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May 1, 2011
Me holding a trout I caught at the 1964 World's Fair Me holding a trout I caught at the 1964 World's Fair in New York

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Restaurants

There weren’t a lot of restaurants in the small Southeast Texas town where I grew up, but the ones that we had were wonderful places to […]
April 26, 2011
Baseball card

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Sports

Football, basketball, boxing and baseball. My dad, Carl Armstrong, was good at every sport. 1930s through 1941 Dad never talked much about the details of his […]
March 27, 2011
Man standing in front of movie theatre.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Movies

Movies are wonderful — they take us to exotic and faraway places, introduce us to fascinating people (both real and fictional), and tell us stories from […]
March 13, 2011
People standing in front of storm rubble.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Disasters

Anyone who has lived on the Texas or Louisiana Gulf Coast for any length of time is no stranger to hurricane season. As for me — […]
February 27, 2011
1964 Word's Fair

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Technology

I have always found technology advances with the telephone fascinating. That’s probably because in my lifetime, I have spent a LOT of time on the phone. […]
February 18, 2011
Me with mumps, holding my yellow dog.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Toys

He was a  tiny stuffed yellow dog with a little felt nose and lots of personality.  He was my favorite toy and he slept on my […]
February 9, 2011
Dressed in a red cowboy hat, red vest and red skirt, I was a pint-sized Annie Oakley.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Radio & Television

Maybe it’s because I was born and raised in Texas, but my favorite TV shows as a child were westerns! I loved all of them — […]
February 4, 2011
Daddy bud kkneelinjg with his dog in front of the garden.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Food

Eggs, bacon, pork chops, drop biscuits, grits and cream gravy. This was the breakfast that Lula Hulsey “Granny” Armstrong would serve when we visited the family […]
January 28, 2011
House decorated for Christmas

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History – Home

I grew up in the small Southeast Texas Gulf Coast city of Groves, which is outside of Port Arthur. This home is therefore my entry for […]
January 23, 2011
Cyprien Duhon's headstone

Sunday’s Obituary: Cyprien Duhon – Peace to His Ashes

  b. 24 Jun 1803 St. Martinville, St. Martin, Louisiana, USA d. 25 Mar 1878 Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Obituary Lake Charles Echo, 1878 Cyprien Duhon died […]