|Steeped in historical drama and the long-forgotten tradition of family history, Interwoven Family Memories is a collection of three small books, written by members of the Reynolds-Matthews ranching families of early West Texas. Each book was originally written decades ago in the form of privately printed pamphlets that were illustrated with old family photographs. Reminiscences by Ethel Matthews Casey tells of a childhood on the frontier, of ranching before fences, and of the simple joys of nature and family. For this edition, chronologies have been added for the Matthews family, the Reynolds family, and the combined families who were "interwoven" by several marriages between the two. Summers at Lambshead by John Burns provides a candid look at the outsized personality of the author's grandfather, John Alexander Matthews. Uncle Bennie's Limb by Glenn Reynolds is at the same time: an American genealogy dating back to several generations before the founding of Jamestown colony, a delightful memoir of three generations of West Texans, and an indelible portrait of a small town American childhood in the early 20th century.
JOHN BURNS was a State Department official during his professional life. He lives in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. GLENN REYNOLDS is a successful businessman in Fort Worth, Texas. ETHEL MATTHEWS CASEY passed away in 1985 at age 97, she lived in San Antonio, Texas.