A story about my cousin.
I don’t really know what to think about this article, about my cousin. A part of me is rather intrigued, and thinks it’s cool to be a drive-up minister. It has a kitschy quality about it that I like. I love that our world is filled with characters like my cousin, Rick Schneberger. Makes things kinda interesting….
The hotel that we stayed at was right on the Riverwalk. From our window we could see the Alamo.
We also had a view of the gorgeous gothic-looking hotel.
The Alamo was really interesting. While we were on a tour, an old Texan told us the story of the battle of the Alamo. It had me on the edge of my seat. I found out that one of Doug’s ancestors, Jonathan Lindley was one of the Alamo defenders. The part of the story that really makes me think is that the wives of some of the defenders were in a little room in the mission, trying to keep out of the fighting. When the hand-to-hand combat ended up in the mission the wives were in the next room, listening to thier husbands getting killed. How horrible.
The conference was good, too. Our presentation went well, and I got to listen to lots of other really interesting presentations. While I was there, I found out that a fellow San Jose State student won the “Best Student Paper” award! And, I ran into another San Jose State student that I had classes with who was also presenting. I was very proud of my Alma Mater!
I found a really cool website: The Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection . When you go to the site, at first you won’t think much of it. However, when you begin to look at the dates of the photos it becomes clear that this is an important collection of slides. For example, look at this picture. It was taken in 1938! Have you EVER seen a photo taken from the thirties that was in color? I haven’t. The color, amazingly, brings this era to life. Just surf around on the site, look at the dates of the photos, and you will understand what I am talking about!
Image by John McNab via Flickr