No trip to Galveston would be complete without a trip to the Strand Historic District. The Strand was originally Avenue B which ran parallel to Galveston Bay. It was a merchant area near the wharf and the merchant there thought calling it "the Strand" gave it a more upscale sound. Now the Strand encompasses many blocks downtown and is a shopping and entertainment district.
Very excited to be heading to sunny climes with Mrs. Crosby. As you may know, she is a purveyor of fine fibers and I was thrilled to be able to bring her along to Galveston, Texas and share some of favorite spots in this beautiful and historic Texas city.
Our lodging is at the Sally Trueheart Williams home on Broadway in the East End Historic District. I would highly recommend it. It was built in 1928 and it built in a Spanish Revival style. The renovations to the interior are very comfortable while maintaining the integrity of this home.
Inspired by last week's discussion, I decided to post Cary Grant knitting in "Mr. Lucky." Filmed in 1943 with Laraine Day, Grant plays a gambler wooing a wealthy socialite during the early part of the U.S. involvement in WWII. My favorite line. . ."I dropped me purls!"
Gary Cooper toying with Barbara Stanwyck's knitting on the set of "Meet John Doe" in 1941. "Meet John Doe" was a Frank Capra film which was nominated for the Academy Award Best Original Story. The scene of Stanwyck typing is a wonder.