My New Orleans Experience: My Purse was Snatched! By Jean Butterworth My son, Danny was the mascot, Big Al at the University of Alabama from 1985-87. On November 9, 1985, Bama was to play LSU, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. It was a long drive to Baton Rouge but a nurse friend, asked me […]
Author: Jean Butterworth
I love rocking chairs – do you?
I LOVE ROCKING CHAIRS by Jean Butterworth I love rocking chairs! When I am out with my friends and I see a rocking chair, they say, “there goes Jean to the rocker”. I have always done my best reading, sewing or just thinking sitting in a rocking chair. This might have started when I was […]
Old Fashioned Playtime – try it with your children & grandchildren just for fun
Old Fashioned Playtime by Jean Butterworth I was observing little children at play the other day and noticed the coloring books they were using to color in. The pages contain large simple black drawings of object that children see in everyday life: flowers, animals, sun, moon and stars, and even Bible characters. This brought back […]
Can you believe charm bracelets are back?
Charm bracelets then and now by Jean Butterworth The other day I saw an article that said that charm bracelets were coming back in style. Where are mine I thought? Maybe in some drawer gathering tarnish I supposed. That brought back memories of charm bracelets. But they make so much noise when wearing them! The […]
Wonderful Memories of Autumn, Food and Canning – takes you back to better times
MEMORIES OF AUTUMN AND FOOD by Jean Butterworth What childhood memories do I have of Autumn I ask my self? Pulling back the years of my memories, I first thought of my Grandmother, who was as a busy bee when it came to preparing for the family’s long winter months ahead. As I child I […]
Can you add to this list of great events have happened during your lifetime?
Written at the request of a grandson who ask me, “What has happened of great significance in your lifetime?” The Great Depression This was the period of time after World War I when the economy of the United States became even worse than today. Banks failed, unemployment was at the lowest in history, and food […]
Have you ever had breakfast on the banks of the Nile River?
Have you ever had breakfast on the banks of the Nile River? by Jean Butterworth I had a lovely visit to Egypt in 2004 and as the Bible says… it was “the land of the Pharos.” I was a tourist with a small group and had the opportunity of visiting Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan and […]
This is what washing clothes was like before the washing machine
The Ole Black Wash Pot by Jean Butterworth The ole black wash pot now has more uses that it used to. Where is yours? Mine was given to me by a grandmother so long ago I have forgotten which one. My wash pot is used to hold a blue Hydrangea bush and is so beautiful […]
Hunting during the 1940s – this should bring back memories
OLE BLUE, COME HOME by Jean Butterworth Ole Blue was a blue tick hound of my Dad’s during the late nineteen forties. This dog gave my Dad lots of pleasure in the fact that he could smell a deer a mile off. Ole Blue’s was a member of the Tuscaloosa Bear Creek Hunting club’s pack […]
Good Ole Summertime Watermelons – Is there anything better?
Good Ole Summertime Watermelons by Jean Butterworth My brother and I thought one summer that we really needed to make some money and we decided to sell watermelons. Our dad had a large patch of watermelons growing on the back of twelve acres on our property in Tuscaloosa County on Bear Creek Road. Teenage thinking! […]