LAST OF THE TEXAS CAMP
: 2003 Christy Award Finalist, Western Category.
Dacee June Fortune’s mother died when she was eight, and for the next 23 years she stood at her father’s side. Even after she married, Daddy Brazos was her strength, her protection, and her idol. Now, daddy is dying.
“Maybe it’s me.” Dacee June walked to the head of the stairs. “I just can’t let go, Sammy. It’s different for you boys. You’ve been out on your own. You know how to take care of yourself. He’s always been here to help me. I’ve been his little girl my whole life. Sammy, I don’t know if I can survive without being his little girl. It sounds horrible, doesn’t it? I’m 31-years-old, married, and I have three wonderful daughters. But I don’t know what I’m going to do without him. I really don’t.”