Maritime Monday: The Borealis Rex

Boarealis Rex

The Borealis Rex navigated the Louisiana waters of Calcasieu River between Lake Charles and Cameron from 1905 to 1930. During the week, the paddlewheel steamer was used to transport mail, supplies and people who conducted business along the river. Nights and weekends were for pleasure  — when the Rex was used for … [Continue reading]

Sports Center Saturday: 1948 Port Chester Clippers

team photo - port chester clippers

My dad always talked about playing baseball in Florida, Arkansas and Texas, but it wasn't until he was well into his 80s that he told me he had also played other places, including New York. Dad was in the later stages of Alzheimer's by then, so he … [Continue reading]

Wednesday’s Child: Bernadine Rees and the Black Iron Dog

Wednesday's Child: Bernadine Rees www.BlueEyesBlueBonnets.com

Last year, I traveled to Virginia to do some family research in Goochland County, near Richmond. Since it was my first trip to Richmond, I wanted to take in some local historic sites. I spent a quiet rainy morning at Hollywood Cemetery — a 150-acre … [Continue reading]

Drive or Fly to the Southern Flyer Diner

collage with airplane, poodle skirt and chicken dinner

If you are going to Brenham for an afternoon of fun and great food — fly your airplane or drive your car to the Southern Flyer Diner. Located at the Brenham Municipal Airport, the Southern Flyer Diner is a trip back in time to the 50's, with a … [Continue reading]

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Do Some Semi-Random Research

Map of German Coast

I’ve accepted tonight’s “mission” from Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings’ Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. Tonight's challenge We're going to do a little bit of Semi-Random Research tonight...what is your first name? [This is the easy part!] Go to your … [Continue reading]

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