I am jason carr and I blog here as fieldmouse.
I was born in Dallas but but by the early 70s my parents bought a plot of land on CR4520. We moved a trailer out there and I attended Mrs. Williams’ 1st grade at the Rains County school (now the middle school if I understand correctly.
We moved back to the metroplex but retained the land. At some point in the 80s when I was away in the Army my parents bought a house within the city limits on FM514. I returned from the Army and moved a trailer out to the land on 4520 with my wife (also a soldier) and our daughter. Later we moved to a house in Lone Oak while I attended (what was then) ETSU. After the divorce I came back to the trailer and got my head together. Solitude and silence broken only by the sound of cows snorting and walking around at dusk while I cooked outdoors over oak coals.
After graduating from ETSU (history, philosophy) I moved back to the metroplex, started a small business, taught technical classes, and attended graduate school at UTA (history). I spent the next 20 years there, returning to Point in 2014.
My father, the finest man I know, lives right up the road in Emory and I am pleased to spend more time with him.