Thursday, December 17, 2015

San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas


Winter is not normally the busiest time of year on the San Antonio Riverwalk, but if you have never been there during Christmas you certainly should make plans to go.

About 12-years ago, my wife and I decided to spend Christmas week in San Antonio and we had a wonderful time. Yes it was very cold when we were there, but that's why God made coats. Right?

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The best part of spending Christmas on the San Antonio Riverwalk is the awesome beauty of the millions of lights that turn night into day. Even though it was cold, just watching those twinkling lights out the hotel window was worth going.

While it might be too late to plan a Christmas vacation in San Antonio this year, make a note to yourself to go sometime. You won't be disappointed.

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Anissa Jones (Buffy) Family Affair


Quoted from: en.wikipedia.org

“Mary Anissa Jones (March 11, 1958 – August 28, 1976) was an American child actress known for her role as Buffy on the CBS sitcom Family Affair. She died from combined drug intoxication at the age of 18.

Jones was eight when her acting skills drew the attention of television producers, and she was cast as Ava Elizabeth "Buffy" Patterson-Davis on the CBS sitcom Family Affair (1966). In the opening plot line, Buffy, her twin brother Jody (Johnny Whitaker), and older sister Cissy (Kathy Garver) are sent to live with their Uncle Bill (Brian Keith) and his valet Mr. French (Sebastian Cabot) a year after the children's parents die in a car accident.”

I remember well watching this wonderful show when I was a very young man. While keeping up with the small problems written into the script each week for the kids was fun, I really enjoyed watching the facial expressions of Mr. French as he interacted with the children.

In 1976, just as it is today, death caused by drug overdose is such a waste of human life.

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Tupperware Salt & Pepper Shakers


When I was growing up back in the 1960's and 1970's it was completely common to see Tupperware salt and pepper shakers in almost every Texas home.

I just checked and those same type of salt and pepper shakers are still available for sale on-line at Amazon and in large retail stores like Walmart.

In recent years, Texans have changed from the old refillable salt and pepper shakers to a new kind that is disposable and already contains the product in the package.

Many times over the years I wondered how rich the person or persons became after inventing Tupperware products? Royalties on even a small portion of these popular items would have to be a fortune.

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