Sports Saturday: To Carl Armstrong, Best of Wishes “Rudy” York

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My dad, Carl Armstrong, grew up in the Atco Village (Cartersville, Georgia), a mill village established by the Atlantic Transportation Company. The mill was purchased by Goodyear in 1928. The ATCO village was a close community of mill families, with … [Continue reading]

East Meets Tasty at Eastside Cafe

Eggs Benedict

Every few months or so, I get together with a group of friends for lunch and conversation. We recently met at Eastside Cafe for Saturday brunch. Seated in one of the Eastside Cafe's cozy rooms in the front of the old house, we were presented with … [Continue reading]

Barbie Doll Debuts: March 9

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Today's Geneabloggers prompt celebrates the debut of the Barbie doll, on March 9, 1959. As a child, I played with Barbie dolls like every other girl I knew. My mom, a life-long doll collector, kept my Barbies and continued to collect more until … [Continue reading]

Celebrating Texas Independence Day – March 2

Come and Take it Cannon

The first shot of the Texas Revolution was fired at the Battle of Gonzales on Oct. 2, 1835. On March 2, 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico was adopted at the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. The war ended in April … [Continue reading]

Birds of San Jose Island

Heron and pelican on the jetty

San Jose Island is well known for its incredible opportunities for beachcombing and shelling. It is also a place to view shorebirds — Brown Pelicans, Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Cormorants, Seagulls, Ruddy Turnstones, Royal Terns and … [Continue reading]

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