Farewell Foggy Bottom
About the Book
The Horn family, from the Foggy Bottom community on the banks of the Neches River in Deep East Texas, are a proud family. They are descendants of some of the earliest settlers in this very remote area. Foggy Bottom folks are known to be clannish and the Horns are viewed as a backwoods clan by the residents of the nearby town, Pine Hill. Anthony Hall, the banker’s son, from Pine Hill is in love with Beth Horn, the daughter of the most prominent family in Foggy Bottom. Beth is a brilliant and vivacious young lady who is a premed student at the University of Texas, but the residents of Pine Hill still see her as that little Fog Head kid who sold peas from the Horn pea patch.. The prejudice on both sides of the river creates serious problems especially between the Pine Hill’s mayor’s son, Bobby Dodd and Thomas Horn. A story of trials, faith, integrity and perseverance unfolds as each of the Horn family tries to merge with their prejudiced laden environment.
About the Author
Dale McMillan grew up during the Great Depression in deep East Texas on a small poor dirt farm. It was there that he learned how to live off the land from his parents. After graduating from college, he spent many years in Houston, Texas working in the Petro Chemical Industry in a research environment. Now retired, he has moved to a small farm in Henderson, Texas, where he lives with his wife Janell, son Paul and three granddaughters, Claudia, Maggie and Isabella. Mr. McMillan is a member of the East Texas Storytellers Guild and the East Texas Antique Tractor and Engine Association.