Our Neighbors to the North

As I was driving down I-95 the other day, I noticed that quite a few license plates were from Quebec.  I couldn’t believe it was already that time again when the French-Canadians make the annual pilgrimage to South Florida for their snowbird season.   Mile after mile, there they were, cars and RVs packed with suitcases – even […]

Great American Land Yacht

Great American Land Yacht

It’s not too often that you see the car the size of a small boat come cruising down your street.   My son and I had to do a double take as we saw this 1970 Bonneville, humming by, with its proud owner and Woodlands resident, Ed Brown, behind the wheel.  Since I’m such a fan […]

Horizon House

Horizon House

By: Sharon Aron Baron As I was going through all the historical items that were lent to me by Realtor Edie Grien,  I found this unusual sales brochure for a home here called the “Horizon House”.   I showed it to my husband who looked at this disbelievingly,  “Oh my God, I’ve been to this house […]

The Woodlands introduces the “Cypress” Model

The Woodlands introduces the “Cypress” Model

By: Sharon Aron Baron The Cypress Model – Vista Villa circa 1968 The brochure reads: A distinctive interpretation of the graceful, clean lines inherent in contemporary design, delicately softened by the warmth of beautiful paneling, in a fascinating Two-Bedroom Idea Home, accenting spacious living inside and out….and located in a fairway setting surrounded by magnificent […]

Lexicon of the Obsolete

While riding along Alligator Alley the other day, my husband and I tried to think of obsolete items from our past that we don’t hear about anymore.   If you recognize these items, then you probably lived during the 60’s and 70’s.   If you don’t, then congratulations –   You are most likely under 40 years old. […]