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Apr 24th

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Remembering Zenobia West

Remembering Zenobia West

The pale October sun cast a patterned shadow on the carpeted floor as it came through the lace curtains at the window. There she stood in the beautiful purple dress with the matching feather hat.

Goldrings in Shreveport had coordinated the hat, dress, shoes and gloves for an afternoon wedding. The colors suited her fair skin and silvery blond hair that lay in waves against her head. Like a little girl she waited for my approval of the clothes she had selected for her wedding. They were perfect and I told her so. That October of 1944, my friend, Zenobia Camp, was married to Wilmer West. He passed away in 2001.

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Memories of products and stores

Memories of products and stores

Do you remember the little grape drink that we enjoyed long ago called "Grapette?" I don't know if there are still drinks being bottled by that name, but it was a delicio...

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Substitutions of the past

Substitutions of the past

There were so many ways that we followed the instructions: " Use it up, wear it out; make it do or do without." Those were the words we lived by during the Great Depressi...

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Ask a stupid question

Ask a stupid question

Several things have taken place this year that have contributed to my sadness. First the death of a friend of long ago, in fact an old friend. It seems that things bring ...

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Engagements and Weddings

Bridges - Bacon United in Marriage

Bridges - Bacon United in Marriage

 

Jaclyn Cole Bridges and Kirk McAndrew Bacon were united in marriage on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at St. Jules Catholic Church in Lafayette, Louisiana. The ceremony w...

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Minden Trivia

Minden Trivia

Often in conversation someone from my generation will mention a name and part of those there who are young or newer residents of Minden will give you a blank look, since ...

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Memories of A&P and its people

Memories of A&P and its people

Recently, I was looking at a picture of the first A & P store location here in Minden.

It was on "front street" or Main Street as it is known today. Today it is the lo...

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