Midland people – “You could stir ’em with a stick”

Written by: Linda Mills Wofford

When I arrived at Univ. of Texas, fall of 1964, I repeatedly heard the expression “Midland people – you could stir ‘Em with a stick.” Of course at first, I thought this was an insult. But now, I understand it completely and consider it a compliment.

Midland people are brave, strong, outgoing, loyal, adventurous, accomplished, kind, spirited and unique. We all share those qualities. So yes, it is quite a compliment to say ” we are all stirred by the same stick.”

After reading all of your comments and memories for this book, I realize what special people grew up in Midland, TX. We are all blessed to have these wonderful memories, and Midland served as the perfect backdrop for these memories. We grew up in a special place at a special time!

2 thoughts on “Midland people – “You could stir ’em with a stick”

  1. Anonymous April 5, 2020 / 11:57 pm

    Linda, your comments about Midland are well said and right on.


    . Pete

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  2. Anonymous April 26, 2020 / 1:52 pm

    Linda this statement about being from Midland is exactly why we all need to say something about our growing up and the difference between us and others. Thank you John M.

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