But the point of this post is that these stories are based in about the mid to late 1800's I think. The main characters of the first book have a daughter who becomes the main character of later story lines. In the second story she marries and moves far away - probably about the distance from Woodward, Oklahoma to Nashville, Tennessee, so her husband can begin a cattle business. They travel, start a home, begin their cattle business and have a couple of kids and finally her father gets to come and visit - about 5 or 6 years later!
I can't imagine living in a time when it had to be so long between visits. I have been home from seeing Hilary, Brent, Hollace, Rhett and Thad for about 3 weeks now and it has been too long. I don't know when we will get to go again. Hopefully they will get to come here this Spring. But I'm certain it won't be five or six years, and if we had to we could hop in a plane and be there in a few short hours. I hate that they live so far away, but I am so thankful that we live in a time when travel isn't so prohibitive!
Rick and Terry get to go see them over Spring Break. They haven't met Thad yet and I know they are anxious! Or "yankus" as Hilary used to say! I wish I could stow away and go with them.