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At Abilene Christian
College, I used to gaze in
wonder at the administration
three-story brick structure
with a large stairway leading
up to a colonnaded
entrance. My husband
Frank worked for the
and the downtown area had
tall buildings and sidewalks with flecks of shiny stone in them. It
made me think of streets of gold.
Iâ€™ve always enjoyed looking
at buildings. I think, if I could live
another life, I'd become an
architect. When I was a child in
Happy, Texas, the tallest thing
around was a grain elevator, and it
seemed to touch the sky. The
other buildings in town were one-
We hadnâ€™t lived here long when the downtown began to be
developed. Earthquake technology had improved to such an
extent that the previous twelve-story limit was lifted. Now the sky
was the limit. Frank currently works in a 60-story building!
When we visited London, we saw venerable buildings from
medieval times to the present, in a nation where history is
preserved. On a later trip, we saw medieval buildings in Florence
and ancient architecture in Rome.