Monday, January 19, 2009
An Enjoyable Night
The Historical Society from my hometown always sends me a notice of when their meeting is going to be held. They have done this for several years since they envited me to display my scrapbooks at some event they were having. I started a scrap book in the 50's when I was a teenager. A picture of our neighbor's future wife came out in the Flying Times, a small paper from Kelly Field. She worked there and was a beautiful young lady from our town. I cut the picture out. How can you thow something like that away but what do you do with it? I saved it and saved more and more articles and pictures until the box was getting full so I bought a book. Everything from my hometown. The good, the bad, and the ugly. One day my book was full so I bought another. I got married and moved to San Antonio. Had two daughters and more articles about people I had met, more pictures etc. Finally the second book was full so I bought another. Mel died and I moved here. Then I collected about people I know here. I've been lax, I'm about ready for a fourth book. Anyway we enjoyed the meeting tonight. A man from my school has painted pictures all around south texas of old homes, churches, schools etc. He brought them and showed each one and told a little about each building. Some of the places John and I were very familiar with. One picture is of a house we pass going to the ranch and I wrote a poem about several years ago and had posted it in my AOL journal. The old house has been vacant for years but a flower blooms in front each year with no loving care at all. So I named my poem And The Flower Lives On. I used my imagination of who lived there and what they did. It was so exciting to see that someone else had found the old house interesting enough to paint a picture of.