Friday, January 13, 2017

Header Photo

In case you are wondering about the layout of my blog, I have been playing again! I love to arrange and design these things even though I am not terribly creative.  The current photo is inappropriately Christmas themed.  We already did Christmas, didn't we?  I think so. 

Anyway, during the Christmas season many vintage photos of San Antonio, Texas were posted on a facebook page devoted to San Antonio memories.  Since San Antonio is my home town I decided to save a few of the photos and this is one.  I remember Christmas in downtown so well -- this was taken in the 40's -- before my time -- but it hadn't changed much when I was a child.  I remember all these stores and the decorations that spanned the streets.  It was a magical time!

So, since it is still January, technically winter although hard to tell here in DFW with the 70-80 degree days we have been having, I thought I would share for a few days.  It won't last long, though, because I love to change these things around!

Book Beginnings on Friday hosted by Rose City Reader

Again, this is a meme I used to participate in but have let go for some reason.  I decided to pick it up again today.  If you would like to join in you can find the rules at  The idea is to post the first one or two sentences from  your current read and then link back to the website.

I am currently reading "Angels in my Hair" by Lorna Byrne, a modern day Irish mystic that claims to be able to see angels.  I saw her on a television program and decided to explore her book which is autobiographical.  It is a good read, interesting, funny in parts, questionable but thought provoking.  I would recommend.

Here are my first sentences --

"When I was two years old the doctor told my mother I was "retarded."  "When I was a baby, my mother noticed that I always seemed to be in a world of my own.  I can even remember lying in a cot--a big basket--and seeing my mother bending over me."

So, if you decide to check out Lorna Byrne, there are lots of articles about her.  Interesting lady.