Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dusty Barns and Old Doors

So many times we have talked of how we look up the history and “sites” of a town, becoming the typical tourist looking for a spot while on vacation. But rarely, do the same for the places right in our own state…or small town we live in!

This month has been unique in that we have talked with people about the history of our town, San Antonio, turned the pages of old and treasured picture albums, rummaged through dusty barns, found out just how one of our roads, Curly was named, borrowed the key to our historical train station and took a look inside, took a visit and tour of our historic St Charles Inn…all in search for small things that help describe just who and what our small town of San Antonio is all about.

All of us sisters are helping with a small project for San Antonio, and are enjoying the many things we are learning along the way!


I don't know about this friendly kitty, but so far we have been told that at least five barn cats, one of them being named, Fluffy, was up for adoption. It was a good thing Anita wasn't always there to carry one home!

Mr. Bobby and Ms. Patsy with Paul and Olivia

The Orange Belt Railway train stop in town...

After finding the pictures we wanted, we printed our photos as engineer prints and made some mock canvases with cardboard and glue.

Ann and Ted have an amazing Inn here in San Antonio. Mama and some friends actually stayed at this beautiful Inn a few years before moving here twelve years ago! We enjoyed looking at photos Ann showed us that gave slight glimpses of all the memories that have been made inside it's walls...The St Charles Inn.

Anita sanded and stained this spool into a little table...I think she was really pleased that Paul and Mr Weaver could find such a nice spool for her!

We found a treasure trove of history in Mr Hermann's barns. It was not uncommon to see an amazing door, window, sign or even old mail cubbies from the post office, that had a story behind it. There was more history here than we could keep track of...

 We found a wheel half buried and in two was perfect!

Anita's paper mache boots are coming along!
Painting terracotta floors on plain brown paper may have been a little harder than we at first thought!

Alexis used recycled pallet wood to make a sign. It's amazing to watch something beautiful come out of some rough wood and nails!

The committee.

No comments:

Post a Comment