Born Californian, Made Texan

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I wasn’t born in Texas. My mother was but my father wasn’t. My dad was born in California like me. My great-great-grandpa, who was from Obersimonswald, Germany, and my great-great-grandma from Untersimsonwald, Germany, close to the French border, immigrated to the US. They had kids, then there kids had kids, and one of those kids got married and had eleven kids. My grandpa was the second youngest, and lived in Michigan for most of his life until he moved to Texas and met my grandma. They had my mom and my mom lived in Texas most of her life. When she was older she moved to California and met my dad and they had me.

Although I am not a native Texan, I feel I would definitely call myself a Texan. I moved out of California when I was two years old. I don’t really remember, so I don’t really miss it. I love Texas because it’s so big and there’s so much to see. I love bluebonnets, the state flower. I’ve been to many different cities in Texas, including Lometa, San Marcos, Fredericksburg, Llano, Fort Worth, Texarkana, San Antonio, Farmsville, Dallas of course, and many more. My favorite has to be Fredricksberg. I love the small town feel and it really gets the essence of Texas in one city. I live in Dallas which is quite a bit different from Fredericksburg. I love being a Texan because I love the country-esqe of everything. I own a pair of cowboy boots and can don a southern accent when I need to. I love Buc-ees and everything that makes Texas, Texas.

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