I twirled on a stool at the Highland Park Pharmacy Soda Fountain (since 1912) for an early lunch -- Grilled ham and cheese on white with mayo, no lettuce, a bag of chips, and a root beer, $8.19. Old fashioned experience at 2011 prices about the same as Corner Bakery's. Plus I can like it on FaceBook. Dad would have ordered the goose liver sandwich and Mom the pimento cheese. Then they would have traded halves.
Stickley probably didn't host shuffleboard evenings or Blue Bird meetings. I headed downtown to renew my Dallas Museum of Art membership and see the Gustav Stickley exhibit. The furniture pieces on display dated from 1901-1913. They might have inspired the pieces in Grandma's house in Pierce. Certainly the dark wood, green walls, and Craftsman aesthetic had trickled down to northeast Nebraska before the first World War. I wished my Ohio friend Mary could have joined me, as she is a student of the American Arts and Crafts movement.
"Sculpting Space: 299 Chairs" is a fantastic installation created by students from DISD's Skyline High School Architecture Cluster using standard-issue fourteen-inch classroom chairs.
This one reminds me of a student I taught many years ago. He couldn't pronounce his "L" sound. Yes, this yooks yike a yunar yander!