Today, this project is two months old

At least the web published portion. The subject matter is almost 90 years in development.

A few months ago, I am taking photos of some of the mementoes I have from Fred and Florence. As I collect more from my father’s stash of things I will add more – and some fun items will be posted in the next few weeks, but I thought I would put up a few of the images today.

One of the treasures I found was my grandfather’s pocket watch. He wanted to keep a photo of Florence close and this was the best way he came up with to do so.

This is Florence in front of the “famous” (at least in my family) 2204 Crawford. While I never had the opportunity to see the house, I heard about it in so many stories of my grandmother’s childhood.

I have been transcribing letters and posting them in advance and have been drawn into the story as much as I hope everyone else reading this blog has been. For a wee bit of a teaser, soon Fred will be leaving Houston for Port Arthur, Texas and we will be hearing about his adventures working for the Texas Company (any guessing – without googling – what that company later became?)

Thanks for reading. Spread the word, comment and ask questions if you are so inclined. I enjoy hearing your thoughts on our lovely couple.




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