WifeGeeding’s East Texas twang always cracks me up. When we first met, she told me she was from the East Texas town of “Lindell”. One day I wrote her an email and mentioned the town and she corrected me by stating, “It’s not ‘Lindell’, it’s “LINDALE’!” I told her anyone would make the same mistake by the way she talks. I thought of that recently when we went to that family reunion in Van, TX. She said it was at “Gary Don’s” house. Hmmm, I wondered if his name was spelled “Don” or “Dawn”, so I asked her how does Gary spell his last name. She replied, “S-M-I-T-H, why do you ask?”
Crush, Texas was a temporary city established in 1896 just so two locomotives could crash into one another at high speed, about 45 mph. This stunt was put together by a man named William Crush and it happened near West, Texas. The crash killed two spectators and seriously injuring at least six others. A photographer lost one eye to a flying bolt but received damages amounting to $10,000 from a lawsuit and a lifetime railroad pass.