Texas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff, 3rd ed. By John Kelson. Guilford, Conn.: Insiders Guide / Globe Pequot Press, 2007. pbk ____ pages ISBN 0-7627-4109-0 $13.95 http://www.globepequot.com
The Austin Statesman humor columnist, John Kelso is an oddball specialist and he holds forth on
odd-to-pleasant special things across the state's eight regions. Learn about Dallas' Cow
Goddess, Beaumont's Big Bopper, Eldorado's polygamy, Groom's 2nd tallest cross in the
Western Hemisphere, and Houston's Funeral Museum. Ponder the connections in Kelsoland.
As a gesture to normalcy, Kelso adds sidebars of history to the 200 important things.