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Isn’t camp awfully expensive?

Monetarily perhaps, but we look at camp as an investment because the lifetime skills girls develop and the friendships that are planted are worth the sacrifices that many families make to send their girls to The Heart. How can you call it an investment? On the surface, you can look at the tangibles — lessons in horseback riding, swimming, dance, …

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Camp Legends

Texas camps recently honored 17 Camp Legends. I am lucky enough to have been personally influenced by a number of them, most especially my dad Si Ragsdale, Frank and Inez Harrison, and Kitty Magee. My dad shaped me not only as an attentive father, but also as a camp director. I soaked up every word, every gesture—and the motions to …

To honor a veteran

My dad was a veteran of WWII, one of the youngest. He was made Captain by the age of 21. For his actions at Normandy, he received a Bronze Star–and didn’t even know what it was. Here are my notes regarding the Bronze Star and events leading up to it, from an interview conducted with Si Ragsdale on May 27, …