September 22, 2014

The Big Easy

Corner of St. Louis and Bourbon Street, New Orleans - 2012

This photograph was taken in December of 2012 while visiting New Orleans.  Our hotel was only a couple of blocks off Bourbon Street and all the night life it offers.


September 14, 2014

Mystery Photograph #19

Mystery Photograph #19

This WWI era photograph was found in the belongings of my maternal grandmother, Flora Jane McIver Bynum.  It is possible that one or both are McIvers, Bynums or Sumralls who lived in the Lamar County area of Mississippi. Any help identifying them would be appreciated.


September 9, 2014

Cable Car Tracks

Canal Street, New Orleans - 2012

This photograph was taken while visiting New Orleans in December of 2012.  We stayed in a hotel near Bourbon Street and walked and walked and walked the entire time we were there.  I thoroughly enjoyed my visit but I was ready for my car by the time our visit was over.



September 8, 2014

My Teen Years - Mu Sigma Initiation

Mu Sigma Initiation in 1977 (from El Tigre Yearbook)

The photograph above was taken during my junior year in high school.  My classmates and I were being initiated into the Mu Sigma Honor Society.  Yours truly is the third girl from the left.

Mu Sigma was a high school honor society with state and national chapters.  Membership to this honorary society was based on grade average.  Students had to maintain a B average for five consecutive semesters.  The society's objective was to encourage high moral and scholastic standards as well as develop good citizens for the future.

Schools now have the National Honor Society.  I'm not sure why Mu Sigma was dissolved locally and I am unable to find any current news on this once well-known and respected honor society.




September 7, 2014

Mystery Photograph #18

Mystery Photograph #18


This tin photograph was found in the belongings of my great grand aunt, Lena Rhoda Steele McLelland who was born and raised in Limestone County, Texas.  She and her husband, James "Jim" A. McLelland moved to Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana between 1900 and 1910 where they lived the remainder of their lives.