Tag Archives: History

       What is fabric?      Webster’s Dictionary defines it as (I’m not kidding); “woven stuff”.      Really? That’s it?      To me, fabric is soooo much more…     Its’ cloth (of course) used to create clothing, and cover furniture, and drape our windows.     We assemble sacks out of it, and sew parachutes […]

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     My sister, Melissa, and I had an autumn tradition- we robbed graves (well not actual graves, but the lovely flowering stems of long-ago planted memorial trees and shrubs that can be found in cemeteries). Thank God for dead people and the beautiful parks we build to remember them by.     We clipped with […]

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     In spite of what you may have heard about New Orleans being a ‘tough’ city (full of crime, and clutter, and crowds) it’s one the most interesting, lively, beautiful, historic, haunted, green, elegant, friendly, and good tastin’, cities I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing (how’s that for a string of adjectives- […]

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     I am a lover of history, and the physical remanent’s of lives long gone (In other words, I like exploring old buildings).     I have been mightily impressed with the vast majority of historic sites in Louisiana- especially the remaining plantation homes on River Road.      I like my probing ( sometimes trespassing…oops) […]

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     The ground was broken for the construction of Stan Hywet Hall in 1912. Three years later, in time for Christmas, the F.A. and Gertrude Seiberling family took residency.      Just a little country estate, not to pretentious, not to grand. Just make it comfortable, insisted Gertrude. Though ‘comfortable’ is not what I would […]

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