Military Monday – American Soldier Visits Versailles during WWI


I've written before that my grandfather, Willie Benoit, was stationed in Dijon, France during WWI. While there, he visited other parts of the country, including Le Mans, Reims, Paris and Dole. When he returned to Louisiana, not only did he return … [Continue reading]

Maritime Monday – All Dressed up to see “Old Ironsides” in 1932

USS Constitution in 1932

To celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, today's Maritime Monday features photos taken in 1932 of my grandmother, my mother and my grandmother's best friend waiting to tour the USS Constitution at the Port of Lake Charles, … [Continue reading]

Shopping and Fun at Georgetown Market Days

Doug Odle sews a heart on a handmade sock animal

The hubster and I finally made it to the 2nd Saturday Market Days in Georgetown, Texas yesterday. Market Days takes place in the historic downtown square, and there's "a whole lotta shoppin' going on" at vendor booths and shops along the square. A … [Continue reading]

Greenling Quick and Easy Meal Kit – Day 1

Sausage and Pepper Sandwich with Cole Slaw

I've been looking for fresh and easy dinner choices for a long time. Today the solution was delivered to my doorstep in a simple green box from Greenling, an Austin company that delivers local organic meats and produce to customers in Central … [Continue reading]

Shopping Saturday – 1930s-1940s Photo from Vinton, Louisiana

Business signs - Vinton, LA

Tucked away in grandfather's photo album are two photos that give a glimpse of what living and shopping in Vinton, Louisiana, was like between the late 1930s and early 1940s. I'd love to know more about the history of Vinton during this time period. … [Continue reading]