Sunday, February 21, 2010

Texas Beauties

Emily Boehme White

Miss her every single day.. miss clam digging, sandy fingers, home made berry wine (extremely potent!), chocolate chip cookies, eating pea pods, cutting Christmas Trees, the best clam chowder, Southern Fried Chicken,  sleeping in my dad's old brass bed, picking strawberries in the sand dunes, buttery bisquits, orange soda, blackberry syrup, oatmeal with "bugs" (raisins), making grape vine wreaths, collecting sand dollars at Ocean Shores....


So glad I found these photos of her with her best friend, Dorthy Mae, having a wonderful time at the shore in Galveston!  Look how carefree they are on a much needed break from the farm, the citrus packing sheds and the heat of the heartland in Texas. Sitting on a seawall sometime in the mid-1930's, just teen age girls in matching bathing suits... enjoying a day at the beach. (I suspect looking for boys too!)


And in the sand....what fun they had that day! Escaping for just a short time from the pressures of the great depression and the dust bowl in Texas.



Cannot imagine what courage it took for her to get on a train in Texas, go to San Diego to marry my grandfather before WWII and never look back...

7 comments:

karen gerstenberger said...

Those memories (and the photos) are treasures. She looks like a lovely and fascinating person.

Beachcombing.... said...

Thanks Karen for your kind comments. She was something! Fearless, tough, kind..

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

What lovely photos and memories.

Beachcombing.... said...

Erin - thank you so much. I think I was born in the wrong time... am always drawn to pictures, memories, china, glassware, etc. for the 1930's - 1940's. So glad you left a comment!

Deborah said...

What great photos and memories! You will always cherish them. I love that era too!

Beachcombing.... said...

Deborah - thanks for your sweet comments!

sealaura said...

Great post, I really liked your description. These pictures are indeed treasures. Thanks for sharing. This helps me embrace my new coast a bit more. xo L

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