Author: Dorothy Graham Gast


I Remember December 7th and Pearl Harbor

I Remember December 7th by Dorothy Graham Gast   “Pearl Harbor has been bombed. Many ships were damaged or sunk” was the alert that interrupted the Sunday afternoon radio broadcast on December 7, 1941. We were living at 708 10th Street, Pascagoula, Mississippi, where the family was listening to the Gene Autry show,  when the […]


Where Have All the Chinaberry Trees Gone?

Where Have All the Chinaberry Trees Gone? By Dorothy Graham Gast Seventy years ago the umbrella shaped chinaberry tree was in almost every county yard. The tiny purplish spring blossoms with their faint sweet smell gave way to glossy green berries hidden in the darker green leaves. Those berries were ideally suited for pea shooters […]


Do you remember the book mobile?

Do you remember the book mobile? by Dorothy Graham Gast   The Christmas I was ten, I asked for and received a 10 book set of reading classics.  It had Heidi, Robinson Crusoe, Black Beauty,Little Women, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Tale of Two Cities, Call of the Wild, Alice in Wonderland, The Secret Garden, and Treasure Island. I read and reread these and finally began to […]