The Diamond - The Holocaust Diamonds -This is a powerful story based on truth, but names and locales are changed. No one had heard of these diamonds and where they ended up. Exceptionally intriguing and tragic and the ending is interesting.
The Sapphire - The Peacock’s Eye –Quite a saga about a Rajah and one of his many concubines. She has a great fascination with the Peacock’s Eye Star Sapphire, steals it, goes on a remarkable journey and the ending is shocking.
The Ruby - The Dragon Ruby of Rajah Binoor –Most interesting story of the ruby, where it was found, who found it and what happened to it. The ending is delightful.
The Amber – Trapped in Time –A personal story of mine and what I found in a piece of amber. Absolutely fascinating and lovely. A really good fairy tale.
The Emerald – The Emperor’s Egg –The Emperor’s Egg belonged to one of the great Emperors of Peru. Where and how it was found and the mystery surrounding its disappearance. Full of adventure and strange customs.
The Pearl – Spat Tells His Tale –Spat, the oyster, tells a wonderful tale about himself and his great pearl.
The Opal – Black Beauty and Muggereedoo – This was the actual story about how one of my teachers in grade school had a beautiful black opal ring. Where it came from and the exciting story of what happened to it makes a charming story.
Silver – Wandor the Dragon –A true story my grandmother told me about the lovely silver dragon centerpiece that was on their dining room table during the Civil War and how her family brought it to Texas from Tennessee, what became of it, and how they survived. Most interesting history and strong characters.
Gold – A Murder Unsolved –The true story of my grandfather and how his death happened in Ely, Nevada in 1907 during the gold strike there. A really good story of the times and circumstances.
The Meteorite – Star Jewel from the Universe –A truly fascinating story of this “rock” from outer space, its journey, where it landed (near the Great Wall of China), the Chinese family that found it and the luck it brought them, and how I came to have it.
Jeanette Howeth Crumpler, although born in Oklahoma, moved to Texas when she was three months old and has been a “Texan” since. She attended schools in Wichita Falls and Dallas and North Texas State University and SMU. Her working career included being a legal Secretary and working as a volunteer in special education classes for the deaf. After working for a major hospital and then at a major oil company, she retired to pursue a freelance writing career.
Ms. Crumpler has had articles published in magazines such as Weekend Gardener, Texas Gardener, The Tomato Club, The New Garden Journal, The White Rocker, Lakewood People as well as the Dallas Morning News and the Wichita Falls Times Record News and other publications. She has been profiled in several publications, has been on public broadcasting radio and in the television documentary Remember When, Memories of Old Dallas. Ms. Crumpler has written three books, The Lakewood StarWalk As Seen Thru The Eyes of D.O.T., Lakewood – Memoirs and Spirit and Street of Dreams, A History of Dallas’ Theatre Row.
She is also an interpreter for the deaf and has written articles for the Dallas Alliance for the Mentally Ill and other community groups and is currently on the Advisory Board of Disciples of Trinity (DOT), a 501c3 grassroots organization serving more than 2,000 terminally ill children, women and men. She has served on the Cultural Affairs Commission of the City of Dallas. Ms. Crumpler is also Co-Editor of The DOT Newsletter and Co-Chairperson of DOT MOMS, a one-on-one counseling service for mothers who have lost children. Her two sons, Bruce and Dean, passed away some years ago.
This long time Dallas resident has served also as Publicist for various groups and produced a Directory of Services for the Hearing Impaired in Dallas and Tarrant Counties.