June 1, 2020 - When Pam and I were discussing Sweetgum trees yesterday, I had the perfect opportunity to brag about how “pore” we were when I was a kid in Center, Texas. Back in the 30s and 40s, we couldn’t afford buying chewing gum so had to make our own. My brother Bill and I cut shallow “V” grooves in sweetgum trees, returned a few weeks later, collected the hardened resin, and chewed it.
April 27, 2020 - Although the name Benard Cheek isn’t one that most of us remember, his discovery and formulation of BC Powders is a name of endearment to all us “BC-ers.” BC Powders were first marketed in 1906 and were named with the initials of its founder.
April 20, 2020 - Pam and I photographed and dined in Louisiana's Cajun country in the fall of 2019. The New Iberia “Shoney’s” breakfast sign read: “All You Care to Eat… $5.95” instead of the usual “All You Can Eat.” And I thought, “how clever… and how appropriate!”
Three weeks later we saw posted in front of the Cedar Tree Restaurant in Jasper, Texas the same sign, “All you care to eat.” Hey, it’s catching on!
April 6, 2020 - When I became Pastor of The First Baptist Church of Mauriceville, Texas in 1964, I didn’t realize that my six years there would make me some of my finest life-time friends. During my years there, Ed Hall’s family became some of my dearest friends.