Who were the people who visited the Tower Hotel Courts during its prime and for what purpose? I got my answer.
I was recently contacted by a stranger who has ephemera from the Tower Hotel Courts. These are items that are unique and personal to her family. I asked for permission to share the information and she agreed. I am grateful for this privilege and excited to share the stories. Enjoy! Continue reading The Tower Hotel Courts in 1955, Part 1
I recently went to my favorite antique store in Dallas (Curiosities) to purchase an autograph book from the 1800s. But by the time I arrived the book was sold. Since it’s a long drive – I made the trip worthwhile. I scoured the store and found a consolation purchase that ended up being an even better gem. This little red autograph book belonged to Ramona Holmes, a student at J. G. Wooten School, in Paris, Texas. The autograph book is dated 1946. Continue reading 8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 1
About a month ago, I treated myself to expensive new running shoes and a fancy pair of socks marked with a left and right foot. Before I started my workout on the treadmill I paused to take a photo of my new shoes. I was quite happy with my new purchases and was excited to test the shoes. Maybe the shoes will help me run faster! But then a man interrupted my happiness. He snuck up and got on the treadmill with me. I vehemently told him to get off. He did. Then he asked when I’d start wearing sports bras … Continue reading Old Grouch Lady Protects Others
A coworker recently experienced a house fire. Everyone escaped without injury. My friend and I joined the group of volunteers to help with the Rescue-Retrieval Mission. We helped salvage the few belongings that could be saved— clothes, kitchenware and a … Continue reading House Fire
Edna and her dog, Henry live in a tiny cave at Jackson Woods. Most people have learned to avoid the area. Edna can be pretty intimidating. Date: March 25, 2017 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: … Continue reading Edna
I mentioned in a recent post that I am an official LBJ National Grasslands volunteer. My friend and I are on litter and vandalism patrol. … Continue reading Trash: What it says about a person
This is my favorite Valentine’s Day story and probably one of my best stories. I’ve only shared it with 2-3 of my closest friends and also … Continue reading St. Valentine’s Day in Detroit Michigan
The real title for this blog is: Do Your Best Every Time. At the end of the photo shoot, I asked if I could have my photo taken with our model. I’m not sure if you can sense it from … Continue reading Unicorn Dreams Do Come True
Going to any family gathering it’s difficult not to take photos. It seems like a missed opportunity if I don’t pull out at least one camera. Here are some recent photos I took of my grandma. I like the dramatic … Continue reading My Grandma
If you’ve traveled on US Highway 75 toward Denison, you may have seen this giant monument of President Eisenhower. This was the first time my friends and I had ever stopped to take photos. I walked around looking at the … Continue reading Grasshopper & Giant Head of President Eisenhower
We approached Black Creek Lake. There was a fascinating tree hollowed out – it was just large enough for my ventriloquist’s doll Percival to pose for a photo… or maybe I could fit? I didn’t want to walk back to … Continue reading A little too close to nature
Click here for a glimpse of my day job and the story behind this photo. Continue reading 100 issues
I can’t tell you where I was when I took these photos – mainly because I’m not sure of the location. It was a detour / adventure on the way to somewhere else. Maybe somewhere near Rockwall, Texas. I didn’t … Continue reading Dumped
Harriet enjoys spending time on a passion flower vine swing in the garden. Harriet believes in multi-functional fashion. Today she is wearing an “antique” beaded sash she found in an old jewelry box. The sash can be used as a … Continue reading Meet Harriet, an outdoor adventurer.
Notes: Considering how long I’ve had Big Bertha’s Adventures, I think this is the first time I’ve featured Kibbles in a blog. I wish it was under better circumstances. 5/15/15 will be remembered as a very sad day. Three events … Continue reading Her name was Kibbles Anthony Lisieux Holguin
…Thank you. You forced me to dig really deep and find at least one positive from this experience. Instead I found 5 positive things. I have grown increasingly careless about leaving valuables in my car. Your action is a not-so-subtle-reminder … Continue reading To the person who tried to break in to my car…
Many years ago I worked for a priest named Father John Anthony Hardon, S.J. He was a Jesuit priest, a writer and a theologian. Among his friends was Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Although he passed away in December 2000, my … Continue reading Happy Birthday & Anniversary!
There wasn’t a plan. We just drove until we came upon Lake Ray Roberts. We finished admiring the lake and I managed to take a photo of a woman carrying a basket of fish. My friend Tore was explaining that … Continue reading Catch of the day!