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Pelosi declared Saint by the Catholic Church

Last Saturday afternoon, in Washington , D.C, an aide to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi visited the Cardinal of the Catholic cathedral in D.C. He told the Cardinal that Nancy Pelosi would be attending the next day’s Mass, and he asked if the Cardinal would kindly point out Pelosi to the congregation and say a few words that would include calling Pelosi a saint.

The Cardinal replied, “No. I don’t really like the woman, and there are issuesof conflict with the Catholic Church over certain of Pelosi’s views.

Pelosi’s aide then said, “Look, I’ll write a check here and now for a donation of $10,000 to your church if you’ll just tell the congregation you see Pelosi as a saint.”

The Cardinal thought about it and said, “Well, the church can use the money, so I’ll work your request into tomorrow’s sermon.”

As Pelosi’s aide promised, Pelosi appeared for the Sunday worship and seated herself prominently at the forward left side of the center aisle. As
promised, at the start of his sermon, the Cardinal pointed out that Pelosi was present.

The Cardinal went on to explain to the congregation, “While Congresswoman Pelosi’s presence is probably an honor to some, the woman is not numbered among my personal favorite personages. Some of her views are contrary to tenets of the Church, and she tends to flip-flop on many other issues.

Nancy Pelosi is a petty, self-absorbed hypocrite, a thumb sucker and a nit-wit. Nancy Pelosi is also a serial liar, a cheat, and a thief. I must say, Nancy Pelosi is the worst example of a Catholic I have ever personally witnessed. She married for money and is using her wealth to lie to the American people. She also has a reputation for shirking her Representative
obligations both In Washington and in California. The woman is simply not to be trusted.”

The Cardinal concluded, “But, when compared with President Obama, Pelosi is a saint.”

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Thoughts to ponder as you work thru your day!

These are so good!!! Enjoy!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THESE REFLECTIVE MOMENTS


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POLITICALLY INCORRECT STUFF

Did you hear about the fat, alcoholic transvestite – All he wanted to do was eat, drink and be Mary.

I got invited to a party and was told to dress to kill. Apparently a turban, beard and a backpack wasn’t what they had in mind.

Since the snow came all the wife has done is look through the window. If it gets any worse, I’ll have to let her in.

An Englishman has started his own business in Afghanistan! He is making land Mines that look like prayer mats! It’s doing well! Prophets are going through the roof!!

Japanese scientists have created a camera with a shutter speed so fast, they can now photograph a woman with her mouth shut.

A woman standing nude in front of a mirror says to her husband: ‘I look horrible, I feel fat and ugly, pay me a compliment.’ He replies, ‘Your eyesight is perfect.’

Wife gets naked and asks hubby, ‘What turns you on more, my pretty face or my sexy body? ‘Hubby looks her up and down and replies, ‘Your sense of humor!

An elderly couple is attending Mass. About halfway through, the wife leans over and says to her husband, ‘I just let out a silent fart; what do you think I should do?’
He replies, ‘Put a new battery in your hearing aid.’


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PARAPROSDOKIANS

Paraprosdokians (Winston Churchill loved them) They are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous. Enjoy!

1. Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.

2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on my list.

3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

4. If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.

5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

6. War does not determine who is right – only who is left.

7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

9. I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

10. In filling out an application, where it says, ‘In case of emergency, Notify:’ I put ‘DOCTOR’.

11. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy. (ever been to WAL MART)

12. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

13. I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure..

14. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

15. You’re never too old to learn something stupid.

16. I’m supposed to respect my elders, but it’s getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

Spread the Laughter
Share the Cheer
Let’s Be Happy
While We’re here!!


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Just the facts…..

Every new life begins at conception. This is an irrefutable fact of biology. It is true for animals and true for humans. When considered alongside the law of biogenesis – that every species reproduces after its own kind – we can draw only one conclusion in regard to abortion: every single abortion ends the life of an innocent human being.

Personhood is properly defined by membership in the human species, not by stage of development within that species. A living being’s designation to a species is determined not by the stage of development but by the sum total of its biological characteristics.

No matter how you spin it, women don’t have four arms and four legs when they’re pregnant. Those extra appendages belong to the tiny human being(s) living inside of them. At no point in pregnancy is the developing embryo or fetus simply a part of the mother’s body.

