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Here's another back then and now house in Searcy Arkansas. - 11/29/09 07:27 AM
Having saved several old pictures of houses in Searcy from being thrown away forever, I wondered where they were located. I kept the photos in my car and tried to identify them. Here's another one on a street in Searcy Arkansas.
Looks as if this house has a shingle roof. It is obviously not new because the shrubs are so big but the builder must have been taking pictures of houses he'd done. The house plans were also in the soon-to-be-discarded pictures that I saved. Here is the house today. Super sleuths, blogging buddies, do you remember it?
Would you call this catnapping? I am feeling guilty.....Help me please.... - 11/27/09 09:30 PM
My cat, made famous by a blog that included Raven and Nutsy, has disappeared. My cat, who just came up to our house and made her home on our back porch 7 years ago, has gone. My cat either found a better place to live and ran away or she has been done in by something larger than she was. We miss her. My husband even admits that he misses her. In fact, he was the one who told me to come see what was on our porch that day 7 years ago. A cat and two kittens!! He said, "If (27 comments)
Traveling ladies from Searcy Arkansas with fashion notes. - 11/27/09 07:58 AM
Two more pictures contributed by my blogging buddy, Anita Hart. Her mother is in each of them and they were traveling. The first picture shows the ladies in Hot Springs Arkansas in the mid 50's. She has the identity of some of them. Her mother, Corrine Hart, Inez Pickens (Dean of Women at Harding College), Margurrite O'Bannion (Exec. Secretary to Dr. George Benson), Myrtle Roberson (owner of the Rendezvous Restaurant), and an unknown lady with the long fur tails.
The long furs were so popular then. I think the more furs you had, and they still had the heads on (11 comments)
They're giving away magazine subscriptions. Have you noticed? - 11/26/09 04:54 PM
Magazines are neat to have arrive at your front door. I get some that I don't really like, especially the hubby's golf ones! I used to like the "perfect homemaker" type. You know, they'll tell you how to have a better house and a better garden. Personally, I'm more interested now in financing, history, etc. But one of the older ones that I'd subscribed to for two years because it was SO cheap went out of business and they finished the subscription with another magazine. That one has come up for renewal. I don't want it. I don't like it. I (13 comments)
My daughter was reading about this poor bird and said it was a stork. She said the thing hanging in the front is supposed to attract the opposite sex. She said the reason storks have the reputation of delivering babies is because it looks like they are carrying something in the sack. (17 comments)
Original and today in Searcy Arkansas. Nicely maintained home then and now. - 11/23/09 07:27 PM
Having inherited a few old pictures of Searcy Arkansas houses that a widow was throwing away, I have posted a few on these blogs to see if Searcy residents recognize them. The designer of the houses had taken photos and saved the photos and the floor plans. Once he died the widow wasn't keeping them. I kept them from being lost forever. Here's another picture of a newly built house.....or at least one that wasn't very old.
And here is the same house today. It appears largely unchanged, doesn't it. Those little trees really grew!!!
Barbara Duncan, superstar real estate agent, meets Robert Wadlow, the gentle giant - 11/22/09 11:57 AM
On a trip to St. Augustine Florida last week, which took me away from activerain for a few days, decisions had to be made on what to visit. We decided to visit the Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum even though I had doubts about its interest to me. Was I wrong!! The trip through the museum was so much fun! Here I'm staring up at the likeness of Robert Wadlow, the now celebrated "gentle giant." He was 8' 11" and wore a size 37 shoe and was once billed as the world's tallest man. I think there may be taller (16 comments)
I can't do it. #$!@$%#$ I have tried and I just can't give them away. Ladies only, please. - 11/21/09 11:35 AM
It's another year of Winter weather. Drag out the old Winter clothes and put up the Summer ones. I have done that. Now eliminate the ones that you no longer wear!! OK, I can handle that..... How about this nice green pant suit. Man, I look good in that! (Well, perhaps I "looked" good in it.) It is tailored. Pleated pants that go to the waist. The jacket is long enough to cover any widened hip flaws. I'll think about giving this away because it is lined and hot and my office is TOO hot. Okay, here's another lovely suit. The jacket (12 comments)
Time for Searcy Arkansas history again. Old house as it is today. - 11/20/09 09:40 PM
A friend of mine, eons ago, was preparing to move and had a lot of things to throw away. Being a scavenger, I claimed some of it. One thing she had was several pictures and floorplans of houses in Searcy that had been designed and built by her husband. I guess they were built probably in the 40's and 50's. The houses were not fancy. I kept the pictures in my car for a long time and tried to find which ones they were because they were not addressed. Here's one of the old pictures. And here's the way it looks (24 comments)
The River rises and she just sits and draws in Columbus Georgia - 11/18/09 08:18 PM
I made a trip to Columbus Georgia over the past few days and missed out on a lot of Activerain, I'm sure. Withdrawal pain was pretty severe but I made it. Making a tour of the city which is alongside the Chattahoochee River, my daughter pointed out this sculpture as her favorite and is now my favorite also.
