February 1, 2014
1948 Chester Clipper players

Sports Center Saturday: 1948 Port Chester Clippers

My dad always talked about playing baseball in Florida, Arkansas and Texas, but it wasn't until he was well into his 80s that he told me he had also played other places, including New York. The team was the 1948 Colonial League Champion Port Chester Clippers.
August 3, 2013
Handmade paper card with an owl sitting on a baseball

Sports Saturday: To Carl Armstrong, Best of Wishes “Rudy” York

My dad, Carl Armstrong, grew up in the Atco Village (Cartersville, Georgia), a mill village established by the Atlantic Transportation Company. The mill was purchased by […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 […]