Any civilized society restricts the individual’s freedom to choose whenever that choice would harm an innocent person. Therefore, it is impossible to justify abortion by simply arguing that women should be "free to choose."

The comparison between a baby’s rights and a mother’s rights is unequal. What is at stake in abortion is the mother’s lifestyle, as opposed to the baby’s life. Therefore, it is reasonable for society to expect an adult to live temporarily with an inconvenience if the only alternative is killing a child.

There are all sorts of circumstances that people point to as justification for their support of abortion. Since none of these circumstances are sufficient to justify the killing of human beings after birth, they’re not sufficient to justify the killing of human beings before birth.

Like toddler and adolescent, the terms “embryo” and “fetus” do not refer to nonhumans but to humans at particular stages of development. Human beings inside the womb are smaller, less developed, and more dependent than human beings outside the womb. These are differences of degree, not differences of kind. We can all point to other people who are bigger, stronger, smarter, or less dependent than we are, but that doesn’t make our life any less valuable or any less deserving of protection.

It is an extremely rare case when abortion is required to save the mother’s life. Of course, when two lives are threatened and only one can be saved, doctors must always save that life. However, abortion for the mother’s life and abortion for the mother’s health are usually not the same issue. Since every abortion kills an innocent human being, it is morally abhorrent to use the rare cases when abortion is necessary to save the life of the mother as justification for the millions of on demand "convenience" abortions.

If abortion doesn’t kill children, why would someone be opposed to it? If it does kill children, why would someone defend another’s right to do it? Being personally against abortion but favoring another’s right to abortion is self-contradictory and morally baffling.

It is a scientific fact that life begins at conception. However, if one personally has even a shred of uncertainty about when life begins, then they are still morally obligated to err on the side of life and NOT have an abortion. Why? Because to make a mistake about the exact time when life begins is to kill an innocent human being.

Not only does every abortion kill an innocent human being in the womb; but abortion is also more dangerous to the mother than if she were to give birth to the child. The evidence overwhelmingly proves that the morbidity and mortality rates of legal abortion are several times higher than that for carrying a pregnancy to term.

Some justify abortion on the claim that if it is outlawed, women will abort anyway and may die in the process. There are 3 problems with this hypothesis. First, it doesn’t address the ethics of abortion. Second, laws against abortion would deter most women from having one. Third, there is no evidence that illegal abortions are more dangerous than legal abortions. Of course, even if the "coat hanger" argument was true (it’s not), then it’s still morally ridiculous to legalize procedures that kill innocent babies just to make the killing procedures less dangerous to the mother.

Yes, every abortion kills an innocent human being. Even more alarming is the fact that beginning at the 8th week of development, an unborn baby that is aborted feels pain during the abortion. The baby feels both psychological and real physical, organic pain. Let that sink in. Of course, whether or not abortion is a painful experience to the unborn child being aborted, the child is left no less dead as a result. In talking about the question of fetal pain, we must remember that it ultimately has no bearing on the morality of abortion.

Networks of killing centers across the globe are eliminating "unwanted, unborn" children at a staggering rate. Were the context not abortion, the world would be outraged. Call it what you want, when an innocent group of human beings is targeted and exterminated by the millions, that is an injustice on par with any of history’s most egregious atrocities. At the end of the day, if the unborn are people (and they are), then abortion is not only comparable to past crimes against humanity but is also, by sheer volume, the greatest holocaust of all.

Abortion affects both men and women. Beyond that, abortion is a human issue, not a gender issue. If abortion kills innocent human life (it does), then everyone, male and female, should stand against it. One doesn’t need to be a young girl to take a position against the sex trafficking of young girls, and one doesn’t need to be a woman to take a position against abortion.

What do we call it when a person no longer has a heartbeat or brain waves? Death. It’s a scientific fact that life begins at conception, but even more obvious; what should we call it when there is a heartbeat and there are brain waves? Life. It is an indisputable fact that each and every legal surgical abortion in America today stops a beating heart and stops already measurable brain waves.

Some defend abortion by claiming that they have a right to privacy. Whether they have an abortion or not is between them and their doctor. Everyone else should stay out of their business. Of course, if abortion kills an innocent human being (it does), then killing done in private is no more acceptable than killing done in public; and the encouragement or assistance of a doctor does not change the nature, consequences, or morality of abortion.

