Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pictures Of A Gone World

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rachel Stewart Obituary In The Washington Post March 10th 2014

Click to enlarge this photo. This is a picture of Rachel in our cabin on
Lake Ferguson outside Greenville, Mississippi in the summer of 1966. She was pregnant at the time with our first child Lorelei. We all miss you Rachel.


Rachel Lefebure Stewart, President of the

C & O Canal Association, of Arlington, VA died March 8, 2014 in Arlington, VA. She was 73 years old.

The cause of death was mesothelioma lung cancer.

As President of the C&O Canal Association, Mrs. Stewart led the effort to restore the Big Slackwater towpath section of the canal and accepted the Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Citizen Stewardship in 2012 from the US Park Service. The C&O Canal Association traces its origins to Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, who fought against a plan to replace the 184-mile long canal between Cumberland, MD and Georgetown with a paved highway.

Born in 1940 in the District of Columbia, Mrs. Stewart was a lifelong Washingtonian. Her parents were Henry Pierce Lefebure and Josephine Lefebure (nee Sneeringer). She was a 1958 graduate of Immaculata Preparatory School, Washington; a 1963 graduate of The Catholic University of America; and a graduate of Catholic University's Columbus School of Law.

For 25 years she was Vice President and co-owner of Heritage Title & Escrow Co. in Washington DC. She was a regular volunteer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival from its inception in 1967.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years Joseph B. Stewart, her daughter Lorelei Morgan Stewart of Chicago, her son Adrian Raiford Stewart of New York, NY, her son-in-law Andreas W. Fischer, her daughter-in-law Tara Cohen Stewart and her three grandchildren Obree Emile Fischer, Matthew Jesse Stewart and Gabrielle Skye Stewart. She survived the passing in 1975, also from cancer, of her son Jesse Lefebure Stewart, a patient for a year and a half in the children's oncology ward of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD.

She is also survived by seven siblings, John Lefebure of Ringgold, MD, Charles Lefebure of McHenry, MD, Ellen Larsen of Bethesda, MD, Elizabeth O'Neill of Hagerstown, MD, Paul Lefebure of North Kingstown, RI, Regis Lefebure of Silver Spring, MD, and Richard Lefebure of Frederick, MD.

An avid hiker and lover of the outdoors, Mrs. Stewart regularly hiked the C&O Canal (including completing the 184-mile Thru-Hike in 2009) and the Appalachian Trail. She also frequently hiked in Scotland and attended many World Canals Conference in Europe.

Donations can be made in her name by mailing checks to "In Memoriam - Rachel L. Stewart," C&O Canal Association, P.O. Box 366, Glen Echo, MD 20812-0366.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cunningham Turch Funeral Home, 811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA.

.Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 10, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Oops One Last Page Of The Pig Sty-lus

This is a satire of Bhob Stewart's high school newspaper from 1955.
The original was called The Stylus. He wrote for that also.

We lived in Kirbyville Texas from 1952 to 1955.

Kirbyville Texas then had a population of 1444. Our family was the last four in that number. When we moved in the summer of 1955 the population fell to 1440.
Kirbyville Texas was a tiny East Texas town that if you blinked when you drove by you would miss it. It was a one horse hole in the wall kind of a place. Much like the town in The Last Picture Show.
Click on the label box below on the name Kirbyville or Kirbyville Texas to see more of my post including some great pictures from back in the early days of Kirbyville.

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The Pig Sty-lus Concluded

 This is Bhob's satire of his high school newspaper in 1955.It was called The Stylus.He had a weekly column in the real Stylus and our mother(an English teacher at the school)was the sponsor of the paper. This small satire created and uprorar still remembered in Kirbyville, Texas all these years later. more information on this will follow.

The Pig Sty-lus By Bhob Stewart A Satire Of His High School Newspaper The Stylus

The Pig Sty-Lus by Bhob Stewart

This is Bhob's satire of his high school newspaper in 1955.It was called The Stylus.He had a weekly column in the real Stylus and our mother(an English teacher at the school)was the sponsor of the paper. This small satire created and uprorar still remembered in Kirbyville, Texas all these years later. more information on this will follow.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Rachel Stewart .... Rachel Lefebure Stewart

Venice 2007.

Florence 2007.

Paris. Galleries Lafayette.

Rome 2007. The Spanish Steps.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Never Again For Rachel Stewart

Look how healthy she looks. The picture is from Sanibel Island a few years ago.
Click on the picture to enlarge it. That is a grouper basket she is holding.


Some of these are mundane. But that is the point. Daily life can be mundane. People love the small things that make up happiness.


Never again

to make her coffee.

Never again

to bring her her Washington Post and New York Times.

Never again

to sign our taxes together.

Never again

Christmas together.

Never again

to take her to the baseball games at National Park

to see The Washington Nationals. Late in life she developed a love for


Never again

to drive her to National Airport or Dulles Airport for her trips to Chicago and NYC and Europe. And to drive to those two airports to pick her up on her return.

Never again

to go to the U.S. Botanic Garden at Christmas to see the model train exhibits for little children and their parents.

Never again

to go to the National Gallery of Art and walk through the halls surrounded by beauty and see the statue of The Dying Gaul.

Never again

to drive to Front Royal, Virginia and enter The Shenadoah National Park and Skyline Drive. And go to the restaurant of Skyland and have the blackberry ice cream pie.

Never again

to Sanibel Island and The Wildlife Sanctuary. To Schnappers Hots for a grouper basket. Grouper, fries, and cole slaw.

Never again to Bailey's for breakfast. Biscuit and sausage gravy for her or just some scrambled aggs.

Never again

to the Sanibel Library to use the computers there.

Never again

to Ric and Ellen's or Richard's or Charlie's or Elizabeth's or Johnnie's.

Never again to Paris.

Never again to Rome.

Never again to Sicily.

Never again to home.

Never again to the Safeway together.

Never again to Southampton.

Never again to watch the sunrises and sunsets from the beaches on Sanibel Island.

Never again

to go to National Airport and fly Air Tran/Southwest non stop to Fort Myers(in two hours and twenty minutes)and go to Enterprise and Rent A Car and drive to Publix grocery store and buy some fried chicken breasts for lunch and buy a large key lime pie to go. And then drive over the bridge to Sanibel Island and see the lighthouse.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Eddie Hunter Really Hits The Right Note With A New Orleans Jazz Funeral For My Brother Bhob

Click on the above to see the jazz funeral.
The fact that this jazz funeral tribute to Bhob is online would really please him.
Thanks Eddie.