Letter to the Editor 5-21-15

Oral history a treat I remember the closing song Bob Hope used for his shows as he said “thanks for the memories”. He was a great entertainer, and if he could visit The History Center, he would sing that, even if he did not know those folks in The Cornbread Whistle. Sandra Pouland and I … Read more

Cryers enjoy ET food

The threat of rain might have kept the numbers down for the annual Cryer reunion, but those who did come had a great time of fellowship and as always lots of good old East Texas food. Some who were in attendance were Floy and Roy Griffey and Jony Meece of Lufkin; Michelle, Derrick and Addison … Read more

Amy Roland visits daughter, Disney World

Tina Turner’s co-worker, Amy Roland, has a daughter, Chandler Modisette, who is interning at Walt Disney World during her last semester at Texas A&M. (She actually just finished and will graduate May 23). Tina reported: “Chandler has been there since January and Amy was itching to see her. We had an opening in our schedule … Read more

Berrys have great time visiting son in Italy

Tom and Judy Berry had a most enjoyable visit with their son, Chris, who is assigned to Naval Support Activity — Naples, Italy. First, they explored the massive ruins of Pompeii with its al-tars, arches, rock streets with chariot ruts and stepping stones, amphitheaters, back-dropped by Mount Vesuvius. Then, they toured the Bourbon Tunnel below … Read more

Broccoli cornbread and pralines always

Almost anyone who had been around Geraldine Pouland for any length of time has eat-en either her homemade pecan pralines or her broccoli cornbread. She was well known for these two specialties and spent time reading cookbooks and collecting recipes. She loved to cook, was good at it and kept us fed. Affectionately known as … Read more

Trade Days crew meets ‘Salvage Dawgs’

David and Charlotte (Morris) Carter have owned the His & Hers Trade Days in Burke for two years and they both love it. The following is an email from Charlotte about a quick trip they took to Virginia to help a friend move. One of their venders, Johnny, also went along with them. Charlotte says: … Read more

Letters to the Editor 4-30-15

A new trip to bountiful After many years of living in South Texas, I am the recipient of God’s blessing in allow-ing me to take, as the movie title suggests, the “Trip to Bountiful.” Unlike the movie char-acter, however, I have discovered a refreshment of the soul in coming home to the Piney Woods. Some … Read more