Whatever the intent of the abortion industry may be, by functional standards, abortion is a racist institution. In the United States, black children are aborted at 5 times the rate of white children and Hispanic children don’t fare much better. Abortion is the leading cause of death among black Americans. We can debate the racial intent of Planned Parenthood past and present, but we cannot debate the results. Abortion is by no means an equal opportunity killer.

On top of the fact that every abortion kills an innocent human being, abortion has also become the driving force in eliminating females around the globe. Estimates put the global gender gap somewhere between 100 and 200 million people. Abortion has become the most effective means of sexism ever devised, ridding the world of multitudes of unwanted females.

Some will concede that every abortion kills an innocent human being. They will also concede that society has a right to outlaw choices that harm innocent human beings. But even after conceding those points, some still do not favor more stringent abortion laws because they think that they don’t really work – there would still be too many abortions. Historical data, common morality, and basic legal theory prove this line of thinking to be false.


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It’s pics from the past of hometown, Austin Texas.

Ok this is way-way-WAY off topic but thought you folks might like to see it. I thought this was a really cool post! A couple of the guys in my local car club put this together. It’s pics from the past of my adopted hometown, Austin Texas. Some neat cars, and for someone like me that moved here in 1994, it’s WILD to see the way things were. I love old pics anyway. Thought you might too!

Here is the post:

If I may, allow me to make this post of fond Austin memories-

WELCOME TO AUSTIN-

Most of us think of it as it is today, a modern large city.

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Well I thought I’d show some pics of the way it was!

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1850 629 —
1860 3,494 +455.5%
1870 4,428 +26.7%
1880 11,013 +148.7%
1890 14,575 +32.3%
1900 22,258 +52.7%
1910 29,860 +34.2%
1920 34,876 +16.8%
1930 53,120 +52.3%
1940 87,930 +65.5%
1950 132,459 +50.6%
1960 186,545 +40.8%
1970 251,808 +35.0%
1980 345,496 +37.2%

1990 472,020 +36.6%
2000 656,562 +39.1%
2010 790,390 +20.4%
2011 820,611 +3.8% (is actually 1.7 million in the metro area)

There are lots of historical pictures out there, of the highways, houses, businesses, Congress, etc:

Me when I was 3 years old with my trusty Texaco tanker, at our old house on Towerview Ct, off Manor & Airport, Christmas 1965 (edge of town then).
Oh, also remember those Keds shoes, that eventually came with racing stripe stickers? –
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We just moved into our new house on Briarcliff in the Summer of 1966-
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My first fond car memories were going to the local Texaco gas station and gassing up with my Dad. Gas was probably around .19 cents, and glass sodas were .5 cents.
Full service station, meant they would spend 20 minutes gassing, checking oil, tires, coolant, brake fluid, washing your windows, you name it. While they did this,
we could buy a bottle of soda and stand around BS’ing with the owner, and never had a car in line behind us waiting. Next to that, he also owned a parts house (in the background),
where the older kids (16-20’s) worked, so they could get discounted parts. They would always give me a couple of cool stickers.
I don’t have any old pics of it, but this is it currently-
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My first job was at the corner Exxon station, when I was 13. I think I started at $1.65 an hour.
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Another fond place in childhood was Hancock Center. It’s still there, but hardly the same. It was an awesome shopping center with a center courtyard of fountains and well shaped hedges.
It had a shoe store that also had a kids sized glass door, and an antique fire truck to play on. Here is an old pic of the Sears. There are virtually no other pics of the center sadly.-
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This was the layout of the center. The black spaces were other stores not named for some reason. The shoe store was next to Sears
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Wyatts Cafeteria there was the first experience with crinkle cut fries. There was a Murphys drug store, with an old soda fountain in the back to get root beer floats.
Across the street was a Burger Chef.
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Also across I-35 was the original Academy Surplus-
No direct pics of it either, but you can see the sign here, over the upper deck construction, and part of the front of the store. It was mostly military type surplus-
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Also an aerial shot, looking North from 38 1/2 & I-35, showing the Academy on the right side, as well as Hancock/Sears on the left.
(Also on the lower right is Delwood Plaza, the first shopping center with "Air-Conditioned" sidewalk. Kiddie City toy store was there, as well as Moms beauty shop,
and one of the grocery stores now replaced by Fiesta. (The open area towards the upper right is Robert Mueller Airport)
If you look closely, you can also see the railroad track that actually crosses I-35 by the Academy. How insane was that?-
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One of my oldest memories of food places has to be the Stallion. It was on N. Lamar, roughly where the Dans is now, just South of Keonig/DPS.
Nasty place, but awesome burgers. Mini-jukebox at every booth.
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Holiday House seems to have no photos of the buildings either. I wish I had known growing up, I would have taken some. I can remember them well though.
The one on Barton Springs was tropical, with the building appearing to sit on water, with ducks in a front pond. The interior had a waterfall and jungle scene on one side of the restaurant,
full of colorful parrots and stuff. Outside on the far side of the "lagoon" was Charlie the Alligator, about an 8 foot live alligator. (Boy, you would never see that today!)
The one on Airport & 53rd had huge ship anchors and chains outside, and all nautical inside, with huge salt water aquariums on each end wall. There were others on Burnet Rd, Ben White,
and a final lame one in a shopping center on Exposition, that was forced out by some vegetarian hippie wannabe woman. They were the best burgers ever.

