SUNDAY October 4, 2020
I wore out my "Fly Like An Eagle" 8-track tape in my first car, an old Chevy Camaro, in the late 1970s, cruising south Oak Cliff and the suburbs of Dallas. The music and lyrics of this Steve Miller tune helped wash away many hours of teenage angst as did so many of his songs. I do not recall if I knew how closely connected he was to Dallas at this time but it's interesting to hear him talk about how his time in Big D was where he his music inspiration began. Read more about that below and many other things we hope will inspire you to not let "time keep on slippin" without soaring to new heights in the Upper East Side of Texas. — P.A. Geddie
Photographer Lisa Hilbers is known for her excellent photography of eagles and other birds she finds in and around Wood and Rains counties.
Founders and early movers and shakers of the Edom Arts Community include (l-r) Zeke Zewick, Marty Flanagan, and Doug Brown. Marty and Doug recently passed away leaving the community grieving, but moving forward and continuing their legacy. Read about this story that began almost 50 years ago when Doug rolled in to this sleepy little town.
In 1913, Lewis Hine traveled through northeast Texas for the National Child Labor Committee. He documented scores of children in the region picking cotton for long hours in harsh conditions. Some were as young as five years old.
Best Historical Outhouse in Texas
Take a look at this video by J.B. Smith's Journal of a Texas historic site — an outhouse in Henderson, Texas!
Born October 5, 1943, Steve Miller’s career spans 60 years and includes popular singles such as “The Joker,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Rockin’ Me,” “Jet Liner,” “Jungle Love,” “Take the Money and Run,” and “Abracadabra.”
Miller spoke recently on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon about developing a love of music at an early age, and how his family's move to Dallas influenced his later career.
New Book Shows the Strength and Spirit of Girls
Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy.

Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves by Kate T. Parker, shows — through more than 175 memorable photographs — the strength and spirit of girls being 100 percent themselves.

The book is an affirmation of the fact that it’s what’s inside that counts. Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.
Covering the Arts Across the Upper East Side of Texas
Most of our wonderful farmers' markets are still in full swing through October so enjoy an outing and get stocked up on delicious and nutritious goodies. Then try these recipes by Lisa Tang like this baked acorn squash with cinnamon.
Check out many other events this week and coming soon on the County Line CALENDAR and more fun THINGS TO DO on our website.
Feel free to send story ideas, poems, letters, and beautiful photography from the region to Let us know what you enjoy most about this area.
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