August 27, 2011
Night by Night article

Follow Friday – Night by night, troops photograph Arlington graves

When my husband heard the story on NPR this morning about soldiers photographing more than 219,000 graves in Arlington Cemetery with iPhones, he knew I would […]
August 22, 2011
BBQ chicken, black eyed peas, cucumber, more.

GREAT BBQ – Chisholm Trail BBQ in Lockhart

Lockhart – BBQ Capital of Texas Home to several well-established BBQ eateries, Lockhart calls itself the “BBQ Capital of Texas.” After eating at Chisholm Trail BBQ, […]
August 9, 2011
okra and tomatoes

Okra and Tomatoes

As a true Southern gal, I absolutely LOVE okra and tomatoes, so I couldn’t pass up the fresh okra at the Pflugerville Pfarmer’s Market last week. […]
August 8, 2011
WWII Coca Cola ad.

Military Monday – WWII Coca Cola Ad

Ad in the San Antonio Express newspaper, 17 June 1943. “Even a general in Africa writes home how much he misses meeting the gang downtown to […]
August 2, 2011
Green and yellow quilt

Talented Tuesday – Lula Hulsey Armstrong, Quilter

I’ve blogged about my paternal grandmother, Lula Hulsey Armstrong’s wonderful cooking before (see 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Food). In addition to a […]
August 1, 2011
General Pershing in a crowd of people

Military Monday – My Grandfather’s Photos of Gen. Pershing

While going through photos taken in France during WWI by my grandfather, Willie Benoit — a tiny (1-1/2″ by 2-1/2″) photo of a man with a […]
July 10, 2011
Ted Lyons in his baseball uniform

Sunday’s Obituary – Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Lyons

Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Amar Lyons and his sister Miss Pearl Lyons lived in the next block on the same street as my grandparents in […]
July 4, 2011
Blue Victorian house with large oak tree in yard

Sunday’s Obituary – Samuel R. Lyons, Vinton, LA

The two story “old Lyons house” at 1335 Horridge Street in Vinton—built in 1900 by Luvicy Jane and Samuel Richard Lyons—was the first home in Calcasieu […]
June 27, 2011
Willie Benoit’s WWI Photo Album

Military Monday: Willie Benoit’s WWI Photo Album

My grandfather, Willie Benoit (1894-1985), was stationed at a POW camp in Dijon, France during WWI. He never talked about the war itself, but often spoke […]
June 27, 2011
sandwich cubano

Cuba Bakery and Cafe – Round Rock

My dad played baseball in Cuba in the 40s, so I’m fascinated with anything Cuban—especially the food. Fortunately for me, there’s a wonderful family owned cafe […]