I have been thinking of
my young years in Houston.
My best friend was the soda jerk
at the Lamar Hotel drug store. Mamma
had the Hat shop next door.
hangin around the Juke box
we were always playing Buddy Holly.....................................................
First Job was at the
switchboard in the Rice Hotel. It caught on Fire and I was the last one out with
one other. We rang every room. I started smoking that night.
This was the Airport. I remember
watching my Mother fly out on a 2 prop Delta, to NYC. Hobby on Airline Dr.
Saw many a Movie at the Majestic
this was the Lobby. All in Egyptian
had great meals here.
/*In high school" Princes Drive In"was
place every Saturday night.
They had great hamburgers.
I owned some of this stock
my Dad gave me.
Took it to an Atty. he said
This place went out of business.
I opened an After Hour Club.
The Show Boat. That's the Shamrock
in background. My Husband owned the Show Biz across Main Street. There's a story about Steve McQueen here.
Glenn came into my husbands
club one night, he got upset
Black people were allowed in. He
pissed on our front door.
We had Kenny Rogers playing bass ,
Andy Williams was there. I sat at the
table with Arnett Cobb.
Texas was so Racial. My Momma
and I were put off a bus in the heat
because I gave my seat to a
pregnant Black Lady, I was 12 years old.
That part of Texas I hated.
Well, enough of my memories,
I am snowed in and started to remember.
Stay warm if you are up north.
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden