#OpalRHelmStories

Sorry, Not Sorry

Sorry, Not Sorry

1990-something. My cousin, Traci, and I are perched on a tractor at our grandparents' property on Lake Fork outside of Alba, Texas. A whopping po...

Dallas Bluebonnets Boasting - 1965

Dallas Bluebonnets Boasting - 1965

Bluebonnets putting on a show in Dallas, 1965ish. Preston Hollow for the Dallas folks. It looked a bit different back then. My mother is there in...

Celebrating A Century - Happy 100th Birthday!

Celebrating A Century - Happy 100th Birthday!

  Today, March 11th, 2019, my grandfather, George Teskey, turns 100 years young! ONE HUNDRED. Wow. Can you imagine living for a century? I spoke t...

The Blue Barn

The Blue Barn

Please meet the Blue Barn. Circa 1979. It was the first structure built when my grandparents retired from the airlines and saddle businesses and m...

Mine, Not Yours - The Spare Cadillac Keys

Mine, Not Yours - The Spare Cadillac Keys

When I had to hand over the keys to the 1976 Cadillac that my grandparents gave to me in high school, not only did I keep the original George Key ...

The Original George Key Case

The Original George Key Case

Please meet the original George Key Case. Born in 1976 at a Cadillac dealership in Michigan. When you bought a car back then, it often came with a...

Please Meet Opal

Please Meet Opal

Please meet Opal, the woman behind our name and my great-grandmother. She was born Opal Ruth Halsey in 1900. She met and married Albert Helm ("Gag...