Searching for Memories by Jerry McKay

Meet Guest Blogger, Jerry McKay, a member of the Visual Art League of Lewisville

I met Jerry McKay (JAM), a member of the Visual Art League, in the first member meeting I attended.  She was very instrumental in explaining how art submissions work and it’s because of her I hit the ground running.  JAM has an art piece in the Day of the Dead exhibit that is on display now through November 27th.  I got to ask JAM about the piece.  It’s a very touching and relatable story.  She agreed to share the story in my blog, along with her art piece. Continue reading Meet Guest Blogger, Jerry McKay, a member of the Visual Art League of Lewisville

8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 2

8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 2

I recently purchased a little red autograph book from Curiosities in Dallas.  It belonged to an 8th grader named Ramona Holmes who lived in Paris, Texas in 1946. 

I’ve spent some late nights researching the people and places referenced in the book.  I was also able to cajole my friend Tore into a day trip to Paris for further research.

This post focuses on a favorite teacher…. Continue reading 8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 2

What motivates you, Pamela?

I’m at a loss for words on how to properly introduce today’s guest blogger.  She’s the mother of my friend, Alana Jenkins, whom I met a few years ago in dance class. Pamela is a very thoughtful and generous person. I’m very grateful she took the time to share her touching story. What motivates you, Pamela Jenkins? I learned to crochet when I was about six years old. My grandmother taught me how to hold the crochet yarn and hook, and to make a simple chain of loops. I remember tying one end of the chain to a bedroom doorknob, … Continue reading What motivates you, Pamela?