How lovely to have your response and so quickly. It means this blog is alive and active, (like you and me).
Never to Carthage unfortunately, but I will. Mostly Dallas and College Station, although I have traveled the state extensively, Austin, El Paso, Amarillo, Big Bend. I have been in College Station just this year, and will be back there soon to see dear friends (who are visiting me in Australia early next year), and will put Carthage on my list.
Like a lot of fans, I have the unrealistic sense that I also "knew" Jim Reeves, and feel that we would have liked each other. I am envious of you for actually having known him.
And old enough to realize that even though the music is now a half century old, it is still timeless.
Great country music is a Reeves family tradition.