This week Sandy interviews Joe Montalbano, a 4th generation Italian American whose great grandfather, Francesco Montalbano, immigrated to America in the late 1800s and made his way to Houston where he founded Montalbano Lumber in 1900. Francesco started a lumber dynasty all from the humble beginnings of selling firewood. But Francesco was not alone, and the Montalbano wives were also instrumental in the building of this Houston dynasty. For more information and where you can buy all your house project materials, as well as lumber, visit their website at www.montalbanolumber.com If you enjoyed this podcast, we would love a review!
In this episode, Sandy chats with Galveston's own, Kathleen Maca, about everything from haunted hotels to haunted cemeteries and future books. Plus a surprise subject that Sandy was not expecting but very relevant to so many women. To find out more about Kathleen please visit her website at www.kathleenmaca.com or you can find her on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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This episode is part of a series where my students in the Life History writing course I teach share their memories of a world event. Today, retired Galveston County Texas judge, Ray Holbrook, talks about his naval training just before the end of World War II. To see photos of Ray recording this episode, please visit my blog at https://www.asoutherngirlsview.com
In this episode, Sandy chats with long-time Salem resident, Shelby Hypes, about the Salem witch trials, the legacy of the trials, the historic significance of Salem today and why YOU should plan a vacation to this really old seaside town. To find the list of books that Shelby recommends, go here > http://a.co/czOKlRo
In this episode, Sandy talks with University of Houston Professor, Dr. Marie T. Hernández about her life growing up in Texas, the secret past of the Conversos and the interesting path she has traveled to get to the historic researcher she is today.