Judy and I are back in scenic Alvin after our trip to her hometown. Things went smoothly at the courthouse in Groesbeck. We were in and out in under 15 minutes, and now the house in Thornton officially belongs to Judy. After the visit to the courthouse, I couldn't resist stopping at a little antique shop, where I found a copy of a gothic novel by Gerda Cerra and a copy of Naked Portia by Marcus Miller. The latter is a Pleasure Reader from 1967. I wish I'd found a few more Pleasure Readers, but that was the only one in the store.
Back at Judy's house, we started going through things, mostly papers (letters, pictures, cards, things like that). After a while, it got too sad, so we stopped. We'll go back and do more another time. Among the things we found were a newspaper (or what's left of it) from 1929, with a front-page article about the death of Judy's grandfather. There was another newspaper with a front-page article about the marriage of Judy's parents. Maybe I'll try to scan the papers later, if I can do it without having them fall apart. The ads are great. One restaurant offered "Steak and Potatoes, 10 cents." Steak sold for 25 cents a pound in the grocery store.