Then there was 2-J’s on Lamar and about 41st, now an EZ’s (?). They had awesome cheap burgers, and a KFC next door-
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Then there was the Dairy Queen, kind of by my neighborhood, on Manor Rd (now in the hood)-
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There was also Shakeys Pizza at Cameron & 290, TouLouse Waffle House on MLK, El Matts-original at 35 & 5th, several places similar to Furrs/Lubys I can’t remember,
as well as single owned dives like a Burger Queen, Tastee Freez, Sandys, and of course Top Notch.

Night Hawk, one at 290 & 35, one on Burnet Rd, now Frisco, and one on S. Congress-
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Then there was "talking to the clown (Jack in the Box)-
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We could go on forever with food places, so I will go on.

How about the new HEB at Burnet and Keonig in February 1950 during their Grand Opening, looking NW (yes before my time, but cool)-
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And heres a shot of the 7-11 opposite of that, on same intersection, 7-11 is still there, note the sign stating "New Home Sites Available" and look at the background-WOW-
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183 & MOPAC 1966, looking towards Burnet Rd from the Arboretum area-
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Oh, while i’m at the pics, remember these?-
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(Sorry, I get side-tracked) ;D

Dad used to always take me out to the Longhorn Speedway/Austin Speed-O-Rama at 183 & 812 on Friday nights. I had a cousin that raced, and we new several of the other names out there.
Ricci Ware, Glen Schwabe, Waldo Harper, Dean Hanes, the guy in a little yellow rotary Mazda called the HummmmDinger. The entire exhaust would glow red by end of race.
This is all that’s left of the track. They used to have "8" races, demolition derby, normal stock and super stock races, etc.-
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How about the Austin Aqua Fest (1962-1998?)
If you don’t know about it, Google it. There is too much to explain, but it was one of the childhood highlights. I remember going to the bank every year and Dad would buy us a Skipper Pin.
This would get you a discounted entry fee. Car shows, parades, music, drag boat races on the river downtown at 35, road races at the auditorium, lots of cool stuff.
Here is a shot of my collection of pins. Got any?-
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The Aqua Fest was also the precursor that spawned ACL, SXSW, and other similar music events. Each night was a different theme of music; rock, country, tejano, polka, oldies, etc.
It was definitely Austin. By the way, "Keep Austin Weird" began in the mid to late 90’s by Californians trying to make it more like home. Austin was always different,
but aside from Leslie, it was never weird. More like "Dazed & Confused" as I remember it. Wink

Anyway, I have been working on this post for a couple hours. I will throw in some random pics to help you along. Please feel free to add to this with your pics and memories.
Just please avoid the TXDOT and other oldie pics, unless they pertain to your memories.

Enjoy-

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Anyone remember the tornado that went through Robert Mueller Airport in 1980? This is at Berkman and 51st in the swimming pool parking lot-
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Here are some pics of my Dad and his cars in 1957-
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This was him in front of a rental cabin at Bull Creek (currently where the County Line and the fire station are on 2222 just before 360)-
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Here is my Mom & Dad on top of Mt. Bonnell, the gravel road to the right is Scenic Drive-
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How about Drive In movies? Not many pics existing of these either-
Chief Drive in, Keonig and Lamar (now the shopping center South of DPS-
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Burnet Drive In, the sign is still there, but it’s now a storage facility, on Burnet just North of Keonig a 1/2 mile or so-
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Showtown was my most frequented. It was on top of the hill on Cameron Rd, between 183 and Rutherford. No pics anywhere and nothing left.
We used to pile into a car or two and go see all the scary B movies like Chainsaw Massacre, and then go out in the country
and dare each other to get out of the car once we parked at a creepy location.

