52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

May 27, 2011
Texaco bracelet

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Commercials

You Can Trust Your Car to the Man Who Wears the Star—the Big Bright Texaco Star! This ad campaign had personal meaning to me as a […]
May 1, 2011
Me with my poodle Beau Jacques in 1960

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Pets

To say I have always LOVED animals (big and small) is an understatement. My very first pet was a tiny white poodle named Beau Jacques. A […]
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 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 — […]