Honoring Earline Madden Nicholds 9-6-14
Wilson Nicholds (1917 – 1978) 6-5-14
Off the Land in Suburbia 4-9-14
or Treat 10-28-13
Across State Lines 7-21-13
During my junior high school years, my father worked with a construction
company installing oil and gas transmission pipelines throughout
Louisiana and southern Mississippi...
the Wood Worker 6-8-13
was a carpenter by trade...
Times of Need 5-1-13
was one of those benevolent individuals, consistent and dependable.
Toys, Games, & Treasures 1-10-13
War Tactics 12-19-12
First Set of Wheels 11-16-12
Jury Box 10-19-12
My first experience as one called for civic duty as a jurist was
County Immigrants: Past & Present 8-17-12
Days of Yore 7-24-12
“cool cats” in high school drove ’34 Ford or ’36 Chevy coupes...
the Butcher 6-16-12
a good portion of my father’s adult life, he worked as a butcher
in local neighborhood grocery store meat markets, well before the
age of chain stores and packaged foods.
Texas Landscapes and Cultures 4-17-12
Wall Crisis 1961-1962 3-23-12
49th Armored Division, Texas National Guard activated in September,
1961. First person account of training in Ft. Polk, LA., and home
Mountain - Country Living in the Mid-1900’s 2-23-12
"It is hoped that
my personal scribbling, snippets, and musings will refresh events
and experiences in others, both humorous and historical".
Bruce Martin, his wife, and children are native to the Harris County,
Texas area. He attended HISD public schools, the University of Houston,
and began a career with companies in the manufacturing industry. In
1974, a career change and relocation to Colorado opened doors in the
engineering/construction field and later with owner/operator firms
associated with petrochemicals, mining, and power plants. In addition
to Texas and Colorado, the family has lived in Calgary (Alberta),
West Virginia, Utah, and now Kansas. Business travels and project
assignments, along with professional association involvement and personal
vacations, has provided travel opportunity in all States of the US
and most of Canada's Provinces. Cruises and tours allowed enjoyment
in visiting several European countries, Islands of the Caribbean,
and port cities from Costa Rica to California. Architecture, cultures,
lifestyles, landscapes, and local foods are an attraction.
In business, his writings were for publication in Technical Journals
[AACE, Intl; Project Management Institute; the UK Association of Cost
Engineers] and Marcel-Dekker texts. Now retired, he has become a "rambling
reminiscer" of his Texas childhood and that of family and friends
in adult life.