1950s Spring Break Vacation by Jean Butterworth In the fifties my Dad purchased a brand new 1950 streamline Chevrolet automobile. Our family planned a Spring Break vacation from Tuscaloosa, around the upper half of Florida, and down the east coast to Miami and back home on the western side of Florida. We invited two friends […]
Author: Jean Butterworth
Don’t ever have a heart attack when traveling!
Don’t ever have a heart attack when traveling! by Jean Butterworth An adventure you don’t want to have to have is to become ill in a foreign country! My next door neighbor, Erle and Virginia have in their lifetime traveled all over the world, either with the Friendship Force of Birmingham or with travel […]
Figs, Birds and Mosquitoes
Figs, Birds and Mosquitoes by Jean Butterworth The old-fashioned fruit bearing fig tree is so old it is mentioned in the Bible…. Remember the fig tree that bore no fruit, or that Eve covered herself with fig leaves to hid her nakedness? There are several types of figs grown in the U.S. namely: Sierra Figs […]
Chinaberry Trees and Other Memories
Chinaberry Trees and Other Memories by Jean Butterworth There was one old chinaberry tree in Granddaddy’s front yard when I was a child. It produced green berries in clumps about the size of a marble. We would take a thread and needle and string the chinaberries and make necklaces. It was a good tree […]
Some things you may not have heard about Brush Arbor meetings
Alabama Author, Jean Butterworth, shares a personal story about Brush Arbor Meetings in Alabama Are Old Time Tent Revivals Still Around? by Jean Butterworth Who remembers those old-time tent revivals? It takes hot summer heat, a very large tent set up on a vacant lot, lots of sawdust on the ground, and folding chairs. I […]
Do you still spring clean and air out mattresses and pillows and washing slipcovers?
Do you still spring clean like this. Alabama Author, Jean Butterworth, brings back wonderful memories. Memories by Jean Butterworth Springtime is here! Memories of my Mother doing her spring cleaning involved pulling all the mattresses off the beds and placing them on wooden sawhorses in the back yard to get a “good sunning”. Then, of […]
Dot, Dot, Dash and other good Memories
Another personal story from Alabama Author Jean Butterworth! MEMORIES…….DOT, DOT, DASH by Jean Butterworth Remember those movies we saw during WWII in which our GIs tapped out secret messages to the commanders in Morse Code? Dot, Dot, Dash! Early childhood memories come to me suddenly. A memory pops into my mind as if in Morse […]
You’re in the Army, Now! Really?
What if you got this notice after you retired? Great story by Author Jean Butterworth of Alabama. YOU’RE IN THE ARMY, NOW! by Jean Butterworth Recently I received this e-mail that got my attention, “Would you like to be activated for a week’s training with the USPHS?” Years ago, when I was in college I […]
An unconventional way to escape winter blues in the desert?
An unconventional way to escape winter blues by Jean Butterworth Nothing about the month of January is exciting. Now, December is filled with holidays including Hanukkah, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years’ Eve, and one of my grandson’s birthdays. But along comes January with its predicted cold, wet and rainy days. And then there is that […]
Sometimes we forget to teach our children the little things
DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE Sometimes we forget to teach our children the little things by Jean Butterworth Recently I observed a young Boy Scout Troup performing a service project which involved putting up signs on a nature trail in Bluff Park, Alabama. It was quite a busy group of boys and dads on this […]