Shirley Ann Thrasher Burton was born in Rosebud, Texas and lived to tell about it.
A late bloomer, she graduated summa cum laude in 1975, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from Southwest Texas State University, (SWTSU) now Texas State University.
With a degree in hand she was hired as a school counselor in the Emergency School Aide Act and later certified by SWTSU in the Legal Assistant postgraduate program.
Retired from the Texas Attorney General’s office, she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Mama Say's It's Hogwash: A Texas Woman Comes of Age in Rosebud
By Shirley Burton
Published: October 4, 2013.
This book reveals one little girl’s struggle to maturity in a small town and in a large family, her parents and seven siblings. The times of 1930s and 1940s encompassed such disasters as the Great Depression and World War II.
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