Heritage, Volume 7, Number 1, Winter 1989 Page: 32
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A&M DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
Jeanne R. Blocker passed away on
October 7, 1988. Formerly a resident
of Victoria, Texas, for the last 28 years
she resided in Houston. Mrs. Blocker
was a member of the Advisory Council
of the Center for Historic Resources
and served on the Historic House
Committee. She was a member of the
Texas Historical Foundation, and was
Founder and President of the Blocker
Foundation for the preservation of
early Texas homes. Committed to
preserving early log houses, she saved
many from destruction by moving
them to a site she created in New U Im.
Her husband, John R. Blocker, requested
that anyone wishing to make
a contribution in her memory send it
to the Jeanne Blocker Memorial Fund,
care of the Texas Historical Foundation,
Texas A&M University, College
of Architecture, College Station,
Residents and staff of the Four Seasons Nursing Center take some time out to read Heritage magazine in
The fall membership campaign of
the Texas Historical Foundation received
a boost from residents of two
Austin nursing homes who volunteered
to stuff and label 'much of the
The Austin American-Statesmen visited
the residents and reported on the
Before 79-year-old John Sinclair
moved to the Four Seasons nursing center
seven months ago, he did volunteer work
almost every day. Now Sinclair and about
10 other residents do their volunteer work
at home-stuffing envelopes with materials
for prospective members of the Texas
Stuffing envelopes beats sitting around,
said Four Seasons resident Robert
Carlson. "I was glad to do this," said
Carlson, 92. "Time runs pretty long on
you when you sit around and look at the
four walls here."
Carolyn Fasel, who is coordinating the
membership drive, said the Foundation is
mailing approximately 30,000 letters,
and Four Seasons residents have told her
they expect to stuff 10,000 envelopes. She
said residents at the Central Texas Care
Center on Burnet Road have stuffed
6,600 envelopes. "It seems really appropriate
that these older people, who are
pretty well preserved themselves, are helping
with historic preservation," Fasel said.
Four Seasons resident Ozelle H.
Smith, 82, has her own assessment of the
volunteer work: "Who else would have
time to do work like this? Sometimes I
finish tired, but it's a good tired. I feel like
I've done something constructive."
The Foundation is grateful to these
elder Texans, and hopes to continue
using this valuable resource in support
of preservation activities.
32 HERITAGE * WINTER 1989
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