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Today is my Dad’s 82nd birthday. I can’t tell you how very glad I am that he is still here to celebrate with us - Paul lost his Dad last year, so I certainly cherish the fact that my Daddy is … Continue reading
March 5-6th were very important days in Texas history, as those were the days which led up to the fall of the Alamo, a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution which would mark the beginning of the end of Mexican rule.
Welcome back! When we left off last weekend, Paul had just finished joining an additional strip of wood to the back of the upper mantle piece: Because of changes to the position of the right column and the addition of … Continue reading
. My dad sent me this a while back; since today is Texas Independence Day, I wanted to share them with you: Due to the popularity of the “Survivor” TV show, Texas is planning to do one entitled: “Survivor – … Continue reading
All of the wood in this house has been original and untouched, so all of the finishes are shellac/varnish rather than modern-day polyurethane. That means that we have been able to strip the old finish off with denatured alcohol and … Continue reading
. Just a couple of kids….. . It started in a lecture hall at Texas A&M University in January, 1979. Yours truly was a freshman who started out in Pre-Med, but after one semester – and a tearful call home … Continue reading
Well, we finally reached the point where we are starting to finish things up in the front living room. Electricity has been run, sheet rock has been put up, taped, and bedded, and now it is time to pick out … Continue reading
Paul is currently remodeling our front living area (where the new fireplace is). One of the features that we are keeping – apart from using the century-old bricks from the original fireplace – is the mantle that was on the fireplace. … Continue reading
With the big game coming up on Sunday, I thought I would share a yummy “party food” recipe that’s bound to be a hit with any crowd – if it ever makes it to the party I found this recipe … Continue reading
. Every once in a while, The Thing That Will Not Die rears its ugly head: . .