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The Rambling BoyStories About Texas is a weekly look at regional history, hosted by Lonn Taylor of Fort Davis. The show is broadcast Friday mornings after the 11 AM newscast, and Monday evenings after the 7 PM newscast.

The Whole Hog on Imma Hogg

A few rambles Back, Lonn mentioned how in the early 1970, while director of the Winedale Historical Center at Round Top, Texas, he worked with the well known Houston Philanthropist Ima Hogg, who had donated the Winedale to the University of Texas.

That Segment generated dozens of e-mail requests that he write more about Miss Hogg, which he was happy to do because she was one memorable Texan.

On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn looks back at good times spent with her.

Perhaps the Studebaker Joke is Best Told in German

In the 1970s, Lonn was the director of Winedale, a historic site in Central Texas that had been given to the University of Texas by the well-known Houston Philanthropist, Miss Ima Hogg.

Windale is located near High Top, a Texas-German town with a population of about seventy German speaking people, most of whom were still doing things the same way they had been done a hundred years before Lonn’s arrival.

On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn looks back on his time in Winedale and neighboring Round Top, from friendly faces and history-related expeditions, to jokes that don’t translate as well to an english speaking audience.



Monroe Slack, Marfa WWII Flying Ace and Hero

Over the years, Memorial Day has evolved from a day to honor the war dead into a day to honor all who have served in the military.

In preparation for Memorial Day 2019, Lonn wants to remember the life of a Marfa-born, WWII B-17 pilot, Edward Monroe Slack.

After graduating from Marfa High School in 1935, attending Sul Ross and the University of Texas in Austin, Slack decided he wanted to fly, and later became a integral piece of the war effort, flying missions in nazi-oocupied France and later North Africa – including one harrowing mission that earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross.

On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn remembers Slack, a local and national hero.

All the World’s a Stage in the Taylor Household

Lonn may not have grown up in the theater, but he can certainly say he grew up with an awareness of it.

On this edition of The Reambling Boy, Lonn tells of his experiences with the theater; including how his parents were both enthusiastic amateur actors and active in their participants in community theater groups whever the family was living at the time.

A Cock and Bull and Cow and Pig Story

During last week’s episode, Lonn mentioned a story about James Boone and a head of cattle that turned into pigs.

He received so many requests to tell the whole story, that it’s the main topic of discussion this week’s edition of The Rambling Boy.