Follow Friday – Night by night, troops photograph Arlington graves

Arlington Cemetery

When my husband heard the story on NPR this morning about soldiers photographing more than 219,000 graves in Arlington Cemetery with iPhones, he knew I would find it fascinating. He knew because he has spent countless hours following me around … [Continue reading]

GREAT BBQ – Chisholm Trail BBQ in Lockhart

BBQ plate at Chisholm Trail BBQ in Lockhart

Lockhart - BBQ Capital of Texas Home to several well-established BBQ eateries, Lockhart calls itself the "BBQ Capital of Texas." After eating at Chisholm Trail BBQ, I have to agree that Lockhart is an oasis for BBQ lovers. A co-worker who lives in … [Continue reading]

Okra and Tomatoes

okra and tomatoes

As a true Southern gal, I absolutely LOVE okra and tomatoes, so I couldn't pass up the fresh okra at the Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market last week. Here's a tasty recipe from  the Simply Recipes website. This recipe is more diet-friendly than many of … [Continue reading]

Military Monday – WWII Coca Cola Ad


Ad in the San Antonio Express newspaper, 17 June 1943. "Even a general in Africa writes home how much he misses meeting the gang downtown to enjoy a Coca-Cola. Overseas, Coke is a refreshing remembrance of home. Men cherish its taste and … [Continue reading]

Talented Tuesday – Lula Hulsey Armstrong, Quilter

One of Granny Armstrong's quilts

I've blogged about my paternal grandmother, Lula Hulsey Armstrong's wonderful cooking before (see 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Food). In addition to a talented cook, she was also a talented quilter. Each of her colorful quilts was … [Continue reading]