Help Rebuild The Wilde Collection

The Wilde Collection of Houston, Texas was a wonderful, weird, and whimsical place for those who love haunted objects, taxidermy, and the bizarre. Unfortunately, on November 1, 2019, the store was burned by a man who wanted to bring about the Book of Revelations. You can donate to help here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/please-help-us-rebuild-the-wilde-collection Resources: https://theleadernews.com/wilde-collection-owner-vows-to-resurrect-destroyed-heights-shop/ https://www.instagram.com/wildecollection/ https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/See-Wilde-Collection-oddities-shop-before-fire-14807512.php…

The Dr. Adrian E. Flatt MD Hand Museum

Dr. Adrian Flatt of Dallas was an incredible hand surgeon. When he passed away, he left behind a stunning collection of hands…well, bronze models of them. Today they are on display in Dallas. Resources Photos of the hands http://www.juliatexas.com/historichands.htm Chase Museum Digital Library https://www.assh.org/About-ASSH/About-Us/The-Adrian-E-Flatt-MD-Hand-Collection https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5903539/ http://www.assh.org/chase-library/Details-Page/ArticleID/55232/Adrian-E-Flatt-M-D-Hand-Collection-Baylor-University-Medical-Center-at-Dallas https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/7212

The Magic of Buc-ee’s

Buc-ee’s is not just a gas station/convenience store. In Texas, Buccee’s in an institution. This week we discuss the amazingness, as well as where the Beaver logo comes from. Resources: https://www.chron.com/entertainment/celebrities/article/UFC-s-Joe-Rogan-goes-to-Buc-ee-s-flips-out-6471294.php https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/buc-ees-the-path-to-world-domination/ https://csnews.com/buc-ees-captures-nations-highest-ratings-c-store-coffee https://www.buc-ees.com/index.php

The Homecoming Mum

Homecoming Mum season is here and Texas goes big, or you go home. Check out this week’s episode on the tradition. Thank you to our listeners for sharing pictures for this episode and for the following resources: http://yestotexas.com/12-things-non-texans-need-to-know-about-homecoming-mums/ https://abc13.com/fashion/mums-the-word-a-big-texas-homecoming-tradition/2453511/ https://www.themumshop.com/history-of-mums/ https://www.gardendesign.com/texas/homecoming-mums.html https://mix931fm.com/the-history-of-the-texas-homecoming-mum/ https://jezebel.com/inside-the-weird-texas-tradition-of-enormous-homecoming-5965232