Images in the Pines is more than a book of photographs and poems. It is a book of memories of life in East Texas in the late 1800s and early 20th Century. Newton County, as this book illustrates, is unique within itself, yet so similar to all of East Texas in its history, its culture and its people. Even if you didn't grow up here, you'll find that these photographs and poems will rekindle memories and images of a simpler time, a time where the pace of life was slower and the world didn't seem so rushed or complicated. It is the hope of the authors that you will read and re-read these poems and look at the photographs, and each time you do, you will find a new meaning, new insight and inspiration in them. The ideas in this book should be a constant reminder of a part of Texas where the values of home, family, friends, hard work and community are as important today as they were yesterday.