Trinity University Press

Lois Zook Wauson

Lois Zook Wauson is the oldest of eight children who grew up on a farm in Wilson County, Texas in the mid-twentieth century. After living for many years in other parts of Texas, she now lives and writes in Floresville.

Rainy Days and Starry Nights

Depression and the worst drought in Texas history did not make life easy for a large family on a small South Texas farm in the mid-twentieth century. Lawrence Zook tried growing cotton, corn, peanuts, even black-eyed peas on his 100 sandy acres thirty miles southeast of San Antonio, near Floresville, known today as the Peanut Capital of Texas. His family survived, though he tended to be...