Category Archives: Houston

Wash Day In The 1940s

In the 1940s wash day amounted to taking a week’s worth of dirty clothes out to the garage where there was an old washing machine, complete with wringer, along with two extra tubs for rinse water. A hose from the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Danger

If you live on or near any of the coastal areas threatened by Hurricane Irma I urge you to pack up and get out of there immediately. This appears to be a strong and very dangerous storm. If you remain … Continue reading

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Struck By Lightning

I was in the second grade and we lived in the Woodland Heights section of Houston. We occupied one side of a duplex and our grandmother lived in the other side. My sister and I were on the front porch … Continue reading

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Hurricane

It was back in the 1940s. There was a hurricane in the gulf and it was heading for Galveston. I can’t give the name of the storm because this was before the weather service started giving names to hurricanes. After … Continue reading

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Galveston

As far back as my memories go there was Galveston. The family went there often. We even went there one time when we shouldn’t have and got caught in a hurricane. Even back in the early days there was always … Continue reading

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Staying Cool

In the 1940s and 1950s it was not only the public schools that didn’t have air conditioning. We lived in three different houses during those years and none of them had it. The first one had only small table fans, … Continue reading

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Schools

When I started to school we were living on North Avenue in Woodland Heights. I first attended Travis Elementary on Beauchamp Street, which was within walking distance of our house. In kindergarten I once was given a gold star for … Continue reading

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San Antonio

One summer when I was still quite young my mother and dad took my sister and I to San Antonio. I had gotten my very own Kodak Brownie camera for Christmas and I was going to finally get to really … Continue reading

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Falling Down The Stairs

We lived in one side of a two story duplex. The living room, dining room, and kitchen were on the ground floor. The three bedrooms and the only bathroom were on the second floor. We were all upstairs getting ready … Continue reading

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