Saggy Bottom, Texas, is one of my favorite places on earth. That’s because I made it up as the setting in my novel, Saggy Bottom Blues. But the little town isn’t entirely fictitious. I grew up in a place a lot like Saggy Bottom, and if you want to read my reminiscences about a slower, gentler life in a slower, gentler place in a slower, gentler time, here’s where they’ll be. Well, maybe it wasn’t ALL slower and gentler.