Then and Now, Uncategorized

Thursday: Then and Now

Vintage photograph circa 1950, source unknown, retrieved from the Internet 29 July 2021 The Mission Road Drive-in Theater opened on the Southside of San Antonio at 3100 Roosevelt Avenue, just north of Mission San Jose on March 27, 1948 with a showing of Pirates of Monterey, quickly becoming a popular fixture in the neighborhood.  Its… Continue reading Thursday: Then and Now

Then and Now

Thursday: Then & Now

Mission San Jose, photograph taken 29 July 2021 Mission San Jose, 1932, image from the San Antonio Light UTSA digital collection, restoration work had progressed well and only the dome was missing at the time of this photograph. Mission San Jose, established in 1720, moved to its present day location in 1758 after the first… Continue reading Thursday: Then & Now

China and Pottery

Eggshell Nautilus N1583 and its history

Oval bowl from pattern N1583, pattern name "Ardmore" Last week's Thrift Store Tuesday post discussed my exciting find of a few pieces of Homer Laughlin Eggshell Nautilus china in a thrift store. I'm still a little amazed about this find and very overwhelmed by the complexity of the pattern, the complexity of Homer Laughlin China… Continue reading Eggshell Nautilus N1583 and its history

China and Pottery, Thrift Store Tuesday

Thrift Store Tuesday

Homer Laughlin Eggshell Nautilus L45N5 One of the best things about blogging is that there are no deadlines and no requirements for length or research proficiency. You can post something quickly or spend hours putting it together. Today is a quick post to share something that has delighted me beyond words - finding something unexpected… Continue reading Thrift Store Tuesday

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