I love the sculpture because she's a young artist just sitting and drawing on her sketch pad. Her purse has just been laid down beside her, her socks are wrinkled and her sweater is oversized. She appears to be so natural. Below her (13 comments)
Spouse is on title but not on mortgage. What ultimately happens or might happen? - 11/13/09 07:15 AM
I wrote this blog on 1-23-2008 and it is still bringing in comments. It proves that the blogs live on. A search pulls them up and another questioning comment may come in. I'm redoing it to see if any new answers might develop. If you wish to read comments from almost two years ago, they're there. I went to two closes last year where the spouse was left off the mortgage. We sat there and the couple signed all the papers. The spouses had to sign the mortgage giving up their dowrer rights but they were not held responsible for the (12 comments)
Are the four bedroom sets included in the sale of the house? - 11/12/09 10:11 AM
Looking through the new listings today on our MLS hotsheet I saw this house that looked interesting. It was around $220000 in a great area. What do we do first? We look through the 15 pictures. Right? That's what I did. That's what a buyer is going to do when it goes out into the wild blue yonder called the internet. I saw two pictures of the front, with photographer moved over about 10' before snapping the second shot. I saw about 4 pictures of bedroom sets that might be for sale. (Well, why else would they be featured?) I saw (16 comments)
His name was Elco. He came from a family that was so large they ran out of names. His only name was Elco. Where Elco as a name came from, I don't know. At least it was better than some brothers who were just named initials like J. B. or O. B. My dad was called for duty during WWII. I can barely remember it but I do remember my mother being sorta scared in those old houses in the country with his being gone. Once he came home on what is called a furlough and he drove up to the (20 comments)
This old building has been restored with an architectural firm and a law firm having done the makeover. The brick squares above the store fronts look almost like they could have been ventilation. Then we have the two rounded filled-in brick spots on the side. Explain away if you can.
The one on the (12 comments)
Only the older ones of you will know what this is. Check it out. - 11/08/09 08:58 PM
Advertising was big when this thing was published just as it is today. We might even pass these things out as ad gifts if times hadn't changed. Hotels were featured here. In Little Rock, Arkansas check out the Grady Manning, The Marion, The Albert Pike and The Lafayette.
You youngsters give up? I found this in a stack of old stuff and it brought back memories. On the back of this advertisement, which is slick and attractive on the front, there is a very porous paper which was used to blot ink!! I hate to admit that I can remember when ball point (33 comments)
This house is NOT for sale in Searcy Arkansas. - 11/08/09 08:26 AM
Pioneer Village, a part of the White County Historical Society, held an open house today. I attended. It was delightful and brought back so many memories. Here's the main house that is NOT for sale.
And here are few shots of the rooms inside it.
An amazing thing about this house was how many bed spaces it found. There must have been enough bedspaces (can't call them rooms) for 5 or more kids to have a sleeping spot. Here's a picture of one of the least favorable things from yesteryear....the out-house. But who ever heard of (17 comments)
For those who long for the "good ole days" here's the way it was.... - 11/06/09 03:06 PM
Sobering old photos! These pictures are sorta continuing the story we started a few days ago regarding the house on Arch Street in Searcy Arkansas that has been changed so much. These are what we need when we are feeling as if times are awfully tough. Blogging buddy Anita supplied these photos of possibly some of her relatives, definitely at her home on Arch Street in Searcy.
The question is whether this man is absolutely worn out from working, whether the car hit the tree, or whether he is just doing what he usually does everyday. If he'd had air-conditioning and TVs (24 comments)
New restaurant in Searcy Arkansas. The Whistlestop Barbeque is like a museum... - 11/04/09 03:04 PM
A new restaurant has opened at 2315 W Beebe Capps Expressway on the West side of Searcy Arkansas. Lots of vehicles have been parked around it saying that Searcy is trying it out. Searcy is great about going to a new restaurant and giving it a try. Usually ONE try! If the food is not excellent, that's it! It's not going to be around very long. I gave it a try the other day. Here's what I liked best of all. The decor will bowl you over when you walk in the door. There are boats hanging from the ceiling, bicycles (12 comments)
Letona Arkansas depot with our favorite Corrine Hart waiting there. - 11/02/09 08:41 PM
The White County Historical Society has a collection of pictures on its website and they've said we can share them. Here's a great one of the train depot in Letona, Arkansas. Letona is about 15 miles from Searcy and has 215 residents at this time. We're exploring how the trains went to every little town and below is a picture of the Letona depot. But first we we found this picture of a young woman named Corrine Harrison Hart at about 1924 sitting at the depot. Corrine is Anita's mother. Anita is a contributor to this blog. Anita, do you think the man (12 comments)
The butler probably did it.......Halloween fun in Searcy Arkansas...... - 11/01/09 12:34 PM
Halloween parties are fun! The elaborate costumes that some folks buy or rent are amazing to see. We attended one last night and the star of the show could be this butler. He talks, he growls, his eyes shift and he makes you feels as if he is alive!! Or could come alive!! Or may be alive! After all, it was Halloween when spooks run free. Those eyes followed me all night long.
The guy on the left owns this spook and that guy on the right is the owner's (16 comments)
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