"Lessons from Grandma" was written early in the 1900's but never published except as a little typewritten piece for family members.. "Grandma" Susan Bearden Petty might be embarrassed by the publication of a study of her life's journey for this is a true story. Born in 1825 in rural Georgia and married at only 15, she moved to East Texas where her life's story herein is told. Grandmas in the 19th century dealt with trials not faced now or even by your own Grandmas. This volume tells of rural life in the aftermath of the Civil War. As a Confederate war widow (her husband died at home while on furlough after suffering wounds during the Civil War), she had to deal with drought, wild animals, sometimes wilder children, "ruffians", run-away horses and even a real ghost! But more so, this book portrays life in 1800's East Texas and how Aunt Susan helped others enjoy life and lay foundations as future Texans and Americans. You will find a lot of humor mixed in with the wisdom and true-life history.
Ronald E. Wade was born in Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas, the son of Ellis W.Wade and Rosedyne Langford Wade. As a child Ron would sit at the feet of his grandparents and great-grandparents and listen to family history. At age 17 Ron wrote his first book, A Pioneer Southern Family Life published by the Texian Press of Waco, Texas recording all of the family lore he had meticulously recorded. He published a second book The Langford Legacy in 1983 also by the Texian Press. As the "family historian" members of the family gave Ron fascinating family correspondence, photographs, records and artifacts which he carefully preserved and donated in 2005 to the East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin University. A lifetime in politics led to friendships with many U.S. Presidents including close relationships with both Presidents Bush. His wife Laura and their 2 children live in Longview, Texas where he has built an exact replica of the White House Oval Office at his home.
Photographs taken by Ronald Ellis Wade of the George Bush Family 1970-2015 Published January 11, 2016
Bush Political Collectibles Published December 31, 2015
A Pioneer Southern Family Life Published December 28, 2015
Building the Oval Office Published December 26, 2015
Norman the Normal Dinosaur Published August 08, 2015
Laura Victoria, President Bush - And my Journey from Colombia to Texas Published May 22, 2015
Our Three Days with President & Mrs. George H. W. Bush Published August 20, 2014
Confirmation & First Eucharist of Laura Victoria Published February 26, 2012