When I was a youngster growing up in Texas my dad worked in a number of fields. From the Oil Patch of West Texas, to farming in the Panhandle or in security in central Texas the family usually enjoyed evening meals together.
Woven throughout the threads of a family heirloom is the story of Petra's family.
In 1874, Petra's family struggled to scrape out a living sharecropping in Guadalupe County, Texas. When a much older neighbor proposed marriage, Petra accepted knowing that would ease the financial burden on her parents, if only a little. As her family grew, so did Petra's affection for her husband.