We had a packed assembly of people from all over the area wanting to listen to Patricia Muske. She delivered on lots of stories about her and her family cattle business. We will definately have her back to talk again.
Much thanks and appreciation to Patricia Muske for sharing her time with us tonight.
Watch out, it is coming, like a snowball headed down hill, like a speeding train, faster than a bullet, what is coming? Patricia Muske is coming to PAHS, Monday night, Feb. 24th. If you don't want to hear somebody that shoots straight from the hip, does not pull any punches, tells it like it is, is opinionated, makes you laugh till you have tears in your eyes and even rolling on the floor laughing, if you think she may says something that people won't like, then don't come. If you want to enjoy hearing stories about Pattison Area history and have lots of fun, show up and have a joyful evening with us.
Date: Monday Evening - February 24, 2014 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Department (2950 FM359, Pattison, Texas) Very Special Guest Speaker: Patricia Muske
Happy Valentine's Day to all within this virtual hear shot internet communication broadcast distribution device who happen to stumble on to the Pattison Area Heritage Society's website.
More news! And great BIG NEWS, too! Something we've been turning blue holding our breath waiting to announce our next "Guest Speaker".
For months, even years, people have been requesting that we get our next guest to speak at a PAHS meeting. Mainly due to conflicts of schedules and other matters, we have not been able to arrange for this to happen until now. So get ready!
We are proud almost giddy since we've been holding our breath to announce that Patricia Muske will be our speaker on Monday evening, the 24th of February. If you don't know her, she was a teacher at Katy and Kincaid High Schools. She is a wonderful being with authentic character that speaks with grand devotion of what is present at the time.
One of the neat things about asking people to come talk to the PAHS according to Truett Bell, "is that I get to hear stories that they will not tell in front of an audience. Most the time, I am sworn to secrecy, but, they are neat stories".
What will Patricia have to tell us about her life, her family, her well known cattleman daddy or some of the people in and around Pattison. The Muske Ranch has been a fixture for many years. Truett Bell remembers that he once heard Mr. Roy talk about skinning cows after a brutal freeze that killed cattle all over. It is certain you will hear more about this at the meeting.
Thank you to all the past requests to get Patricia Muske to speak at the PAHS. And in the words of Truett Bell, "You have asked for her, so here she comes. You better be there".
With some anticipation that our guest would be ready after recovering from a recent medical condition to speak to the Pattison Area Heritage Society this month, but this particular guest has requested the presentation to be postponed for another month.
So with that news, we'll see you in February on the last Monday night of the month, 2/24/2014.
Listen up, Friends of Pattison Area Historical Society. Due to our next meeting date (November 25th) falling during the week of Thanksgiving, we are cancelling it.
Take notice, we may have to sell tickets for one of our scheduled meetings after the first of the year. We anticipate an over-flowing crowd. Who is the guest? We will devulge the name at a later date, when we have a firm date.
Due to medical conditions, we won't know the exact date till after the first of the year. We will be giving hints along the way as to who it is. It will be very interesting.
Check back soon to get these "hints".
And have a BLESSED and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is a "Mystery Guest Night" but here's a hint of who will be speaking.
Two Hebert cousins will be our October guests. They grew up in a farming family around the FM 529 and FM 2855 area and northeast of Pattison. Their grandpa came to Texas in the 1920s to better his family. Come enjoy our history and fellowship - just had to put that in, since one of the cousins is a retired Methodist Minister.
Could this have been one of those wild children we heard about? You will have to come and find out with the rest of us. We have a story to tell about one of their dads: as kids in Katy, we were scared of him. Then everything was alright after we got to know him.
Date: Monday Evening - October 28, 2013 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Department (2950 FM359, Pattison, Texas) Special Mystery Guest Speaker(s): Two Hebert cousins will be our October guests
Everytime the fortunate people who attend the meetings of the Pattison Area Heritage Society get to listen to our featured guest speaker, sharing their life stories having lived in the Pattison Area Community (Pattison, Katy, Brookshire, Sunnyside, even from Hempstead and Waller) and it is always an insightful, memoriable, and informative experience. But last night, the attendees were blessed with an incredible presentation by Roosevelt Alexander.
Roosevelt Alexander came to this area and began living with his older brother David Alexander back in 1958 when he took a teaching job in the Katy Independent School District. He had other offers to teach in La Grange and Lubbock, Texas, but he chose Katy, Tx because it was close to Prairie View A&M so he could continue earning his Masters Degree.
Of all the struggles and triumphs he shared with us he said that he has no regrets, and overcoming the adversities was a rewarding part of his life.
One highlight moment of his presentation was when he spoke about how much things have changed since he first came to this area. He was talking about going to a Katy High School football game , he said "I could buy a ticket, but I could not enter the same gate of the football stadium as whites. Now, I am responsible for all of the money from the tickets sales at Rhodes Stadium every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Can you believe that?''
He spoke to the Pattison Area Heritage Society for about an hour and answered questions from the audience afterwards. Everyone enjoyed all of his stories, and left knowing more and appreciating Roosevelt Alexander for his contributions to this community and the students that he taught over the past 55+ years.
Roosevelt Alexander and Truett Bell, President of the PAHS
We really were entertained and learned some interesting facts about cotton production in Waller County from Raymond Mathis last night at the Pattison Area Heritage Society. Thank you, Mr. Mathis for sharing and reading your story "1949". And as Truett Bell mentioned last night, we are anxiously awaiting your return to continue your presentation at a future PAHS meeting.
Raymond Mathis (l) and Truett Bell (r) posed for a photo after the presentation.