By Richard Zowie —
It’s been one full year since I returned home after nearly nine years of “living abroad” in Michigan.
My sons and I made it in one piece to Fredericksburg on Aug. 7, 2013, despite getting lost briefly in Memphis.
Before long, it felt normal again to deal with the scorching summer heat, mild winters and, though I have yet to see one, scorpions.
I actually prefer cold weather, but I hate driving in it. Thank you, Great Lakes State, but you can have your icy roads, and your crazies who drive fast even in a blinding snowstorm. I don’t miss losing control of a car and sliding into a ditch.
Last Labor Day weekend, my sons and I traveled to Beeville to visit with my family and to see the hometown. That Saturday, I grew nostalgic and drove them all over Beeville to give them a tour.