When the Milam Building opened in downtown San Antonio in 1928 it was the first high-rise office building with air-conditioning. What a remarkable innovation! I have fond memories of the little coffee shop on the first floor. Not only did they have fabulous biscuits, it was where the who's who of the SA business world… Continue reading Thursday Then and Now: The Milam Building
I'm proud to be an American and I'm proud to stand up and salute our flag whenever called upon to do so! I love seeing it displayed on houses, businesses, and flying high above a tall building - let it wave!
The International & Great Northern Railroad made its entrance into San Antonio, Texas in 1879 following a route from Austin, Texas to Laredo, Texas. This Mission Revival style passenger station was built in 1906 and served the community until its closure in 1970. To say that it had deteriorated is an understatement. However, in time… Continue reading Thursday Then and Now: The International and Great Northern Railroad passenger station
Just before everything had to shut down in March I saw this beautiful pink floral fabric in a local quilt store. I passed it by as I had no project to use it for and no need to continue to stockpile (hoard) fabric. I kept thinking about it and just before the shut down went… Continue reading A Story About Completing Projects
The Texas Theater was considered one of San Antonio's finest movie theaters when it opened on December 26, 1926. It was a popular theater and enjoyed success until the great movie houses downtown, and downtown in general, felt the downward spiral of neglect as the City grew out into the suburbs. The last show was… Continue reading Thursday Then and Now: The Texas Theater
Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951. [Dullnig Building], photograph, Date Unknown; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth460129/m1/1/: accessed May 28, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting San Antonio Conservation Society. Photograph taken May 18, 2020 standing almost in the same location. What happened here? Well, I'm not sure but I'm going to find out and will post in Doorway Into the Past.
The amaryllis season came abruptly to an end several nights ago when a group of deer paid a visit to my front yard. They ravaged the last stalk of red amaryllis blooms, leaving the blooms to wilt on the pavement and a small munched on stalk. A coreopsis was uprooted and partially consumed. A begonia… Continue reading The (Wild) Life in the City
Last Friday, May 1st, I decided to venture out to Costco to pick up a few items (like a large box of Cheez-It's) that I felt I needed. I was pleased to find that they had opened up a walk-in cooler and filled it with bags of fresh produce. It was all very fresh… Continue reading The Art of Blanching
From time to time I have what I call "church in the park" on Sunday morning. I load up one of the dogs, water bottles, and we head to San Pedro Springs Park. On Sunday morning there are only a few people out and about, much like I am, walking their dog and getting a… Continue reading An Esperanza Sunday
Several weeks ago while walking along a trail at one of the nearby parks I saw this small cactus growing next to a no longer used fence post. I had to smile because I couldn't decide if it was imitating Mickey Mouse or trying to be a puppy with big over-sized ears. What do you… Continue reading Fun along the trail