Stories from the Slow Lane

I save stories that might otherwise be lost. Come along as I pursue refreshing glimpses of the past, resilient perspectives and memories that matter.

Elaine has special talents. People, even the ones who never talk about themselves, tell all to Elaine.

Karen Beken

“Elaine is a superb storyteller who writes from the heart. Through relating events that happened years ago, she helps us understand and appreciate the bravery, determination and foresight of our ancestors.”

Sandra Bull


New Stories I’ve Been Told- Volume 3
30 Portraits of Rural Texans

This is the third in the Stories I’ve Been Told series by Elaine Thomas and with each edition, the stories get better and more compelling. I can’t put these books down-not because they are suspenseful page-turners, but because I love the characters that she describes. As a native Texan, each person reminds me of someone in my past. I feel like I know these hard-working, God-fearing people and I love how Elaine brings them to life on the printed page. I am so glad that there are people like Elaine who are telling the stories of those who have truly made our country great.” Beverly Freeman, Sugar Land, Texas

Do Memories Matter?

The story of telling stories

Have you ever wished you had asked someone in your family to share stories about their lives, but it’s now too late? I think we all share that regret. That’s why today is a great time to start writing down some of your memories.

What’s worth remembering

Years ago, the tradition of passing down stories in a family was very common, but that’s not the case today. Whether it’s because our lives are so busy and we spend less time together or we live greater distances apart,  some of our cherished family stories are getting lost between generations. You can do something about that!

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Thanks! Elaine



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