The Last Picture Show Drive In, this is still functioning in Gatesville, WNW of Ft. Hood. Open on the weekends or maybe just Saturday nights. But it’s still open.
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Seems there was a couple more, but I can’t remember them now. I know there was an X rated one out South, off Burleson Rd,
that showed hotel level porn, but I never went there. Obviously it didn’t last long.

How about Putt-Putt and amusement parks-
There have been many. Let’s start with the existing one-
Peter Pan Putt-Putt on Barton Springs.
I don’t think they have changed a thing since I was like 3.-
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Putt-Putt on Burnet Rd. Now closed. Used to take my daughter there on weekend nights when she was younger.-
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Kiddie Acres, currently on McNeil just West of MOPAC, but I could swear it was somewhere else when I was a kid.-
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I barely remember another one somewhere on Burnet Road, and possibly another out South.

Let’s go further back. Remember the giant slides we used to have? You would slide down them on burlap bags. They were several stories high, and were wavy as you came down.
There was one on the North edge of Capital Plaza by Montgomery Wards, where a car lot is now. I know there was another one on Ben White. It was like this, but in 60’s style-
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On the corner of 290 & 35, near Highland Mall/Greyhound Bus station, there was a "Terra-Trak" dirt track where you could rent and ride the 6 wheel track buggies. –
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One of my most frequented stomping grounds growing up was Capital Plaza. Sadly I don’t seem to find any pics of it either, at least not old ones. It had everything.
The first McDonalds in Austin (that I know of), Wards, TG&Y drug store, Bealls, Newberrys 5&10, possibly also had a Wyatts cafeteria at one point, a cinema (where in our teen years,
we would sneak in and saw the first Star Wars like 42 times), an HEB, and many other stores I am forgetting. It also had my Dads bank, which has changed names and owners a dozen times,
and is still there in the center now as Chase. My first ban, First Federal S&L on the Cameron Rd side.

I did find this cool NPC sign from the mid to late 50’s i’m guessing, when homes were being built. Our house there was built in 57-58.-
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Just to knock this out of the way, and because it is really cool if you haven’t seen them, these are some of the highway construction pics from the 50’s through the 70’s.
The website is TexasFreeway.com
Enjoy, in no particular order–

I-35 looking South from Airport (the men are at the RR track crossing previously discussed)-
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This is I-35 looking South, believed to be the 38 1/2 bridge by Hancock-
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This is East Avenue, prior to becoming I-35, at about 5th St looking South. The overpass in the distance is Ceasar Chavez
(then 1st St, also the original El Matts can be seen on the right edge)-
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I particularly love these next two. Can someone older than me confirm where this is? It is labeled 81 & 290,
but all the highway signs would have to be pointing East. 81 should become 35. But this doesn’t look like 35, or Lamar.
Could it be Burnet Rd? It’s not Ben White.
I used to think it was 290 & 35 looking East, but the signs are wrong.
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This one is 35 & 290E in 1959, looking SE. The far right would become Capital Plaza, the very center intersection is Reinli, where the Night Hawk was.
The upper left is where I grew up, but our street is about 3 blocks off the picture. The rest filled with apartments, motels, and crap!-
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This is one you will never experience, even at 4:00AM. This is 35 near Riverside looking North. This would be considered busy traffic. Notice, no walls, guardrails, trash,
or any buildings obscuring the view of the Capitol and the UT tower.-
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Inner Space caverns was discovered by the highway department while drilling for core depths to build I-35. They needed 25 feet thick, but kept losing their bit to open air.
They drilled a 24" hole and rode down on the bit to see what was up. This is what they found. Can you imagine?-
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Here is the historical marker with some info. (The Laubachs owned everything West of 35, mainly all the rock quarries, and still do)-
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Here is the location where the 360 (Penneybacker) bridge is built. We used to go there from 2222 and park at the cliff edge and party and do fireworks off that ledge.-
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and today:
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Here is old Ben White circa 1977. I remember the Taco Bell and Brake Check, ooooh and Pizza Inn.-
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This is 183 looking East towards 35 from Lamar in 1977. All of 183 was ground level with intersections.
The new part was only completed out from Spicewood Springs on maybe 10-15 years ago at most.-
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This is 183 at Ohlen, looking towards Burnet Rd. Target would be on right.-
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183 at Braker going North in 1993. McD’s is still on the left. (anyone remember the old rock quarry on the right? Used to be a party spot)-
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BTW, thought this was cool. This is East Avenue, before I-35 took it over. The building at upper center is the old Brackenridge Hospital.
Looking South, you can see St Edwards out in the distance on the hill. This is around 1950-52.
I-35 was constructed in segments from 1952-56.

