Monday, August 24, 2009

Farewell to One of West Texas' Premier Writers .....

SAN ANGELO, TEXAS - Noted Western novelist Elmer Kelton, author of “The Time It Never Rained,” “The Good Old Boys” and “The Man Who Rode Midnight,” died Saturday morning at the age of 83. Funeral services are pending at Johnson’s Funeral Home in San Angelo.
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Kelton's words conveyed a love - a reverence, even - for the land in which he was born, and lived for so much of his life ... the land AND the people he met over a wonderful career. As recently as a few months ago, Kelton was still moving among his public - begrudging the doctor-ordered wheelchair, but still happy to be with people ... he was an avid storyteller, as well as a prolific writer. He was, in all respects, a good ol' boy of the highest caliber ... and he was one of West Texas' premier writers, to be sure!

Vaya con Dios