Saturday, June 27, 2009

Nostalgia Trip

The Saturday editions of Houston's leading daily newspaper took a slow ride down Memory Lane (the one with all the potholes and abandoned strip centers) with a story on the city's record-setting heat wave of June 1980, which apparently was but a lil' poopy-baby scorcher compared to the one that presently brutalizes us. Accompanying the article was a file photo of a construction worker with a sledge hammer splashing his face with water at a downtown construction site. You could tell 1980 was a long, long time ago because the hardhat was
an 18-year-old white kid.


Robert Boyd said...

When I was a teenager in the mid-late 70s, I used to cut people's yards. For money. In Memorial. (And I am about as white as you can be without being transparent.)

Anonymous said...

There was a special on the tube recently about hurricane Alicia(1983).

All throughout I kept thinking, wow, there were a lot of white people in Houston back then.