What did you do in the war Grandpa?

The story of the USS Pillsbury is important to me because my maternal grandfather, Ernest George Lengel, served on the ship from September 03, 1942 (the time the ship was put to sea and tested) until November 24, 1944. He served on the ship as a Fire Controlman, which was a sailor responsible for the […]

Ft. Croghan

Bob and I visited Fort Croghan this past Saturday.  This was the third of the first four forts created by the United States government to protect settlers from hostile Indians in Texas. Established in 1849, the Fort consisted of 50 acres from Hamilton Creek westward.  The Fort is difficult to imagine as a large portion […]