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March 3, 2013
Come and Take it Cannon

Celebrating Texas Independence Day – March 2

The first shot of the Texas Revolution was fired at the Battle of Gonzales on Oct. 2, 1835. On March 2, 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico was adopted at the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. The war ended in April 1836 when Santa Anna was captured at San Jacinto and forced to sign the Treaties of Velasco.
February 1, 2013
Brown pelicans in the surf at St. Joe Island.

Birds of St. Joe Island

San Jose Island is well known for its incredible opportunities for beachcombing and shelling. It is also a place to view shorebirds — Brown Pelicans, Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Cormorants, Seagulls, Ruddy Turnstones, Royal Terns and more.
January 1, 2013
Tarpon Inn Sign

Historic Port Aransas Tarpon Inn

December 31, 2012
Dolphin playing in ship channel.

All Aboard the Dolphin Boat in Port Aransas

November 12, 2012
Willie Benoit in uniform.

Sentimental Sunday – Remembering My Grandfather on Veterans Day

Willie Benoit’s service to his country did not end when he returned to Louisiana from France at the end of World War I. He lived his […]
October 18, 2012
building a house with hatibat for humanity

Importance of Volunteering

Why do people volunteer? Why do they spend countless hours helping others without expecting a dime in return? For those of us who are volunteers or […]
July 9, 2012
Neptune Pond and Fountain - Versailles

Military Monday – American Soldier Visits Versailles during WWI

I’ve written before that my grandfather, Willie Benoit, was stationed in Dijon, France during WWI. While there, he visited other parts of the country, including Le […]
July 2, 2012
My grandmother Lucy Courrege Benoit and my mother Berta Benoit.

Maritime Monday – All Dressed up to see “Old Ironsides” in 1932

To celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, today’s Maritime Monday features photos taken in 1932 of my grandmother, my mother and my grandmother’s best […]
February 19, 2012
People holding business signs.

Shopping Saturday – 1930s-1940s Photo from Vinton, Louisiana

Tucked away in grandfather’s photo album are two photos that give a glimpse of what living and shopping in Vinton, Louisiana, was like between the late […]
December 6, 2011
The Alamo

Travel Tuesday – The Benoits Visit the Alamo

My grandparents, Willie “Bill” and Lucy Benoit, loved to travel. These photos were taken in San Antonio. I wish I knew what year the photos were […]