Category: State Fair of Texas

Snaps from the State Fair of Texas 2017

The Hall of State had an exhibit about a political cartoonist named John Knott: One of Knott’s regular characters was “Old Man Texas.”     The Hall of State also had an amazing World War I exhibit and Texas’ and the country’s roles in the war. Some shots from the Midway:   Kids ate up…

Chinese Lantern Festival at Fair Park

A visit to Fair Park is always interesting, even if the State Fair is not in session. This night, the reason for going was the Chinese Lantern Festival. Months were taken to set everything up, opened with the Fair, and then the exhibit was so popular it was held over through the Holidays. Enjoy! –About…

Vintage Photos – My Great Aunt

 –My great aunt, Marie (blond), and a friend  –Marie and her sister, Anna Jo, who was killed in a car wreck probably shortly after this picture was taken (and later colorized) in the late 1930s.  Marie led an interesting life, but her legacy is the students she taught to read and write as a second…

Creative Coworker: Welding by Sandy MacKenzie

Actually, Sandy MacKenzie is a former coworker, but I do still work with her husband, Duncan. Sandy and I worked together for 11 years until she decided to spend more time with her elementary age children back in the late 1990’s. Once her children were older, Sandy needed some sort of creative outlet to occupy…

Another BBAW Meme – The ABCs of Me

The ABCs of Me Available or single? Even though some people are married and available, I am single and available! Best Friend? I have different best friends in different groups, growing up, school, work, etc. Cake or Pie? Cake — never been much of a pie person. Although, the State Fair of Texas is about…