Talk to TH: February 2013
“Went to Grapevine [Dec. TH] for our family Christmas vacation. We had a great time!”
—JOY MUEHLING, TH Facebook Fan
Nola McKey’s great article on “Lubbock Lights” [December] included a picture of two “pioneer women” cooking in the kitchen of the Las Escarbadas ranch house. Had the picture been taken 100 years ago, my grandmother, Mrs. Clara Sachs, might have been the cook. My uncle, Melvin Sachs, and my mother, Irene Sachs Gober, were born in the Las Escarbadas ranch house. Mother was very proud that Las Escarbadas was included in the National Ranching Heritage Center.
DALE GOBER, Lubbock
I just finished reading Charles Lohrmann’s story on 2100 Postoffice Street [Postcards, December]. I did not want the article to stop. He showed me a part of Galveston that I had not seen in the past. I look forward to my next visit and plan on staying at the Harbor House Hotel at Pier 21 and eating gumbo at the Gumbo Bar.
CAROLINE CARSON, Fort Worth
The only reason that I can think of that Editor Charles Lohrmann did not list the absolutely fabulous, upscale Rudy & Paco Restaurant is that he didn’t call far enough ahead to make a reservation. Paco is absolutely the superlative host.
DORIS RICHESON, Graham and Galveston
EDITOR’S NOTE: Charles Lohrmann says: “I, too, am a fan of Rudy and Paco, but this is one of the problems with a limited page count—not enough room to talk about all the great destinations, particularly in Galveston!”
We went to see Griff Smith’s Texas at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, and we loved what we saw!
CATHY KERSEY, Carrollton
EDITOR’S NOTE: There’s still time to see the exhibit, which includes some 60 of Photo Editor Griff Smith’s most memorable images over his almost-30-year career with TH. The collection will be on view at the ITC through March 25. Call 800/776-7651.
TH READER RECOMMENDATIONS
Arts and Eats
I visited The Purple Elephant Gallery in Cypress, a unique place with so much to see—eclectic items [furniture, home décor, and clothing], along with the gallery. The place makes for a great day trip.
LEE SCOTT, Houston
The Purple Elephant Gallery & The Iron Butterfly Studio (“Gallery, Resale & Bou-tique, Special Events, Art Classes”) is at 12802 McSwain, 713/294-2304; www.thepurpleelephantgallery.com. Call for hours.
You ought to visit Wanda’s Restaurant in Weatherford before sunrise any morning, or around noon—it’s a popular local gathering spot. They serve breakfast all day—I like the (fresh) ham and eggs, and I also enjoy the chicken-fried steak. They have live music on weekends, car shows, and other events. Good food and good people.
ED JESSUP, Weatherford
Wanda’s Restaurant is at 1503 Fort Worth Highway; 817/599-7421.
From the February 2013 issue.