“I was 3 when I was adopted. We lived in a small village and it was surrounded by forest, so I can remember as early as age 6 running through the woods trying to find dead animals so I could bury them and dig them up later. I read in books that archaeologists would dig up bones and put them back together and I thought, ‘Let me try and see if that works.’
Evelyn Billington is a singer, songwriter and owner of Billington Taxidermy. She is also The Texas Observer's Direct Quote for our December issue.