Saturday, September 22, 2007

Buna Texas, My Hometown 1

Although I was born in Arkansas, my family moved around a lot. My high school years were spent in a tiny, little town called Buna, Texas down in the southeast corner of the state up against the Louisiana border, on the border of the Big Thicket National Forest. Buna was actually a sweet town full of interesting and warm people.

In 1986, just after Jim and I met, I made a trip back home to Buna and brought a video camera along. It was one of the first things I ever shot. With my mother in tow, we cruised around Buna. The tape was locked away in a cabinet for a long time. Finally, last month, we transferred the VHS tape to a digital file. I've edited the footage and have uploaded it to YouTube in six parts. Here is part one:

5 comments:

JoyZeeBoy said...

Okay, so fess up, Steve. Was Buna the basis for the smash off-B'way hit in the 80's called "Greater Tuna?"

BTW, love the new look to the blog.

Steve Schalchlin said...

Yeah, I found the template and thought it would make a nice change of pace. I wish I could find a way to spread it just a bit wider, though.

Bev Sykes said...

Well, Buna Part 1 explains a LOT. LOL.

JoyZeeBoy said...

You should talk to that Idaho Senator. Apparently he really knows how to "spread it wider."

Me, I never had any problem with spreadin' it a bit wider.

Anonymous said...

Steve,

I have never laughed so hard in my life. I LOVE your MOM.....she was really good friends with my MawMaw Hale.

And to answer joyzeeboy...I always tell people they got Greater Tuna from Buna.

I love this. I just stumbled upon it.

This is priceless

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