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Native Montrosian

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  1. Oooh, yeah, the Axiom! My husband played there with Necrotic Void! Numbers, hanging out at KPFT during Musical Curfew with Jay Lee, meeting Oingo Boingo in the parking lot at the Tower before Elfman became Danny Hollywood, the Island, dancing on the roof above the marquee at the River Oaks Theater staff party, going to Marfreless and not seeing a baby stroller....
  2. Since I did a double post by accident, let me preceed with a category that deserves its own space - Johnny Goudie & Panjandrum. I have a picture of me at a party with him hugging me and he's in a pair of very low-pulled boxers....(slaps self)
  3. The two Weingarten's from my childhood were the Bellaire location on Bissonnet (now a Randall's) and the Dunlavy/West Alabama one (now a Fiesta). We always bought Christmas trees at the Dunlavy one and I remember the wire-covered table warmed by light bulbs that housed dyed Easter chicks. My mom also got our cards for "Let's Go To The Races" there and Big Bonus stamps. My father (commercial interior designer) also had the pleasure of working with Joe Weingarten and said he was a true gentleman; very civic-minded and cognizant of what the people of Houston thought.
  4. I think HCB Electric is essentially Harry and his wife. I had to call twice, but they were so highly recommended (and worth it!) that I kept at it.
  5. Longhorn Drain - David Kubacek. 281-304-0265 office 281-235-7862 cell. Quick and neat.
  6. If anyone goes to Yard House, ask for Fred. Took some clients there and thought "Oh great, a college kid" when we got him. Mea Culpa. Very attentive, delivered everything perfectly and warned me about my order to fit my vegetarian tastes.
  7. Yes! HCB Electric - Harry is the greatest! Straightened out my bizarre shadetree electrician issues in a day. Specializes in older homes. http://www.hcbelectric.com/
  8. My husband just sent me an e-mail - he died at home last night.
  9. I remember him. His mom (nicknamed Pee Wee) lived in Brownsville and my mother would always meet up with her when we went to visit my grandparents. Very nice and funny man. Yes, he liked guys, but that's no reason for him to be brutally murdered.
  10. Oh, no - that first house has got to be 2615 Riverside. One of my sister's two best friends at Lamar in the 60's lived there. I remember the huge entrance hall. How sad.
  11. Crazy! Was it ever watertight tht you know? That's what always got me about the idea of the shelters in Houston - what if one of our monsoons hit while everyone was supposed to be hiding?
  12. ROFL!! You beat me to it, musicman!
  13. Second round of rain in Oak Forest today. Our resident cardinals are thrilled and chirping merrily
  14. My neighbor had threatened to do the naked Hokey Pokey (Brave Combo version) in the yard if it didn't rain today. Guess even the fates have their endurance limits.
  15. HEY! What's our rain doing in Louisiana and Mississippi?
  16. I remember my roommate and me in southeast Houston madly preparing for Hurricane Allen - dang, did I feel guilty when it was my grandparents in their early 80's who had to deal with it in Brownsville....
  17. Whah! At least give us the long weekend to finish making the flood gates for our doorways before wishing up any tropical disturbances!
  18. Still raining; a nice slow gentle drizzle. I showed my husband the parade of toads hopping across the patio - I counted 22! This is how my grandfather in Brownsville would get me to stick to bedtime on rainy summer evenings - "The toads are coming out to dance, but they won't while you're watching, so you'd better get to bed!"
  19. A friend is one of the founding members of Pup Squad. Lack of disease prevention is exactly why they split from volunteering with BARC. We help sponsor some of their special needs babies. Pup Squad
  20. 7:39 PM and big old fat raindrops are falling. This is what we need; some rain every other evening or so for the next month. We water with sprinklers, not firehoses - all a huge storm will do is run into the gutters after the first few inches.
  21. I think that dining car restaurant was The Depot. He had several restaurants over the years. My favorite was the Sir-Loin Inn on South Main. Only went there for really special occasions, but we could go eat anywhere near there and I'd behave like an angel to be rewarded with my dad driving by the parking lot so I could see the knight on the white horse riding around - Sonny's weekend evening promotional gimmick during cool weather. YIKES!! Look what I just found! Wonder if he knew Hulda? Rare and Well Done
  22. Here's one to get you started we saw while walking the dogs: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-...7018_1109469976 Several rentals in the area on www.realtor.com - plug in rental and 77018 for the zip code for Oak Forest & Garden Oaks. And EMME is right about the drive-about. Good luck!
  23. How much house do they need? Do they specifically want a townhouse? Some friends looked at a place recently on Mount Vernon about 2100 square feet for around $315K, I think. And I know there are newer townhouses in Midtown about 2500 sq. ft. for less than $400K because an empty-nester client just sold a home and moved to one.
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