Friday, April 28, 2006

Commerce Street, Late 1950s

As you can tell, you're looking from west to east. The Lone Star Gas Co. is on the left, in front of the '53 Ford. It's easy to make out the First National Bank and Karner Phillips on that side.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Who Were the Indians?

I don't remember a team with this mascot.

Sherman Street, 1959

The two photos below were taken from this one. It's not as clear as those two, for some reason, but I like it anyway. A lot of those buildings are no longer there.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Perry Brothers

Remember those street lamps?

Monday, April 24, 2006

Kendrick & Horn

This was dated 1959. The view is from the north on Sherman Street. The Corner Bookstore is across from Kendrick & Horn. Note the cool cars.

Let's Have a Party

Friday, April 21, 2006

J. W. Elliott

I remember Mr. Elliott well, and I also remember his house out of Ross Avenue, near where Ann Pendleton now lives.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Monday, April 17, 2006

Slumber Party

I always wondered what went on at these parties. I never got invited.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Happy Easter

I have no idea when this picture was taken. For all I know, it might have been Easter. I remember the stained glass windows in this old building well, and the one to the right of the door in the top center is Jesus praying in the Garden, appropriate for Easter day. You can see it a little better if you enlarge the picture.

Another Street Scene

The Palace Theater is at the lower right. I don't believe it was located there by the time we came along. I don't remember a Palace Hotel at all. Click on the picture to enlarge it, and you can read the Farrar Lumber Co. sign on a building sort of in the middle to left side. My grandfather managed Farrar for many years. It was on Sherman Street, south of the Chevrolet place.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The National Theater

Of course this was taken a little before my time, but I remember the National well. It seems to have been in the same spot here as it was when I was a kid. I think I can recognize the First National Bank Building on the right, too. You can click on the picture for a much better view.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Remember Youngblood's Fried Chicken? I guess the Colonel put them out of business. There was one in Waco, and there was obviouslyone in Dallas, since someone who shall remain nameless (*kaff* Claudia *kaff*) lifted this one there and indictated that the band ate there when we went to the Cotton Bowl to play.

Yesterday I heard the Coasters singing "Young Blood," and that reminded me of this menu.

Monday, April 10, 2006

A Dip in the Pool

There's a swimming pool in Mexia now, but it's not this one. It's been replaced. The photo's a little blurry, but you might recognize the high board in the background and the wall in the foreground that divided the baby pool from the larger one. I have no idea who any of the people in the photo are.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Ice Storm

This looks like a very cold day at MHS.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Football Friday

Another "different" ribbon. There couldn't have been many of these black and white ones.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Autographed Photo

And they haven't changed a bit.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Mystery Man

Here we are in the old band hall in the spring of '54 or fall of '55. Mike is on the right. I'm in the middle, and I know who's on the left. Do you? (There's no prize for the correct answer.)

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Four Kids

I don't know what we're doing, but here we are. Mike and I are the two in back, Ina and Pat in front.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Norris Lumber Company

Norris Lumber was on the right just past Palestine Street if you were going north on McKinney. This is an old picture, since I remember the bushes as being a lot higher in the '50s. I think they still had the same truck, though. In the background (far left) is the Chatham house. You might want to click on the pic to enlarge it and get a much better look.