From the 1930s to 1950s, the Matney brothers and their friends entertained each other both in and out of trouble.

Boy riding horse Stories: This boyhood memoir contains a hundred tales about the Matney boys, four brothers raised in northern Texas who found inventive and rambunctious ways to have fun in and around Sandy Creek. From the 1930s to the 1950s, the brothers and their friends entertained each other both in and out of trouble.

The tales included in The Sandy Creek Boys range from intimate to hilarious and onto hair raising, including escapades on the family's farm near the edge of the Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands.  These stories relate their adventures in nearby towns, at school, in neighboring Decatur, and even a short stint in the local jail. Sandy Creek Boys All coming-of-age stories are based on the lives of the author and his three brothers, who lived in Wise County, Texas.

Several of the boys' childhood friends feature prominently, including the boy who liked setting off fireworks in the local school and theater.

The adventures are recounted in chronological order, beginning with a short history of the family's move to Texas.

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Sample Stories: Click here to read two of these tales.

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Top of page: A photo of Sandy Creek taken in 2011.

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