SILHOUETTES by Dorothy Graham Gast Silhouettes have been used as a means of representing images of leaders for thousands of years as evidenced by coins bearing the likenesses of their rulers. In the Bible Jesus responded to those Jewish leaders trying to trap him by asking if the Jews should pay taxes. His response was […]
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Scrapbooks, are yours organized?
I Love Scrapbooks by Dorothy Graham Gast I love scrapbooks, I buy scrapbooks and all the little accessories, I give scrapbooks, and I just don’t put anything in them. I keep waiting until something is “important” enough. When Mama died the rest of the family decided I should get all the scrapbooks, even those unfinished […]
Tackling the Problems of the World in the middle of the night
TACKLING THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD by Dorothy Graham Gast Last night after my 3 am ritual trip, I decided to tackle the problems of the world while I lay there awake listening to the creaking gas well pump across the highway in what used to be my neighbor’s pasture. Since we all know that […]
Cyprus 2000 – Traveling during Y2K
CYPRUS 2000 by Dorothy Graham Gast In the fall of 1999, newspapers were full of speculation about Y2K. As the weeks neared January 1, 2000. It was predicted that computers would fail all over the world and everything from the electrical systems to government itself would flounder. People stockpiled foods that could last without refrigeration, […]
The Wall – Here is how I coped with my grief…..
The Wall – Coping with Grief by Dorothy Graham Gast The early morning sunlight burned through my swollen eyelids as I struggled to hold on to the last remnants of sleep. The funeral had been Saturday, and family members were home and back to their normal pursuits. O. J. was gone. The long months fighting […]
Every farmhouse had a rain barrel in the old days.
Alabama Contributing Author, Dorothy Graham Gast, brings a memory back from the old days. Farmhouses had rain barrels by Dorothy Graham Gast Every farmhouse had a rain barrel. The hot dusty days of summer were modified by the 50-gallon barrel that caught rainwater and held it for the time when the sky turned brass and […]
Grandma at the Curb Market [vintage pictures] this should bring back wonderful memories
Do you remember curb market day? Contributing author, Dorothy Graham Gast, reminds us with a personal story of her own. Grandma at the Curb Market by Dorothy Graham Gast Saturday was curb market day. Long before daylight cars and trucks loaded with produce would travel down gravel roads to the highways and into Tuscaloosa. Behind […]
Do you remember the first Shell Homes – They were much better than two room shacks [photographs]
Alabama Contributing Author, Dorothy Graham Gast, provides another interesting story about Shell Homes in Alabama. Do you remember them? SHELL HOMES by Dorothy Gast During the years after World War II, rural families in the South were still living in substandard housing. Many homes were no more than two-room shacks with lean-to areas that had […]
Prayer, Tulips and Miracles, this Story Will Touch Your Heart
Wonderful, personal story by Contributing Author, Dorothy Graham Gast of Alabama! PINK TULIPS by Dorothy Graham Gast In Spring 1999 I planted several packs of tulips bought off a late season sale table. In April 2000 there were some weak tulip plants peeping from the shiny green leaves of periwinkle, but no sign of flowers. […]
The way we listen to music, radio and news has changed drastically – Do you remember these days? [videos]
(When I listened to my transistor radio way back when I thought I was being modern and never could have imagined the world of music we live in today. This story by contributing author, Dorothy Gast from Alabama, takes us back even further… and I discovered an amazing interview when the first time Arthur Godfrey […]