ASPERMONT, Texas -- When Boss Winter's childhood home was built in 1910, Teddy Roosevelt had just finished his second term as president and the Ford Model T was only two years old.
Texas was still horse country. Farmers plowed their fields with horses, and ranchers worked cattle on horseback. Boss was 5 and already riding a pony when his Pa, uncle and grandfather built the family home with field stones for the foundation and 1-by-12-inch planks to frame the three-room house. Boss can't remember a time when he wasn't on a horse.
Now at the age of 106, Boss doesn't have much left but memories.
April's wildfires that raced through this sparsely populated community 70 miles north of Abilene destroyed his childhood home, along with two others owned by his family for decades.