Wallace loves braggin’ on Levi!

Wallace loves braggin’ on Levi!

Austin, Texas,  fall of 1844 Wallace Rusk put his coffee mug down and nodded toward the saloon’s swinging doors. “Hey, that’s got to be that lady reporter. Remember? The one from New York City the Major told us about.” Levi didn’t turn around, only grimaced. The woman...
It’s Hard to be Thirteen

It’s Hard to be Thirteen

  Rebecca fumed silently. Nothing could be better than having Daddy home, except if Levi had come with him. After the third full day’s work and once Mary Rachel and Gwendolyn’s breathing eased into a rhythmic chorus, she turned up her lamp and carried it to her desk....
Daddy’s Home from the War

Daddy’s Home from the War

May 26, 1836… After the tears and shouts, the celebration and heartbreak of Levi not returning home but being alive, Rebecca Ruth Baylor Buckmeyer snuggled her two oldest little sisters up close. Instead of a bedtime story though, she unfolded her brother’s letter...