somewhere), but I was told that it was because Party leaders threatened his family unless he joined. I'm interested to learn more about both of these issues.

Last night I was playing with some photos I took from my garden--here's a couple:


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