My very dear Sarah

I met my husband on the internet. One of the ways he impressed me was his ability to convey his thoughts and feelings in the e-mails that we exchanged before we began talking on the phone. His letters were funny, articulate, and heart-felt. I could tell from his writing that he had a sense of […]

Back in the Family

Recently I was given a family bible by my cousin.  The bible was found in my mother’s genealogy research.  The interesting thing is that it did not appear to be from our family!  My cousin asked me to find out if it was a part of our family’s history and, if not, to see if […]

Texas City Disaster

The Texas City disaster occurred on April 16, 1947 at approximately 9:15am when a fire on board the docked French registered vessel SS Grandcamp caused the cargo of 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate to detonate. The initial blast devastated the port and ignited the refineries and oil tanks that were on the waterfront. In addition, […]

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 […]

U. S. Cadet Nurses

I always knew my mother was a nurse.  I never thought about her going to nursing school and how she paid for tuition.  I found her nursing certificate among her papers after she had passed away.  You can only imagine my surprise when searching for information on Ancestry.com, I discovered she had a military file. […]