Category Archives: Nostalgia

Port Bolivar Ferry

Taking the ferry from Galveston to the Bolivar Peninsula was something I really enjoyed and was part of just about every trip I made to Galveston. I made the crossing many times in a car but usually I preferred to … 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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Caves

I’ve visited a number of caves over the years and as I sit here thinking about it there is one question that stands out. That question is, “Why? Why did I go to all of those caves?” I don’t like … Continue reading

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Pictures Of My Foot

Back when I was active professionally in photography a consistent problem I had was remembering whether or not I had advanced the film and cocked the shutter. As a result I would often point the camera down and press the … Continue reading

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How Not To Photograph A Creek

During the years I lived in the Dallas area my favorite spot to go on my days off was a neat little place in Oklahoma, not very far past the state line. It’s called Turner Falls. The waterfall there is … Continue reading

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First Visit To Lake Tahoe – Part 2

After a restful sleep we were up early and ready for a day of exploring. After a nice breakfast at one of the casinos we headed over to Emerald Bay on the west shore. There I finally got my first … Continue reading

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First Visit To Lake Tahoe – Part 1

In the 1980s we were on a trip out west. We stopped at the junction of US 6 and SR 120 to get gas. I wanted to go to Yosemite so we asked if Tioga Pass was open. We were … 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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It Wasn’t The Highway Patrol

It was already dark as we were heading east on our way back home from a trip to Yosemite. We topped a pass and immediately noticed the flashing red light of a patrol car on the far side of the … Continue reading

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