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Seguin’s Riverwalk will be stunning

The Walnut Branch restoration already has indications of the beauty and serenity
we will be able to  enjoy on our Very Own Riverwalk.

It will be a marvelous addition to Seguin!

I can envision a Moonlight & Roses event in this beautiful (and soon to be more beautiful) area!

will miss Mi Casita

paddling down the river

We will truly miss Edmund

We will truly miss Edmund Kuempel.

He was a man of character who touched the lives of everyone he met.

God bless Birdie and family.

An exceptional man

My Same Old 1998 Flood Story:  before this devastating flood, I had at least a couple of books that were written  and illustrated by Tom Lea.  He was an extraordinary and very talented man.

The Two Thousand Yard Stare by Tom Lea

The phrase was popularized when, in 1945, Life Magazine  published the painting Marines Call It That 2,000 Yard Stare, by World War II artist and correspondent Tom Lea.  The painting was not referred to with that title in the magazine article. The painting was a portrait of a young Marine at the Battle of Peleliu  in 1944 and is now held by United States Army Center of Military History, Forst Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C.   About the real-life Marine who was his subject, Lea said:

“He left the States 31 months ago. He was wounded in his first campaign. He has had tropical diseases. He half-sleeps at night and gouges Japs out of holes all day. Two-thirds of his company has been killed or wounded. He will return to attack this morning. How much can a human being endure?”

ON JANUARY 29, 2001 RENOWNED ARTIST AND AUTHOR TOM LEA DIED AT AGE 93 IN his hometown of El Paso, TX, as the result of complications from a fall he had suffered the previous week. He leaves behind the monumental legacy of a seven-decade career as an artist and writer in which he used the magic of pen and brush to convey his deep passion for the desert Southwest and its people.