Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Band Concert, March 20, 1959

Commerce Street, 1920s

This was during the boom days. I don't remember Commerce Street ever being this crowded.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Younger Women

Some younger women, courtesy of my brother, who got it from Dana Moss. Left to Right: Jennifer Brown, Pam Harrison, Gail McCullough, Carolyn McCullough, Martha Westbrook.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Three Guys (Not Gone Wild)

I don't recall the reason for this photo. It might be from the annual, but I'm too lazy to check. Sumpter Frasier, me, Ronnie Perkins.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Fort Parker Lake from the Air

These pictures were taken in the late 1950s. back when the island was still there (near the top middle of bottom photo). I heard it called "Goat Island," but I never knew why it got tht name.

Clubhouse, Fort Parker State Park

These photos of the club- house, where we'll be having our reunion in a few weeks, are on a postcard purchased in 1957. I think that at the left in the close-up there's a "Your Weight and Fate" scale.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Friday, May 12, 2006

Men In Shorts

And cool socks, too.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Cards to the Gamblers

Note cool aluminum glasses.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

National Honor Society

I can't remember if this photo was in the annual or not. Probably it was. This is the 1958 group. The picture enlarges really well if you click on it. Love those petticoats!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

First Christian Church

We had an earlier picture of this church, but it was taken from a different angle, and the trees were leafed out. (You can see it here.) I think this is from the late '50s because it seems to be from the same postcard group as some others I've put here lately. Notice the handy mailbox on the post in the right foreground near the street sign. I wonder if there are any of those left in town.

East Commerce, Late 1950s

You can see Sinclair's Shoe Store and J. C. Penney. The Palace Theater marquee is gone, but the facade is there. For some reason I don't remember the Club Grill, which seems to be about where Yowell's Drug was. If you have really good eyes, you can see Majestic Cleaners way down the street.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Kendrick & Horn

This is pretty much the way I remember East Commerce. You can see the Sears sign down the block and the Goodyear sign beyond it. Looks like the Western Auto sign, too, but I'm not sure of that one. Remember Poor Ol' Woodrow and the Green Corner?

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

East Commerce, Late 1950s

The other day we had a view of West Commerce. So turn about is fair play. I have a couple of enlargements to follow. They're a little less blurry.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Teeing Off

I'm sure some of you must have played miniature golf at this course in Corsicana. Remember that I mentioned a while back getting some letters that I'd written to Rodney Allbright when I was in college? In one of them I mention that Judy and I will be double-dating with him and Mary Kay Wardlaw and playing miniature golf. He must have won, because he still had this pass for a free game.

May 1959

Mike Leary and I went to the regional slide rule contest in Denton. We rode with Mr. and Mrs. Bates, and if you ever had an opportunity to do that, you know it was always an entertaining experience. This picture was taken in one of the school parking lots.