The obituary is the loveliest and most memorable one I've ever read, no doubt enabled by the lovely person, mother, and wife that she was.
Through the obituary, I laughed, cried, and came to admire her and the obituary's author, one of her children. I recomend you take time from your busy holiday season to read of this remarkable, modern woman, a force behind Galveston's.historic revival, early advocate of sustainable living (The Woodlands), inspiration of and care-taker of the Cynthia Woods Pavilion, wife of dynamo George P. Mitchell, and mother of 10.
We've collected a list of blogs that have some notable weight of Texana by content - mostly in historical or literary terms. As issued in August 2008 the list is about 100 titles. The annotated, illustrated list was issued as a mono-thematic August issue of the Monthly. Suggest a blog is you like. Request an email copy of the list if you like. It's now posted separately as http://texasblognotes.blogspot.com and occasionally I add new entries.
Texana librarian 30 years. Degrees:Lon Morris College, SFASU, UT. Edited S'western Lib Assn booklet on kid's books, founded TxStLiby’s subject index to state government publications monthly checklist, founded Texas Bibliographical Soc's "Texas Current Bibliography", compiled Amarillo PL's Bush/FitzSimon Bib, wrote Texana column in "Texas Library Jl", taught UT’s Library School on contemporary American publishing, conducted workshops on Texana, conservation, book arts, publishing, and archival matters, published "Arthur’s Austin ABC: Arturo en Austin: un abecedario" & "The Austin Almanac," Librarian of Houston PL's Texas Room 18 yrs, retired Dec 2005.