Sunday, December 12, 2004

Wanna Bee Reunion

Yesterday I went to the Wanna Bee Club reunion luncheon. I am putting Dorothy up for membership so she was invited so everyone could get to know her better and she could see if she liked hanging out with us. She will be invited to the luncheon in January and after Mardi Gras we will vote on her and if she is she will be invited to the Summer Swarm next Spring. I gave Charlotte a bee doll and she loved it. We started out at Crockmier's. Peggy was in charge this year since she is out newest member and she did a great job. She gave all of us champagne glasses and we all signed each of them and dated them as a momento of the day. After drinking all of the Balatorie they had purchased for us and eating lunch we went to All Sports to meet up with Gary and continue the fun. Dorothy had to leave to get ready for a Christmas party at Lesleigh's house.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Tillmans Corner Christmas Parade

I got up early yesterday and went out to watch the Tillman's Corner Christmas parade. It was really cute but they did not have enough floats. My dad brought my grandmother out and she really enjoyed it.

Mobile Sites

It was raining and nasty out today. I had to go to do some work for someone and then I drove downtown and took some pictures of some of the buildings and houses. Mobile has tons of beautiful historic homes and places.

These pictures were taken in a little area called Fort Conde Village. When I was young this area was a shopping area with specialty stores like an old country store and a doll store. It died out and the houses fell into disrepair. Some of them were lost forever and torn down but in recent years a group was formed and they started restoring the remaining houses. I love this area with the brick streets and the street lights.

This is the old Battlehouse Hotel. Years ago it was home to many lavish Mardi Gras balls and it was 'THE'place to stay. It was closed in 1974 and is now in the process of being restored and is scheduled to reopen in 2006.

This building was recently retored and turned into condos.

This is the Scottish Rite Temple. I was built in 1921. Designed by George Rogers, this Egyptian Revival building has stuccoed battered walls and is the only Egyptian Revival building in the city. The entrances are marked by a pair of sphinxes.

These pics are taken in historic De Tonti Village. One of my favorite neighborhoods.