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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

EARLY MORNING MILK DELIVERY


Before the sun was up, the milkman made a delivery from the local dairy right to our front door.  A list with instructions about how many quarts to leave was placed with the well-scrubbed, empty bottles from his last delivery.



Monday, November 19, 2012

GOODBYE COOKBOOKS


Cake mixes were "in"!  Anyone could successfully bake a cake with little cooking knowledge - even two girls in grade school who were unable to identify a rotatry beater.  Plenty of sugar was thought necessary to provide energy and physical fitness.

Monday, November 12, 2012

FLOWER POWER


People were known to talk to their flowers and my grandmother was not an exception.  She grew flowers in abundance, was a nationally acredited flower judge and President of the Baton Rouge Garden Club.  The society section editor of The Morning Advocate phoned one summer day, learned Mamma's two granddaughters from Texas were visiting and sent a photographer to record the occasion.  Mamma curled my hair using rags.

Monday, November 5, 2012

NEW SCHOOL - OLD JALOPY

The seventh grade began at Dick Dowling Junior High in Beaumont, TX.  On that first day of school, I wondered what my classmates would be like since we had just moved and I didn't know even one person.  The apprehension I felt was definitely increased when Daddy drove me to the school's front entrance in our not so spiffy vehicle.