The body language of the young girl is striking, almost impossible to forget, yet there are no markings to identify her. The photo has passed through an untold number of hands while finding its way to me, a photo collecting junkie. Continue reading what remains
I just completed a new art piece, “Butterfly wings”.
Little tentative one, make haste and take flight with your shiny, gilded wings. While you may damage the wings along your journey you have what it takes to be courageous as a lion yet delicate and beautiful as a rose. Continue reading Little bashful one, make haste and take flight
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