Texas Meditations 6-12

Texas Mediatations 

by Michael Gos

Choosing the Venue

Quihi, Texas


I learned to do the Texas two-step at the Quihi Gun Club. It took me almost 20 years to do it.  I really have no excuse though; I had lots of opportunities.  In the nineties I had two different offers from students willing to teach me.  One occurred at a formal dance on campus, the other on a student trip to Kansas City.  I turned down the first because I knew the initial stages of learning to dance are always awkward and I didn’t want to embarrass myself in front of dozens of my students. I rejected the second because Missouri is no place to learn to two-step.


A few years later I had another offer at a small, private dance in West Texas, but it just didn’t seem right to learn something so important to Texas culture in the party room of an apartment complex.  

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