By the time my son was ready to head off to college and my daughter was on her way to high school, I’d reconnected with Bradley, we’d fallen in love and gotten married. Trouble was, he lived in Austin and I lived in Boulder. Eventually we realized we needed to be in Austin. Looking back, I think I felt sort of like a mail-order bride, heading off in my covered wagon with everything I owned (including my teenage daughter) to start a new life somewhere I’d never been, doing who knew what.
Bradley grew up in the Panhandle, in a little town called Wellington, and later moved on to Lubbock where he met up with some of our favorite Texas musicians of today. He used to tell me about the Texas he loved: the one where there was always a welcome and folks made ya feel at home. Lilli discovered it right away when she started high school in the Hill Country and fell in love with that easy Texas way.