Mailbag - May 2020
Love from the Astros
I enjoyed reading Cindy Gabriel's article about her vintage Astros sweater [Ode to an Astros Sweater, by Cindy Gabriel, April 2020]. If you will kindly pass my info to her, I would like to host her for a game when baseball returns. Life will be normal in no time... I am just sure of it! That vintage sweater... made “famous by Kate Upton.” Funny how things “catch on!” It’s fun to have such great community minded people out and about. It takes all of us doing our part to make this world go ’round.
Twila Carter, Executive Director, The Astros Foundation
Rooting for the hometown
I always enjoy Ms. Gabriel's articles, and this one especially. It made me feel as though it's OK to root for the home team again. Go ’Stros!
I love [Cindy’s] articles; they're the first thing I read every time. I have a journalism degree from UT, and I admire her writing a lot.
Inspired to cook at home
I cannot tell you how grateful I was to receive The Buzz in the mail! Recently, the grocery store had fresh salmon on display in the cooler. Shortly before heading into the kitchen to prepare our dinner that evening, I was flipping through The Buzz when I spotted a recipe for Oven Roasted Bourbon Salmon [featured in Cooking Buzz, April 2020]. I didn't have all the listed ingredients, so I tried cooking the salmon with a bit of salt and pepper in the oven at 400° as the recipe suggested. My husband topped his fish with a little lemon dill aioli, and I sprinkled mine with Thai sweet chili sauce.
And voila, delicious home-cooked salmon that rivaled any fine dining restaurant!
Thanks to The Buzz and [cookbook] Peace Meals for teaching me a wonderful way to prepare scrumptious salmon during this stay-at-home season!
Editor’s note: Carolyn, thanks for the note. We’re so glad our Cooking Buzz column, produced in partnership with The Junior League of Houston, was helpful – particularly during a time when we’re all cooking more frequently.
Thanks for tails and tales
Thank you so much for featuring PJ in "Neighborhood Tails" of April’s The Tanglewood/River Oaks Buzz. It was fun to have a little laughter during our lockdown.
Keep up the good work.
I know those boys
I was delighted to see my precious next-door neighbors [William and Parker Fincher] on the cover of your March Memorial Buzz [featured in Buzz Baby: Raised on rodeo, by Annie McQueen]! We love watching the Fincher boys play outside, but I learned a lot about their rodeo ties by reading your article. You really captured family legacies that are born from the HLSR that this younger generation will no doubt continue to share with their families. We understand that the responsible (and incredibly difficult) thing to do was to cancel the rest of the Houston Rodeo season. But we sure will miss the fun and “Agventure" in 2020.
It’s a small (rodeo) world
I recently read the article about the rodeo artifacts [Rodeo Keepsakes: Stirring up sweet memories, by Jennifer Oakley, March 2020] that various people have collected. I thought that it was interesting because I attend the same church as Paige Dominey, and I am pretty good friends with her son, Miles. It also was interesting to me because my grandparents, Don and Jo Putzka, were extremely involved in the rodeo. Both of my grandparents were on the Grand Entry committee, and they rode in a wagon that was driven by my grandpa.
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