A to Z Theme 2016

For my 2016 A to Z theme I used a meme that I ran across on the blog of Bridget Straub who first saw it on the blog of Paula Acton. This meme is a natural for me to use on my memoir blog. It's an A to Z concept and it's about me. No research and nothing complicated. I'm given twenty six questions or topics to discuss that are about me.

In April I kept my posts short and uncomplicated. In the midst of it all you might learn a few things about me that you didn't previously know.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ulvade, Texas


         Ulvade, Texas is one of those towns you might see listed on a road sign when you're driving in Texas.  You might even pass through it and maybe even stop for gas, but most people probably wouldn't go to Ulvade for any reason.  

            The first time I passed through this small Texas town was in 1974 when my friend Vernon and I were driving back to Tennessee after visiting Big Bend National Park.  We'd gone to the border town of Ciudad Acuna, Mexico and followed U.S. Hwy 90 through Ulvade in order to pick I-10 in San Antonio.   I remember seeing the mileage signs to Ulvade, but I don't remember the town.

           And so it was over the years.  I'd see the sign telling how far it was to Ulvade and then we'd pass through it.  Once the show I toured with in the 80s actually played Ulvade.  I don't think it was more than once and the one time I can't even remember anything about being there.  I only remember seeing it on our schedule.  It stood out on the schedule because I had seen the name on signs so many times.

            I suppose Ulvade might be an okay place to live.  I couldn't say because I don't remember anything about it.  According to the official website of the town,  "Uvalde is an active and engaging city, and a great place to live! "  I'll take their word for that.

             For me, Ulvade is an okay place to pass through, but I wouldn't want to live there.  But then again that's not a fair thing for me to say since I only remember the name of the town.   I don't remember anything about Ulvade itself.

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  1. Again an education about some of the less well known places in the US.
    Enjoyed the read.


  2. yeah, isn't it funny, how we pass by places, and all of the people that live there--and we won't see it again---haha i know i just now didn't make any sense, but your post--made me start thinking :)

  3. I think I would pass through,Uvalde just out of curiosity!

    The name, Uvalde sounds inviting!

    If I'm ever in Texas - perhaps I'll see the sign and stop on by!


  4. We go to Smith Mountain Lake quite often. It's about a 4-hr drive from home. We mentally check off the towns as we go through them. Each one is like a little signal for how much time has elapsed and how much longer to go. Omega. Turberville. Almost there!

  5. Doesn't say much about Ulvade does it? If I ever pass through/by or whatever, I might have to stop and see what there is to see in Ulvade.


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