Mailbag - February 2015
New mom likes new baby column
I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed this January issue of The Buzz. My son Walker was born in June. As a first-time mom, the baby column is great [Buzz Baby, by Annie Blaylock McQueen]! I think it is important to hear about other people’s experiences. I have read a few books, but most of my advice and guidance has been through friends who already have children or my mother. There is so much information, and it can be overwhelming. I think that a specific column that identifies hot topics that moms are talking about in their playgroups or with babies around the same age is very helpful.
On other note, I look forward to working with you and your team, as I am the director of development for Crime Stoppers. Thank you for featuring our gala in the January issue [Buzz About Town: Record-breaking evening, by Annie Blaylock McQueen].
Postpartum-depression story helpful
Thank you so much for including an article on postpartum depression in your January issue focusing on pregnancy and babies [Postpartum Depression: When joy turned to anxiety, she found help, by Annie Blaylock McQueen, January 2015]. I am so glad that Beth Rogers was willing to tell her story, and that it included a message of hope and healing for those who deal with this common complication of childbirth.
Postpartum depression is a very treatable condition, and no mother should have to suffer through it alone.
Sherry Duson, director, Center for Postpartum Family Health
Young writer on the move
I loved spending time writing my article for Buzz Kidz [Exploring the world through words, by Rohan Gupta, age 9, The Bellaire Buzz, January 2015]. This is the first time my words have been printed in a magazine. When I saw my article there, I was suddenly filled with joy and pride. Everywhere I went in Bellaire people complimented me on it. Ms. Missy and Ms. Sally at the Bellaire Public Library even asked for my autograph! Thank you for giving kids such a great opportunity to share their thoughts.
Editor’s note: Thank you for your excellent story, Rohan. If you want to share a link, see the online version. Also, if your friends like the idea of being in the magazine too, tell them to send us an email at email@example.com.
Remember these restaurants too?
What a joy. Thank you for the article [Restaurant Memories: A look back at Houston’s dining past, by Russell Weil, November 2014]. I was born in West U in 1941, and this touches on the story of my whole life. In fact to this day I mourn the loss of Alfred’s in the Village, pure heaven. And so many of the others. May I please add Bombay at Richmond and West Loop – in the 1960s our favorite posh steakhouse. Divine. With the elephant statue outside. Cannot recall the name (Tiki something?), but a Polynesian place at Sage and Westheimer offering Celestial Chicken, which I make at home to this day, fabulous. Spent tons of time at Bill Williams, reveled in Red Lion, hung out at Prince’s on S. Main, and once in a while made it across the street to Stuart’s Drive-In for exceptional gumbo. Valian’s has not been equaled to this day. I nearly cried [when] the Shamrock Hotel came down. Not only the eating spots inside, but so much of youth spent there at pool, Emerald Room, etc. How fortunate to have grown up here and experienced it all.
P.S. Thank you, Jane H. Russell – someone else still remembers Paul Berlin! And there’s Antoine’s on Main.
How about the Antoine’s train car?
Great article. I remember Antoine’s on Main St. in the train car. It was such an adventure to go there to get sandwiches because my family had three generations that worked for the railroad.
Carolyn Von Tersch
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