Category Archives: Texas

The Souvenir Mystery

While clearing out a chest on the screened porch, I ran across this small plaque. It belongs to Randy, and I have seen it frequently over the years. I had never paid it much attention and actually thought it was … Continue reading

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Rain rain, go away, little Suzi wants to finish building a house

When I sent Rand a message that we were interrupted by a downpour, his reply was: “Mississippi is a harsh mistress!” (Note: who said it is the mistress who is harsh–besides Rando, I mean? Maybe Mississippi is a harsh master, … Continue reading

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Every thing that lasts needs a good foundation: We have not lift off, but sink down…

to that concrete and steel foundation! It was music to my ears to hear the sound of the concrete truck backing up the driveway this morning! I was ecstatic last night when Rand called and said the contractor would be … Continue reading

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Made in Occupied Japan: 1947-1952

The first year Randy and I were married, his mother gave me this platter for Christmas. She knew I collected and enjoyed vintage dishes. Every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas, this platter held our turkey. I have used it a … Continue reading

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Serta Smart Layers: The Executive Air Chair

Okay, this is totally not a sponsored post–I do not even know how people get to do those and get freebies or money. I just know I am so happy to be sitting in this chair right now, and I … Continue reading

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Sherbet anyone?

In preparing for the kitchen re-do, I have been cleaning out the china cabinet. These ice cream/sherbet dishes, manufactured by the Libbey Glass Company, had been a staple in the soda fountain business of yesteryear. Obviously, Grandma wished she had … Continue reading

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Ya’ got any chickens?

Well, apparently if you were the average woman, or even a sophisticated society lady, in the 1950s, you would have been part of the “nation craze for hen and rooster figurines.” Following along with a nation craze for hen and … Continue reading

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What’s in your kitchen cabinets?

It has been a wild week of purging closets, cabinets, the china hutch, the file cabinet…ad nauseam. Although the cabinets were not scheduled to be delivered until the third week of July, we received notice that some of them were … Continue reading

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June 19, 1925

Dad in 1926 at his first birthday, and at age 18 in 1943, serving in Indo-China.

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“5-26-27”

Mother was born on this day in 1927. For years, I would get the days mixed up, thinking it was May 25 or May 27. Finally one year, Mother said “5-26-27” and I never forgot it again. Mama and Papa … Continue reading

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