Thursday, March 12, 2009

Business Showcase - Snapshots

Showcasing Local Artists

Business Showcase

I'm not sure how many businesses were showcased this year,
but it was very interesting to visit all of the booths
and talk with the folks in our community.
We have much to be proud of in Seguin and Guadalupe County!

These sweet little girls were very helpful -
passing out 'Lil Bugs Party Place fliers
and smiling so sweetly to everyone!

This event has certainly grown since we went to the Business Showcase eleven years ago!
"Chamber President Shanta Kuhl says Business Showcase is that one time in which residents get to see all that Seguin's businesses have to offer and all under one roof."
[Seguin Daily News]

Seguin Post Office

When we first moved to Seguin I would 'overshoot' the post office every time I went. It just seemed as though it was right there. After all, when we lived in Denver, it would take me twenty to thirty minutes to drive across town to my favorite bookstore, The Tattered Cover (oh I miss the Tattered Cover!!) and about an hour and a half to drive to the Federal Center to do some genealogy research - or about forty minutes or more to get to work at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in the 'business district.'

When we lived in Houston, the same story (unless one drove across town very very early in the morning to miss the heavy traffic and left after 5:30 p.m. to come back home - and at that, it was a hassle). We lived in Houston during the 'oil boom' and the traffic was horrendous (still the case, I suppose). When we visit the grandchildren (and their parents! and our single son) in Denver, we once again remark on the terrible traffic and so appreciate Seguin.
But then how quickly one forgets.
Short story regarding this posting: after living in Seguin for almost eleven years, I find myself making the same remarks that I chuckled at when we initially moved here, i.e. "Where do all these people come from?" "I had to drive around the block to find a parking place!" [Whereas, in Denver and Houston, if one was parked five blocks from one's destination - that was good news!]

Ah - it is all relative, right?

I maintain an alumni newsletter (high school) and have a mailing almost ready for my trek to the post office. That is what brought all of these travel-mailing-traffic feelings to the fore! Also, suppose I've been feeling nostalgic - memories of places and people . . .

Good grief! I'm OLD!

Don's A Winner!

MADjam 2009
MASTERS Strictly Swing
1st Place
Don Welch and Lorraine Rohlik