Dry Counties – What does that even mean?

I was re-reading the Lost Prohibition book earlier this week, and it jogged my memory talking about wet and dry counties, and how people got around them. Throughout Texas, each county made it’s own decision before Prohibition about what their stance on alcohol sales and consumption. Some counties chose to be dry, which meant all […]

When mama needs to plot

via Instagram http://ift.tt/2DHOYwh When Mama needs to plot, but the 25 pound baby refuses to be set down, you find a way to make it work. So excited for all the story lines that are coming up. The baby, less so.

Back to business

It’s been a while since I’ve been here, but I’m going to be showing up here more now, and finishing the three stories/books I’ve got knocking around hopefully by fall.  Until we meet again, have a look at my interruption –  https://www.instagram.com/p/BT7K8_PFnA5/?taken-by=shannondwells

Dallas Heritage Village Sunday Social 

This past Sunday, the Dallas Heritage Village hosted the third annual Sunday Social, a jazz   Unfortunately I couldn’t go this year, some dear friends were in town and we had scheduled a brunch and naptime takes the rest. Here’s what we all missed by not being there. Dancing lessons https://instagram.com/p/BC6ebjBSB3y/ https://instagram.com/p/BC6K7_vPvBl/ https://instagram.com/p/BC5vnWwsu5N/ Antique cars […]

Vintage Ad in KKK Newspaper

1922 KKK Newspaper Ad

I found this little gem in the microfilm of a KKK newspaper that ran weekly for several years that the Dallas Public Library has. Go ahead, soak it in. This was in the middle of some ads that were essentially just business names and contact information. This one took the chance of being creative, I […]

Scottish Bookshop makes my day

I don’t know what my favorite bit of this is. The Scottish accents? Rappers delight redone with a literary theme? The clothes? The dance at the end? I think I’m leaning towards the dance at the end by some clearly uncomfortable people who really know how to commit. Best celebration of a Scottish bookstore ever. […]

Snowpocalypse 2015, Dallas Edition

Snowpocolypse 2015, Dallas Edition

You maybe can’t tell clearly, but that is snow. On the ground. Outside. In Dallas, Texas. It’s been snowing for hours now (tiny flakes), and there’s some accumulation on the roads, so everything has ground to a halt. Except in here. While the baby naps, I edit.