Sunday, November 18, 2007

Granbury, Texas .. childhood memories

As I gaze over the crystal waters of beautiful Lake Granbury, I am thankful for our many blessings, and my mind wanders back to my childhood days in Stephenville, Texas, just 30 miles west of Granbury. In the late 50's, our Stephenville High School Band and Orchestra traveled to Granbury for competitions in the old Decker Gym, now The Boys and Girls Club of Hood County. What is now the Groggy Dawg Marina and Grill was nothing but a huge calache pit, and as I remember, hardly anything was further down on Highway 144S. We crossed the 377 bridge over the Brazos on our way to shop in Ft. Worth, especially for school clothes and for Christmas, (very special occasions)! Those Were the days! That of course was before the Brazos River was dammed at DeCordova in 1969, and Lake Granbury became a reality. John Graves' "Goodbye to a River" depicts one writer's account of this moment in history.

The Granbury Square was just a mere glimpse of the square today. A few years later renovations began on many of the wonderful historic buildings on the square. Yes, we are very thankful to be a part of this great community, and remember some of those defining moments in Granbury's exciting history. We will be sharing more!

By Betty (Bailey) Moss, Class of '61, Stephenville High School.

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