Monthly Archives: January 2012

Amanuesis Monday: Depression era Kansas, trying to be thankful

I started transcribing this letter thinking it was something very different, turns out it is actually from my Great Grandmother Hickson to my Grandmother (her daughter) May Belle. One odd note, she refers to her as Mabel, not May Belle, … Continue reading

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Family Recipe Fri: MawMaw’s secret about her chocolate cake

As long as I’ve known my husband his favorite German chocolate cake is the one his grandmother “MawMaw” used to make him for his birthday. It was a simple milk chocolate colored cake with a sugar glaze, no coconut frosting. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wed: WWII Era look at the local American Legion Building

The American Legion Building sit on the banks of the San Marcos River, in San Marcos Texas. It was built in the 1920s, likely by the veterans of WWI. Note the gentlemen playing dominoes in the shade of that Burr … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: A quick trip to the North East (part 2)

After spending the previous day flying from Texas to Baltimore, working in an archive for hours, then driving to Atlantic City we were slow moving the next morning. Instead of heading out first thing I decided to download the pictures … Continue reading

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A letter to her son about his baby sister–amanuensis Monday

This is a letter my grandmother wrote to her oldest son and daughter-in-law about the birth of his youngest sister, my mother, when she was just four days old. I think it was also to remind them to bring some … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday: Resolutions I didn’t make.

I started 2012 with a group of resolutions ready to take control of my life, lose some weight, get organized, eat out less (translates to cook more), manage our household budget better. I did not include create a bigger online … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Community Fair Preserves 1948

This is from the Uhland, Texas scrapbook they submitted to the Farmer Stockman Magazine for the “Rural Progress Neighborhood Contest.” Photo circa 1947 they won the contest for 1948 and several more times over the next 10 years.

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Travel Tuesday: A quick trip to the North East (part 1)

My husband and I recently decided to attend a conference in Atlantic City regarding a business venture were are considering. I planned out the budget for the trip and soon learned that my husband had a prospective client in the … Continue reading

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Always on the move

  Finished my first 1 hour + oral history session with my dad. I learned so much! He has really taken to this. I learned some things I didn’t know, like that he lived in about 12-14 different households before … Continue reading

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