Family, Memories, Simple Things

Snap and Chat

copied from I Love Texas social media, unsure of original source I spent many afternoons snapping beans and shelling various varieties of peas with my grandmother. We sat outside in lawn chairs placed to catch the breeze while we worked. Newspapers were spread across our laps to catch the strings and pods while large enamel… Continue reading Snap and Chat

Doorway Into the Past, Historic Place, Then and Now, Uncategorized

Thursday: Then & Now

1985 photograph from the NRHP nomination form From its opening in 1904 to its closing in 1975, the Carnegie Library was a cultural and educational center for the small, central Texas community of Belton. However, its days of serving the community were not over when the library relocated to a new building. The Bell County… Continue reading Thursday: Then & Now

Then and Now

Thursday Then & Now: Orange County Courthouse

18 June 2021 Sometimes things change radically. Other times there is little, if any, change and that is how I found the Orange County Texas Courthouse. Other than two 1960's additions, one on either side of the Courthouse, the Courthouse has not changed since its completion in 1937. The Texas Historic Commission describes the Courthouse… Continue reading Thursday Then & Now: Orange County Courthouse

Historic Place, Patriotism

Memorial Day 2021:Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

As a small child I lived on Clark AFB, Philippine Islands. Outside the base there was a large field with rows and rows of small white crosses. World War II was still very much on my parents' minds and I remember my Mother very awkwardly trying to explain to me what the crosses represented. Many… Continue reading Memorial Day 2021:Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery


The Amaryllis Parade -2021 style

Apple Blossom amaryllis Just a month after the winter snow storm with record breaking temperatures/wind chill/power outages/boil water notices ended the first amaryllis bud stalk poked its lovely head out of a practically dead bulb. I posted about this occurrence here, but now I'm enjoying that first stalk. Actually, I'm amazed beyond just simple enjoyment.… Continue reading The Amaryllis Parade -2021 style