ima hogg's house

Yesterday, before celebrating the holiday with friends, Marcus, Alex and I wandered over to the mansion of Ima Hogg, the late socialite, art collector and daughter of a former governor of Texas.  While she was still alive, she donated her artworks and mansion to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and they've kept it as a living exhibit of 19th century furniture and artwork, open to the public.

It was sort of cool to see how the other half lived.

(Incidentally, yesterday I learned rumors that the poor, unfortunately-named Ima had a sister named "Ura" are greatly exaggerated.  She only had brothers, and they were mercifully named William and Mike.)

Have a great week, friends.