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I think this is my favorite picture. 1st & Congress around Christmas 1960.
Look at the old Falcon wagon under the bay, the gas pump on the outer edge of the bay.
The clean view with the lack of large buildings.

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I can’t say that I remember the Goodyear being there. But I do barely remember going with my Dad to the P.K. Williams Rambler dealership. I think it was like 3rd & Congress, on the West side.
He was always a Rambler man (amongst his other vehicles), and
I remember getting one of those model type giveaway cars. I must have been about 3.
It was always a big deal to go out to the Zilker tree and DRIVE under it, maybe stopping to get out and get hot chocolate by the fire. This was before the trail of lights, although
I remember driving through that too. Then we would drive up Congress towards the Capitol, with the lights strung across Congress. The Capitol tree was always inside in the rotunda center.

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I also remember the bus station being at 3rd & congress? I know it was apparently at 9th or 10th & Congress at some point, but I remember it at 3rd.

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Superior Dairies at 1st & 35 (where IHOP is now roughly)

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(I also remember a neighbor still getting bottled milk deliveries every morning around 5:00AM, well into the 70’s. That was my signal that I better get my butt in the house)

How about the fond sensory memory of the elementary field trip to Butter Krust Bakery on Airport near Highland Mall-
(late at night, if the wind was in the right direction, we could smell the bread all the way at our house, while sitting outside between midnight and ???

Sadly this is the only picture that exists!!!
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How many knew it was originally at 3rd & Lamar? Yes this would be where the RR overpass is now, by the Amtrak station.
This building is now condos (of course) and Lamar was tunneled under the track.
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OK, here’s a "show your age" test. How many remember this show?

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How about the Zilker Train? (not the current green one, the actual old one)
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And our favorite part when we were kids…. the tunnel!
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Here are some other cool random pics I have come across
(these are all pretty much from the Neal Douglass collection. A man who had the foresight to take thousands of photos in the 40’s & 50’s)-

Pipeline valve, 1949 Congress-
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B.F. Goodrich 5th & Congress 1956
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A beautiful shot of 1968 Austin, looking North. Palmer Auditorium is the round building, and the Coliseum is on the left.
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1938 flood downtown, taken from the fire tower looking West.
The street is eventually Ceasar Chavez (1st St.)
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Airport and East Ave. (I-35 being built) 1950. The large open field on the right will become Hancock Center.
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Here’s another of the Allendale HEB at Burnet & Keonig, 1954, from The Frisco parking lot.
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Bank of Austin 1957, Congress & Oltorf-
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Bowl-O-Rama 1957, South Lamar-
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Capitol Chevy, 200 blk. E. 5th (one block East of Congress) 1948-
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This is the Capitol Memorial Park cemetery on 35 near Wells Branch-1948. (talk about turning profit on real estate!) –
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Checker Grocery Store in Delwood shopping center (where Fiesta is now) –
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Anyone remember Kiddie Land (1950), or where it was?-
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Safety? in 1950? Bah! We used to stand up in the center of the seat, or lay up on the shelf in the back window.-
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Here’s a few more- Way before our time, but cool pics.

1935 flood. Congress bridge looking South.
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From the other side looking North-
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This is Congress Ave 1875. This is the old wood Capitol before it burned and the current granite one was built in 1888 or so.-
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Crestview Minimax on Woodrow, 1956-
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A construction model of the Robert Mueller Airport- (can you find the flaw in the model?)
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Guadalupe (The Drag) at the University Co-op 1927-
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The Treaty Oak in all its glory 1928-
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