Wednesday, November 23, 2022

1953 Houston Foley's Thanksgiving Day Parade

 




Theme: Disney's Peter Pan 

Grand Marshal: Uncle Bert

Uncle Bert hosted the local television show "Looney Town" on KPRC. 



There were 12 floats (up from 5 the prior year) and 33 balloons piloted by 200 clowns (boy scouts).

Six bands, two drill teams, and a drum corps marched.

The Most Typical Cowpokes got to meet the Cisco Kid this year and have special box seats to the rodeo in the coming year.

While the prior year there had been a couple of antique cars, this year there would be more than 30 driving in the parade.

The weather was in the 60s.



















Thursday, September 1, 2022

Happy Birthday Marie!

 Throwback to 1982 and Marie's surprise birthday at the office















Saturday, August 6, 2022

On This Day August 6, 1980

Over on the social media arm of the blog, aka the South Belt Houston History page on Facebook, I have been posting a daily On This Day feature with clips from The South Belt Leader during its first decade. 

On this particular day, August 6 matches up with only one year: 1980.






















 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Summers Around the South Belt 1975 - 1988

South Belt Summer Favorites

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