PERSON TO PERSON: 20 Questions with Tumbleweed Smith
by Jimmy Patterson
Reprinted from the January 16, 2006 edition of the Midland Reporter-Telegram.
MyWestTexas editor Jimmy Patterson played 20 questions with Texas radio host, historian and storyteller Tumbleweed Smith:
MyWestTexas: Favorite place in Texas (aside from home and Big Spring)?
Tumbleweed: Fort Davis MyWestTexas: Favorite place to vacation outside of Texas?
Tumbleweed: Amalfi Drive, Italy
MyWestTexas>: If you could live anywhere other than where you do, where would it be?
Tumbleweed: Fort Worth
MyWestTexas: Big Bend or Big Thicket?
Tumbleweed: Big Bend
MyWestTexas: Lajitas or Luckenbach?
MyWestTexas: Austin or Houston?
MyWestTexas: Favorite "weird" thing about Texas?
Tumbleweed: Texans are not afraid to tell you what they think
MyWestTexas: Waylon or Willie?
Tumbleweed: Willie (he spent some time at Baylor)
MyWestTexas: Larry McMurtry or Dan Jenkins?
MyWestTexas: Favorite book about Texas?
Tumbleweed: Texas Almanac
MyWestTexas: Best book I've ever read (about anything)?
Tumbleweed: You Can't Go Home Again (Thomas Wolfe)
MyWestTexas: Favorite thing about Big Spring?
Tumbleweed: Sense of freedom
MyWestTexas: Favorite stretch of road in Texas?
Tumbleweed: Hwy 207 from Silverton to Claude
MyWestTexas: Would you rather endure a South Texas summer or a Panhandle winter?
Tumbleweed: South Texas summer
MyWestTexas: Least favorite thing about your job?
Tumbleweed: Can't think of it
MyWestTexas: Favorite Movie filmed in Texas?
Tumbleweed: Midnight Cowboy
MyWestTexas: Favorite Movie of all time (regardless where it was filmed)?
Tumbleweed: To Kill A Mockingbird
MyWestTexas: If you hosted a fantasy dinner party and could invite anyone, who would be there (living or dead)?
Tumbleweed: Kinky Friedman, Ace Reid, Hondo Crouch, Slim Pickens, Thomas Wolfe, Paul Baker
MyWestTexas: What would eat at your last meal?
MyWestTexas: What people say behind my back:
Tumbleweed: What's he up to now?
MyWestTexas: Tell us something about yourself no one knows:
Tumbleweed: I love peanut butter cups.
Check out Person to Person with Tumbleweed in Monday's Midland Reporter-Telegram.
Reprinted with permission Copyright 2006 Midland Reporter-Telegram