Mailbag - September 2021
What’s in a name?
What a beautifully written article under “Buzz Baby” [Family namesakes, by Annie Blaylock McQueen, August 2021], which included such a special and favorite family of mine – the Burney family. As a personal close friend, it has been a true gift and blessing to watch their three beautiful baby “namesake girls” carry on the personalities and hearts of those special angels that walked before them. Reminding us that every storm in life is always followed by a rainbow, and as one light and life shone before, the next that follows will catch their light.
Down memory lane
Just a note of thanks for the wonderful article about the Palace Bowling Lanes [How They Roll: Bowling family back at Palace alleys, by Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld, August 2021] including all of my family. So much has been written (deservedly) about my dad [Harry Pepper] and his many accomplishments, but finally my mother [Esther Pepper] got her due. She too was a great athlete! I so appreciate your making that happen! I will treasure the article with the pictures of everyone, especially Mother and my amazing sister Gloria [Katz].
I have heard from a number of people about the article. They all talk about it bringing back such fun memories of childhood and family fun. Hope the new Palace [Palace Social] will be successful. Many, many thanks again!
Reconnecting through The Buzz
I reached out to The Buzz after I saw a picture of a long lost friend in one of Sharon's [Rumor Has It, by Sharon Brier] stories. Thank you so much for your help in getting us back in contact. We had a wonderful long chat. Again, many thanks.
I was so excited when Eshaan [Mani] told me ... [his] School Buzz ... online story was to be published in print. It was even more special when we saw his story [Drive, Chip, Putt: Kinkaid junior wins national finals, August 2021] made the cover of The Buzz Magazines for Tanglewood/River Oaks. Eshaan truly enjoyed working with his editors Cheryl Laird and Jenna Mazzoccoli. He learned a lot as he converted his online story to a print-ready piece under their mentorship.
The editor’s note from Joni Hoffman was the icing on the cake; it certainly left us all inspired and excited for Eshaan’s future with writing. Thanks so much to The Buzz Magazines for this opportunity and for nurturing the talents of so many young high-school journalists like Eshaan. Eshaan is honored to be a School Buzz editor.
Editor’s note: Eshaan interviewed his classmate for an online School Buzz article. We were impressed by Eshaan’s reporting skills and Jaivir Pande’s golf successes and ran a version of this story in our print magazine. See our School Buzz blog for more from Eshaan and our other talented school correspondents.
Remember those ribs?
Trying to remember the name of this “old” barbecue restaurant on Richmond Avenue, between Chimney Rock and Hillcroft, that served amazing barbecue ribs. I remember going there and [it] also had a location in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has been over 20-plus years ... any way to help me identify the name of this restaurant? Thanks!
Editor’s note: We shared this question with Russell Weil, who wrote the still-popular story “Restaurant Memories: A look back at Houston's dining past” in 2014. Russell responded: “Tony Roma’s. I remember them passing out bibs – at least I think I do – I'm old, so I have a pass if I am mis-remembering!” (For the record, we remember those ribs – and the bibs – too.) If you have restaurant memories, share them with us at [email protected].
Send letters to [email protected]. Please include your name, address, phone number and email address for verification purposes. Letters are subject to editing for clarity and space. Views expressed in letters do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Buzz Magazines, and The Buzz takes no responsibility for the content and opinions expressed in them.
Want more buzz like this? Sign up for our Morning Buzz emails.
To leave a comment, please log in or create an account with The Buzz Magazines, Disqus, Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Or you may post as a guest.