About the Author
Due to his father’s military career, Winston was born on a military base in Nevada and spent his childhood living all over the United States, including in Texas many times. After leaving high school, he returned to the family’s home state to attend college, graduating from Texas A&M where he received his pilot’s license and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army.
“I would like for people to recognize that God created them for a reason and that they have the genius to do something important with their lives.”
The Spirit of Texas, written by his great-grandson Winston Menzies, records how his great-grandparents survived against all manner of trials, prospered and raised eight children on a remote Texas ranch by the San Saba River. They succeeded by their faith in God, hard work and dedication to family and to one another. The Menzies story is an intriguing, adventuresome reminder of the pioneering spirit that made rural Texas so unique. It is also an admonition of how we have abandoned so much of what made this nation possible. As the author observes in his epilogue, "If we lose the history of where we came from, we certainly won't know where we are going. God help us to at least leave it the way we found it and, hopefully, by His grace, make it even a little better."