Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I went to the Library website to find out just exactly where The City National Bank and Trust Company where Mack worked was located in KC in the 50's and early 60's. It was at 9th and Grand 928 Grand Blvd. Funny thing, my office today is at 10th and Grand Blvd. 1050 Grand Blvd. One block from where Mack used to work! The bank is now UMB and is EXACTLY the same on the exterior as the 1959 picture!
Sometimes the time Marilyn and I spent with Mack and Martha Braswell in the late 50's and early 60's seems like a Fairy tale. We visited Mack in his apartment in KC. Recently I wondered where that apartment was in KC, so I stopped by the Down Town Library and this nice lady helped me with the microfilm of the city directory in 1959. The listing was: Mack and Martha Braswell, 609 E. 40th Street KCMO (supervisor City National Bank and Trust Co. KCMO) so I drove by and took pictures. I vaguely remember the apartment, I was 7 and Marilyn was 9 years old. I do remember riding the Greyhound bus to KC with Martha, having sandwiches in the bus depot and trips to the Zoo and Plaza in KC. I also remember taking the pictures of me and Marilyn with the new dolls Mack and Martha bought us on Mack's porch at the apartment. Oh so happy memories!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Today I listed Andrew's 1st car for sale, after 11 years and 118000 miles it is still a good car! This picture is Andrew picking up the Ford Focus at Blue Springs Ford August 2000 when he turned 16. It took him 5 years of payments but he paid it off and drove until he got his new 2010 Jetta VW in 2009.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
While flipping around on TV this evening I saw an ad for a Elementary School Chili Supper which brought back memories of the chili suppers at Bryan School. The PTA sponsored a annual chili supper, a bowl of chili and a slice of the everyone's Mom's homemade pies for 25 cents! I remember selling the tickets and Mom would always send 2 pies, one peach and one lemon meringue. All my friends loved Mom's pies! I delivered the pies by walking home from grade school and picking up the the pies freshly baked by Mom and walking back to school. I placed them on the stage in the auditorium/cafeteria for the chili supper that evening. What wonderful memories!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Flora: "Who is the holiday for on Monday? Captain America?"
Me: "No honey, Christopher Columbus."
Flora: "Oh right because if he didn't come here we wouldn't be here and he was a very nice person. He was cute and chubby."
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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