|The Texas Big Thicket
This site is dedicated to a little bit of East Texas history and a whole lot of down-home country fun.
Woods Pig Chasing Goats
|Hidee...! I'm John and I grew up in the Big Thicket of East Texas. Herein I try to paint a picture of that magical place and adjacent areas through its native creatures - both human and the higher orders.|
Jokes and myths, all
other entries are factual
Important Public Service Message
The Queen of the Razorbacks
Read the story of a famous East Texas wild sow, Henrietta
years!" a piney woods judge thundered, and the young
I just can't do thirty years!"
-- Told by Charley Newman, Fort Worth
|It is only a myth that mosquitoes in the Big Thicket are the size of cows. The largest ever observed was no bigger than a good-sized crow.|
In the thicket country fishing is sometimes so good you have to hide behind a tree to bait your hook.
In tiny, remote Yellowpine, a city
fellow drove up and exited his car in front of the only
structure present on the highway, an old-time filling
station and grocery. An elderly lady was sitting in her
rocker on a front porch of the establishment and the man,
stretching and smiling, said to her, "Boy, I'll bet
it's great to live in the peace and quite of the
country!" The lady fired back, "I wouldn't know
... I've always lived right here in town."
- Submitted by Joe D. Milner, Atty., Austin
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| An elderly
gentleman was driving down a farm-to-market road when a
deputy pulled him over, saying, "Sir, when you
stopped at the gas station back in Kirbyville you drove
off without your wife." At that the old gent
brightened and said, "Oh, thank Goodness! I thought
I'd gone deaf."
- Submitted by the Rev. Guston H. Browning, Houston