Wednesday, we headed for Galveston.
I will try and finish this blog tonight. It is Thursday and we had a full day today. Libbie and I walked the length of the Strand, taking in all the shops. I even learned how to pay for parking on my phone. My I am learning all kinds of things.
One of the 11 fireplaces in the house. This one is inthe parlor.
This is a postcard box. While traveling, Mrs. Gresham would send herself postcards from all of her
travels. They were put in the postcard box. She could then show the cards to her visitors and
tell them of her travels.
The front of the box was beautiful. All hand carved.
Something else found in the parlor was the hand carved calling card basket. No facebook or
messenger back then. If you wanted to invite someone over for tea or supper, you had your servant
deliver a calling card with day and time. The calling card was placed in the basket for Mrs. Gresham
to get and respond to. Sounds like a lot of trouble to me.
After a long day of walking, shopping and touring, we finished out the day at Nicks Kitchen. The seafood was great. Now to rest.