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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.

23 comments:

garnett109 said...

I bet there is alot of good memories in those books.

madcobug said...

I bet those books are very interesting to look at. Wish you had of been allowed to take some pictures of that man's paintings. Hugs, Helen

Tabby said...

I would love to see those scrap books! You where scrap booking before it was such a big fad, unless it was big in the 50's I do not know. Hope your day is great!

Ally Lifewithally said...

I would love to have the chance to see those scrap books ~ sound very interesting ~ hope your day is going well ~ Ally x

Missy said...

I think it's really neat that you saved all that stuff throughout your lifetime. I bet that means a lot to you now.

*M*

Missie said...

Hope you're enjoying your day!

Gerry said...

Houses do have character. My spirit house is always my grandmother's ranch house in Boulder, so that house has achieved an important status in my dreams. My grandmother's character made it so with her cultivation of many flowers and a bounteous garden and always the first tomatoes to bear in the valley. The shade trees, the tiger lilies, and the grape arbor. A single flower living on when the old house has all but tumbled down and is not having tender care any more. But a flower reminds us that one who loved flowers once might have lived there. I would like to read your poem again. Gerry

Sheila said...

What a wonderful thing to do, keeping all those scrapbooks. Just think how much more history would be known if everyone did that. I wish some of my ancesters had kept diaries, that would be so interesting to me. Take care, Sheila

Ora said...

wish I had done like that with where we were and what we did...instead of trying to rely on my feeble memory now...bet those books are fun to read...God Bless...hugs...Ora

REGINA said...

i would love to see those scrapbooks as well. i can't scrapbook successfully, for i am so concerned about positioning everything properly and using the prettiest accessories to adorn the thing, instead of just sticking them in the book in some reasonable order and enjoying them later.

i love the new pic at the top. i truly love your pictures of the countryside.

regina

jack69 said...

Love the entry. folks make history who can continue on the scrap book thing. It is great you saved so may things. We moved so much we have lost a lot of history.
Great entry as usual.
Jacdk

Carlene Noggle said...

How I wish I had done the same thing as you in making the scrap books! Aren't you so glad that you did?
love ya,
carlene

Alice said...

Hi Paula. Very interesting. Have a great day:)

Joyce said...

I'll bet those books are fun to go through now and then. Great way to save the things you want to remember from your past.
Hugs, Joyce

Jimmy's Journal said...

I'd love to see those books! I like your new header picture.

Jimmy

Fernan said...

It'd been nice if your poem could have been put together for the both of you. The copied so each of you have the whole of the story for each of you the other. (this suggestion made sense in my head.)

Some years ago I found the local nespaper morgues the basement of our home tow. I had a ball reading them making copies of those articles what included my family members. They're around here somewhere. I've always wanted to put them all together with my family history to including the stories and many individual tales, news clippings, vital statistics and pictures I've collected.
I think I could use a ghost writer. Anybody got Casper's address?

Shirl 72 said...

Memories, Memories, Memories, there is nothing
better than looking back on the good ole days.
I love it. I wish the man had seem the columns. Mystery goes on.

Shirl

Janie said...

I bet your books are really interesting. Glad that you had a good time. Yes, interesting that someone else was looking at that house too. :) Hope you and John have a blessed week. Janie

Jan said...

I would love to look through those books with you ,and how I would have enjoyed that meeting ,did you tell anyone about the poem you had written ? ...love Jan xx

Lisa said...

Okay when I come over there for coffee we will definitely sit down and look at all those books. I would love to see them!!
Lisa

J said...

Wow, those scrapbooks sounds great. I wish I could do something like that about important times in my life. Then again I’m too lazy to start something like that. lol. how have you been?

Lisa said...

Your scrapbooks sound terrific, I bet they are soooo interesting to go through. I would love to have a look at them and sit with you and listen to the stories that go with the articles or pictures. It sounds like a pleasant evening.

Karen said...

What fun it would be to sit down with all those books, cup of tea (or a glass of wine) in hand, and reminesce (spelling?). Fun entry to read.