Monday was the 170th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo to Mexican troops during the Texas Revolution. The annual memorial service honors the fallen on both sides (from 189 to 257 defenders and several hundred Mexican soldiers) of the 13-day siege that ended March 6, 1836, four days after delegates adopted the Texas Declaration of Independence. Texas went on to win its independence.March 20th abour 400 Texan troops surrendered near near Goliad and March 27th those captured at Goliad were massacred. April 21st about 910 Texas volunteers attacked part of the Mexican army, killing 630 and capturing 730, including Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, who was forced to order the withdrawal of all Mexican troops from Texas..He had tried to escape dressed as a woman…bastid…killed some of the bravest men in Texas history.
During the 50’s when the Davy Crockett tv show was on and was very popular my young cousin Greg(Di-an’s baby brother) was a huge Davy fan…so Big Mama, Daddy Red, my aunt Estelle, Greg, my parents and I all went to the Alamo. They all lived in Mesquite, and had driven down just to take Greg to see the Alamo where Davy had fought so bravely. Daddy was stationed at Kelly AFB but I had never been either..so off we go..With Greg wearing his blue jeans, cowboy boots, spurs, twin guns strapped to his tiny waist(he was about 7) and his coonskin cap…he was Davy Crockett…We start walking up the path to the intrance of the Alamo and it is nothing like what you would expect..it is a small chapel on tree covered grounds, right smack dap in the middle of San Antonio…We enter this most holy and sacred place to all Texans…silent and in awe of the history of this musty smelling adobe church..We all look around and try and put ourselves in the places of Davy, Bowie, and those brave boys from Tennessee and Kentucky…Greg looks to the left, the right and up to the ceiling…..mouth hanging open in wonder…and then this small little replica of David Crockett speaks out and says:”Is this the place where all them bastard Meskins kilt ole Davy?”..My Aunt, Grandmother, Mother and Daddy and I did what them boys should have done….we split….



  1. Nancy Says:

    Jackiesue I love your stories. They are the best!

  2. Jack the Blogger Says:

    Too funny! Those damn Meskins! Great story.

    I’m passing that one on to the hubby, too — we’re planning on stopping by the Alamo on our Texas trip! Great timing, Jackiesue!

  3. Babs Says:


    Guess what… Sooner has come to the sacred NASCAR… my mood has changed back to happy for now!!!

  4. Nit Wit Says:

    Gee, I never heard anything like that on Art Linkletter’s Kids Say The Darndest Things.

  5. princeofbrokenhearts Says:

    RE: YOUR COMMENT__the first horror movie i ever watched, was ‘polterguist’ (or however the hell it is spelled) i was about 5 years old, and my grandmother said it was ok… it scared the shit out of me, and i have been obsessed with horror movies ever since- trying to get that same feeling back again… much like drugs, i suppose, the first hit is always the best(or so i hear), and you spend the rest of your time trying to re-create that same feeling…

  6. apositivepessimist Says:

    ryc:…lol…i co-ordinate services for the elderly in our town…like transport to doctor appointments in cities over five hundred kilometres away [round trip], meals on wheels, handyman services and run a daycare program for them one day a week. basically we [me and the wonderful volunteers] are here to help them remain in their own homes.

  7. Babs Says:

    Hey, I found your blog on Blog Mad and think you are way cool. Just thought I’d say “Howdy” and give you a thumbs up!!

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